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Showing posts with label Nikki Haley. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nikki Haley. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Tricky Nikki's Appointment as UN Ambassador

President-Elect Trump with South Carolina Lt. Governor Henry McMaster - A team to make America and South Carolina great again!

For my friends outside of South Carolina who may not understand the appointment of Nikki Haley as United States UN Ambassador -- a woman to whom the President-Elect owes NOTHING -- this is more a maneuver to reward South Carolina Lt. Governor Henry McMaster, a popular leader to whom the President-Elect owes a great deal.

Nikki Haley is a powerless and disliked Governor who has attempted to achieve national recognition by betraying the people of her own state and conservative principles. She is an opportunist and has no future in South Carolina whatsoever, and her success to date has depended on the same factor which helps elect Lindsey Graham to the United States Senate. Democrat voters have known that they are unlikely to obtain anything closer to one of their own and have therefore cast their votes for the RINO candidate.

Lt. Governor Henry McMaster, on the other hand, is a popular figure who will be a well-respected, popular Governor. He was also the most prominent elected official in South Carolina to support the President-Elect in South Carolina's "first in the South" Republican primary. Trump's win here was the first in what became an unbroken and unprecedented string of victories throughout Dixie.

Haley's role at the UN will be that of a TV news anchorwoman; she will read statements prepared by others in the White House and State Department and take the slings and arrows of a world community hostile to the United States. She will have no policy role and will be a place-filler until someone qualified can take the job, unless the Trump administration can extract the US from that enormous waste of money. Many of us will be grateful for an ingenious way to get Haley out of the state.

Now South Carolina will have a superb, new Governor who reflects conservative South Carolina values and will be an important ally to the Trump Administration in making America great again.

Friday, January 15, 2016

White House Heaps Praise on Haley After SOTU Response

Nikki Haley, Obama's Useful Idiot

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s (R) response to President Obama’s State of the Union address won her praise from the very place she was tasked with criticizing: the White House. 
“I have a lot of admiration for the governor,” White House chief of staff Denis McDonough told reporters at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. “I think some of the things she has done over the last year are remarkable.”
Haley’s response to Obama’s annual address was unusual in that it took a veiled shot at her own party’s presidential front-runner, Donald Trump. 
“During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices,” she said. “We must resist that temptation. No one who is willing to work hard, abide by our laws and love our traditions should ever feel unwelcome in this country.”
Those comments echoed Obama’s speech, in which he rejected Trump’s doom-and-gloom message. Obama said at times of great change, America has never given in to “those who told us to fear the future” or promised “to restore past glory if we just got some group or idea that was threatening America under control.”
“She was willing to do something a lot of other leading Republicans have been unwilling to do, which is to actually articulate a commitment for American values that some leading Republican presidential candidates are speaking out against," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday. “Her willingness to stand up and speak out against that took some courage and was it rather conspicuous.” 
But they also raised the ire of many on the right, including conservative pundit Ann Coulter, who said the governor — the child of Indian immigrants — should be “deported” for her remarks. 
Trump himself took a shot at Haley, who admitted in a Wednesday morning interview her comments were aimed at the billionaire real estate mogul. 
Read more at The Hill >>

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Trikki Nikki is Shocked that Syrians are Arriving in South Carolina

One of Trikki Nikki's Many Faces
According to yesterday's The State newspaper, Syrian refugees have begun arriving in South Carolina.  And Governor Nikki Haley is just shocked!  Shocked!  In response to statewide opposition and public pressure, hadn't she publicly "requested" that Syrian refugees not be settled here? 

Her office claims to have been completely blindsided by the collaboration of her Department of Social Services and Lutheran Services Carolinas on the first Syrian placements in South Carolina's Midlands.

Sadly, this is only the latest example of what a lying, duplicitous Governor we have and why she has so richly earned the appellation of Trikki Nikki.

She knew very well when she signed an agreement on August 7th that Syrian refugees would be coming to South Carolina.  Your safety and well-being be damned.  It means federal dollars for her friends and all subsequent "requests" were merely for show.  Federal shackles follow federal shekels, as Trikki well knows.

So, arm yourselves, South Carolinians; Trikki and the feds are not going to protect you.  And be forewarned America, our very corrupt Governor is concerned only about her own selfish advancement.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Governor Haley, It Is Time to Reverse Your Plan to Settle Syrian "Refugees" In South Carolina

Governor Haley, we call on you to follow the lead of  the Governors of Michigan and Alabama and reverse your plans to settle Syrian "refugees" in South Carolina.

