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  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley: ‘We Will No Longer Educate Children … ’

    06/09/2014 1:52:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Joe Coscarelli
    Every now and then, 140 characters are just not enough. Surely there are some children out there who could educate Nikki Haley and her social media team about the dangers of linking one's Twitter account with Instagram, because sometimes ... oh, never mind. They'll figure it out eventually.
  • Jindal: Obama Told Governors He Doesn’t Trust the States

    05/31/2014 10:31:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Fox News’ Sean Hannity sat down with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Thursday at the Republican Leadership Conference to talk about the accomplishments conservative governors have made across the U.S. “All of you inherited deficits you turned into surpluses, high unemployment now low unemployment,” Hannity said of Jindal and Govs. Rick Scott (FL), Rick Perry (TX), John Kasich (OH), Scott Walker (WI), and Nikki Haley (SC). “What can the Republicans in Washington learn?” Washington can actually learn a lot from states if they want to—it’s just common sense, Jindal replied. Lawmakers inside the beltway always talk about the things...
  • President Obama Threatens Governors, Says They Will Hear From Him

    03/01/2014 3:13:31 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 47 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 03/01/14 | LD Jackson
    Last weekend's meeting in Washington, D.C. of the National Governors Association was covered as a genial meeting of the governors with President Obama. I believe I have heard it described as positive and constructive. As it turns out, and is now being revealed, those adjectives do not seem to apply. Not at all. What really happened is something that many of us have grown to expect from President Obama. He has his say about any given issue and tries to bully the rest of the room into submission. Some of the governors in the meeting have been polite about the...
  • ARMY CUTS WILL TAKE IT BACK TO PRE-WORLD WAR II LEVELS

    02/25/2014 3:26:45 PM PST · by neverdem · 71 replies
    Human Events ^ | February 25, 2014 | John Hayward
    As Luke Skywalker said when he got his first look at the Death Star, “I’ve got a very bad feeling about this.” AFP reports on plans to take the U.S. Army back to pre-World War II levels – which, as you may recall, turned out to be a problem when World War II rolled around. The Pentagon plans to scale back the US Army by more than an eighth to its lowest level since before World War II, signaling a shift after more than a decade of ground wars. Saying it was time to “reset” for a new era, Defense...
  • Nikki Haley: Unions Aren't Welcome In South Carolina

    02/23/2014 1:36:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    <p>South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley didn’t mince words when she spoke about unions at an automotive conference in Greenville this week. The state loves its manufacturing jobs from BMW, Michelin and Boeing and welcomes more, she explained, but not if they’re bringing a unionized workforce with them.</p>
  • SC Gov. Haley says she backs carrying firearms without permits, training

    02/12/2014 6:57:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The State ^ | February 11, 2014 | Jamie Self
    COLUMBIA, SC — S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley said Tuesday that she backs a proposal that would make it legal for most South Carolinians to carry guns – concealed or in the open – without a permit or the training that the state currently requires. Haley made her comments after she signed into law a bill that allows gun owners with licenses to carry concealed weapons into businesses that serve alcohol – restaurants and bars – as long as they do not drink alcohol and the businesses did not bar guns. After signing the restaurant and bar bill, Haley said she...
  • SC: Governor Haley Signs Gun Law Reform

    02/11/2014 6:48:02 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina signed S.308 into law today, February 11th.    The reform restores the rights of armed Americans to eat in the same restaurants as the rest of the population.  South Carolina is one of the last states to restore this right.  Depending on definitions, between one and four states still restrict people who are exercising their second amendment rights from obtaining service in places that serve alcohol.   North Dakota law allows legally armed people into portions of establishments that serve alcohol, for example. Louisiana may be the last state to have a complete prohibition.  ...
  • Palin, McCain, and the Difference between Support and Agreement

    01/28/2014 6:33:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | January 28, 2014 | Whitney Pitcher
    Yesterday Governor Palin penned a post on her Facebook page expressing her support of Senator McCain in the face of censure by his own party in Arizona. In many ways, it echoed the op-ed she wrote for the Arizona Central when she endorsed Senator McCain’s re-election nearly four years ago. Governor Palin’s support of Senator McCain shows far more of her character than of his merit. As Governor Palin wrote last night: We live in a time of diminishing virtues because of societal influence towards total self-centeredness. This is unfortunate and makes raising families, conducting business, and governing that much...
  • South Carolina Set to Block Implementation of Obamacare

