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E-mail from Barrett’s advisor (and co-chair): Is Nikki Haley lying about her faith?
Hot Air ^ | 6-19-10 | Hot Air Staff

Posted on 06/19/2010 8:34:15 AM PDT by TitansAFC

Pickens County GOP Chair Phillip Bowers — a co-chairman of the rival Gresham Barrett campaign — says that Haley, a Christian who was born to Sikh immigrants, “can’t seem to make up her mind about her faith.”…

“It’s not my place to question her faith, but I do question her honesty,” the county party chairman writes. “If anyone finds the truth, please let me know.”

“Again, I’m not questioning her faith,” he repeats, “but I absolutely can’t stand a liar.”


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barrett; firstruleofholes; haley; nikkihaley; nudgenudgewinkwink; palin; phillipbowers; sarahpalin; sc; selfcontradiction; stopdigging
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Umm....yes, Barrett campaign........you are questioning her Faith.
1 posted on 06/19/2010 8:34:16 AM PDT by TitansAFC
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To: TitansAFC

“My faith in Christ has a profound impact on my daily life and I look to Him for guidance with every decision I make. God has blessed my family in so many ways and my faith in the Lord gives me great strength on a daily basis. Being a Christian is not about words, but about living for Christ every day.”

-—Nikki Haley


2 posted on 06/19/2010 8:35:22 AM PDT by TitansAFC ("At that point in time (2000 race), McCain was as conservative if not more so than GWB." --- pissant)
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To: TitansAFC

This is really juvenille stuff here. WHat is wrong with the GOP in South Carolina?


3 posted on 06/19/2010 8:36:12 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: TitansAFC

How despicable! This GOP chairman should be fired today.


4 posted on 06/19/2010 8:37:27 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: TitansAFC

“I’m not questioning her faith”. (nudge, nudge, whisper, whisper, wink, wink)


5 posted on 06/19/2010 8:39:37 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: TitansAFC
“but I absolutely can’t stand a liar.”

So he became a politician? LOL
6 posted on 06/19/2010 8:39:51 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: TitansAFC
Hey Barrett, maybe if you would describe to us how you plan to fight the odumbo-pelousy agenda rather than question the Faith-life of your opponent, maybe then you would have a chance.

Buh bye Gresham.

7 posted on 06/19/2010 8:42:03 AM PDT by rhinohunter (If Sarah Palin were irrelevant - she would be)
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To: TitansAFC

That’s a confession if I ever heard one.

But let’s look at it another way: suppose Haley still has some allegiance to the faith of her family. Do the Barrett people seriously consider Sikhs a threat? They’re trying to liken a wrongheaded but truly innocuous religion to that of violent muslims, and I find that obnoxious.


8 posted on 06/19/2010 8:43:12 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

What a debacle....


9 posted on 06/19/2010 8:44:07 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: GoCards
This is really juvenille stuff here. WHat is wrong with the GOP in South Carolina?

Huckabee?

10 posted on 06/19/2010 8:45:31 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: TitansAFC

Bowers should be given the Joe Barton treatment by the Pickens County GOP. Apologize or lose his job.


11 posted on 06/19/2010 8:46:25 AM PDT by magellan
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To: TitansAFC

Another inquisition


12 posted on 06/19/2010 8:47:10 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: FreeReign
"Huckabee?"

Huh? Huckabee is from Arkansas. Huckabee lost the 2008 South Carolina GOP Presidential primary to McCain.

13 posted on 06/19/2010 8:47:55 AM PDT by magellan
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To: TitansAFC

I just hope she hammers these people with the full force if her soon-to-be new powers. A little political retribution would make a lot of us feel better here in SC when this is done. I am ashamed of our state when I see what Barrett and Bauer stand for.... Same thing Dems stand for...power, to he’ll with the ‘small people’ ! And now ask we why I LEFT the Republican Party...on second thought you don’t need to ask, do you?


14 posted on 06/19/2010 8:50:37 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: magellan
-—”Huh? Huckabee is from Arkansas. Huckabee lost the 2008 South Carolina GOP Presidential primary to McCain.”-—

The reason he said this was because Huckabee is trying to get Barrett the nomination, and this kind of religious “strategy” is a trademark of Mike Huckabee’s (See the last Presidential campaign).

