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  • Chuck Todd: Republican FantasyPence/Nikki Haley Replacement Ticket

    08/04/2016 6:01:49 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 61 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Hardball, Chuck Todd called it a fantasy, but . . . he reported that some Republicans think that maybe they can talk Donald Trump into quitting, and that an ideal replacement ticket would be Mike Pence and Nikki Haley. Chris Matthews was very skeptical, saying that thered never be a week when Pence could beat Hillary, because he lacks the pizazz. Todd replied that some Republicans believe that a generic Republicans could beat Clinton. Todd quoted one Republican as saying take any two people in the White Pages. Make them the ticket. Put Rs next to their name, and...
  • Governor Nikki Haley, H. Clinton, G. Beck, MSM, Brad Thor, Blame Trump Supporters For Violence

    06/04/2016 7:39:40 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 75 replies
    Last Refuge ^ | 6/3/2016
    No one exposes the real political danger behind hidden ideological alignments as good as Donald Trump. The beating of the Trump supporters in San Jose last night, and the responses, highlight a case in point. What do Nikki Haley, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, and Brad Thor have in common? They are all on the same page blaming Donald Trump for not accepting the physical beatings that come with expressions of free speech and challenging the orthodoxy of their political views. Each of these voices in their own way telling Trump, and by extension his supporters,...
  • South Carolina Bans Abortions After 19 Weeks

    05/17/2016 5:50:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | May 17, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The South Carolina legislature has banned abortion after 19 weeks. The Associated Press reports that the State House voted 72-29 in favor of the ban, while the Senate agreed to a compromise back in March. Pro-abortion lawmakers still disagree with the law, but conceded that the current bill that’s expected to be signed into law by Gov. Nikki Haley is the best they could get: The South Carolina Legislature passed a bill Tuesday prohibiting abortion after 19 weeks, becoming the 17th state to pass the restrictive ban. The legislation will now head to Gov. Nikki Haley's desk. The Republican said in...
  • President Nikki Haley?

    05/01/2016 9:58:20 PM PDT · by conservativefreak · 82 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | April 30, 2016 | Howard Gutman
    The United States may soon have its first female president. And it may not be Hillary Clinton. Over the past few weeks, the best answer to the question of who will emerge as the Republican presidential nominee businessman Donald Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, some other failed 2016 contender or even House Speaker Paul D. Ryan has become "none of the above." In each instance, the case for why any one of these candidates probably won't be picked has gotten much stronger than the one for why each of the individual candidates would. Despite...
  • Bruce Springsteen threatens South Carolina boycott if governor insists she is an Indian-American

    04/15/2016 3:49:25 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 51 replies
    American Irony ^ | 4-15-16 | The Looking Spoon
    Following his cancellation of a concert in North Carolina over a law that prohibits transgender people from using bathrooms other than their biological sex, Bruce Springsteen declared that South Carolina will be next on his "s**t list" if Governor Nikki Haley insists on using the "archaic" way of identifying herself as Indian. "I mean, it's 2016, who still says they're Indian? This isn't 19th century America, we recognize these people are actually Native Americans," said Springsteen, adding "if Governor Haley wants to disrespect herself that's her business, but I will not play another concert in South Carolina as long as...
  • Transgender advocates fear bill's fallout even if it dies [SC]

    04/14/2016 7:49:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 14, 2016 10:13 PM EDT | Seanna Adcox
    Transgender people said Thursday they fear a South Carolina bill that would require them to use the public bathroom for their biological sex will stoke misguided fears and endorse restroom vigilantism, even if the bill ultimately dies as expected. Opponents told a Senate panel the unenforceable measure perpetuates myths against an already-ostracized community, while supporters contend its about protecting the privacy and safety of women and children. [] No vote was taken during the panels second and final hearing. Its not yet clear whether the full committee will consider the measure. But even if it manages to advance to the...
  • An improbable white knight for the GOP

    04/09/2016 8:33:49 AM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 9, 2016 | Layne D. Hansen
    Nikki Haley is the best (and perhaps only) choice in this scenario for many reasons. First, unlike with Trump, there is no doubt that Haley is an ardent conservative. She has fought Democrats, both in her state and nationally. Second, she is a governor of an important red state. Third, and perhaps most importantly, she's energetic, passionate, and unafraid to pick a fight, which is something Republicans have lacked since Ronald Reagan left office. The added bonus, of course, is that Haley is a woman and an ethnic minority, being of Indian descent. . . The Republican National Convention is...
  • GOP governor holds door for men in women's bathrooms [Isaiah 3]

