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A candidate with no cash, cell phone, computer

June 11th, 2010 . by TexasFred

A candidate with no cash, cell phone, computer

MANNING, S.C. - Alvin M. Greene never gave a speech during his campaign to become this state’s Democratic nominee for Senate. He didn’t start a Web site or hire consultants or plant lawn signs. There’s only $114 in his campaign bank account, he says, and the only check he ever wrote from it was to cover his filing fee.

Indeed, in a three-hour interview, the unemployed military veteran could not name a single specific thing he’d done to campaign. Yet more than 100,000 South Carolinians voted for him on Tuesday, handing him nearly 60 percent of the vote and a resounding victory over Vic Rawl, a former judge who has served four terms in the state legislature.

“I’m the Democratic Party nominee,” Greene says in the interview at his father’s home on a lonely stretch of rural highway in central South Carolina. “The people have spoken. The people of South Carolina have spoken. The people of South Carolina have spoken. We have to be pro-South Carolina. The people of South Carolina have spoken. We have to be pro-South Carolina.”

Things have gotten even stranger since Greene’s win. First, the Associated Press reported that he faces felony obscenity charges for allegedly showing pornography to a University of South Carolina student last November. Greene says he’s not guilty. Then the state’s Democratic Party chairman called on him to withdraw from the general election. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.) — who has questioned whether Republicans may have planted Greene in the race — is calling for federal and state investigations. A spokesman for Republican Sen. Jim DeMint (S.C.) called that notion “ridiculous,” and Greene dismisses suggestions that he is anyone’s pawn.

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A candidate with no cash, cell phone, computer

I detest Keith Olbermann. I make NO secret of that fact. I know that many, if not ALL of my readers feel the same way. But I have to ask you, listen to this YouTube. Olbermann is his usual arrogant douchebag self, but this time he may have actually done a better job of reporting than we have ever seen him do. Even a blind hog finds an acorn now and then.

Alvin Greene. Well spoken, articulate and a well read individual. UhHuh. And I’m going to win a Pulitzer Prize for my blogging soon. :P

Alvin Greene is a stooge for someone.

We all know that Democratic voters are not noted for their massive intelligence and deep thought process, but even the Dems of South Carolina can’t be this stupid! Can they?

As was pointed out in a post over by my buddy, Angry White Dude:

You’ve heard of Yellow Dog Democrats? I think black people should be called Black Dog Democrats. They’d vote for a long as it was black! My prediction is Alvin Greene will carry 91+ percent of the black vote in South Carolina in November.

But not so fast writing Alvin Greene off! The last time a young, unknown black man with zero credentials or experience ran he was elected President of the United States! Hope and Change, baby! SOURCE

AWD may be onto something here, but I just don’t know. Barack Hussein Obama is a terrible public speaker when he has to rely on his natural speaking ability. He can read the hell out of a teleprompter, but he stutters his way through face to face interaction.

I have to wonder if Greene can even articulate the written word in a flowing manner.

The pinballing controversies barely faze Greene. He says he has no intention to withdraw and is challenging DeMint to a September debate “on a major network.”

Greene would like to debate South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint? That’s an event I would love to watch.

James Warren “Jim” DeMint (born September 2, 1951) has been a United States Senator from South Carolina since 2005. He had previously represented South Carolina’s 4th congressional district from 1999 to 2005. DeMint is ranked by some as one of the most conservative members of the Senate. SOURCE

It’s not that I’m a huge supporter of DeMint, I know little about him, politically or personally, I’ll leave all of the in-depth analysis of DeMint to those that are from South Carolina and have a more educated statement to make about DeMint, be it Pro or Con.

But I will say this, I am of the opinion that DeMint will eat this guy alive in an open debate.

Greene lives with his ailing 81-year-old father, James Greene, on the outskirts of Manning, a crossroads town of 4,000 ringed by truck stops, motels and fast-food restaurants. He has no cellphone and no computer, except the one at the public library.

“I check my e-mail, like, it varies, maybe — I’m more, I mean — two or three times a week,” he says. “I prefer the telephone. I’m a little old-fashioned. I prefer the telephone. That’s the easiest.”

In MY opinion, none of that bodes well for Greene, not in this day and time. Well, unless you’re a political guru and you’re attempting to spin Greene as the Black Abe Lincoln. Poor but honest, no luxury, no frills, walked 12 miles to school, no shoes, up hill all the way, in the snow!

That good ol’ boy simpleton shtick is NOT what’s needed to represent ANY state in the U.S. Senate.

The University of South Carolina confirms that Greene graduated in 2000 with a degree in political science. The Pentagon confirms that he served in the Army, and in the Army and Air Force national guards. Although Greene has not boasted of winning awards, the Pentagon says he was granted the Air Force Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Korean Defense Service Medal.

A degree in PoliSci? Seriously? More on his military service below.

Where it gets hazy is Greene’s discharge from the Army in August 2009, six months before the end of his three-year commitment, according to the Pentagon. The Pentagon does not confirm whether service members are discharged honorably or dishonorably. Greene says he “was honorably discharged from the Army, but it was involuntary. Things weren’t working out. . . . Same thing happened in the Air Force. It’s a long story in both services.”

You would think that a candidate’s public disclosure papers would cover all of that. You would also think a freedom of information request would too.

Then you have to think about Barack Hussein Obama. So far, what part of HIS past educational background has been released to the public? I almost hesitate to say this, BUT, what about HIS long form, certified birth certificate? Just sayin’…

If the right people want you in a position, they can produce, or hide, ANY documents that can help or hurt your campaign. We, as Americans, have already seen that 1st hand.

