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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: Will Moredock

Re: “Lessons from the GOP primary

Of course the Clintons thought Trump was a great guy when he donated to their campaigns and foundation, enough to go golfing with him and attend his most recent nuptials.

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Posted by RASPUTIY on March 3, 2016 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Lessons from the GOP primary

As an independent voter I have watched the Republican party drift further and further to the right each election cycle. Trump is simply an opportunist that recognized this and capitalized.

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Posted by RS2494 on March 2, 2016 at 9:21 PM

Re: “Lessons from the GOP primary

Also means 4/5 don't want the Ayatollah Cruz; and 5/6 don't want Rubio.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on March 2, 2016 at 5:41 PM

Re: “Lessons from the GOP primary

"Trump had a resounding victory, with 32.5 percent of the vote." I read stuff like this in every media outlet and, frankly, it was really depressing me. Then I realized (why has nobody mentioned this?) what this really means is this: 2/3 of the Republicans voting in primaries and caucuses DON"T WANT TRUMP! Why have the Media not picked up on this? For an obvious reason, Trump news sells advertising. And the Republican leadership spent too long in denial and now are too preoccupied with hand-wringing to seize on this point and use it to their advantage. But as for me, I'll take what I can get. I can take solace in the belief that only a third of the party are ignorant demagogue-chasing Racists.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on March 2, 2016 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Lessons from the GOP primary

Then again, maybe the Republicans (and Democrats) ( and Centrists) who voted in the primary considered Trump to be the lessor of the evils.
I did.
Which one would you have voted for Mr. Moredock?

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on March 2, 2016 at 2:19 PM

Re: “The General Assembly returns to Columbia to do its worst

With ironic titles like "Defunding the Abortion Industry and Advancing Women's Health Act" and "Women's Ultrasound Right to Know Act," our legislators continue to affirm their philosophy of being pro-life UNTIL birth. As long as they don't have to fund health care for pregnant women, that is.

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Posted by antnikko on January 22, 2016 at 12:49 PM

Re: “The General Assembly returns to Columbia to do its worst

Oh no, let's not annul anything the president has done, especially concerning "undocumented immigrants", which is the polite way of saying illegal immigrants, which is the proper name for them. If I rob a bank is it simply an undocumented withdrawal? When this paper has to bring back Moredock it proves that they can't find anyone else. Does this guy get paid by the number of complaints in an article?

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Posted by Showmoor on January 21, 2016 at 8:57 AM

Re: “The coming year will mark a watershed moment in American politics

It astounds me that espousing a desire for social safety nets for the poor and indigent, galvanized and expanded civil rights, and reduction in violent crime (and the tools used to escalate that crime) is described as 'loony.'

Many of these same people think that a few affluent ranchers taking over a government building with a threat of force in order to protest punishment for their own crimes are 'patriots.'

This fucking country, man.

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Posted by leemajors on January 5, 2016 at 6:51 AM

Re: “The coming year will mark a watershed moment in American politics

"Johns Island is full of affluent boot-strap dickheads to fuel your echo-chamber of insanity"

Wow Lee, you have some anger and jealousy issues. Perhaps you should move to Berkeley CA to join your left wing loonies.

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Posted by Tim Johansen on January 4, 2016 at 7:18 PM

Re: “The coming year will mark a watershed moment in American politics

'OMG! I thought South Carolina was our last bastion for conservatism, so I bought an acre of land on John's Island to build my retirement home.'

If by 'last bastion for conservatism' you mean 'shining beacon of self-destructive right-wing lunacy,' you came to the right place. Johns Island is full of affluent boot-strap dickheads to fuel your echo-chamber of insanity.

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Posted by leemajors on January 2, 2016 at 1:07 PM

Re: “The coming year will mark a watershed moment in American politics

I have a friend who has a good heart, but he's very right wing. He announced that he was supporting Trump, and I said "Great!" He said "you're just saying that because you're a Democrat," and I said "Right!" He just looked puzzled.

Trump's 35% is not even 35% of Republicans. It's 35% of "likely" voters, mostly likely primary voters. He will get the nomination, and drag other Republicans on the ticket with him into the abyss. The difference between the snarling dogfights which are the Republican debates, and the thoughtful, friendly Democratic debates is striking. America is not what the Republicans portray.

