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Maryland Governor Pops Nikki Haley

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley got an earful from Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley at a Democratic “issues conference” this weekend – receiving all sorts of criticism for being a “Tea Party governor.” “They run on a platform claiming government isn’t working,” O’Malley said of Haley. “Then when they’re in office, their…

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley got an earful from Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley at a Democratic “issues conference” this weekend – receiving all sorts of criticism for being a “Tea Party governor.”

“They run on a platform claiming government isn’t working,” O’Malley said of Haley. “Then when they’re in office, their own failure to do the job proves their point.”

Hmmmm … we’re not gonna argue with O’Malley about Haley being a failure, but we’d argue it’s due to the fact she’s strayed from her limited government campaign promises.

Seriously … the “Tea Party” was done with Haley less than six months into her term … and they’re still furious with her.

Anyway, that didn’t stop O’Malley from rattling off a few of Haley’s “greatest hits.”

“Your current Governor – bless her heart,” he said. “Creating jobs at Georgia’s Port of Savannah instead of creating jobs at South Carolina’s Port of Charleston … failing to take basic cyber security precautions to protect 3.6 million Social Security numbers … waiting nearly two weeks to tell hundreds of thousands of South Carolinians that their credit card data had been hacked and stolen … how’s all that working for South Carolina?”

Those are valid points … none of which were addressed by “Team Trikki” in their response.

“He should go back to Maryland where he quite successfully legalized gambling, gay marriage, the end of the death penalty, and hiked taxes on everyone and everything he could think of,” Haley’s political guru Tim Pearson told CNN in response to O’Malley’s remarks.

Wait … government barring churches from marrying who they want and maintaining a monopoly on gambling are good things?

Anyway, prior to O’Malley’s visit, Republican and Democratic partisans battled over which state – South Carolina or Maryland – was better off.

How “middle school” of them, right?

And how pointless … after all, unless South Carolina is up against Mississippi it’s not likely to win any state v. state competitions.

The goal of all this trash talk? Softening Haley up for S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D-Camden), who is likely to run against her again in 2014.

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Pic: Travis Bell Photography

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50 comments

Tea with LEMON March 24, 2013 at 10:12 pm

Trash talk for SC trashy Gov.

She is a failure and I, as a tea party activist , am finished with her. I’m not a Democrat, will give Sheheen a serious look see. I think he would have been better than Haley, would not have agreed with him on everything; but, hardly agree with Haley on anything. She is a fraud and a total disaster!
Surrounding herself with incompetence, immoral and unethical people like, Peelers, Templeton, Adams, Keel, Kitzman!!!

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Jennifer Sheheen March 25, 2013 at 11:40 am

I like Sheheen myself!

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Bottom's Up! March 25, 2013 at 12:14 pm

…but I bet she can really eat ass!

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Tea with LEMON March 24, 2013 at 10:12 pm

Trash talk for SC trashy Gov.

She is a failure and I, as a tea party activist , am finished with her. I’m not a Democrat, will give Sheheen a serious look see. I think he would have been better than Haley, would not have agreed with him on everything; but, hardly agree with Haley on anything. She is a fraud and a total disaster!
Surrounding herself with incompetence, immoral and unethical people like, Peelers, Templeton, Adams, Keel, Kitzman!!!

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Jennifer Sheheen March 25, 2013 at 11:40 am

I like Sheheen myself!

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Bottom's Up! March 25, 2013 at 12:14 pm

…but I bet she can really eat ass!

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Bill March 24, 2013 at 10:14 pm

The original six is a wonderfully original idea to get around campaign contribution laws. it allows contributors to give above the max campaign contributions to her efforts, allows her to command state government resourses for her benefit, gets her substantial tax benefits for her “contributions” and gets great publicity. Dam wondeful play.
The profof is in the puddin. Let’s look at the books and see who got the money. Lets also ask her to show ALL of her pacs and campaign money at one time. Do that and even that moronic State Newspaper might get this story. Nah…they will miss it but others won’t.

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You know me March 25, 2013 at 11:54 am

Why is the contact phone number for the Original Six a land line based in Bamberg?

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Bill March 24, 2013 at 10:14 pm

The original six is a wonderfully original idea to get around campaign contribution laws. it allows contributors to give above the max campaign contributions to her efforts, allows her to command state government resourses for her benefit, gets her substantial tax benefits for her “contributions” and gets great publicity. Dam wondeful play.
The profof is in the puddin. Let’s look at the books and see who got the money. Lets also ask her to show ALL of her pacs and campaign money at one time. Do that and even that moronic State Newspaper might get this story. Nah…they will miss it but others won’t.

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You know me March 25, 2013 at 11:54 am

Why is the contact phone number for the Original Six a land line based in Bamberg?

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Cash March 24, 2013 at 10:23 pm

She has whored out that office like I have never seen before. Her people shook my boss and wife down for the max and they can’t get her or her people on the phone now. They have to call other pols to get stuff done for them. Boss says that is how she rolls.

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buthole buddy March 25, 2013 at 11:48 am

Just like sissy.

