South Carolina GOP Presidential Debate (Full Video Of The Fireworks) 1.19.2012

South Carolina GOP Presidential Debate (Full Video Of The Fireworks) 1.19.2012

For those that may have decided to opt out of watching the GOP presidential debate held last night in South Carolina, here is the entire debate via YouTube with not a minute of boring downtime starting with Newt Gingrich’s scathing rebuttal of John King’s opening question about Mr. Gingrich’s ex-wife’s interview and the ‘open marriage’ comment and continuing with Santorum’s excellent impression of a pitbull. I almost feel sorry for the pResident as these debates, (and this one in particular), are providing all of the material necessary for any GOP nominee to grind Obama to porch. (more…)

SC Rep. Mike Pitts Pushes To Ban Federal Reserve Notes

SC Rep. Mike Pitts Pushes To Ban Federal Reserve Notes

Ain’t gonna happen, but does raise the issue a notch.  The silver lining to the impending economic storm?  When it comes time to pay the piper, it will be our opportunity to ABOLISH THE FED once and for all!

South Carolina Lawmaker Seeks to Ban Federal Currency

South Carolina Rep. Mike Pitts has introduced legislation that would mandate that gold and silver coins replace federal currency as legal tender in his state.

As the Palmetto Scoop first reported, Pitts, a Republican, introduced legislation this month banning “the unconstitutional substitution of Federal Reserve Notes for silver and gold coin” in South Carolina.

In an interview, Pitts told Hotsheet that he believes that “if the federal government continues to spend money at the rate it’s spending money, and if it continues to print money at the rate it’s printing money, our economic system is going to collapse.”

“The Germans felt their system wouldn’t collapse, but it took a wheelbarrow of money to buy a loaf of bread in the 1930s,” he said. “The Soviet Union didn’t think their system would collapse, but it did. Ours is capable of collapsing also.”

The lawmaker believes that a shift to an economy based on gold and silver coins would give the state a “base of currency” should that collapse come. As one expert told the Scoop, however, his bill would likely be ruled unconstitutional because it “violates a perfectly legal and Constitutional federal law, enacted pursuant to the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, that federal reserve notes are legal tender for all debts public and private.”

A Turning Point For Republicans?

I must, once again, state for the record that I have been an indie for a very long time, and have never been registered as a republican.  In keeping with the discussion that was started on the last post about O’Reilly and a third party, here is information that may clarify my position about registering as a republican for the 2010 and 2012 elections.  Republicans are not going to leave their party, and the tipping point for conservatives getting control of said party appears to have been reached.  So what would be the best way to keep Obama from getting re-elected; join a third party or join the republicans?  You tell me.

Rasmussen has released poll results this morning about South Carolinians’ views of their senators.

51% of SC Republicans Say Party Should Be More Like DeMint Than Graham

Two of the most influential Republicans in the U.S. Senate these days come from South Carolina, Jim DeMint and Lindsey Graham. But Graham’s efforts to work with majority Democrats on some issues has angered many GOP voters in the state, even prompting efforts to censure him.

Fifty-one percent (51%) of Republican voters in South Carolina say the GOP should be more like DeMint, who’s a staunch conservative, than like Graham, according to a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state.

Thirty-two percent (32%) of the state’s Republican voters think the party should model itself more after Graham, and 18% are not sure which one is the best role model.

Among all voters in the state, 38% say Republicans should be more like DeMint, while 32% say they should be like Graham. Thirty percent (30%) aren’t sure.

Sixty-five percent (65%) of South Carolina Republicans have a favorable view of Graham, but 85% feel that way about DeMint. Republicans are nearly twice as likely to have a very favorable view of DeMint compared to his fellow GOP senator – 57% to 30%.

Perhaps more tellingly, 18% of GOP voters have a very unfavorable view of Graham, while just three percent (3%) say the same of DeMint.

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