    04/08/2016 3:58:51 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 32 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/8/2016 | Cheryl Chumley
    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said a bill that's winding through the legislature to limit transgenders to public restrooms that correspond to their birth genders is not needed that she hasn't fielded any complaints that would require such legislative steps. "I don't believe it's necessary," she said, during a press conference reported on by the State. "There's not one instance that I'm aware of." Haley went on, the State reported: "When we look at our situation, we're not hearing of anybody's religious liberties that are being violated, and we're again not hearing any citizens that are being violated in...
  • SC Gov. Nikki Haley Backs Cruz After Rubio Drops Out(DAy late and a dollar short)

    03/16/2016 8:41:42 PM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 33 replies
    newsmax ^ | 3/16/16 | t beamon
    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Wednesday that she is backing Ted Cruz's run for the Republican presidential nomination though not formally endorsing the Texas senator now that Marco Rubio has quit the race. "My hope and my prayer is that Sen. Cruz can come through so that he can push through and really get to where he needs to go," Haley told reporters in Columbia, The State reports. "Because we do want a strong leader. "We do want somebody that's conservative," she added. "We do want somebody that's action-minded." When asked specifically whether she endorsed Cruz, Haley...
  • Nikki Haley now backs Ted Cruz

    03/16/2016 1:48:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/16/2016 | Nick Gass
    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on Wednesday said she hoped Ted Cruz would pull through with the Republican nomination. The statement comes a day after Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, the candidate she had previously supported, suspended his campaign. "I thought that Marco Rubio was and is an amazing public servant. I think that he really tapped into so much of what people want in terms of the American dream," Haley told reporters in Columbia, according to a video. "I think he had a lot of knowledge in terms of what they had to do, but it obviously wasnt his time....
  • Why Nikki Haley's endorsement was worthless in South Carolina

    03/09/2016 2:06:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Don Surber's website ^ | March 7, 2016 | Don Surber
    One of the puzzlers of the South Carolina primary is why Marco Rubio lost. He had the two major endorsements: Senator Tim Scott and Governor Nikki Haley. How could he lose? Haley has a 71% approval rate among Republicans. We learned the answer this weekend. Nikki Haley spoke to the Gridiron Club. Yep. She is that establishment. Not only did she deliver the response to the State of the Union speech that blasted the Republican front-runner instead of the Democratic president, but now she is in Washington dancing to the Washington Establishment's tune. And that tine is Never Trump. From...
  • On Twitter SC Governor Nikki Haley Praises Romney's "Brilliant Speech"

    03/03/2016 10:04:36 AM PST · by mojito · 61 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/3/2016 | Nikki Haley
    A brilliant speech by @MittRomney. No one can ever question his love for our party and our country. #TrueLeadership #MittRomney
  • Nikki Haley: None of Us Understand Why Christies Endorsing Trump

    02/29/2016 6:25:53 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 97 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 28th, 2016 | Josh Feldman
    Marco Rubio supporter and South Carolina governor Nikki Haley not only went after Donald Trump on ABCs This Week but took a shot at Chris Christie over his endorsement of The Donald. She told George Stephanopoulos, Donald Trump is everything we hear and teach our kids not to do in kindergarten.
  • Bill repeals outdated laws on sex, Sunday work, dancing (SC)

    03/01/2016 1:59:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 1, 2016 3:46 PM EST | Seanna Adcox
    In South Carolina, it's still technically illegal to work - or let people dance - on Sundays. Juveniles can't play pinball. And it's illegal to challenge anyone to a sword or gun fight. Those are among the antiquated laws legislators are seeking to repeal. A bill advanced unanimously Tuesday by the House Judiciary Committee would repeal 11 state laws. One that dates to 1880 makes adultery or couples living together outside of marriage illegal. ...
  • Gov Nikki Haley just became a liability for Rubio after this was published to social media!

