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“Nikki Haley For President” Gets Unexpected Endorsement

… OR … NOT || By FITSNEWS || She’s repeatedly said she’s not running for national office, but the “Nikki Haley for President” bandwagon (such as it is) rolls on.  In fact an article discussing the national aspirations of South Carolina’s governor appeared on the NewsMax website this week. The article…

… OR … NOT

|| By FITSNEWS || She’s repeatedly said she’s not running for national office, but the “Nikki Haley for President” bandwagon (such as it is) rolls on.  In fact an article discussing the national aspirations of South Carolina’s governor appeared on the NewsMax website this week.

The article briefly noted Haley “has been hinting at a possible run for the White House in 2016” before launching into “what five leading pundits are saying about the country’s youngest serving governor.”

Among these “leading pundits?”  Will Folks, the founding editor of the website you are currently reading (who also happens to be Haley’s former advisor, ex-lover and harshest critic).

So … what did he have to say about Haley?

“She’s always been tough and very focused, and I think uniquely talented in her ability to focus on what needs to be done, and kind of ignore the rest,” Folks said, according to NewsMax’s Susan Pascal.

Wow … that’s incredibly complimentary.  In fact one source sent Folks a text message complimenting him on his “tactful quote on Nikki.”

Others were less amused …

“Running back to your girl now that she got reelected?” another source emailed disapprovingly.

Here’s the thing, though … Folks never offered the quote that’s attributed to him.  

In fact the quote attributed to him was actually offered by Haley’s top political advisor, Tim Pearson (for more on him, click HERE).  Not only that, the NewsMax reporter didn’t even get the Pearson quote directly – it was lifted from this June 2014 piece written by Buzzfeed’s McKay Coppins.

And they say bloggers are lazy?

Anyway, were Folks contacted by the national media regarding Haley’s presidential aspirations, his quote would probably sound more like this …

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64 comments

Glee January 5, 2015 at 10:46 am

Nikki dumping Will must have been really hard on him. This high school spurned puppy love crap is really pathetic.

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Buz Martin January 5, 2015 at 11:49 am

You said “hard on”. Hehhehhehhehehehheh

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aikencounty January 5, 2015 at 12:34 pm

You know what a “Yankee” is don’t you?
Ans: Kinda like a quickie ,but you do it by yourself.

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Flip Costco January 5, 2015 at 10:47 am

Great, just what we need – another Muslim immigrant running this great country.

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Yikes January 5, 2015 at 10:52 am

Forget all of that..more frighteningly she’s from Bamburg. No one born in South Carolina will ever be President.

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Don't be too optimistic January 5, 2015 at 2:42 pm

“No one born in South Carolina will ever be President.”

Not so fast my friend, we had someone running the entire financial system from Dillon, SC.

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Soft Sigh from Hell January 5, 2015 at 6:31 pm

There is some debate about Andy Jackson.

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GOP January 5, 2015 at 11:15 am

Haley is a Sikh not a Muslim.

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Todd January 5, 2015 at 11:30 am

Sikhs are muslims, dumbass.

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bamberger January 5, 2015 at 11:43 am

Actually Sikh is defined as the perfect marriage of Islam and Hindu. If you google Nikki Haley relatives Amritsar, you will see the Sikh wedding photos. Michael in his Sikh wedding garb. I have heard that the only religious conversion that occurred was his conversion to Sikhism.

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Buz Martin January 5, 2015 at 12:53 pm

They are both members of a Methodist church. An interesting fact about mainstream Methodism is that there is no requirement that one give up their prior faith in order to belong. I believe (check me on this) similar rules apply in the Sikh faith.

So it is not truly a “conversion.” It’s an “either-or”, it’s an “also-and.” So they could both be Sikhs as well as Methodists.

You are correct about the relationship of Sikh to Hindu and Muslim. The guru who founded the Sikh faith, and all gurus who followed, taught that it was the unification and reconciliation of those two very different faiths. And due to it being monotheistic, it is more like Islam, though nowhere near as severe in its teachings.

Tom January 5, 2015 at 3:44 pm

Uh, I have to question your interpretation of Methodist dogma. I think at a minimum, you cannot be a Methodist unless you are a Christian, and you cannot be a Christian and a Sikh at the same time. They are mutually exclusive. Baptism would be a renunciation of your prior religion.

