Ahh, SC Republicans:
In what appears to be a last ditch attempt to halt Newt Gingrich’s late momentum in South Carolina, a fake CNN Breaking News alert was emailed to state Republican activists early Thursday morning claiming that the former House Speaker pressured his ex-wife to have an abortion.
CNN did not send out the email alert.
What is in the water down there in SC. This is the state of that wingnut “YOU LIE” Republican, the state of Governor Appalachian Trail, the state where the vicious smears about McCain’s children occurred, and the state where Nikki Haley was accused of having an affair prior to her election, the state that sends nihilist teahadist DeMint to the Senate, and I am sure I am missing a ton more. Virtually all of this is Republican fratricide, so while it is disgusting, it also is a touch amusing.
You would think it would be Texas, but for my money, ground zero of the disgusting ooze that makes up the core of the modern GOP is South Carolina. Is there something in the history of South Carolina that makes them produce this sort of vicious, putrid, right-wing lunatics?