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Four More Years Of “Trikki Nikki”

SCANDALS, SOURING ECONOMY DON’T STICK TO “TEFLON GOVERNOR” By FITSNEWS || Incumbent “Republican” Nikki Haley survived numerous scandals, a shrinking workforce and sagging income levels to easily win reelection as governor of South Carolina. The Associated Press declared the 42-year-old the winner of the race the moment polls in the Palmetto…

SCANDALS, SOURING ECONOMY DON’T STICK TO “TEFLON GOVERNOR”

By FITSNEWS || Incumbent “Republican” Nikki Haley survived numerous scandals, a shrinking workforce and sagging income levels to easily win reelection as governor of South Carolina.

The Associated Press declared the 42-year-old the winner of the race the moment polls in the Palmetto State closed – based on exit polling that showed her well ahead of Democratic nominee Vincent Sheheen.

That polling was accurate …

With 98 percent of precincts reporting, Haley won 57 percent of the vote compared to Sheheen’s 41 percent – a sixteen-point margin of victory that was nearly four times as big as her narrower-than-expected 2010 win over Sheheen.

Haley’s victory came despite South Carolina having the sixth-lowest labor participation rate in America – and the sixth-lowest income levels.  It also comes despite Haley being busted artificially inflating the state’s taxpayer-funded jobs announcements.

Voters didn’t care about that … nor, apparently, did they care about a myriad of other scandals – five of which forced Haley to accept letters of resignation from her cabinet directors.

With her reelection out of the way, speculation now shifts to Haley’s future – namely her viability as a national candidate as well as her role in the 2016 “First in the South” presidential primary.

It’s been widely suggested Haley could never survive the vetting for a slot on the 2016 GOP ticket … but with such a compelling reelection win her name is likely to be back in the national conversation.

Whether it should be or not …

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70 comments

Sailor November 4, 2014 at 8:37 pm

Holy shit! If she looks like that after four years, what in hell will she look like after eight?

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Sailor November 4, 2014 at 8:37 pm

Holy shit! If she looks like that after four years, what in hell will she look like after eight?

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Matt November 4, 2014 at 8:47 pm

I’d do her, it’s all she’s good for.

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Matt November 4, 2014 at 8:47 pm

I’d do her, it’s all she’s good for.

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shifty henry November 4, 2014 at 8:59 pm

Fits is giving her a not-so-subtle jab with one of her worst photos which lets you pick between “evil” or “Klingon”.

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aikencounty November 4, 2014 at 10:14 pm

She needs to break out the BONDO!

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That's not nice November 4, 2014 at 10:27 pm

Remember, she stopped taking money shots the last few years…so her skin is no longer being moisturized.

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aikencounty November 4, 2014 at 10:37 pm

Are you insinuating that NIMRATA now swallows all the evidence?

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CorruptionInColumbia November 4, 2014 at 8:49 pm

With a little luck, the rumors of Federal investigations are true and the crooked cunt will be indicted, removed from office, and given a lengthy prison term.

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CorruptionInColumbia November 4, 2014 at 8:49 pm

With a little luck, the rumors of Federal investigations are true and the crooked cunt will be indicted, removed from office, and given a lengthy prison term.

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The Colonel November 4, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Not going to happen.

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What goes on in the dark.... November 4, 2014 at 9:22 pm

Yeah right Colonel….what goes on in the dark ALWAYS comes to the light. Nikki isn’t what she seems to be and we all know it. Some (i.e. you) might be oblivious but there are “some” enlighten people who live in SC who know a scoundrel when we see them.

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The Colonel November 4, 2014 at 9:40 pm

A. Plenty of things that “go on in the dark” never come to light or come to light so late that it doesn’t really matter. Kennedy’s drug use and womanizing only came out after his death.