    12/25/2013 7:15:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 24, 2013 - 11:05 AM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    In January, when key provisions of the Affordable Care Act go into effect, South Carolina’s Republican-led state Senate is scheduled to vote on fast-tracked legislation that would prohibit all state agencies, public officials and state employees from implementing the federal health care law. Republican Gov. Nikki Haley, who has been a vocal opponent of Obamacare, is expected to sign the South Carolina Freedom of Health Care Protection Act (H 3101), which could become a model for other states. […] The bill would forbid state employees from participating in federally mandated insurance exchanges, and reimburse individuals in the form of a...
  • Court: Gov. Nikki Haley, SC officials can be sued for Occupy arrests

    12/17/2013 1:31:33 PM PST · by Theoria · 19 replies
    The State ^ | 16 Dec 2013 | ANDREW SHAIN
    Gov. Nikki Haley and state law enforcement agencies can be sued by Occupy Columbia protestors who were arrested in 2011 after living for a month on the S.C. State House grounds, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. Haley and the chiefs of the state Bureau of Public Safety and state Department of Public Safety had asked the court to protect them from civil legal penalties, saying they only were carrying out their duties. While Monday’s ruling centered on whether state officials were immune from the lawsuit, the Fourth Circuit of Appeals in Richmond, Va., said the Occupy protestors have “a...
  • Poll: Nikki Haley’s GOP voter backing stronger than Lindsey Graham in 2014

    09/24/2013 4:28:15 PM PDT · by redk · 7 replies
    The Island Packet ^ | 9/24/2013 | Andrew Shain
    COLUMBIA — Republican Gov. Nikki Haley has a strong backing for reelection next year among GOP voters, while U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham will need to convince people in his party to give him another term, according to a new Clemson University poll. Haley received favorable marks from 70 percent of 500 Republican voters who participated in two of the past three GOP primaries. Just 18 percent said they did not like the former Lexington lawmaker. Graham, who is facing competition from the libertarian wing of the party in the June primary, was liked by 53 percent of those polled. More...
  • North Carolina Governor Nikki Haley locked out of mansion in bathrobe

    09/05/2013 6:31:21 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | September 4, 2013
    POLITICIANS are human, although some appear not to act like it. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley told her followers on Facebook that she was stuck outside her mansion wearing nothing but her bathrobe. "What not to do ... getting locked out of the Governor's mansion in your robe while sending the kids off to school," she said. Haley, a member of the Republican Party, clearly wants it known she is human. Haley's embarrassment was ended when her daughter Rena returned home and let her in, WLTX reported. The post instantly became one of Haley's most popular, with it liked by...
  • Christie heads to Hamptons to woo GOP-elite while rivals gather in SC for Haley’s campaign kickoff

    08/21/2013 11:51:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | August 21, 2013 | Leslie Larson
    Chris Christie is ditching the Jersey Shore for the Hamptons this weekend to woo big GOP donors for his re-election campaign, far away from South Carolina where other star Republican governors will gather Monday to support Nikki Haley. Bill Palatucci, a longtime Bush family donor, and the New Jersey governor’s brother, Todd Christie, are hosting a Southampton soiree Saturday at the home of Clifford Sobel, an ambassador during former President George W. Bush’s administration. Tickets start at $3,800 a person. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Sofia Vergara’s fiance, Nick Loeb, will also be attending....
  • Look to the governors in 2016 (Not the Senators)

    08/18/2013 9:26:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/18/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Earlier this week, CNN asked me to write an op-ed on Ted Cruz, and whether he’s a realistic contender for the presidency. My reaction: Of course he is — but probably not in 2016. And for that matter, neither are the Republicans who seem to get the most mention for that position: No one doubts that Cruz has a bright future in the Republican Party, but that doesn’t mean the future is now.Cruz, like Rubio and Rand Paul, have only barely arrived on the national stage and are many years younger than their sell-by date. None of the three has...
  • ABC Tries to Con America Into Believing that Sarah Palin Will Run for President

