Nikki Haley’s “Hands On” Problem

GOVERNOR HAS A FUNNY WAY OF CLEANING UP HER OWN MESSES S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley has a curious definition of accountability in government … What is it? To appoint incompetent people to key government posts, watch them fail and then ride to the rescue during an election year. Haley –…


S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley has a curious definition of accountability in government …

What is it? To appoint incompetent people to key government posts, watch them fail and then ride to the rescue during an election year.

Haley – who has seen at least three of her cabinet directors resign in disgrace – told The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier this week that she will take a “hands on” approach to the S.C. Department of Social Services (SCDSS), arguably the worst-managed of all her agencies.

“I’m very hands on,” Haley told the paper. “When we had problems with DOT, I went into DOT. We had problems with Revenue. I went into Revenue. Now we’re going into DSS.”


Last time we checked, Haley was elected in November 2010. Meaning the problems at all of these agencies occurred under her watch – at the hands of her appointees.

Also when it comes to SCDSS, the extent of Haley’s “involvement” has been to keep a totally incompetent official at her post.

“Haley may want to pretend like she hasn’t been governor for the past four years, but the fact is that the biggest disasters have not only occurred under her watch, but because of her failures of leadership,” S.C. Democratic Party spokeswoman Kristin Sosanie said.

Indeed …

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junior justice May 13, 2014 at 6:07 pm

I am not a psychiatrist, but there must be a term for her affliction(s).

Dr. D May 13, 2014 at 7:51 pm

Yeah, it’s “F-ing Idiot” and “narcissist”!

Sandi Morals May 13, 2014 at 7:59 pm

Why does Will and FITS write all these stories? Seems like a waste of time for the 6 or so American hating socialists that change s/n’s on every post?
They all say the same.Haley is bad.Haley is a crook.Harrell is bad.Harrell is a crook.Wacked out allegations and conspiracy theories that are repeated EVERYDAY without an ounce of truth.
Last night contributors on this forum threatened to ‘lynch’ Mr.Manning and eliminate Mr.Harrell. Disgraceful.
Some smart people on here and appreciate the site HOWEVER Saul Alinski techniques being employed on these people and their families is over the line, in my opinion.

Smirks May 13, 2014 at 10:14 pm

GrandTango 2.0 chipping in another worthless comment even as they criticize the commenter base as a few socialists who don’t matter.

Spoiler: Every election we get commenters like Sandi that suddenly disappear after November. We should take running bets or something.

Sandi Morals May 13, 2014 at 10:37 pm

Spoiler2: Every election we get commenters like Smirks that seek to destroy this great country and another generation of God’s children by attacking Christians, promoting millions of abortions, gay marriage and legalizing drugs.FITSNEWS apparently loves it!!!
Then suddenly they disappear after November knowing they still have their Section 8 FREE housing, EBT Card FREE FOOD,Medicaid FREE HEALTH INSURANCE and Obama PHONE!!

john May 14, 2014 at 6:28 am

You truly need to be educated. People on section eight have income. Section eight is an income base program. They are Veterans. security recipient who worked all there life now needing assistance. Many on EBT have jobs but the hours received are part time hrs 15 to 20 pay rate per hr. $7.25 that about $150.00 weekly.. Medicaid is also a income base program so there are very far people on government assist without income. Do you really believe that the workers at most of the plants that have close and are planning to close their doors deserve assistance after making $800.- $1200 Weekly income deserve assistance after having to wait 6 to 12 week for unemployment than to learn t amount will only be $326 or less a month. They need help and may not be able to afford the home they now reside in with their family. Do your research before judging someone on governmental assistance. Free phone came along before Obama you could receive home phone assistance under The Bush Adm.

LD May 14, 2014 at 7:49 am

A couple of questions– In reference to Sec 8 housing– Who owns the house and is actually getting the $$$? EBT cards– Who sells the groceries? Medicaid– Who get the few bucks for seeing the sick? Obama PHONE– Who ends up with the $$? Follow the money. The Republican party uses people like you. You will never benefit from them.

Buz Martin May 14, 2014 at 8:32 am

The so-called “Obama Phone” (The SafeLink program) has been available to low-income families since 2008. So blaming it on O is bullshit. It only has an hour of time on it per month, anyway. Not worth the hassle of even applying for it, with so many good pay-as-you-go options available. Typical boilerplate.

Buz Martin May 14, 2014 at 8:26 am

More like Walt Whetsel techniques, learned from Lee Atwater.

Sandi Morals May 14, 2014 at 10:17 am

Walt Whetsel techniques? Who the hell is that? Did you mean Walt Disney techniques aka Elmer Fudd? :-)You recall Elmer,correct?

