Skip to comments.Nikki Haley uses State of Union response to bash Trump and praise illegals
Posted on 01/13/2016 9:21:53 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Longtime readers know that I am not exactly the strongest supporter of Donald Trump. As a big employer of illegal aliens and a five-time party switcher, his commitment lends itself to some doubts. But that is no excuse to criticize him in a forum meant to represent the Republican Party response to the Democratic Party. That is, however, just what South Carolina governor Nikki Haley did.
According to her prepared remarks, Haley said:
During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices," she will say, suggesting that Trump is an irrational, angry person who dislikes foreigners.
"We must resist that temptation. No one who is willing to work hard, abide by our laws, and love our traditions should ever feel unwelcome in this country," says the speech.
This is code for welcoming illegal aliens. This is how liberals talk: they claim that illegals haven't broken any laws if they haven't broken any additional laws besides entering the country illegally. Nikki, they aren't abiding by our laws if they came here legally. And they certainly aren't abiding by our traditions if they don't learn English. And we don't dislike "foreigners"; we dislike "foreigners" who are here illegally, a distinction that eludes liberals, and apparently Nikki Haley.
She also added a caveat after her comments about welcoming immigrants, saying "at the same time, that does not mean we just flat out open our borders."
"We cannot continue to allow immigrants to come here illegally, and in this age of terrorism, we must not let in refugees whose intentions cannot be determined," she said. "That means stopping illegal immigration. And it means welcoming properly vetted legal immigrants, regardless of their race or religion."
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The “bright light” Nikki Haley is actually a “dim bulb”——VERY dim & trending ‘Dem/RINO.
Never seen something so STUPID!!!!
If people are given the choice between a Dem and an imitation of a Dem (GOPe), they will choose the Dem every time.
The establishment deserves everything that’s coming to them.
Yeh - Haley’s response to 0bama was to bash Trump. That is just how out of touch the GOPe really is.
Does not the GOP realize everytime they do this stuff it justs make people mad
AND Obama had just given a frighteningly bad speech. This dimwit Haley buried that story and made it all about dissension in the GOP.
I DESPISE the GOP and they will bring ruin to America.
They are the GOP Wing of The Democratic Party.
The response to SOTU has killed off more than one career on the track for Presidency or VP
Rubio will never live down his reaching for the water bit. It didn’t totally kill him off as he is running for President..but it did not come off well and people remember.
Even Trump lampoons it.
Gov Haley gave Trump another bump and a boost. Thank you!
The GOP platform: illegal immigration AND let’s become an Islamic country cause Islam / Christianity what difference does it make?
Exactly right. The GOPe is building the firewall in South Carolina. Nikki Haley is the start of the firewall. Next she will make an endorsement which will probably be Jeb or Rubio. We have to fight this tooth and nail.
re: Rubio will never live down his reaching for the water bit
I have to disagree with you here. That was a NON EVENT blown out of proportion by the MSM.
What killed Rubio was his support and in fact, leading the gang of eight immigration bill.
The GOPe is building the firewall in South Carolina. Nikki Haley is the start of the firewall. Next she will make an endorsement which will probably be Jeb or Rubio. We have to fight this tooth and nail.
We fight it by voting in the primaries. Humiliate the GOPe.
Oh, the gang of Eight is paramount. I love the new ad by Ted Cruz. It slams it home.
But small things matter.
They are weaknesses that can be picked apart later.
...stopped right there.
Yet another establishment hack/hypocrite backstabber. So much promise, but just another cute little GOPe tribble.
Are they really that dumb, or are they actually wanting to help Trump? This will only boost him...
Primary her. Do it for the children.
If you were Jeb or Rubio, would you want her endorsement at this point?
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