Nancy Mace to challenge Lindsey Graham in primary

posted at 6:31 pm on August 4, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

I’ve already been seeing mentions of this in the comments on other threads, and couple of quick hits on the cable shows, so it’s probably time to get all of this down on the record here. Nancy Mace officially announced her intention to challenge Senator Lindsey Graham for his Senate seat in the 2014 South Carolina GOP primary this weekend. The event took place at the Berkeley County GOP breakfast on Saturday.

August 3, 2013 – Goose Creek, S.C. – Nancy Mace announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate today in Goose Creek, South Carolina. Mace is a resident of Charleston and attended The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, where she was the school’s first female graduate from its Corps of Cadets in 1999. Mace earned a masters degree in mass communication from The University of Georgia. She currently owns and operates a public relations firm.

Mace said, “I grew up during the Reagan years. I believe our fortieth president understood what being an American was all about. He was proud, resolute, and he was an eternal optimist. Our friends knew he would be steadfast and our enemies respected him. President Reagan helped regain our national pride, but he also left us with a powerful warning. He said, ’Freedom is never more than a generation away from extinction.’ He said ‘we must fight for it, protect it, and defend it.’ I think those words ring true now more than ever.”

The idea of somebody launching a primary bid against Graham certainly won’t come as much of a surprise, and in fact businessman Richard Cash already announced his intentions to do the same. (Cash lost a bid for a House seat previously.) State Senator Lee Bright may also be throwing his hat in the ring. Unlike some other challenges to sitting Senators we’ve seen this year (reference Cheney v Enzi) there certainly seems to be an appetite for a change, at least on a national level. If that translates to an equal mood for new blood back at home, Graham could definitely be in trouble, despite being particularly well funded. But both of these challengers leave me with a few questions.

Not living in South Carolina, I’m going to go on the generous assumption that there’s more to this campaign than first meets the eye. I haven’t seen anything immediately disqualifying regarding Mace in terms of a potentially successful bid, and going by the limited sample of readers here and comments at a few other sites, she seems to be attracting some early support. But much like a few other recent examples we’ve seen in the news, I immediately find myself wondering if there isn’t some more seasoned talent on the bench. Don’t get me wrong, Mace has done much to commend her, even beyond graduating from The Citadel. She’s been busy getting married, starting a family and setting up her own public relations firm. But no matter how much of a potential fan you may be, that still sounds a little thin for a Senate run. At least Lee Bright has served in the legislative branch at the state level. I just wonder if the primary base will be asking if she has any qualifications beyond who her father is.

Her opening speech also seemed a bit canned, as if somebody told her to check a few of the basic conservative boxes and get it over with. (“Make sure to say Reagan’s name a few times, mention the constitution and get the heck out of there!”) But I also found a few previous comments she released on immigration, gun control and other important current topics, so it’s probably too soon to tell, and she may well be prepping a barrage of good, serious policy speeches to use against Graham in the inevitable debates. In any event, it looks like it will be an interesting primary season in South Carolina, and we definitely need to be recruiting more energetic, young candidates everywhere, so welcome to the race, Ms. Mace.


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Mace 2016!!!!!!

Mace is a RINOOOOO!1!!1!1

There, saved you guys some trouble.

stefanite on August 4, 2013 at 6:34 PM

RINOs hate competition. May the best person win.

BetseyRoss on August 4, 2013 at 6:36 PM

How does she feel about Amnesty?

TimBuk3 on August 4, 2013 at 6:37 PM

Seriously though, someone needs to break up McLame and Ms. Lindsay. God bless her.

stefanite on August 4, 2013 at 6:37 PM

I just hope shes not crazy in some way. We really need to get rid of Lindsay Grham.

nazarioj001 on August 4, 2013 at 6:40 PM

I was reading the article and said to myself – its Jazz. Only he could think that a normal human being is thinly qualified to replace Shamnesty. As Bill Buckly said:

I’d rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.

Take that Jazz you squish.

deadite on August 4, 2013 at 6:41 PM

stefanite on August 4, 2013 at 6:34 PM

BRAVO, Stefanite, well done….

I hear that Nancy Mace once knew someone who’s father contributed to an Amnesty Campaign…SHE’S A RINO!

I also understand that she shook the hand of someone who had been to a Karl Rove speech…SHE’S A RINO!

JFKY on August 4, 2013 at 6:42 PM

She endorsed Ron Paul in 2012.Won’t particularly sit well with a lot of mainstream conservatives.

redware on August 4, 2013 at 6:44 PM

I imagine the media are already hard at work digging up dirt on Mace and her entire family going back generations.