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Cash March 24, 2013 at 10:23 pm

She has whored out that office like I have never seen before. Her people shook my boss and wife down for the max and they can’t get her or her people on the phone now. They have to call other pols to get stuff done for them. Boss says that is how she rolls.

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buthole buddy March 25, 2013 at 11:48 am

Just like sissy.

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Waterfront Commentator March 25, 2013 at 1:10 am

I agree with the criticism about Haley helping the Georgia Ports Authority.

There are now THREE holdover SC State Ports Authority board members; i.e., whose 7-year terms have expired.

Quietly attending SPA board meetings, collecting their $1K per meeting stipend, hoping nobody raises the obvious issue: “These folks’ appointments have expired.”

Now that Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Larry Grooms (http://www.scstatehouse.gov/member.php?code=0729545367) isn’t busy running for Congress, he can do his duty and request of the Governor her slate of replacement members.

The SCSPA board is out-of-control, answers to no person, and has, really, no members with working knowledge of that it does and makes it work: marine terminal operations, stevedoring, truck and rail transport, warehousing and logistics, steamship operations, or cost accounting.

SCSPA DOES have lots of lawyers, consultants, real estate tycoons and professional politicians (McMaster and Floyd).

Grooms was primary sponsor of Senate Bill S. 351 (http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess118_2009-2010/bills/351.htm), which became effective June 16, 2009, that supposedly replaced the existing “hail Mary,” rubber-stamp, “approve-my-friend” board approval process with the “New Orleans Model” requiring real experience in the shipping industry specified in Section 54-3-60(A) and (B).

Grooms overlooked these provisions when he got the McMaster and Floyd applications, and shame on him.

Now that he’s got time to do things right, I hope he does just that.

And please, please, replace those two yes-men, John Hassell and Whit Smith when THEIR terms expire, too. Alec Poitevint and Curtis Foltz (GPA) tell jokes about those imbeciles.

No more business as usual, OK, Larry?

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Thomas March 25, 2013 at 10:33 am

+10

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Waterfront Commentator March 25, 2013 at 1:10 am

I agree with the criticism about Haley helping the Georgia Ports Authority.

There are now THREE holdover SC State Ports Authority board members; i.e., whose 7-year terms have expired.

Quietly attending SPA board meetings, collecting their $1K per meeting stipend, hoping nobody raises the obvious issue: “These folks’ appointments have expired.”

Now that Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Larry Grooms (http://www.scstatehouse.gov/member.php?code=0729545367) isn’t busy running for Congress, he can do his duty and request of the Governor her slate of replacement members.

The SCSPA board is out-of-control, answers to no person, and has, really, no members with working knowledge of that it does and makes it work: marine terminal operations, stevedoring, truck and rail transport, warehousing and logistics, steamship operations, or cost accounting.

SCSPA DOES have lots of lawyers, consultants, real estate tycoons and professional politicians (McMaster and Floyd).

Grooms was primary sponsor of Senate Bill S. 351 (http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess118_2009-2010/bills/351.htm), which became effective June 16, 2009, that supposedly replaced the existing “hail Mary,” rubber-stamp, “approve-my-friend” board approval process with the “New Orleans Model” requiring real experience in the shipping industry specified in Section 54-3-60(A) and (B).

Grooms overlooked these provisions when he got the McMaster and Floyd applications, and shame on him.

Now that he’s got time to do things right, I hope he does just that.

And please, please, replace those two yes-men, John Hassell and Whit Smith when THEIR terms expire, too. Alec Poitevint and Curtis Foltz (GPA) tell jokes about those imbeciles.

No more business as usual, OK, Larry?

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Thomas March 25, 2013 at 10:33 am

+10

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9" March 25, 2013 at 1:53 am

It’s difficult to watch you clinging to the vestiges of a tea party that no longer exists(and never really did),while you’re also in the grips of the Haley-PTSD. F U C K H E R !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwBm4uBTYl0

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9" March 25, 2013 at 1:53 am

It’s difficult to watch you clinging to the vestiges of a tea party that no longer exists(and never really did),while you’re also in the grips of the Haley-PTSD. F U C K H E R !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwBm4uBTYl0

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Original one March 25, 2013 at 6:46 am

Politicians set up systems so they do not have to tell the truth. For example, why did Alan Wilson not sign his campaign ethics disclosure? Because he did not have to.the politicians set it up so they always have deniability. Blame it on an intern works every time. It will be the same with the Haley group. She will sign nothing. So being a pol means never have to be responsible.

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Original one March 25, 2013 at 6:46 am

Politicians set up systems so they do not have to tell the truth. For example, why did Alan Wilson not sign his campaign ethics disclosure? Because he did not have to.the politicians set it up so they always have deniability. Blame it on an intern works every time. It will be the same with the Haley group. She will sign nothing. So being a pol means never have to be responsible.

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lowcorider March 25, 2013 at 7:37 am

Nim via Mark. Remember that.

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Lowcorider March 25, 2013 at 7:37 am

Nim via Mark. Remember that.

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sam March 25, 2013 at 7:45 am

She and her appointees are trash. Normally I would be defensive of outsiders criticizing the home team, but this woman gives no incentive to protect her.

