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Why we must unite behind Nikki Haley. All of us.
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Posted on 12/29/2009 6:13:08 PM PST by Def Conservative

Interestingly, as I write this, word comes from the paper that one of the GOP candidates for Governor of South Carolina, has been AWOL from his day job. Gresham Barrett, a South Carolina Congressman, has been absent from more votes in the United States House of Representatives than any other Congressman, Democrat or Republican.

Barrett is, like the other guys in the race, a good guy, but I have to ask what these guys have sacrificed for their principles. We are used to guys compromising in the name of comity and saving face and power. Rarely do we see a politician willing to be punished for sticking up for principles.

That brings up to Nikki Haley. Back in 2008, Nikki Haley was up to be chairman of the South Carolina House’s powerful Labor, Commerce and Industry (LCI) Committee.

Unfortunately for Haley, she had pushed legislation for greater transparency and spending restraint in the state legislature. The Republicans in the state legislature who talk a good game on fiscal conservatism, but don’t practice it, were angry. They told Haley if she did not back down, they would punish her.

She refused. The House Speaker yanked her chairmanship.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: elections; gop; nikkihaley; obama

1 posted on 12/29/2009 6:13:09 PM PST by Def Conservative
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To: Def Conservative

She doesn’t have enough experience, yet, as a backbencher in the SC House. Another problem for her, she was a committed supporter of Slick Willard for President. I’m supporting Henry McMaster for Governor.
http://www.henrymcmaster.com/


2 posted on 12/29/2009 6:20:32 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I’m supporting Hoekstra for governor here in Michigan.

http://hoekstraforgovernor.com/


3 posted on 12/29/2009 6:22:31 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

McMaster campaigned for McLame with Sen. Graham early on...so I had to look past the past endorsements of the candidates.


4 posted on 12/29/2009 6:26:27 PM PST by Def Conservative (Obama is a joke.)
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To: cripplecreek

smart choice.


5 posted on 12/29/2009 6:26:47 PM PST by Def Conservative (Obama is a joke.)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m undecided on Michigan, but it’s probably a given whomever we nominate will likely win. We should’ve won it back in ‘06, only Miss Grandstand caught the luckiest break in her life with that rodent sweep.


6 posted on 12/29/2009 6:28:25 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Def Conservative

Give him heck - http://www.facebook.com/#/barrettforgovernor?ref=nf

I have. trying to be the big man, but not even in Congress.


7 posted on 12/29/2009 6:29:21 PM PST by Babsig (Palin/DeMint 2012 (I AM Jim Thompson))
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Granholm’s Lt governor is running on Granholm’s record so I think we can count him out on the democrat side. LOL


8 posted on 12/29/2009 6:29:44 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Def Conservative

They were all execrable Prez candidates, but Slick was the worst of the bunch, so it seriously calls into question her judgment (yes, DeMint endorsed Slick, too, but I already stated that didn’t make him look good, either, because he was playing with fire, believing he’d be picked for VP were he to be nominated). This lady needs a bit more seasoning, though, either a run for Congress or another statewide office before going for Governor, that’s really too big a jump to make.


9 posted on 12/29/2009 6:32:21 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: cripplecreek

I hear a lot of the MI Dems are desperately seeking to lure Speaker Andy Dillon into the race, since they think Cherry is toast in the general. Cherry has a daunting challenge regardless. No sitting Lieutenant Governor has successfully been elected Governor (excluding an ascension to the post via resignation, a la Milliken) in 50 years, the last being Democrat John Swainson in 1960. Dick Posthumus couldn’t pull it off, either.


10 posted on 12/29/2009 6:37:17 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Def Conservative; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
South Carolina
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11 posted on 12/29/2009 6:38:29 PM PST by upchuck (The plan for 2010: Pray; Raise/conserve cash; Pray; Pay your debts; Pray; Stockpile; Buy ammo; VOTE!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Wait...she’s a Republican, and she supported Clinton?


