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Re: “How Mark Sanford's principles cost him his seat in Congress

Affordable housing and rising rent is not a problem exclusive to the black community. Many people have been priced out of Charleston. I'd really like to know exactly who has the answer for that problem.

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Posted by Alex Perry on June 27, 2018 at 12:03 AM

Re: “How Mark Sanford's principles cost him his seat in Congress

Tom Martin Did you ever take notice that under a Democrat mayor of 40 years, who "made affordable housing a cornerstone" of his administration, the black population of Charleston decreased by about 2/3? Is that making things better?

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Posted by RASPUTIY on June 26, 2018 at 11:10 PM

Re: “How Mark Sanford's principles cost him his seat in Congress

DG fails to mention Sanford had faced very weak Republican opposition prior to running against Arrington and that Sanford only won by 4900 votes against unknown and not well funded Jeanie Horne in 2016. He was a weak candidate with more baggage than Cleopatra when she sailed the Nile. A lot of of us remember when this drama queen hypocrite used to rail against career politicians, taking junkets at taxpayer expense, and how breaking your vows of marriage should be an impeachable offense. So spare us the Sanford is principled man okay, DG?

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Posted by RASPUTIY on June 26, 2018 at 10:56 PM

Re: “How Mark Sanford's principles cost him his seat in Congress

Sorry, Sanford was a Republican only a plaintiff's lawyer could overlook his glaring deficiencies.

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Posted by T Hood on June 21, 2018 at 12:18 PM

Re: “How Mark Sanford's principles cost him his seat in Congress

Lynnar, the reason most blacks vote for Democratic mayors, is because they know Republican mayors would be worse for them. Look what Republican presidents have done for blacks, not much, they mainly wanted to cut some aid to the poor, like those working for a minimum wage, like quite a lot of blacks are doing. Look at what Republican governors have done for blacks, not much, like they did not even want to extend Medicaid through Obamacare to those somewhat poor, who aren't poor enough to qualify for normal Medicaid. Like our governor McMaster and our Republican legislators. Many blacks are poor because of history, it is certainly not because of Democratic mayors. Look at the conservative mayor of North Charleston, mayor Summey, do you think blacks are richer in North Charleston than for example in New York City? Plenty of crime and other problems in large parts of North Charleston, due to poverty.

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Posted by Tom Martin on June 20, 2018 at 8:02 PM

Re: “How Mark Sanford's principles cost him his seat in Congress

Good commentary.

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Posted by pugnax on June 20, 2018 at 12:20 PM

Re: “How Mark Sanford's principles cost him his seat in Congress

Stop blaming Trump for Sanfords demise. Im sick and tired of you blaming Trump for every defeat. You democrats just cant deal losing. Even RINOs cant deal with incumbents losing who dont agree with Trump. Now we are cultists. The new in word. Any excuse. My vote had nothing to do with Trump. This schmoe never had a real job. His ex wife funded him. Poor guy, never lost an election. Thats the problem. He was always a shoe in. People in this district were lemmings. Just went by his name. After 20 years doing this, its time for him to move on. New blood. And it didnt help about him lying when he left the state unattended as governor. Sorry, but in my book, character stands for something. When you are elected by the people? And do something like that? Sorry. And then he had the nerve to run two years later and glides right back into a comfy federal job on my dime. Ha!

I could have given a hooey if he agreed or disagreed with Trump on certain things. I like free thinkers. If I were you, look at your party. What a disgrace. Look at your congressman. Jim Clyburn. Seriously? Ya think he should retire already? Get someone new in there. I dont care if he or she is a democrat. But this old geezer is one old angry black man. He stands there behind Pelosi, another one at 78, who should pack it in, with the most nasty look on his face. And what has he done for his district? Nada. Schools still suck.

So instead of always pointing fingers at the republicans, start doing some self reflection in your own party and what its done for the black community. Pretty much nothing. Look at all the inner cities , all run by democratic mayors. Still in the worst shape. Still high crime. High drug use and homelessness. Its a joke.

Try writing something that is constructive.

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Posted by lynnar on June 20, 2018 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Judges should be lawyers first

Ima, don't all political columns in the CP voice opinions? How am I supposed to know which columnists are members of the paper's editorial staff? At least this column does not state that Green is a member of the editorial staff.

Posted by Tom Martin on June 2, 2018 at 4:20 AM

Re: “Judges should be lawyers first

One would seem to think that a column written by a member of the paper's editorial staff that did not report on a story but, rather, voiced opinions would be considered an editorial. I know that's what they teach in Journalism School. But,then again, that probably doesn't mean anything, does it Tom?

