Monday, June 14, 2010


Last weeks Democratic Party Primary in South Carolina for the United States Senate was won by a  virtually unknown who got  some 60% of the vote.  Democratic Party officials are scratching their heads and attempting to explain the victory of one, Alvin Greene, a person that some in the party are now claiming is intellectually incapable of running in the general election in November.

His election was anything but surprising to some astute observers who have long know the quality, or lack thereof,  of many Democratic Party voters and candidates. If elected Alvin will be right at home in the Democratic Caucus in the Senate where his intellectual prowess will equal or surpass that of any member.

South Carolina Pol Questions Dwm Senate Candidate's 'Mental Status'

A South Carolina lawmaker on Sunday suggested that new Democratic Senate nominee Alvin Greene may be intellectually incapable of participating in the general election race.

State Rep. Todd Rutherford told Fox News that he went to Greene's house to discuss with him how Greene succeeded last week in becoming the candidate to challenge Republican Sen. Jim DeMint in the November election, but he found it difficult to decipher an answer.

"About two questions into a conversation with him, it would become apparent that he is not probably fit to answer the questions befitting a Senate candidate," Rutherford said. "If he was put into this, then it is a joke that is funny to all the rest of us, but he doesn't get it -- because I don't know that his mental status is such that he can get it."

On Friday South Carolina authorities launched a formal investigation into Greene's unlikely win. The campaign of his vanquished opponent, Vic Rawl, said it too is looking into reports across the state from voters and poll workers who "experienced problems with voting for whom they intended."

A Rawl campaign spokesman said he believes that the outcome of Tuesday's election is "statistically impossible" and "South Carolinians would rather be 100 percent right than 90 percent uncertain." Greene won with about 60 percent of the vote.

Rutherford said he asked Greene whether his honorable but involuntary discharge from the U.S. Army last August was related to his mental state.

"When I asked him whether they had checked his mental health status, he seemed to suggest that doing so brought about racist implications and other things. He kind of ducked the issue," said Rutherford.

Rutherford added that based on his conversation with Greene about his military service he got the impression that Greene could have decided to spend the $10,400 needed to enter the South Carolina race, but "I doubt it very seriously."

As the questions mount over the selection of Greene, some have attributed it to the arbitrary alphabet since Greene's name appeared above Rawl's on the ballot. Rutherford said the Senate Democratic primary in South Carolina was low profile to begin with and probably "people just hit a button and had no idea who they were voting for."

But South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn, the House majority whip, said he could reach no conclusion except that Greene is a plant.

"I never said he was a Republican plant. I said he was someone's plant. ... I saw the patterns in this. I know a Democratic pattern, I know a Republican pattern and I saw in the Democratic primary elephant dung all over the place," he told CNN.

Senior White House Adviser David Axelrod said he also is trying to find an explanation for the improbable victory.

"The whole thing is odd. I don't really know how to explain it and I don't think anybody else does either," Axelrod said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Axelrod said he thinks the people of South Carolina deserve the best nominee on the ballot, although he supposes Greene would argue that since he won the election, he is the best candidate.

"How he won the primary is a big mystery though, and until you resolve that I don't think he can claim to be a strong, credible candidate," he said.

Rutherford said Greene certainly is not like other politicians.

"My conversation with him was not with someone who is all about politics, has an agenda, and wants his 15 minutes of fame. He would've been just fine sitting in his house, which he apparently did the entire campaign. I don't think he ever left his house," he said.

"It's scary because you don't want to suggest that somebody who does not have what everybody else has can't run for office, but it's also the fact that he won, so what do you do?” Rutherford asked. Source  FOX News
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Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Oh the Democraps and their folly.

hbl said...

"Not too bright" is understatement. Pay attention to Maxine "dimbulb" Waters' the next time she appears on TV.

Proof said...

Imagine the mayhem if this dim bulb were to actually win the general election!

The Born Again American said...

Some how I don't think Senator Jim DeMint is afraid of this guy in the general election, but it just goes to prove Democrats are dumber than originally thought...

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

This opens up a massive host of questions.

If a plant: whom?

And if so, why the massive vote?

Might one factor be: people are DAMNED TIRED of ALL incumbents?

I submit it may just be that simple on its face.

For shit's sake, folks, the GOWPs voted for Obaka. And history has proven that DEAD PEOPLE have been voted into office.


Ron Russell said...

Was watching "Morning Joe" this morning and someone suggested that blacks voted for Alvin Greene because he was black and whites voted for him because they thought he was white! I was thinking---racist in the Democratic Primary. This whole thing is a joke, but one on the Dems.

MK said...

I just hope there are plenty of people who are going to haul the democrats over the hot coals for this obvious racism. They love playing the racism card, let it be used against them now.

Randy-g said...

Today's democRAT party scares the hell out of me. Do they even care? Where did they find this guy? And good God why? And what does that say about who voted? Head banging insane!

Matt said...

Always remember that the Democrats always accuse the Republicans of what they do.

Steve Dennis said...

He shold fit right in!
Can you imagine if a Republican had said that a black candidate that the people voted for was not smart enough to hold the office? There would be hell to pay!

Ron Russell said...

I hadn't thought about that Steve, but as you say "it would be hell to pay" if a Republican would have called a black candidate stupid!

Trestin Meacham said...

I just heard his interview with Mark Levine. I think he may have a serous mental impairment. A six year old would have done better.