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Nikki Haley Is Now A Tea Party Expert Again

NATIONAL RECALIBRATION IN THE WORKS? The last time Nikki Haley made us this dizzy … you know what, never mind. South Carolina’s governor – who has done multiple ideological 180s since getting elected in 2010 – has emerged during the current presidential election as one of the “Republican” party’s establishment top…

NATIONAL RECALIBRATION IN THE WORKS?

The last time Nikki Haley made us this dizzy … you know what, never mind.

South Carolina’s governor – who has done multiple ideological 180s since getting elected in 2010 – has emerged during the current presidential election as one of the “Republican” party’s establishment top establishment counterpunchers.

Curious, then, that the liberal national media still wants to portray her as coming from the right flank of the increasingly left-leaning GOP.

(Seriously … did they forget she endorsed Mitt Romney?)

Anyway, according to a story in this week’s editions of The Washington Post – which loves to move the nation’s political spectrum to the left – the fiscally liberal Haley remains a go-to-gal for all things Tea Party.

In discussing the staying power of unconventional GOP presidential frontrunners Donald Trump and Ben Carson, Haley was introduced by Post reporters Philip Rucker and Robert Costa as “an outsider who rode the tea party wave into office five years ago.”

She then launched into a spleen-venting against the very establishment “Republicans” in Washington, D.C. whose crony capitalist policies she has embraced.

“You have a lot of people who were told that if we got a majority in the House and a majority in the Senate, then life was gonna be great,” Haley told the reporters. “What you’re seeing is that people are angry. Where’s the change? Why aren’t there bills on the president’s desk every day for him to veto? They’re saying, ‘Look, what you said would happen didn’t happen, so we’re going to go with anyone who hasn’t been elected.’?”

That’s an accurate diagnosis … we’re just amazed Haley wasn’t struck by lightning when she offered it.

Of course she hasn’t been struck by lightning yet … 

We wonder: Is Haley finally coming to grips with the reality that the national establishment frontrunners she’s been cheerleading for are kaput this election cycle?

And if so … where does that leave her and that coveted “First in the South” presidential endorsement she’s keeping in her back pocket?

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102 comments

The Buzzman November 13, 2015 at 8:57 am

” has done multiple ideological 180s’

Pix or it never happened.

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The Buzzman November 13, 2015 at 8:59 am

Alternative comment:

She’s a spinner alright, but not the good kind.

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The Buzzman November 13, 2015 at 8:59 am

Mo bettah.

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shifty henry November 13, 2015 at 9:12 am

A woman was pregnant with triplets and they were inside of her talking amongst each other. The first one said, “When I get out of here and grow up, I want to be a cave
explorer because I want to know why it’s so dark in here.” The second one said, “When I get out of here and grow up, I want to be an aqua diver because I want to know why it’s so wet in here.” “Well,” said the third one,”
when I get out of here and grow up, I want to be a private detective because I want to find out who that bald headed guy is that keeps coming in and out of here!”

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Rocky Verdad November 13, 2015 at 2:45 pm

Winner winner chicken dinner. And speakin’ of that, I gots a hankerin’ for some good ole’ southern friend chicken. But dang if Hardeeville is just too far to drive today if with that cheap gas I got. Call out to Gwen and Franny’s – awesome stuff.

shifty henry November 13, 2015 at 9:03 am

During the times of the alleged encounters, let’s admit to the truth — that they were only pumping each other for inside information.

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stumpknocker November 13, 2015 at 9:07 am

Why aren’t there bills on the president’s desk every day for him to veto?
because pissing into the wind ain’t no way to run a country.

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flip/TARevolution November 13, 2015 at 9:07 am

I’m just glad Trump compared Carson to a child molester in Iowa yesterday.
Now me and Ben have something else in common besides being documented liars

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stumpknocker November 13, 2015 at 9:08 am

he spoke last night and said you are pretty much stupid if you believe the belt buckle story.