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Posted by Ima Oldman on May 31, 2018 at 2:22 PM

Re: “Judges should be lawyers first

Ima, I have never seen a CP editorial.

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Posted by Tom Martin on May 30, 2018 at 8:33 PM

Re: “Judges should be lawyers first

does CP give their endorsement also or do they give equal time for other candidates?

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Posted by Ima Oldman on May 30, 2018 at 4:27 PM

Re: “What the deaths of George Stinney and Stephon Clark have in common and how we can help prevent others

I would modify this sentence:

"the white community's general antipathy to the questionable killing of young black males at the hands of law enforcement. "

to

"the American population's general apathy to the questionable killing of fellow citizens at the hands of law enforcement."

One can find many questionable killings by police of whites and other races. Few get half as much media attention as when blacks are killed, though. One needs to search for them in local news stories.

Bottom line: as long as we have a violent criminal demographic that murders dozens of police per year, police are going to respond violently to perceived threats and in many cases hindsight will tell us that there was no real threat.

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Posted by Cid95 on April 16, 2018 at 9:49 AM

Re: “What the deaths of George Stinney and Stephon Clark have in common and how we can help prevent others

"the white community's general antipathy to the questionable killing of young black males at the hands of law enforcement. "

I would hope we all have antipathy toward questionable killings of anyone at the hands of law enforcement.

Do you possibly mean apathy?

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Posted by Clisby Williams on April 14, 2018 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Panhandling Whack-A-Mole

Neo Marcist, are you the only arbiter of who receives government assistance? Your CHOICE is immaterial because we, as a society, have decided that there should be a social safety net. Just because someone receives assistance today doesn't mean they will next month. Many people who benefit from the system end up being productive and pay down to the road, just like you and I.

I would love to know your opinion of recipients of corporate welfare. Undoubtedly you don't have a choice of which businesses receive tax credits and other benefits, so why stop your criticism at citizens?

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Posted by Blade Runner on March 16, 2018 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Panhandling Whack-A-Mole

Phil,if you were renting an expensive space on King St and your customers couldn't get to your store, that would have been a bad decision to rent there, wouldn't it? That's the business version of Darwinism.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on March 15, 2018 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Panhandling Whack-A-Mole

Neo Marcist, it is both Democrats and Republicans who have voted for food stamps, Medicaid, and other help to exist for the poor, who might be working hard for minimum wage, you just can't live on that wage without some government help. But at least you can be happy that Republicans are blocking a minimum wage raise. I guess you would want to eliminate the food stamps and Medicaid too, so that the workers on minimum wage and the disabled people who are poor would have to rely on begging alone to keep from starving. That is very compassionate of you.

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Posted by Tom Martin on March 14, 2018 at 9:51 PM

Re: “Panhandling Whack-A-Mole

If I was renting a location on King Street, paying big bucks for my lease and my potential customers were dissuaded from entering my store, I wouldn't be too happy.

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Posted by Phil4tax on March 14, 2018 at 6:17 PM

Re: “Panhandling Whack-A-Mole

My wife and I had a "staycation" downtown a few weeks ago. At night, the panhandling was aggressive. When I turned people down they would shout obscenities at us as if I had condemned their children to a lifetime of working in the coal mines for meager earnings. One guy even followed us until we went into a restaurant. Point is, they way it's working now isn't working. Imagine if instead of accosting my wife and I it was a restaurant employee returning to their car late one evening. I know I wouldn't feel safe being accosted like this by myself late at night.

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Posted by joshl725 on March 14, 2018 at 3:34 PM

Re: “Panhandling Whack-A-Mole

Democrats are against panhandlers on the streets, but encourage them to panhandle at government welfare offices across the nation. The difference is that out in public you have a CHOICE whether or not to give to a panhandler. At a welfare office, the Democrats use money they stole out of your paycheck and you are robbed of your CHOICE.

I have more respect for the panhandlers in the streets who are willing to face me and ask me for money than the panhandlers who line up in the welfare offices who don't have the courage to face me or ask me for money to my face and instead go through government socialist bureaucrats to steal my earned income from behind my back.

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Posted by Neo Marcist on March 14, 2018 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Panhandling Whack-A-Mole

Or maybe, Dwayne, a better solution would be to round them all up and deport them back to the land they left to come here illegally - Panhandlia.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on March 14, 2018 at 11:08 AM
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