    03/01/2016 11:33:21 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    News Ninja ^ | Wayne Dupree
    On Monday, Gov. Nikki Haley Took to the stage alongside Sen. Marco Rubio asked for the GOP front-runner Donald Trump to release his tax returns so the other candidates and the media could look them over. Trump responded he is currently in an audit and will release them after that its completed. But through the wondrous works of the Internet, Trump’s social media manager Dan Scavino published a tweet that included Haley’s 2012 video where she took the position of questions asked to release tax returns are only a ploy and distraction, and even she had gone through it during...
  • Haley: I'll support Trump if it comes to that (She's in the Veepstakes)

    02/26/2016 11:45:33 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 68 replies
    Politico ^ | February 26, 2016 | NICK GASS
    Despite backing Marco Rubio for the Republican nomination, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says she would support Donald Trump if he emerges as her party's nominee. "We've said that we would support the nominee if they get the nomination," Haley said, according to a report Thursday from the NBC afiliate in Greenville, South Carolina.
  • 7 reasons Mike Pence will be the GOP nominee in 2016

    09/30/2014 2:53:52 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 79 replies
    VOX ^ | September 30, 2014 | Matthew Yglesias
    7 reasons Mike Pence will be the GOP nominee in2016 Updated by Matthew Yglesias on September 30, 2014, 8:30 a.m. ET Tweet Share on Twitter (191) Share Share on Facebook (1,129) +1 LinkedIn Share on LinkedIn (15) Email Email Don't miss stories. Follow Vox! Early polling tells you almost nothing about presidential nomination battles, since it ends up almost exclusively telling you about name recognition. Early media buzz is similar. People like to read stories about figures they've already heard of, and it's easier to write stories about politicians you've already covered.But you don't need to be a...
  • Rush: The Establishment Plans for an Open Convention

    02/21/2016 6:50:43 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 215 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.Com ^ | February 19, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    The Establishment Plans for an Open Convention February 19, 2016 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is Julie in Topeka.It's great to have you. Hi. CALLER: Hi. I just have a question. RUSH: Yes? CALLER: At what point would you see... ?I know Ben Carson wants itand I know Bush wants itand I know Kasich wants it, but by having so many people in thereit allows Trump to carry that banner of,"I'm winning."Is there some point that those others, the lower tier at this point, would say,"For the sake of the Republican Party and saving the country from Trump," that they...
  • Cruz: Rubio had all the advantages ... and still lost

    02/21/2016 6:37:30 PM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 111 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/21/2016 | ELIZA COLLINS
    Ted Cruz may have placed behind Marco Rubio in South Carolina but he's spinning the primary as a bigger loss for the Florida senator. Rubio was "endorsed by a very popular governor of the state, very popular senator, very popular congressman, all the establishment circled their wagons around Marco and yet he still only came in second after his campaign promised everyone they were going to win the state," Cruz said on CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday. Cruz was referring to endorsements that Rubio received from Gov. Nikki Haley, Sen. Tim Scott and Rep. Trey Gowdy. Cruz added: "You...
  • Pro-Ted Cruz robocall blasting Trump and Gov. Haley on Confederate flag

    02/19/2016 1:12:51 PM PST · by springwater13 · 70 replies
    A pro-Ted Cruz robo-telephone call is blasting Donald Trump for butting his nose into support of the Confederate flag coming down. The recorded message, coming late in the campaign, also takes a jab at Gov. Nikki Haley. “Put it in a museum, let it go,” the recording says, quoting Trump and his view on removing the flag. An announcer then picks up by saying “That’s Donald Trump supporting Nikki Haley removing the battle flag from the Confederate memorial in Columbia.” It adds “people like Donald Trump are always butting their noses into other people’s business,” and that “Trump talks about...
  • Welcome to the Trump revolution: The last challenge is Ted Cruz — and Ted Cruz is in trouble

    02/18/2016 4:31:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Salon ^ | February 18, 2016 | Heather Digby Parton
    Ted Cruz has pinned his hopes on a big showing in the South. He could still do it, but it's far from certain It's taken a while for the chattering classes to come around to the idea that Donald Trump may actually pull this thing off. It's hard to blame them. It's as if we all went to sleep one night and woke up in an alternate universe. But they do seem to have accepted it. He came close to winning Iowa, a notoriously buttoned up electorate, and won decisively in New Hampshire. All the polling going forward looks good....
  • Cruz team on Haley endorsement: ‘Rubio has to win here’

