Long ago, candidate Barack Obama said upset people tend to cling to their guns and religion as a way to express frustration. We’ll return to this in a second.
If you recall, the bad blood began over what I’m sure was an awkward lunch:
The two men dined together in February at a lunch initiated by Inglis.The congressman thought they were meeting to strategize on Gowdy seeking to replace S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster, who’s running for governor.
Gowdy had other ideas.
His announcement in early June that he would seek Inglis’ seat shocked the congressman.
“I guess you find out in politics that ambition trumps loyalty,” Inglis said.
Fast forward through the ethics hoopla to today.
Gowdy’s camp announced the endorsement of Robert Taylor, a Bob Jones University administrator. Kind of a big deal for social conservatives around here.
The same day, Inglis announced the endorsement of the NRA. Kind of a big deal for gun lovers.
So…guns or religion?
As if the regular back-and-forth between these two wasn’t tiring enough, here’s one more jab:
Inglis said he was happy to have support in the Bob Jones community and was certain Gowdy is pleased to have the support of “one of the members of the Bob Jones community.”
I’m sure they’re thrilled to be mere tally marks.