Buz Martin January 5, 2015 at 4:28 pm

It isn’t my interpretation. It comes from observation of how some or the more “tolerant” UMC churches deal with persons of other faiths who wish to become members. Some do allow it. I posted about this in another thread a while back, but you may have missed it. As an example: The late Elizabeth Chapin Paterson was an ardent devotee of “Avatar” Meher Baba of India, who claimed to be an incarnation of the Messiah, the same as Jesus Christ. She founded the Meher Spiritual Center in Myrtle Beach, on land given her by her father, the Simeon B.Chapin, partner with Franklin Burroughs in Burroughs and Chapin Company. She was, for many decades and up until her death, a member of First United Methodist Church of Myrtle Beach. Following her lead, many other “Baba Lovers” (as they call themselves) joined the church as well. They were not all heir to great fortunes or holders of vast tracts of land fronting the ocean and consisting of near-pristine wetlands and maritime forests. But through the ministries of several different pastors over those decades, they remained members, and some are to this day. To my knowledge, this has not been challenged by the denominational hierarchy.

Is this just a fluke? An anomaly? I don’t think so. Read these:

UM seminary embraces non-Christian faiths, will train Muslim imams, Jewish rabbis

http://methodistthinker.com/2010/06/14/um-seminary-embraces-non-christian-faiths/

A Muslim/MethoFesto: Why I’m Observing Ramadan
http://www.ifoundislam.net/revert-supports/articles-by-subject/70-interfaith/528-methodist-reverends-blog-a-muslimmethofesto-why-im-observing-ramadan.html#TTb1iVkeAtitBy51.99

A Google search on the subject yields many other examples of this, which some may see as extreme ecuminism.

I agree with you that it does not comport with mainline Christian dogma, and there are certainly Methodist theologians who would say it is not in keeping with the faith of John Westley either. I’m not a Methodist, so my opinion does not matter. I’m merely pointing out that my statement on this was perhaps slightly in error as to the degree this sort of thing is prevalent in the churches, but in general it was not off the beam at all.

Thank you for the feedback.

Flip Costco January 5, 2015 at 11:34 am

What’s the difference – they’re all America haters who want to destroy our Christian way of life.

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Tom January 5, 2015 at 12:02 pm

Actually Haley she is a Methodist, but she went to India and bowed down and worshiped the Sikh god or gods, whatever.

So maybe she is trying to start her own religion, Methosikhslam?? Or should we just call it I’ll worship whatever god will get me elected.

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Sad January 5, 2015 at 10:49 am

The maturity level displayed in this piece is embarrassingly sophomoric.

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Torch January 5, 2015 at 10:52 am

Still waiting on the book from Will.

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southmauldin January 5, 2015 at 10:52 am

Nikki Haley running for President or VP will be the kiss of death for the Republican ticket. If you thought Palin brought down McCain, wait until this grifting bimbo hits the national stage.

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terry January 5, 2015 at 12:06 pm

Well then go Nikki. Vote Nikki in the Republican Primary.

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aikencounty January 5, 2015 at 12:31 pm

I shall!

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aikencounty January 5, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Oh PLEASE let it be so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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WW January 5, 2015 at 3:25 pm

This is a JOKE right! LMAO!!!!!
She has fooled the voters twice, just like Obama! How has that worked out?

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Lennon Durden January 5, 2015 at 10:59 am

Great. Let’s elect Lindsey graham as her closeted vice president

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GrandTango January 5, 2015 at 10:59 am

ANYBODY who is NOT a Democrat…especially successful Republican governors in diverse states…are viewed favorably by the electorate. See Nov. 4.

There are only one or two PRIME-TIME-PLAYERS to be president in 2016. Haley could likely position herself very well in the upcoming power structure that will be ALL GOP. But talking about Prez is just a ruse by FITS to trigger more attacks against Haley…

Or it could be subterfuge because it looks like the Democrats ‘A’ Team is only women (Hillary and Elizabeth…That should make you LYAO if you want the Democrat Party punished for the damage they have done to our country…

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Rocky January 5, 2015 at 11:01 am

Yeah, being the governor of the second poorest state in the Union is a real plus. Just driving down 17 the other day from Charleston to I-95 is like a lesson in poor gets poorer and a third-world trip. My God, sometimes we lose sight of the fact that years and years of RINO leadership has only made the average South Carolina resident poorer and worse off. States like Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, and others have higher graduation rates, raising standards of living. But not here. We really are getting screwed. I think it’s time to move.

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GrandTango January 5, 2015 at 11:05 am

When the ‘Corridor of Shame’ quits voting for generation after generation of Failed Democrats, you may wrest free from your (spiritual and material) poverty.