B. Haley isn’t smart enough to have hidden anything important this long.

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Hidden talent November 4, 2014 at 9:42 pm

B. Apparently she was smart enough to hide her ineptitude from the majority of the voters in this state.

a face in the crowd November 4, 2014 at 9:57 pm

No, she wasn’t. Many people who voted for her recognize her for what she is. They simply feel obligated to “rebel” against the Democrats on a broader scale.

The Colonel November 4, 2014 at 10:12 pm

If ineptitude were a crime, half the congress would be doing twenty to life. Clyburn would have a death sentence

Hidden talent November 4, 2014 at 10:55 pm

Haha. STFU, Lieutenant. You pick the one Democrat in this state, who has nothing to do with state policy and try to blame him for something. LOL. Makes a lot of sense.

Mike at the Beach November 4, 2014 at 10:08 pm

That’s what I tell 9/11 truther weirdos and fake moonshot nitwits. I worked for the federal government for many years…I KNOW we aren’t smart enough (or tight-lipped enough) to pull that shit off…

sparklecity November 5, 2014 at 11:28 am

A. Like after Reagan died we found out just how far along he was with his Alzheimer’s when he WAS in office??? Not to mention Beruit bombing???
B. Namrata is smart enough to get her self reelected and is smart enough to know how complacent a lot of SC voters are.
DOR hacking, DSS, SC/Ga. port BS, her personal IRS shit (even though she is an accountant, – the list goes on
Almost two fucking years since the DOR hacking and hardly one word on who is responsible for this total fuck-up EXCEPT “It’s still under investigation by SLED and the Feds”. Biggest bunch of bullshit I’ve ever heard.
NAMRATA is like most Asian Indians who are in authority- they NEVER admit to a mistake or take responsibility when the shit hits the fan since the DOR hacking happened on her watch.
The DOR bullshit should have been front and center every damn day since it happened and it is a testiment to the stupidity and lack of interest in so many voters in the state to let it pass into virtual obscurity.
As a PROUD independant I did not vote for her and NEVER will. Not because she is a Republican but because the woman has no integrity and I would not trust her as far as I can throw an anvil.
Yes, I can see her rising up the ladder and the state of South Carolina and the nation will not be better for it.

diamond jim November 5, 2014 at 12:19 am

FUCK YOU DIPSHIT!!

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aikencounty November 4, 2014 at 10:11 pm

If only there was a way for NIMRATA and Susan Smith to share a cell!

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CorruptionInColumbia November 4, 2014 at 11:44 pm

The wild lesbian sex might be worth filming and selling. That could fund SCDC, increase pay significantly for Correctional Officers and other staff, improve equipment, and other things for at least twenty years.

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diamond jim November 5, 2014 at 12:18 am

FUCK YOU LIAR!!

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CorruptionInColumbia November 5, 2014 at 3:14 am

Did I strike a sore nerve?

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mamatiger92 November 5, 2014 at 8:22 am

yikes

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southmauldin November 4, 2014 at 8:50 pm

And South Carolina embarrasses itself once again by reelecting this grifting, lying floozy simply because she has an R by her name. She’s the southern version of Sarah Palin, an empty suit who doesn’t give a shit about her state while feathering her own nest and wishing for a spot on the national stage. God help us all.

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Squishy123 November 4, 2014 at 9:04 pm

What is the alternative? A candy-ass who has done absolutely nothing but whine like an old Jewish woman about what other people are doing?

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Ain't that the truth November 4, 2014 at 9:19 pm

Amen….embarrassing itself is what this state does best….we get what we deserve in the end. We are the laughing stock of the nation and for good reason.

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aikencounty November 4, 2014 at 10:13 pm

As bad as I hate to say it, I do believe that NIMRATA is more intelligent that Sarah Palin!

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RHood2 November 5, 2014 at 10:21 am

Who isn’t?

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aikencounty November 5, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Well, that’s true.

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Scooter November 4, 2014 at 8:58 pm

I though all of you had the idiot, Sheehen winning. SC has spoken.

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Mike at the Beach November 4, 2014 at 9:09 pm

Yup. Nikki was in “real trouble,” and Ravenel’s “momentum” was going to rocket him off to DC, too…

Only here, though. Outside of La la Land we knew better.