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flip/TARevolution November 13, 2015 at 9:14 am

I AM stupid as hell, so……….

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stumpknocker November 13, 2015 at 9:18 am

have you two moved in together? have you two joined as men as you have joined your names, i bet you two are sitting there in your dirty whitie tighties playing footsies and changing the world through your posts on this blog.

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flip/TARevolution November 13, 2015 at 9:33 am

Pretty much….
We would get married, but we get more gov’t assistance being single.
Typical welfare queen trick….

flip November 13, 2015 at 9:59 am

I’ve been hacked again! Damn hackers won’t leave me alone! No, wait, Will is deleting my comments! Damn you Will! No, wait, I’m actually leaving because my lawyer advised me to. I hate to go! No, wait, I’m back to stalking Boz again! LMAO!!!!!!!!!!

Rocky Verdad November 13, 2015 at 12:24 pm

What’s the latest from Kenny’s attorney?

Hammerhead Sharky November 13, 2015 at 12:41 pm

You haven’t been served yet?

D.Fannin esq November 13, 2015 at 10:22 am

Can I have your address?Save us both some time and money.

stumpknocker November 13, 2015 at 10:39 am

you are just about as dumb as a box of rocks, everybody knows lawyers are all about wasting time and charging money, BLOW ME!

flip November 13, 2015 at 10:56 am

Really? Can I blow you?
My dream come true!!!

Rocky Verdad November 13, 2015 at 2:01 pm

Easy there big fella – it’s Friday.

dwb619 November 13, 2015 at 6:40 pm

Is he Catholic?

to: flip November 13, 2015 at 10:58 am

I don’t represent welfare cases or pedophiles.
Good luck in your future endeavors.

Sincerely,
D. Fannin, Esq.

Saul Goodman November 13, 2015 at 11:08 am

The nice thing about the internet is that anyone can impersonate a lawyer.

Superfly November 13, 2015 at 9:20 am

So FITS is saying that Tea Party inspired voters are dumb enough to believe someone telling them Obama was going to sign legislation passed by the Republican Congress that is in conflict with his goals and priorities? I’d love for BO to sign a repeal of BOcare, rollback of EPA regs gone wild and so on. I’ve never thought he would, however. We did elect enough Republicans to stop parts of his agenda, and that was victory. The GOP winning the White House is all that matters in 2016. Nominate the wrong person, and you’ll be looking at four more years of BO policies and then some.

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Anybody? November 13, 2015 at 9:43 am

Who is the right person to nominate?

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Best Republican President November 13, 2015 at 9:58 am

Barack Obama is closer to being a Republican than most Republicans are. His health care reform is basically Republican-proposed and Republican-implemented.

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What happened? November 13, 2015 at 10:05 am

Basically, ‘Republican’ means angry, white racist, to the public at large.
They are just fodder for comedy shows at this point.

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No Thanks! November 13, 2015 at 9:47 am

Looks like you nutters are going to be stuck with Trump at this trajectory.
All the Democrats have to run on is “Do you want things to go back to the way they were in 2008?” Because that’s all the Republicans are proposing at this point.

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TARevolution November 13, 2015 at 9:59 am

Well said. You are EXACTLY right.

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dwb619 November 13, 2015 at 6:41 pm

fluffer

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Supplying Laughs November 13, 2015 at 10:04 am

It’s hilarious how commenters go on about how awful Obama or Hillary are, yet can’t name any of the republicans they support. It’s always…..”Any of them” or silence………

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Superfly November 13, 2015 at 10:31 am

I’ll support any GOP nominee over Mz. Clinton. As with any Primary Election, some candidates stand a better chance of defeating her than others in the General Election. Are you so stupid as to not understand that concept?

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Supplying Laughs November 13, 2015 at 10:53 am

You think Trump, Carson or Cruz have any chance against Hillary?
Saying “Any of them” is stupid, when you claim “The GOP winning the White House is all that matters in 2016”. Those three stand no chance. So, if you are serious, give us a name or two who might actually stand a chance?

