Meet Alvin Greene: The Sarah Palin Of The Democratic Party (video)
Alvin Greene (D-SC) on why he feels he won the Democratic Primary for U.S. Senate:
“I think that, uh, you know, that they , you know, they heard of my name when I was campaigning across the state , you know, and uh, by word of mouth, uh, I got the word around…you know, it was not luck, you know….”
Meet Alvin Greene. He just won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in the state of South Carolina while carrying 60% of the vote. 20% of South Carolina’s registered Democrats voted in the primary and most if not all had never heard of Alvin Greene prior to the election.
Greene graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Political Science. He has 13 years of military service under his belt, has worked intelligence in the Air Force and supply in the Army, and was “involuntarily” discharged from both branches of the military.
His platform is jobs, education and justice.
His opponent, Victor Rawl, a respected Democrat, was thought by many to be the one to give Republican Jim DeMint a viable run for his seat. Come November, DeMint will run against Alvin Greene, an unemployed army vet currently living with his father.
Greene is facing a felony obscenity charge resulting in his arrest in November of 2009.
He’s accused of showing Internet porn to a female student in a University of South Carolina computer lab, then propositioning her to take him back to her room. He’s defending himself with the help of a public defender, which is odd considering he was able to come up with the $10,400 filing fee required to run in the primary.
Greene has participated in a myriad of television and phone interviews by local and national media ever since the surprising win. The most notable aspects to the interviews are not about where he stands on the issues, but instead the focus is on the cryptic answers he’s given to the most basic questions asked by reporters.
He has never met any Democratic party leaders, and he tried to pay the campaign filing fee with a personal check instead of using a campaign funded account as election rules dictate. What’s interesting about the $10,400 payment is that in November he told a judge that he was broke which is why his case will be defended by a public defender.
Democratic leaders in South Carolina are shocked as hell, but they only have themselves to blame. Neither candidate was well known, and Greene was known even less than his opponent. He had no website ( he does now: Alvin Greene’s Twitter Page), no staff, held no meetings or campaign rally’s. He said he conducted his campaign the “old-fashioned” way. Some top Democrats in the state have gone as far as to call for an investigation into his campaign run.
Here’s a collage of some of the interviews Greene has given:
Some soldiers who served with Alvin had this to say about the former soldier:
He was in my unit in the Army. 1st infantry division 1st battalion 5th field artillery Ft. Riley Kansas. i just want to say that he is most definitely unfit to be a senator. He couldn’t show up to work in the right uniform. He was chaptered out of the Army for constantly disrespecting his superiors and failure to be in the right place at the right in the right uniform. Anyone who has ever served in the military knows thats to easy.
Another had this to say:
1 day agoEveryone!!!! You got it all wrong!!!!! You should really have done a background check or at least asked some of us that have served with this guy… Seriously. He was giving the pink slip cuz he was slightly handicapped. I’M NOT KIDDING!!!!!! He was the guy that had to guard a refrigerator all day because he couldn’t do anything else. He would disappear all day for hours and have no answer where he went. I bet he doesn’t even know what a senator does for a living. You IDIOTS!!!!!
ALVIN GREENE WAS MY SOLDIER AT FORT RILEY KS. HE CAME THROUGH THE 1ST BRIGADE DEVILS ACADEMY. AS A WITNESS TO HIS INCREDIBLE POOR PERFORMANCE AS A SOLDIER WHILE SERVING AT FORT RILEY, I AM AMAZED TO HIS INCREDIBLE FEAT AS TO WIN THE SOUTH CAROLINA REPUBLIC SENATE RACE. THIS IS A MAN WHO KNEW NO VALUE NOR RESPECT FOR THE UNIFORM HE WORE. THIS LEAVES ME TO COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT EITHER THIS MAN IS A POLITICAL WOLF IN SHEEPS CLOTHING OR THE GREATEST CON ARTIST SOUTH CAROLINA HAS EVER SEEN
A Democratic Representative talking to the media after a private meeting with Mr. Greene about the state of South Carolina and how to move forward.
South Carolina’s voters need to understand that Jim DeMint is a GOP powerhouse, a Republican machine that will chew up and spit out the measly 20% of the Democratic votes that elected Greene. He needs far more than that to defeat DeMint. Many people have asked what the voters in South Carolina were thinking when they voted for Alvin Greene. Obviously, they weren’t. Conspiracy theory or not, this is what happens when uninformed voters who do vote, often don’t have a fucking clue.
Now that they have their candidate, what will South Carolina do with him? That’s the real question.
Although Greene comes off as a simpleton, I don’t buy it, or the fact that there’s anything freakishly slow about him. He appears to lack a certain social etiquette, and there’s a measure of mental ineptness as it relates to his ability to respond directly to questions, but he does hold a Poly Sci. degree. Outside of law, it’s the closest you can get to a business degree. And most business majors I know can not communicate what so ever.
Seriously though, there is something about all of this that I can’t quite put my finger on yet. Despite it, I believe him when he says that winning the primary “was not luck, you know.”
If I ever decide to run for office I’m changing my name to Angela Davis and moving to the deep south.