Congressman Wilson Endorses Livingston for Adjutant General

February 17, 2010 by  
Filed under Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 15, 2010
CONTACT: Matt Nichols (803) 546-4177

Today, Republican Congressman Joe Wilson endorsed Major General Bob Livingston in his run to become the next Adjutant General of South Carolina.  The press conference took place at the South Carolina Republican Party Headquarters. Wilson’s endorsement follows the endorsement of current Adjutant General Stanhope Spears.

“General Livingston and I served in the Guard together; I visited him and the 218th every 3 months in Afghanistan. I have seen him demonstrate incredible leadership and judgment leading our troops. He is unquestionably uniquely qualified to be the next Adjutant General.”, said Wilson.

General Livingston went on to say, “This endorsement signifies that we are dedicated to taking care of our soldiers at home and abroad, as well as emphasizing quality family support at home.”

Today’s press conference is the most recent indication of Livingston’s broad base of support from National Guard members and the GOP establishment and grassroots communities. These factors, coupled with his substantial war chest makes him the clear front-runner for the GOP nomination.

Major General Bob Livingston is the President and CEO of Gregory Electric Co. In Afghanistan, he led South Carolina’s 218th Brigade and troops from 18 different coalition nations. Livingston currently serves on General Patraeus’ staff at Central Command.

Grand Strand Young Republicans Annual Birthday Gala

January 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Events

The Grand Strand YR will be hosting their 2nd Annual Birthday Gala.  This year, they have arranged for the republican members of SC Congressional Delegation to be in attendance for a meet and greet, including Henry Brown (R, SC 1st), Gresham Barrett (R, SC 3rd), and Joe Wilson (R, SC 2nd).  This is a ticketed event.

The event will be held on Jan. 30, 2010 starting at 5:30pm. Details are below:

Venue:
Robert L. Reid Conference Center at Springmaid Beach Resort
3200 South Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Cost:
$25.00 per person for tickets
$20.00 for GSYR dues paying members

Dinner:
The dinner will include BBQ with all the fixins’, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverages.   Cash bar also available.

Sponsorship:
Contact Heather Ammons for details or with any questions you may have.  All sponsors will be recognized at the event.

Attire:
Business Causal Attire Preferred

Contact:
Heather Ammons, 843-457-4852
Adam Cates, 843-333-4190
Robin Quinn, 843-421-7804
Or email us with your name and contact info along with the number of tickets you wish to purchase, GrandStrandYRs@gmail.com

Lee Responds to Inglis’ Vote to Reprimand Wilson

September 16, 2009 by  
Filed under Press Release

Jim Lee, Candidate for SC 4th Congressional District

Jim Lee, Candidate, SC 4th Congressional

Jim Lee, candidate for the Fourth Congressional District, issued the following statement regarding the House of Representatives’ resolution expressing the disapproval of Congressman Joe Wilson’s behavior during the joint session of Congress on September 9, 2009. Congressman Inglis joined with the Democrats and voted in favor of this resolution.

“It is frustrating that Congress has no time to read legislation it proposes, spends money it doesn’t have, fails to provide proper oversight over the Executive branch, and continues to treat with contempt the people of this country.” Lee stated. “It is infuriating that the House, in a disingenuous display of hypocritical, self-righteous indignation, was more worried about the supposed honor and decorum of the House that they swiftly passed a resolution expressing disapproval of Congressman Wilson’s behavior. Perhaps if there were more candor and truth within the House like that expressed by Congressman Wilson I might consider seriously the possibility that any member of Congress were truly offended.”

“Like Congressman Wilson, I regret his brief moment of incivility. I am proud that he immediately and without equivocation apologized to the President. However, all that does not diminish the truth in what Congressman Wilson said.  Congressman Inglis apparently felt it was more important to go along to get along and side with the Democrats and voted in favor of the resolution. It is clear that the Congressman, like the other out-of-touch representatives in Washington, is more concerned with being a part of the club than standing for principle.”

“I saw first-hand the overwhelmingly supportive response by over 1.7 million patriots to Congressman Wilson during the March on Washington this past weekend. All of this is just further proof that we need not just a new Representative in Washington; we need new representation for ‘We the People’.”

Jim Lee is running for South Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District which encompasses precincts in the counties of Greenville, Spartanburg, Union and Laurens. Jim is an Air Force veteran and a current Air Force Reservist for over 29 years, and working in the technology industry for 25 years. For more information, please visit www.JimLeeForCongress.com.

Inglis Hangs Wilson

September 15, 2009 by  
Filed under News

Congressman Bob Inglis

Unfortunately, Adam Fogle over at the Palmetto Scoop beat me on the scoop in the 4th Congressional District.  I guess that is one of the disadvantages of being a parent and raising the family in the world of news stories.

Today, the US House voted on H. Res. 744, The Joe Wilson Resolution.

Resolved, That the House of Representatives disapproves of the behavior of the Representative from South Carolina, Mr. Wilson, during the joint session of Congress held on September 9, 2009.

The idea was to publicly reprimand the Congressman Joe Wilson because of his “You Lie” outburst during Obama’s speech to the nation.  Joe Wilson had issued apologies to the President after the incident and Obama had accepted those apologies.  Wilson felt that was good enough.

With that said, you figured most of the Congress would be logical and vote against this resolution.  They didn’t and our very own Congressman Bob Inglis decided his public apology was not enough.  Here is the screenshot of his twitter feed.

Part 1: Joe Wilson apologized to President. Part 2: He should apologize to House for rule violation. That would end the matter.

Joe Wilson analogy: I speed, lose control of my car and hit your car. Part 1: I fix your car. Part 2: I pay my speeding ticket. Case closed.

In our next articles, we will speculate on the logic and reason behind this vote.

Citadel Cadet helps organize facebook effort to support congressman

September 13, 2009 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, SC Politics, US Politics

Citadel Senior Cadet Mitch Baroody has helped organize the effort to support Congressman Joe Wilson on the web. Less than 48 hours from when the page was created there were 1,100 members and over 100 wall posts commenting the Congressman’s efforts this past week on facebook. Baroody is being credited with helping to start the “Thank You Joe Wilson Movement” all over the country.

On the facebook page that Baroody has helped create members have been able to voice their opinions and appreciation for a congressman such as Joe Wilson from South Carolina.

“Dear Congressman Wilson: Thank you for expressing what millions of Americans feel about President Obama and his plan to bankrupt this nation by passing his Health Care Reform to socialize medicine. You are a good American and have already apologized to the President and he accepted it. Do not let Speaker Pelosi and her partisan cronies intimidate you into apologizing to the full House of Congress; one apology was enough. God bless you and your family and keep up the good work!!!” These were the words from a member of the group from Florida. There are another 128 comments just like this on the facebook page thanking Wilson for all he has done to fight the Democrats in Congress.

Many members have even made contributions to the Re-elect Wilson to Congress fund, and over 700K has been raised thus far for his campaign (there is no telling how much of that came from this past week)!  Another effort that has been started is the “I’m with Joe Wilson” t-shirts , and all profits raised go towards Joe Wilson’s re-election.

So if you are feeling supportive go join the facebook page, “Thank You Congressman Joe Wilson.”

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