There is a price for being IGNORANT and Hate-based. The Democrat Party’s failure of its dolts proves that….

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Rocky January 5, 2015 at 11:32 am

Like the GOP corridor from Hardeeville to Columbia? Look stupid – you’re party has had control of the state for nearly 20 years and all we have to show for it is crumbling roads, being the laughing stock of the nation, millions of pissed off travelers who get stuck on two-lane I-95, a high state income tax, falling wages and more poverty. I guess old Forrest Gump was right – stupid is as stupid does. Time to move out of this freakin’ backwater and head to either Florida or Virginia.

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GrandTango January 5, 2015 at 11:43 am

What???? your indictment of SC is the Crumbling roads. What is hilarious is that there are no crumbling roads. Liberals and media will invent a crisis to try to extract money from the people…Look at the photos The State newspaper runs in its shrill and sissified plea to tell us they need money for roads…They are laughable. There is no major problem, other than overcrowding, due to the influx of people wanting to live here.

Yeah I-95 needs another lane on each side. But you people are after BILLIONS to fill your pockets, after you have stolen billions and not done a D*#n thing.

It’s GREEDY and ignorant F*#ks like you who are the reason the country is in a mess.

Rocky January 5, 2015 at 11:51 am

I don’t run the SCDOT stupid – your party does – and is constantly put it’s hand out for some Obama welfare. Haley calls Obama every other day asking for more money – and figuring out how to expand Medicaid for some more Obamacare money. Oh her own SC state government website she calls it the “states” exchange. SHe’s a liar, you’re loser and the state is worse off for her being elected. Period.

Manray9 January 5, 2015 at 11:00 am

Can you imagine the skeletons uncovered if the national media (and some real investigative journalists) were turned loose on Nikki? Maybe even she is smart enough to figure that out?

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GrandTango January 5, 2015 at 11:01 am

No, I cannot. There is nothing, you F*#king idiot…you shot your load, and you looked like a Dumb@$$ trying…
Remember, FITS hard-drive went limp at the moment of truth…That’s all you had, you D*m# fool…

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left at the alter January 5, 2015 at 4:12 pm

Yep.First impressions are lasting impressions and when they are of being a former drunk, domestic violence and false allegations about a popular governor …your ability to be taken seriously by anybody but the liberals on this blog, is impossible.
Such is a fitting path for such folks statewide and nationally,

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shifty henry January 5, 2015 at 11:07 am

Let’s keep an eyeball on alert for the situation in Georgia. Gov. Deal is under investigation, and the speculation is that Gov. Haley may be part of that scandal. Just watchin’ and waitin’……

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GrandTango January 5, 2015 at 11:11 am

With Holder in charge…. you are a F*#king Brain Dead idiot to trust any investigation into a Republican….
You are a PRIME example of the Ignorance and F*#king lemming Stupidity of a Liberal-Tarian…
You idiots believe everything the Liberals and the media feed you. You are so F*#king Dumb, you have NO ability to discern justice or wild political witch hunts that liberals unleash on the people they hate. You F*#king idiot…

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grandtangosuglydog January 5, 2015 at 11:16 am

making friends again oh poster of fact-less posts?

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shifty henry January 5, 2015 at 11:42 am

Cameo of a man who has just lost his most valuable
possession. He doesn’t know about the loss yet. In fact, he doesn’t even know about the possession. Because, like most people, the GrandTurnip has never really thought about the matter of his identity. But he’s going to be thinking a great deal about it from now on, because that is what he’s lost. And his
search for it is going to take him into the darkest corners of the —– “Twilight Zone”.

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GrandTango January 5, 2015 at 11:46 am

So are you backing off your Warning about the GOP being investigated????…

Or are you ALL IN with Holder and Obama in witch hunting and prosecuting anything that is not America-Hating Liberal????

Saluda Rapids January 5, 2015 at 12:47 pm

Hey Nostrabumass, has the SCPSD gone out of business? Is that why you are posting non-stop? Did you get Whammy Ward fired yet?

aikencounty January 5, 2015 at 12:32 pm

and praying.
Kinda sounds like a Dusty Springfield song.

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aikencounty January 5, 2015 at 12:32 pm

Kinda doubt it.

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jesse January 5, 2015 at 10:21 pm

The national media never did background checks on Obama. So why would they check Haley’s background?

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birth certificate January 8, 2015 at 4:51 pm

They should, and she should produce a birth certificate, as well.

