saga. On June 15, South Carolina Republican State Senator Jake Knotts of
On June 17, Democrat Alvin
Jake Knotts said the Lexington Republicans who asked him to resign for his raghead comments were hypocrites because he had been called a redneck and no one came to his defense. He said he is a true redneck if that means a farmer who works from dawn to dusk and whose neck is red from the sun. When Knotts said, “If all of us rednecks leave the Republican Party, the party is going to have one hell of a void,” he was telling it like it is.
In 1968, the party of Lincoln devised a Republican Southern strategy to co-opt
In 1970, Wallace spoke to a crowd of textile workers in
I mean, the long-haired, pointy-headed, pseudo-intellectuals writers at the New York
their hair's so long their necks wouldn't get red anyway.
When Fidel Castro was launching his offensive in the hills of
But if you had asked any cab driver in the streets of
We had fierce contact with some contentiously contested election protests when I served on the Democratic Executive Committee of South Carolina in the 1980s and ‘90s, but never one as interesting as when Vic Rawl made his case for a new primary election for the Senate race. Rawl’s attorney argued that they did not have to prove corruption, but only that because the machines were unreliable, the outcome was not correct.
Rawl’s protest focused on the voting machines that leave no paper trail to substantiate their reliability.
Rawl’s protest claimed that: the machines are su
Big money controls politics. The US Supreme Court has just ruled in the Citizens United case that money counts as free speech. Money talks in