I am surprised you apparently still walk to the library to use the computer after Mark Kelley handed the reporter you got a man crush on and get all JACKED UP with your bizzare,false and weird conspiracy shit and TSN a 600 grand ass whippen for libel.

How did you avoid that lawsuit? Inquiring minds want to know? :-)

FITS and the FLY! What a team. It is entertaining.

Buz Martin May 14, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Everybody knows you’re a Kelley crony. All this is being noted. btw, whatever happened to Thomas G. Davis? Where da bwah at? What he doin’? Got a new name or what? Maybe it’ll be easier for him to get some more shit-loads of OPM with a new name. New life for an old sociopath. Nice work if you can get it.

Buz Martin May 14, 2014 at 12:18 pm

btw, that is one of the most TORTURED sentences right there I’ve ever read — and I’ve read GTs shit on here for years. Must be da ignant hillbilly again.

Buz Martin May 14, 2014 at 12:24 pm

You’re the same idiot who posts under some dumb-ass name with “rebel” in it.

Lube? May 14, 2014 at 11:00 am

Maybe you should change your name to “Sandinmytwat”.

Libtard May 13, 2014 at 9:46 pm

Indeed, it is called “part time book keeper of defunct clothing store and legislator becomes the head of state of a banana republic disorder”

SCBlues May 13, 2014 at 6:33 pm

The “mess” that we ought to be talking about is Haley’s denial of the Medicaid expansion under the ACA that has left an estimated 225,000 poor South Carolinians without health coverage – and it is all about politics – she does not care anything about the lives that she is ruining. She is grossly incompetent and totally self-serving and will probably be re-elected.

holdingmynose May 15, 2014 at 12:32 pm

When did you last see diseased and dying “poor” people crawling along SC roads? Anybody die in your yard lately? How about lepers and blind children selling pencils on Main St.? Yeah, to hear you tell it, the “poor” were dying off in droves before Obamacare. Maybe fighting over a bag of powdered doughnuts or the latest $300.00 tennis shoes.

Billy Squier May 13, 2014 at 7:32 pm

““I’m very hands on”

Yeah baby, we know you are, now get to strokin:

XXX xavier May 13, 2014 at 7:53 pm

I’ve understood from Larry and Will she was more the oral type?

Sandi Morals May 13, 2014 at 8:03 pm

Piece of shit liar.Judge and jury in Horry County just ruled that even a PUBLIC person can sue if libeled and/or slandered!

I wonder May 13, 2014 at 8:49 pm

Not sure Haley would want to open this can of worms. There are two sworn affidavits from Folks and marchant about their liaisons with her. She promised to resign if the allegations were proven.
The damage to her in court could be more than she would want to deal with.
Are the sworn affidavits libelous or slanderous? if so, why has she not sued? They have been out there for some time.
It would be interesting to see what actually came out and maybe get to the bottom of all the rumors and allegations?

Sandi Morals May 13, 2014 at 9:45 pm

Interesting, IF true.Thanks for the information.Me? I could care less.Something apparently has FITSNEWS all wired to destroy Haley.And Harrell.And Manning.And ANY other conservative that is NOT a pro-smoking dope,abortion loving,gay marriage and Obama/Putin/Paul loving DUDE!! :-)

My interest in contributing to this forum has nothing to do with the personal life of Haley.

I love politics,have some knowledge of SC politics and seek to defend conservatives and their agenda in the national arena.

If Will wants to be the ‘fly’ on the wall, so be it. Pass the popcorn!

hmm May 13, 2014 at 11:27 pm

Sandi, it just want to be clear, in your book Judge manning is a ‘conservative’ ???

Sandi Morals May 13, 2014 at 11:41 pm

Yes.If FITSNEWS is after him, he is a ‘conservative’.
As I recall, FITSNEWS supported the Elizabeth Colbert-Busch campaign-until the votes were counted. :-)

Buz Martin May 14, 2014 at 8:37 am

Not hardly. Nor are those he serves. He’s a Toalite.

He’s also not an Horry County judge, btw.

