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Haley: South Carolinians don't care about Romney's tax returns
Fox News' On The Record ^ | January 20, 2012 | Greta Van Susteren

Posted on 01/21/2012 4:17:38 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Special Guests: S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: As we noted, we are only about 8 hours and 50 minutes away from the polls opening in South Carolina. And there is only a tiny, tiny, tiny gap between the two front-runners, and the other two candidates could pull off a big surprise tomorrow. That's why this race is so gripping.

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley endorsed Governor Romney and has been hitting the campaign trail for him. Right now, in the latest poll, though, Governor Romney is number two. And she joins us.

Governor Haley, welcome. And before I start talking, I want to wish you Happy Birthday. And it's tough turning 30, but you'll get used to it.

(LAUGHTER)

SOUTH CAROLINA GOV. NIKKI HALEY: Hey, Greta, thank you so much. It's a great night in South Carolina. We're very excited.

VAN SUSTEREN: All right, now, minutes ago, you were with Governor Romney. I know you -- you must be watching the poll numbers. He's been slipping. What's your theory on why he's been slipping? And I know you're going to stand behind him for tomorrow in the race. Why do you think he's going to win? Two questions.

HALEY: You know what? He's not slipping. And I will tell you, we've been all over the state today. We had hundreds of people in the midlands standing in the rain to cheer on Governor Romney. We've got all these people behind us at 9:00 o'clock at night, while it's raining outside. The state is on fire. They saw the debate last night. There was only one jobs president on the stage, and it is showing today across the state. There is energy and electricity like I've never seen....

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TOPICS: South Carolina; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: gingrich; mittromney; newtgingrich; nikkihaley; ricksantorum; romney; southcarolina

1 posted on 01/21/2012 4:17:41 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not that it matters.


2 posted on 01/21/2012 4:19:00 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: All

“Haley: South Carolinians don’t care about Romney’s tax returns”

SCarolinians also don’t care for poser fraud politicians using the Tea Party for personal gain and then bolting to support the Establishment.

Reserving money for her challenger in 14.


3 posted on 01/21/2012 4:21:56 PM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Haley’s boy just had his head handed to him by Newt, according to the networks.


4 posted on 01/21/2012 4:24:39 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
HALEY: You know what? He's not slipping.

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It's too late baby now it's too late though we really did try and make it....

5 posted on 01/21/2012 4:25:35 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yeah, Mitt wanted to release his tax returns in April - after we would have already been stuck with him.

Some guy.

6 posted on 01/21/2012 4:26:05 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: EGPWS

She better get it together and change her endorsement.

I think Ron Paul may come in second tonight.


7 posted on 01/21/2012 4:27:42 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Romney=Gun Grabber.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Haley, one and done!


8 posted on 01/21/2012 4:29:58 PM PST by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

nor do they care much about SnippyMcRomneyCare...


9 posted on 01/21/2012 4:31:42 PM PST by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

WTF is that Whack Job, former Governor and supposed poet Sanford doing on Fox?

Unbelievable!


10 posted on 01/21/2012 4:34:31 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I read this rumor on twitter a few weeks back that said that Haley was promised by Romney that if he became President that South Carolina would be exempt from the mandate in Obamacare..which makes me wonder, was this the payout that Haley got for supporting Romney? Really sleazy on her part if true, also, if this is proven true it shows that Romney doesn’t plan on repealing Obamacare because if he did he would not be making backroom deals


11 posted on 01/21/2012 4:36:22 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Jim Robinson
Nikki is dependable. She still trying to show Romney she can earn the roughly $26,000 his superpac donated to her campaign.

OTOH, she's now toast.

Go Newt!

12 posted on 01/21/2012 4:39:39 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: "Why vote for the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama?")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess Nikki Haley was wrong. In any case, they had to care that Romney looked like a clueless dunce when the question was asked.

Master debater versus clueless dunce.

Let’s see...this is not a hard question.