    08/18/2013 3:47:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | August 18, 2013 | Jason Easley
    The mainstream media refuses to give it up. ABC News is trying to fool people into believing that Sarah Palin will be a presidential candidate. Check out this graphic and see it for yourself. Before RNC Chairman Reince Priebus was interviewed on This Week, ABC aired a pre-recorded video package with the announcer saying at the end, “There’s no shortage of prospective Republican candidates, and that makes it even more challenging for the party to resolve its ideological divide.” So let’s take a look at who ABC News thinks is a potential Republican presidential candidate: Ted Cruz? Check. Donald Trump?...
  • Haley gets tour of FN Manufacturing, fires guns (With video at link)

    07/22/2013 4:11:02 PM PDT · by neal1960 · 6 replies
    Anderson Independent Mail ^ | July 22, 2013 | Anderson Independent Mail
    Gov. Nikki Haley toured FN Manufacturing while touting the benefits of South Carolina's business climate. The governor even go to fire several of the weapons the company produces.
  • South Carolina teacher who stomped on American flag in class gets $85,000

    05/11/2013 2:26:28 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 29 replies
    AP via WaPo ^ | May 7, 2013 | staff reporter
  • Democratic South Carolina chair defends Nikki Haley barb

    05/10/2013 5:29:05 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 5-4-2013 | Politico
    COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Democratic Chairman Dick Harpootlian, imploring party activists Friday night to defeat this state’s Indian-American governor, predicted next year’s Democratic standard-bearer would “send Nikki Haley back to wherever the hell she came from.” Haley was raised in South Carolina and attended college here, but her parents were Sikh immigrants. Harpootlian, a longtime Democratic figure who has a history of using harsh rhetoric, made the comments at the party’s Jefferson-Jackson dinner just moments before Vice-President Joe Biden took the stage. Asked what he meant by comment, Harpootlian wrote in an email: “Lexington County.” Before being elected governor...
  • SC Election Day: Mika Tries To Stop Scarborough From Mentioning Dem's Anti-Haley Slur

    05/07/2013 5:07:49 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Election Day in South Carolina, as Republican Mark Sanford seeks to regain his old congressional seat, Mika Brzezinski did her best to stop Joe Scarborough from mentioning an ugly slur that the Chairman of the state's Democratic party had made against Republican Governor Nikki Haley. SC Dem Chairman Dick Harpootlian was caught in controversy this week as he pledged to send Haley--daughter of Indian immigrants--"back to wherever the hell she came from.” According to the Morning Joe panel, Harpootlian has apologized for that remark. But Harpootlian has never apologized for his 2012 remark, comparing Haley with Adolf Hitler's mistress...
  • Yes, Democrats Can Be Racist

    05/06/2013 10:12:18 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 5/6/13 | Peter Beinart
    And at the moment, they appear to be in denial about it. Peter Beinart on an outrageous Democratic attack on Nikki Haley—and why Democrats need to strongly denounce it. Dick Harpootlian were a Republican, liberals would be jumping over one another to call him a bigot. In 2002 Harpootlian called Lindsey Graham, then running for a South Carolina Senate seat, “light in the loafers,” thus fueling a nasty whispering campaign about Graham’s sexual orientation. Last Friday he struck again, telling activists to “send Nikki Haley”—South Carolina’s Indian-American governor—“back to wherever the hell she came from.”
  • S.C. Dem chair doubles down on Nikki Haley comments ("...back to wherever the hell she came from")

    05/05/2013 9:18:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/05/2013 | JAZZ SHAW
    As you've no doubt heard by now, the chair of South Carolina’s Democrat party, Dick Harpootlian, raised some eyebrows on Friday when he urged supporters to help send GOP Governor Nikki Haley, "back to wherever the hell she came from." Given that the governor is of Indian descent, this was widely reported on and seemed to put the lie to that whole, oppose the GOP because they’re the real racists meme. But politicians put their over sized feet in their mouth all the time, right? Clearly, we'll see a quickly sketched out non-apology and everyone will move on to the...
  • SC Democrat party chair wants to send Nikki Haley ‘back to wherever the hell she came from’

    05/04/2013 3:17:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Twitchy ^ | May 3, 2013 | Staff
    Chris Moody @Chris_Moody South Carolina Dem Party Chairman says he hopes candidate Vince Sheheen will send "Nikki Haley back to wherever the hell she came from." 6:43 PM - 3 May 2013 35 Retweets 3 favorites The last time we heard from South Carolina Democratic chairman Dick Harpootlian, he was drawing comparisons between Republican Gov. Nikki Haley and Adolf Hitler’s mistress, Eva Braun. That was last September, and something tells us Harpootlian hasn’t spent the past several months in charm school. At a Democrat party dinner tonight attended by Vice President Joe Biden, Harpootlian rallied his troops to send Haley...
  • Outrage After Democrats Insult Nikki Haley's Indian Heritage Saying They'll Send The Republican...