Liam on August 4, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Nancy on Laura Ingraham March 14

Published on Mar 21, 2013

Nancy was invited to the Laura Ingraham radio program a few days ago. Take a listen.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_KJ9hkD260

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 6:45 PM

redware on August 4, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Well that MIGHT have been true, but in a choice between Mace and Graham and Ron Paul…I’m at the point that Ron Paul/Mace is preferable to McCain/Graham….

JFKY on August 4, 2013 at 6:45 PM

At least Lee Bright has served in the legislative branch at the state level. I just wonder if the primary base will be asking if she has any qualifications beyond who her father is.

That’s the ticket Jazz just recycle politicians from the city to the county to the state and then into the federal arena. Politics as a profession is good for the politicians but hasn’t at all worked well for the nation.

chemman on August 4, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Military Brat,I’m already sold!!

Nancy Mace 2014 US Senate Kick Off Speech 8-3-13

Published on Aug 3, 2013

Donate to her camp at nancymace.org

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham to Face Formidable Opponent for U.S. Senate Run.

Mace was the fist female graduate of the citadel, small business owner, and politic activist. “We cannot change Washington unless we change who we send to Washington.” August 3, 2013
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXBUgdgK_Io

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Kind of has that “I’m not a witch!” look

Sojobo on August 4, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Taking Graham out would send a powerful message of hope to many of us who have just about lost hope this thing can be turned around. Legislative experience shouldn’t be a disqualifier. As we have seen, Senate and House members are not uniquely capable beings.

a capella on August 4, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Mace

Bmore on August 4, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Karl Rove is hoping she’s a witch.

Bitter Clinger on August 4, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Who cares if she has legislative experience? Have you noticed what the “experienced” folks in DC have done to us? As long as someone will fight to save this country’s downward spiral and has some real world business experience, I’m all for him/her.

txag92 on August 4, 2013 at 6:50 PM

The Latest
Nancy Mace Will Seek Nomination for US Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – AUGUST 3, 2013 NANCY MACE, FIRST FEMALE GRADUATE OF THE CITADEL, SMALL BUSINESS OWNER, WILL SEEK GOP NOMINATION FOR U.S. SENATE IN SOUTH CAROLINA Mace says, “We cannot change Washington unless we change who we send to Washington.” August 3, 2013 – Goose Creek, S.C. – Nancy Mace announced her candidacy … [Read More]
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http://www.nancymace.net/

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 6:51 PM

“Make sure to say Reagan’s name a few times, mention the constitution and get the heck out of there!”

OMG

CW on August 4, 2013 at 6:52 PM

“more seasoned talent” = establishment Republican. Time for a change, Jazz.

Count Mahdrof on August 4, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Nancy Mace Addresses the Lowcountry RLC

Published on Jun 20, 2013

Nancy Mace was the featured speaker at the Lowcountry RLC monthly meeting on June 19th 2013. She has been involved in South Carolina politics as a consultant, running the campaigns of liberty candidates like Tom Davis. She gave us a great speech about her past, her views on politics, and her views on the Republican party.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flXjjS-cbjU

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Who cares if she has legislative experience? Have you noticed what the “experienced” folks in DC have done to us? As long as someone will fight to save this country’s downward spiral and has some real world business experience, I’m all for him/her.

txag92 on August 4, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Spot on! The less experience the better.

Sojobo on August 4, 2013 at 6:57 PM

I was hoping Trey Gowdy would give it a shot..:)

Dire Straits on August 4, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Who cares if she has legislative experience? Have you noticed what the “experienced” folks in DC have done to us? As long as someone will fight to save this country’s downward spiral and has some real world business experience, I’m all for him/her.

txag92 on August 4, 2013 at 6:50 PM

This.

The “experience” crowd is starting to sound like the people who think public school is better than homeschooling because of “socialization.” Like dealing with bullies, cliques, and whether or not you have the right clothes is so much better. Yeah, my kids have had a bellyful of your “socialization.” Let me tell you where you can stick it.

Same goes for “experience.” It’s the ones with the most experience in DC that got us into this mess.

CurtZHP on August 4, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Not Lindsey Graham 2014

Ronnie on August 4, 2013 at 7:00 PM

If Liz Cheney is going to be a carpetbagger she at least could’ve done it in South Carolina.

Mark1971 on August 4, 2013 at 7:01 PM

I assume that there is a report of a tax lien on her house, so that “someone” may now inquire of her tax records? And that some how those records will end up in Graham’s office….

