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Nikki Haley Blasts Lee Bright

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley – then running as a  “Tea Party” reformer – pledged on the campaign trail in 2010 that she wouldn’t stop until South Carolina had a “conservative House” and a “conservative Senate.” Of course she has yet to back up that rhetoric – endorsing just one candidate in the…

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley – then running as a  “Tea Party” reformer – pledged on the campaign trail in 2010 that she wouldn’t stop until South Carolina had a “conservative House” and a “conservative Senate.” Of course she has yet to back up that rhetoric – endorsing just one candidate in the 2012 primary cycle. Not only that, Haley actually wound up endorsing fiscal liberals like S.C. Sen. Larry Martin (RINO-Pickens).

How has Martin repaid her? Take a look … 

Anyway, this week Haley attacked the one lawmaker she supported in the 2012 primary cycle – S.C. Sen. Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg). What did Bright do? Apparently he hasn’t been sufficiently loyal to Haley on the issue of ethics reform.

“We have fought very hard to make this the year of ethics reform,” Haley told an Upstate radio host this week. “There’s probably never been a time when we’ve needed it more.”

We agree with Haley … although the reason ethics reform is so sorely needed right now is largely due to her brazen corruption.

Anyway …

“We need to have legislators show their income, show who pays them,” Haley continued during her radio interview. “We need to have legislators report their conflicts of interest.”

Wow … just, wow.

LEE BRIGHT
LEE BRIGHT

Remember, this is the same politician who was busted hiding tens of thousands of dollars in payments received from a company with extensive business before the state. In 2010, Haley belatedly disclosed that she had received $42,500 in consulting fees over a three-year period from the former Wilbur Smith Associates, which was the lead firm on a proposal involving the relocation of the S.C. Farmer’s Market. These fees were not reported on Haley’s statements of economic interests. In fact, the vast majority of this income ($40,000) was reported by Haley two weeks after the GOP primary election – and mere hours before Republicans voted in a runoff election between her and former U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett.

Nonetheless, Haley is apparently now the champion for income disclosure – while Lee Bright is public enemy No. 1.

“Senator Lee Bright is not with us and we have to figure out what we need to do to get him to understand that ethics reform is important,” Haley said. “He is with the Democrats in trying to fight it.”

Bright’s Senate colleagues immediately rallied to his defense – and accused Haley of deliberately misrepresenting his position.

“Lee told them (Haley) he wouldn’t support ethics on special order until we get to nullification of Obamacare,” one lawmaker familiar with Bright’s position told us.

“Special order” refers to a preferential spot on the Senate calendar, which means that Bright supports ethics reform – he just supports the nullification legislation more.

And given the weakness of the ethics bill that passed the S.C. House, we can’t say we blame him.

Nullification is this year’s hot button issue among a recently reenergized Tea Party movement. In fact, S.C. Sen. Tom Davis (R-Beaufort) recently said “heads will roll” in the State Senate if the legislation isn’t passed.

Locally, Tea Party groups also rallied to Bright’s defense, referring to the ethics bill Haley is pushing as a “piece of crap.”

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Pics: Travis Bell Photography

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52 comments

CNSYD May 17, 2013 at 11:07 am

“S.C. Sen. Tom Davis (R-Beaufort) recently said “heads will roll”” Oh no, everyone is so afraid of carpetbagger Davis.

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Scrappy May 17, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Sen. Davis is holding a press conference on the steps of the state house to criticize his fellow republicans who would not support the ethics reform. Ballsy huh?

Just kidding. He’s preparing to debate a 12 year old on capatilism at a middle school in Beaufort County.

(Thats right after he gets Leathermans shoes shined and Big Daddy dismisses him for the weekend )

People are tired of your talk Tom! Call a spade a spade and you will stay forever. Keep “feathering your nest” and we will send your replacement next election.

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CNSYD May 17, 2013 at 11:07 am

“S.C. Sen. Tom Davis (R-Beaufort) recently said “heads will roll”” Oh no, everyone is so afraid of carpetbagger Davis.

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Scrappy May 17, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Sen. Davis is holding a press conference on the steps of the state house to criticize his fellow republicans who would not support the ethics reform. Ballsy huh?

Just kidding. He’s preparing to debate a 12 year old on capatilism at a middle school in Beaufort County.