12 posted on 12/29/2009 6:40:02 PM PST by DLfromthedesert (Diversity kills)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I don’t see McMaster strongly standing up to Obambi’s attempts to ignore federalism...I see him congratulating Obambi on MLK day and Black History Month as McLame did...hopefully I’m wrong.


13 posted on 12/29/2009 6:40:07 PM PST by Def Conservative (Obama is a joke.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Hoekstra is a formmidable opponent for anybody right now with the exposure he’s getting. Most of the people running are pretty much unknown outside their own districts. If you ask me who the Lt Gov is tomorrow I’ll have to look it up.


14 posted on 12/29/2009 6:40:33 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Her support of Romney is irrelevant.
Duncan Hunter endorsed Huckabee, who granted clemency to a future cop-killer. Does that make Hunter a bad person?
These endorsements are more of a support for the party agenda as a whole rather than the candidate itself. It shouldn't have no bearing on someone's political aspirations.
15 posted on 12/29/2009 6:41:35 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (10 YEARS OF FREEPING! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY EEE!!!)
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To: DLfromthedesert

Worse, she endorsed the Socialist fraud from Massachusetts.


16 posted on 12/29/2009 6:43:12 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Agreed.


17 posted on 12/29/2009 6:43:34 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Def Conservative

Heh, naah, I don’t think it’ll be that bad. Andre Bauer ? As for that creep, you know what HE’D do with Zero.


18 posted on 12/29/2009 6:44:51 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Disagree, 100%. It goes to the sense of judgment and agenda of the person making the endorsement. Either Haley is naive or she was approving of Slick’s agenda, and whichever it is, it doesn’t speak well to her.


19 posted on 12/29/2009 6:47:14 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Oh, Romney... c’mon, that’s not worse than Clinton... the pickins were slim for GOP in 2008.


20 posted on 12/29/2009 6:48:26 PM PST by DLfromthedesert (Diversity kills)
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To: DLfromthedesert

Au contraire. At least Bubba doesn’t pretend to be a Republican. That’s what makes him more honest than Willard.


21 posted on 12/29/2009 6:51:00 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: stylecouncilor

SC ping


22 posted on 12/29/2009 7:02:33 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Def Conservative
We should do all we can to defeat Barrett.

“Initially, U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett was against the failed Bush bailout of Wall Street … but then he turned around and voted for it.”

http://www.fitsnews.com/2009/04/08/barrett-loves-him-some-stimulus-now/

He paid for it at the Greenville, SC Tea Party. We tried to boo him off the stage.
http://www.youtube.com/user/triplej2002#p/u/2/EsOtJNARdlE Of course, another FReeper thinks Barrett is a real Conservative.

23 posted on 12/29/2009 7:10:50 PM PST by neal1960 (This space for rent.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Well, McCain picked Palin for VP, and we all hate McCain's guts.

Yet, we still support Palin and she's #1 on conservatives' pick for President.

24 posted on 12/29/2009 7:20:15 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (10 YEARS OF FREEPING! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY EEE!!!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Maybe she was just following a more seasoned pol’s lead. Folks make a mistake doesn’t make them radioactive unless they have set off a nuke.


25 posted on 12/30/2009 3:33:05 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I’m not convinced we have anyone running for SC gov that would stand up to 0bama. I’m still undecided.


26 posted on 12/30/2009 3:58:57 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Yet, we still support Palin and she's #1 on conservatives' pick for President.

What we need is a Sarah Palin in SC that will stand up to the good old boys and clean house as needed.

27 posted on 12/30/2009 6:14:22 AM PST by cowboyway ("The beauty of the Second Amendment is you won't need it until they try to take it away"--Jefferson)
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To: snippy_about_it

What about Larry Grooms? He seems pretty solid.


