Darla Versus Nikki 2: Get Ready To Rumble

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley has made plenty of boneheaded decisions during her first term in office, but getting rid of University of South Carolina trustee Darla Moore wasn’t one of them. The Lake City, S.C. “billioneiress” is a fervent supporter of all manner of big government boondoggling – not to…

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S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley has made plenty of boneheaded decisions during her first term in office, but getting rid of University of South Carolina trustee Darla Moore wasn’t one of them. The Lake City, S.C. “billioneiress” is a fervent supporter of all manner of big government boondoggling – not to mention a champion for anti-competitive tax hikes.

Like so many liberals who have made their money, Moore is all about promoting benevolence using other people’s money – even as she refers to her own investment in government as “pissing down a rathole.”

Anyway, Haley was well within her rights to dump Moore, although as we’ve noted previously the governor did herself no favors by the demonstrably dishonest manner in which she handled her decision. Nor did Haley do herself any favors by nominating one of her intellectually incurious, go-along-to-get-along campaign donors to fill Moore’s post.

Anyway …

Sources tell FITS the Moore-Haley spat is about to jump to a higher energy level. Specifically, we’re told the liberal lioness from the Pee Dee has been approached about lending her considerable financial support to a new independent expenditure group which would target Haley in advance of the 2014 election.

According to our sources, Moore responded favorably to this entreaty. In fact we’re told this new group is “pretty far along down the tracks” and is likely to start popping Haley “sooner than most people might think.”

“(Haley)’s gonna have to spend money earlier than she wants to defend herself,” a source familiar with the new group said.

Haley had $1.5 million in cash on hand during the most recent reporting cycle, according to disclosure forms filed with the S.C. State Ethics Commission. That’s not an especially strong number – in fact it’s $200,000 less than lame duck second term governor Mark Sanford had in the bank in January 2009.

The governor’s position is even more precarious given her abysmal approval ratings – which are currently hovering in the low-40s.


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BigT January 31, 2013 at 8:21 am

Haley’s problem will be winning the primary, not leftist Darla Moore.

The FT 4-K thing, and her re-direction from choice and to feeding ($) failure in SC schools, like the liberals…is a sign of a move to the middle…

Haley has maintained some strength by opposing the left..but she sacrifices all of that by calculating that looking moderate is the way to go…

I’lm guessing Jon Lerner’s fingerprints are all over this…

Remember: Lerner infested this state w/ the Sanfords….we need to resist that w/ all our might…we cannot stand that again….

Tammy January 31, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Who infested this state with the WILSON’S??

Scooter May 29, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Haley will stomp that old woman.

Scooter May 29, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Haley will stomp that old woman.

Paul January 31, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Haley is advancing the punjabi sikh agenda at the expense of South Carolina’s women and children.

But gullible Carolinians keep electing this ethnic activist in conservative clothing.

? January 31, 2013 at 8:46 am

Really, no matter how badly you hate a rich person…you should never outwardly attack them.

Money can bury anyone not rich enough to defend themselves.

If Darla can bitch about $25 mil down a rathole and move on like nothing happened, a few mil for “payback” in ousting Haley is obviously nothing to her.

Two scorpions in a bottle….my money is on the one with the dough.

Isotope Soap January 31, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Good point!

dwb619 January 31, 2013 at 12:43 pm


Tammy January 31, 2013 at 1:50 pm


Blind Squirrel looking for Inter_nut January 31, 2013 at 8:52 am

“Specifically, we’re told the liberal lioness from the Pee Dee has been approached about lending her considerable financial support to a new ‘independent expenditure group’…..”

Is ‘independent expenditure group’ the term for a PAC?

shifty henry January 31, 2013 at 9:02 am

…. could it be—- FITS?

shifty henry January 31, 2013 at 9:04 am

…. ouch! — I just got hit in the head by a flying rumor!

silvereagle January 31, 2013 at 9:12 am

My money is on Darla. Nikki Haley is not smart enough nor does she have the backing to tangle successfully with Darla Moore. The people of SC have the memories of elephants!!

shifty henry January 31, 2013 at 9:18 am

…. if Darla gets into a cat fight it will have to be in the primaries – she wouldn’t want to chance Nikki would win – and it would be less expensive

Tonto Goldberg January 31, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Lioness vs panty waist pussy cat!

Kim Jung Numba Un January 31, 2013 at 9:32 am

Cannot wait to see this, Lake City Lioness vs the Queen Nimrata, lets get ready to rummmbllllllleeeeee

Philip Branton January 31, 2013 at 10:15 am

……meanwhile………over at BOEING.

