“National Nikki” Not Thinking National? TWSS

SOUTH CAROLINA’S GOVERNOR INSISTS SHE’S STILL FOCUSED ON THE PRESENT || By FITSNEWS || South Carolina governor Nikki Haley‘s national star is on the rise in the aftermath of one of the most tumultuous months in Palmetto State history. But to hear her tell it, she’s not focused on that….


|| By FITSNEWS || South Carolina governor Nikki Haley‘s national star is on the rise in the aftermath of one of the most tumultuous months in Palmetto State history.

But to hear her tell it, she’s not focused on that.

A month ago today, the City of Charleston, S.C. was rocked by a horrific, racially motivated shooting at the historic Mother Emanuel AME Church.  The “Holy City Massacre” – perpetrated by 21-year-old white supremacist Dylann Storm Roof – killed nine black churchgoers in their house of worship.

The shooting also led to a caustic debate in the S.C. General Assembly over the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the S.C. State House.

The flag was taken down last week … but the effort to lower it caused a massive rift within Haley’s party.

Haley – a former flag supporter – angered many South Carolina GOP voters with her flip-flop on the flag, but there can be no denying the last four weeks has catapulted the 43-year-old back into the national limelight.

Where the reviews have been universally favorable for her …

Not only is Haley getting ridiculously good national press … she’s getting ridiculously good national (and local) press for how she’s handling the ridiculously good national press.

Take Haley’s interview last weekend on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” in which she told host Chuck Todd the extra attention on her political aspirations was “painful” for her to think about “because nine people died.”

Now The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier has an expansive spread addressing Haley’s national future.

As the daughter of Indian immigrants in a Republican Party still trying to shed its image as the party of old white men, Haley has been mentioned as a possible vice presidential pick before — but that talk will now get louder and more frequent.

What does Haley think of the chatter?

“It’s not something I can think about,” she told the paper. “I know everybody else wants to talk about it, but there’s still not an hour in the day when I’m not thinking about those nine people.  And so I have to get past that, and I don’t know when that’s going to be.  But right now my focus is on those nine people and how to honor them and how to make sure this means something — and not just temporarily.”

Do we believe Haley?  Is she really not looking national in the aftermath of this tragedy?

It’s hard to believe that, frankly.

Let’s not forget: This is a woman who sold her state down the river for a speaking slot at the 2012 “Republican” National Convention.

Here’s the question, though.  Whether Haley is looking national or not … do the vetting issues which existed before her big moment magically disappear?

In other words, does one well-managed (depending on your perspective) crisis negative the pile of pernicious problems a credible national opposition researcher is likely to dig up on Haley?

For example, does it erase the litany of ethics issues in her background?  Her utter lack of fiscal conservative bona fides? And yes … the sex scandals, too?

Guess we’re about to find out …

For the record, we agreed with Haley on the need to take the flag down.  Of course we didn’t have to wait for BMW, Boeing, Volvo and other corporations to tell us it was the right thing to do.

Still, at this point the national media seems about as likely to delve into Haley’s opportunistic flip-flop as it does to probe S.C. Rep. Jenny Horne‘s infamous “daughter of the Confederacy” claim.

Why not?  It doesn’t fit the narrative … 


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Now you know July 17, 2015 at 2:28 pm

See dummies, if you want to be taken seriously on a national level, you can’t be on the side of racists. Even Nikki knows that.

Democrat Party of Racism July 17, 2015 at 2:44 pm

Unless you’re a Democrat. Obama’s a racist. And look where it landed him.

Now you know July 17, 2015 at 2:50 pm

Oh GrandTango, it landed him in the WhiteHouse…twice…in overwhelming victories. Higher approval ratings than his republican predecessor. Do you just take facts, state the opposite and sit there like you’ve done something witty? And why no more GrandTango handle? If your just going to type the same dumb shit…

GrandTurdo July 17, 2015 at 2:56 pm

Because he skeer’d.

Now you know July 17, 2015 at 3:09 pm

What’s he scared of? Looking like a total moron? Way too late for that.
So why no more GT handle? You can even cuss me out in your reply…

James December 25, 2015 at 8:12 pm

You are either stupid..a liar..or a democrat.

James December 25, 2015 at 8:11 pm

You mean the ones who supports killing the Black baby in the womb?..

Quietus July 17, 2015 at 2:28 pm

Horrific, racially motivated shooting. Drink everyone.

