Harpootlian’s back! (THIS should be fun…)

That look he gets when he's fully aware that he's being a wise guy -- in other words, his usual look. / Screen shot from 2007 video by Brad Warthen

Just got this email confirming what we’ve been hearing the last day or so:

Harpootlian for SCDP Chair
Dear Friends,

I’m writing to ask you to support my candidacy for Chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party.
I’ve decided to run for two reasons.

First, I’m outraged that Republicans like Nikki Haley and Ken Ard continue to get away with not telling the truth and breaking the law. It’s time for this to stop.

Democrats must hold Republicans accountable constantly — not just during election season. As your party chair, I won’t give them a moment’s rest by demanding real transparency and accountability.

Second, I’m ready to win. I have a record of success in holding Republicans accountable for their policy and political failures, and with your help, we can do it again.

Here’s how:

·  Raise enough money for us to have the resources to fight and WIN.

·  Force Republicans to defend their record of failure.

·  Start organizing our grassroots machine for the next election now.

·  Deepen our bench by recruiting strong candidates.
These are my objectives as the next Chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party. I know that we can do this because we have done it before. I had the honor of serving as your party chair from 1998 to 2003. During that time we unseated an incumbent Republican governor and elected Governor Jim Hodges. We successfully reelected Senator Fritz Hollings, Congressman Jim Clyburn, Congressman John Spratt, and others. We also raised the money to win.

I am writing to ask for your support as our next Democratic Party Chair. Click here to declare your support. Let’s wage a relentless campaign to hold Haley, Ard, and the Republican establishment accountable, and let’s start NOW.  It’s time to put the Democratic Party in South Carolina back on the path to success.

I’m honored to have many of our party’s strongest leaders supporting my candidacy, including Congressman Jim Clyburn and our 2010 gubernatorial nominee, State Senator Vincent Sheheen.

Finally, I believe I can accomplish these goals in a single two-year term. At the end of my two-year term, I hope to help elect a new Chair who shares my vision as described above.

I would be honored to have your support for South Carolina Democratic Party Chair, and I look forward to working with you to take back the state we love.  Thank you.

Respectfully yours,

Dick Harpootlian

PS – You can help spread the word by showing your support on Facebook and encouraging your friends to do so as well.

This should be fun. Notice that I’m not saying it will be edifying or uplifting or anything. I just said it will be fun. Dick usually is.

10 thoughts on “Harpootlian’s back! (THIS should be fun…)

  1. Doug T

    Go Dick!! We Dems need a bulldog again to hold the GOP accountable.

    Politics isn’t a parlor game. It can be bare knuckle, heck, brass knuckles.

  2. Doug Ross

    #1 Priority:

    “Raise enough money for us to have the resources to fight and WIN.”

    That’s all it is about. Keeping the money flowing into the pockets of political operatives, telemarketers, direct mail companies connected to politicians. It’s a bigger scam than the tax policy.

  3. Kathryn Fenner (D- SC)

    Harpo gives lawyers a bad name, except for the many happy clients he has.

  4. Juan Caruso

    Steven Davis –
    Sir, your one-liner may be a prima facie understatement.

    Doug T –
    Anything Harpootlian says or does, is now suspect to high Heaven, or in his particular case, to LAWYER Byzantium.

    Just an avid reader’s opinion.

  5. Kathy

    It really should be fun. Harpo is one of the few party leaders in SC who can actually think and doesn’t have to have the talking points implanted in his brain in a chip. Always interesting when he’s on TV. Often don’t agree with him but have to like a smart man with a sense of humor.

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