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Nikki Haley’s Approval Ratings Remain Strong

SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR AMONG NATION’S MOST POPULAR STATE LEADERS S.C. governor Nikki Haley has transformed herself from a limited government champion to a crony capitalist “Republican,” from a fiscal conservative to a fiscal liberal and from a leader in the fight for transparency to one of the most opaque politicians in America…

SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR AMONG NATION’S MOST POPULAR STATE LEADERS

S.C. governor Nikki Haley has transformed herself from a limited government champion to a crony capitalist “Republican,” from a fiscal conservative to a fiscal liberal and from a leader in the fight for transparency to one of the most opaque politicians in America … but Palmetto State voters don’t seem to mind.

Haley is one of the most popular governors in America, according to the latest survey data from Public Policy Polling – a North Carolina-based Democratic firm.

Fifty-six percent of South Carolinians approve of Haley’s job performance, PPP found, compared to only 28 percent who disapprove.  Among “Republicans,” 71 percent approve of Haley’s performance compared to only 18 percent who disapprove – while independents support her by a 53-27 percent spread.

The big number in the poll?  Haley’s unheard of Democratic support.  Forty percent of Democratic voters in the Palmetto State approve of Haley’s job performance compared to 42 percent who disapprove.

“What really sets her apart from other governors across the country is that she’s at almost break even even with Democratic voters,” PPP’s pollsters noted.  “That’s a very unusual amount of cross over support these days.”

Indeed … Haley’s numbers among black voters are even better, with 45 percent approving of her job performance compared to only 30 percent who disapprove.

Hmmmm …

Wonder what caused that …

While Haley’s support remains exceedingly strong, only 25 percent of South Carolina voters want to see her on the “Republican” ticket in 2016 compared to 59 percent who don’t.

Of course that could be – and likely is – attributable to their desire for her to remain in office for the duration of her term.

After a disastrous first year in office that saw her approval ratings crater, Haley has managed to survive – and thrive – despite a spotty record of accomplishment, numerous high-profile scandals and repeated ideological betrayals.

Of course whatever we may think of her as a leader and as a human being (which is “not much” on either count) , it’s abundantly clear at this point that she’s a much better politician than we thought.

To the extent that’s a compliment ..

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94 comments

Nikki 2020 November 19, 2015 at 9:15 am

Getting rid of the stupid flag was a great move and the polls reflect that. See assholes, most people don’t feel like you do.

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pogo November 19, 2015 at 9:29 am

The polls reflect that SC is thankful that Haley didn’t allow the Democrat Party domestic terrorists to burn and loot the state like they did Ferguson and Baltimore.

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No Upset Black People November 19, 2015 at 9:32 am

We actually took down the racist flag and we actually charge asshole cops who shoot unarmed black men, so lo and behold the only people here complaining about shit are the SJWs at USC whining about the damn mascot.

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pogo November 19, 2015 at 9:34 am

She destroyed her vp aspirations by appeasing racist folks like Jackson,Sharpton and YOU!

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Racist Dumbass pogo November 19, 2015 at 9:34 am

A majority of South Carolinians supported removing the flags. The only racists that were pissed off by it were Dylann Roof and his supporters.

pogo November 19, 2015 at 9:36 am

I love Dylan! Wish I had his balls!

Nikki 2020 November 19, 2015 at 10:13 am

Thanks for all of your help.
Washington is going to make me rich!
Thanks to my reputation as the woman who slapped the shit out of a bunch of racist hillbillies!

Nikki 2020 November 19, 2015 at 9:35 am

You whine. All the time.
I’m sure she’ll miss SC while she’s in Washington.

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neighbor November 19, 2015 at 9:31 am

Is that you, Simran?

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erneba November 19, 2015 at 9:32 am

I agree that the way she handled the Charleston shooting/flag issue boosted her polls among many Democrats and some Republicans.
Most voters in SC don’t get down into the weeds of political issues like Fits and his readers. Most voters in SC stay in touch with high profile issues and ignore the day-to-day dealings of running a state government.

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Nikki 2020 November 19, 2015 at 9:34 am

That’s funny. You think trolling with a bunch of other trolls is “getting down into the weeds of political issues”. Only in SC!

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pogo November 19, 2015 at 9:36 am

Stick around.You may learn something.GT and I bat 1000% on all things political.

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GT November 19, 2015 at 9:37 am

You mean….-all things homosexual.

Playing For The Same Team November 19, 2015 at 9:51 am

All I know is that they definitely have their eyes on their balls.

Tazmaniac November 19, 2015 at 9:43 am

Almost 30 comments and your the only “real” poster. The rest of the dozen or so user names are two faggot trolls who want to play like they hate each other when the real issue is which one is going to pitch and which will receive. Don’t see how Folks allows them to destroy his site.

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Nikki 2020 November 19, 2015 at 9:47 am

Call him pussy.

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idcydm November 19, 2015 at 9:58 am

It’s all about the number of clicks.

