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“National Nikki” Haley Ramps Up … Again

NBC REPORT LOOKS AT SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR’S 2016 PROSPECTS … || By FITSNEWS || South Carolina governor Nikki Haley was once a rising star in the “Republican” party … but in recent years her trajectory appears to have, well, “reoriented.”  The nadir?  When the Palmetto State’s chief executive was passed…

NBC REPORT LOOKS AT SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR’S 2016 PROSPECTS …

|| By FITSNEWS || South Carolina governor Nikki Haley was once a rising star in the “Republican” party … but in recent years her trajectory appears to have, well, “reoriented.”  The nadir?  When the Palmetto State’s chief executive was passed over for the chairmanship of the Republican Governors Association – a gig Haley and her acolytes were sure they had sewn up.

What happened?  Opinions vary … but Haley is currently doing her level best to get back in the game.

Assessing the status of those efforts?  A new national piece by NBC reporter Leigh Ann Caldwell.

“Is Nikki Haley Poised for a National Comeback?” Caldwell’s headline blares before she delves into the latest speculation surrounding South Carolina’s recently reelected governor.

Well … what’s the verdict?

“Haley’s political history has been as eventful and colorful as any political bestselling novel – and it fits accordingly with the rough-and-tumble politics of South Carolina,” Caldwell wrote.  “She has ridden the drama, which has endeared her to her supporters and created enemies among others, to become the first woman and first Indian-American to govern the Palmetto State.”

Yeah … we know all about Haley “riding” drama.  Where is this story going?

“While she has triumphed politically in South Carolina, outperforming many of her opponents and winning reelection, her embroiled trajectory to the top of Palmetto State politics has also caused her to fall off the national Republican’s radar,” Caldwell continued.  “Political consultants fear that Haley presents too much risk.”

Hmmmm …

Caldwell’s piece included the latest unattributed national skepticism regarding whether Haley could survive the scrutiny that goes with a national campaign (an angle pioneered last year by reporter McKay Coppins).  But she also scored a nice on-the-record quote from a local political science professor – Francis Marion University Alissa Warters – that especially stung Haley.

“She brings nothing to the ticket except for her gender and ethnicity,” Warters said, adding that Haley “can’t help you win South Carolina because it’s already in the bag.”

Ouch …

We would also humbly point to Haley’s first term in office … during which time she advanced a fiscally liberal agenda on taxesspendingeducation and (most notably) government-subsidized health care.

Because that’s a much bigger problem than her prior amorous entanglements …

Anyway, to read Caldwell’s piece … which is actually a pretty balanced take on Haley’s national aspirations … click HERE.

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55 comments

Birds Of A Feather January 29, 2015 at 10:48 am

I’m hoping for a Clinton/Haley ticket, or maybe a Haley/Warren ticket. Two liberal women running the Democrat ticket would be a shoe in!

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guest January 29, 2015 at 10:59 am

Haley is pro-life, has fought perverted marriage and didn’t expand Medicaid per Obamacare( a fiscally conservative policy decision).

Clinton is a socialist and Warren is a marxist.

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Tea Party Treason January 29, 2015 at 11:08 am

Haley is a leftist too, she will get along fine with the tax and spenders if you ask me. If she lies about not wanting to tax us more then she probably lied about being pro life. We all know she cheats on her husband, or maybe her husband is ok with that and she’s in a perverted marriage too, just like you said.

If you are defending this woman then you must be a leftist too.

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guest January 29, 2015 at 11:30 am

Like I stated. The lady just kicked your sorry asses AGAIN and you can’t stand it.

Get over it. She won. She is a job creating machine that CAN’T be defeated. Beat the shit out of you again. Pro-Life, traditional marriage and did I mention she is a JOB CREATING MACHINE!!! :-)

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Buz Martin January 29, 2015 at 12:44 pm

Pole working machine, I hear tell.

Rocky January 29, 2015 at 8:19 pm

So the difference between you and I is this – she won and I accept that. I don’t go around calling her a Hindu Terrorist, or a Nazi in Gandi clothing – you however, cannot come to terms with another person who was elected twice – by a landslide.

guest January 29, 2015 at 9:15 pm

Easy. Muslim Obama is trying to destroy the country and Haley is trying to preserve the Judeo-Christian traditions and moral/cultural values that this country was founded on.

euwe max January 30, 2015 at 5:27 am

Muslim Obama
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This type of hyperbole puts you right in league with the animals over at Breitbart!

euwe max January 30, 2015 at 5:26 am

She kicked your ass too.