    02/17/2016 8:09:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 17, 2016 | Shane Goldmacher
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Ted Cruz's campaign is trying to make the most of Gov. Nikki Haley's endorsement of Marco Rubio days ahead of the South Carolina primary: driving sky-high his political expectations here. "If he doesn't finish first, this is a massive loss," Jason Miller, a senior Cruz adviser, said hours after news reports began circulating that Haley would endorse Rubio at a rally Wednesday evening. "Rubio has to win here." Earlier this week, Jeb Bush had called Haley's endorsement "the most powerful, meaningful one in the state." Haley's backing of Rubio comes on top of the support of Sen....
  • Jeb Bush's Very Bad Afternoon

    02/17/2016 4:14:38 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/17/16 | TIM ALBERTA
    About 15 minutes before Jeb Bush's town-hall-style event commenced here Wednesday afternoon, The State newspaper in Columbia broke news that could drastically reshape the South Carolina primary race: Governor Nikki Haley was endorsing Marco Rubio. The development represents a major blow to Bush, who had aggressively pursued Haley's support and believed it to be within reach. He told NBC on Tuesday that, "If she is going to give an endorsement it would be the most powerful, meaningful one in the state." Bush has been lagging in recent polls here, and Haley's backing could have provided him the type of last-minute...
  • Bush struggles to mask mounting frustration

    02/17/2016 4:20:51 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/17/16 | ELI STOKOLS
    Jeb Bush is having a rough day. Fighting for his political life in the final days of this primary battle, Bush took the stage intent on showing toughness and drawing a sharp contrast between himself and Marco Rubio. Just moments earlier, he'd gotten devastating news: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, whose endorsement he'd sought, was backing Rubio, who poses the biggest threat to his own chances of political survival. "Disappointed," Bush told reporters, summing up his feelings about Haley's endorsement as he was leaving the town hall here. "She's a very good governor and should I win the nomination, there'll...
  • South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley: Anyone but Donald Trump

    02/17/2016 1:15:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/17/2016 | By Daniella Diaz
    Nikki Haley is not a fan of Donald Trump. The Republican South Carolina governor said Tuesday that she's not sure if she'll endorse anyone for president ahead of the Republican South Carolina primary, but if she does, it won't be Trump, according to CNN affiliate WIS Television in Columbia. She said Trump represents "everything a governor doesn't want in a president." "I want someone who is going to hold Republicans accountable, and I want someone who is going to make a difference, not just for our party but for every person they represent in the country," she told reporters, just...
  • RNC Under Fire Over Audience Stacking–Local GOP Chairman Confirms Party Donors Get Debate Tickets

    02/14/2016 1:24:32 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/14/15
    GREENVILLE, South Carolina — The chairman of the local Republican Party here confirmed to local television that 2016 frontrunner billionaire Donald Trump’s concerns—and those of his closest competitor Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% —with the Republican National Committee (RNC) allocation of debate audience tickets are well-placed. Chad Groover, the chairman of the Greenville County Republican Party here, told WYFF—the local NBC News station—that party donors get tickets to the debate. “You’ll have a good mix of people who are donors, people who are donors and workers, and people who are just workers,” Groover said, noting that he got “a couple of...
  • Coveted Endorsements Up for Grabs in South Carolina

    02/11/2016 8:29:10 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb 11, 2016 | Valerie Bauerlein
    A week ago, Ms. Haley said she was within days of deciding whether to endorse a candidate in the Feb. 20 GOP primary... But Ms. Haley seemed to tamp down such speculation on Monday, using her Facebook page to post lyrics to Adele's "Rumour Has It": "Just 'cause I said it, don't mean that I meant it," she wrote. Her aides are mum this week on when, or whether, she might endorse. Her lieutenant governor, Henry McMaster, has endorsed GOP front-runner Donald Trump....
  • Left spin cycle: Cruz and Rubio aren't, you know… Latino Latino

    02/06/2016 3:08:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Hot ^ | February 6, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    We’re having ourselves an historic presidential campaign in case you hadn’t noticed. Sure, we’ve only had one state vote so far, but a new record has been set. We now have not one, but two Hispanic candidates who have received more votes and more delegates than any other in the history of presidential primaries. This is a truly great day for diversity and the future of the American melting pot. Or at least it would be if either of them had been Democrats. Sadly, the Party of the Donkey is running two very white senior citizens so the groundbreaking nature...
  • In S.C., leaders look to the ‘anti-Trump’

