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After promising to be a “moderate Democrat” (and we all know that term is a lie), US Rep. John Spratt has voted lock-step with the Socialist policies of Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi.

Luckily for the residents of the 5th District in South Carolina — they have a great Republican candidate in Mick Mulvaney who will splat Spratt on November 2nd.  (Full disclosure:  I have personally donated to Mulvaney’s campaign.)

Mick was elected to the SC House in 2006, his first foray into politics, becoming the first Republican ever elected to that position in his District. In 2008 an unexpected retirement created a vacancy in the SC Senate, and Mick ran for and won that office in what was widely regarded to be the hardest fought legislative race in South Carolina that year.

Mick serves on the Judiciary, Labor/Commerce/Industry, Medical Affairs, Agriculture/Natural Resources, and Corrections Committee. He was identified as the Freshman Legislator of the Year in 2006 by the Palmetto Family Council for his work on the South Carolina ultrasound bill. In 2010 he was named Legislator of the Year for his work in support of the State’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS). He has received one of only a handful of A+ ratings in the entire legislature. His previous endorsements for office include the NRA and NFIB.

Mick’s view of the proper role of the Federal Government:

I believe in the United States Constitution. I believe in the concept of a limited federal government. I believe that the federal government’s primary duty is to safeguard our personal freedoms so that we can reach our highest potential as individuals.

Somehow our government has forgotten that. In just a generation Washington has gone from “Ask not what your country can do for you….” to “We will guarantee your GM warranty.”

It also strikes me that Washington has better things to do than to tell us how to live our lives. I don’t want to live in a nanny state or under a government that thinks it should be Big Brother. Generally speaking I believe what you do in your own home or in your private life is your business. At the same time neither is it the government’s job to institutionalize the corruption of American culture and history, or to legislate the wholesale destruction of our traditional community values.

The best balance comes in recognizing and honoring the limitations on the federal government – and the primacy of the people and the states – set forth in the Constitution.


If John Spratt loses, Nancy Pelosi won’t be the Speaker of the House.  It is THAT important.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)



  1. I do at least have to applaud your competence here. I’ve seen a lot of talk here of taking on Chris Coon and Barney Frank, which I’ve thought of as throwing time and money at a race where you won’t win and even if you did win the seat would just flip back as soon as the Democrats get a good (or even neutral) cycle. This is very different.

    John Spratt is a 28-year veteran Congressman from notoriously conservative South Carolina who votes with the Democratic party line 98.6% of the time. He is exactly the sort of Congressman the Democrats would very much like to hold on to since his Republican replacement would certainly vote against the Democrats on just about everything and would probably be able to stay in office for many years.

    Also, FiveThirtyEight’s prediction? The Republicans have a 52% chance of picking up this seat. Far from a lock, but also eminently winnable and well worth spending time and money on. This is the sort of race you should be focusing on, hitting the Democrats where it will really hurt them in the long run.

    Comment by Serenity — October 6, 2010 @ 12:22 pm - October 6, 2010

  2. I live in Joe Wilson’s district, drive through James Clyburn’s district daily, and work in John Spratt’s district. There are “Sack Spratt” signs everywhere, particularly in the Sumter area. I only wish we could “Sack Clyburn” as well. I emailed Joe Wilson’s opponent (Rob Miller) a couple of weeks ago and requested his stance on Obamacare. As expected….No response. I think they are running scared down here. All the liberals I work with are as quiet as a mouse. Conservatives are becoming more confident to speak their mind, although most of the talk is still in the shadows of a hallway. I also notice that Democrats have no mention of their party affiliation on any ads. Hopefully we can assist these snakes in slithering off to some remote pond….They’d make great gator food.

    Comment by Scott Lassiter — October 6, 2010 @ 1:03 pm - October 6, 2010

  3. Wait, did anyone notice the person that came to the mike after Mulvaney moved away, it seems the guy was black, and Mulvaney shook his hand. I thought that Republicans (especially in the south) were racists, hate black folks, and don’t care about anyone, at least that’s what the media keeps telling us. Oh…, he must be an Uncle Tom (if I knew how to put sarcasm in the written word, it would be there).

    Comment by HCN — October 6, 2010 @ 3:33 pm - October 6, 2010

  4. The African American you referenced is Glen McCall, he is the York County GOP Chairman and a member of te RNC National Committee. No we are not racisit. I am at many GOP events and we are seeking out AA’s to join our party. We have a rising star Rowena Booker who heads up the SC Black Conservatives.

    Comment by Kevin — October 6, 2010 @ 6:02 pm - October 6, 2010

  5. Mick is a great candidate. He will Sack Spratt no doubt.

    Comment by PatriotMom — October 6, 2010 @ 8:24 pm - October 6, 2010

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