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Nikki Haley’s Texas Trip Questioned

CRITICS THINK GOVERNOR SHOULD STAY IN SOUTH CAROLINA S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley‘s latest fundraising trip to the Lone Star State is being questioned by one of her 2014 rivals. Tom Ervin – a self-styled “independent Republican” – says Haley’s visit to the RedState.com conference in Forth Worth, Texas this week…

CRITICS THINK GOVERNOR SHOULD STAY IN SOUTH CAROLINA

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley‘s latest fundraising trip to the Lone Star State is being questioned by one of her 2014 rivals.

Tom Ervin – a self-styled “independent Republican” – says Haley’s visit to the RedState.com conference in Forth Worth, Texas this week comes at a time when she should be attending to scandals at her Department of Social Services (SCDSS).  Specifically, Ervin questioned Haley’s commitment to the Palmetto State in the wake of an ABC News report alleging that SCDSS was partly responsible for the death of more than six dozen children.

“The same week that a national news organization uncovered four DSS workers, who warned more children under South Carolina’s care are in harms way, Governor Haley is leaving the state for a political retreat to raise money,” a statement from Ervin’s campaign read.  “The DSS warnings come after 76 children died in the care of our state last year. We need a Governor who is committed to running our state, not one who runs from it to raise money.”

National Democrats also pounded Haley on the SCDSS scandal – accusing her of “tragic mismanagement, negligence, and coverups.”

Ironically, the criticisms come as Haley launched a television ad touting the “welfare-to-work” gains achieved by the SCDSS – gains this website has previously exposed as fraudulent.

What do you think?  Should Haley go to Texas or not?  Vote in our poll and post your thoughts in our comments section below …

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46 comments

southmauldin August 5, 2014 at 1:10 pm

The only thing that would make that picture any scarier would be a blackboard in front of her that she could claw.

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a face in the crowd August 5, 2014 at 1:11 pm

Hard to imagine a worse governor.

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Logan Smith August 5, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Illinois has had some pretty bad Governors, along with Mississippi.

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a face in the crowd August 5, 2014 at 1:39 pm

That’s true. Illinois at least had some closure when Ryan and Blagojevich went to prison.

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Smirks August 5, 2014 at 1:54 pm

One party rule is bad regardless of which party rules. The safer the seat, the safer it is for corruption.

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Logan Smith August 5, 2014 at 2:06 pm

I think if folks focused more on local government, then it wouldn’t matter which Party was in power, because no politician would be safe.

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Nikolai Leskov August 5, 2014 at 7:04 pm

As a citizen of North Carolina, I demand, Mr. Smith, or whoever you are … an apology for that deeply offensive comment! : )

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NO 'trustinTom' August 5, 2014 at 1:37 pm

If Tom Ervin’s wife would give the Haley Campaign as much money as she has apparently given Democrat Vincent Sheheen and the SC Democrat Party maybe Haley wouldn’t have to leave the state and raise money?
Just a thought.

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a face in the crowd August 5, 2014 at 1:41 pm

How bad must a Republican incumbent be to have to leave the state of South Carolina to raise money?

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NO 'trustinTom' August 5, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Incumbents/political candidates do it all the time. I bet Elizabeth Colbert Bush didn’t take those trips to D.C. and New York to see the Nationals and Mets. :-)

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Plugh August 5, 2014 at 9:32 pm

Good to see that democrats who lose elections are the haley campaigns hallmark of ethical behavior.

Diogenes August 6, 2014 at 11:17 am

Yeah, and if a frog had wings his ass wouldn’t scrape the ground when he hopped.

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Manray August 5, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Get ready to imagine her for four more years.

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Mike at the Beach August 5, 2014 at 7:43 pm

No imagination will be required!

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Frankie August 6, 2014 at 8:30 am

Another 4 year’s would be worse.

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Smirks August 5, 2014 at 1:52 pm

If she hired competent people to run DSS in her absence, I wouldn’t care.

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NoFoolin' August 5, 2014 at 2:34 pm

There shouldn’t be a DSS in the first place.

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ReElect Nikki August 5, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Some of that good ol “Compassionate Conservatism!”

Thanks!We have been missing it!

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Rakkasan August 5, 2014 at 3:16 pm

Right. Let kids and families fend for themselves.

Go do your homework and see if you can find something about the state acting in loco parentis.

Never mind. Clearly a bridge too far.

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inthetrenches August 5, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Nothing has changed @ SC DSS. Ex-Director Koller’s cronies are still running the show and running it into the ground. Children and families are still in serious danger with these fools in charge. DSS Employees are threatened daily by these managers. Jessica Hanak-Coulter (she sure was sweating bullets while testifying/lying to the Senate Sub-Committee) and her Regional Directors are just as incompetent as Koller and Blanco were. Absolutely zero case management or supervisory experience in Child Protective Services. They all need to be fired along with the acting Director who (you guessed it) was brought in by Koller from another State. Haley and these folks time is running out as the November election looms closely.

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Old Ball Sack August 5, 2014 at 2:53 pm

I will vote for her to go as long as she promises to not return!

