Common Sense Grandma Alienates Tea Party
There has been much bru ha ha over the past few days concerning the attempted take over of the Tea Party by the SCGOP, the agreement that was reached, and Chairman Floyd’s TV News stops promoting the deal.
According to Americans Have Had Enough and the Upcountry Coalition of Conservative Organizations press release, the agreement reached with the SCGOP was different from what was communicated to the national media outlets. The terms of the original agreement can be found here. You’ll have to decipher that one.
In response to the Upcountry Coalition, the Common Sense Grandma1, Christina Jeffrey came out swinging at Russ Cassell, Roan Garcia-Quintana and others claiming they are republican haters to the same Tea Party leaders that support and rally around these individuals. Not a very smart move considering the voting base you are courting is that audience.
Guys, Roan Quintana, Kerry Wood, Russ Castle and Randy Simpson are GOP haters.
I think the guys above are agitating to beat the band and we should be careful. Not because I’m a candidate but because we will look bad as a movement if we beat people up unnecessarily. Listen to what she says – it’s just what Patrick said at the Greenville Exec Committee, not profound, not the way you or I would have said it, but not evil and not co-opting.
Even worse for Jeffrey, Cassell caught wind of this and aired her dirty laundry all over WORD (106.3) this morning. We are still waiting for the highlights to be posted on NewsRadioWord.com, we’ll provide a link when it becomes available. NewsRadioWord Audio Link.
Sources indicate it was not a pretty morning for Jeffrey. She was even referred to as “the nutty professor” a few times. Ouch!
In my opinion, the entire premise and support base she built for this primary was completely obliterated this morning by trying to defend Karen Floyd’s statements.
Although it may have been the right thing to do, this may have killed any hope for a primary victory for Jeffrey in June.
Reporting in from Greenville, the abusive behavior of a particular candidate consistently running into people as an intimidation tactic as returned. It wouldn’t be so bad if you didn’t do it so often, repeatedly and inconsiderately. We now have reports of this from the March for Life, Andre Bauer’s Christmas Party, Wade’s, and now Tommy’s Ham House. You KNOW who you are!
Jeffrey managed to squeeze her way to the front at the Press Conference today to get beside GOP Chairman Karen Floyd and wanted to speak. As soon as she tried to speak, the crowd shouted her down, told her they didn’t want to hear anything else from her. Supposedly, she yelled back before Kibler said let her talk. She issued an apology. In fairness, Quintana stated that since Jim Lee was in attendance, it was only fair he had an opportunity to speak to.
The Inglis campaign came out with a full frontal assault on Trey Gowdy this morning.
The Inglis campaign has filed ethical violations to the FEC and SC Ethics questioning Gowdy’s potential use of state campaign monies in his congressional race. This story was broke by Jason Spencer at the Herald Journal.
Also, Inglis has begun what has been termed a “blitzkrieg” in Union County over the last week. I’m not sure Union is used to having this much attention for the congressional race.
Thomas campaigns ads have begun to be aired during news broadcast in the upstate this week.
1 Common Sense Grandma was Jeffrey’s tag line for her 2008 election for SC House District 32