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When Does Nikki Haley Not Hate Barack Obama?

Like this website’s founding editor, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley loves to rail on U.S. President Barack Obama … well, right up to the point she needs his administration to pony up cash. The first-term “Republican” governor – who has repeatedly bashed Obama since taking office in 2011 – is once…

Like this website’s founding editor, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley loves to rail on U.S. President Barack Obama … well, right up to the point she needs his administration to pony up cash.

The first-term “Republican” governor – who has repeatedly bashed Obama since taking office in 2011 – is once again relying on federal largesse controlled by his cabinet to help her state out in a pinch.

Specifically, Haley has joined with former S.C. House Democratic leader Harry Ott to ask Obama’s Department of Agriculture (USDA) to approve low interest “emergency” loans for South Carolina farmers dealing with crop loss due to recent rain. Ott, of course, is no stranger to federal aid – having received hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal farm subsidies over the years.

Also seeking the loans? S.C. Agriculture Secretary Hugh Weathers – who just got through completing a costly renovation of his totally superfluous government office.

This isn’t the first time Haley has gone hat in hand to the federal government. Two years ago, she requested – and received – a $52 million loan to keep her struggling Department of Transportation (SCDOT) afloat. She’s also spent hundreds of thousands of federal dollars on a state-run workforce training initiative – which she vowed wouldn’t “cost the state anything.”

Wait … did South Carolinians quit paying federal taxes?

On a much larger scale, Haley has spent tens of millions of dollars to expand South Carolina’s Medicaid rolls with the goal of drawing down more money from Washington, D.C. – a policy which costs the state money over the long haul and breeds additional dependency.

Despite all of this, Haley continues to bash Obama to her “Republican” base …

“The hardest part of my job continues to be this federal government, this administration, this president,” Haley said during a speech to the 2012 Republican National Convention last August.

Again … except when she needs the money.

 

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55 comments

Sarah Palin Forever! August 17, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Whats the big deal?Most Republicans do this.Whats your point?That most Republicans are hypocrites when it comes to all that anti Government garbage they spout off for their”base?”

Tell us something we dont know!

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sweepin August 17, 2013 at 10:42 pm

The Republican Party has been a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Farm Bureau for the past 40 years. They, along with U.S. Agribusiness interests have been constant beneficiaries of federal largesse of one program followed by another.

The Democratic Party is no less the promoter of the same Fed. funded support of Farm Bureau interests.

The simple fact is that U.S. agricultural interests are not functional in the free market and would have to be totally restructered without Federal intervention.

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Frank Pytel August 18, 2013 at 8:22 am

Not entirely accurate, but 99.9%. In simpler terms, the Republicrats want to spend all my money on one thing, The Demlicans want to spend it on everything else.

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Frank Pytel August 18, 2013 at 8:19 am

Republicrats and Demlicans, Yes! Conservatives? NO

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Sarah Palin Forever! August 17, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Whats the big deal?Most Republicans do this.Whats your point?That most Republicans are hypocrites when it comes to all that anti Government garbage they spout off for their”base?”

Tell us something we dont know!

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sweepin August 17, 2013 at 10:42 pm

The Republican Party has been a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Farm Bureau for the past 40 years. They, along with U.S. Agribusiness interests have been constant beneficiaries of federal largesse of one program followed by another.

The Democratic Party is no less the promoter of the same Fed. funded support of Farm Bureau interests.

The simple fact is that U.S. agricultural interests are not functional in the free market and would have to be totally restructered without Federal intervention.

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Frank Pytel August 18, 2013 at 8:22 am

Not entirely accurate, but 99.9%. In simpler terms, the Republicrats want to spend all my money on one thing, The Demlicans want to spend it on everything else.

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Frank Pytel August 18, 2013 at 8:19 am

Republicrats and Demlicans, Yes! Conservatives? NO

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Liar exposed August 17, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Reality does not matter. The press does not matter. All that matters is the paid TV ads at campaign time. That is why politicians spend all their time raising money. They know nothing matters except the paid ads which can be misleading or even downright false.

Any fair minded person looking at the claims the Haley administration is making about jobs etc would realize her figures are crap and the spin placed on them is even bigger crap.

Sheehen is gonna have ObamaCare wrapped around him and he cannot win unless he shows, in concrete terms, she is a liar. That she tells lies and she knows it. That is his only path to victory.

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Fed up Republican August 17, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Amen! but hope someone will defeat this lying, incompetent, self serving idiot Haley!

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larry August 17, 2013 at 8:20 pm

this is the absolute truth.