Fed up Republican May 14, 2014 at 7:25 am

The affidavits were written a few years ago.
One of my concerns is, in 2007 a number of people around the Capitol, told me Our Lexington Representative Nikki Haley was involved in an affair with Will Folks! he worked for Sanford at the time.
Now, Haley was a second term 3 yea, run of the mill Representative, not a blip on the radar screen. No one, no one thought she would be anything more and some would not vote for her 3rd term. Now, why would people, who had NOTHING to gain or loose say this? Answer, it was true.
If, someone will cheat and lie to their family and children, they will cheat and lie to the voter! Lying and cheating is a character flaw, a personality disorder, placing self and individual wants and desires above all else, even family!
Haley is a proven liar:
Wilbur Smith
Lexington medical Center
Income Tax filings
Savanna River sell out
DOR breach
Daughter winning beauty contest
DSS child murders
Flight to China with Mark Sanford
illegal destruction of Govt. emails
and the list could go on and these are ONLY the ones we know!!
if you want to defend and support conservatives, that is certainly your right! mano of us have served to protect your right; but, please get the facts right, consider all of the evidence.
Haley’s budgets and her working with the liberal General Assembly, raising campaign money, at tax payer expense, failing to report contributions, as required, etc. proves her to be NO TRUE CONSERVATIVE!
Look at the similiar, or same failings of many others who have committed the same self serving moral and ethical offenses:
Mark Sanford..adulterer on State time and tax payer expense
Richard Eckstrom..adulterer on State time and dime
Ken Ard..illegal use of campaign funds
Bobby Harrell..illegal use of campaign funds
Thomas Ravenel..Felony drug user
Bob Peeler..adulterer, trashes the State, Waste management
Nikki Haley..too many to list
A den of snakes and theives and moral and ethical failings!
I do not want these people representing me, or others yet to be caught up with!
if the Republican party, my party continues to support trashy people like this, I will not support the Party anylonger with my money or vote!!!

curious May 14, 2014 at 11:17 am

This is a very interesting point!
There are TWO (2) sworn, under oath, affidavits claiming sexual encounters with Gov. Haley and claims she was named in a divorce case, I seem to remember!
If these are untrue (false) they would be considered slander/libel, why has Haley not sued?
Sounds to me, she has something to hide?

Buz Martin May 14, 2014 at 8:37 am

Doesn’t matter to you then, if the “conservative” being criticized is crooked as the devil’s dick?

truthmonger May 14, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Be careful that, in your zeal to defend your values, you don’t blindly defend those who do not deserve it. Nothing is more damaging than protecting evil because it claims to be “on the same team”.

truthmonger May 14, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Sue me. Burden of proof is on the plaintiff to prove falsehood. Nikki refused to take a polygraph when Folks did (and passed, if I remember). Not sure she wants to open THAT can of worms.

I’ve arrested drug dealers with more integrity than Nikki Haley.

CharlesDikkens May 13, 2014 at 7:44 pm

Interestingly, if the State takes the expansion money, it is a large bump to the state and local economy – hospitals, doctors, not to mention productivity increases due to healthier citizens – and smaller bills for long term problems when people can afford to address them earier. Right now, tax money is flowing out to pay for Obamacare, but not flowing back in. The myth that the State contribution will bankrupt us is false – we take federal money with much larger state participation requirements than 10%, and it doesn’t bankrupt anyone or cause tax increases. Finally, the net benefit in increased tax revenues caused by the influx of more federal money than is going out, that then gets spent in SC, more than offsets the 10% contribution. This is simply a knee jerk overreaction to hating Obamacare that cuts off SC’s nose to spider face. Hey I hate tyeh idea of Obamacare too, but not enough to be stupid about it.

Town Crier May 13, 2014 at 10:05 pm

John Kasich took the expansion in his state for those very reasons. And from what I’ve seen and read, his state continues to improve and so far, has not suffered from the Medicaid expansion.

Sandi Morals May 13, 2014 at 10:17 pm

Medicaid expansion? They can’t process the applications. Kasich fucked up with the teacher/police/fire fighters and had to do it!
Please! People are trying to escape from Ohio.No jobs,no insurance and NO weather.
Haley was right. NO Medicaid expansion.South Carolina learned their lesson a few years ago when ILLEGALS bankrupted the state of North Carolina via Medicaid.

john May 14, 2014 at 1:56 am

You must be crazy…I watch it every day were people who were employed, had health insurance got laid off, was diagnose with cervical cancer, breast cancer, and etc. Now are in the final stage because they have no children can’t get medicaid and some have found jobs but because of insurance per existence condition cannot get Coverage. Stop thinking about the color of a man skin and think about the human nature of things. If she did want affordable care…than DAM IT CAME UP WITH A PLAN FOR SC.. OH BY THE CHRIS CHRISTIE ROLE THE DEAL…

truthmonger May 14, 2014 at 1:45 pm

And Haley INTENTIONALLY hurt public safety retirement (even cutting the benefits for disabled public safety by 17%), while protecting her own retirement. She’s a crook.

