Animated politics: I live in the state of South Carolina, a state where leadership and government exemply the epic fail of our country. The hungry, the poor, the illiterate, the uninused, and the minority have been systematically subjegated for more than 300 years. For generations South Carolina has been at the bottom of public health indicators, high school graduation rates, and mental health care. The state's infrastructure is crumbling because is has the lowest state contribution to roads and bridge in the country. The current state superintendent of schools has stated publicly that early childhood education has no value. Our state staggers under the yoke of infathomably incompetent and self-serving leadership. This is a fact born out by statistical comparison to the rest of the country. It is a deplorable and disgusting state of affairs. Our current governor Nikki Haley, Never, Ever mentions the poverty and pain experienced by hundreds of thousands of South Carolinians every day. She talks about controlling government spending, she spends weeks on end out of state raising money from Tea Party groups for her next election. Meanwhile, tens of thousands in our state go hungry, wonder where there are ever going to get a job, wonder what is going to happen their children. Can you believe that this governor has the temerity to issue "report cards" to legislators who disagree with her? In the final analysis, Haley is just another one of a long lineage of bigoted, self-indulgent governors ranging back to Pitchfork Ben Tillman and his predecessors who started a Civil War that killed 1,000,000 Americans.
Chapter 2: S.C. Gov Nikki Haley Goes to Work
Chapter 4: A Commentary on State Leadership
Chapter 6: Radical Right Smackdown
Chapter 8: S.C. Governor Nikki Haley searches for a state ranking she can be proud of
Come see the premiere at Indie Grits 2013! Mystery Political Science Theater 2012: Tea Party Invaders from Outer Space Target South Carolina!. Join us April 17 at Tapp's Arts Center. Run time: 14 minutes. Learn the truth about why South Carolina government is so dysfunctional.
Chapter 1: S.C. Governor Nikki Haley talks to a young constituent
Chapter 3: S.C. Governor Nikki Haley Holds a News Conference
Chapter 5: We Can Still Win This Thang!
Chapter 7: Failures in Leadership - Raods & Bridges
Chapter 9: WTF Weekday News Update - Gov. Nikki Haley & Lt Gov. Ard Go for Threefer on Screwups