GOVERNOR ENGAGES IN FACEBOOK SPAT OVER GAS TAX ISSUE …
|| By FITSNEWS || S.C. governor Nikki Haley is going after a former field staffer for U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham on Facebook … using her husband Michael Haley‘s profile.
Haley blistered the operative – Joe St. John – after he criticized her for calling out state lawmakers who voted in favor of a gas tax increase.
“Pretty much stinks that our Governor takes to Facebook attacking all the legislators that debated roads today and says that they all just cost us hundreds of millions of dollars,” St. John wrote. “Here’s the bottom line our Governor does not care what our roads look like it’s obvious, her legacy is about answering the phone with its great day to be a South Carolinian and wanting to be labeled the jobs governor.”
Wow … St. John went on to refer to Haley as “CHILDISH.” (Yes, all caps).
St. John worked on Graham’s 2014 reelection bid – and was then hired by Haley’s top political operative to do work in support of the “Republican” ticket during the 2014 general election.
Haley didn’t take kindly to the criticism ..
Using her husband’s Facebook profile, she defended her criticism of lawmakers.
“In a year when our state took in over $400 million+ in additional revenues, I’m sorry why you don’t understand why I don’t agree that the House raised taxes on every citizen in our state,” she wrote. “I do care what our roads look like bit (sic) I have worked very hard to bring us to the point of having one of the fastest groeing (sic) economies in the state so we DON’T raise taxes on our citizens. I stand by my stance that the House did an injustice to the citizens of South Carolina. Spending is easy. Smart decisions take work.”
We agree with Haley on this one … although she did precious little “work” on behalf of taxpayers during her first term in office.
We’re glad she’s found a little bit of religion on this issue, but it’s frankly far too little, too late.
She won The Governor’s Pagent twice! She can do what she wants!!
“Governor’s Pageant ” I must have missed the swimsuit part. Damn.
Probably better that you did…
Haley is the worst thing to happen to our state twice.
“Stand by your stance …”
If they make her Little Miss Bamberg retroactively, will she go away and leave us all alone?
Now that’s just mean.
I love it!
Does she not have a designated flunky to spell-check her posts when she uses hubby as a sockpuppet?
God bless that little girl.
How many economies are their in the state? Standing by her stance? She’s an ignorant buffoon. At least as First Goober she cannot refer to herself in the 3rd person.
She is smart. Her popularity has risen since she has taken on the General Assembly. She saved the state 1/2 billion in unnecessary debt and no one has even noticed the cuts of proposed spending increases. She stopped the General Assembly from having unrecorded votes AGAIN. You’re FOOLS if you don’t think SC can afford a tax cut to offset a gas tax increase. It would spur the economy.
So she suddenly got the “religion” of seriously cutting taxes, pork, etc. Just in time to position herself for a VP slot. How convenient.
I think she wants to be the next Secretary of Labor or head of the National Labor Relations Board (HaHa I’d love it!). She probably won’t get VP. Folks lies have probably nixed that.
I believe Will told the truth about their affair, but it has largely been ignored. As for the other stuff, her actual record speaks for itself. Rampant corruption, insider deals out the ass, cooked books, myriad failed agencies with her cronies at the helm, the port sellout to get a plum speaking gig at a convention, her childish rants against reporters and bloggers who dared to seriously question or criticize her, etc., etc., etc.
She’s a dedicated crony capitalist/corporatist, who believes in government manipulating the marketplace with tax incentives and such. She touts job growth that she takes credit for. But how many of those new employers have closed shop, or are about to? How many pay absolute shit wages to SC workers, and give all the good-paying jobs to people from out of state?
Now all of a sudden she is more along the lines of the conservative values she ran on to get elected (twice), after all these years of being so totally opposite of those values. It’s a sham, it’s a scam. That’s what she’s all about.
She’s in it for Nicky and Nicky’s family and cronies. Though, she will, of course, throw the cronies under the bus in a heartbeat if it’s politically expedient for her to do so.