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Posted by follitics on January 2, 2016 at 11:37 AM

Re: “The coming year will mark a watershed moment in American politics

Maybe we can make this country a REAL democracy by erasing the two party system, and also the winner take all voting system in order to have representational voting in place of it like in other countries. If a newer party wins 10 percent of votes it should get ten percent of the seats. Instead in our system, they get zero percent of the seats despite getting a percentage of votes. This is a CRIME, and true marginalization of people and their pluralistic views that exist in this country. Both of these parties candidates SUCK and represent the same corporate interest. NOT THE PEOPLE.

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Posted by zee on December 31, 2015 at 7:08 PM

Re: “The coming year will mark a watershed moment in American politics

OMG! I thought South Carolina was our last bastion for conservatism, so I bought an acre of land on John's Island to build my retirement home. And now this? Yes, Trump is a loon and he has twice the poll numbers of the real candidates, but at 35%, this means that 65% are against him. Let the chips keep falling. Once the hopelessly unrealistic candidates start to drop out, you will see the numbers coalesce around more reasonable candidates. And as Trump starts to cry like a baby, even his followers will leave him.

People gravitate toward a winner. Trumps early lead made people think he is a winner, but things change and people move. God help us if Clinton wins.

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Posted by Tim Johansen on December 31, 2015 at 5:14 PM

Re: “The coming year will mark a watershed moment in American politics

Oh yes, this tipping point has been coming for quite a while. The US will be able to borrow and print money to run the country on debt and credit for many more years before the inevitable mathematical result happens. So, enjoy the ride. I can't see the R party winning a presidential election for a long time and the R party may indeed morph into something better (hint: quit talking about social issues).

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2012/05/26/…

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Posted by Cid95 on December 31, 2015 at 1:32 PM

Re: “The coming year will mark a watershed moment in American politics

I don't typically agree with Will - but I do in this case. The Republican Party is done - and it's about time. Shame on the party of Lincoln for embracing the tactic of coddling racists and pandering to the wacko religious right. They deserve everything that's coming. If they are smart they'll go to the convention and strip out all the right-wing social craziness from the platform - focus on the economic principles many moderates agree with and broker a candidate that won't embarrass us anymore than America has already been embarrassed.

We're number 1!!! In what? Oh - gun deaths.

And it's amazing to me how the right wing (I'm talking to you USDefender) lashes out at the media for being liberal. This is GOP speak for "I don't like to read much and need my news in monosyllabic platitudes."

As Stephen Colbert points out - facts do lean to the left.

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Posted by theuncomfortabletruth on December 30, 2015 at 10:47 PM

Re: “The coming year will mark a watershed moment in American politics

"This country was not built by fearful men and women,"

Moredock, I love you and your writing, but this line bugs me. Pretending the nation's founders had no flaws is insane and is borderline "things were better in the past" Tea Party reasoning.

The builders of our country had just has many fears and insecurities and ridiculous urges as present day politicos do, they just didn't have Facebook and Fox News and Twitter and the City Paper to vocalize them.

Our country was built on on fear, resulting in genocide, enslavement, greed and economic sabotage. Every generation since then has had its fair share of fearful shit-heads, and we put a lot of them up on pedestals and in positions of power. Maybe we should start asking why.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on December 30, 2015 at 10:38 PM

Re: “The coming year will mark a watershed moment in American politics

This article only verifies what Trump says about dishonesty in the press and media. Will Moredock is a sick man to write stuff like this.

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Posted by USDefender on December 30, 2015 at 1:36 PM

Re: “The coming year will mark a watershed moment in American politics

A watershed moment sounds good to me. It's been mostly water closet moments so far this campaign season.

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Posted by driver eight on December 30, 2015 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Sea level rise is already changing our lives

Ha ha. The East Coast is actually sinking but not due to overbuilding. Our tectonic plate is subducting gradually but inexorably. But of course this is all sciency so all the climate deniers will ignore it.

Posted by Native Ink on December 22, 2015 at 12:32 AM

Re: “Sea level rise is already changing our lives

Charleston isn't sinking. There are 117 sites alone in the USA where sea level has been monitored. There are a few thousand sites around the world. It is not possible that all continents in the world are sinking. That's not how plate tectonics work. http://www.noaa.gov/features/climate/image…

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Posted by brewengineer on December 7, 2015 at 6:37 AM
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