You just don’t want to know it.

euwe max January 30, 2015 at 5:25 am

Haley is pro fraud for profit… very likely has no idea what is actually going on right under her nose… and if she has any idea, she’s determined not to know the details or try to clean up the corruption in South Carolina… enemies like that won’t get her anywhere!

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Point of Order January 29, 2015 at 10:48 am

VP’s usually have to be from swing states.

If VP’s were from swinger states, she might have had a chance.

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Pole Worker January 29, 2015 at 10:51 am

I’m sure if she admitted to her infidelities she would win the SC primary hands down, at least that’s a good start.

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Point of Order January 29, 2015 at 10:54 am

Her being a pole worker, I’m sure you meant “hands up and down”.

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Buz Martin January 29, 2015 at 12:42 pm

I like a good multi-layered pun. Not to mention a good pole worker.

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WW January 29, 2015 at 1:20 pm

Excellent, excellent! Point sustained!!
Haley, you are over ruled and out of order!

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guest January 29, 2015 at 11:02 am

She has survived the ‘scrutiny’ so far and has just flat beat the dog shit out of her opponents and those seeking to destroy her and her family.

I sure wouldn’t bet against her.

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a face in the crowd January 29, 2015 at 11:08 am

Like getting passed over for chair of the Republican Governors Association? The national press will expose her as the con artist she is.

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guest January 29, 2015 at 11:33 am

The national press always tries to expose ‘Conservatives’. If Nikki was a liberal that supported abortion,gay marriage,amnesty and Obamacare she would be the darling of the MSM.

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a face in the crowd January 29, 2015 at 11:45 am

To my recollection, the media exposed Gary Hart and Donna Rice, Clinton and Lewinsky, Edwards and Hunter, and many other non-conservatives. You really need to broaden your horizons. The Fox news bit is tired.

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guest January 29, 2015 at 12:02 pm

The National Enquirer and Globe tabloids exposed those Democrats NOT the MSM.

The MSM IS the Democrat Party-except Fox.

a face in the crowd January 29, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Fox is a propaganda agency designed to keep the ignorant scared of social change. It is certainly doing its job.

guest January 29, 2015 at 12:22 pm

‘social change’? What is that…you mean perverted marriage and people breaking the law while entering this country illegally?

euwe max January 30, 2015 at 5:23 am

‘social change’? What is that

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ask any Mormon*, or Evangelical – they’ll be *happy* to tell you!

*except Mittens and Glenn Beck

Buz Martin January 29, 2015 at 12:49 pm

The tabloids are often first with those kinds of stories. But if they have legs the MSM picks up on them, runs with them, and claims credit for them. They feel justified in claiming credit because they are “legit” and the tabloids are “illegit.”

The piled on. At a certain point, such stories become so popular, the MSM has GOT to join in on them.

Next.

Buz Martin January 29, 2015 at 12:46 pm

Don’t hurt his head with logic this early in the day. He will claim you are stalking him and may be a hacker, too.

guest January 29, 2015 at 12:56 pm

lol…one thing I won’t do is falsely accuse him of driving drunk in a rental car or show up at his ‘job’ and ask him to resign like a fool… :-)))))

euwe max January 30, 2015 at 5:22 am

Republicans are scum – the sooner you learn that, the more you will understand what is happening.

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Open Primaries January 29, 2015 at 11:10 am

I wouldn’t bet against her either, we know that liberal RINO Graham won again, she will probably win the same way, by getting all the Democrats to vote for her in the primary to edge out real conservatives.

Please voters keep this woman’s hands out of your pockets!

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Yep January 29, 2015 at 11:29 am

“by getting all the Democrats to vote for her in the primary to edge out real conservatives.”

My belief is that she already has the wink & nod over the “school choice” issue, which is why she just avoids it in general.

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guest January 29, 2015 at 11:35 am

You don’t her because she has ‘dark skin’ and is from India. If she was white and played the ‘elitist’ RINO country club game you would love her.

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Buz Martin January 29, 2015 at 12:53 pm

That’s weak. Nobody but Jakie Knotts and maybe some KKK freaks ever really cared about her ethnicity. And in reality, she is a total elitist herself. Name the last time she ever did anything to help any minority in this state. She fought against the Catawba Indians getting a casino, in order to maintain the state’s monopoly on games of chance.