Damn the truth, spin, lie and do it all the time. She does it well

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Liar exposed August 17, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Reality does not matter. The press does not matter. All that matters is the paid TV ads at campaign time. That is why politicians spend all their time raising money. They know nothing matters except the paid ads which can be misleading or even downright false.

Any fair minded person looking at the claims the Haley administration is making about jobs etc would realize her figures are crap and the spin placed on them is even bigger crap.

Sheehen is gonna have ObamaCare wrapped around him and he cannot win unless he shows, in concrete terms, she is a liar. That she tells lies and she knows it. That is his only path to victory.

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Fed up Republican August 17, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Amen! but hope someone will defeat this lying, incompetent, self serving idiot Haley!

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larry August 17, 2013 at 8:20 pm

this is the absolute truth.

Damn the truth, spin, lie and do it all the time. She does it well

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James Tony Sparks August 17, 2013 at 6:35 pm

That’s Queen Nikki.

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James Tony Sparks August 17, 2013 at 6:35 pm

That’s Queen Nikki.

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John Wayne August 17, 2013 at 6:36 pm

She should love Obama, they are just alike, twins separaated, at birth, with the same pathologies and shortcomings.

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John Wayne August 17, 2013 at 6:36 pm

She should love Obama, they are just alike, twins separaated, at birth, with the same pathologies and shortcomings.

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Fastmouth August 17, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Most, if not all of the farmers carry crop insurance. If I’m not mistaken, for them to get farm subsidies, they have to carry insurance. They’re probably just looking for something for nothing. A farmer is the world’s worst for whining and complaining and wanting a handout!!!!

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Big Daddy August 17, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Most, if not all of the farmers carry crop insurance. If I’m not mistaken, for them to get farm subsidies, they have to carry insurance. They’re probably just looking for something for nothing. A farmer is the world’s worst for whining and complaining and wanting a handout!!!!

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shifty henry August 17, 2013 at 8:24 pm

Here she goes again with a snarl that makes her look like a Miniature Chihuahua that’s ready to bite you. And her favorite thing – the pointing finger….

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Frank Pytel August 18, 2013 at 8:27 am

In her defense, after Sic dumped her and hubby marching to the reich drum of Ms. Lindsey and McPain, it may be the only ‘pointy’ thing she’s a gittin’.

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shifty henry August 18, 2013 at 5:27 pm

She was once both proud and vain about her long fingers which, when properly applied, would release feelings that could only be described as being comparable to some sort of mystical black magic.

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shifty henry August 17, 2013 at 8:24 pm

Here she goes again with a snarl that makes her look like a Miniature Chihuahua that’s ready to bite you. And her favorite thing – the pointing finger….

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Frank Pytel August 18, 2013 at 8:27 am

In her defense, after Sic dumped her and hubby marching to the reich drum of Ms. Lindsey and McPain, it may be the only ‘pointy’ thing she’s a gittin’.

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shifty henry August 18, 2013 at 5:27 pm

She was once both proud and vain about her long fingers which, when properly applied, would release feelings that could only be described as being comparable to some sort of mystical black magic.

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shifty henry August 17, 2013 at 10:32 pm

Does anyone know how her book sales are going?

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shifty henry August 17, 2013 at 10:32 pm

Does anyone know how her book sales are going?

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eildonaus August 18, 2013 at 6:41 am

Yeah, that Medicaid breeds dependency in those disabled people and old people in poverty. Let ’em eat cake. Those kids should have picked a better gene pool and the old folks who ration out their meds, well shoot, I guess they just made bad choices from a playing field just as level as can be–not limits to opportunity or choices for sure.

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eildonaus August 18, 2013 at 6:41 am

Yeah, that Medicaid breeds dependency in those disabled people and old people in poverty. Let ’em eat cake. Those kids should have picked a better gene pool and the old folks who ration out their meds, well shoot, I guess they just made bad choices from a playing field just as level as can be–not limits to opportunity or choices for sure.