JFKY on August 4, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Don’t get me wrong, Mace has done much to commend her, even beyond graduating from The Citadel. She’s been busy getting married, starting a family and setting up her own public relations firm. But no matter how much of a potential fan you may be, that still sounds a little thin for a Senate run.
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Good point,but it reminds me of Obama,the clueless Progressive,
who,along with the helpful Marxist Socialist Media,propelled him
to a Senate seat,then POTUSA!!

So,it can be possible,jus say’n!!

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Somewhere in Cincinnati a search begins.

HumpBot Salvation on August 4, 2013 at 7:04 PM

The idea of ‘experience’ is another one of those things used to apply the usual double standard. No one worried about Obama’s lack of experience but they’ll twist into knots over someone aiming for the Senate seat of a Beltway insider like Graham.

I prefer inexperienced candidates, because they haven’t been inside to make the contacts that lead to corruption.

Liam on August 4, 2013 at 7:05 PM

The winner must win over 50% of the vote in the primary. With three people running, Miss Lindsy could come in under 50% and face a run-off. Heh.

Wethal on August 4, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Either candidate has far more on their resume than “community organizer”. As such, they are more than qualified for the Senate, and at least as qualified to be President as the current officeholder.

unclesmrgol on August 4, 2013 at 7:05 PM

New generation rising: Nancy Mace’s perfect timing (Lindsey Graham vs. Nancy Mace)
By Bernie Quigley – 08/02/13 12:52 PM ET

“The first woman to graduate from the Citadel is planning to challenge South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham in the Republican primary next year. Charleston businesswoman Nancy Mace will head to Goose Creek Saturday to announce her Senate campaign, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.”

Get ready. It’s starting. Paul, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Mace would seem a formidable quaternity. Time to take it back to the garden and fire up a jumbo.
(More…)
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http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/campaign/315281-new-generation-rising-nancy-maces-perfect-timing-lindsey-graham-vs-nancy-mace

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 7:06 PM

The ONLY surprise here is that AMNESTY-JUAN McRINO’s ventriloquism dummy, lindsey grahamnesty, is still planning to run as a “Republican.” Clearly he has as much integrity as THE WEINER. He should do everyone a favor by admitting he’s just another d-cRAT socialist slime-bag and run in the d-cRAT primary. But like all d-cRATs he’s a coward and doesn’t have the courage to do the right and honest thing.

TeaPartyNation on August 4, 2013 at 7:10 PM

Hmmm…,The War Begins:

GOPwrite.com’s “Factcheck” on Nancy Mace demolished
Poor attempt to smear Nancy Mace as she considers Senate run
June 15th, 2013 at 04:34 PM
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The anonymous author over at GOPwrite.com recently came out with a laughable “Factcheck” on the claims Nancy Mace made in her RedState post titled “Lindsey Graham’s World”.

The author starts off with hearsay in the introduction:

http://www.redstate.com/freedomrepublican/2013/06/15/gopwrite-coms-factcheck-on-nancy-mace-demolished/
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Factcheck: Nancy Mace’s Struggle with the Truth

06/11/2013
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http://www.gopwrite.com/1/post/2013/06/factcheck-nancy-maces-struggle-with-the-truth.html

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Jazz,

are you upset that one of your favorite squishes is getting challenged and you’re trying to dampen the enthusiasm for any opposing candidate? Color me shocked.

njrob on August 4, 2013 at 7:12 PM

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on August 4, 2013 at 7:14 PM

After the treatment that the McGraham twins have given to Cruz and Paul, you have to imagine they would be very tempted to endorse a challenger.

KCB on August 4, 2013 at 7:15 PM

I prefer inexperienced candidates, because they haven’t been inside to make the contacts that lead to corruption.

Liam on August 4, 2013 at 7:05 PM

True…but they quickly learn after winning the seat..the ones that stay either learn the corruption game or they resign

Like a lot of 2010 congressmen and women are doing already..they’re leaving

Redford on August 4, 2013 at 7:15 PM

What if Palin endorses her?

KCB on August 4, 2013 at 7:16 PM

“What difference at this point does it make?”

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 4, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Or DeMint?

KCB on August 4, 2013 at 7:17 PM

THE ISSUES:

Nancy Mace To Primary Lindsey Graham in South Carolina (Video)

August 4, 2013
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Nancy Mace On The Issues
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On The Role of government: We live in a different time. Gone are the days when politicians simply debated nuanced tax policy and worked to represent the interests of the “folks.” The national debate in recent years goes directly to the questions of whether we will remain a free republic or continue down the road that leads to servitude and diminished freedom. We have seen a barrage of attacks on our fourth amendment and second amendment rights, and I believe our first amendment including our religious liberty is in the crosshairs of the liberal progressives as well.

