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Democrats in the state have been in the same circumstance, after all.
http://www.rob-servations.com/1/post/2013/04/my-sympathies-go-out-to-republican-voters.htmlDemocrats in the state have been in the same circumstance, after all.... more
When Alvin Greene won a primary election in June 2010, it wasn’t just us Palmetto State people who were surprised as hell.
The shock that an unemployed, non-honorably discharged veteran awaiting trial for obscenity charges could somehow beat a well-known political figure, and without having done any type of campaigning, shook from coast to coast – including the West Coast home of Jason Grant Smith.
But he didn’t respond in the format chosen by us South Carolinians, many of whom just argued (and drank) and debated (and drank) instead of trying to figure out just who the hell was this Greene guy, and how the heebie jeebies did he wind up taking 60 percent in the primary.
Instead, actor/writer/director Smith actually sought answers, which he’s now finalizing into a documentary titled “I Voted?”
The movie, covering not just Greene’s surprising upset but the overall imposition of electronic voting machines, recently completed its filming and is now in the production phase.
Smith intends to release “I Voted?” in time for the 2014 election season.
http://www.examiner.com/article/i-voted-documentary-final-productionWhen Alvin Greene won a primary election in June 2010, it wasn’t just us... more
Alvin Greene Gives First Campaign Speech: 'Reclaim Our Country' From 'Terrorists And The Communists'Alvin Greene, the Democratic nominee challenging Jim DeMint (R) for his South Carolina Senate seat, made his first public speech yesterday, and called for the country to "reclaim our country from the terrorists and the communists."
The speech, which took place in Manning Junior High School gymnasium in South Carolina, was hosted by the Manning chapter of the NAACP. The event attracted about 300 people yesterday afternoon.
Greene spoke for about seven minutes, and reportedly told Jessica Yellin of CNN, who was in Manning, that his speech was "handwritten on double lined notebook paper."
He began by saying that he is the best choice for the Senate seat, and is "also the best choice for the Image Award next year."
Greene then repeated the statistic that in June, "we saw a net loss of 125,000 jobs across the country." He then said that the state of South Carolina ranks 49th for education, has "the highest high school drop out rate across the country," and spends "more than two times of our tax paying dollars on inmates than students."
Greene talked about green jobs, and using alternative energy sources like "solar, wind and methane."
He also emphasized "justice in the judicial system. The punishment should fit the crime. Fairness saves us money."
"Let's move South Carolina and America forward," Greene said, adding that South Carolina "cannot afford six more years of my opponent," DeMint, who has held the state "hostage."
He ended with this message to his constituents: "if you're not registered to vote, register to vote."Alvin Greene, the Democratic nominee challenging Jim DeMint (R) for his South Carolina... more
South Carolina Senate hopeful Alvin Greene uploaded a website this week.
Pull out the popcorn this is going to be fun.
A report from Time Magazine:
A week ago in the living room of South Carolina's Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate, I asked Alvin Greene if there was anything that had not yet been written about by the press that he wanted to get out. “Bring the Air Force discharge up,” Greene replied. “Y'all go and get that.”
This was not the response I had expected. Greene has based his candidacy, in large part, on his military service—a total of 13 years in the South Carolina Air National Guard, U.S. Air Force, Army National Guard and U.S. Army. Tarnishing this record are the mysterious circumstances around what he calls his “involuntary” discharges from the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army. In both cases, he has refused to detail the reasons for his dismissal.
Earlier in the same interview, I had asked Greene about his dismissal from the Air Force. His answer was, somewhat typically, cryptic. “I left the Air Force in September '05,” he said. “I ran through some problems, dealing with rank. It's a long story. I guess that will be the next thing they will be focusing on.” I asked him repeatedly to clarify further, and he declined to do so.
But less than an hour later, he was encouraging me to pursue the story of his Air Force dismissal. He later declined to help by granting permission to one of his former officers to discuss his service. An Air Force public affairs officer said Greene was discharged through an administrative action, not a court martial, which is consistent with Greene's characterization of an “involuntary” discharge. Otherwise, Air Force officials said they would not discuss the details.