She’s still good-looking, though. I’ll give her that.
You don’t look at the close up pictures or the side views. Looks like the wicked witch in the Wizard of Oz.
Every path leads back to the Path Of Oz…Bonnie Legion.
Buz, I believe he told the truth too. Someone you don’t get along with very much told me as much, just before hanging up on me.
I don’t care who screws who, as long as they can walk away and accept that.
I am not going to comment a lot on her record, because in some cases I agree with Gov. Haley – in others, I don’t.
The TEA Party that got her elected, will be the end of her career. That is opinion.
I’ve got a feeling I know who that was who hung up on you. Da bwah ain’t right. But he knows some stuff about all that.
Not sure what Da bwah is, unless you are getting me back for playing a prank on you a few nights ago. LOL.
“Da bwah”, in my opinion, has snakes in his head, but does know much dirt on many peeps in our state’s capital. Of that there can be no doubt.
Buz – think. Think back. The person I tried to protect, thought good, against all odds. We parted ways over this, but remained friends.
I hear you. But I believe I have addressed this, above. Or below, depending on how you order these comments. Check it out. We are cool, me an that guy. When I met him in person, I saw his essential goodness. But email me anyway. Talking this stuff all public like this is not the best way.
That guy, was not a guy. :)
Do you mean the Dragon Lady? Oh holy shit! Sorry, no can relent on that one.
Not asking you to relent. Not sure who you call Dragon Lady, but we are talking about who affirmed to me, that the affair happened. I am sure this same person has a game. Maybe even on this page?
Errbody on da page got a game, baby! LOL
Yep! Just some of us are not paid to express opinions. Some are individuals. Buz, you know damn well I am on no one’s payroll. I didn’t realize you were sweetheart!
I’m not. Was for a brief time, but never got anywhere near what I deserved. Got sick of it. Too much mean-spiritedness came out of me. Hated it. Bailed. Not resume material. Makes me sick to think about it.
I have NEVER been on payroll. I refuse to be on the doll. I am my own person with my own opinions.
Politics crossed my heart for a while, I hated disputes. Remember I closed the forum. For what? Because someone made me feel bad? Please. I should have been bigger than the pettiness of all of it. But, I was running out of time, have family priorities, and was sick of the games.
I saw people for who they were. I didn’t really like it – at all. It was nasty, hateful, viscous, cruel and any other mean adjective I might add. I quit. I comment here sometimes, but this is it.
Interesting enough, I found a place people hate me, but I love it….lol
They hate you here? Haven’t seen that.
I’m figuring the only reason nobody has said “Get a room!” to us is that they are not even reading our conversations.
Or afraid what I “might” say?
Maybe. Just so you know, I have no illusions about any of that. Just wistful thoughts. And ain’t nuttin wrong with that.
Find my email. Would love to talk more. We have so much in common it’s scary, but a good kinda scary.
gnite my friend. ttyl
I don’t know how to find it, but i’ll ask around :)
See if you can contact KF. I’ll make sure he has it to give you. Goodnight, fine lady.
btw, I have no idea in this world how She Who Must Not Be Named would know the real deal on Sic and Nikki, but she creeps me out pretty bad anyway, so I don’t want to dwell too much on that.
Hmmm….then we are talking different people. You are thinking one side. The side you took up for. I am looking at the other. You know damn it. Think.
You talking about one of my distant cousins involved in politics down here? That should narrow it down to only several dozen. ;)
The opposition….that would narrow it down even more.
Who wanted her out of office?
If it is the particular distant cousin I’m thinking of, She Who Must Not Be Named wanted her out of office, along with a bunch of other people.
You know who I am talking about. All the gerrymandering BS.
’nuff said. Sleep well Buz, you are one of the only people as nuts as I am ….lol. Would like to keep you around.
South of here, maybe? Another head of a county GOP?