We wonder just how much of the 900 MILLION pay back to SC taxpayers will be “Deferred” due to the grounding of the Dreamliner..??

….meanwhile …..over at Jim Clyburn’s daily briefing of our NATIONAL Debt.

We wonder just how long it will take Jim to come forward and WARN our state’s Legislators about the hit to local tax revenue due to sequestration..!?

…meanwhile……over at Sic Willie’s vast information bunker.

We wonder if there is any information on how much value to loacl tax revenue should have been reaped from OUR wind energy in the last 24 hours that FITSNEWS fails to inform concerned investors about…!?

….meanwhile ……over at WCBD station’s prognosis conference.

We wonder if the MACE group really understands how they are being viewed..?? Will the MACE group be marginalized like ..WHO..??

….meanwhile down near the HESS Terminal.

We wonder what new fresh coats of paint on certain tank infrastructure means for RAIL coming out of the North END of WHAT..!?

……meanwhile while Fitsnews Readers are reading about Darla and Nikki.

We wonder just who Darla and Nikki are laughing at..!?

Bill January 31, 2013 at 10:21 am

You’ve got to be kidding me?????
Removing Darla Moore from the USC Board of Directors by Haley was a good idea????????

You’ve been smoking some of that crazy weed again!!!

huh? January 31, 2013 at 10:23 am

She is an empty shell of a person, just like sis. A hater. Lfe coaching don’t do crap.

BigT January 31, 2013 at 10:38 am

Notice since Moore is gone, and Mungo has passed (may he RIP)…USC has made TREMENDOUS strides…

Liberalism is a way to kill success…this should be a lesson to ALL leaders…

ceilidh10 January 31, 2013 at 11:31 am

Tell that to the 42.6 million people in the US who officially live in poverty.

brushjumper January 31, 2013 at 10:43 am

Darla is an OLD HO is all, her spanking days are over baby!

A face in the crowd January 31, 2013 at 11:12 am

Seeing as Darla has given more money to universities in this state than any doofus on this message board can fathom, I would be reluctant to state that she in interested in spending other people’s money.

BigT January 31, 2013 at 11:15 am

Lou Kennedy has GIVEN $5 million more than Darla…and her company is building a $313 million facility here…w/ 300-plus HIGH-PaYING professional jobs…

Yet RINO FITS has atatcked her because she’s a Conservative…and the media ignores her…

So STFU, you blithering idiot….

A face in the crowd January 31, 2013 at 11:35 am

Kiss my ass you inbred cracker low life.

dwb619 January 31, 2013 at 12:45 pm


BigT January 31, 2013 at 2:00 pm

But neither of you have an answer…just like most Brain Dead liberals when you get the P!$$ slapped out of you….

A face in the crowd January 31, 2013 at 2:06 pm

She has given tens of millions of dollars! That is the answer you idiot.

Jbnimble January 31, 2013 at 11:23 am

What strides?

Morning Rice January 31, 2013 at 12:28 pm

That’s what I would like to know…

ceilidh10 January 31, 2013 at 11:30 am

Go Darla !

Hope she whips the Indian princess’s ass !

Philip Branton January 31, 2013 at 11:31 am

And now…..another exciting episode of “Days of Our Darla”….

Scene Locale: “Diane’s on Devine” at lunch time

Darla: Well, hello Nikki….its so nice to see you for this late brunch…..but, by the look on your face…What’s wrong?

Nikki Haley: Darla, have you seen the article on Fitsnews today..?

Darla: Yeah, I got a kick out of it this morning while reading it on my tablet app. I was laughing so hard my towel kept slipping down after getting out of the shower. If you need to know, I still look great in the mirror..!! (Darla smiling..)

Nikki: (Looking glaringly…) How much are you paying Wil to run these fluff articles to get your name in the “press”..!?

Darla: Hey, four payments of 19.99 go a long way….

Nikki: Listen, Darla…we have security concerns at our Port…..we have battery concerns at BOEING and union sabotage….we have mandatory furloughs coming down to pike that impact our banking, tax revenue, and welfare “tourism”……..we have real concerns in our state’s agriculture output in a competitive market………and don’t get me started about education and the private teachers that are being networked to cripple our public education revenue…..!!!

Darla: Well, Nikki darling….how can I help? Care for a Mimosa.?

Nikki: Hmm, a Mimosa would be great. I’m in the mood for a big burger..!!

Darla: Seriously, how can I help ya’ Nikki….