Michigan's Governor Rick Snyder has recently reversed his plans to accept Syrian refugees, saying his "first priority is protecting the safety of our residents."  Alabama's Governor Robert Bentley said he reached his decision "after full consideration of this weekend's attacks of terror on innocent citizens in Paris ... I will not stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm's way."

Accordingly, we respectfully urge you to heed the opposition expressed throughout South Carolina to your plans and to fulfill your most fundamental responsibility to protect the public safety of our South Carolina families and communities.

In reflecting on the murderous horror that has recently occurred in Paris, Congressman Peter King, R-N.Y., chairman of the U.S. House Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee, has said the U.S. has no databases, no government records, and no employment records against which to vet Syrian refugees. "We don't know who these people are," King told Megyn Kelly of Fox News.

South Carolina has many unmet needs without rushing to open the door to a community of high-risk individuals who will add new burdens to our communities, schools, medical facilities, law enforcement, social services, welfare and public benefit programs.

Experience has shown throughout Europe and the United States that in addition to radical Islamists who are thought to be embedded among the refugees, second and third generation Muslims are highly prone to be radicalized and to be the cause of many acts of terrorism.

There is no compelling reason to open our state to individuals from a known hotbed of Islamic extremism who security officials say cannot be safely screened and who would love to bring suicide vests and grenades to the streets of Charleston, Greenville or our State House.

Your first obligation is to the people of South Carolina, Governor Haley, and any initiative to impose enormous new burdens and dangers on the people of this state should only be done after consultation with the public, community leaders and with the approval of our elected state representatives.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Grifters for "Ethics Reform" - Nikki Haley's Assault on Senator Bright

Governor Nikki Haley came to the Upstate this past week to bash Spartanburg's fiscal and social conservative State Senator, Lee Bright, for his refusal to sign-on to the fraudulently misnamed "Ethics Reform" legislation. 

Nikki Haley as an advocate for ethics reform is a bit like Barack Hussein Obama pushing the cause for small, frugal and accountable government or the League of Prostitutes for Purity.  Politics is the second oldest profession, but Haley's assault on Senator Bright is audacious, even for her.

Senator Bright made clear that he would not support so-called "ethics reform" legislation until he could get a vote on the nullification of Obamacare.  As a principled conservative he is also right to oppose this misnamed, retrograde legislation because it does anything but advance ethical, transparent and good government in our state.  In fact, it would shield legislators from criminal prosecution for ethical violations.  The Spartanburg TEA Party has summarized here what they have aptly called a "crap bill."

Perhaps Haley's assault on Senator Bright is just the Establishment's first strike on a solid conservative with a real chance of defeating Senator Lindsey Graham next year in a GOP primary.  If that was her intent, we expect Boss Connelly, choreographer of the recent state GOP infomercial, and Curtis Loftis, Mitt Romney's SC chairman,  will be following in her wake.

We can well understand Governor Haley's personal interest in shielding corrupt politicians from criminal prosecution, but the people of South Carolina should not be fooled by Nikki Haley, the most ethically challenged of all South Carolina politicians.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Nikki Haley Introduces and Praises Mitt Romney at CPAC

South Carolina's Governor, along with State Treasurer Curtis Loftis, was an early and ardent supporter of Governor Mitt Romney's candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.  This past week she introduced her candidate to the annual convention of the conservative movement known as CPAC.

Haley praised Mitt Romney as a "leader" who "fights to make a difference in the country."  But there's the rub.  It's the "difference" Mitt Romney made, his record, that caused conservatives throughout South Carolina to feel betrayed by their elected Republican (RINO) "leaders," and it was that record that caused millions of conservative, Republican voters to stay home or vote for third party candidates.

Yes, Governor Haley, Mitt Romney has fought, indeed he has been the foremost leader in advancing same-sex "marriage" in the United States, in authoring the prototype for Obamacare, in establishing taxpayer-funded $50 abortions on demand as a “healthcare benefit,” and in establishing a permanent government seat on the state-run health care board for an unelected representative of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.  

Conservatives also know that Romney repudiated Ronald Reagan when he ran for the United States Senate in Massachusetts; we remember that he promised to be "better than Ted" Kennedy in advancing the radical homosexual agenda; and we remember the outlandish lies he told about conservatives seeking the presidency in 2008 and 2012.  Conservatives also know that as Governor of Massachusetts, Romney took the same position the Obama administration has taken in its denial of religious conscience rights when he ordered that all hospitals provide rape victims the "morning after" abortifacient pill.  His lies, even about small and personal things, along with endless flip-flops on every major social and economic issue point to a deeply flawed character that resulted in most GOP primary voters supporting other candidates in the race, and his loss to a weak and unpopular incumbent.