William Wallace May 13, 2014 at 7:49 pm

You can thank Tom Ervin for Haley turning a hand to do anything! She sat on her bulbous ARSE until Ervin brought this to the campaign. You can bet she would have continued to ignore the slaughter of the innocent, were it not for Ervin.
The blood of these children is all oveer Haley and Koller!

figures May 13, 2014 at 8:16 pm

Article in The State quotes Gov. Haley as saying it is the DSS County Office in Richland that are responsible for the problem @ DSS. Bad enough that the DSS State Director, Deputy Directors, and Regional Directors blame the County Offices and County Staff for all the problems @ DSS (when in reality they created this mess with poor management and zero child welfare experience), but now the Gov. is blaming the County Offices also. I guess the apple (Koller) did not fall far from the tree (Gov. Haley). I would laugh, but unfortunately children are families are suffering. Privatizing CPS Investigations is the root of this current mess @ DSS along with Koller and her managers, but I guess reducing the size of State Gov’t means more to Koller and certainly to Gov. Haley.

nitrat May 14, 2014 at 9:17 am

Please don’t leave out the abysmal USC Center of Child and Family Services certification training that is sending new workers back to the counties ‘confused’ and made it very UNclear that they consult with supervisors every step of the way and NEVER make their own decisions.
THAT’S the root of the problem, the end of Joint Decision making in favor of an intake process that allows a computer program to screen the reports…that’s how it was explained to me at my interview…the computer screens reports, not supervisors. It’s not that rigid, but it is a big part of the problem.

Larry Bishop May 13, 2014 at 9:57 pm

People of this state go ahead put the worse Governor in the history of South Carolina back in office another 4 years, you think Obama was bad Haley will continue to sell out this state for the highest bidder.

john May 14, 2014 at 1:59 am

Obama what about the do nothing Congress. He put a plan fourth a the do nothing Congress won’t vote on anything. Stop looking a color of the skin. I’m wonder how you felt about The burning Bush leaving County in the state it was. He never come fourth to let the American people know it was a recession.

Jesuslover May 13, 2014 at 10:03 pm

Haley’s election will be a true test of SC’s collective low IQ and swallow-anything so long as it’s republican mentality

holdingmynose May 13, 2014 at 11:36 pm

I saw a car today with a Benjamin, Shaheen, and Obama sticker on the bumper. You can’t separate them. Of course I’m voting for Haley.

john May 14, 2014 at 1:47 am

You go right ahead and vote for. I will vote (write in) move out of SC. Tell me one thing she has really done for SC? So you are happy with the fact that she take jobs and money from SC we she sold SC under the water with the Port Authority. You are happy with SC school system.?

truthmonger May 14, 2014 at 1:40 pm

And you are why Haley can get away with breaking the law, lying, and incompetence. While I’m not a fan of Democrats in general, Sheheen as Governor is offset by a Republican- controlled Statehouse. I can live with that for four years versus Haley for another four.

holdingmynose May 14, 2014 at 11:37 pm

I’m no Haley fan. It’s the Shaheen alliance with Obama, Clyburn, Toal, Benjamin, COEXIST mustachioed hippies, close sitting granny glassed anti-gun hags, etc., that gets me. Is this the bed you expect me to get in?

do it May 15, 2014 at 7:20 am

Then vote for Ervin or French

Harrumph May 13, 2014 at 11:09 pm

She’ll coast to victory because … well … she’s the republican candidate. And like last time, people will shuffle forward with their little ballot papers, close the curtain, and press “elect all republicans.” And the morons … I mean citizens … will have spoken.

john May 14, 2014 at 2:10 am

The morons want for vote because of issue…they will vote because of the person running against her is a Democrat. Vote because you want a difference.
State Employee health coverage has gone up every year before Obama Care. COPAY IS
SUPPORT TO BE 20%…you never meet the deductible of family $750.00. You suppose to free mammogram but you have to a lab for it. .not a breast cancer center. Free dental cleaning not you have to pay a most $100.00 if you want a cheaper plan pay more to have dental plus. SC STATE EMPLOYEE HAVE TWO CHOICE TO CHOICE FROM HMO WHICH WILL BE HIGHER ABOUT $600 AND STANDARD WHICH THE DEDUCTIBLE IS MORE $2000.00.

truthmonger May 14, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Huh? English translation, please.

nitrat May 14, 2014 at 2:43 pm

I think it’s Grand Tango’s cousin.

john May 14, 2014 at 5:51 pm

This your mama.!!!

john May 14, 2014 at 5:47 pm

U understand exactly what’s being said.. just made because it’s the truth. …

James May 13, 2014 at 11:36 pm

I love watching these idiots like Harrell and Haley crumbling away. they have both been parasites on society for way to long.