Look it up July 17, 2015 at 2:42 pm


CNSYD July 17, 2015 at 4:03 pm

It’s back!

RogueElephant July 17, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Horrific, racially motivated shooting results in horrific politically motivated removal of symbol of Southern Heritage to further political future of SC governor. Now take a big drink.

lol July 17, 2015 at 5:20 pm

I want to hear more about how Scott Walker is the best choice for president. lol

GOP sweeping the country July 17, 2015 at 2:42 pm

Quoting the P&C as the definer of the GOP just makes you look like a fucking idiot.

A majority of the states have Republican leadership. The US House and Senate have moved to GOP majorities because of Obama’s and the Democrats’ failure. And the liberal-centric states are losing population and going bankrupt. Just look at the 2014 election results. Do some homework before posting, Dumbass.

Wrong again July 17, 2015 at 2:47 pm

Well, that is a complete load of lies. Look at Colorado and Missouri. Now look at their Republican lead neighbors. Do some homework before posting, Dumbfuck.

Kansas and Wisconsin July 17, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Help! We’re suffering! Don’t let the guys that screwed us screw you!

Bible Thumper July 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm

4.4% and 4.6% unemployment. Five elections in four years. The Democrats must really suck.

afmajret July 17, 2015 at 3:09 pm

Kansas has forever been a hot bed of Republican fervor and full blown craziness. The state that lead the way for the 18th Amendment, the state where Brown vs The board of education originated, and, of course, my all time favorite, the Westboro Baptist Church. Not a state to emulate.

Go to Kansas, GT July 17, 2015 at 3:31 pm

If you are GrandTango you would want to emulate that boring ass dump.

Bible Thumper July 17, 2015 at 4:13 pm

the state where Brown vs The board of education originated

South Carolina got cheated. The original of four combined cases was Briggs vs. Elliot in Summerton.

James December 25, 2015 at 8:09 pm

Are you evolving? Prove it

Carl July 17, 2015 at 3:07 pm

I moved to Colorado from SC. No comparison. You might want to rethink the whole ‘losing population’ thing. Hell, my new neighbors just came from Anderson. We both agree CO is way better than SC (unless you’re a beach person, I guess)

Speak D Truth July 17, 2015 at 7:59 pm

You know that road from Colorado did have a westbound lane right next to the eastbound one that brought you here.

Carl July 17, 2015 at 8:33 pm

Great, you have a grasp of how two-way roads work. Here, have a medicated cookie.

Speak D Truth July 17, 2015 at 8:36 pm

You said you preferred Colorado. I was just wondering why you were sticking around.

Reading Comprehension July 17, 2015 at 11:28 pm

Dude, please stop, you are threatening our IQ mantra of “Thank God for Mississippi.”

Speak D Truth July 17, 2015 at 11:35 pm

Carl said this, “We both agree CO is way better than SC (unless you’re a beach person, I guess).”
If he feels that way then he is free to return. Nothing about my statement threatens what you claim to be SC’s mantra.

James December 25, 2015 at 8:07 pm

Do you have choice in Colorado?

Bible Thumper July 18, 2015 at 11:18 am

Eight the 10 fastest growing states are governed by Republicans including SC which is 10. The two Democrat states and DC legalized marijuana.

James December 25, 2015 at 8:05 pm

SC thanks you…I do..Stay boy…Sit….um..commands a dog would learn..don’t worry..Coloradans will learn…

Speak D Truth July 17, 2015 at 7:58 pm

Unfortunately, As the people of Illinois and Michigan wake up and think for themselves they are leaving the decaying democratic ruled cities that they live in. That only leaves the mind numbed democrats a bigger majority in that state and shifts the electoral votes in those states to the democrats.

James December 25, 2015 at 8:02 pm


Sign 'O' the times July 17, 2015 at 2:44 pm

Nikki knows catering to racists will get you nowhere nationally. It’s a sign that the old white conservative is no longer a big enough voting block.

vicupstate July 17, 2015 at 3:11 pm

Tell that to Donald Trump

Sign 'O' the times July 17, 2015 at 3:28 pm

He’s leading a poll of elderly people who still answer their landlines and watch FoxNews. That describes my Mom and Dad and even they think he’s a sad joke. I’d gladly tell that asshole that.

James December 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Foxnews is bigger than all major news COMBINED!! Fool!

