South Carolina's Republicans and Democrats have been fighting via media this week. It can be hard to keep up with, so here's a timeline:
MONDAY: S.C. Senate Democrats hold a news conference in Orangeburg to talk about South Carolina's 10.9 unemployment rate -- the third highest in the country. They criticize Republican Gov. Nikki Haley, saying she has spent too much time traveling and talking to national media instead of trying to create jobs.
TUESDAY: S.C. Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian holds a news conference to blast state Republican officeholders for giving high-paying state jobs to their former campaign staff.
WEDNESDAY: S.C. Republican Party Chairman Chad Connelly sends a letter to the state's Democratic leadership (being careful to CC the media, of course) saying the party has "not lifted a finger to help recruit jobs or growing businesses in our state." Connelly called on the Democrats to "immediately travel to Washington, D.C. (or Martha's Vineyard) and meet with President Obama" to tell him to call of the National Labor Relations Board's attempt to keep Boeing from opening a 787 assembly plant in Charleston.
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THURSDAY: Harpootlian responds to Connelly's letter this way:
"While I personally disagree with the NLRB's position on Boeing, it is wrong to ask President Obama to intervene with an independent government agency. It would be like asking Haley to intervene with DHEC or meddling in a Supreme Court case.
As for the SCDP jobs plan, step one is to remove Republicans from power. The Republican Party has run South Carolina government for 10 years and all they have to show for it is 10.9% unemployment. Democrats don't control the House, the Senate, or the Governor's office, so the better question is "where is their jobs plan?" and "why is it a total failure? "
Wells Fargo's released an economic analysis Tuesday that said South Carolina is one of thirteen states that “likely fell into recessionary territory in July." The Republican Party is solely responsible for the economic disaster in South Carolina. Our top priority is voting the Republicans responsible for this mess out of office."