Greene says he put up his own money in March for the $10,400 campaign filing fee, an assertion that many in South Carolina doubt. At that time, it was not widely known that he had been charged with obscenity. Still, he says, Carol Fowler, the state’s Democratic Party chairman, tried to talk him out of running, saying he wouldn’t be able to afford the staff required.

“She told me, ‘Think about this. If you change your mind before filing closes, you could get a refund,’ ” he recalls. Fowler’s spokeswoman confirmed Greene’s account.

He’s unemployed. He has money to file. He gets into the race and wins a primary… Hmmm… Ya know, that has a bit of a familiar local ring to it… :?

A campaign flier lies on the table. “Satin green,” he says proudly. “It’s pretty. I like that.” Greene won’t say who printed it or where it was distributed. He cautions that it’s his only copy and should be handled with care. Asked how many fliers were printed, he says “hundreds,” then pauses.

“Maybe thousands. Hundreds. Maybe a hundred. I don’t know exactly.”

This guy has some serious comprehension problems. I won’t even begin to address the obscenity charge hanging over Greene’s head.

Greene “shining a negative light on our state” is the lead story. The news report says he has not entered a plea or been indicted in connection with the obscenity charge. Greene asks: “I have not been indicted? Indicted? What does that mean?” His brother explains that a charge and an indictment are different things. He nods.

He doesn’t know what an indictment is? And he has a degree in PoliSci? His brother had to explain the difference to him and he NODS? OK, now, ask Greene to define indictment and then use it in a sentence.

God help us ALL if this person gets elected to the U.S. Senate.

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15 Responses to “A candidate with no cash, cell phone, computer”

  1. comment number 1 by: cary


    I don’t know who for, or who is putting this turtle on that post, but …

    “Black Dog Democrats” - now, that I like! I may have to use that in the future.

  2. comment number 2 by: minuteman26

    Am going to get seriously politically incorrect here. The majority of the Democratic Party in SC is black. They voted for Greene because he is black and for no other reason just like they voted for Obama in 2008. My opinion that the black Democrats in SC are many bricks short of a load. Alvin Greene is a LOSER.

  3. comment number 3 by: NativeSon

    Kinda gives new meaning to the term “green candidate” (er, ah…or is that “black candidate?” :)

  4. comment number 4 by: Vigilante

    I have been watching this and like AWD says
    the last guy had no papers, no job, and no experience and look what happened. I have only one explanation to give for his primary victory

    ………. He’s BLACK…………..

    which just goes to show you how that worthless piece of dog shit thats occupying the whitehouse now got elected.

  5. comment number 5 by: BobF

    You notice how the last sentence Olbermann says is to possibly blame Republicans because of an open primary.

    Interesting how those same questions Clyburn is asking about Green can be asked about Obama.

  6. comment number 6 by: mrchuck

    Another worthless candidate.
    His only intrinsic value is that HE IS BLACK.
    He will not be elected. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton will be pleading with him not to run, as his exposure to the political firestorm that this candidate will attract,, will set back black politicians as a whole, a hundred years.
    Totally black racism, and this will also stop most whites from voting for him. I say most, but maybe the elitists left will hoist him up and support his candidacy.

  7. comment number 7 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    Hey c’mon people, see the writing on the wall. You know he’ll win. You know how the electorate will go. That’s precisely why we are where we are now.

    The electorate has, in the past, voted DEAD PEOPLE into office.


  8. comment number 8 by: TexasFred

    Well BZ, it IS South Carolina, and they have plenty of Black Dems that DO vote… It’s a possibility… Not one that will benefit ANYONE, but, what the hell good has Obama done??

    Obama was elected because he’s perceived to be Black and far too many PC moonbats were afraid to offend by NOT voting for him…

  9. comment number 9 by: daddontsk8

    Ready to repeal the 17th Amendment yet?

  10. comment number 10 by: TexasFred

    @daddontsk8… Yes indeed!

  11. comment number 11 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    I submit that, these days, legal precedence and history has the least to do with our future.

    Those in power now couldn’t care one whit LESS about history because, mostly, they are ignorant of it. That is only to their majority beneficence.

    They have and hold power only because they do. They care nothing about the past or the future. It is only about what can be acquired now and with whatever influence or pressure they must apply to whichever dribbling leak on what day.

    It is, literally, a day-to-day administration.

    And it must BE ASSAULTED on a day-to-day basis.

    We do NOT have the luxury of thinking that, in the past two or three weeks, we are “just fine.”


  12. comment number 12 by: Katie

    They voted for Greene to send a message to Washington. That is why incumbents of both parties are having trouble with re-election.

    Greene can do no worse than than the BOZOs that have been sent there. Bozos like Pelosi, Frank and Obama.

  13. comment number 13 by: Steve Dennis

    There is something stange going on here, I just don’t know what it is. It is going to be interesting to see how this plays out. I saw one story where some SC Democrats were claiming that he was a Republican plant designed help get DeMint re-elected.
    I don’t think he is going to drop out, he is getting backing from someone.

  14. comment number 14 by:

    Well it appears he has at least one qualification the Democrats seem to require, I can rest pretty much assured that he WON’T read any bills he votes for if elected since it appears he can’t (read that is)

  15. comment number 15 by: minuteman26

    Doesn’t say much for a political science degree from the University of South Carolina, does it? If I had one of them there degrees, I don’t think I would own up to it.