28 posted on 12/30/2009 12:30:57 PM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: DLfromthedesert
He calls Mitt Romney "Slick Willard." I know he rambles a lot and is hard to understand most of the time. He holds the very liberal Boston Globe in high regard obviously and doesn't check his facts much, obviously.
29 posted on 02/23/2010 7:14:56 AM PST by Force of Truth (Yes political conservatives are libertarians. They want to have their rights and eat them too.)
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To: neal1960
We should do all we can to defeat Barrett. “Initially, U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett was against the failed Bush bailout of Wall Street … but then he turned around and voted for it.”

http://www.fitsnews.com/2009/04/08/barrett-loves-him-some-stimulus-now/

He paid for it at the Greenville, SC Tea Party. We tried to boo him off the stage. http://www.youtube.com/user/triplej2002#p/u/2/EsOtJNARdlE Of course, another FReeper thinks Barrett is a real Conservative.

I agree with you there. He is the same-old good ole' boy that we need out of this state if we are ever going to get control of our bad economy.

Nikki Haley all the way. She is the ONLY candidate who was against ALL of the TARP bail-outs. If that doesn't tell you a lot about her than look at her record on fighting the good ole' boys on voting law reform. She is the real deal.

I call her the "Sarah Palin clone of South Carolina."

30 posted on 02/23/2010 7:22:14 AM PST by Force of Truth (Yes political conservatives are libertarians. They want to have their rights and eat them too.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Well, McCain picked Palin for VP, and we all hate McCain's guts.

Yet, we still support Palin and she's #1 on conservatives' pick for President.

You are totaly clueless as to why she did that. You need to list to a true conservative Rush Limbaugh more and less of your short-wave crack-pot neo-nazi pastor whomever it is you listen to.

31 posted on 02/23/2010 7:24:49 AM PST by Force of Truth (Yes political conservatives are libertarians. They want to have their rights and eat them too.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Her support of Romney is irrelevant.

Jim DeMint supported Romney VERY early in the race and DeMint is the most conservative Senator I know of off the top of my head.

32 posted on 02/23/2010 7:27:17 AM PST by Force of Truth (Yes political conservatives are libertarians. They want to have their rights and eat them too.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I responded to the wrong post, nevermind EEE.


33 posted on 02/23/2010 7:32:50 AM PST by Force of Truth (Yes political conservatives are libertarians. They want to have their rights and eat them too.)
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To: snippy_about_it
I’m not convinced we have anyone running for SC gov that would stand up to 0bama. I’m still undecided.

Read much?

34 posted on 02/23/2010 7:33:44 AM PST by Force of Truth (Yes political conservatives are libertarians. They want to have their rights and eat them too.)
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To: Force of Truth
Read much?

Yes I do however, I don't believe everything I read.

35 posted on 02/23/2010 2:19:30 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: Def Conservative

Greshem Barrett had the WORST attendance record of ANY congressman. Haley is the ONLY reform candidate of the 4.


36 posted on 04/16/2010 12:43:54 PM PDT by Force of Truth (Yes political conservatives are libertarians. They want to have their rights and eat them too.)
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To: Def Conservative

Barrett is also using tax payer dollars to travel for his campaign. He’s corrupt as they come.


37 posted on 04/16/2010 12:44:30 PM PDT by Force of Truth (Yes political conservatives are libertarians. They want to have their rights and eat them too.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Another problem for her, she was a committed supporter of Slick Willard for President. I’m supporting Henry McMaster for Governor.

McMaster made a mess of the RNC as its chairman. HE'S THE ESTABLISHMENT. Nikki Haley has FOUGHT the establishment from day one. She's our lady. I will also remind you that both Jim DeMint and Tom Tancredo DISAGREE with you on Mitt Romney as they ENDORSED him.

38 posted on 04/16/2010 12:47:24 PM PDT by Force of Truth (Yes political conservatives are libertarians. They want to have their rights and eat them too.)
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To: Force of Truth

McMaster was never RNC Chairman. I already addressed your points further up the thread months ago. I don’t believe she has the experience for the job. I also don’t want her using her position as Governor of a key early Presidential primary state to advance the cause of the most odious and dangerous/destructive Socialist RINO as she would likely do.


39 posted on 04/16/2010 5:40:49 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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