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Squishy123 November 4, 2014 at 8:59 pm

So that squeaking win 4 years ago turned into an ass kicking this year. Maybe in 2018 the Democrats can run someone who will actually try to win.

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aikencounty November 4, 2014 at 10:16 pm

I agree. I voted for Sheheen, but he sure as hell didn’t campaign.

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CorruptionInColumbia November 4, 2014 at 11:49 pm

I wound up voting for him, too. I was going to vote for the Libertarian but knowing Sheheen was the strongest candidate who had a chance of beating her, I went with him once in the voting booth.

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Mike at the Beach November 4, 2014 at 8:59 pm

Where did French’s momentum land him in that 60/40 ass-whipping? Let the FITS commenter melodrama and over-the-top, hyperbolic anti-Nikki whining begin!

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Mike at the Beach November 4, 2014 at 9:06 pm

Holy cow- I just looked up the unofficial results… French tied the guy who dropped out (at 1%), which was only a half percentage point or so ahead of that crazy-ass Morgan Reeves. The grownups win again…

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Put your gimp ball in November 4, 2014 at 10:29 pm

So Nikki’s a grown up now eh?

You seem to be happy with the job she’s doing. I’m not surprised.

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Mike at the Beach November 4, 2014 at 10:42 pm

I have no idea where you grabbed any of that from what I wrote, but I’ll give it a shot, I guess. The comment was about French (hence my inclusion of his name in the comment) and the non-grownup, quixotic support for fringy, throwaway candidates. This, versus playing the game and working within the party system (which is where the winners are in the VAST majority of cases).

To your point, though, I don’t see how folks would think that Sheheen would do a better job.

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The Colonel November 4, 2014 at 8:59 pm

Poor Vince stymied twice by Nikki…

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Bless your heart.... November 4, 2014 at 9:16 pm

More like poor SC stymied by Haley twice….as we say in the deep south…bless our little hearts!

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Squishy123 November 4, 2014 at 9:03 pm

Except for the token black district (Enos), the Republicans are going for a sweep.

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James Fleming Jr November 4, 2014 at 9:05 pm

Fits,

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SC lol November 4, 2014 at 9:10 pm

Haha. Haley and SC go hand in hand

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idcydm November 4, 2014 at 9:10 pm

I voted for Haley because this state didn’t have a Democrat, Libertarian or Independent that ran for Governor that is worth a shit.

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Republican Follies November 4, 2014 at 9:31 pm

I always like Republicans rationalizing even what they are embarrassed about.

You voted for Nikki Haley because you are a Republican

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Republicans are gullible November 4, 2014 at 9:33 pm

Exactly….Republicans know that they’d vote for a three headed alien as long as he has that [R] behind his name! What a shame….

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idcydm November 4, 2014 at 9:40 pm

Apparently you parrot what other Democrats are parroting. Sellers isn’t the only Democrat I voted for.

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Wow and Open Minded Repub.... November 4, 2014 at 9:52 pm

In my experience, there is nothing “open minded” about most Republicans. Which is why it’s hard to believe that you would “betray” your beloved party to support someone other than a Republican. However, if you did “cross over” and vote for Sellers, good for you.

idcydm November 4, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Republican you say, I’m a fiscal conservative that doesn’t give a damn what you do personally as long as you don’t expect my or anyone’s tax dollars to pay for it. (like the penny tax in Lexington, if you want a bike path build it yourself)

Call me a Republican if you want but you don’t have a clue.

CorruptionInColumbia November 4, 2014 at 11:51 pm

I voted for Sellers, too. I really was hoping he would win.

idcydm November 4, 2014 at 9:34 pm

Is that why I voted for Sellers.

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guest November 4, 2014 at 10:21 pm

I’m bummed about Sellers losing. If there was ever an instance of out with the old and in with new, it was this race. In their debate McMaster came across like an out of touch old codger.

