SC GOVERNOR’S 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ENDORSEMENT WILL MATTER …
|| By FITSNEWS || S.C. governor Nikki Haley‘s national aspirations appear to be on the wane … and her first term as governor of the Palmetto State was (let’s face it) an unmitigated disaster.
Five cabinet resignations due to scandal? Yup.
Fortunately for Haley, she had an “R” behind her name … and “minority female” status. And so her “Republican” colleagues let her evade accountability for her most egregious ethical violations. Meanwhile an intellectually incurious, reflexively regurgitative mainstream media dutifully publicized Haley’s numerous taxpayer-subsidized “economic development” ribbon cuttings … while at the same time largely ignoring the fundamental weakness of the state’s economy.
Add it all up and Haley breezed to reelection …
But this article isn’t about bashing Haley (as our website is wont to do), it’s an honest assessment of her potential impact on the 2016 “Republican” presidential primary process.
In 2012, FITS readers will recall Haley’s endorsement of status quo frontrunner Mitt Romney did not help the eventual GOP nominee … in fact, it hurt him in South Carolina. Of course Haley’s approval ratings were in the toilet at the time.
Since then Haley has gradually rebuilt her base of support, though … and whether she deserves it or not, she’s more popular in the Palmetto State than ever before.
According to the latest results of The Winthrop Poll – which has been gauging public opinion in South Carolina since 2006 – 56.2 percent of registered voters approve of the job Haley is doing, including a whopping 78.4 percent of “Republicans.”
Those are Haley’s best numbers ever …
Compared to her December 2011 nadir, she’s up 21.6 percent among registered voters and 25.9 percent among GOP voters.
In other words Haley’s presidential endorsement – which was pretty much kryptonite four years ago – now has real value to prospective presidential candidates. Also with Romney opting against a 2016 presidential bid, Haley is now free to play the field.
(Insert humorous double entendre reference …)
Obviously this website recoils at the thought of saying anything which accrues to the benefit of Haley – a fiscally liberal, fundamentally dishonest, habitually hypocritical and relentlessly self-serving politician – but numbers don’t lie.
Barring any unforeseen scandal, Haley’s endorsement in the 2016 presidential primary will be extremely valuable …
Haley benefits from Dumb@$$#$ like FITS, who HATE just for the sake of HATE…(and the fact they don’t have the power they covet)…
If you would concentrate on her REAL deficiencies, instead of your manufactured Liberal-tarian Kook-Based attacks…you may be able to dent her…
As it is, she does nothing but Kick your @$$, daily…to make you look like a flailing fool….
Right on Love Muffin. You so full of love you make my Priest look like Hitler.
It’s a great day in South Carolina
State unemployment data for December from the BLS has been updated to reflect new Census estimates. The unemployment rate dropped from 6.5% to 6.4%. The employment rate improved 0.1% to 54.7%. The number of South Carolinians who are unemployed was revised downwards by ~2000.
No matter what the Democrats claim – or use to attack Republicans – JOBS, in this MISERABLE Obam-economy, are the end-all, be-all…
The employment numbers are modest for SC…but at least some growth is not HORRIBLE…which is the trademark of the Obama Administration for 6-plus years…
Not being Obama (or a complete failure as he is) is a GREAT political achievement in this six years of some the ABSOLUTE WORST leadership America has ever had to suffer….
Not being someone other than who one is — that you count as a great achievement. That figures. After all, you managed to get blog traffic way up there in the low tens, by not being anyone anybody gaves a shit about other than as a rhetorical piñata on these comment threads.
LMAO…Tired of me kicking your @$$…using your own words…so you resort to the “Bloggist” Crutch of a attack…
I BET you in the 5 months I ran that Blog…I had more traffic – by FAR – than FITS had back in 2005, or whenever it was…he began his blog…
And I BET you RIGHT now if you started a political Blog, you could not equal the amount of traffic I attracted…
Want to take that bet???
As a life-long liberal Democrat …
Boz Martin in his own words….
Thanks…What gets me; these people blatantly lie, again and again…and expect no one sees, or remembers what they said…
Denying WHO and WHAT they are is their most constant trait…
Yep.However Boz has changed since those famous word were posted a few years ago.
