Like pretty much every politician in America, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley took to her Facebook page to offer her thoughts on the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela.
“There are no words to describe the impact Nelson Mandela had not just on his country but on the world,” Haley wrote. “May we all continue to learn from his courage, his grace, and his incomparable strength.”
Haley also quoted Mandela as saying “courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
Pretty vanilla, right? We think so … but try telling that to Haley’s followers …
Here’s a sampling of the overwhelmingly negative response Haley received from her fan club …
Come on, Nikki, he was a murdering, racist, Marxist, terrorist scumbag! – Wade Smith
May his worthless soul rot in Hell. – Larry R. Smith
I love Governor Haley, but why celebrate a terrorist? Will you people be having an Osama bin Laden day? His terrorist, anti-Semite organization blew up the Johannesberg train station and innocent women and children died. He was an avowed Communist and supporter of the PLO. – Don Benghazi Hooker
Mandella was a socialist goon who comitted the end of his life to eliminating white people. – Phil Miller
Wonder how many millions of $s he milked from the US tax payers through foreign aid? – Brian Owens
He was an unapologetic Communist who adored Stalin. Read his own words if you don’t believe me. Google “How to be a Good Communist”, his own personal handwritten manuscript. –Michael Bloom
Some people believe the myth that he was a great man because the media said he was. He was a communist and a terrorist who hated whites and was responsible for many deaths. Just one of the reasons Obama is going to the funeral. He did not go to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral. Nuff said. – Teresa Holmes Taylor
Mandela was a devout communist, a terrorist, and a horrible human being. I love you and have nothing but praise and respect for you Gov Haley, but you got this one seriously twisted!!!! – John-Michael Harris
I think her Facebook was hacked by the bozos who leaked state income tax. Do not celebrate a terrorist. If you think he was a good man it may be time for your replacement next governor’s election. My two cents. – Jeff Hunter
Wrong on this one, Gov. Mandela was a devout Marxist who’s left a legacy of retribution that’s plaguing s. Africa even now. To date, 4,000 white S. African farmers & their families have been brutally murdered by Mandela’s supporters with no consequences and virtually no media coverage. Sad. Just sad. – Christopher Owen
He was a common thief and murderer that lived of the backs of others. Come on Nikki, tell it like it is. He was a South African hitler, don’t glorify that. ! – David Sturgis
UPDATE: Oh, and here’s South Carolina political consultant Richard Quinn making a national list of Mandela-haters.
Sounds like public opinion in South Carolina to me. The land that time forgot.
I 20, I 85, I 95, I 26, I 77. Just some of the ways you can escape to Nirvana. Feel free to use any or all of them.
Good thing people from the north had it in their hearts to take pity on the south and help them build roads and learn to feed themselves.
It was agriculture in the Antebellum South that helped make the South wealthy and was once of several factors in Lincoln’s decision to invade(on the basis of tariff collection).
You are truly an uninformed idiot.
You are correct. It was slave-driven agriculture in the South that kept it afloat for so long, until the north corrected it, as it has had to do so many times since the Civil War.
So you are admitting that you were wrong about the “North” teaching the South how to feed themselves?
I actually don’t believe that. I just love to yank CNSYD’s chain.
Now remind me who those ships were owned by that brought the slaves here. Also, look up the 1850 census data and see which states had slaves. Could any of them been north of the Mason-Dixon?
Sure, as soon as you go read the Southern states’ secession documents.
Not only read them, I teach a course on the Civil War – what’s your point?
…Says the moron who calls UNC the real Carolina. How about you take one of those roads out of here youreself, you self-righteous traitor.
Put your heart in Dixie or get your Ass out.
Just so Fits doesn’t join in with the mindless celebration of Mandella, SA has had a dramatic reduction in the quality of life for both black and white citizens since the Mandella led ANC took power.
How delusional and ignorant do you have to be to type something like that?
Read up on SA and get back to me.
Stop confusing ideologues with your pesky facts…
Just like black folks were better off in slavery – three squares a day, right? Dipshit.
Or, why don’t we ask the brother of the current SA president’s brother http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3679706.stm
They were happier.