Our Founding Fathers created a constitution intended to be a guide for the decisions a government accountable to the people would make. The problem we face today, however, is that the government has overreached its boundaries into nearly every corner of our lives, and yet we are still not better off for it.

Today we have a federal government intruding in our families, churches and businesses. This is the definition of an oppressive government. With the IRS targeting conservative organizations, the NSA collecting our data, and journalists being investigated by the Justice Department, can we honestly tell ourselves that everything is all right?

The question facing voters this election is simple.

Do you trust this government? With your health care, with your taxes or your cell phone records…Because I don’t. I believe this government is too big, too intrusive and too powerful, and must be put back in its place by the people.

The politicians don’t understand, they don’t decide what rights we get to have and what rights we lose. Our Rights come from our Creator and are guaranteed by our Constitution.

I believe that if we get back to the principles based in our Bill of Rights, we can reclaim the promise of America.

On Spending and Debt: Many Americans are still dealing with the uncertainty of our economy and working hard to make ends meet. When families or small businesses face tough times we tighten our belts, and address our spending habits. Naturally, we don’t spend money we don’t have.

But what does Washington do in this scenario? Just the opposite…

Politicians in Washington continue to spend, continue to raise the debt ceiling and continue to ignore the coming wave of entitlement costs that will bankrupt our nation. Now is not a time for politics as usual, we need real leaders with courage to make the difficult choices. Spending is out of control, our national debt is soaring and politicians continue to hide from the real challenges.

Make no mistake; a day of reckoning is coming, even for a country as big and economically diverse as America. Margaret Thatcher once said, “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” Thatcher was right. So, when is enough, enough?

On Jobs and The Economy: For many Americans, the American Dream is beginning to seem out of reach. In fact, the AP recently reported that four out of five Americans struggle with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare for at least some part of their lives.

Whenever you ask someone what is the most important issue facing America, most Americans will tell you it is jobs and the economy.

The “real jobless rate” is above 10 percent in most states and South Carolina is no different. In an economy as big and diverse as the U.S. these jobless numbers are unacceptable.

In order to have jobs, you must have employers. It is not the role of the federal government to create jobs, it’s government’s role to provide the soil conditions for commerce and ensure a free market so businesses large and small can produce good paying jobs.

On Life: As it is rightly stated in the Declaration of Independence, we should all have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I do not believe it was an accident that our Founders listed life as the first of our God given rights. As a pro-life conservative I believe we should defend life and liberty from conception to natural death.

Taxes: In a free enterprise system the government should not pick winners and losers in the marketplace, but in America, that’s exactly what the federal government does through the IRS.

Our tax code is burdensome and complicated for most Americans, especially small businesses. There is no reason, in this day and age, that we shouldn’t be simplifying and streamlining the process for all Americans and businesses. Any tax increases on corporations, small businesses or individuals, stifles economic growth.

The bottom line is that every dollar in the government’s coffers is a dollar that would be better spent by the taxpayer who earned it. As a US Senator, looking out for you, the taxpayer, will be my number one priority. We can also improve the economy by fixing the tax code and by ending crony capitalism. I will detail my positions on tax policies that I believe will reduce the tax burden and improve our economy.

Defense: Good US foreign policy must begin with a strong national defense.

As the daughter of a U.S. Army General, I understand the sacrifices our service members and their families make in order to protect our freedom and advance liberty. I have tremendous respect for those serving us at home and abroad. Our military understands they have a no fail mission. As a leader and public servant there is no more important job than providing the tools and resources our military needs to be successful in their mission. We should have the strongest national defense in the world. Period.

However, we cannot do so and continue to break the bank here at home. Because of the selfless men and women in our armed forces, national defense is one of the few things our federal government does well, and we must make smart investments in personnel, training and technology to support our men and women in uniform.

I believe in the Constitution and that only Congress has the ability to declare war. I also believe before making such a declaration, we ensure we have looked at all possible options.

Radical Islam continues to be a threat. I do not support continuing to send US aid and weapons to countries that burn our flag, train terrorists or that threaten American interests at home or abroad.

The Second Amendment: When I was in kindergarten, I fondly remember my first hunting trip. My dad took me quail hunting when he was stationed at Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Dad would shoot the birds, and it was my job to retrieve them.

This is my first memory of doing something with my father that he truly enjoyed. Everywhere my father was stationed, we would go hunting and fishing with him.

We took gun safety courses early in life. This largely helped us get over any fear we had of seeing, holding or using a gun. I am immensely appreciative of my father’s vigilance in this regard. It also gave me a great appreciation for gun owners and the respect they carry for the Second Amendment.

I believe the debate over gun rights and gun control ended with the Second Amendment.