    05/04/2013 9:59:16 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 44 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 04, 2013
    Outrage After Democrats Insult Nikki Haley's Indian Heritage Saying They'll Send The Republican Gov. 'Back To Wherever The Hell She Came From' 3 May 2013 Conservatives are outraged after a Democrat in South Carolina allegedly insulted Republican Gov. Nikki Haley's Indian heritage at a party gathering in Columbia on Friday. The state's Democratic Party Chairman, Dick Harpootlian, is believed to have said the party will take on the Conservative in the next gubernatorial race and send 'Nikki Haley back to wherever the hell she came from.' Gov. Haley was born in the U.S. but her parents are from India. Read...
  • Cruz, Haley, Jindal, Rubio: Flight 2016 Cleared for Takeoff

    03/13/2013 6:54:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/13/2013 | Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison
    Let's close down the silly season on presidential eligibility early. Our colleague, Ken Klukowski, is a constitutional lawyer who argues here that newly-sworn-in Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) is likely eligible to run for president in 2016. The only question that could arise is the fact the fiery young conservative leader was born in Calgary, Alberta, on Dec. 22, 1970. Let's see: 1970 makes him thirty-five in 2005. He's in!Is the Canadian birthplace a hurdle? Not really. Since at least 1793, such children of American citizens born abroad have been recognized to be American citizens. Ted's mother, the former...
  • Haley, GOP governors blast Obama after sequester meeting

    02/26/2013 12:14:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | ED MORRISSEY
    Barack Obama apparently hoped that a private meeting with GOP governors would help push House Republicans to compromise on the sequester. The meeting backfired in that regard, at least partially. The private meeting so incensed Nikki Haley that she could barely contain herself afterward at the US Chamber of Commerce afterward, and while she expressed frustration with both sides, she delivered a withering shot at Obama for refusing to make even slight cuts in federal spending: “I could not be more frustrated than I am right now,” Haley told reporters after the meeting. She said that when she asked Obama...
  • Democrats Want a Woman on the 2016 Ticket

    01/07/2013 4:12:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | January 7, 2013 | Kat Stoeffel
    Democratic strategists will not let Hillary Clinton or her blood clot stop them from getting a woman on the 2016 presidential ticket, Politico reports. Even if Clinton sticks to her word and does not run for president — something no one seemed to believe until her recent health scare — activists are still hoping to leverage the 2012 gender gap into a female nominee. “After the roles Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin played in the 2008 campaign,” Politico writes, “it would be hard for many to accept another cycle like the 2012 presidential race, which featured two all-male national tickets.”...
  • NAACP Shamefully Plays Race Card With Tea Party Conservative Senator Tim Scott

    01/04/2013 4:26:18 PM PST · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    Racism: The once-proud NAACP has dissed a new African-American Republican senator as a token who knows nothing about civil rights because, well, he's a Republican — unlike, say, Democrats who opposed the Civil Rights Act. NAACP President Ben Jealous made the claim Wednesday concerning Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C. — the first black senator from the South since Reconstruction and the first black GOP senator since 1979, when Edward W. Brooke of Massachusetts retired. Indeed, Scott is only the seventh African-American ever to serve in the chamber. Jealous based his claim on Scott receiving an "F" on an NAACP scorecard of...
  • Faking It in Art and Politics

    12/28/2012 7:00:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2012 | Suzanne Fields
    Here's a resolution for one and all as we slide down the fiscal cliff (or not): Beware of fakery in popular places. Fakery, particularly in the culture both high and low, bubbles up from the media, affecting the way we see everything -- even, for example, politics. Roger Scruton, the public philosopher and conservative commentator, writes in Aeon magazine, a provocative digital magazine of ideas and culture, how fake ideas, fake criticism and fake emotions have come to dominate public conversation and marginalize thoughtful appreciation of beauty, truth and honest debate. His initial concern is about the collusion of critics...
  • Great Scott! Racist GOP Picks An African-American Senator

