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Sheheen, Spratt and Clyburn: Birds of a Feather

Columbia, S.C. – July 28, 2010 – There’s an old saying about birds of a feather, which makes it no wonder that two of the country’s premier liberal political insiders – John Spratt and Jim Clyburn – are hosting a DC fundraising event tomorrow for one of their own, Vincent Sheheen.

Clyburn and Spratt have been two of Nancy Pelosi’s top lieutenants in leading our nation down a path of fiscal destruction.

Spratt was Nancy Pelosi’s strongman during the passage of Obamacare, a program that will cost our country $2.5 trillion while at the same time leading to less affordable and less accessible healthcare.

Clyburn and Spratt both championed President Obama’s job-killing “stimulus” plan, a bill that has further hampered our economic recovery while putting the country even further into debt. Sheheen shares the views of his free-spending colleagues on the stimulus, last year calling it “what the people out there need right now.” (AP, 4/30/09)

“If John Spratt and Jim Clyburn are looking to export Pelosi-style DC liberalism to South Carolina, they have found their man in Vincent Sheheen,” said SCGOP Chairman Karen Floyd. “The people of our state will quickly learn that Sheheen’s idea of governing is eerily similar to that of the Obama Administration’s, and Senator Sheheen’s voting record bears that out. He has consistently voted in favor of more spending and higher taxes, and South Carolinians simply cannot afford his approach to spending if we want to move our state forward. We need a Governor who will stand up to Washington’s intrusion into our lives and wallets, not one who will embrace its liberal elitism.”

You can view the fundraiser invitation by clicking here.