I’m going with the master debater.


13 posted on 01/21/2012 4:39:57 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Based on the Primary results, Haley is full of crap, too.


14 posted on 01/21/2012 4:40:53 PM PST by traditional1 (Free speech for me.....not for thee)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Nikki,

When things get tough in your re-election bid, don’t phone the mamma grizzly....you’re on the crap list.


15 posted on 01/21/2012 4:41:02 PM PST by ak267
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To: Vendome

CNN had his wife on last night to bash Newt.

Disgusting.


16 posted on 01/21/2012 4:41:08 PM PST by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Haley has been a great disappointment, I must say. She hems and haws and lies all through this interview, trying to cover for Mitt. Maybe the Tea Party needs to find a replacement for her in the next election.


17 posted on 01/21/2012 4:41:30 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, Nikki, they don’t care much FOR Romney either.


18 posted on 01/21/2012 4:43:25 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Romney ruined Massachusetts. Now he wants to ruin the nation.)
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To: Cicero

She was shilling for Mitt in NH (post-debate media spin room).


19 posted on 01/21/2012 4:43:53 PM PST by ak267
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good bye Nikki,

I am so ashamed I supported you.

Please just shut-up, serve out your term, and then step off the public stage.

You are worthless as a conservative.


20 posted on 01/21/2012 4:49:12 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: ak267

HAHA yep I agree..Sarah should just come out and say “Hey Nikki, don’t call me, I’ll call you”


21 posted on 01/21/2012 4:54:06 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
HALEY: You know what? He's not slipping.

You know what? It's gotta suck doing the bidding of the GOP establishment. Atta girl, Nikki.

22 posted on 01/21/2012 4:54:06 PM PST by GBA (Natural Born American)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL! The only one who cares about Romney’s tax returns is Romney himself, who obviously doesn’t want to release them because he thinks there’s something in there that just might not look good.


23 posted on 01/21/2012 4:59:36 PM PST by livius
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not a Mitt fan, however this issue is BS and we are letting Obama’s media affect our rational decisions. How many people know that Romney has not had control of his finances since 2002? His money is in the same blind trust it was in 4 years ago. He pays 15% capital gains on his income because that is how capital gains is tax. The law firm that his handling his finances is one of the best in the country. He has also given more to his church and charity last year than Obama has given in his lifetime.

If Newt (only choice left), who I am voting for had his way, Romney would pay 0% on this income. All of his income has already been taxed at the full rate. This is double taxation. I am for a 0% capital gain tax to stimulate the economy and Newt and almost all conservatives agrees with me on this point. It is regretful that conservatives spout off without a clue of what they are talking about.


24 posted on 01/21/2012 5:02:19 PM PST by BushCountry (I hope the Mayans are wrong!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Bye Bye Nikki...the Tea arty is SC endorsed Newt.


25 posted on 01/21/2012 5:07:29 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Vendome
to Vendome—
Isn't Sanford the worst?? No charisma—no looks, no personality...WTF is exactly it.
26 posted on 01/21/2012 5:15:19 PM PST by fatfertile
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To: BushCountry
I do not care about Mitt's finances or his money. I DO care about his willingness to work with the Dems in DC, which he is fond of telling us. I DO care about his flip flops on Romnicare, guns, abortion, gays, and I DO care about his cluelessness about what it will take to turn this country around. I DO care about his being the darling of Rove, et al, which makes him suspect. I DO care about his lackluster performances.

IMHO Reid and Pelosi, Shumer and co would wipe the floor with him.

vaudine

27 posted on 01/21/2012 5:22:21 PM PST by vaudine
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To: vaudine

That’s fine, attack him on any stand that you believe in. But defend him (or should I say our core princibles) when conservatism is attacked... We have to stand up for what we believe in, even if we don’t like the person being attacked. This attack is not against Romney, it is against conservatism.