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richardthelong January 5, 2015 at 11:06 am

“(who also happens to be Haley’s former advisor, ex-lover and harshest critic).”
Just because you jerked off thinking about her don’t make her your lover. You have no evidence of any kind or you would have already produced it. Besides when she does finally step out of the spotlight I think her old man is gonna whip your ass. Finally you are no gentleman. You should know better, if a woman gives you a taste it is tasteless to speak of it.

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GrandTango January 5, 2015 at 11:08 am

Well said: I think the state of SC would stand and cheer if FITS got the living S#!* beaten out of him for lying about the woman. Hate her politically because she is not Democrat, if you want.

But to do what FITS did is ordering an @$$-whippin’ like one might order a chicken box from Zesto.

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TeaTime January 5, 2015 at 12:19 pm

So did you go over to India with her and bow down before Allah?? Pics don’t lie. She is Muslim and her husband is a converted Muslim. She will enact Sharia law in SC.

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aikencounty January 5, 2015 at 12:37 pm

You left out the eunuch part.

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Correction Fluid January 5, 2015 at 1:28 pm

Cuckold…

GrandTango January 5, 2015 at 1:25 pm

Are you a F*#king religious Nutjob or what???

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grandtangosuglydog January 5, 2015 at 2:00 pm

we all know who the religious nut job is on this site..dont worry, your crown is still safe.

TeaTime January 5, 2015 at 3:56 pm

So you are taking the name of god in vain and you refuse to denounce her bowing down to Allah in prayer. That means you support the worship of Allah. That means you support Sharia law.

jimlewisowb January 5, 2015 at 11:12 am

Hey willie, go easy on Pascal – everyone has a right to be stupid. Some just abuse the privilege.

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Flip Castro January 5, 2015 at 11:14 am

Flip Costco here – I just renewed my BCBS South Carolina policy on the exchange last week before the deadline. I had no increase in my premiums, and expanded coverage for my daughter to use birth control. This policy is one of the most affordable and comprehenive I’ve ever had. Thank you Governor Haley, and God Bless you, President Obama. Maybe we’ve gotten it wrong all along. This booming economy, access to affordable healthcare – this President is doing a wonderful, Christian job. We are so fortunate.

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Horny Toad January 5, 2015 at 2:41 pm

” I had no increase in my premiums, and expanded coverage for my daughter to use birth control. ”

So your daughter is a slut? Where do you live?

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Rocky January 5, 2015 at 4:20 pm

West Ashley. $95 first hour, 10% discount on follow-up hours as long as you can ride. If you’re politically connected it’s 50% off.

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snickering January 5, 2015 at 11:24 am

Will, if this is true or you are spoofing either way I’m done with you.

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TyroneMamaCollards January 5, 2015 at 11:30 am

But we keep electing naughty people to office. That guy Grimm who threatened to throw the reporter over the Capitol balcony last January got re-elected, only to resign his seat in the past few days.
In SC Mark Sanford got-re-elected. There is no bigger badboy than he is.
People apparently do not care about character anymore.
So Haley for Prez? Okayyyy! data breach concens? No problema. Ethics issues? Who gives a donkey dick?

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aikencounty January 5, 2015 at 12:35 pm

RITA JENRETTE by acclamation.

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Really? January 5, 2015 at 11:38 am

Let me see….Will clamed he would not vote for Haley as Governor, but a raging hard-on endorsement for President? You Libertarians get the best weed, I’ll give ya that.

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Dan Ruck January 5, 2015 at 12:15 pm

Anyone who believes anything Newsmax writes is a damn fool

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Saluda Rapids January 5, 2015 at 12:49 pm

They have as much credibility as the SCPSD.

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Fishwrap editorial skills January 5, 2015 at 2:45 pm

I can’t believe such an esteemed reporter would make shit up:

http://www.linkedin.com/in/susanpascal

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LeftTown January 5, 2015 at 12:26 pm

Wow. Gives entirely new meaning to the concept of “Whore of Babylon”

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SCBlueWoman January 5, 2015 at 2:30 pm

I’m still bwaaahaahaaaing.

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Mic January 5, 2015 at 8:25 pm

Haley will do anything to elevate herself. She has one card to play, and that involves “trading” SC (getting a win for her presidential candidate) for a position of power or prestige or money.
One shot, and she aint gonna leave it in the gun! Don’t get in her way, don’t get between her and this goal. If you do you gonna wake up battered and bruised.

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