Nikki: Well, I just got out of a morning meeting with those fools over at DHEC and they are still wanting to grant more permits to expand our state’s landfill…

Darla: Well……we do have a lot of trash, not to mention all that trash that is RAILED into our state.

Nikki: Yeah, Ol’ Hugh thinks he is going to get away with trucking our trash all over the place and burp methane to pad the BIG OIL boys pockets that fund everyone’s campaign around here….I’m fed UP..!! The BiG OIL sharks are getting our troops killed..!! We have enough energy in our state to start a civil war over..!! ….and you of all people keep distracting WIl FOlks from reporting the real concerns of our state..!! I would call you a bitch; but I’m not wearing my RED underwear today..!! (Nikki sly-ly smiles…)

Darla: (Sitting back and thinking…) You know Nikki…..your right. I was cruising through the SKIRT Magazine the other day and thought of just how much it reminded me of FITSNEWS. Big pictures..and all.

Nikki: Our state’s citizens are SLAVES to foreign OIL and centralized energy ….it must be infused with competitive choices in the market. Do you have a choice at the pump between SC farmed fuel and foreign OIL. Darla…??

Darla: No….

Nikki: DO you have a choice of LOCALLY produced decentralized energy and centralized foreign dependent energy when you flip on the light switch..??

Darla: No….I never even think about it….its never reported that way..??

Nikki: If you have no choice ….what are you..??

Darla: A slave to what you got…

Nikki: I have a plan I want you to help me implement…

** STAY TUNED FOR MORE Gripping…dialogue **

vicupstate January 31, 2013 at 12:20 pm

I don’t have Moore’s money, but I’ll give money to defeat Haley. Where do i send it?

Fred January 31, 2013 at 9:33 pm


huh? January 31, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Class versus trailer trash.

dwb619 January 31, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Please don’t slander the “trailer” trash by comparing them to NIMRATA.

Homeboy January 31, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Go Darla ! Thank you for investing in our education programs even if it is pissing down a rathole. she at least is trying to make a difference unlike Haleyho.

South Mauldin January 31, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Please keep Ron Jeremy in your prayers.

? January 31, 2013 at 3:35 pm


Carpe Jugulum January 31, 2013 at 2:50 pm

As the ancient Roman Emperors used to say, “sit ludos incipiunt.” For those of you who attended South Carolina State University, it means “let the games begin.”

Old Bike Dude January 31, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Nim has her rich Hilton Head Yankees who will share the dough but only so far. They’re also hedging their bets that Tommy Boy will primary Sweet Nancy’s ass for the US Senate. That will require considerable donero.

BigT January 31, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Darla moore needs to go to NYC and run…she’s far more like Hillary than she is acceptable in SC…

Haley did the RIGHT thing…

south mauldin January 31, 2013 at 5:25 pm

You can count on Haley to do the right thing. Once she’s tried every other option.

ABH January 31, 2013 at 5:52 pm

During the general election, she demonzied the legal profession enough so that the simps repeated her mantra (as if a corrupt, dumbass accountant who can’t pass the CPA exam is any better). All it takes for the brain dead SC voters is to hear a phrase a few times to believe it…Like Mark Sanford: Moral and Family values.

Then she turns around and names a lawyer (campaign donor) to fill Moore’s shoes. This chimp turns around and supports a tuition hike.

She did not do the right thing. She did a Republican thing, and a hypocritical thing, but not the right thing.

Thomas January 31, 2013 at 5:50 pm

So Darla et. al. called diamonds trump. Well Gov Nikki Haley has both bowers and the GA has one trick. Darla and the Democrats can be set if Gov Haley announces Casino Gambling. What about the negatives? Read this report…

Here is a cost-benefit analysis

The live shows alone would boost tourism.

P.Diddy January 31, 2013 at 6:20 pm

The only shot that Darla’s got to beat the Gov. is in the primary. I believe someone made that statement, but it’s the truth. Little Vinny Sheheen I doubt has a chance – he should have beaten her last time. Vinny will have to get together with Rep. Ted Vick and have a “seance” to see how he would fare in another general election.

shifty henry February 1, 2013 at 6:18 am

… the primary battle is the key to success

George Mathis January 31, 2013 at 7:13 pm

“…a new independent expenditure group which would target Haley in advance of the 2014 election…”

Presumably Bobby “cockroach” Harrell is involved. Maybe loaning his jet?

Arlen Cooper February 7, 2014 at 1:56 pm

I wish Darla had the time to run for Governor. Heck, I could run it for her and be a czar. I will need some czar money, czar clothes, and a czar car.


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