But we're glad you reminded us of your support for the great chameleon, Governor Haley.  We just can't believe you and your fellow RINO, Mitt, had the nerve to peddle your poison at CPAC, of all places.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Tim Scott to Fill DeMint Senate Seat

The appointment of Representative Tim Scott to fill Senator Jim DeMint's Senate seat is the best possible appointment for many reasons.  While Scott does not have the most conservative voting record among our South Carolina Congressional delegation, he is a solid conservative whose vote will cancel out rogue Senator Lindsey Graham.  He is also less likely than others on the "short list" to draw a primary opponent in 2014, forcing the strongest Senator-wannabe's to consider a primary challenge to Lindsey Graham.  And best of all, Haley didn't appoint herself.

Congratulations, Congressman Scott, we wish you great success and hope you will continue to "fight the good fight" so ably and nobly fought by Senator DeMint.

S.C. Gov. Haley names Scott to DeMint’s Senate seat

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on Monday named Rep. Tim Scott to replace the resigning Republican Sen. Jim DeMint. 
Mrs. Haley, who announced her decision at an early afternoon news conference at the state Capitol in Columbia, said Mr. Scott’s background as a entrepreneur will serve South Carolina well. 

“He earned this,” she said. 

Read the rest of this entry at The Washington Times >>

Friday, December 7, 2012

Poll: Gov. Haley's Numbers Below Obama's

 Nikki Haley visiting New York during her ongoing national fundraising tour.
The number of South Carolinians who identify themselves as members of the tea party has fallen to less than 6 percent, and Gov. Nikki Haley’s approval ratings are lower than President Barack Obama’s, according to a poll of state residents released Wednesday.

The survey, taken Nov. 25 through Dec. 2 by Winthrop University, found that 5.7 percent of registered voters said they were members of the tea party, with 90.8 percent saying they weren’t.

The poll also showed that 48 percent of South Carolina residents approved of the job Obama is doing, while 38.3 percent approved of the way Haley is handling her job.

Read the rest of this entry at 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Weak Tea

What Happened to the Tea Party Taking Back its Government?


Nikki Haley was "TEA Party" when it served her ambitions.

Two years to the day since Alvin Greene became a household name, all 170 seats in the S.C. House and Senate were up for grabs on June 12 in what should have been a watershed moment for the tea party movement. With a governor they’d elected in the Governor’s Mansion, it was an opportunity for tea partiers to remake the state GOP in their own image. Instead, it was a washout.

Voter turnout was historically low. Hundreds of candidates were kicked off the ballot in the weeks leading up to the state’s June primary.

Reasons vary for why the movement failed to mobilize a groundswell of anti-incumbent fervor that could have reshaped South Carolina’s power structure in one of the most tea party-saturated states in the nation. 

Thursday, May 31, 2012

S.C. Ethics Panel Reopens Probe of Gov. Nikki Haley

House Speaker Harrell has accused Gov. Haley of lying about the status of an ethics probe into her activities while serving as a SC House member.   

The House Ethics Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to reopen its inquiry into whether Gov. Nikki Haley illegally lobbied while a S.C. House member, exploiting her public office for her personal gain and to benefit her employers.
Read the rest of this entry >>

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

SC House Member: Send Haley Ethics Complaint to AG

A House Ethics Committee member says she will propose sending an ethics complaint against Gov. Nikki Haley to the attorney general.

Republican Rep. Joan Brady of Columbia said Tuesday the case has gotten too complicated, and Attorney General Alan Wilson should handle it to uphold the governor's and committee's integrity.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Winthrop Poll Finds South Carolinians Divided on Haley Performance

A Winthrop Poll released today finds South Carolinians almost evenly divided on the performance of Governor Nikki Haley.  In the new poll of adults surveyed between April 15 to 22, 37.3% of all respondents said they approved of the governor's performance, while 36.5% reacted negatively.  Among Republicans and Independents who are registered voters and lean Republican, her approval rating is almost 60%, with one-in-five disapproving (20.2%).

The Winthrop Poll is an ongoing project of Winthrop University and is partially underwritten by the West Forum on Policy and Politics at the University.  The poll's most recent examination of South Carolina attitudes is available here.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Nikki Haley's Lies, Sweet Little Lies

Gov. Nikki Haley’s new memoir, “Can’t Is Not An Option,” is untruthful or twists many events, a half-dozen S.C. politicians said last week.