James December 25, 2015 at 7:59 pm

What about the young white fools of the Democrat party and the abortionist thugs that look like women but act like rats who eat their young in the name of PRO CHOICE? Think democrats…hell is real…

Bible Thumper July 17, 2015 at 2:46 pm

“Of course we didn’t have to wait for BMW, Boeing, Volvo and other corporations to tell us it was the right thing to do.”

Will Folk’s knows better than to say that. When you are changing your possition on an issue, you line up as much support as you can privately then pick the most opportune time to announce it with those supporters backing you up, but you are the lead.

Will knows from experience that Haley made the decision two or more days before her announcement and that she couldn’t of made a better choice of timing to make the announcement that would have given a greater chance of success. In his prior occupation, he knows decisions aren’t announced to the public immediately. What troubles me is not that Will is wrong, but that he knows it and is being dishonest.

CNSYD July 17, 2015 at 4:05 pm

Will is dishonest? Say it isn’t so!

No Spine July 17, 2015 at 8:18 pm

Nikki Haley: It’s OK to have the Confederate flag at the statehouse because not “a single CEO” has complained


apparently her “position” is that of “what does Boeing, BMW and Volvo want?”

Bible Thumper July 17, 2015 at 8:26 pm

Don’t you think a lot of people changed their minds after Emanuel AME?

The Buzzman July 17, 2015 at 2:58 pm

20-yard Penalty for TWSS Infraction.

TWSS must never be used unless what preceeds it is viable as a double entendre.

Quietus July 17, 2015 at 2:59 pm

That’s what – She

michelle July 17, 2015 at 3:12 pm

If the vetting process even takes place, which is doubtful, I wonder if the truth about the family business will come out.

shifty henry July 17, 2015 at 6:23 pm

Shifty asks: Were did the missing $ 50,000 from the bank loan to the temple for renovations disappear to?

vicupstate July 17, 2015 at 3:21 pm

The only scenario under which Haley would get picked for VP would be if Walker is the nominee and she had endorsed him. He could use a Southerner and having a woman and a minority would help. Although she doesn’t bring anything to anyone’s ticket that Gov. Susanna Martinez doesn’t bring. Plus Martinez is from a winnable but Blue state. Martinez is also a lot more popular in her home state. Besides the Hispanic vote is much larger and more important than the Indian-American vote.

A cabinet position is always a possibility, but hopefully Hillary snuffs out that option too.

James December 25, 2015 at 7:57 pm

Hillary is a liar…liar..liar..Oh did I say she was a pathological liar? Her husband was accused of many affairs…denied them..just like Hillary attacked his victims…um..Cosby syndrome? He also was accused of rape..now his rich pal and him are accused with others about young girls being abused..so..whats new with Democrats?? Celebrate democrats!!!..an abortion happened yesterday…proof of your evil ways of politicking and perverted thinking..

vicupstate December 29, 2015 at 4:03 pm

That post was 5 months ago. Get a life nut job.

tim July 17, 2015 at 3:47 pm

Will, two questions for you. 1- Did you have any regrets about the affair? 2-Is it true that she wanted to leave her husband for you?

Will Folks July 17, 2015 at 3:59 pm

1. What affair? 2. A serving member of the military is much more politically valuable than a small time blogger with a CDV conviction.

mamatiger92 July 17, 2015 at 4:56 pm

I knew a girl named Nikki, I guess you could say she was…

William July 17, 2015 at 5:13 pm

She is working, non-stop, on a ticket out of SC. I know Haley and her people and I watch with dismay as she shirks responsibilities here to make hay on the national stage.

It is an old story that never seems to change. Politicians ensuring their futures at the cost of the people they serve.

Speak D Truth July 17, 2015 at 7:52 pm

She needs to address problems in her own administration before they derail her attempts to go to DC.

JayJay July 17, 2015 at 6:10 pm

Republicans wont run her or Jeb they would risk losing the southern states over the flag. Trump/Carson 2016

Manray9 July 18, 2015 at 11:33 am

Bullshit! Her motives are transparent.

JayJay July 18, 2015 at 2:09 pm

She is an ISIS terrorist, her weapon is her mouth and pen against the majority of the citizens of SC.

Paula July 19, 2015 at 9:06 pm

Check this out Nikki Haley is playing this well had her cameraman and Leroy at the Capitol at the right time…..look into the history of Nikki’s man interesting read how he used this system in Florida..



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