    02/02/2016 3:03:53 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies ^ | Jan. 16, 2016
    Just more than a month before the South Carolina Republican presidential primary, many in the state’s GOP leadership are looking for the “anti-Trump.” They better hurry. (SNIP) U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney has endorsed Rand Paul. Fellow Congressman Trey Gowdy picked Marco Rubio in December. U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham endorsed Jeb Bush this past week. And, on Wednesday, Gov. Nikki Haley used her nationally televised response to the president’s State of the Union to caution Republicans against the angry rhetoric of her party’s front runner.
  • WaPo's Kathleen Parker Offers Unwanted Cure For The GOP (Thanks, But No Thanks)

    01/26/2016 4:49:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | January 26, 2016 | Brian Birdnow
    Last week Kathleen Parker, the resident almost-but-not quite-liberal at the Washington Post, loaded up and fired at the Republican Party and its melodrama in her weekly op-ed column. It showcased Ms. Parker at her irritating best, smug and condescending, but not truly original. She used her space to argue that the GOP needs Nikki Haley to save itself from itself, she furthered argued that a Hillary Clinton victory would be a win for "rationality," and a loss for the "authoritarian personalities" who increasingly populate the Republican Party base. Like many of her colleagues in the mainstream media, Kathleen Parker seems...
  • Judge Jeanine on Nikki Haley’s Criticism of Trump: ‘Republican Party Is in Real Trouble’

    01/18/2016 5:28:53 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 34 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 01/18/16 | Trent Baker
    On the Sunday broadcast of "Justice" on Fox News Channel, host Judge Jeanine Pirro criticized Nikki Haley for targeting GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump in the GOP response to President Barack Obama's last State of the Union address on Tuesday. In Pirro's "Opening Statement" segment, she directed her ire at Haley for attacking a fellow Republican instead of attacking the Democratic Party's "so-called leadership." Pirro urged the South Carolina governor to get behind Trump because he is the party's front-runner. The Republican party is in real trouble. They proved it to all of us this week. Their primary strategy as...
  • Nikki Haley Melts Down: Declares Rubio Is for Amnesty at 3pm, Not for Amnesty at 7pm– On Same Day

    01/14/2016 2:29:12 PM PST · by detective · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Jan 2016 | Julia Hahn
    In what may be one of the most bizarre political moments to spring out of Nikki Haleys widely-criticized State of the Union response, Haley declared that donor-class presidential favorite Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) "believes in amnesty," before she flipped 180 degrees to adopt the Rubio campaign talking point that he is "not for amnesty." Haley- who informed reporters that she is in personal contact and even texts Sen. Rubio- said that the Republican presidential hopeful was "supportive" of her speech condemning GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and "appreciated" what she was doing. Haley's retraction of her damning statement about Rubio's support...
  • Ann Coulter: “Bimbo” Nikki Haley Should Be Deported!

    01/16/2016 5:19:58 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 67 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | John Gibson
    Conservative columnist Ann Coulter called in to the Gibson Show today to discuss Gov. Nikki Haley’s (R-SC) response to President Obama’s final State of the Union address. (SNIP) After John Gibson asked that she shy away from such language, Coulter offered an alternative description of “woman who was accidentally elected because she’s pretty and isn’t very bright”….
  • The Donald buries the hatchet with Nikki Haley despite the South Carolina governor warning...

    01/15/2016 5:09:18 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 30 replies ^ | Nikki Schwab
    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley didn't get a Donald Trump smackdown at tonight's debate, instead the Republican front runner said Haley hit the nail on the head when she talked about politicians being angry during her response to the State of the Union address. 'I'm very angry because our country is being run horribly,' Trump said. 'And I will gladly accept the mantle of anger.' *snip* n the Today Show the next morning, Haley confirmed that Trump was among those she was pointing fingers at. 'He was one of them, yes. He was one,' Haley told Matt Lauer. Tonight, Trump...
  • Trump: Our country needs my anger [but will still consider Haley for VP]

    01/13/2016 6:05:58 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/13/2016 | Lisa Hagen
    Haley has condemned Trump's proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the country. Trump said he'd still consider Haley on his list for vice president if he wins the GOP nomination, but again questioned her on immigration and border security. "She's not doing real well right now, but I'm sure she'd be somebody who would be considered," Trump said.
  • Nikki Haley: Damn right I was criticizing Trump in my SOTU rebuttal last night