(Thats right after he gets Leathermans shoes shined and Big Daddy dismisses him for the weekend )

People are tired of your talk Tom! Call a spade a spade and you will stay forever. Keep “feathering your nest” and we will send your replacement next election.

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vicupstate May 17, 2013 at 11:10 am

Two idiots arguing like children over meaningless, watered down ‘reform’. Haley obviously thinks she’s still fooling everyone with her grandstanding.

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vicupstate May 17, 2013 at 11:10 am

Two idiots arguing like children over meaningless, watered down ‘reform’. Haley obviously thinks she’s still fooling everyone with her grandstanding.

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GreenvilleLwyr May 17, 2013 at 11:14 am

Just a reminder: Lee ain’t very bright.

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GreenvilleLwyr May 17, 2013 at 11:14 am

Just a reminder: Lee ain’t very bright.

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Smirks May 17, 2013 at 11:34 am

Dueling dumbasses.

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James May 19, 2013 at 6:56 pm

I can’t figure out which is more dangerous. Being Haley’s friend or enemy.

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Smirks May 17, 2013 at 11:34 am

Dueling dumbasses.

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James May 19, 2013 at 6:56 pm

I can’t figure out which is more dangerous. Being Haley’s friend or enemy.

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LeeTheUpstateDoucheBag May 17, 2013 at 11:37 am

Do you suppose Lee is making a move for governor while Tom Davis goes after Lindsay?

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LeeTheUpstateDoucheBag May 17, 2013 at 11:37 am

Do you suppose Lee is making a move for governor while Tom Davis goes after Lindsay?

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sweepin May 17, 2013 at 11:38 am

I heard that comment live while driving on 385 yesterday. I almost wrecked when she made it as I began laughing hysterically! I don’t know who’s the dumbest; the Governor or the Senator.

However, they are both slick as eel crap.

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sweepin May 17, 2013 at 11:38 am

I heard that comment live while driving on 385 yesterday. I almost wrecked when she made it as I began laughing hysterically! I don’t know who’s the dumbest; the Governor or the Senator.

However, they are both slick as eel crap.

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Friar Tuck May 17, 2013 at 11:41 am

OWB’s ass has healthier looking skin.
All the booze is showing itself.

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Friar Tuck May 17, 2013 at 11:41 am

OWB’s ass has healthier looking skin.
All the booze is showing itself.

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Marie Harrison May 17, 2013 at 11:44 am

Haley often spoke against bullying. She is the biggest bully ever. Needs to lead by example, and stop being a hater. Not just words, but deed, action, and expression.

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Maggie Mae May 18, 2013 at 9:53 am

Since Haley first took office – I have called her the biggest bully in the state and have always found it ironic that she goes around to schools preaching against bullying while she is the biggest bully herself!

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Marie Harrison May 17, 2013 at 11:44 am

Haley often spoke against bullying. She is the biggest bully ever. Needs to lead by example, and stop being a hater. Not just words, but deed, action, and expression.

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Maggie Mae May 18, 2013 at 9:53 am

Since Haley first took office – I have called her the biggest bully in the state and have always found it ironic that she goes around to schools preaching against bullying while she is the biggest bully herself!

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Mae West May 17, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Not bright vs Bright (not).

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Mae West May 17, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Not bright vs Bright (not).

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southmauldin May 17, 2013 at 12:42 pm

The only reason that Bright is for income disclosure is that he doesn’t have any.

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southmauldin May 17, 2013 at 12:42 pm

The only reason that Bright is for income disclosure is that he doesn’t have any.

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katlaurenscounty May 17, 2013 at 1:04 pm

This rises above mere stupidity. If either of these insipidly weak creatures had an iota of honest commitment to transparency and even the teeniest weeniest set of stones or an atom of character strength, either one could turn the SCPC’s idiotic ‘voluntary’ disclosure ‘initiative’ (http://thenerve.org/news/2013/05/15/Conflict-Watch ) into something real. By disclosing their own personal tax records.

Hold on, lemme catch my breath….I shocked myself at the thought either would.

Until brain flaccid citizens learn, and do, objective assessment by reviewing metrics (vice stupidly empty rhetoric nd poo poo flinging) on a servant’s operational compliance with our rule of law, our choices will continue to be limited to party tools (aka politicians) who ignore it (our rule). What a great prospect.

