Who Did Jeffrey Support in 2008?

March 10, 2010 by  
Filed under SC Politics

Christina Jeffrey

Christina Jeffrey

We were going to give Jeffrey a break for a little while and focus on our main issue, Bob Inglis, but this landed on our laps today and we feel the 4th Congressional District should know.

A commenter on a previous post brought this question “Who Did Jeffrey Support in 2008?”

Thanks to a private ballot, we will never know who Jeffrey truly pulled the lever for in 2008.  But thanks to media outlets across the country, we know who all she claims to have supported.

For the last year, we have heard Jeffrey talk about her close relationship with Ron Paul.  The way she has talked about him and her relationship would lead one to believe she was a fervent supporter.  She has worked feverishly to gain the Campaign for Liberty support and has used this relationship to help solidify her status as the Tea Party candidate.

On November 17th, 2009, she told the Spartanburg Herald Journal’s Jason Spencer, well, wouldn’t tell him who she supported.

On March 5th, 2010 she claimed she supported Congressman Duncan Hunter in the 2008 Presidential Primary in the News Radio WORD debates.  At 43:00 minutes into the debate, Bob McLain asks the telling question and at 44:50, Jeffrey responds.  You can see her response here.

And the kicker is……

Today, we discover and article from April 24, 2007 in the Rocky Mountain Times, out of Denver, Colorado.  What did Jeffrey have to say to Mike Littwin of the Rocky Mountain Times besides being “inbred like all South Carolinians”?

Read the excerpt below:

But Christina Jeffrey has found her candidate. She’s serious enough about Giuliani that she’s standing in the Dorman High School gym, pulling the tape from the back of “Rudy” posters and stacking them for the next event.

I’m trying to understand her devotion, other than the fact that she does freelance work for a public relations company employed by Giuliani.

She’s a South Carolina conservative who can trace her roots here to the 1600s. “We’re inbred like all South Carolinians,” she said, pulling away another piece of tape. “I did my duty by marrying an Iowan to improve the gene pool.”

She has five children. And her most important issue, she says, is abortion. And Giuliani’s stance is: He says he personally hates abortion, which is the default position for most pro-choice candidates.

“I want the United States of America to win the war against the terrorists,” Jeffrey said, explaining her support of Giuliani. “I think abortion is the No. 1 issue facing the people of America, but it’s not the No. 1 issue that a president can influence.”

Of course, Giuliani has problems other than abortion for social conservatives, and I’m not including the multi-marriage issue. When I point this out to Jeffrey, she points to a white-haired man in a suit. She says he’s a “famous” social conservative in the state who used to work on Wall Street when Giuliani was mayor.

“He tells me you have to march in the Gay Pride parade if you want to be elected in New York,” she said. “And it’s hard to get elected there if you’re pro-life.

“He says that Giuliani is not really pro-choice. He insists he’s not. I know Giuliani is a Catholic who was raised Catholic. Even if he is pro-choice, if he’s really pro-choice, at least he understands the argument.”

I tell her it’s all on the record. I can show her Giuliani saying government should pay for abortions for poor women. It’s as easy to find as YouTube. Isn’t she guilty, I ask, of wishful thinking?

“We want to win here in South Carolina,” she said. “We know math. We know how to add.”

She stops and laughs.

“I’m as capable of wishful thinking as anybody.”

Problems that don’t pass

Now I begin to understand. Obviously, many people now drawn to Giuliani – people like Jeffrey – don’t agree with him on basic issues. But it isn’t that they don’t know what he believes. It’s that they don’t want to know what he believes.

I know, I know, I know.  Tell us what you think…..

UPDATE:
PoliticalNetTV has picked up on this story and has provided their insight on the situation.

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  • Reaganite

    Stick a fork in the nutty professor – she is done!! If that BS Tea Party continues to endorse a Guiliani supporter they won’t have a single ounce of credibility left… not that they have all that much now after endorsing Jeffrey in the first place. IF the BS Tea Party doesn’t drop their endorsement of Jeffrey, their total lack of decorum will unfortunately do damage to Bill Connor who they’ve also endorsed and that would be a real shame. We do not need the likes of Ken Ard who is tied to Karen Floyd who Jeffrey worked for on Guiliani’s campaign. C O N N E C T . . . T H E . . . D O T S . . .

  • Live and Learn

    Suppose she was hanging signs for Giuliani to keep her grey haired hubby happy and she really like Duncan’s stance on the illegal immigration issue, just to later regret not voting for Paul in the primary? Seems entirely plausable. People like most of what Ron had to say but needed to read up on foreign policy. Maybe….once she found out that Hunter authored the 2006 Military Commisions Act she decided to follow Ron Paul. Just maybe.

  • Janet

    Ms. Jeffrey, aside from those Tea Party Patriots who are inbred, and Jeffrey Sewell (that may be redundant but I don’t think Mr. Sewell is a TPP), who is supporting you in your bid for the SC 4 seat?

  • Matt

    Awesome post Gary. Glad I brought this up now! That was a rather interesting article that you found on her too.

    The issue to me isn’t so much that she endorsed Rudy Giuliani–it’s that she’d blatantly lie about it when so many people know that she did in fact support Rudy. I attended a ton of events for literally all the candidates running throught 2007 and 2008 in both the Upstate and Columbia. Everyone who worked the “GOP primary circuit” and especially those of us from Spartanburg knew she was a Rudy supporter. And her enthusiam for him as a candidate (as that article shows) wasn’t just because she worked for a firm that happened to be doing work for the Giuliani campaign.

    Why didn’t she just say at the WORD debate something along the lines of this: “although I strongly disagreed with him on the issues of abortion and gay rights, I supported former Mayor Rudy Giuliani because I thought he would be the strongest in the fight against terrorism and he had the largest tax cut plan…and his personal assurances to me that he’d appoint strict constructionist justices like Alito and Scalia to the Supreme Court meant to me that a Giuliani presidency would not impede efforts to overturn Roe V. Wade which I support doing.”

  • deja vue

    This woman is her own worst enemy. How many times has she run for office? She is sinking another campaign. Just for fun, let’s ask her this question:

    So which candidate did you, in fact, support in the 2008 GOP Primary? Was it Duncan Hunter? Ron Paul? Rudy Giuliani? Mike Huckabee? John McCain? Did you try and write in Alan Keyes? Do you believe any of them are inbred?

  • Paul T. Jansen

    ROTFL. It figures. She is trying, IMHIO, to game the demographics of the primary voters. As they all are.

  • Paul T. Jansen

    Gary, my hat is off to you. But if you know CJ, it is in character. I am still laughing on this one.

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  • Coriolanus

    Wow. You’re all sickeningly pleased with yourselves for smearing a true conservative, while the republic crumbles. True Nero-ian, behavior, one and all. Your glee simply showcases your astonishing ignorance of conservatism, politics, not to mention common decency.

    Keep fiddling, fools. Keep fiddling.

    • Diogenes

      Wow! Your condescending, know-it-all response, Coriolanus, sounds exactly like Professor Jeffrey.

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  • http://www.dailypaul.com Brian Frank

    Who won the Greenville Tea Party Straw Poll last night? Enough said!

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  • http://schotline.wordpress.com Kelly

    If you guys weren’t so lazy you would find a real issue to talk about.