GREENVILLE -- A newly formed South Carolina Democratic group called tonight's GOP presidential debate here a “circus” and a “celebration of extremism.”
Standing in front of the Westin Hotel close to the debate site and backed by a pair of mimes, a person on large stilts and a trio of young men holding signs mocking debate broadcaster Fox News Channel and so-called “birthers,” Lachlan McIntosh of the group SC Forward Progress said the debate represents a “celebration of the misinformed and a celebration of pandering.”
by Jonathan Serrie
... To try and rekindle the enthusiasm of 2008, the Obama campaign already has operatives working in South Carolina cities, including Columbia and Charleston. Separately, an independent group called South Carolina Forward Progress is posting videos ridiculing, what it regards as, radical elements within the GOP.
SC Forward Progress highlighting far-right rhetoric
Posted by Greg Hambrick on Tue, May 3, 2011 at 4:35 PM
Three of the Lowcountry's high-profile consultants have formed a new organization challenging Republicans on the right-wing rhetoric that is, pardon the pun, all the rage right now.
By Corey Hutchins
South Carolina Democratic political consultant Tyler Jones, 25, was strolling through a Tax Day tea party rally in Columbia last month, training a hand-held video camera on any attendee willing to talk to him as Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann riled the crowd from the State House steps.
by Gina Smith
A trio of the state's young Democratic operatives has launched a new group to go after Republicans.
Lachlan McIntosh, a Charleston consultant who ran Mullins McLeod's aborted gubernatorial campaign last year, has set up "South Carolina Forward Progress" along with fellow consultant Tyler Jones and web developer Brian Barrie.
By CNN Political Reporter Peter Hamby
Washington (CNN) – A group of Democratic operatives in the early primary state of South Carolina is launching a new independent group to draw attention to what they call the "crazy" elements of the Republican base that hold significant sway over who the next GOP presidential nominee will be.