Immigration: Most Americans agree that immigration reform is needed, however, the bill currently being debated in Washington is not the answer. The biggest challenge to this measure is the accounting or should I say the discounting of the economic impact it will have on law-abiding, tax paying citizens for decades to come.

The whole notion of “comprehensive” immigration reform reminds me a lot of something else we called “comprehensive”: healthcare reform, and the price tag for Obamacare is still rising.

I do not believe the gang of eight when they claim this plan will be deficit neutral. When was the last time government provided an estimate that was actually accurate as to the fiscal impact it would have on the economy?

The tax revenue collected will not offset the costs of implementation and entitlement spending that will come with it. That’s just common sense. Citizenship should be earned. The right to participate in this great country should not be taken lightly, and those who seek the American dream should seek to embrace our culture by speaking English, and paying a fair share of the tax burden. With greater opportunity comes greater responsibility.

In a perfect world, legal immigrants who follow the law and participate in the economy would receive a work visa or legal residency status long before earning citizenship, but we must secure the border first, not just pay lip service to it.

And lastly, for once, we need to think long and hard about the fiscal impact of such a broad and sweeping policy as immigration reform. America is going broke and we need “reforms” that will help, not hurt, our economy.(More….)
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http://www.examiner.com/article/nancy-mace-to-primary-lindsey-graham-south-carolina

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Who cares if she has legislative experience? Have you noticed what the “experienced” folks in DC have done to us? As long as someone will fight to save this country’s downward spiral and has some real world business experience, I’m all for him/her.

txag92 on August 4, 2013 at 6:50 PM

The alternative is lifelong civil servants and the blue-blood old cranks that are in the Senate now.

Please, please, new blood.

itsspideyman on August 4, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Let’s watch as Jazz and allahpundit combine to destroy the candidacy of any conservative that challenges people like Lindsey Graham

williamg on August 4, 2013 at 7:20 PM

Gah. We finally get a challenger to Grahamnesty and it has to be a feminist? Ugh.

Reading over her it seems a lateral move at best, but I suppose I’d back her as the lesser evil because she’d be a freshman over an established hack. Less capability to be destructive.

Gingotts on August 4, 2013 at 7:20 PM

She needs to live up to her name: Mace attack on Graham. Attack, attack, attack. Serious policy speeches are swell but that’s not how to take down Graham. He’s a little bit*h and she needs to get under his skin with his many staggeringly unConstitutional statements, such as “The First Amendment is all fine and good, but…” That statement alone disaqualifies him from the Senate. She has to make HIM seem unfit for the job. Attack HIM as the unqualified one.

Ballsiness and toughness will win this one. Attack, attack, attack.

rrpjr on August 4, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Jazz and allahpundit will support any Democrat with an “R” after their name that challenges ANY republican

williamg on August 4, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Who cares if she has legislative experience?
txag92 on August 4, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Exactly. She can’t fall into that trap. Turn it around on him.

rrpjr on August 4, 2013 at 7:23 PM

The GOP theme for ’14 & ’16 may be “libertarian” (little l). Those who don’t get it will be left behind.

Goodby Lindsey.

Tater Salad on August 4, 2013 at 7:23 PM

Great, another “conservative” woman willing to abandon her small children for politics.

lowandslow on August 4, 2013 at 7:23 PM

Jazz, do you ever actually get out and talk to real grassroots folks? You embarrass yourself on these pages with your comments at times. Moderate Voice is not for Hot Air.

Hot Air was launched on April 24, 2006, with Michelle Malkin as founder/CEO. Since then, the site has become one of the largest right-of-center blogs on the Internet.

You should at least write right-of-center to, you know, pretend to belong here.

I immediately find myself wondering if there isn’t some more seasoned talent on the bench.

Certainly, we should ask the same about your writing here.

beatcanvas on August 4, 2013 at 7:23 PM

As we have seen, Senate and House members are not uniquely capable beings.

a capella on August 4, 2013 at 6:49 PM

At least that’s my view.

Cindy Munford on August 4, 2013 at 7:24 PM

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on August 4, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Dire Straits:Good Evening Dire,great to see ya:)

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 7:26 PM

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Pushed all the right buttons….Thanks canopfor!

KCB on August 4, 2013 at 7:26 PM

“Lady To Challenge Woman for SC Senate Seat?”

News at ten.

viking01 on August 4, 2013 at 7:31 PM

I immediately find myself wondering if there isn’t some more seasoned talent on the bench.