28 posted on 01/21/2012 5:29:17 PM PST by BushCountry (I hope the Mayans are wrong!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don't see what the big deal about Milt's tax returns is either. Forty Eight percent of the maggots who feed off of this country have never even seen a tax return. Why should they even give a ....?

Go Newt!

29 posted on 01/21/2012 5:37:16 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Climate Change" my a.... All weather is local.)
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To: vaudine

Oh yea, oppose Romney because he is for the capital gains (even increasing it) tax for the rich. He is completely tone deaf to our core principles. But actual income tax thing is a non-issue due to his trust and standard tax rate for income of his type.


30 posted on 01/21/2012 5:38:25 PM PST by BushCountry (I hope the Mayans are wrong!)
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To: BushCountry
What's regretful is that no one has figured out the real reason he doesn't want them out: Millions and millions of dollars given to a cult that thinks their members (Mitt in this case) can one day become a God of their own planet, and that in fact God was once just like you and me. Obama, of course through his surrogates, will have a field day with Mitt's Mormon beliefs. But I'm just another conservative spouting out without a clue. (also, I call complete b.s. on Mitt having no control of his money. He didn't walk up to someone randomly on the street and say, “here, look after my money”. Romney has attempted to set up plausible deniability with every foible in his life. He is the one with truly weak character.
31 posted on 01/21/2012 5:48:36 PM PST by bramps (zero from zero is zero)
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To: Jim Robinson

It’s the deductions for the tithes given to the Mormon church that he doesn’t want to become an issue.


32 posted on 01/21/2012 5:52:50 PM PST by bramps (zero from zero is zero)
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To: Jim Robinson

Apparently they don’t care about his worthless promises and false prattling about being a “true conservative” either.


33 posted on 01/21/2012 5:54:28 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Too bad, Nikki. Ya coulda been a contenda.


34 posted on 01/21/2012 5:58:48 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Greenhorn Nikki has found out the repercussions from making an endorsement.

Her future doesn’t look too good at the moment.


35 posted on 01/21/2012 5:59:50 PM PST by dforest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nikki, some salt, pepper, and Tobasco might make the foot in your mouth taste a little better.


36 posted on 01/21/2012 6:24:18 PM PST by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: bramps

Again what is being attacked is the 15% rate he pays on capital gains. If Newt had his way this rate would be 0%. What we need to defend is a lower capital gains tax not more or worry about loopholes for a tax that should not exist. I could care less if his money was in a blind trust (which might be true or not), but a high power law firm is claiming to be handling it and are aware of the scrutiny. As far as I am concern he should pay 0% on his capital gains and he is free to give his money away however he chooses.

As far as the religious aspect... not responding because it would not be kind.


37 posted on 01/21/2012 7:25:59 PM PST by BushCountry (I hope the Mayans are wrong!)
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To: BushCountry

Someone once said, “politics ain’t beanbags”. I’m not trying to be mean as opposed to kind when pointing out the Mormon aspect of Mitt’s taxes. I’m just facing reality (as Mitt has) that it will cost him votes.


38 posted on 01/21/2012 9:08:36 PM PST by bramps (zero from zero is zero)
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To: BushCountry

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2836051/posts?page=1


39 posted on 01/21/2012 9:17:42 PM PST by bramps (zero from zero is zero)
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To: BushCountry

“... this issue is BS...”

For all the reasons you stated, the above is true.

For one really big reason, it is not: appearances.

Gov. Romney cannot maintain a posture hiding something from the voters. It appears he is shielding unfavorable information and in a political race ‘appearance’ means everything.

Since you talk as though politically knowledgable, you know what I mean.


40 posted on 01/21/2012 9:21:18 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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ATTN: NIKKI HALEY

FAKE TEA PARTIER................

You’re next.


41 posted on 01/21/2012 9:32:31 PM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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ATTN: NIKKI HALEY

FAKE TEA PARTIER................

You’re next.


42 posted on 01/21/2012 9:32:45 PM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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