It's not anger. Just some disappointment that when I go to a familiar place, the better stores are gone and the streets are in bad shape. Walmart is to blame for some of it, but closing factories and such are the larger problem. There are whole swaths of Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey that are in just as bad a shape. I drive through some pretty run-down towns every week, so I realize it is more a national problem.
SC has a lot of potential besides being a golfing destination. Those governors in the 70s and 80s did so much good. Clemson has a big role to play in it as the high-tech university in the state and you see good results here and there. But the playing field is more than level now - wages are low, taxes are low, real estate prices are low and SC receives about 2 dollars back for every dollar it sends to the federal government. The frustration is in that I know it can be so much better.