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Superfly November 13, 2015 at 11:04 am

What I said regarding a candidate is this: “Nominate the wrong person, and you’ll be looking at four more years of BO policies and then some.” I don’t know who the right candidate is, at this point. That is what campaigns are for. Based on what I’ve seen so far I do think Trump and Carson would lose in a General Election. I’ve never been a fan of Cruz, so I’m not sure if that clouds my judgement on his changes in Nov ’16, or not. I do know he’s extremely smart, and he likely has the intellectual capacity to transition his candidacy. If the election were held today, I’d not vote for either of those three. Of course the Primary in SC is not today, so I’m evaluating all the candidates and will know when I know. This is not a beauty contest, and who knows what will happen domestically or internationally that could turn this GOP Primary on its head. In politics, two weeks is a long time. I’m not voting for Hilliary I know that much, and as you’re a Democrat, I’m not much interested in what your evaluation of our candidates is.

Supplying Laughs November 13, 2015 at 11:37 am

So you can’t name a single candidate you’d support? There have been 4 debates. We all know what the individual GOP candidates stand for. Bush? Rubio? Those two may be your only two choices. Both will be destroyed in a debate with Hillary. Any of them will. The GOP has no accomplishments to run on. Returning to 2008 is hardly going to excite voters. I can see why you can’t name a candidate you’d support.

Superfly November 13, 2015 at 11:50 am

We have more debates coming, much more campaigning. I like our chances in Nov. 2016 with most of our candidates. I’m uninterested in Democrats advising me or the GOP how to determine our nominee. As dumb as you are, I understand why you’re all in for Mz. Clinton.

Supplying Laughs November 13, 2015 at 3:36 pm

Dumb? You can’t answer a simple question.
I bet you are uninterested in a Democrat educating you, but here we are…

Superfly November 13, 2015 at 4:05 pm

Sure, you’re so damn dumb you seriously think Republicans are open to your advice on whom we should nominate.

You should be far more concerned with what independent voters think. Latest polling data from Quinnipiac reports that 60% independent voters believe Mz. Clinton is “untrustworthy” and she’s doing poorly in several swing states.

You need to be more concerned with your flawed candidate, and not our Primary process.

Hammerhead Sharky November 13, 2015 at 11:25 am

Trump,Carson,Rubio and Cruz would all defeat Clinton.She can’t get over 47% and is even running behind in such BLUE states as Minnesota.

Obama destroyed the Democrat Party.

Supplying Laughs November 13, 2015 at 11:38 am

Speaking of supplying laughs….it’s that goof, flip.

Rocky Verdad November 13, 2015 at 11:58 am

You get any of that $1.93 gas?

Hammerhead Sharky November 13, 2015 at 12:05 pm

Got that notice of a 55% increase in my health insurance premium.

Rocky Verdad November 13, 2015 at 12:21 pm

Sucks to be you. Mine went down $400 a year. Man, what do you pay for milk, $9 a gallon. I pay $3.12.

Insurance November 13, 2015 at 12:23 pm

Mine went up but by so little the employer is covering it.

Of course we could switch to single payer and not have to worry about insurance companies ripping off more dollars from us.

Rocky Verdad November 13, 2015 at 12:24 pm

Hammerhead FLip Tango Crap Chucker is just lying. As usual.

flip November 13, 2015 at 12:32 pm

You mean I can say something other than lies? I never knew! LMAO!!!!!!

Hammerhead Sharky November 13, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Eventually, the Obama administration managed to get 23 co-ops in operation by the time of the October 2013 rollout of the Obamacare exchanges. Thanks to the risk corridor and reinsurance provisions within the ACA, those co-ops survived the first two full years of the program, albeit with the same premium pricing issues that other insurers experienced. However, the so-called “cromnibus” bill that resolved the FY2015 budget restricted HHS’ risk-corridor funding only to monies collected for that purpose, rather than through the agency’s budget or other revenue sources. And that is when the house of cards began to tumble.