15 posted on 06/19/2010 8:51:28 AM PDT by TitansAFC ("At that point in time (2000 race), McCain was as conservative if not more so than GWB." --- pissant)
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To: Drango

“I’m not questioning her faith”. (nudge, nudge, whisper, whisper, wink, wink)....
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Was he singing “losing my religion”.
http://s0.ilike.com/play#R.E.M.:Losing+My+Religion:14533:s50750290.12599756.18789128.0.2.223%2Cstd_e9f3b1c5fc8941a1afd9456d1b69bfe7


16 posted on 06/19/2010 8:51:53 AM PDT by ak267
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To: TitansAFC

From http://www.pickensgop.com/

Pickens County Republican Party
P.O. Box 9
Six Mile, S.C. 29682
Email: chairman@pickensgop.com
Phone: 864-868-2789
www.facebook.com/j.phillip.bowers


17 posted on 06/19/2010 8:52:15 AM PDT by magellan
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To: TitansAFC

Bowers and Barrett = white trash.

I don’t really care what faith my political leaders are (as long as it’s not Muslim).


18 posted on 06/19/2010 8:54:13 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: TitansAFC
“Again, I’m not questioning her faith,” he repeats, “but I absolutely can’t stand a liar.”

Has he ever questioned Barry's faith?
19 posted on 06/19/2010 8:54:43 AM PDT by presently no screen name ( Repeal ZeroCare!)
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To: TitansAFC

Gee, I think you have posted s many ‘bad nikki’ articles as I have.


20 posted on 06/19/2010 8:56:52 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: TitansAFC

This reminds me of black liberals trying to discredit black conservatives by saying “they’re not black enough”.

Personally, everyone on this attempt to smear Haley with this tactic is on my shat list for life.


21 posted on 06/19/2010 8:57:14 AM PDT by Bob J
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To: TitansAFC
"The reason he said this was because Huckabee is trying to get Barrett the nomination, and this kind of religious "strategy" is a trademark of Mike Huckabee’s (See the last Presidential campaign)."

I did not realize Huckabee was supporting Barrett in the run-off. Huckabee endorsed and recorded commercials for Andre Bauer in the primary.

22 posted on 06/19/2010 8:59:00 AM PDT by magellan
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To: TitansAFC

We can all laugh all we want, but this kind of insidious whisper campaign makes a difference in the vote count at the end. I know that it is going around the Baptist churches because I heard it first from my son and daughter in law. And then they followed up with some emailed conservative “ratings” that made no sense whatsoever. There is some vote on a double negative Bill that according to the Barrett campaign dropped her pro-life rating to 50% while Gresham Barrett holds 100%. ???

But the question is, where are they getting these votes? Nikki Haley, herself, is campaigning on making the SC legislature votes open, honest, and recorded. Now most everyting is passed, or defeated, on a voice vote, so there is no record about who voted for what. The “life” vote was on a question so convoluted with double negatives that I cannot tell if her vote is pro, or anti, life. You can read it both ways. So, I don’t think it should count in a “rating”.

I also know from my husband’s time on a local Plan Commission in Wisconsin that some people are irrationally afraid of Sikhs. All kinds of ridiculous rumors circulate about them.

I can tell you right here that if I could vote in SC, I would vote for Nikki Haley. She’s a breath of fresh air. I wish I could persuade my son and DIL of that.


23 posted on 06/19/2010 9:01:36 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: TitansAFC

This tactic is the lowest of the low.


24 posted on 06/19/2010 9:03:02 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: pissant
pissant said:

“Gee, I think you have posted s many ‘bad nikki’ articles as I have.”

The article at Hot Air & links found there are all just campaign ads for someone else.

Leave her religion alone. As long as she isn't Mooslim I don't care. (because Mooslims are either murdering barbarians or lousy Mooslims, which means the real Mooslims don't consider them Mooslims, OFF WITH THEIR HEADS! (sorry I just watched Alice in Wonderland last night)

25 posted on 06/19/2010 9:09:16 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: magellan
Both Bauer and Huckabee are currently working to get Gresham the nomination, and have been since Bauer was eliminated.
26 posted on 06/19/2010 9:09:25 AM PDT by TitansAFC ("At that point in time (2000 race), McCain was as conservative if not more so than GWB." --- pissant)
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To: magellan
Huh? Huckabee is from Arkansas. Huckabee lost the 2008 South Carolina GOP Presidential primary to McCain.

Hucka-Bee's bubba-bud, Bauer is now supporting bailout Barrett who is now using the same boob-baiting tactics.

Go figure.

27 posted on 06/19/2010 9:14:37 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: TitansAFC

Rule one of holes, Mr. Chairman: Stop digging.


