The Battlegroud Spartanburg Has Become
Spartanburg has been in a tizzy since July 2007 politically speaking.
Rick Beltram first banned Ron Paul from participating in Republican events in the county. The Paulite’s lit him up like it was the 4th of July. The county party hq phone rang off the hook and his inbox overflowed from emails from across the nation. He stirred the pot further with his infamous “Trophy Wife” comments stirred more debate.
Over the next several months, practically every candidate running for President stopped in Spartanburg leading up to the primary on January 19th and 26th.
Then the local primary races got interesting with the 3 way race for Senate 13, Talley and Bright for Senate 12, Slick Steve in House 37 (Steve was found innocent of those accusations as well), and the surprising upset in House 38, Millwood over Walker and the accusations made against Rick Beltram accusing him of offering campaign consulting services from his county chairman post.
Then November 11th struck. The immediate controversy that came to be concerning the proper voting methods used to nominate a chairman of a county delegation. It’s a rather pointless position, but the argument between the Good ‘Ole Boys and The New Kids on the Block is over the rule of law. Each side still claims the law is on their respective sides and is daring each other to take them to court to resolve the issue.
But the rumors floating around Spartanburg appear to be more than just the rule of law or how some individuals in the state house want to make the scenario a Senate vs. House debate.
It is rumored the entire rift is because of some “midnight appointments” made by the out going Senators. It has been brought to our attention that these appointments were “ram-rodded” and not legal. And being the stature of the vows made by The New Kids on the Block, they are challenging the norm and trying to ensure the “rule of law”.
And then we learned from some sources that there will be another resolution presented at the Spartanburg GOP meeting on Thursday to censure Shane Martin over his actions. A fairly popular candidate who said he wasn’t going to play games is caught in the middle of this. All because in some people’s opinion, he is trying to do what is right, follow the rule of law while others believe it is a petty power struggle.
After the event tomorrow night, I heard the two sides were going out to Cowpens for a duel.