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IVEBEENHACKED August 18, 2013 at 8:25 am

mails between the State Ethics Commission and Gov. Nikki Haley’s
attorney, released last week, mentioned the U.S. Attorney’s office
planned to indict someone by the end of 2012. The name was blacked out
… Someone with the email label “ SC GOP” sent an email to S.C. media saying Sen. Lindsey Graham is “closely aligned” with the Muslim Brotherhood. The real S.C. GOP
quickly distanced itself from the email, saying they did not send it
and did not endorse its contents … Haley is listed as a speaker at the
Conservative Political Action Conference’s St. Louis event on Sept. 28,
but she’s not expected to attend. She introduced GOP presidential
nominee Mitt Romney in his first major speech since losing the 2012 race
at a D.C.-area CPAC conference in March. The Palmetto Health Foundation honored former state Sen. Kay Patterson
Saturday night with a Pink Tie. Patterson, who represented Richland
County, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003 and has been a survivor
for 10 years. Partnership for a New American Economy

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2013/08/17/2926275/the-buzz-haleys-backers-on-the.html#storylink=cpy

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IVEBEENHACKED August 18, 2013 at 8:25 am

mails between the State Ethics Commission and Gov. Nikki Haley’s
attorney, released last week, mentioned the U.S. Attorney’s office
planned to indict someone by the end of 2012. The name was blacked out
… Someone with the email label “ SC GOP” sent an email to S.C. media saying Sen. Lindsey Graham is “closely aligned” with the Muslim Brotherhood. The real S.C. GOP
quickly distanced itself from the email, saying they did not send it
and did not endorse its contents … Haley is listed as a speaker at the
Conservative Political Action Conference’s St. Louis event on Sept. 28,
but she’s not expected to attend. She introduced GOP presidential
nominee Mitt Romney in his first major speech since losing the 2012 race
at a D.C.-area CPAC conference in March. The Palmetto Health Foundation honored former state Sen. Kay Patterson
Saturday night with a Pink Tie. Patterson, who represented Richland
County, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003 and has been a survivor
for 10 years. Partnership for a New American Economy

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2013/08/17/2926275/the-buzz-haleys-backers-on-the.html#storylink=cpy

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Manray9 August 18, 2013 at 11:12 am

Isn’t this just another exposure of Republican hypocrisy? The GOP loves balanced
budgets until it’s time to funnel billions of dollars to defense contractors. They wax ecstatic about fiscal responsibility until their agricultural constituencies demand subsidies. They rail about entitlement cuts up to the point that hospital corporations, insurance companies, pharmaceutical firms or doctors’ groups cry out about curtailment of the taxpayer “gravy train.” (Think: Bush’s unfunded drug plan). The modern Republican Party is a living example of “selective outrage.” Who among their leaders is really a true believer in the Holy Grail of fiscal responsibility? Even the sainted Ronald Reagan spoke one way and acted another.

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Frank Pytel August 18, 2013 at 11:37 am

As I see it, the problem with this country is not the scum that has been elected to DC. The problem is people such as yourself.

There is no doubt the Republicrats desire to spend all of my money on what they want to spend it on. The issue lies in your inability to realize that the Demlicans wish the same thing, just on different projects.

1. The gubmint is not our daddy or mommy. You and I should stand on our own 2 feet.
2. The parties in power will never change. As long as they keep you and I focused on different subjects there will never be effective change that will benefit all.

Have a Great Day!! :) There won’t be many left with the Demlicans and Repuklicrats in charge. :)

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Manray9 August 18, 2013 at 11:59 am

So much for civil discourse. Name-calling is usually the refuge of those without the ability to state a clear argument. I did not say, and have never said, the Dems were innocent bystanders in this. Lobbyists and moneyed interests milk them just as dry as they do the Repubs. My point is the Repubs hypocritically portray themselves as paragons of fiscal virtue in front of the dupes who vote for them, and then turn on the public tap for their cronies or pet projects. Most Dems, at least, don’t pretend to be deficit or budget hawks.

Unfortunately, our entire system has been corrupted by money. It won’t be fixed until the influence of money is out of politics. The Dems or Repubs won’t do this, because that would be cutting their own throats. Radical reform is way past due.

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Frank Pytel August 18, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Oh, good. Then we agree. Just be sure to spread the wealth. The dems are just as hypocritical on, I would guess, an equal number of platforms.

I didn’t call you any names?

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Manray9 August 18, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Excuse me, I consider being called “the problem, ” in lieu of the “scum,” a little insulting.

Sarah Palin Forever! August 18, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Pytel does some of his best drinking on Sundays.Everybody in the wold is a liar ,hypocrite etc etc,except him of course.

Frank Pytel August 19, 2013 at 5:22 am

I can appreciate that. But I didn’t call you a name. But I still stand by my statement. It was offered as an encouragement, but I guess everyone that passes me on the freeway is an A-hole as opposed to actually having some emergency :)

Frank Pytel August 19, 2013 at 5:44 am

Problems are puzzles. Concerns. Things to be addressed/discussed/solved. Scum is for the refuse. HUGE difference in my personal opinion.

Now, SARAH IS SCUM. But that’s another story for another time.