    12/18/2012 4:28:01 PM PST · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    <p>Congress: The first black Republican senator in three decades will be a spokesman for Tea Party conservatism and a proud member of the party that was founded to fight slavery and made the civil rights revolution possible.</p> <p>Though he'll inevitably be dismissed as a "token" or worse, Rep. Tim Scott, the next Republican senator from the former slave state of South Carolina, and the first black GOP senator since Edward Brooke of Massachusetts, shatters once again the stereotype of the GOP as a party of racists and sexists.</p>
  • Breaking: Nikki Haley to pick Tim Scott to replace DeMint in Senate

    12/17/2012 7:39:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/17/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Welcome, my friends, to the least surprising political news of the week. Nikki Haley will appoint Rep. Tim Scott to replace Senator Jim DeMint in the US Senate, making Scott the upper chamber's only African-American member, and give him a boost in the 2014 special election for the rest of DeMint's term: Multiple media sources are reporting that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will indeed name Rep. Tim Scott to be the next senator from South Carolina.Scott will serve for two years, and then presumably run in a special election in 2014. If reelected, he would serve an additional two...
  • Gov. Nikki Haley vets Stephen Colbert for Senate

    12/14/2012 8:34:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/14/2012 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    This is fun for a Friday. Gov. Nikki Haley is now deciding who will take Sen. Jim DeMint's (R-SC) place when he leaves the Senate to head up The Heritage Foundation. Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert tops the list of preferred appointments with South Carolinians, according to a PPP poll: Colbert tops the wish list of who South Carolina voters would like to see join that body at 20%, followed by Tim Scott at 15%, Trey Gowdy at 14%, Jenny Sanford at 11%, Henry McMaster and Mark Sanford at 8%, Jeff Duncan and Joe Wilson at 5%, and Mick Mulvaney...
  • Sources: Gov. Nikki Haley to Appoint Henry McMaster to US Senate

    12/07/2012 1:05:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/07/2012 | Christian Adams
    The Tatler has learned that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is almost certain to appoint former South Carolina Republican Party Chair and former S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster to fill the unexpired term of retiring Senator Jim DeMint. McMaster was a prominent supporter of Haley in a contentious GOP primary. Haley has reportedly already informed key South Carolina politicians of her decision. Yesterday I blogged that Haley should appoint Congressman Joe Wilson to this post, or in the alternative, Tea Party favorite Rep. Tim Scott. A Republican in Washington in 2012 must have experience with the organized Left that now...
  • Five women who could run for president in 2016

    11/22/2012 8:37:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Constitution Daily ^ | November 16, 2012 | Staff
    America has never had a female major party candidate nominated to be president, but the odds are growing that it will happen in 2016. The current favorite for the 2016 Democratic nomination is a woman, and there are at least four other potential candidates in both parties. It isn’t that female candidates haven’t tried. Hillary Clinton came the closest when she lost the Democratic nomination in 2008 to Barack Obama. Here’s a look at the top prospects for 2016, starting with the Democratic frontrunner. Hillary Clinton The current Secretary of State is a huge favorite for the 2016 nomination for...
  • Military Employed For Crowd Control At College Football Game

    10/06/2012 10:40:19 AM PDT · by Snuph · 37 replies
    Oath Keepers ^ | October 4th, 2012 | Brandon Turbeville
    In yet another example of the blurring of the lines between civilian police and US military forces, Columbia, South Carolina police “officials” have announced that US Military Police from Ft. Jackson will be on the streets alongside civilian law enforcement after the South Carolina-Georgia football game this Saturday night, October 6. According to reports by WISTV, Columbia will be spending more than $11,000 worth of overtime for 50 officers who will be placed in the Five Points and Vista areas after the game. The teams will be made up of University of South Carolina Campus Police, Richland County Sheriff’s Deputies,...
  • Indian American governers Haley, Jindal bat for Romney (Some nobody MI Dem defends Hussein)

    09/08/2012 11:03:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    INDOlink ^ | September 9, 2012
    Charlotte: Unimpressed by US President Barack Obama's fiery speech seeking re-election, the two Indian-American Governors, Nikki Haley and Bobby Jindal, today said that Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate, is the best person to lead the country. Both Jindal, the Governor of Louisiana, and Haley, the Governor of South Carolina, are rising stars of the Republican party and were quick to issue statements after Obama concluded his Democratic presidential nomination acceptance speech. "The last time Barack Obama spoke before the Democratic National Convention, he told us of hope and change that we could believe in. What a difference four years...
  • Romney campaign tells Obama to 'rein in his supporters' on Nazi comments