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katlaurenscounty May 17, 2013 at 1:04 pm

This rises above mere stupidity. If either of these insipidly weak creatures had an iota of honest commitment to transparency and even the teeniest weeniest set of stones or an atom of character strength, either one could turn the SCPC’s idiotic ‘voluntary’ disclosure ‘initiative’ (http://thenerve.org/news/2013/05/15/Conflict-Watch ) into something real. By disclosing their own personal tax records.

Hold on, lemme catch my breath….I shocked myself at the thought either would.

Until brain flaccid citizens learn, and do, objective assessment by reviewing metrics (vice stupidly empty rhetoric nd poo poo flinging) on a servant’s operational compliance with our rule of law, our choices will continue to be limited to party tools (aka politicians) who ignore it (our rule). What a great prospect.

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cunning cat May 17, 2013 at 2:16 pm

No honor among thieves…

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cunning cat May 17, 2013 at 2:16 pm

No honor among thieves…

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GORDAN May 17, 2013 at 2:19 pm

I regret to say, I campaigned for this woman and attended her functions. I was there on election night, primary and General elections. I met with her talked with her on numerous occasions.
I can tell you first hand, she lies, she is unfaithful, a back stabber, vindictive and out for Nikki.
I must apologize to the entire State for my horrible mistake and I PROMISE TO HELP RECTIFY MY SINFUL MISTAKE.
I WILL ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO VOTE FOR ANYONE BUT HALEY!!

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SparkleCity May 17, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Looks like you were AWOL for the Sanford BS…….

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GORDAN May 17, 2013 at 2:19 pm

I regret to say, I campaigned for this woman and attended her functions. I was there on election night, primary and General elections. I met with her talked with her on numerous occasions.
I can tell you first hand, she lies, she is unfaithful, a back stabber, vindictive and out for Nikki.
I must apologize to the entire State for my horrible mistake and I PROMISE TO HELP RECTIFY MY SINFUL MISTAKE.
I WILL ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO VOTE FOR ANYONE BUT HALEY!!

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SparkleCity May 17, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Looks like you were AWOL for the Sanford BS…….

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shifty henry May 17, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Now, Lee, this is how we do it here if you want to play with the big boys.

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shifty henry May 17, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Now, Lee, this is how we do it here if you want to play with the big boys.

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bridget May 17, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Nikki, please sell your house in governor’s grant. You’re bringing down the property values.

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bridget May 17, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Nikki, please sell your house in governor’s grant. You’re bringing down the property values.

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9" May 17, 2013 at 9:01 pm

If you look up,’disingenuous’ in the dictionary,you’ll see that picture

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9" May 17, 2013 at 9:01 pm

If you look up,’disingenuous’ in the dictionary,you’ll see that picture

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SparkleCity May 17, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Plain and simple:

Lee Bright is a fucking crook and a tax cheat to boot…

He’d be a great “Happy Sam’s Used Car Lot” type of dude (he’s dead on with the looks and presentation) on Bragg Boulevard outside of Ft. Bragg but that would mean he would have to work a hard lick every now and then………..

So that’s out.

All he has left is to keep up the BS to the TEA party right-wing nuts so’s he can keep up a steady gig…..

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SparkleCity May 17, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Plain and simple:

Lee Bright is a fucking crook and a tax cheat to boot…

He’d be a great “Happy Sam’s Used Car Lot” type of dude (he’s dead on with the looks and presentation) on Bragg Boulevard outside of Ft. Bragg but that would mean he would have to work a hard lick every now and then………..

So that’s out.

All he has left is to keep up the BS to the TEA party right-wing nuts so’s he can keep up a steady gig…..

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Bill Bledsoe May 18, 2013 at 6:04 am

A RINO, or a DINO is defined as someone working to destroy the USA and the constitution to steal American’s property.

There are foreign countries paying RINOs and DINOs to create a Hitler Like Military Dictatorship in the US to steal American’s property. For Example:

Hitler Murdered 13,000,000 to steal their property. Nazi George Soros worked for Hitler to confiscate property from fellow Jews on their way to concentration camps. Nazis are alive and well in the USA and are writing legislation and funding RINOs and DINOs.

