Skip to comments.E-mail from Barrett’s advisor (and co-chair): Is Nikki Haley lying about her faith?
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, cant seem to make up her mind about her faith.
Its 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, Im not questioning her faith, he repeats, but I absolutely cant stand a liar.
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.
This is really juvenille stuff here. WHat is wrong with the GOP in South Carolina?
How despicable! This GOP chairman should be fired today.
“I’m not questioning her faith”. (nudge, nudge, whisper, whisper, wink, wink)
Buh bye Gresham.
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.
What a debacle....
Bowers should be given the Joe Barton treatment by the Pickens County GOP. Apologize or lose his job.
Huh? Huckabee is from Arkansas. Huckabee lost the 2008 South Carolina GOP Presidential primary to McCain.
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?
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).
Im not questioning her faith. (nudge, nudge, whisper, whisper, wink, wink)....
Was he singing “losing my religion”.
Pickens County Republican Party
P.O. Box 9
Six Mile, S.C. 29682
Bowers and Barrett = white trash.
I don’t really care what faith my political leaders are (as long as it’s not Muslim).
Gee, I think you have posted s many ‘bad nikki’ articles as I have.
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.
I did not realize Huckabee was supporting Barrett in the run-off. Huckabee endorsed and recorded commercials for Andre Bauer in the primary.
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.
This tactic is the lowest of the low.
“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)
Hucka-Bee's bubba-bud, Bauer is now supporting bailout Barrett who is now using the same boob-baiting tactics.
Rule one of holes, Mr. Chairman: Stop digging.
I don’t care about her religion either. You are the one who posted it.
“WHat is wrong with the GOP in South Carolina?”
It needs an enema.
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 Gods 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.
“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?
Maybe you should care? The founding Fathers certainly did.
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.
[It needs an enema.]
Lesley Graham looks forward to his...everyday.
It's messed up everywhere. Worthless. I support individual candidates, not a party.
| Nikki Haley Ping
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.
So what do you do now (politically)?
A lot of idiots in SC think Huckabee is God with his populist message.
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.
A lot of one dimensional idiots in SC will vote for a politician based on the He's a good Christian Man argument.
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.
How about you? What do you do to contribute to the Conservative cause?
How about you? What do you do to contribute to the Conservative cause?
“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.....
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.