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sam March 25, 2013 at 7:45 am

She and her appointees are trash. Normally I would be defensive of outsiders criticizing the home team, but this woman gives no incentive to protect her.

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jimlewisowb March 25, 2013 at 8:14 am

OK you have done it again

Now, here is the Official Picture of the greatest Governor the State of South Carolina has ever had, period !!!!!

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jimlewisowb March 25, 2013 at 8:16 am

My bad, wrong picture

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2 ricks March 25, 2013 at 11:56 am

Damned if that ain’t Raj.

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jimlewisowb March 25, 2013 at 8:14 am

OK you have done it again

Now, here is the Official Picture of the greatest Governor the State of South Carolina has ever had, period !!!!!

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jimlewisowb March 25, 2013 at 8:16 am

My bad, wrong picture

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2 ricks March 25, 2013 at 11:56 am

Damned if that ain’t Raj.

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Fly on the wall March 25, 2013 at 9:16 am

She has definately whored out the office! What would you expect from a woman of her moral and ethical persuasion?
She is the female equivalent of O’Bama. Nothing that comes out of either her mouth, nor O’Bama’s mouth can be trusted. They both use their office and position to reward their ilk of incompetent slugs. neither ae truly American! They say one thing and habitually do another, lie constantly and could give a damn less about the State, or Country. it is ALL about them!

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Fly on the wall March 25, 2013 at 9:16 am

She has definately whored out the office! What would you expect from a woman of her moral and ethical persuasion?
She is the female equivalent of O’Bama. Nothing that comes out of either her mouth, nor O’Bama’s mouth can be trusted. They both use their office and position to reward their ilk of incompetent slugs. neither ae truly American! They say one thing and habitually do another, lie constantly and could give a damn less about the State, or Country. it is ALL about them!

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Buz Martin March 25, 2013 at 10:30 am

The Tea Party doesn’t like Nikki, for good reason — but then they have screwed the pooch anyway. I agree with the pervy guy (he’s not just gay, he’s a total perv, or pretends to be) about it being sad to watch you cling to the TP thing, Sic. If there was ever any good in it, it’s been destroyed forever. And I used to spend a lot of time defending them. They are even more dysfunctional than the GOP, and that’s saying something. Take the worst aspects of a theocrat, a neocon, a nazi, and a “Coast-To-Coast” conspiracy nut, mix them with a shitty attitude turned bad, put ’em in an unattractive over-65 body and that’s the average Tea Party member

Or is that just the Myrtle Beach variety?.

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Right March 25, 2013 at 10:47 am

Nah, it’s state-wide.

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Boz Martin March 25, 2013 at 10:30 am

The Tea Party doesn’t like Nikki, for good reason — but then they have screwed the pooch anyway. I agree with the pervy guy (he’s not just gay, he’s a total perv, or pretends to be) about it being sad to watch you cling to the TP thing, Sic. If there was ever any good in it, it’s been destroyed forever. And I used to spend a lot of time defending them. They are even more dysfunctional than the GOP, and that’s saying something. Take the worst aspects of a theocrat, a neocon, a nazi, and a “Coast-To-Coast” conspiracy nut, mix them with a shitty attitude turned bad, put ’em in an unattractive over-65 body and that’s the average Tea Party member

Or is that just the Myrtle Beach variety?.

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Right March 25, 2013 at 10:47 am

Nah, it’s state-wide.

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Sam March 25, 2013 at 10:36 am

All I can say is that I feel really sorry for her kids.

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Sam March 25, 2013 at 10:36 am

All I can say is that I feel really sorry for her kids.

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Thomas March 25, 2013 at 10:39 am

The 2014 election in SC will have two GOP US Senators, 1 GOP Governor, all GOP US House Representatives on the ballot at the same time. There is no way people will split their ballot for Sheheen. Just saying.

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vicupstate March 25, 2013 at 11:48 am

IF a few thousand more people split there ballot last time, there never would have been a Governor Haley.

MANY MORE than that have wised up since.

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Thomas March 25, 2013 at 10:39 am

The 2014 election in SC will have two GOP US Senators, 1 GOP Governor, all GOP US House Representatives on the ballot at the same time. There is no way people will split their ballot for Sheheen. Just saying.

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vicupstate March 25, 2013 at 11:48 am

IF a few thousand more people split there ballot last time, there never would have been a Governor Haley.

MANY MORE than that have wised up since.

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bogart March 25, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Can’t fault the man for being right…..points to O’Malley.

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bogart March 25, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Can’t fault the man for being right…..points to O’Malley.

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Bob Aubin March 25, 2013 at 11:10 pm

Full video of Gov O’Malley’s remarks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdbGs_s3BnQ&feature=youtu.be

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Bob Aubin March 25, 2013 at 11:10 pm

Full video of Gov O’Malley’s remarks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdbGs_s3BnQ&feature=youtu.be

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Bill March 26, 2013 at 11:30 am

If Maryland is so wonderful, how come my subdivision in S Carolina is loaded with people from Maryland that moved away?

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Bill March 26, 2013 at 11:30 am

If Maryland is so wonderful, how come my subdivision in S Carolina is loaded with people from Maryland that moved away?

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