Funniest thing is that she’s already banned from commenting pretty much everyone that may have otherwise come to her defense on this. As ye sow, so shall ye reap.
Guv, you ugly road slut.
Hey it’s not too late for braces and a nose job. As far as the chin, do what Rick did.
Mandela was a commie. It’s interesting when the average social media slut shows more understanding of the world and some of its political figures than a sitting governor of a US state.
I don’t think it’s the average IQ of these types that has risen, I think it’s more of a reflection of the IQ of the one sitting in office.
Really, so what? He was democratically elected.
Was SA run as a communist state? I don’t think so.
We need to worry more about right wing fascists than commies in the 21st century. People like their iPhones too much to worry about commies.
I have no idea what your point is, but I like that you seem to make it in earnest.
Communism produces iPhones? Or maybe Commie’s are better than Fascists?
lol, I really have no idea what he’s saying.
Gee, Fits needs to allow FB comments on here. Nice thread…
No. Once you start with that FB trash, a blog goes to hell. I’ve seen it time and again.
No Facebook comments. It dumbs down the base and lots of quality posters won’t use, don’t have Facebook for a multitude of reasons.
I don’t really care if Mandella was a communist or whether he supported Israel. I just have a problem with the media ignoring any negative things about SA after Mandella took power. There are now areas of SA where the women face a 115% chance of rape. That’s right. 115%. Literally every woman in certain areas will be raped, many more than once. Yet, we’re led to believe that SA is some sort of racial paradise.
I remember “necklacing” from Mandela/ANC supporters…really tarnished the brand.
Come on now… that was primarily Winnie (his wife). ;-)
“I don’t really care if Mandella was a communist”
Well, think of it this way. If you accept that communism destroys property rights, which destroys economies, and that violent crime rises substantially in environments where people can’t make a living….you then might want to consider the fact that he was a communist as important in the context of the rise of crime in general.(including rape)
interesting thing is that Mandela had the overwhelming support in place when he was president to transform the form of government in any way he wanted. Well, he chose to be the president of a democracy and step down at the end of his term. Makes for a pretty poor communist.
He could have also successfully terminated all of his enemies in SA or imprisoned them, but he did not. makes for a pretty poor terrorist.
Proof of the man is in his actions.
As to other comments about current problems in SA. I suppose you are right. They still have problems arising from race and socioeconomic issues. I guess he failed to fix all of those problems in the time he had. I guess he should have looked to us for an example of how to solve those issues.
Legitimate points all. Mandella personally was a great leader, but I don’t think he left SA in a strong position when he left office. Still an incredibly driven person, and he should be admired for that.
Unfortunately, there was only one Mandela. He turned SA over to people who couldn’t continue his mission, whether due to incompetence, corruption, or just the fact they weren’t Mandela. He admitted he failed when it came to AIDS and poverty, but he said he would serve one term and he kept his word. Not too many current politicians keep their words these days.
I guess some Repubs — those without much education or knowledge of history — will have to be reminded the sainted Ronald Reagan was a key supporter of the apartheid regime in South Africa, as was Dick Cheney and, of course, Ol’ Strom and Jesse Helms. Maybe Haley doesn’t know those facts? Maybe a line can be drawn from their support of apartheid to the present-day fanatical opposition to Barack Obama? Was Mandela a communist or, at least, a fellow traveler? Yes — but if I has been in his shoes, I would have been a communist too. Which group was anti-colonialist? Which group urged organized opposition to the apartheid regime? Not us. Not the West. We were part of the problem. When Mandela went to prison — SC was still segregated, so were we the beacon of freedom? .
Your acceptance of Andrea Mitchell’s version of history speaks ill of your capacity to be qualified to breed. Stop listening to the narratives put out by the corporate media. It is a narrative of their political posturing around a news event you are listening too, not news about the event.
“The ANC [African National Congress] remained banned in the country [South Africa], but its military wing continued to operate within Southern Africa, with assistance from the Soviet Union. The decision to align with the Soviet Union would later haunt the ANC, as it alienated the United States and Great Britain, which were otherwise inclined to support the anti-apartheid movement (and did so, albeit in limited fashion). While Mandela was in prison, the Soviet-trained leaders of the ANC’s army committed human rights abuses in military camps outside the country, and used terror attacks on civilians inside South Africa.”
Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2013/12/06/nbc-and-abc-manage-bash-reagan-during-mandela-coverage#ixzz2mrVlWl2q
Begs the question — which nations supported the apartheid regime and which supported anti-apartheid forces? As in Vietnam, Central America, and elsewhere in Africa, we abandoned nationalist movements, democrats and those seeking self-determination in order to protect the authoritarian status quo. Didn’t Ronnie R veto the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act? After his veto was overridden, didn’t his administration thwart the sanctions at every turn? Was the ANC a guerrilla army? Yes, but by what other means were they to fight? Maybe they should have just rolled-over again for the white man?
Why does an on-line discussion have be insulting? I suppose those who can’t debate in civil terms doubt their own persuasiveness or the strength of their positions.
And what in the world does Andrea Mitchell have to do with it?
SC Tea Party tweeters at their best.
Let’s face it: Her FB fans are just typical Republicans.
There are no words to describe the impact Nelson Mandela had
at least not in South Carolina there aren’t.
Probably because nothing he did really impacted South Carolina.
The boycott might have had some impact on available gemstones for some of the wives of the capatains of industry, and held up the news a few extra minutes with those ugly pictures of squatter camps, people running from gunfire with burning hovels in the background – I know I was put out having to wait longer to see the recap on the latest britney spears video.
Don’t worry. Now our media just ignores the crime, corruption, and downward spiral of the poor in SA now that the ANC is in control, so I guess some could see that as having a positive impact on SC.
Now our media just ignores the crime, corruption, and downward spiral
yah, we kinda set the tone during the Bush Administration.. it’s anti-American to comment on that shit any more. I mean, if you can’t mention the crime corruption and downward spiral in the 10 year war on Terra, why mention the names of the people responsible for creating, rating or selling the worthless derivatives to us and our allies out of one door while buying puts on those same positions out the other door – either here or in SA?
oh… SA is San Antonio, right?
I know right. I mean everyone knows the Bush Administration is responsible for what the media chooses to cover. OH, look, over there- a celebrity that was in one movie came out of the closet! What were we talking about again?
I figure the reason that stuff is on hold is because Murdoch is recovering from his divorce.
If my wife was screwing a poodle, I’d be upset too!
Totally. I mean at least like 100% of the U.S. news media is controlled by Murdoch.
Really. Has it gotten that bad already?
What do you expect when you name your streets after intoxicating beverages?
Nikki don’t know her people very well, do she?
It is my understanding the Haley has scrubbed her facebook friends to avoid negative comments about her. I am not surprised to read these comments from the “purified” followers of Haley. There are many distasteful people that make up the teaparty and some of the above comments confirm it.
Gov Nim, once again proving that she attracts only the brightest and best…racists. Methodist white woman my ass.
Mandela was a communist and an enemy of the USA.The fact that obama is sucking up to him even though he’s dead speaks volumes about what obama and his followers really are
i really do want to know what you think a communist is. he was elected president of south africa. which chapters of the manifesto were put into law?
Lord, she looks like Maleficent.
I’m totally shocked that all these right wingers don’t have a beef with Apartheid.
I’m totally uncertain as to how they would’ve behaved in the 1960s in the South.
Fits, you need to look deep in your heart on this matter. i have no doubt that you are a progressive guy and absolutely no racist. but you feed the fish in this scum pond with your thoughtless reflexive baiting, and use of silly labels like ‘liberal’ ‘ conservative’ ‘rino’.etc. these terms have almost no meaning as they are used today, but you butter your bread the same way the big boys (rush, beck coulter) do, by placing targets on the backs of enemies instead of arguing ideas. you high-five the loathsome morons cited here every time you offer your calculated and cynical political analysis. still love the inside news you get, but your make-believe views are closer to being problem than solution.
Nasty comments is what gets you into ugly debates. Did you guys sit in jail for 27 years?
Have you seen those conditions he lived in. You have no idea the road he walked. if he was such a terrible human being would 91 states of head take time out to celebrate his life long walk for us to have the freedom we living today.
“life long walk for us ” ———- who is ‘us’…?
A true committed SOUTH AFRICAN.