Are you saying what I think you are saying? That you need to be a professional politician to heed the call to citizen government?
Mr. Shaw let me tell you something. Our forefathers intentionally designed our government to a citizen calling where one leaves private life for a limited period of public service, and then returns at some point.
Your suggestion that someone running for the senate or even for president of the United states must be a professional politician is why we are in the mess we are in today. Get this nonsense out of your head! We have a government to save damnit!

paulsur on August 4, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Great, another “conservative” woman willing to abandon her small children for politics.

lowandslow on August 4, 2013 at 7:23 PM

And where are your children right now?

unclesmrgol on August 4, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Meanwhile,Graham and MCQeeg are off to JihadyLand,on Obama’s Orders????????????

WTF?
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Egypt’s President Morsi removed from power

Sens. Lindsey Graham, John McCain to travel to Egypt to push for new elections, at Obama’s request – @thehill

5 hours ago from thehill.com by editor
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http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/middle-east-north-africa/315417-mccain-and-graham-going-to-egypt-to-push-for-democracy

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Mace-I hope she lives up to her name
and Grahm is left
coughing, retching, and gasping for air.
Spray the bastard.

bazil9 on August 4, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Great, another “conservative” woman willing to abandon her small children for politics.

lowandslow on August 4, 2013 at 7:23 PM

What, she should leave them to the destruction wrought by Obama, Graham, and Co.?

ShainS on August 4, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Great, another “conservative” woman willing to abandon her small children for politics.

lowandslow on August 4, 2013 at 7:23 PM

Where are you AZFederalist?

bazil9 on August 4, 2013 at 7:41 PM

bazil9 on August 4, 2013 at 7:38 PM

rofl..:)

Dire Straits on August 4, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Why don’t they just clone Tim Scott?

tim c on August 4, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Nancy Mace endorsed Ron Paul in 2012 early on.

Don’t know if she is up for the job, but that sure doesn’t sound like a RINO>

commodore on August 4, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Not Lindsey Graham 2014

Ronnie on August 4, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Exactly

batterup on August 4, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Dire Straits on August 4, 2013 at 7:41 PM

lol…you got that from last night..no? :)

bazil9 on August 4, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Honestly it doesn’t matter what Mace turns out to be, she can be voted out in six years.

The point is to send a message to incumbents that they are not irreplaceable.

We have to scare them with successful primary challenges from the right.

commodore on August 4, 2013 at 7:45 PM

As for the Reagan jab, if I had anything to do with it, every Republican member of Congress would be locked together for how ever long it takes to listen to Reagan speeches. They don’t even know what this country is about anymore. We are seriously off the rails.

Cindy Munford on August 4, 2013 at 7:46 PM

So her qualifications are that she’s the first woman to do something thousands of men already did, her dad accomplished things (paging Liz Cheney), and she’s not Lindsey Graham.

Or you’ve got

(Cash lost a bid for a House seat previously.)

who sounds like a real winner.

Way to go SC.

FranklinBluth on August 4, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Speaking of the Ever-Helpful!

WTH-WTF,….RINO’s To The Rescue:

And,why isn’t this a Superiority Smart Power Operation?

Egypt’s President Morsi removed from power

Sens. Lindsey Graham, John McCain to travel to Egypt to push for new elections, at Obama’s request – @thehill

5 hours ago from thehill.com by editor
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http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/middle-east-north-africa/315417-mccain-and-graham-going-to-egypt-to-push-for-democracy

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 7:54 PM

I immediately find myself wondering if there isn’t some more seasoned talent on the bench.

Well, maybe you should think it through then. Would that help?

rrpjr on August 4, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Certainly, we should ask the same about your writing here.

beatcanvas on August 4, 2013 at 7:23 PM

Haha, totally agree. Almost hate coming to Hotair on the weekend knowing Jazz will be writing.

Panther on August 4, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Four committees in the U.S. Senate that need a vacancy. They include:
Appropriations
Armed Services
Budget
Judiciary

Get the MoFO out.

bazil9 on August 4, 2013 at 7:56 PM

Crap,a double post,I’ll be back,after I flogg myself!
(Sarc)

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 7:56 PM

Lindsey has been in office so long, he has become corrupt with greed and power. When he agreed to pass amnesty, that was the last straw for me. End Graham’s career in politics, he’s been there so long, he forgot about the Constitution and Bill of rights, or the oath he takes.

F_This on August 4, 2013 at 7:57 PM

I’m sticking with Richard Cash.

backwoods conservative on August 4, 2013 at 7:58 PM

Leaving aside the academic problems of being a Citadel Grad, by the math she was all of 13 when Reagan left office. She “grew up” during the Reagan years? WTF is up with that? Clearly the Citadel doesn’t do math. Not that this is much of a surprise.

