South Carolina – Not in Ron Paul’s Plans?

March 30, 2011 by  
Filed under US Politics

Congressman Ron Paul speaks to members of the Spartanburg Executive Committee

It is well believed that Ron Paul is prepping up for another run for President. News flash right?

But according to recent fundraising emails from the campaign, it does not appear that South Carolina plays into his plans very much. He has stated plans in Iowa, New Hampshire, Mississippi, Florida, New York (TV appearances) and Nevada.

I mean, why would he waste his resources on South Carolina republicans. Generally speaking, most republicans (not all) elected in this state are more concerned with social conservative issues and have no issues with government power grabs. Although many claim to be fiscal conservatives and less government, actions by the state legislature trend other wise.

Not only that, you can see how well he was received during the last election cycle. They were more amused by Giuliani questioning Paul for his non-interventionist policies than rational reasoning, a GOP leader attempted to ban him from attending local events and he garnered only 5% of the vote in the primary.

South Carolina has chosen the eventual republican nominee for president since 1980, so it seems foolish to bypass it. Either way, this strategy move is interesting.

What do you think about Paul’s potential campaign strategy?

The Truth Will Set Christina Jeffrey Free

April 22, 2010 by  
Filed under News

Jeffrey Working for Rudy Giuliani

Folks, I do my best effort to provide accurate statements concerning the individuals I report about on my blog. I like to think that I am accurate 99% of the time and I update accordingly when I’m not.

With that said, since I broke the story concerning Jeffrey’s support of Giuliani several weeks ago, her supporters, family members and friends a like have graced this blog giving me hell.  Claiming I’m lying, someone has deceived me, etc.  They tell me I’m destroying a good candidate, trying to split the Tea Party up or this is just a flat out lie.

So if one news article wasn’t enough, you believe Mike Littwin from the Rocky Mountain Times made this up, then the picture above should answer all of your questions about the real Christina Jeffrey.

I was working on some other stories tonight and it dawned on me that if Mike Littwin interviewed her at the Spartanburg GOP convention, someone, somewhere had to have a picture of her.  Jeffrey never shies away from a camera (she will now), even when she is not invited (Upcountry Coalition Against Karen Floyd for example).

If there was one thing Rick Beltram was good at, he knew how to get media coverage of the Spartanburg GOP events.  The Herald Journal provides good coverage and a photographer typically follows Jason Spencer to scope out some interesting footage.  So I decided to browse the photo galleries of the Herald Journal, searching for Rudy Giuliani.

Enter Alex Hicks.  If you have ever had the opportunity to talk with him, he is an awesome individual and he taught me a lot about photography on our trip to DC for Obama’s inauguration, thanks Alex.  You still owe me a beer for saving your tail with your computer.

Hicks snapped the above photograph of Christina Jeffrey decked out in Rudy attire at the convention.  In attendance that day as well, Mike Littwin of the Rocky Mountain Times and Duncan Hunter.  If she was supporting Duncan Hunter as she claims to have in the March 5th WORD debate, why wasn’t she working for him then.

Jeffrey has Ray Moore swear up and down that she did not work on the Giuliani account but this picture speaks louder than any words.

I think it is becoming more clear that Jeffrey has some explaining to do to her closest supporters, Maria Brady at the Boiling Springs Tea Party, Brian Frank, Dean Allen and Ray Moore.  But more importantly, the people in this district.

It is time for Christina Jeffrey to step forward and address the lies she has spread concerning other campaigns and to tell the people the truth.

Picture:  Courtesy of Alex Hicks, Spartanburg Herald Journal

UPDATE:
It didn’t take long for someone to take this picture and run with it, tying it to the campaigns use of E. Ray Moore statements that she never worked for him

Related Stories Across SC:
The “Mark of Rudy” – FITS News
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words – Sunlit Uplands

Jeffrey to Lose Liberty Candidate Endorsement?