    01/13/2016 9:40:13 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 129 replies
    hot air ^ | January 13, 2016 | Allahpundit
    We're in a weird place when the GOP's SOTU rebuttal is essentially a rebuttal of the GOP frontrunner. And lest you think that was all Haley, she acknowledged today that her speech, as is customary, was approved by party leaders before she delivered it. It was a group effort. I, for one, welcome the impending Republican crack-up!
  • Trump: Nikki Haley weak on illegal immigration

    01/13/2016 7:51:03 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | Eugene Scott
    Donald Trump struck back at South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, after she criticized the Republican presidential front-runner in her State of the Union rebuttal, and added that she's not "off to a good start" if she wants to be considered for his running mate. "She's very weak on illegal immigration," the billionaire businessman said on Fox News' "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday. "I feel very strongly about immigration. She doesn't." In her response Tuesday, Haley called for a stop to "stopping illegal immigration," but also "welcoming properly vetted legal immigrants, regardless of their race or religion." "No one who is...
  • Trump’s Trump Card: Blue-State Republicans; Reagan Democrats make him a force in the primaries

    01/13/2016 7:49:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Journal ^ | 01/13/2016 | Josh Kraushaar
    Even as Donald Trump holds commanding leads in presidential polling, I've maintained that an establishment candidate still has the inside track to winning the nomination. As my Cook Political Report colleague David Wasserman outlined, the rules of the game are designed to favor the success of more-moderate candidates. If Trump or Ted Cruz wins the early-state contests, the proportional rules of allocating delegates will prevent either from running up the score. And the winner-take all rules for many of the more moderate "blue" states on March 15 and beyond should favor a more pragmatic Republican down the stretch--at least on...
  • White House Praises Nikki Haley After She Targeted Donald Trump

    01/13/2016 7:35:52 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/13/16 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    The Obama administration appears pleased by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley's response to the president's State of the Union address - especially after she urged her party to avoid the harsh tone of presidential candidate Donald Trump. White House chief of staff Denis McDonough praised Haley during a breakfast meeting with reporters in response to a question about a line in her speech that was directed at Donald Trump and his political supporters. "I have a lot of admiration for the governor,"McDonough said, praising the South Carolina governor for her "remarkable" leadership of her state. McDonough made his remarks during...
  • Trump hits back at Nikki Haley: ‘Very weak on illegal immigration’

    01/13/2016 7:31:40 AM PST · by mandaladon · 19 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 13 Jan 2016 | Carrie Dann
    Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is swatting back at South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley after she used the Republican State of the Union response Tuesday night to caution the party against “angry” rhetoric like Trump’s. In an appearance on Fox & Friends, Trump branded the Republican governor as “very weak on illegal immigration.” “I feel very strongly about immigration,” he said. “She does not.” Trump suggested that Haley has had “no problem” soliciting campaign donations from him in the past. “She certainly has no problem asking me for campaign contributions, because over the years, she’s asked me for a hell of...
  • Nikki Haley Confirms She Targeted Donald Trump In SOTU Response; GOP Leaders Approved

    01/13/2016 6:36:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 13, 2016 | John Nolte
    Nikki Haley, the South Carolina governor hand-picked by House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to give the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union addressed, confirmed Wednesday morning that she did indeed target GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and that the speech was approved in advance by Republican leaders.
  • Nikki Haley burned Donald Trump in her SOTU response

    01/13/2016 6:16:03 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 66 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 1/13/2016 | Andrew Romano
    “In many parts of society today, whether in popular culture, academia, the media or politics, there’s a tendency to falsely equate noise with results,” Haley said. “Some people think that you have to be the loudest voice in the room to make a difference. That is just not true. Often, the best thing we can do is turn down the volume. When the sound is quieter, you can actually hear what someone else is saying. And that can make a world of difference.“
  • Behind both Obama and Haley speeches, Trump looms

    01/13/2016 5:56:43 AM PST · by RummyChick · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1.13 | James Oliphant
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump was not in the room during President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union speech, but the Republican presidential front-runner held the center of attention nonetheless. Both Obama’s speech on Tuesday, and for that matter, the Republican response by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, took pains to rebuke Trump, the real-estate mogul whose red-hot rhetoric has endeared him to some and dismayed others in the campaign for the Nov. 8 presidential election.
  • Nikki Haley: Donald Trump has contributed to 'irresponsible talk'