28 posted on 06/19/2010 9:14:45 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Bob J
This reminds me of black liberals trying to discredit black conservatives by saying “they’re not black enough”. Personally, everyone on this attempt to smear Haley with this tactic is on my shat list for life.

Yup.

29 posted on 06/19/2010 9:15:35 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: faucetman

I don’t care about her religion either. You are the one who posted it.


30 posted on 06/19/2010 9:18:18 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: GoCards

“WHat is wrong with the GOP in South Carolina?”
_______________________________________________

It needs an enema.

- JP


31 posted on 06/19/2010 9:23:21 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("Every time a Democrat mocks Sarah Palin, an independent gets its wings." - JP)
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To: Jedidah

Msot Americans - who have never even met a Sikh - are clueless and assume they are “some kind of Muslim”.

A closer look shows they (ardent adherants) practice

Simran and Sewa: These are the Foundation of Sikhism. It is the duty of every Sikh to practice Naam Simran daily and engage in Seva whenever there is a possibility- in Gurdwara; in community centre; old people’s homes; care centres; major world disasters, etc.
The Holy trinity of Sikhism: Guru Nanak formalised these three important aspects of Sikhism:
Naam Japna: – A Sikh is to engage in a daily practice of meditation and Nitnem by reciting and chanting of God’s Name.
Kirat Karni: - To live honestly and earn by ones physical and mental effort while accepting God’s gifts and blessings. A Sikh has to live as a householder carrying out his or her duties and responsibilities to the full.
Vand Chakna: - The Sikhs are asked to share their wealth within the community and outside by giving Dasvand and practising charity (Daan). To “Share and consume together”.
(See the wiki for more)

Rather have a bunch of Sikhs in the neighborhood than the usual riff-raff being brought into the US by NGOs.


32 posted on 06/19/2010 9:24:06 AM PDT by ASOC (Things are not always as they appear, ask the dog chasing the car)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

“And now ask we why I LEFT the Republican Party...”

OK I’ll bite....Why did you leave the Republican Party?

Maybe you felt powerless to fight for the soul of your party, so you marginalized yourself to chase 3rd party, often single issue, politicians?

In leaving the Republican Party did you leave a void that allows guys like Barrett and Bauer to flourish uncontested?

My old gunny once told me that you don’t win the war by running off the battlefield in the face of adversity. Your thoughts on his observation?

Maybe you just like being in the cat-bird’s seat?

Tell me truely why did you leave the Republican Party?


33 posted on 06/19/2010 9:29:55 AM PDT by Forty-Niner ((.))
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To: bwc2221
I don’t really care what faith my political leaders are (as long as it’s not Muslim).

Maybe you should care? The founding Fathers certainly did.

34 posted on 06/19/2010 9:30:50 AM PDT by itsahoot (Each generation takes to excess, what the previous generation accepted in moderation.)
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To: Bob J; TitansAFC
This reminds me of black liberals trying to discredit black conservatives by saying “they’re not black enough”.

Personally, everyone on this attempt to smear Haley with this tactic is on my shat list for life.


Bob,

I have some new-found respect for you!
35 posted on 06/19/2010 9:46:05 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: TitansAFC

A lot of attacks being posted against Haley today on FR. This one, one about a $42,000 campaign donation, it seems that she is under fire.


36 posted on 06/19/2010 9:47:16 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Josh Painter

[It needs an enema.]
Lesley Graham looks forward to his...everyday.


37 posted on 06/19/2010 9:55:14 AM PDT by RetSignman (Tea Parties ..."We have seen the Patriots and they are us")
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To: GoCards
WHat is wrong with the GOP in South Carolina?

It's messed up everywhere. Worthless. I support individual candidates, not a party.

38 posted on 06/19/2010 10:10:39 AM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: TitansAFC; Force of Truth; MontaniSemperLiberi; nakutny; SC Swamp Fox; upchuck
Bowers and Barrett are scum.

Nikki Haley Ping


Next South Carolina Governor


Send FReepmail to join or leave this list.


39 posted on 06/19/2010 10:10:53 AM PDT by upchuck (Don't let freedom slip away. After America, there is no place to go ~ Kitty Werthmann - Google her.)
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To: Forty-Niner

Do you contribute to Lindsey Graham ? If so it tells me what you believe. People supporting The RNC have a portion of that money go to Graham. I turned in my resignation to my local republican group (I was on exec com.) when Graham (a RINO) beat Witherspoon (a Conservative) in the primary. I will not support libs. I hope you don’t. To make sure, send your ‘left over’ dollars to DeMint’s conservative fund. You aren’t going to get your party ‘back’ by supporting their left-tilted candidates. But maybe that’s what you want? ... Your choice, I’ve made mine.