She’s a fraud, all the way.

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guest January 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Ask FITS. He said she has grown Medicaid in SC. I would assume that helps minorities?

Damn Indians don’t need anymore casino’s.

Next.

shifty henry January 29, 2015 at 1:08 pm

AMEN…!!!

Know your place January 29, 2015 at 1:14 pm

“And in reality, she is a total elitist herself.”

Indian society is HIGHLY stratified/elitist. So isn’t that distant from the society given her parents were raised there, so I would be surprised if that is the case.

Know your place January 29, 2015 at 1:14 pm

*She isn’t that distant

*I wouldn’t be surprised

euwe max January 30, 2015 at 5:21 am

John Birchers care.

Rocky January 29, 2015 at 11:24 am

What’s she’s vying for is to kick Tim Scott out of his job and become Senator. It’s a southern tradition – Longhorn Leghorn is a Governor, and then a stately Senator.

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Republican Follies January 29, 2015 at 3:22 pm

Scott will beat the Hell out of her,if she were to run against him.

She wont.

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Rocky January 29, 2015 at 8:17 pm

Who says she has to. She appointed him, she’s probably already got the dirt file open so he suddenly says “I’ve decided to retire and spend more time with my family.”

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Templeton the hag January 29, 2015 at 12:16 pm

I don’t care where Haley goes, just so long as it is outside of SC. Let some other group deal with all her bullshit!!!!

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Scooter January 29, 2015 at 10:29 pm

Haley will be in SC politics for a longtime. Get use to it.

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jimlewisowb January 29, 2015 at 12:17 pm

Nikki Haley is like a Long Neck Bottle of PBR

Empty from the neck up (I know, not original but I like it anyway)

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Buz Martin January 29, 2015 at 12:40 pm

Immunize the GOP and the USA against any possible inclusion of Nikki Haley on the top ticket, Will. Serialize the book. Give the damned thing away as an ebook, with a “teaser” for each new chapter posted to FITNews.

Do this. Don’t let her seduce the damned media and big cheeses of the national party again.

I say NIP IT!

NIP IT IN THE BUD!

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shifty henry January 29, 2015 at 1:07 pm

AMEN..!!

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guest January 29, 2015 at 1:31 pm

You agree with Barney ‘Boz’ Fife? :-)

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Bored With Ewe January 29, 2015 at 1:36 pm

We’re certainly not entertaining you say seriously. Now go back to your Muslin, ISIS, and gay sex commentary.

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shifty henry January 29, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Yes, but only when he unknowingly posts one of my ooopinions….

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guest January 29, 2015 at 9:16 pm

Love it!

euwe max January 30, 2015 at 5:20 am

shifty is one of the sane people here – you wouldn’t understand.

Republican Follies January 29, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Much ado about NOTHING,

I know you good Ol boys here at Fits don’t want to admit it(and save me your dumbass retorts about the glories of DIXIE)

Haley isn’t going to be on any national ticket because of that Confederate flag flying in front of the statehouse.

Even the Republicans ain’t gonna want to spend the campaign on that topic.

She my have national “aspirations,” but they are mere pipe dreams.

Her future political life will be confined to SC,unless a Republican wins the Presidency,then she might get some minor Cabinet post or head of some federal agency.

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Manray January 29, 2015 at 4:31 pm

She’s not going far on the national scene. As soon as national media and investigative journalists focused on Nikki, all her baggage would come to the fore. The tame media of SC has given her a pass for years.

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Keen Minds Know January 29, 2015 at 6:42 pm

Haley is a Zero. All of her on the job training still results in a douche bag loser. Sucks at running things. Would suck at being a Walmart store manager, too.

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Scooter January 29, 2015 at 10:34 pm

Loser, you predicted Haley;s demise prior to November. How did that work out? What happened to the little girl from Charleston?

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Bible Thumper January 30, 2015 at 7:24 am

Fools! All of you who dismiss Haley’s political future are fools.
Where are the political careers of those who opposed her. Tatters. That’s where they are. Tatters. Here’s the list:
Larry Koon
Will Folks
Larry Marchant
Andre Bauer
Gresham Barrett
Jake Knotts
John Rainey
Bobby Harrell
Vincent Sheheen
Tom Ervin

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Leonard Nonethebeast Fludd January 31, 2015 at 12:33 am

She already fucked up South Carolina…the Anti-Christ shall be a woman….#unexpected

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