As co-chairman of Ronald Reagan’s 1980 S.C. campaign and one of the first Republicans elected to the S.C. House, I have a message for the people of South Carolina: “Don’t trust the Republicans.”
Since the days of Lincoln, they have always aided their cronies in big business. They provide corporate welfare to line their pockets and advance personal political agendas. Yet recently they have stooped lower to achieve their aims.
Nikki Haley has remade herself at the expense of the good names of South Carolina’s 22,000 Confederate dead by colluding with the enemy. With the staging assistance of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, her shameless exploitation of the families of the nine victims gunned down by a deranged lone-wolf shooter made her a national Republican figure.
None of the Republicans are what they seem. They will continue to betray the trust and traditional values of South Carolinians.
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