    01/13/2016 5:35:41 AM PST · by McGruff · 109 replies
    NBC's Today Show ^ | December 13, 2015 | Eun Kyung Kim
    South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley defended her response to Tuesday's State of the Union, confirming to TODAY's Matt Lauer she was referring to Donald Trump as one of the "angriest voices" she mentioned. "Mr. Trump has definitely contributed to what I think is just irresponsible talk," she told Matt in an interview Wednesday. Haley angered some conservative pundits with her response to Obama's address by seemingly saving her sharpest criticism for those in her own party, particularly those running for the White House. While never mentioning anyone by name, she urged Republican candidates to tone down divisive rhetoric and urged...
  • Trump supporter wants Nikki Haley deported over immigration remark

    01/13/2016 1:46:53 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 75 replies
    Hindu Times ^ | 13 Jan 16 | Unknown
    During her response to President Barack Obama’s last State of the Union address, the South Carolina Governor recounted her own Indian-American heritage to call for fixing the country’s broken immigration system. Indian-American Republican Governor Nikki Haley on Wednesday faced flak from the supporters of her party’s presidential candidate Donald Trump, as she cited her family’s immigrant experience to warn against rhetoric that could make hardworking people feel unwelcome in the US. During her response to President Barack Obama’s last State of the Union address, Ms. Haley recounted her own Indian-American heritage to call for fixing the country’s broken immigration system....
  • Republican Party Uses State of the Union Response to Attack Donald Trump

    01/13/2016 1:11:13 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 88 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 01/12/2016 | Julia Hahn
    A new CBS report ahead of President Obama's last State of the Union address details how the Republican response - delivered by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley - will serve as a rebuttal to the policies of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. The new report seems to underscore prior reporting from the Washington Post that "Rep. Paul Ryan is rapidly emerging as Republicans’ anti-Trump." CBS writes: "The Republican response to the President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday evening appears to rebut… some of the policies espoused by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, according to excerpts released by House Speaker...
  • Nikki Haley Channels Ted Kennedy on Illegal Aliens

    01/14/2016 3:21:01 PM PST · by To Hell With Poverty · 16 replies
    Howie Carr Show ^ | 1/14/16 | Howie Carr
    Scary or funny? You decide. A near-seemless montage of last night's SOTU "response" and typical liberal boilerplate from Teddy K. It could be one of those annoying advocacy commercials where people finish each other's sentences.
  • Top GOP female says judge Gov. Haley on ability, not looks

    01/14/2016 1:35:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 14, 2016 3:18 PM EST | Erica Werner
    The House's highest-ranking Republican woman said Thursday South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley should be judged on her abilities, not her looks, dismissing a remark by fellow Republican Rep. Steve King. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who is fourth in leadership as the chair of the Republican Conference, was asked about King's comment to The Associated Press that Haley wasn't a "principled conservative" in the GOP, but "I think she's beautiful so I'd be happy if she's the face of the party." [...] "Nikki Haley is a proven leader. And that is what she should be judged on," the Washington state Republican...
  • Stymieing of Trump’s Uprising formally known as the State of the Union address

    01/14/2016 1:14:47 PM PST · by M.A.Meddybemps · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 1/13/16 | Mike Henkins
    On Tuesday night President Obama delivered the yearly State of the Union address to the nation. This is an event where the President speaks to how well the nation is doing under his management. It is also an event in which the opposition party stages politically motivated gestures to gain some much needed publicity and the Washington D.C. pundit class spends hours analyzing it all. The “opposition” party this year was the Republican Party. This year the Republican Establishment chose the Governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, to deliver their response to the President Obama’s State of the Union (S.O.T.U.)...
  • The base turns On Nikki Haley: They don’t want code words, they want to hear blunt racism

    01/14/2016 10:56:04 AM PST · by McGruff · 76 replies
    SALON ^ | January 14, 2015 | AMANDA MARCOTTE
    Hardline conservatives should be celebrating the Republican response speech to the State of the Union, offered by Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina. The speech was a testament to how far the party is willing to go to cater to the putrid racism of the conservative base, as Haley, using her own background as the child of Indian immigrants, demonized immigrants and refugees fleeing war, and, in a particularly odious display, used the murder of nine people at the hands of a racist to scold Black Lives Matter protesters for speaking out. But the right just ain't having it, it...