Posts Tagged ‘Richard Quinn & Associates


Quinns + S.C. CfG = BFF

In other Howard Rich foot soldier news, the fine people at S.C. Club for Growth seem to have solidified their ties to (and, perchance, allegiance from?) one of S.C.’s top three consulting firms.

Yes sir, the Quinns gave $6,900 to SCCfG last quarter, spaced out between The Copy Shop, Mail Marketing Strategies and the firm’s personal booze palace, The Back Porch.

Interesting. In Will Folks’ proposal to the Club last year, the Quinns were mentioned as a relatively minor player in the Club’s plans for the ’08 elections.

But, a decent number of the Quinns’ clients were “hit list” contenders, and the firm’s propaganda office has of late been an apologist for SCGOP Chairman Katon Dawson and Rich, Dawson’s newest buddy.

Then again, maybe it’s just a way for the Quinns to ameliorate things because of Rick’s involvement with the state trial lawyers’ organization.


McCain’s long road to 270

As it stand right now, Sen. Barack Obama is on pace to top 300, and possibly 370, electoral votes on Tuesday. But, even if you’re an unapologetic shill and paid staffer for Sen. John McCain, you can’t deny the numbers.

McCain can win every toss-up state, but if he loses Virginia (which is no doubt going to happen, considering the polls), he still loses. Right now, this is the best outcome for McCain, which still ends up in a loss:


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It’s really amazing how irritable the crowd at Richard Quinn & Associates is these days. The election is next week, yet the operatives at the firm seem to be working overtime dealing with bloggers than doing work for their clients.

Smart strategy, there.

Now, someone from RQ&A (from the firm’s server, no less) has been trying to post comments, not refuting what Vierdsen’s posted, but just trying ad-hominem attacks:


When are you going to start posting under your name now that everyone knows who you are?


Wes Wolfe’s inner conscience

P.S. – At least Rick Quinn has a job

Then there was this one:

Why are you censoring my comments, Wes? What’s the matter, you can’t take what you dish out?

Well, Vierdsen is used to some good give and take. What’s funny is how thin-skinned Young Republicans are (with due respect to Vierdsen’s conservative friends). John knows it’s YRs at the firm because older Republicans have actually got the maturity to let it roll off and move on.

It reminds Vierdsen of that great American, President Harry Truman. In a famous interaction a supporter yelled, “Give ’em hell, Harry!” Truman responded, “I don’t give ’em hell. I just tell the truth and they think it’s hell!”


Rick Quinn maybe can now pay his property taxes
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Believe it or not, Rick Quinn still hasn’t resolved the back taxes on his former home at 39 Eastpine Court in the Harbison neighborhood. As of the latest update on the Richland County records on Oct. 24, Quinn still owes $2,412.09 on the property, which is slated to be sold at auction.

But, maybe he can pay it now. Word on the street is that the South Carolina Association for Justice (formerly South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association) has re-upped Quinn’s $9,000/mo. contract.

Vierdsen wonders how the fellas at S.C. Club for Growth feel about this. After all, the Club is using RQ&A as its in-state mailhouse, paying the firm $16,730 in June.

As we all know from the Gospel of Luke, you can’t serve two masters.


Who is Keyser Soze?

Fogle’s certainly lined up the usual suspects, and as of 6:50 p.m., these are the standings:

1. Wesley Donehue (18%, 15 Votes)
2. B.J. Boling (15%, 13 Votes)
3. Ross Shealy (13%, 11 Votes)
4. Trav Robertson (11%, 9 Votes)
5. Other (10%, 8 Votes)
6. Mike Rentiers (7%, 6 Votes)
7. Corey Hutchins (5%, 4 Votes)
8. Garrett Gay (4%, 3 Votes)
9. Adam Fogle (4%, 3 Votes)
10. Lachlan McIntosh (4%, 3 Votes)
11. Michael Reese (4%, 3 Votes)
12. Phil Bailey (2%, 2 Votes)
13. Paul Adams (2%, 2 Votes)
14. Will Folks (1%, 1 Votes)
15. Tim Kelly (1%, 1 Votes)
16. Patrick Norton (0%, 0 Votes)

Someone commented that write-in votes should be Hogan Gidley, Morton Brilliant and Greg Foster. Well, Vierdsen can tell you one thing — it ain’t Morton Brilliant. John’s of the opinion that guy is a total douchebag. Is there anybody who knew him that thought he wasn’t a little slimy?

Anyway, it’s a little funny that Fogle’s going after little ol’ Vierdsen. Unlike Mr. Scoop, John doesn’t have an entire major political consulting firm backing him up, and all the resources and advantages that entails, or an extensive network of the firm’s clients feeding him information. He’s just a guy that’s a little smart, can figure out a few things and write a coherent sentence.

It’s like UL-Monroe’s win over Alabama last year — you don’t have to have the depth or the facilities and resources, but when the other guys are throwing you picks on their side of the field on a regular basis, it’s not hard to pull an upset.

By the way, you may want to watch out for the balding guy with a limp.

Who is John Vierdsen [The Palmetto Scoop]


State GOP involved in caging activities?
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If this is true, it doesn’t make sense to Vierdsen. According to sources close to Vierdsonian Democracy the S.C. GOP may be involved in caging activities, which have been a very controversial activity in places like Ohio.

Apparently, the state party has been sending out massive amounts of mailpieces, seen in recent payments here:












…and here:


That’s a lot of printing/mail/whatever. And, word is that they’re taking mailings that are returned as “non-deliverable” to conduct challenges to the voter registration rolls.

Don’t know if it’s true, but John’s sources say it is. And, it’s a little messed up. The Republican Party in this state couldn’t be more powerful. Why is the state GOP pulling this?

And, why would Katon Dawson allow it? Sure, politics in South Carolina is a rough-and-tumble business, but Dawson is running for RNC chairman. Certainly, getting involved with unethical voter suppression activity will make him look bad to the rest of the RNC.


Batter up, big boy
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Vierdsen’s quaking in his brilliantly-shined Italian loafers about Fogle’s new jihad. In one of his new posts, the Richard Quinn & Associates resident blogger said, “I have a whole lot more respect for folks like Micah Snead and Tim Kelly and Jennifer Read — all of whom share a mutual dislike for TPS — for having the courage to use their real name than folks like Vierdsen and Waldo who cower in the shadows. So I’m going to find them and I’m going let everyone know who they are. It’s hardball, and they stepped up to the plate to play, so… batter up.”

Oh, no! Lock the door! Grab the gun! Turn out the lights!


It’s nice to see that John’s first on his list, too. Wow – having your panties in a wad to such an extreme degree must be pretty painful. This is how Fogle describes your illustrative host:

Not much is known about this nutjob except that they are or were a political insider and a huge Alabama football fan. They first hit the blogosphere in June 2008 and their existence has so far baffled nearly everyone. But with a penchant for vulgarity and making very nasty, personal, libelous attacks, it’s only a matter of time before they are caught. It’s possible that this is more than one person, as their character assassinations are reminiscent of the “Magic Bullet Theory.” 

That’s hysterical. Here’s a fact for the factually challenged: “libel” is defined as, “A false publication, as in writing, print, signs, or pictures, that damages a person’s reputation [and] the act of presenting such material to the public.”

Before you go calling Vierdsen a liar of the criminal variety, maybe you should quit getting drunk and running over people, tell your boss to pay his taxes and come clean as to the SCTLA was paying your boss nine large per month. John’s vetted each of these stories and they’re totally accurate.

Just because you’re pissy about it doesn’t make it libel. Must be that spectacular Georgia Southern eduction.

Oh, and technically, “” is still anonymous. Idiot.

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