    09/06/2012 7:43:16 AM PDT · by bronxville · 24 replies
    The HIll ^ | 09-05-2012 | Justin Sink
    Mitt Romney's campaign issued a statement Wednesday demanding Democratic officials "cease and desist from comparing those with whom they disagree to Nazis" after the chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party compared Gov. Nikki Haley (R-S.C.) to Adolf Hitler mistress Eva Braun. http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/247789-romney-campaign-tells-obama-to-rein-in-his-supporters-on-nazi-comments
  • South Carolina Dem chair compares Haley to Hitler mistress

    09/05/2012 10:49:38 AM PDT · by redk · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 5, 2012 | Sean Sullivan
    South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian compared his state’s Republican governor, Nikki Haley, to Eva Braun, the longtime mistress of Adolf Hitler.
  • South Carolina Paper Whacks Gov. Nikki Haley Over 14-Year-Old Daughter's Gift-Shop Job

    07/28/2012 11:48:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 28, 2012 | Tim Graham
    South Carolina’s largest newspaper has a new anti-Republican scoop: “Gov. Nikki Haley’s 14-year-old daughter is working in the State House gift shop, raising questions about nepotism that the governor’s office declines to answer.” The daughter, Rena Haley, is working about 20 hours a week at $8 an hour. The newspaper called The State (based in Columbia, the state capital) is holding an online poll asking "Is it proper or improper for a governor's child to have a state job?" Three-fourths of respondents said "improper." The paper marched over to the Democrats so they could denounce Haley’s lack of ethics: The...
  • A South Carolina man of deeds

    07/09/2012 5:27:11 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 3 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 7/9/2012 | Kathleen Parker
    South Carolina politics never fails to amuse — and bemuse. A recent ethics imbroglio between Republican Gov. Nikki Haley and GOP activist John Rainey is a case in point. The squabble would be of passing provincial interest if Haley weren’t a rising star often mentioned on lists of potential vice-presidential candidates. And had she not called Rainey, a nationally recognized philanthropist and community bridge-builder, a “racist, sexist bigot.” Such charges deserve clarification and context. Haley made the remarks during a state House Ethics Committee hearing prompted by a complaint that Rainey filed, alleging that Haley had lobbied illegally while she...
  • Fewer Than 1,000 People Show Up for Bill Clinton-Tom Barrett Rally in Milwaukee

    06/02/2012 3:16:03 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 39 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 2,2012 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    Milwaukee Just four days out from the Wisconsin's historic gubernatorial recall election, former president Bill Clinton and Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett could only draw a small crowd to a rally Friday on Barrett's home turf. As the Associated Press notes, the crowd numbered only in the "hundreds," a sign of the enthusiasm gap between Democrats and Republicans that has appeared in some polls. Overcast weather and the short notice of the event (it was announced just yesterday) may have depressed turnout. Clinton said that although he doesn't normally support recall elections, "sometimes it is the only way to avoid a...
  • Haley ethics inquiry could have major Statehouse implications

    06/01/2012 12:00:23 PM PDT · by SaraJohnson · 1 replies
    Post and Courier ^ | 6/1/12 | STEPHEN LARGEN
    COLUMBIA — A state House panel’s investigation of Gov. Nikki Haley threatens to call into question the behavior and compensation of many state lawmakers.
  • Confessions of a Conservative Woman

    05/25/2012 12:02:04 AM PDT · by amylutz4 · 2 replies
    The College Conservative ^ | March 25, 2012 | Amy Lutz
    I guess it’s time for women to duck and cover, at least according to the mainstream media. For months now, left leaning news sources and politicians have been preaching the existence of the GOP’s “War on Women.” In actuality, it’s nothing but a blatant attempt to pander to women voters. Under the liberal version of “war,” Republicans have been busy targeting women by “denying” us free birth control, aiming to restrict abortion, and defunding Planned Parenthood. However, if that’s what war means these days, then call me a pacifist. Fighting against a socially liberal agenda isn’t exactly the textbook definition...
  • SC union leader attacks pinata with Gov. Nikki Haley’s likeness