40 posted on 06/19/2010 10:55:46 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: TitansAFC
So Nikki Haley does not throw her parents and her heritage under the bus even though she is now a Christian and that is somehow now not Christian according to GreedSham BareRat. I always thought that SLANDER was a very un-Christ-like thing to do Especially Falsely accusing someone of adultery and quickly Believing an Accusation against someone of faith.
41 posted on 06/19/2010 12:26:52 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: ThePatriotsFlag

Interesting.

So what do you do now (politically)?


42 posted on 06/19/2010 12:28:56 PM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi
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To: magellan
Huh? Huckabee is from Arkansas. Huckabee lost the 2008 South Carolina GOP Presidential primary to McCain.

A lot of idiots in SC think Huckabee is God with his populist message.

43 posted on 06/19/2010 12:31:07 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: TitansAFC

I just want to note that I think the SCGOP knows it’s going to lose to Nikki no matter what they say. This attack is meaningless NOW. However they are making it clear to others that if they go against the SCGOP, they will pay and no dirt is too dirty. It’s the same kind of thuggery Chicago pols use only with a small town flavor. Also, someday Niki will stumble. She’s human. We can expect that on that day, this impression that they’ve made, i.e. “Nikki’s not one of us”, will be used against her.


44 posted on 06/19/2010 12:35:07 PM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi
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To: rhinohunter
Hey Barrett, maybe if you would describe to us how you plan to fight the odumbo-pelousy agenda rather than question the Faith-life of your opponent, maybe then you would have a chance.

A lot of one dimensional idiots in SC will vote for a politician based on the He's a good Christian Man argument.

45 posted on 06/19/2010 12:36:03 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: GoCards
WHat is wrong with the GOP in South Carolina?

The good 'ole boys do NOT want Haley in the Governor's mansion. It wouldn't surprise me if they further try to sabotage her campaign after she dispatches with Barrett on Tuesday.

46 posted on 06/19/2010 12:40:15 PM PDT by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi
So what do I do politically? Well, for one I am the Tea Party Leader. I also run the web page for Bluffton Tea Patriots and when I'm not doing those things I run The Patriot's Flag a conservative blog hopefully EDUCATING libs and left-tilted republicans. I'm also a poll worker and was MC for the Tea Party Rally in Bluffton SC.

How about you? What do you do to contribute to the Conservative cause?

47 posted on 06/19/2010 3:31:27 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi
So what do I do politically? Well, for one I am the Tea Party Leader. I also run the web page for Bluffton Tea Patriots and when I'm not doing those things I run The Patriot's Flag a conservative blog hopefully EDUCATING libs and left-tilted republicans. I'm also a poll worker and was MC for the Tea Party Rally in Bluffton SC.

How about you? What do you do to contribute to the Conservative cause?

48 posted on 06/19/2010 3:31:28 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

“Do you contribute to Lindsey Graham ?”

LOLOLOLOLOL....Are you kidding?....NO WAY!
No sane conservative Republican gives money to the RNC....They donate to individual candidates only.........

Why do you assume because I suggested that you fight for the soul of the Republican party from within that I am a suporter of moderate/left leaning Republicans?...... And aren’t you getting tired of yelling “RINO” to describe anything and everything, when you no longer have a cogent arguement? Hint: It’s lost its impact and meaning because of overuse.

Yes, you’ve made your choice and can no longer participate in Republican primary elections where the real battles take place. You have no vote, and in a sense have deserted conservative Republcans in the heat of battle. Singlehandedly you’ve ceded the party to the moderates. Thanks for your support/s

The primaries are where Conservative Republicans have the opportunity to nominate and promote Conservatives and push them to the General election....course you can never be there as you are no longer a registered Republican, and seem to prefer spending your time on the sidelines whinning, and calling everyone that passes a RINO.

No siree, your voice will never be heard, except to cry about how the Republicans, in the General Election are a bunch of RINO’s, and you’ll be forced by your conscience to vote for some 3 party, no chance loser. To me it seems that you’ve cut your nose off to spite your face.....

Have a nice life in the Hobbit Hole.....


49 posted on 06/19/2010 4:43:25 PM PDT by Forty-Niner ((.))
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

Not enough frankly and I am looking around. Your post seemed like something from a genuine person and I found it interesting. Thanks for the links. Something to think about.


50 posted on 06/19/2010 5:28:46 PM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi
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