Predictably, the financial model that critics warned would lead to a death spiral for insurers hit the co-ops first.

As it turns out, the non-profit co-op model for health insurance turns out to be unsustainable without government subsidies. More than half of the co-ops have been shut down this year, and nine of the 12 have shut down since October 1, either by HHS or by the states in which they operate. Over a billion dollars in loans and and backstop payments have been lost. The latest failure to be announced was in Michigan, where Consumers Mutual Insurance announced Tuesday that it would not sell insurance for 2016. The failure of these dozen co-ops has left nearly 750,000 consumers in the cold, looking for a plan from a traditional insurer at a higher price.

Hammerhead Sharky November 13, 2015 at 12:40 pm

Obamacare premium costs will soar 20.3 percent on average in 2016 instead of the 7.5 percent increase claimed by federal officials, according to an analysis by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The discrepancy is because the government excluded price data for three of the four Obamacare health insurance plans when the officials issued their recent forecast claiming enrollees would face only a 7.5 percent average rate increase in 2016.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2015/11/01/obamacare-premiums-to-soar-3-times-faster-than-feds-claim/#ixzz3rOVx4byB

Sic Semper Tyrannis November 13, 2015 at 11:44 am

You proved his point.

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Hammerhead Sharky November 13, 2015 at 11:48 am

That you are idiot? We established that long ago.Tell Nurse Ratched hi and up the meds!

Rocky Verdad November 13, 2015 at 11:57 am

SOrry I mssied you. I was out filling the tank with that $1.93 a gallon Obama gas. W)$#(RU*@)

Hammerhead Sharky November 13, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Nice.My health insurance went up 55% and I spent $125 on groceries and really got nothing.

Rocky Verdad November 13, 2015 at 12:20 pm

Must suck to be you. I just went through open enrollment again, got another $35 a month drop in my premiums, no change in coverages or deductibles, employer match in health spending account covers deductibles. Boy, you really suck at shopping or a good deal. Do me a favor, don’t help me buy a car.

Hammerhead Sharky November 13, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Nearly half of all ObamaCare co-ops have collapsed – more could fail by year’s end

Critics said that healthcare co-ops set up to dispense “free” medical care to the nation’s uninsured under ObamaCare would collapse and, so far, nearly half of them have – leaving millions of “insured” Americans with nowhere to go when accidents or illnesses strike.

The states that have seen their ObamaCare co-ops financially collapse include Utah, Kentucky, New York, Nevada, Louisiana, Oregon, Colorado, Tennessee, South Carolina and a co-op that served both Iowa and Nebraska.

The failures, which have come more quickly than even those who opposed to ObamaCare originally predicted, have proved one thing. Despite the way ObamaCare was rushed through Congress and signed into law by President Obama or the way low-income voters cast their ballots on Election Day, healthcare isn’t free.

And the bloodletting isn’t over.

Hammerhead Sharky November 13, 2015 at 12:36 pm

A key piece of the Obama administration’s plan to control the health insurance market is in a state of collapse. With it will go the philosophical underpinning of big government solutions to private-sector problems–and that will pose a core question for voters in the upcoming national elections.

Jack November 13, 2015 at 12:31 pm

You are on Medicaid you fool. You don’t pay anything for health insurance. You live on the backs of the taxpayer.

dwb619 November 13, 2015 at 6:43 pm

It’s $1.80 in North Augusta

Superfly November 13, 2015 at 11:49 am

No I didn’t. Or either you’re as stupid as he is.

Hammerhead Sharky November 13, 2015 at 11:51 am

He is.The nursing home cut out Bingo on Friday’s and he has to clean his room.

