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New Poll shows proof that South Carolina Republicans are still Birthers, still too extreme for America


Today, the results of the Winthrop University poll were released that showed one in three South Carolina Republicans believe President Obama is a Muslim and an illegal immigrant. In response, SC Forward Progress Political Director Tyler Jones released the following statement:

“The poll is just more proof that a large portion of South Carolina Republicans have jumped the shark and no longer live in the real world. Unable to justify their extremist views with facts and logic, they cling to a bizarre fantasy that President Obama is a Muslim and was born in a foreign land.

Will the Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up?

For Immediate Release

On the heels of Mitt Romney's visit to Charleston, South Carolina on Monday, SC Forward Progress Political Director Tyler Jones released the following statement:

"It is no secret that Mitt Romney is considered the most inconsistent of all the GOP candidates for President. His constant flip-flops have left political observers and voters perplexed for some time now. First he was a liberal, then he was a Tea Partier. Now he is back to being a moderate.

Voters are justifiably confused. But who can blame them? From his support of mandated health care, gay rights and abortion rights, to his strong support of strict gun control laws, Mitt Romney has championed the Dukakis/Kennedy agenda for more than 20 years. Now he is running from virtually every position he has ever held in order to appease the extremists who currently control the Republican Party. To quote the late Ted Kennedy, 'Mitt Romney isn't pro-choice or anti-choice, he's multiple choice.' It's time for the real Mitt Romney to stand up and be honest about who he really is."


Recently, SC Forward Progress released a video highlighting Romney's previously held positions. It can be seen here: 

Free Times: Huntsman Likely to Vie for ‘Reasonable’ Republican Vote in S.C.

Columbia Free Timesby Corey Hutchins

Jon Huntsman, the former Republican governor of Utah and one-time ambassador to China under President Barack Obama, has ramped up his presidential campaign in the critical early primary state of South Carolina.

His effort will likely follow a more moderate, establishment track than that of the handful of other contenders vying to tap the vein of the Palmetto State’s tea party faction — perhaps one of the most potent in the country.

Video: The Bachmann Evolution Challenge

Mother Jones: Jon Huntsman: The Democrat’s Republican

Mother Jonesby Siddhartha Mahanta

Thanks to a Republican presidential field crowded with hardline conservatives like Rep. Michele Bachmann and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Gov. Jon Huntsman is having a tough time selling himself as a credible, semi-reasonable, moderate alternative.

So it’s a little confounding that Huntsman's fundraising team in South Carolina—an ironclad conservative hotbed—includes a staunch foe of Republican Gov. Nikki Haley, as Real Clear Politics reports:

One name that jumped out of the newly minted lineup of financial backers in the first-in-the-South primary state is John Rainey, a former head of the South Carolina Board of Economic Advisers and a two-time George W. Bush "pioneer," who bundled at least $100,000 for the Republican candidate in 2000 and 2004.

Video: Treason