    05/22/2012 5:36:00 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 22, 2012 | Pueng Vongs
    An online video of a South Carolina union leader pummeling a pinata featuring a likeness of her state's Republican governor is eliciting strong reactions from across the political spectrum. The video shows Donna Dewitt, the outgoing president of the state AFL-CIO, taking a bat to a pinata which bears a photo of Gov. Nikki Haley. The pinata also features a printout of a quote from Haley: "Unions are not needed, wanted or welcome in South Carolina." In the video, posted to YouTube, Dewitt is encouraged by others at the gathering, with calls of "Hit her again" and "Give her another...
  • South Carolina: Outgoing Union Leader Smashes Nikki Haley Pińata with Bat

    05/22/2012 1:53:28 PM PDT · by upchuck · 27 replies
    Free Times, Columbia, SC ^ | May 22, 2012 | Corey Hutchins
    A video posted online that shows a former union leader in South Carolina smashing a pińata effigy of Gov. Nikki Haley has riled the national office of the AFL-CIO, which wants it taken down. “Do you think we can get this video pulled,” asked a national AFL-CIO official in an email to Palmetto State union sources. The author of the email also worried the video might get “picked up by tea partiers, maybe even Haley herself, to attack labor again.” The video in question features former AFL-CIO of South Carolina president Donna DeWitt smacking a Haley pińata with a baseball...
  • Sarah Palin Endorses Deb Fischer (Nebraska US Senate candidate)

    05/11/2012 1:52:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    KHGI-TV ^ | May 10, 2012 | Steve White
    Deb Fischer has picked up a major endorsement, as former Vice Presidential Nominee Sarah Palin backs the Valentine rancher for U.S. Senate. Fischer said she was honored to be endorsed by the former Alaska governor and her husband Todd Palin. "I greatly admire their willingness to stand on conservative principle and their resolve in standing up to the political establishment," Fischer said. The two-term state senator is running for U.S. Senate and poll numbers released by her campaign show she may be closing the gap with Attorney General Jon Bruning and State Treasurer Don Stenberg. Bruning has picked up big...
  • 'Tea party' pols sell out the tea party - Names who endorsed Romney after taking cash from his PACs

    05/02/2012 10:24:58 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Steve Baldwin
    In March of 2011, former Rep. John Leboutiller predicted in a News Max article that, “the tea party will select the 2012 GOP nominee.” At the time, it was a safe prediction given the strength of the tea-party movement in the 2010 elections and the influence it was expected to have on the GOP presidential primaries just over a year later. But something went terribly wrong in the meantime. Many politicians heavily supported by the tea-party movement seem to have switched sides, pursuing their own agenda at the expense of the conservative movement and the tea party. Take Christine O’Donnell,...
  • 'Tea party' pols sell out the tea party - Names who endorsed Romney after taking cash from his PACs

    04/14/2012 10:55:21 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 37 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 02/06/2012 at 8:17 PM | Steve Baldwin
    In March of 2011, former Rep. John Leboutiller predicted in a News Max article that, “the tea party will select the 2012 GOP nominee.” At the time, it was a safe prediction given the strength of the tea-party movement in the 2010 elections and the influence it was expected to have on the GOP presidential primaries just over a year later. But something went terribly wrong in the meantime. Many politicians heavily supported by the tea-party movement seem to have switched sides, pursuing their own agenda at the expense of the conservative movement and the tea party. Take Christine O’Donnell,...
  • Haley on Romney's 'golden bullet'

    04/05/2012 4:40:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/5/2012 | Kevin Liptak
    Washington (CNN) – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Thursday the leading Republican presidential candidate was carrying a "golden bullet" to connect with women voters. Speaking on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," the Palmetto State Republican said Mitt Romney's wife Ann, along with the candidate himself, would need to answer women with concerns about his platform. Polls released in the past week show Romney trailing President Barack Obama by a large margin among female voters. "If Gov. Romney has not related to women, he needs to get out there and talk about the issues they care about," Haley...
  • IRS: Rumors of Nikki Haley federal investigation untrue

    03/31/2012 2:43:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 30, 2012 | Alex Pappas
    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley was never the subject of an Internal Revenue Service investigation into a worship center her family helps run, according to a letter released by the agency Friday. Haley’s office says the letter is proof that the “totally contrived” rumors that spread across the Internet this week that Haley could be indicted in federal court over the issue are “totally false.” “As we said from the very beginning, there was not an ounce of truth to any of these accusations — they were totally contrived, totally false, and and unaccountable bloggers,” said Rob Godfrey, a spokesman...