TP – you know. You have bitched for years about it. I gathered. I am not TP material. I was used. I recognize I allowed that to happen, out of ignorance – or was it?
Well, then we must be talking about the same damned person. I had been used by her before you. btw, her name, apparently, is not her real name. The history she conveyed to me was not her real history, either, as far as I know. Look for her in the Trump video. Sure as shit, right there, looking like she brought him here. Total manipulator. Scary human being.
Her name, may not be her name, but I talked to her on the phone. I think it is.
Got that info from a state legislator who was trying to find out who she really is and what she’s all about. He came up with nothing. Maybe she is a product of MKULTRA. Call Coast To Coast! lol
SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE!
Damn I do need your email. lol. B/c I was really used. So was a friend of mine. I’d like to think his was innocence. I spoke with him in FB msg for at least a year before i realized she was reading the msgs. If she is a fake – wow! I am REALLY that gullible.
I have no idea what she’s really all about. She keeps trying to friend me on LinkedIn, etc. No fucking way. Yes, we need to talk.
agree – I’ll talk to my friend who can talk to you and hopefully we can connect. lololol.
Will needs to pay us for running up the comment count on this thread. Yeah, talk to him, I’ll make sure he’s got it.
can you remember my full name? If so, type that @ gmail.com
You mean with a middle name? No. I don’t remember.
Well that’s who the hell I was talking about. See my comment below, btw, about contacting KF. NOW, gnite fer reals.
I’ll have to take a look – GN for real ;)
Sorry, just had to say it.
Goodnight Darling :)
Dang. What are you typing, the Great American Novel?
Was this somebody up your way or down here?
Your way asshats …lol j/k. You bitched about it for years. We argued, you took one side, I straddled the fence trying to figure out the game. In the end, you likely think we disagreed, but we didn’t. I quit.
OK. Got it.
She Who Must Not Be Named.
Thank gawd – thought I was going to have to pour out my entire short lived political ideas….lol
Buz, remember our group? You were admin of a group I created. Think.
Oh, I figured that part of it out like a week ago.
You are still missing a key piece that I keep trying to tell you. We fell out over two people. One of those told me the truth about affair. Think.
Oh shit. Just saw this one. How about no?
gnite gnite gnite
Sleep well, it might make sense another time. :)
It just hit me. The OTHER Dan. Total fucking asshole. Gotta be who you mean. btw, contacted our mutual friend. Now you gotta find him. Sweet dreams.
Sweet Dreams, but not Dan. Damn – it is so in front of your face. If I said more – I’d have to spell it out. GN friend.
OK. It’s the next day. As the Brits say, I think I’ve got this sussed out. The dude is someone you despised, with whom I was friendly. You had been friends with him, but he cut your throat. Something like that. Had a blog. Have not communicated with him in well over a year. And yeah, he would likely know the truth about “the affair.” The woman, from down here — well, I think we both know I’ve figure that one out. Yeah, she’s the one you “thought good.” WRRRRRONG!!!!! Not good at all. Hideously evil.
ROTFLMAO – this just keeps getting more and more confusing. There really isn’t anyone I can of that I despise. I still like the person I was friends with, I just don’t care to communicate on FB with said person, or anyone for that matter. I don’t have FB now.
Ok, you may have figured out the woman now….LOL.
btw, I’m kind of sorry that I defamed the actual “Dragon Lady”, a villain character in the comic strip “Terry and the Pirates” by Milton Caniff. She was highly attractive.
How long since you disabled your FB account? You may still be able to start it up again, just long enough to send me a message, then disable it once more.
I “think” I sent you a message. Your profile is different and different name, so not sure it is you. But I sent a message to someone….LOL
Nope. Please try again. I have “Buz” as a middle name, since FB won’t let me put it in quotes, in the main account name. I no longer use “Boz”, though I still have an email account with that in it. Avatar on FB is me with my daughter and granddaugher.