There are also 57 Hitler Like Military Dictators in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation who have every one declared war on US Citizens. All 57 have government mandates that every citizen must Jihad against US Citizens. They too are funding terrorism to grab our guns, and to steal our civil rights. They too are writing legislation and funding RINOs and DINOs.

DINOs are the Obama Clan paid to bring a Hitler Like Dictatorship into the USA to steal American’s property. Look at Sharia Law being added to the constitutions of Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Egypt which created new Hitler Like Military Dictatorships in every one of these countries.

RINOs are the Bush Clan paid to bring a Hitler Like Dictatorship into the USA to steal American’s property. In SC we have a strong Bush Clan which includes Haley. The Bushes got their first oil well from the Bin Laden Family. Bush Jr. allowed just one jet to fly in the no fly zone after 9/11. The jet was filled with the Bin Laden family leaving the USA.

IINO’s are “Israelis In Name Only” and are led by the Netanyahu Clan. Netanyahu just bombed Syria and has legislation in the Senate that if he bombs Iran the USA would follow suit. Thank you RINO Lindsey Graham for this legislation, Grahamnesty and your version of gun grab legislation.

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Illuminati In Name Only May 18, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Too true. I also think the many meter readers roaming our neighborhoods are clearly in cahoots. Satanic scouts scoping out our domestic security. We will all soon be serfs in their new dark ages if we don’t wise up. I am so glad you are spreading the word. Bless you.

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9" May 18, 2013 at 7:16 pm

What about ‘Libertarians’ In Name Only,like Fits(LINO)?

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Bill Bledsoe May 18, 2013 at 6:04 am

A RINO, or a DINO is defined as someone working to destroy the USA and the constitution to steal American’s property.

There are foreign countries paying RINOs and DINOs to create a Hitler Like Military Dictatorship in the US to steal American’s property. For Example:

Hitler Murdered 13,000,000 to steal their property. Nazi George Soros worked for Hitler to confiscate property from fellow Jews on their way to concentration camps. Nazis are alive and well in the USA and are writing legislation and funding RINOs and DINOs.

There are also 57 Hitler Like Military Dictators in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation who have every one declared war on US Citizens. All 57 have government mandates that every citizen must Jihad against US Citizens. They too are funding terrorism to grab our guns, and to steal our civil rights. They too are writing legislation and funding RINOs and DINOs.

DINOs are the Obama Clan paid to bring a Hitler Like Dictatorship into the USA to steal American’s property. Look at Sharia Law being added to the constitutions of Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Egypt which created new Hitler Like Military Dictatorships in every one of these countries.

RINOs are the Bush Clan paid to bring a Hitler Like Dictatorship into the USA to steal American’s property. In SC we have a strong Bush Clan which includes Haley. The Bushes got their first oil well from the Bin Laden Family. Bush Jr. allowed just one jet to fly in the no fly zone after 9/11. The jet was filled with the Bin Laden family leaving the USA.

IINO’s are “Israelis In Name Only” and are led by the Netanyahu Clan. Netanyahu just bombed Syria and has legislation in the Senate that if he bombs Iran the USA would follow suit. Thank you RINO Lindsey Graham for this legislation, Grahamnesty and your version of gun grab legislation.

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Illuminati In Name Only May 18, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Too true. I also think the many meter readers roaming our neighborhoods are clearly in cahoots. Satanic scouts scoping out our domestic security. We will all soon be serfs in their new dark ages if we don’t wise up. I am so glad you are spreading the word. Bless you.

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9" May 18, 2013 at 7:16 pm

What about ‘Libertarians’ In Name Only,like Fits(LINO)?

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Sal May 19, 2013 at 7:45 pm

Zach Pippen has been paid a lot of money by the skillful use of the P Card. The individual charges to the P Card do not show up on Transparency page.

An inquiring mind will find these and other payments. Check gov’s office and Commerce.

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Sal May 19, 2013 at 7:45 pm

Zach Pippen has been paid a lot of money by the skillful use of the P Card. The individual charges to the P Card do not show up on Transparency page.

An inquiring mind will find these and other payments. Check gov’s office and Commerce.

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curious May 19, 2013 at 9:55 pm

What is a P Card? What is the purpose of it, and who uses it? This is a new one on me.

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curious May 19, 2013 at 9:55 pm

What is a P Card? What is the purpose of it, and who uses it? This is a new one on me.

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