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View Diary: Elizabeth Colbert Busch's lead over Mark Sanford grows in South Carolina special election (108 comments)

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  •  Fascinating typo in Sanford ad - 1863/1836 (9+ / 0-)

    The Sanford ad that talks about the Alamo says "In March 1863 there was a similarly little time"... and goes on to praise "A South Carolinian by the name of William Travis drew a line in the sand with his sword and simply asked those who would stay and fight to cross it."

    Of course the battle of the Alamo was in 1836, not 1863.

    In 1863, South Carolinians were engaged in drawing a very different line in the sand, one that had nothing to do with Santa Ana's army, and everything to do with standing up for slavery, racism, and rejection of all federal authority.

    In all likelihood, the mistake was nothing more than an accidental transposition of 2 numbers. But as subliminal message for a candidate running in a district based in Charleston SC, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired, it certainly speaks to a certain section of the electorate, doesn't it?

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    by terjeanderson on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 12:51:13 PM PDT

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      the battle at the Alamo was part of the TX revolution against Mexico, which started because American settlers wanted to bring slavery to the territory, but were prohibited by the Mexican government.

      "It is the stillest words that bring on the storm. Thoughts that come on doves' feet guide the world." -Nietzche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

      by KingofSpades on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 01:05:53 PM PDT

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    •  I wouldn't be surprised (3+ / 0-)
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      If the person who wrote the press release thought the Alamo was a Civil War battle.

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      by Gpack3 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 03:34:57 PM PDT

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    •  That is interesting, ... (0+ / 0-)

      ... terjeanderson! I just toured Fort Sumter (Charleston Harbor) this weekend, and in 1863, the Fort was in the hands of the Confederates but facing fierce Federal bombardment.

      Much like this district's congressional seat. It is in Republican hands, but is facing fierce Democrat bombardment.

      Man, that Sanford ad in the newspaper is chock full of FAIL!  ; )

      I would tip you, but the man took away my tips.

      by Tortmaster on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 11:46:45 PM PDT

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