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idcydm November 4, 2014 at 10:32 pm

Come on asshole, tell me why I voted for Sellers or are you a hit and run artist?

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CorruptionInColumbia November 4, 2014 at 11:50 pm

Good point, but really, Haley is worth a shit?

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idcydm November 5, 2014 at 12:16 am

She don’t stink as bad as the others.

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Don't cop out now November 4, 2014 at 9:13 pm

Don’t make excuses if you voted for her, when she phucks up, you own a part of it.

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CorruptionInColumbia November 4, 2014 at 11:46 pm

I feel bad, already, I voted for her four years ago. I railed against Sheheen because I didn’t want him to be Governor because his family has a history of keeping a strangle hold on politics wherever they are in power. Right now, I really wish he had won four years ago.

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nitrat November 5, 2014 at 8:52 am

Do you think that Nikki Haley cares about SC or that she just makes use of it to attain wealth and position she could never hope to get through her intellect and talent?

That does not mean she is not a typical 21st century politician. There are scads just like her in the legislatures/county/city councils/US House/US Senate. It’s just that not all are like that. Some demonstrate that they love their state/county/city and care about the people. It just doesn’t seem like it’s most of them.

I think Bob Sheheen was a really decent, in all the meanings of the word, Speaker of the SC House. I liked him at the time. He looks really, really good compared to what came after him.

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CorruptionInColumbia November 5, 2014 at 12:06 pm

She definitely does not care about SC. What you said about using it to attain wealth and a position she could never hope to get through her intellect and talent! She hit the ground doing this. I really did not see her being this bad when I voted for her, four years ago.

I see a very few good politicians such as you described who genuinely care about their city, county, state, or country. We live in very sad times.

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Larry Bishop November 4, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Bring on the feds and show these idiot voters how moral they really are in this state so sad….

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jimlewisowb November 4, 2014 at 9:59 pm

Thanks for posting this photo willie

It confirms that Beavis and Butt-head are brothers and that they also have a sister who is the Governor of South Carolina

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That's not nice November 4, 2014 at 10:25 pm

I was thinking Dumbo had a sister myself. Maybe Dumbo porked Beavis & Butt Head’s mom.

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Bible Thumper November 5, 2014 at 7:23 am

In the South you never ever attack a woman’s virtue. EVER!
It only increases their support.

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nitrat November 5, 2014 at 8:53 am

The REAL Maleficent.

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sparklecity November 5, 2014 at 11:34 am

Anybody got any High School or Clemson Yearbook pictures of NAMRATA?
My guess is she has been under the knife more than once.
Never seen a full blooded Asian Indian have such caucasian features

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easterndumbfuckistan November 8, 2014 at 2:29 pm

Interesting thought – Here is her 1998 yearbook picture. http://www.rollcall.com/news/-200491-1.html

Here is her family, she really doesn’t resemble any of them. Not even her sister. http://mymarriagewebsite.com/nikki-haley-wedding-family-parents-career-religion/

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ELCID November 5, 2014 at 12:02 pm

The Feds will arrest her in just a few months. That’s the only way to get rid of crooked GOP politicians as their supporters have the IQ of a hound dog.

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Lennon Durden November 5, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Nikki Haley. What was the alternative ?!? Sheheen. That butt wipe couldn’t find his ass with both hands
That Morgan Bruce guy?!? Not bloody likely. The candidate who quit and endorsed sheheen. W T F indeed?!?!?
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Mean Carroll Campbell (the last decent governor in my opinion) is glad he died of Alzheimer’s.

Republican or democratic corruption – it’s all the same.

I do get a feeling that nikki the quickies name will be mentioned in these ethics probes. But like Columbia mayor Steve the heave Benjamin, it won’t come to much.
At least Steve oh got a lap dance out of it

However. Meet the new boss
Same as the slightly older boss

Nikki has vice presidential aspirations. And wouldn’t that just be the icing on the cake.
Take that Sarah PALIN

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