Happy Nomad on August 4, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Speaking of a Gluteus Maximus Pucker’er Up’er,
a RINO (Graham),……praises..Hopey,again a WTF??
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US State Department response to unspecified al-Qaida threat

Sen. Lindsey Graham praises Obama administration’s decision to shut down embassies amid security threats – @politico

9 hours ago from http://www.politico.com by editor
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http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/multiple-us-embassies-ordered-closed-on-aug-4-2013

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 8:01 PM

Why don’t they just clone Tim Scott?

tim c on August 4, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Indeed or ask Scott who he’d recommend for the club.

Happy Nomad on August 4, 2013 at 8:03 PM

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Pushed all the right buttons….Thanks canopfor!

KCB on August 4, 2013 at 7:26 PM

KCB:Don’t know much about Macy,but I’m learning,anytime—:o

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Good point,but it reminds me of Obama,the clueless Progressive,
who,along with the helpful Marxist Socialist Media,propelled him
to a Senate seat,then POTUSA!!

So,it can be possible,jus say’n!!

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 7:02 PM

yep, but he was an enigma.

arnold ziffel on August 4, 2013 at 8:03 PM

I’m sticking with Richard Cash.

backwoods conservative on August 4, 2013 at 7:58 PM

Are you in SC BC?

bazil9 on August 4, 2013 at 8:03 PM

So,it can be possible,jus say’n!!

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 7:02 PM

yep, but he was an enigma.

arnold ziffel on August 4, 2013 at 8:03 PM

arnold ziffel:

Tru Dats,more like a Political Immaculate ConCeption!
(snark)

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Oppose Amnesty and Obamacare and NSA spying and IRS political abuse and fight for the truth on Benghazi… and that would be sufficient for a sectioned grapefruit with such views to beat Graham the RINOtastic.

profitsbeard on August 4, 2013 at 8:06 PM

Richard Cash:

Announcement:

Richard Cash declares candidacy for the US Senate
VIDEO:
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http://www.richard-cash-for-senate.com/

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 8:07 PM

… I hope she Maces that lipsticked liberal!

KOOLAID2 on August 4, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Here’s a place where the incumbent needs cleaning out…AND…where doing so will not impact the chances of taking majority control of the Senate.

I’m not jumping on anyone’s bandwagon just yet…though I’d love to jump off Lindsays’. Hope we don’t have another Angel or O’donnel here and some time is needed to vet her since we don’t know all we need to know AND we need to see her under pressure in a campaign.
That said…nothing would please me more than to say so long to Grahamnesty AND win the Senate…but we MUST win the Senate.

camaraderie on August 4, 2013 at 8:09 PM

Richard Cash Talks Faith, Family, and Freedom to GOP Convention

Published on Apr 15, 2013

Anderson, SC—On Monday night, in front of an excited crowd of over 200 Republicans, Upstate businessman Richard Cash announced his campaign for the U.S. Senate. A resident of Anderson County, Cash was well received by the attendees of the Anderson County GOP Convention, a large number of whom showed their support by wearing lapel stickers and waving “Replace Lindsey!” signs. During the course of a five minute speech, Richard was interrupted repeatedly by applause.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al92-sh8zp4

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 8:09 PM

It’s funny. Jazz seems to be cheer leading for “more of the same” as he talks a bout thin resume’s. I really do not want any more typical politicians. They all stink at doing their job. I would prefer if we could get some folks with business background in order to get the fiscal house in order. At the moment, I’m rooting for ARBL (any republican but Lindsey”. Sorry Jazz.

kpguru on August 4, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Leaving aside the academic problems of being a Citadel Grad, by the math she was all of 13 when Reagan left office. She “grew up” during the Reagan years? WTF is up with that? Clearly the Citadel doesn’t do math. Not that this is much of a surprise.

Happy Nomad on August 4, 2013 at 8:00 PM

I’m 35 now and Nancy Mace’s age. She was 10 years old when Reagan left office as was I. Seems like you’re the one that cannot do math, unlike Mrs. Mace. I certainly grew up in the Reagan years since I was alive all 8 years of his presidency. I was also engaged in politics and political beliefs thanks to reading about Reagan.

Are you saying a woman is unable to do the same? Or are you just trying to troll?

njrob on August 4, 2013 at 8:13 PM

Richard Cash:On The Issues.

Issues
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Abortion

In the 40 years since Roe vs. Wade, abortion has claimed the lives of over 50 million developing children. The right to life is the most fundamental of all human rights, and the shedding of innocent blood will bring the judgment of a just God upon America. I will help lead the fight for legislation that defines legal personhood as beginning at the moment that biological life begins: the moment of conception.