Read more: http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2010/06/21/questions-persist-about-alvin-greenes-mysterious-military-discharges/#ixzz0ra9iy2XWPull out the popcorn this is going to be fun. A report from Time Magazine: A... more
Undemployed ex-veteran man who won South Carolina Democratic Primary: Keith Olbermann Interviews Alvin GreeneVideo of South Carolina Democrat Alvin Greene on Keith Olbermann.
6/9/2010 Yes, he might actually run your government… he might be the one extorting your money (taxation), he might be the one making laws to try to control you....not that the republicans aren't just as bad if not worse.
http://www.peacefreedomprosperity.com/?p=35666/9/2010 Yes, he might actually run your government… he might be the one... more
Unexperienced, unemployed military veteran who faces felony obscenity charge wins Democratic nomination in SCAlvin M. Greene never gave a speech during his campaign to become this state's Democratic nominee for Senate. He didn't start a Web site or hire consultants or plant lawn signs. There's only $114 in his campaign bank account, he says, and the only check he ever wrote from it was to cover his filing fee.
Indeed, in a three-hour interview, the unemployed military veteran could not name a single specific thing he'd done to campaign. Yet more than 100,000 South Carolinians voted for him on Tuesday, handing him nearly 60 percent of the vote and a resounding victory over Vic Rawl, a former judge who has served four terms in the state legislature.
"I'm the Democratic Party nominee," Greene says in the interview at his father's home on a lonely stretch of rural highway in central South Carolina. "The people have spoken. The people of South Carolina have spoken. The people of South Carolina have spoken. We have to be pro-South Carolina. The people of South Carolina have spoken. We have to be pro-South Carolina."
Things have gotten even stranger since Greene's win. First, the Associated Press reported that he faces felony obscenity charges for allegedly showing pornography to a University of South Carolina student last November. Greene says he's not guilty. Then the state's Democratic Party chairman called on him to withdraw from the general election. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.) -- who has questioned whether Republicans may have planted Greene in the race -- is calling for federal and state investigations. A spokesman for Republican Sen. Jim DeMint (S.C.) called that notion "ridiculous," and Greene dismisses suggestions that he is anyone's pawn.
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Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) is suggesting that the circumstances of Alvin Greene's victory in the South Carolina Democratic Senate primary Tuesday are suspicious and should be investigated by the U.S. Attorney's office.
The world of politics was caught off guard by Greene's victory -- and was further shocked yesterday when news surfaced that the unknown, 32-year-old, unemployed veteran faces pending felony charges.
Questions immediately arose about the legitimacy of Greene's candidacy. While Greene insists he is the real deal, Clyburn, a high-ranking Democrat from South Carolina, is still skeptical.
"There were some real shenanigans going on in the South Carolina primary," Clyburn said this morning on the liberal Bill Press radio show, the Hill notes. "I don't know if he was a Republican plant; he was someone's plant."
Clyburn said the U.S. Attorney's office should investigate whether a third party gave Greene the money for the $10,400 filing fee, a violation of federal campaign finance laws.
"I would hope the U.S. Attorney down there would look at this," Clyburn said. "Somebody gave him that $10,000 and he who took it should be investigated, and he who gave it should be investigated."
The South Carolina Democratic Party has asked Greene to withdraw from the race, but Greene told the Associated Press he's not backing out.
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"The Democratic Party has chosen their nominee, and we have to stand behind their choice," Greene reportedly said. "The people have spoken. We need to be pro-South Carolina, not anti-Greene."
Greene's controversial history does not end with his felony charges. ABC reports that Greene was involuntarily forced out of the Army after a 13-year career that included service as an intelligence specialist and unit supply specialist. Greene told ABC he was kicked out of the Army because "things just weren't working."
If Greene stays in the race, he will challenge Sen. Jim DeMint, a favorite among the Republican's conservative base. Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee chairman Sen. Bob Menendez (N.J.) told the Washington Post it did not bother investing in the South Carolina Democratic primary since DeMint is expected to hold onto his seat.Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) is suggesting that the circumstances of Alvin... more