New Leadership needed in South Carolina and who’s got the Answer?

March 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Federal, Ryan B., South Carolina

By: Brian “Ryan B” Doyle, Candidate for US Congress

What an interesting night!  I attended a very informative meeting of the Democratic 3rd Congressional District in Greenwood, South Carolina at Ryan’s Steak House.  I was allowed to speak and heard the concerns of many during this meeting.

But what shocked me the most about a few in the meeting is that things still haven’t really changed much even in the 21st Century if you know what I mean. You would have had to experience something to understand.

For over two years as a local radio talk show host before syndicating into other market areas.  The Chair of the State Democratic Party, the Aiken County Chair and a member of the McCormick County Party had all talked, been on my radio program, and I extensivelyed pushed and supported the Democratic agenda of many candidates as I was requested.  As an African-American with a large listening base, and being able to move the people to polls and town hall meetings.  I was a “modern day severant” to the party.  But as soon as I attempted to take a lead role or seek office they abandoned  me quickly I see this as modern day slavery.

It’s okay for some to be followers and in their eyes a good little boy or girl, but when you choose to lead oh, “Houston we have a problem”.

I say all this to say, my own chair (Aiken County Chair) made it his business to avoid me the entire night at this meeting.  The same man who came on my radio program several times to use me to push his candidates and agenda as he saw fit  refused to as much as say hello or good luck on your run for U.S. Congress.  And that other Gentleman from McCormick County Party, who sat with me for hours at the McCormick County Democratic Party office to make sure “I got it right about why these were their candidates”  also made it his business to avoid me at the meeting as well.  This demonstrates to me one great thing about some people and shows that things still haven’t change in America.

In the eyes of some as long as we are followers and stay in our place we’re okay but when we get out of place or want to lead we are treated like lepers.

I will always remember the statement at an event I attended some years ago with my dear friend and great civil rights leader someone I honor Dr. Joseph L. Lowery.

“One party (the Republicans) don’t want us, and the other party (the Democrats) just put up with us for our votes, but don’t respect us!”

That was brough home to be as clear as the sky is blue with the State Democratic Party playing games with my candidacy for four months and the behavior of some on Thursday night March 12, 2010.

But one thing I’ve learned, that I want to say to both white and black voters of South Carolina.  “I  don’t take your votes or voices for granted”.  I guess that’s why I don’t fit in with the power structure of the party and I’m not their favorite candidate for the 3rd District seat.  “See there no strings attached to me and surely there will be no puppet show playing”.

It’s one thing to be controled by the people who elect you to serve, but its another to be a puppet with all the strings being pulled by the “power structure” while yhou move around the stage as instructed.  The only show that’s playing in South Carolina for Brian “Ryan B” Doyle is : jobs, health care, education, trade agreements that are taking away our jobs and immigration reform.

Now I want to be clear, I accept full responsibility for my 1999 incident. Where as a result of sharing a phone number and a document and office space with a associate with who was under investigation unknown to me.  But I refused then to be a puppet for the government and make statements about people I wasn’t sure to be a part of his scheme.  And I surely refuse to be a puppet now!

It’s amazing that when certain people face issues in life they are excused, but when others (you can read between the lines and fill in the blanks) some never forget it.

Some great examples that are to be forgotten and never mentioned again are; You worked for your boss, who was a married man at the time to someone else, but you find a way to interfere with his marriage only for him to divorce his wife and marry you his former employee.  Or being accused of contacting the CIA[1] about a businessman who had donated money to the Democratic Party only to search high and low and couldn’t remember anything and it all ended with any controversy and it was all forgotten.   Or to make comments about victims of a Hurricane[2] and apologies and it was forgotten and forgiven.  But don’t be black, oh I’m sorry did I say that it follows you for life.

The State Democratic Party needs new leadership!  Their system of molding and inventing their candidates is over or should be over.  Discrimination should not be tolerated in a party that claims to believe in equal rights for all.  We shouldn’t act like republicans and preach about things we don’t  hold true to.   Less government and values something that they couldn’t hold true to for eight years in Washington nor for 30 days in South Carolina (the governor mess).

It’s time for real change in South Carolina we have a majority house and senate of Republicans who didn’t hold true to their family values when the governor left the State unprotected only to go spend time with his “concubine” in another country, and our Republican brothers and sisters in the House and Senate couldn’t find their family values to really address the issue and show South Carolina and the World that they are true Republicans with true family values and impeach the governor.

Additionally, the same Republican House and Senate doesn’t understand the value of our Children’s future and education here in South Carolina and call for cuts to teaches pay and education funding.  These are the same Republicans that cry about passing debt onto our children while they support and take part in giving trillions of dollars to dishonest bankers.

I’m running to make the South Carolina 3rd District and South Carolina better, not for Democrats or Republicans, but for the people of South Carolina who don’t have a voice in Washington.

We need jobs, better education and reasonable pay for our teachers, police and firefighters.  We need more public safety funding for EMS, Fire and Police and we need jobs for those convicted of felonies  in order to pregfent and reduce crime in our community.

We need to provide our small businesses with taxes breaks and we MUST limit the amount of foreign goods shipped into this country that means changing our trade agreements Mr. President Obama.

That’s why I’m running not to be a part of the “power machine” nor the “power structure” but because I care about South Carolina, our health, futures and retirements, our children’s education and the freedoms our constitution affords us.

Best Regards,

Brian “Ryan B” Doyle,

Candidate for US Congress

3rd Congressional District

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