Manray9 August 18, 2013 at 11:12 am

Isn’t this just another exposure of Republican hypocrisy? The GOP loves balanced
budgets until it’s time to funnel billions of dollars to defense contractors. They wax ecstatic about fiscal responsibility until their agricultural constituencies demand subsidies. They rail about entitlement cuts up to the point that hospital corporations, insurance companies, pharmaceutical firms or doctors’ groups cry out about curtailment of the taxpayer “gravy train.” (Think: Bush’s unfunded drug plan). The modern Republican Party is a living example of “selective outrage.” Who among their leaders is really a true believer in the Holy Grail of fiscal responsibility? Even the sainted Ronald Reagan spoke one way and acted another.

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Frank Pytel August 18, 2013 at 11:37 am

As I see it, the problem with this country is not the scum that has been elected to DC. The problem is people such as yourself.

There is no doubt the Republicrats desire to spend all of my money on what they want to spend it on. The issue lies in your inability to realize that the Demlicans wish the same thing, just on different projects.

1. The gubmint is not our daddy or mommy. You and I should stand on our own 2 feet.
2. The parties in power will never change. As long as they keep you and I focused on different subjects there will never be effective change that will benefit all.

Have a Great Day!! :) There won’t be many left with the Demlicans and Repuklicrats in charge. :)

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Manray9 August 18, 2013 at 11:59 am

So much for civil discourse. Name-calling is usually the refuge of those without the ability to state a clear argument. I did not say, and have never said, the Dems were innocent bystanders in this. Lobbyists and moneyed interests milk them just as dry as they do the Repubs. My point is the Repubs hypocritically portray themselves as paragons of fiscal virtue in front of the dupes who vote for them, and then turn on the public tap for their cronies or pet projects. Most Dems, at least, don’t pretend to be deficit or budget hawks.

Unfortunately, our entire system has been corrupted by money. It won’t be fixed until the influence of money is out of politics. The Dems or Repubs won’t do this, because that would be cutting their own throats. Radical reform is way past due.

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Frank Pytel August 18, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Oh, good. Then we agree. Just be sure to spread the wealth. The dems are just as hypocritical on, I would guess, an equal number of platforms.

I didn’t call you any names?

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Manray9 August 18, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Excuse me, I consider being called “the problem, ” in lieu of the “scum,” a little insulting.

Sarah Palin Forever! August 18, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Pytel does some of his best drinking on Sundays.Everybody in the wold is a liar ,hypocrite etc etc,except him of course.

Frank Pytel August 19, 2013 at 5:22 am

I can appreciate that. But I didn’t call you a name. EDIT:(But)And I still stand by my statement. It was offered as an encouragement, but I guess everyone that passes me on the freeway EDIT: like a crazed maniac is an A-hole as opposed to actually having some emergency :)

Frank Pytel August 19, 2013 at 5:44 am

Problems are puzzles. Concerns. Things to be addressed/discussed/solved. Scum is for the refuse. HUGE difference in my personal opinion.

Now, SARAH IS SCUM. But that’s another story for another time.

Thomas August 18, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Yea, right. What a laugher.

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Thomas August 18, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Yea, right. What a laugher. Obama is not black. It never was about race. What he is is an offensive communist leaning musloid sympathizer who lied in every Presidential debate, every State of the Union address. It is the man’s ideology and propensity to deceive, which is given a free ride at fits, that influences his opposition. The man is a thin skinned two faced liar who happens to be black. Two, states and the federal government employ a bilateral relationship to run this republic. It is not against the law to send our tax revenue to DC or receive federal subsidies, loans, or grants, in return.

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You know me August 19, 2013 at 10:43 am

When will she get professional help?

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You know me August 19, 2013 at 10:43 am

When will she get professional help?

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nitrat August 19, 2013 at 11:43 am

Rick Perry did the same thing when Texas droughts caused the state to burn – and, his Christianist friends had nary a word to say about what Texas sin caused THAT – and when that unregulated fertilizer plant blew that little town ’bout off the map.
It’s the nature of the Republic Party beast – rank, self serving hypocrisy…over and over and over.

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nitrat August 19, 2013 at 11:43 am

Rick Perry did the same thing when Texas droughts caused the state to burn – and, his Christianist friends had nary a word to say about what Texas sin caused THAT – and when that unregulated fertilizer plant blew that little town ’bout off the map.
It’s the nature of the Republic Party beast – rank, self serving hypocrisy…over and over and over.

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Old McDonald August 19, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Google Farm Subsidies and your County. You will be amazed at the amounts and the names of some of these “farmers”.

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