Herman “Buz” Martin
That is the one I sent a msg to…LOL. About 2 hours ago :)
It didn’t post, on my end. Please try again. Try sending me a friend request first. My setting say you don’t have to to message me and have it go through, but do that, just in case. btw, if you don’t want anyone to post to you on your timeline while you have the account open again, there’s a setting for that. Just set it so only you can post.
sent request. My profile is empty – its a shell account. No friends or pics. My other was deleted a long time ago.
Didn’t get it. But I may have found your profile. Not much on it at all. Except an indication that you went to Texas in the last year or so.
That can’t be mine, I just opened it today…LOL I haven’t been to TX this year
OK. This is important to me, I want you to know, that I’m missing my nap to get it solved. Look for my seldom-used “fan page”, with the same name and avatar as you see here. LIke the page (you can unlike it later), and message me on that page. Just give me your email addy. I’ll delete the message. Then blow up my computer. No, wait …
I don’t have your email, so I can’t email you. You know who I am, but we never exchanged emails.
I know. Already checked that out.
Prank? You played a prank? Flat missed it.
LOLOL….I “think” it was mand? A making up my own words to counter stuff like this. I have no idea what Da Bwah is?
Maybe I am just a damn Yankee implant who don’t know nothin’ ;)
“Da bwah” is somewhat of an ebonics phrase, lifted from Richard Prior. But “da bwah” I’m talking about is not black.
I love Richard Pryor – he was hilarious!!!! I have an uncle, who love him, I swear if his skin color was the same they would be twins. Pryor was too funny!
Piece it together. Gawd….mmmm…..Dan. You know.
Oh. I was talking about someone in Columbia. As for that fellow, we get along fine now. He’s really a very nice guy, if you don’t mess with his family. I can relate. We’re friends on FB now, etc. But how the hell would he know? Hmmm. email me. Should not be too hard to get the addy, I’m not gonna post it here.
Folks stuff has nothing to do with why Nikki is not even under consideration for the VP slot.
You SC Republicans just don’t want to admit that as long is you support flying that silly Confederate flag in front of the Capitol that’s not going to happen.
No Presidential candidate is going to want to spend the campaign explaining that corny “heritage” BS?
Secondarily,She’s dumb as Hell to boot!
She’s not dumb in the least. But that’s another discussion entirely. You’re right about the flag. Even the tea party crowd who are not from here don’t get it. So that, and that alone, is enough to get her shot down.
I didn’t suggest that whatever she had with Will (and others, most likely) had anything to do with her not having a chance. The national media has always brushed that off, figuring it’s unprovable, so why bother with it. The political class all have scandals of their own in their own states to deal with.
Her many failures, lies and corrupt manipulations, though — they will count against her.
I don’t necessarily agree her many failures, but as for the rest….I did click like.
The dumb are those who think she is unblemished, without a game, who see her pure as driven snow. I agree with her sometimes, but she is just a human with flaws.
National Media is concerned about viewers and that is all. I stopped watching it, except to read news.
I honestly could care less about her personal life IF she did a great job as Governor. I think she has done better than most would or could. The ones that could, well they never step into the limelight, because they don’t require the drama. She’s brave – I applaud her.
Which begs the question
If will folks had relations with the governor of South carolina
Where are the text messages
What about some photos
What about a perfume scented napkin
I’m not saying she isn’t a hoochie mama – she obviously is-
But I have mementos of every relationship with a woman I have ever been with.
Folks?!? Don’t you have a voice mail or any evidence ?
I do believe you & have heard numerous naught nikki nimrata tales- but. But. Don’t you have one item to prove you were in her company!??
btw, I hear you on the “heritage” thing. It’s not even her heritage. It’s mine for better for for worse, but certainly not hers. She probably doesn’t think much of it, but is not about to make waves over it. She’s too phony to ever do anything courageous like that. In my opinion.
She is not going to be VP, can’t imagine that. Hell, Jan Brewer is better positioned.
Speaking of Religion, have you seen what NC has recently proposed? They are a Christian state LMAO.