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I heard about the South Carolina Democratic Senate primary on my way to Columbia on Wednesday. It seriously made me want to go kiss a Democrat. Bravo!

What a slap in the face, a blatant vote of "no confidence" in the current Democratic Party. Now in all honesty, the Democrats did just throw away the race. Alvin Green no more belongs in the Senate than the Vic Rawl guy. South Carolina voters will see the stunt ends here, maybe.

But this is a wake-up call to all incumbents; don't get comfortable, Republicans. For some time, Washington has been a nauseous hue of purple suits running around a butcher shop. And the Democrats from South Carolina have had it with their representative not representing.

Not that this was a wise course of action but, dang, what a resounding message. I seriously doubt the Republicans could be so bold. They'll just keep voting in red-coated liberals all the while plugging their ears and screaming, "Lesser of two evils!"

To all incumbents across the board: Are you listening?

Melissa Whitener
Gainesville

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