Members of Haley’s own Republican Party — including the speaker of the S.C. House and a former lieutenant governor — say allegations against them are “absolutely not true” and “not true at all.” Democrats, including Haley’s 2010 opponent in the governor’s race, describe the book as “fiction.”

Read more here:

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Nikki Haley Promotes Nikki Haley in Taxpayer Funded State Tour

Gov. Nikki Haley toured the state this week to push her plan for tax relief. Top state legislators said the tour was a diversion to distract from bad press in recent months. “Sometimes in politics, you want to change the conversation,” said House Speaker Bobby Harrell.

Nikki Haley has come under fire for using the state plane to jet around the state to promote a tax plan.  Problem is, she has no plan.  In typical Haley fashion, she is attempting to divert attention from her own performance as Governor.  She might have been more convincing had she jetted around Georgia and explained what she has done for them.

Renee Dudley reports in The Post and Courier on Haley's latest, transparent attempt to distract attention from her corruption and failures.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Gov. Haley Vetoes Bill to Deny Savannah Dredging

By Peter T. Leach

State legislators argue project will give Port of Savannah an edge over Charleston  

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on Monday vetoed a bill both state houses passed unanimously in an attempt to overturn a permit allowing the Port of Savannah to expand at the expense of Charleston’s port.

The bill would have overturned a permit issued by state environmental regulators to allow the Army Corps of Engineers to deepen the Savannah river. The dredging project will allow the port to handle larger ships able to pass through the expanded Panama Canal in late 2014.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Haley to Veto Anti-Dredging Bill Unanimously Passed

The unanimous votes by both houses of the South Carolina Legislature are well-deserved votes of  "no confidence" in the leadership of Governor Nikki Haley. 

From Bluffton Today

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's spokesman says she plans to veto a measure opposing her board's decision to allow Georgia to dredge the Savannah River and expand its port.

The measure viewed as a rebuke of the Republican governor is on its way to her desk following yet another unanimous vote.

The House voted 105-0 on Tuesday to approve a tweak the Senate made to the bill. The same chamber voted 111-0 two weeks ago.

The proposal is designed to help undo the Department of Health and Environmental Control's decision allowing Georgia to dredge the shared river.

The measure retroactively suspends the agency's ability to make dredging decisions. The Senate approved it 37-0 last week after inserting a clause specifying the suspension applies to the Savannah port project only.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Was Nikki Haley Actually Working for Newt Gingrich?

Gov. Nikki Haley endorsed Mitt Romney prior to being unanimously rebuked by both houses of the SC Legislature for her Savannah River sellout.

By Dwayne Green

If you were a campaign strategist for Newt Gingrich,
you could not have wished for a better outcome than what occurred in the recent South Carolina primary. Weeks before the election, Mitt Romney seemed like he had a virtual lock on the GOP nomination, consistently leading Gingrich and others in preliminary polling. In addition to having sizeable advantages in funding and organization, the Romney team also captured the early endorsement of Gov. Nikki Haley.

But somehow, in the days before the election, Gingrich vaulted past Romney and actually bested his opponent by 12 percentage points on Primary Day. One might be excused for wondering what the Romney campaign did that was so wrong that led to this demoralizing loss — or what the Gingrich campaign did that was so right.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Feds Expand Probe of Nikki Haley Finances

A federal investigation into the finances of the Sikh Religious Society of South Carolina – the temple where S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s parents, Dr. Ajit S. “Doc” Randhawa and Raj Randhawa worship – has expanded to include the governor’s personal and campaign finances, multiple sources familiar with the ongoing probe tell FITS.

Specifically, agents are said to be investigating whether Haley and her husband, Michael, received improper payments from the temple – allegations which have revived lingering questions about discrepancies between the couple’s meager pre-gubernatorial income and the lavish lifestyle they enjoyed.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Senator Calls for Federal Investigation of Governor Nikki Haley

U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, has called for a federal investigation into “whether Gov. Nikki Haley exploited taxpayer dollars for political purposes” by allegedly dictating the findings of a nonpartisan health care panel, according to a news release.

Monday, December 19, 2011

So Much for the Campaign of Transparency

By Brian Hicks

So this is what transparency looks like in Nikki Haley's world. 

On Thursday, the governor refused to answer questions from our own Renee Dudley -- wouldn't even look her in the eye -- as she was asked for the third day in a row why she withheld documents that show she wasted taxpayer money and hosed the uninsured for the tea party. 

Bill Rogers of the South Carolina Press Association compared her to a "deer in headlights," which may be an insult to deer. They aren't the sharpest critters in the woods, but at least they aren't ethically challenged.