GOVERNOR TELLING LEGISLATORS REFORM MOVEMENT IS WITH HER … WHEN IT’S NOT
|| By FITSNEWS || For the second time in as many years, S.C. governor Nikki Haley is in hot water over her political management of ethics reform … which to be honest is something she shouldn’t even be addressing in the first place given her history on the issue.
But Haley – looking to continue her political rehabilitation – is dodging the lightning strikes and pressuring lawmakers to get on board with totally worthless legislation. Which is exactly what she did last year.
And once again, the governor’s support for this totally worthless legislation is creating some serious political headaches for her …
Last year, Haley threatened a national gun rights group which opposed her so-called “ethics reform” legislation. This group, the National Association of Gun Rights, argued it would have muzzled their political speech (which it would have done) – and so its leaders joined several statewide reform organizations in opposing it.
This year’s legislation? It includes the same muzzle … and as a result is receiving similar opposition.
However, Haley has told multiple fence-sitting state lawmakers that “all the reform groups” are with her this time. In fact she has specifically mentioned by name several national and statewide organizations which she says are supporting her proposals … when in reality they are all in opposition.
According to our sources, things reached a boiling point this week when state lawmakers started calling around to verify Haley’s claims.
“What (Haley) said sounded strange so I made some calls – and no one backed her up,” one State Senator told FITS.
Not only that, reform leaders did not take kindly to Haley misrepresenting their position.
“Livid,” is how one lawmaker described a conversation with a national advocacy group leader.
Meanwhile one state reformer – Talbert Black of the S.C. Campaign for Liberty – was said to be especially miffed by Haley’s latest fabrication of the truth.
“He was indignant,” a lawmaker who spoke with Black told FITS. “Very, very upset.”
Black’s group has made no bones of its opposition to Haley’s “ethics” bill. In fact it has publicly called on State Senators to “oppose any move to reconsider” the legislation – which it calls an “unethical” proposal.
We agree …
The “ethics reform” Haley is pushing does nothing to solve the fundamental problem of state lawmakers policing themselves. It does nothing to close loopholes on campaign spending. And it does nothing to strengthen penalties for lawmakers who break the law.
Worse still, it creates a chilling effect on political speech by regulating certain types of issues advertisements.
This part of the “ethics reform” bill is a sop to powerful S.C. Senator Larry Martin, who was criticized during the 2012 election cycle by such ads – and is looking to silence any similar opposition moving forward.
This is South Carolina politics, since when are facts relevant?
Since when do facts matter on any level of politics?
So what’s new? Haley is a pathological liar!
How many more must she tell and get caught in, before you fail to be surprised?
Just another confirmation of what and who she is!
Get over i! She kicked your fucking ‘life-long liberal Democrat’ asses AGAIN!!!
pogo, you need to teach your playmate GT how to cuss right. He is stil doing that %#!! shit, like he thinks he’s in a comic book and that kind of censorship is still imposed by the Comics Code Authority (which no longer exists). Hmmm … come to think of it, both of you guys may well be living in your own comic books, in your heads, starring each of you. But yours are uncensored, cussword-wise. Help GT to really, really cuss good and proper. It will make your orgasms together so much more fun.
Was it Mark Twain who opposed women swearing because “they know the words, but they don’t know the music”..??
Who is GT? Where is his pathetic blogsite? Or has it been taken down? What freaking candidates did he get elected? We may want to inform all the above how to properly curse.
Yeah, just like the beauty pageant disqualification…which didn’t happen.
Ethics reform is about like the Roads crisis Bull-S#!t…it’s created by the media and the Democrat Party…so minions like FITS will go out and try to use it to attack the enemies of the left…
This state needs attention to try to keep its economy from collapsing because of the Obama-depression….I don’t give a S#!t about ethics reform. The current rules have already taken down a House Leader and Lt. Gov.
Let’s just get through the ending of Obama’s last miserable term…and maybe we can fix the mess he, and the Democrats, have made..
Nothing else matters…Ethics reform is a ruse issue perpetuated by liberals to handcuff people trying to clean up their disaster…
Obama could not organize a one car funeral. He makes Jimmy Carter
look like a genius.
Who created nearly as many jobs in his economy as Bill Clinton. I think you better refine your definition of geniuse.
Thank god for that. A Trillion dollar war against the wrong country could be worse.
Every day in America 16,500 people get a job. That’s right, every day in America enough people to fill a good sized town, gets a job. That’s how bad the Obama depression is. Let’s compare that to say Q4 2008 under Mr. Bush – Tango’s hero. Everyday in those last three months 25,000 peple LOST a job. And in the 9 months prior to that – every day 7,000 people loss their jobs, while paying $4.25 a gallon for gasoline, $4.89 for a gallon of milk, $2.89 for a dozen eggs. Everyone across America is afraid your party will win and try and Fix the mess. Under Republican control – 2001 through 2008 – on average, 1,000 people got a job every business day. Under Obama, through December 2014, that figure was 4,000 a day (and that includes the mess he was handed in 2009). With the run rate we have for this year, at the end of 2015, it will average out over Obama’s 7 years, 5,400 people got a job every business day. So I don’t care what you say. Apples to apples, Bush and the GOP nearly destroyed this country. Under Obama, we’re now getting back to Clinton years of growth. You and your party nearly destroyed this nation – and it’s time you admit it. The fact is this – every year for the past 6 years the US economy has added more jobs, than in the entire Bush presidency. So suck eggs. Carter did a better job than that.
grandtango should thank them, they will pay the taxes that fund the government programs keeping him afloat
Ha! Ha! The SC Democratic Party has created something? WHEN?
WMD’s everyone knows that.
OMG Talbert Black and his little band of misfits are upset. Who the hell cares. They are always upset about something. He and his merry band just want to harass people without any repercussions.
Have you ever met Talbert Black?
Another post about lying Cockroaches – how enlightening and now boring
I did my own research on this and found that ol’ Will is lying, again.
Willie’s being pimped by Harrell cronies who are pissed at Haley. Everyone in the state house knows who’s paying Will and who that guys bag man is.
Care to share some of that research? Will being pimped by Harrell cronies sounds suspiciously wrong.
In what way do Talbert Black’s organization and your other nameless groups qualify as “reform groups?” What has Black’s group and any others like his done other than complain loudly when confronted with the danger that they might be required to publicly disclose donor identities when (and only when) they promote or attack specific candidates, essentially serving as part of a politician’s campaign? Just how committed to reform are these groups and their donors, if they can’t even be named? These groups like to claim fidelity to the founding fathers of our country. Clearly they don’t have much use fo John Hancock, who wrote his name very large so the British couldn’t miss it. I suspect that Hancock wouldn’t have had much use for them.
Talbert Black is a software engineer who donates his time in an effort to expose and clean up some of the corruption. While I may not agree with him on all topics, I do admire him as a man who stands for what he believes in. Campaign for Liberty is a much larger organization than Talbert Black, subscribe and you will see whow leads that organization. I will say, the organization itself is relentless in sending out repetive email blasts asking for donations for various causes, one you mentioned above. However, if one needs a list of their donors, then every PAC, TP or any other political entity should be subject to the same.
As for the lengthy emails they send, audit the fed and so on, I mostly ignore. How/why should private banks be audited? Initially I was under the impression the government somehow mysteriously owned these banks. They do not.
I might add, Talbert Black was “one” of the first few that started pointing out the discrepancies in former Speaker Harrell’s campaign funds. They don’t just complain.
Just like it was in the days of Saddam and Gamorah, with some people with their brains in their britches and empty space between their ears, if the Nooki’s good, the lies are believable.