Sic Semper Tyrannis November 13, 2015 at 12:27 pm

Read your 1st sentence again, stupid.

shifty henry November 13, 2015 at 9:24 am

Who confesses to posting this item, which I saved on 3/14/15? I forgot to enter the posters name:
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“Damn, I need to impregnate someone. I fear the future of mankind depends on it. One needs to only step outside, outside anywhere, in this country and the dumbfuckery, will permeate your soul. This dumbfuckery leads to DNA damage and a likely diagnosis of apeshititis.”

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stumpknocker November 13, 2015 at 9:25 am

bill clinton?

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shifty henry November 13, 2015 at 9:28 am

No, it was posted here on Fitsnews. When I find something that I want to save I enter the date and the name of the poster/author/creator….

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stumpknocker November 13, 2015 at 9:30 am

ok, big brother, permanent records.

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shifty henry November 13, 2015 at 9:33 am

Nope, I just like to save interesting items for future use, in some way or another, for whatever purpose they may fit in. It could be a joke, original humor, or opinion.

stumpknocker November 13, 2015 at 9:44 am

kidding, i am morally handicapped but suffer no paranoia.

Rocky Verdad November 13, 2015 at 11:27 am

Tango. Tango. Tango.

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shifty henry November 13, 2015 at 11:41 am

This is way, way above the intellectual capacity of our pet punching bag, the GrandTurnip…..

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Hammerhead Sharky November 13, 2015 at 11:28 am

squishy or Bible Thumper?

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shifty henry November 13, 2015 at 11:40 am

I’m thinking more it may have been TBG or jimlewis — whoever wrote it will remember it…….

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Hammerhead Sharky November 13, 2015 at 11:53 am

jimlewis…YES,in my opinion…

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jimlewisowb November 13, 2015 at 9:39 am

Pathetic

No one wants her kiss of death endorsement – in fact no one wants her kiss at all knowing where her lips have been

Roll on Gypsy Queen Dooh Nibor, roll on dammit right into obscurity where you came from and don’t let the door hit your fat ass

Fuckin’ Coclroach

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shifty henry November 13, 2015 at 9:56 am

If the soul cannot snoop at the gigglesome cart
seeking surcease in gluggety-glug,
it is useless to say to the pulsating heart,
yankee-doodle ker-chuggety-chug.

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Former Haley Supporter November 13, 2015 at 12:34 pm

To HELL with HALEY! SHE is a PATHOLOGICAL LIAR and CHEAT with no core values! She flaps in the wind like a tattered flag!

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RepubliKLAN November 13, 2015 at 3:33 pm

Like that shitty flag she removed from the statehouse?

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Scooter November 13, 2015 at 8:32 pm

She can’t be trusted. Worse than Graham.

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TARevolution November 13, 2015 at 9:58 am

I agree that Haley is in w/ the Establishment…but so is FITS. You both represent what the American people are sick of…FITS is more repulsive to us, than Haley. But you both think you can play the middle, and no one notices…You’re both dangerous, as you tilt middle-left..

We’ve done it your way..and the Democrats have had total rule for 7 years…and they have been a total failure. The ONLY thing that has EVER worked well is CONSERVATISM. And we cannot afford to reject it this time. The country is on the brink of collapse, because of you.

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I Have The Solution November 13, 2015 at 10:01 am

Let’s give the Democrats another 8 years and let the GOP eat itself alive. That sounds like the best outcome for the middle class at this point.

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TARevolution November 13, 2015 at 10:30 am

That’s the ONLY chance you have. Why do you think FITS and the rest of the media is pushing that so fiercely?

But I think you are over-playing your hand, BIGTIME. And when you figure it out, Hillary will left in the septic tank of the Democrat Party where she belongs.

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Crystal Ball November 13, 2015 at 10:55 am

That’s what’s going to happen!
Are you psychic?!?

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I Have The Solution November 13, 2015 at 12:25 pm

No, but I can be for $19.95 for the first 30 minutes.

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shifty henry November 13, 2015 at 1:27 pm

A lonely frog, desperate for some form of company telephoned the Psychic Hotline to find out what his future holds. His Personal Psychic Advisor tells him, “You are going to meet a beautiful young girl who will want to
know everything about you.”

