S.C. Democratic Party chairman Dick Harpootlian publicly predicted this weekend that State Senator Vincent Sheheen would make Nikki Haley a one-term governor next November … however his choice of words has Haley defenders up in arms.
“In about eighteen months from now … (Sheheen) will have sent Nikki Haley back to wherever the hell she came from and this country can move forward,” Harpootlian told attendees at the S.C. Democratic Party’s Jefferson-Jackson dinner last weekend.
Wait … wherever the hell she came from?
Last time we checked that was Bamberg, S.C. In fact we know it was because the town recently spent tax money to make a sign in her honor. Of course we’re guessing it was Haley’s Sikh heritage (she, um … “converted“) and Indian ancestry Harpootlian was referencing.
“This seems to be a trend coming from the South Carolina Democratic Party,” Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey told BuzzFeed. “Fortunately, the people of South Carolina are better than Harpootlian and his ilk, and we have faith that they will see right through their consistent attempts to play to the lowest common denominator.”
We hope they do … just as we hope they see right through Haley’s bogus employment claims.
Anyway … the problem with Haley isn’t that she’s Indian-American. Or a “sorta” Sikh.
Harpootlian would be well-served to confine his criticism to substantive points such as those and stay away from the “lowest common denominator” race-baiting.
In fact when it comes to “popping” Haley, our founding editor would be more than happy to give Harpo some tips on how to do it right …