Marriage

God designed men and women for a unique type of companionship in marriage, which naturally results in children. Marriage and family has been the cornerstone of American society, and it should be promoted and protected accordingly. I will passionately support legislation and policies that promote marriage and family, and I will actively oppose those that undermine it.

Judicial Activism

The Supreme Court is legislating from the bench, in keeping with a modern legal philosophy that believes the Constitution is a living document. As a result, we now have a nine person legislative body that is appointed for life, and not accountable to the people. I will vote against nominees that have a track record of legislating from the bench, and I will vote for those who have a track record of respecting original intent and Constitutional limits.

Immigration

America welcomes more immigrants than any nation in the world, but our immigration policy should serve our national interests and follow the rule of law. The Federal government has failed to secure the border, it has failed to enforce visas, and it has lost sight of the importance of assimilation. I support immigration reform in the areas of chain migration and birthright citizenship, and I oppose amnesty, because rewarding those who have broken the law simply encourages the next wave of illegal immigration.

Spending

Our annual deficits and our total debt are unsustainable and have put us on the path to economic ruin. We must have a balanced budget approach that includes cuts to spending now, not fictitious and future cuts that never materialize. I support using the debt ceiling to force these cuts. I support economic growth by flattening and broadening the tax code, and I oppose the politics of class warfare that targets certain groups for tax hikes.

Jobs

America has a free enterprise, opportunity based economy in which the government’s role should be that of a referee, not a player. There will be more jobs when we repeal burdensome regulations and programs like Obamacare, enforce immigration laws and encourage energy independence through market based policies, not crony capitalism. I will support fair trade as well as free trade, and oppose the redistribution of income that kills the incentive to work.

National Defense

Islamic terrorism is the chief immediate threat to our national security followed by authoritarian regimes left over from communism. We must put greater emphasis on securing our land borders, our ports, anti-missile technology, and cyber security. We should stand with our allies, such as Israel, while avoiding conflicts and entanglements in which we have no vital national interest.

Second Amendment

Americans have always believed that the right to bear arms is a fundamental guarantee of liberty. The federal government must not infringe upon this right which allows citizens to defend themselves and their freedom. I will oppose gun control legislation and protect the rights of law abiding gun owners.

The Constitution

Congress must resist judicial activism and presidential imperialism. We must protect the free exercise of religion, which is threatened by such things as Obamacare and homosexual marriages. We must guard against a police state and infringements upon personal liberty, including the use of new technology such as drones that could spy on private citizens. And we must reduce the size and scope of the Federal government according to the tenth amendment.
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http://www.richard-cash-for-senate.com/the-issues/

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 8:13 PM

I’m cynical about the voters either getting rid of someone with considerable inside the beltway influence, or not be lazy enough to choose someone new over someone they’ve been familiar with for years. But I hope they do! And I hope Mace turns out to be a viable alternative.

Dongemaharu on August 4, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Ehh, technically she just turned 11. She’s older than me by a few months.

njrob on August 4, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Nancy Mace versus Lindsey Graham – may the best woman win.

bw222 on August 4, 2013 at 8:14 PM

I’m just glad to see some of the GOP fossils facing challengers for jobs they’ve taken for granted for decades.

Even Oily Orrin Hatch briefly pretended to be a Conservative after he had seen Sen. Bennett primaried out in 2010 and Grins Lugar primaried out in 2012.

viking01 on August 4, 2013 at 8:16 PM

well, here’s jazz doing his ‘i’m not just a check the box republican’ shtick where he shows us he is a pragmatic THINKER! of wisdom. one would expect no less from the moniker of jazz. however, i am not a fan. he dumbs down this site to unthinkable levels on weekends, and shames the conservative cause. and when he tries humor, god help us all. other than that, fine job jazzy!

truecon on August 4, 2013 at 8:17 PM

oh, and not being a former legislator on any level, far from being a ‘thinning’ element, is the biggest selling point for me on any candidate’s resume!!!

truecon on August 4, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Are you in SC BC?

bazil9 on August 4, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Yes I am, in the 3rd Congressional District where Richard Cash ran for the nomination in 2010. I was impressed with the strength of his campaign, and thought he would win. I actually voted for Jeff Duncan in the primary, with no regrets, but when it came to a runoff between Cash and Duncan I walked into the voting booth knowing that the 3rd District would be well off with either of these fine gentleman.

When Cash announced he was running for the nomination against Graham, I knew immediately that he would have my support.

In 2010, I had to choose between Duncan and Cash. I want to walk into the voting booth in November 2014 and vote for both of them.

backwoods conservative on August 4, 2013 at 8:20 PM

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