The frog is thrilled and says, “This is great! Where will I meet her, at work, at a party?”

“No” says the psychic, “next semester in a Biology class.”

It's 2015 November 13, 2015 at 3:38 pm

What does that mean?

nitrat November 13, 2015 at 11:21 am

…for the planet.

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Hammerhead Sharky November 13, 2015 at 11:26 am

….for perverts and ISIS

*fixed it for ya*

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Sic Semper Tyrannis November 13, 2015 at 12:18 pm

You have nailed it. I was even a republican for 40 years.

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Hammerhead Sharky November 13, 2015 at 10:11 am

Sad thing is Obama is not done with his mission of destroying this country.I am afraid fomenting racial unrest on campuses and in our communities is the direction he is going before the election in 2016.He needs anarchy to get the mob in the streets.

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TARevolution November 13, 2015 at 10:29 am

I don’t disagree. But if you read the comment sections of most Liberal Newspapers online, the number of people who are sick of all of the Democrat Party-Obama race-baiting far outnumber the reporters, and Liberals stirring up this crap. People get it.

The American people are slow, and forgiving. But we are not stupid. We built this nation…and we’re not going to give away to the ignorant, bigoted, lazy, coward and corrupt of the left.

I believe once Obama is gone, you’re going to see a DRASTIC change in the direction of this nation. I have that much faith in my fellow-American. The media is trying to make us think the evil and immoral are the majority. But they are nowhere near it.

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Jack November 13, 2015 at 12:27 pm

A new personality emerges. Talking to yourself again I see. Get a job. Stop talking to yourself. See a psychiatrist.

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We Are Legion November 13, 2015 at 12:31 pm

We are the collective of voices inside Flip’s head. Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated. You will service us. LMAO!!!

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Rocky Verdad November 13, 2015 at 2:43 pm

We have assumed control – Flip 2112.

staffer November 13, 2015 at 11:11 am

I think she will endorse Ben Carson and black Jesus. I mean Nikki and Ben are both people of color.

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No More Confederate Flag!!!!!! November 13, 2015 at 12:32 pm

Plus Haley took the flag down.

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nitrat November 13, 2015 at 11:20 am

Wasn’t her quote what a dozen other GOP politicians/pundits have said?

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Rocky Verdad November 13, 2015 at 12:19 pm

Expert and anything ain’t a combo that fits Haley.

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michelle November 13, 2015 at 3:18 pm

If I made 100K plus a year, I’d have something done about my complexion. And get a personal trainer to help with the weight.

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Bible Thumper November 13, 2015 at 3:22 pm

Let’s see a picture of you Michele. How are we to judge?

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Bible Thumper November 13, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Fitsnews lives in Bizarro World. The more he criticizes her the more her star rises.

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Sic Semper Tyrannis November 13, 2015 at 3:24 pm

If that’s true, she must be the brightest one.

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dwb619 November 13, 2015 at 6:45 pm

I wish I still had the link to the picture of NIMRATA speaking to a TEA Party rally on the capital steps well into her first term, think I counted 27 people.

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Roger November 14, 2015 at 10:16 pm

The only party Trikki Nikki cares about is the one with the most money to throw at her.

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SYNTwist November 15, 2015 at 8:36 pm

She is being advised, and her advisor is a winner if who I believe. Doesn’t matter if true, just matters if they win. The philosophy of most political consultants who are paid for a winning brand.

She could do it on her own, IMHO and be true to self.

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SYNTwist November 15, 2015 at 8:13 pm

I skimmed article – actually, I read he headline. Who cares if she is Tea Party again? As far as I am concerned, the Tea Party are the power grubbing and do not exist to perpetuate the original platform. Do they even remember what TEA stand for? Are they willing to toss their precious commodities in the Boston Harbor to avoid taxes? Or are they good guys turned opportunists? I’m thinking the latter.

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