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EDR August 5, 2014 at 3:13 pm

WHERE DID SHE GET THE $ 1,500,000 TO LOAN TO ANYBODY????????

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tomstickler August 5, 2014 at 4:24 pm

This is worth looking into. Apparently, she was considered a good enough credit risk for a bank to lend money to her at an attractive rate, then she turns around and lends it out to someone else at a higher rate.

The interesting part will be to see what security she put up to get her loan and what was mortgaged to her for what she lent. Public records, people. Start digging.

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NO 'trustinTom' August 5, 2014 at 9:15 pm

Ervin? He loaned his own campaign $425,000.

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SCBlues August 5, 2014 at 3:30 pm

She’s doing the Texas-Two-Step in hopes of gaining the attention of Dancing With the Stars . . .

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Karolyn August 5, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Amazing that 35% of those who took the poll said she can multi-task. Sad testament to the intelligence of the people in this state!

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CNSYD August 5, 2014 at 6:05 pm

Surely you recognize that Sic Willie structures his “polls” to leave you little choice but the result he wants. If this poll was just yes/no the result would be different.

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Rocky for Tom and T-Rav August 5, 2014 at 3:56 pm

You go Tom – it’s time for her to go. She’s proof positive why Alaska dodged a bullet when Palin resigned.

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Nölff August 5, 2014 at 4:02 pm

Hell, leave in Texas and let her join one of those militias.

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Cindy August 5, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Thats all the witch ever does it raise money out of state by being a corporate whore.

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Thomas August 5, 2014 at 5:20 pm

4 more years! Come on guys, it is all about Leatherman (POS-Florence). Haley is reelected in 2014. In 2016 she is asked to join the newly elected Republican’s administration. Leatherman is then forced to step up to Lt Gov to fill in McMaster’s Lt Gov seat. Think poetic justice.

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shifty henry August 5, 2014 at 11:36 pm

Nikki has one goal in mind, and that is to get the hell out and away from SC. She will take anything that she thinks is a step up even if means crawling over other folks’ back. She won’t look back. There is a medical term for her disorder but I don’t remember the name at this moment.

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Rakkasan August 6, 2014 at 1:21 am

Inflict harm (health problems) in others to bring positive attention to yourself and basically get your emotionally needs met? Sounds like Munchausen’s Syndrome By Proxy.

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Just sayin' August 5, 2014 at 5:38 pm

If this was a situation other than government, she would be brought up on criminally negligent charges. She has acted no different than the parent/guardian that left the child in the car during extreme temperatures. Ultimately, she is responsible and accountable! She just does not care about our children nor our State!

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Roger August 5, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Haleys office sent a survey around to all state employees asking what is acceptable behavior for state employees. This was another bullshit state agency she has formed to monitor state employees, one most likley which will be filled as director by a former army colonel ao her husband can be promoted again. One of the questions asked was how much in
value a state employee
should be allowed to accept
as a gift? Well how much taxpayer money has she used to campaign for out of state money?

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Janenodough August 5, 2014 at 7:36 pm

No response from me on that questionnaire!!

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RetiresDOT August 6, 2014 at 9:47 am

Yeah cause would then become a target for Haleys staff for termination.

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nitrat August 6, 2014 at 9:01 am

After 20 years of the cabinet system, destruction of the SC Merit System to turn hiring at state agencies into cronyism, are we left with HR and other managers who don’t have a clue on how to hand out state and agency handbooks that detail does and don’ts for state employees?
Putting that stuff on a computer and telling people to read it is not the same as meeting and discussing the material. I thought we baby boomers had done a piss poor job, but it appears the Gen Xers running things now are REAL idiots.

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Larry Bishop August 5, 2014 at 6:27 pm

Dear God this woman is ugly in the picture.

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anon. August 5, 2014 at 6:28 pm

EBOLA in Ga., Feds dumping Illegals in OUR state and Haley leaves town for fund raisers? She’s following Barak’s style…

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Janenodough August 5, 2014 at 7:32 pm

I can’t wait to see her go!!! She has made SC government employees look like a joke!!!

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Gimme an "R," gimme an "E" ... August 5, 2014 at 7:54 pm

Well I read the poll in today’s paper and see that she’ll beat Sheheen 100 days from now, riding the wave of mindless “show me the letter R” voters. The only thing good about Haley is her ass and her legs, so I guess we’ll have more pictures of those (growing) parts of her body. Thank you, Lee Atwater.

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Sandi Morals August 5, 2014 at 9:09 pm

Has nothing to do with Lee Atwater. You idiots didn’t learn your lesson from ECB v Sanford SC1. That political race should be required reading for ANY political candidate running against a liberal or RINO in a ‘red state’.
I am impressed with Haley’s campaign team. They figured it out.

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Gary August 6, 2014 at 9:52 am

Yeah and we are impressed every day how fucking stupid you are for supporting Haley.

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JR August 6, 2014 at 12:55 am

If Haley is as free and easy as Sic says, then it’s natural for her to make trips to Texas. She knows everything is bigger in Texas…

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smitchell96 August 6, 2014 at 11:04 am

Yes, she should go to Texas and stay there.

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