March 12, 2010 by  
Filed under SC Politics

As of 4:30 pm on Friday March 12th, Christina Jeffrey is no longer listed as a Liberty Candidate on their website.  The link to her former endorsement page has been broken.

If you recall, The Conservativist discovered Wednesday that Jeffery was working for / supporting Rudy Giuliani during the 2008 Presidential Primaries and that her fellow South Carolinian’s were “inbreds”.  During a recent debate, Jeffrey stated she supported Duncan Hunter in the primary.

We have contacted the Liberty Candidate organization to find out the reason why she was removed as a Liberty Candidate.  A response from the organization at 4:40pm stated the committee was meeting and that they would be taking everything into consideration.

We will let you know when the Liberty Candidate organization makes a decision.

Jeffrey No Longer Listed as Liberty Candidate

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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Stumping South Carolina – Update 1

January 13, 2008 by  
Filed under US Politics

The primaries are coming in South Carolina. The Republican Primary is on January 19th, the Democratic Primary is on January 26th. Check here often for stump information!

  • Monday, January 14th
    • John Edwards
      • 12:00pm – Coastal Carolina University, 160 Willowbrook Boulevard, Pawleys Island, South Carolina
      • 7:15pm – Myrtle Beach High School, 3300 Central Parkway, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
    • Michelle Obama for Barack Obama (Not in Attendance)
      • 10:00am – Francis Marion University – Smith Center Gym (Florence, SC), 4822 E. Palmetto, Florence, SC 29501
      • 3:00pm – Bethel AME Church (Georgetown, SC), 417 Broad St., Georgetown, SC 29440
    • Samantha Power for Barack Obama (Not in Attendance)
      • 1:45pm – The Strom Thurmond Institute, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
      • 4:15pm – Wofford College, McMillan Theatre, 429 North Church St., Spartanburg, SC
    • Fred Thompson
      • 12:00pm – Meet Fred, PaPa’s Russ’s BBQ, 231 The Alley, Aiken, SC
      • 6:00pm – Meet Fred, The Coach House, 637 SE Main Street, Simpsonville, SC
  • Tuesday, January 15th
    • Rudy Giuliani
      • 6:00pm – Elks Club, 1030 O’Neil St Gaffney , SC 29340 (Unofficial)
    • Samantha Power for Barack Obama (Not in Attendance)
      • 3:15:pm – Cupps Cafe (Rock Hill, SC), 221 Cherry Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730
    • John McCain
      • 7:30pm – Michigan Election Watching Party, Hibernian Society, 105 Meeting Street, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Wednesday, January 16th
    • John McCain
      • 11:00am – Campaign Rally, Carolina First Center, 1 Exposition Drive, Greenville, South Carolina
      • 12:15pm – Town Hall Meeting, Cleveland Park Event Center, 141 North Cleveland Park Drive, Spartanburg, South Carolina
      • 5:45pm – Town Hall Meeting, T-Bones Steakhouse, 3990 Highway 49, Lake Wylie, South Carolina
  • Thursday, January 17th
    • John McCain
      • 9:00am – Rally in the Alley, Aiken Municipal Center, 214 Park Avenue SW, Aiken, South Carolina
      • 12:30pm – Campaign Rally, SC McCain Headquarters, 1600 Gervais Street, Columbia, South Carolina
      • 5:15pm – Town Hall Meeting, Black River Electric Co-op Civic Center, 1121 North Pike, Sumter, South Carolina
  • Friday, January 18th
    • John McCain
      • 8:45am – Campaign Rally, Carolina Hospital East Campus Conference Center, 805 Pamplico Highway, Florence, South Carolina
      • 11:30am – Campaign Rally, Pepper Geddings Recreation Center, 3205 Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
      • 2:00pm – Campaign Rally, Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
      • 5:45pm – Campaign Rally, The Yorktown, 40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Saturday, January 19th
    • Republican Primary

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