Proof of that is supporting and endorsing Green Peace marxist Gloria Tinabu since then. Doesn’t matter that Tinabu is to the LEFT of Obama. Boz has seen the light! :-)
LMAO…Yeah..he is much like FITS…they live under the credo (in their Speedo) that you abide by what they tell you at a particular minute…not what they said the day before…
Nor do their actions mean anything…Do as they SAY…not as they do…
And they think no one knows who, and what, they are…
Shhh, this stuff messes up the narrative in Will’s love-hate relationship with
Trikki, um Nikki…
I’m not sure what’s weirder, his bromances or his “jilted (imaginary) lover infatuation” with Nikki
An oldy but a goody from ARS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIc8krqspIc
If he and Nikki never had anything going, she would have released her emails. One would think. But by not doing so, she managed to appear “above it all.” She also managed to appeal to “political correctness” by constantly prattling on about her “double minority” status. The MSM, especially on the national stage, ate it up. They tempered their criticisms of her, due to her playing the “slut-shamed” victim of horrible xenophobe crackers.
I do find her quite attractive, though that means nothing. I also think that anyone who believes she is stupid is basically brain-dead. She’s a genius at self-promotion and manipulation of her own image — as well as “House of Cards” style politics.
A true daughter of South Carolina, in other words. A figure of historical stature, right up there with Ben “Pitchfork” Tillman. Fitting for one of the world’s most famous Clemson grads, no?
You know, I’ve been thinking about that whole “double minority” thing.
True, she is the American born daughter of Indian immigrants but that hardly makes her Indian. She was born in Bamberg, South Carolina for God’s sake (or Mul Mantar’s sake if you’re a Sikh)
And the female thing – last time I looked, the balance of genders for those residing in the US who understand that having been born with a penis make you a male and having been born with a vagina makes you a female was something like 0.97 males to females. In other words, women, are not a minority, why do they continue to get special treatment (other than the obvious “I’d like to get laid tonight” considerations)?
(Hermaphrodites – you’re on your own)
Not too tough to be successful catering to the right wing in South Carolina.
“…. A figure of historical stature, right up there (or down there?) with Ben “Pitchfork” Tillman….”
buz, buz, buz – really, Tillman
If Tillman had had a pussy he would have been President, if Haley had a dick – well on second thought a Gypsy Queen as President doesn’t sound that bad
One of the most astute political observations ever made, “If Tillman had had a pussy he would have been President”
Of course, I’ve been drinking since the sun came up…
Just imagine what Tillman might have become if he was Black.
A black Tillman would have definitely been President.
Haley’s emails could only prove guilt. You can’t prove a negative (innocence). So why release them?
Doesn’t matter to Boz.In my opinion If he hasn’t falsely accused you of murder,drunk driving,domestic abuse,affairs,campaign fraud etc… you are a nobody. Haley should consider his latest bizzaro, conspiratorial allegation in regards to her emails as a badge of honor.
Shhh, this stuff messes up the GOP Narrative of the economy is not improving. SC is still below national averages in health, wealth, and education after almost two decades of Republican rule. No end in sight.
Thank god for Mississippi.
Scientists really need to study Mississippi, maybe Darwin was wrong.
Watch the movie “Idiocracy”.
First off I didn’t know she was in rehab. But anyway, for that angle, in the picture – she actually looks sort of hot – in a MILFy sort of way.
You probably like DILFies (as in Dogs)…BILFies (as in Boys) and HITWILFies…as in Holes in the Wall)…too…
It’s really not a compliment to the subject being ogled when the ogler is such a lecherous and filthy liberal cretin….who would take anything that cannot successfully fight him off…LMAO…
Where is the love, BG?
Where is the love?
Boys You’d Like to Fuck? Have a seat over there GrandTango.
Notice how she’s learned to dress from Nancy Pelosi? You know it’s getting you ginned up. Admit it?
“she actually looks sort of hot” —- That depends on the photos, about like the incident while at Clemson that didn’t work out for her.
Le Tits Now Alex, for $400.
Nikki, thanks for the tip on how to cover up those pesky secret emails!