Sarah Gastonia May 13, 2014 at 11:52 pm

Just like your fucking, piece of shit mother and grandparents.Mom still working for those tax evading,convicted felons and the grandparents still riding that perpetual welfare train?
Fuck you! You are FUCKED PUNK!!!!

James May 14, 2014 at 7:45 am

Wow…do us allled a favor remove the duck from your ass you are liking it too much Sarah.

Walter White May 14, 2014 at 7:47 am

Do you get out of your meth trailer much?

Wendy May 14, 2014 at 8:15 am

You are typical of the shallow minded, vulgar, simpletons who support the likes of Obama, Clyburn, Haley, Harrell, Eckstrom and the other reprobates elected by uninformed voters!

Centrist View May 14, 2014 at 7:16 am

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley to implement additional changes at Richland County DSS office

But Haley said she’s seeking additional changes…..

The changes include sending 20 caseworkers from surrounding counties to Richland County to reduce caseload for staffers, while an additional group of case workers undergo training.

Fix the staffing shortage in Richland County by creating a staffing shortage in other counties?

nitrat May 14, 2014 at 9:11 am

They need to bring in those 15 regional ‘managers ‘earning’ $72,000+ for a little first hand front line investigations/assessments experience. I know some have never had any, having come from Intensive Foster Care services.

anon. May 14, 2014 at 7:44 am

Don’t forget SCDEW!

GrandTango May 14, 2014 at 8:35 am

Any company has to deal w/ bad employees…It’s a part of being at the top…

It’s even worse now when Gov’t -and private sector business – has to meet Affirmative Action (race and gender) mandates and vet personnel for agencies that are Liberal (and doomed to fail) in nature, in the first place…You end up w/ a lot of incompetent, unaccountable workers….

Sadly: The ignorant, like FITS (and his democrat @$$-kissers,) would crucify an elected official, because she has an ‘R’ by her name, more than they would indict people who Kill children…

FITS and his followers ARE the problem. Liberalism is (you are) a failure, in that it has (you have) created a society where your minions have so little respect for life, or your fellow-American, your voters do as they please, even it is murder…

These immoral, democrat-voting wicked, know you’ll make excuses, and blame the wrong person, because you are not only Stupid, but greedy, and bent on power that comes w/ controlling the criminal, and their advoates…

The Love ?Gov May 14, 2014 at 10:20 am

GT is Haley’s submissive husband in a dress.

nitrat May 14, 2014 at 9:08 am

I highly recommend reading Tim Smith’s interview piece at the Greenville News, too.

GrandTango May 14, 2014 at 10:34 am

Isn’t he another Dumb@$$ liberal??..There is WAY too much liberal opinion…So NO, I can tell you what he says before I read it….
You people just repeat the same old clichés…no matter how often you are proven to be wrong and failed…

nitrat May 14, 2014 at 2:40 pm


Slim May 15, 2014 at 6:24 pm

same cliches like Bengazi, Bengazi, Bengazi, Bengazi, Bengazi, etc.

BlackMagic84 May 14, 2014 at 9:56 am

Vote the whore mongering Haley out of office! Vote Tom Ervin in !!!!

Sandi Morals May 14, 2014 at 10:24 am

p.s. It would help if Buz Martin would endorse Tom Ervin. Buz has a knack of assuring the defat of political candidates with an endorsement.
Campaign Slogan:

Sandi Morals May 14, 2014 at 10:26 am


gunj May 14, 2014 at 10:41 am

Mr. Folks…I am glad you ended up with a nice girl. So glad you didn’t let her leave her husband for you.

Buddy Miles May 14, 2014 at 12:35 pm

She refused to answer to a summary hearing (equivalent to a grand jury hearing) being rigged for a predetermined outcome. The ethics commission didn’t answer to her failure to respond, but instead referred me to the Adjutant General. He denied having knowledge of my notifying him. When contacted by phone, he stated that he would look into the matter and get back in touch with me. What a bunch of liars. Would you like the facts, FITS? Would you like to see and hear the proof of a “hands off” approach?

nitrat May 14, 2014 at 2:36 pm

I think you left something out…like what in the world your comment is about?

Buddy Miles May 14, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Governor Haley would not answer to the rigging of a Military Judicial Procedure under her command. The ethics commission didn’t address that fact. The Adjutant General lied to me. S.C. National Guard members’ illegal conduct was revealed by yours truly.
Imagine being a participant in a Grand Jury hearing and evidence is intentionally omitted.

Slim May 15, 2014 at 6:22 pm

Illegal conduct by the SCARNG…never.

Ralph Hightower May 14, 2014 at 6:50 pm

Governot Haley went into DOR? That’s news to me!


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