Independence hard with support like that

info@islandpacket.comMay 1, 2013 

Will the real Elizabeth Colbert Busch please stand up? I am confused. Who is the real Busch? In TV ads she presents herself to be a hard-working, independent business woman who is a staunch supporter of business and whose main interest is to bring jobs to South Carolina and clean up the mess in Washington.

To hear her speak, you would almost think that she was running as a Republican. However, when you look on the ballot she is listed as both the Democratic and the Working Families Party candidate. Yes, that's legal in South Carolina. Never heard of the Working Families Party? Google it. It's sure not a branch of the tea party.

Busch promises to be "independent" and to never "take any special interest pledges or follow any party line." Maybe that means she is a conservative Democrat or perhaps a moderate Republican, or maybe it's just a mask of moderation.

On April 15, she was at a Washington, D.C., fundraiser hosted by the likes of Al Franken, Dick Durbin, Steny Hoyer, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Jim Clyburn, and other well-know "moderates" in the Democratic Party.

I am not saying that it is impossible for a candidate to take a reported $1 million-plus in campaign contributions from liberal groups and unions and stay "independent," but it sure won't be easy. I think it's safe to say that a vote for Busch, is a vote for the Obama agenda, whoever she really is.

Jim Dickson

St. Helena Island

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