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Sucker November 19, 2015 at 10:04 am

A handful of trolls provide most of the clicks, so we are Will bread and butter, homophobic prick. Thanks for playing!

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CorruptionInColumbia November 19, 2015 at 10:07 am

LOL!
Why else would you come here, idiot?
You’re just another lonely dipshit that comes to a political blog for companionship from other lonely old farts. Get real, dumbass!

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CorruptionInColumbia November 19, 2015 at 10:13 am

Nice try at impersonating me. Do you know what is worse than coming to a political blog for friendship? Impersonating someone you say does.

LMAO at you!

erneba November 19, 2015 at 10:14 am

That’s funny, and probably true. I only have a been here a few months with this blog and pretty much have not began to separate the “phonies” from the originals. There are some that I am beginning ignore. It will take a while.

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Barry O'ramadan November 19, 2015 at 10:23 am

Keep up the good work.You make a difference.Rogue and you are able to express conservative and common sense thought in a coherent manner.

fred fatkel November 19, 2015 at 11:43 am

Oh please Monsieur O’ramadan erneba, my boy, doesn’t need anymore bolstering of ego. Pertaining to his expressing “conservative and commonsense thought” you mean expressing lies and hatred? To quote the queen of conservative thought, her majesty and fumbler Palin, “YOU BETCHA”.

fred farkel November 19, 2015 at 11:34 am

Good morning boy. For a guy that’s only been on this blog a few months you sure in hell spend a lot time on it, over 1800 comments! Jesus you are one lonely stupid and lonely dude.GET A LIFE BOY.

erneba November 19, 2015 at 1:45 pm

SIT, Fred, SIT…

fred farkel November 19, 2015 at 12:20 pm

“fagot trolls”. Now that is an incrediblly intelligent and christian remark. You are typical of the tea bagging, ignorant, fearful, hateful and uneducated people of this grand state. You must sit at the right hand of erneba in your circle jerk. Hmmm, who’s penis is smaller?

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FitsNews November 19, 2015 at 10:11 am

Please, get a life.

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Barry O'ramadan November 19, 2015 at 10:20 am

Great post.This site does provide a great forum for discussion.I guess that is why the ‘hijackers’ try and disrupt it.

Sorry about the personal attacks on you.

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fred farkel November 19, 2015 at 11:48 am

Don’t worry Barry my friend. The boy, erneba, get’s off on getting beaten up. The shire of Chesterfield County needs all the love and attention he can get. Don’t you see he is the grand master of masturbation of this conservative ring of circle jerks. Apparently you desire to join in.

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sparklecity November 19, 2015 at 11:27 am

All this demonstrates is that the fine people of South Carolina are the biggest example of ‘sheeple” in the entire country.
So much for that independent streak that some in this state like to tout…..
If individual thought in this state were dynamite, all you could glean would one pack of firecrackers (and it’d be the old “Dixie Boy” ones at that!!!!!)

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50 Shades of BS November 19, 2015 at 9:17 am

I guess Will’s fictional romance novel will never be published?

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CNSYD November 19, 2015 at 9:44 am

It’s not out yet? I thought it was on the NYT bestseller list.

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CorruptionInColumbia November 19, 2015 at 9:19 am

Glad my keyboard reaches under my bed!
I’m hiding from those scary refugees!

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pogo November 19, 2015 at 9:19 am

Me too!
+10000000

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Squish123 November 19, 2015 at 9:20 am

I’m glad I don’t have a job for them to take!

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flip November 19, 2015 at 9:21 am

They better not cut into my government assistance!!!

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GrandTango November 19, 2015 at 9:31 am

Don’t worry, the government might take away our fraudulently obtained benefits but they can’t take away our gay love for each other.

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CorruptionInColumbia November 19, 2015 at 9:23 am

I’m glad our gun laws make it especially easy for immigrants to purchase what they need.
Got to make sure they assimilate!

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pogo November 19, 2015 at 9:27 am

We got stalkers today.Switching to Disqus.You are right on this immigration issue.

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pogosuglydog November 19, 2015 at 9:30 am

I thought Will was deleting your comments on Disqus? Oh wait you are just a liar.

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pogo November 19, 2015 at 9:31 am

Will try it again.I exposed another fraud on Fits last night.Try and keep up.

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Disqus Dumbfuck November 19, 2015 at 9:36 am

Will your new account make it past the 24 hour mark this time?

Where are my papers from your lawyer? He’s turning out to be like a bad waitress, still waiting on getting served.

pogo November 19, 2015 at 10:10 am

I’ve that fucktard of a son flip has on the case.
Get ready to be served…………..would you like fries with that?

pogo November 19, 2015 at 9:39 am

I expose myself to women and children.
That’s about it.

pogo November 19, 2015 at 9:41 am

My cousin isn’t really a lawyer, he works at a law firm but he just brings the paralegals their coffee. LMAO!!!

pogo November 19, 2015 at 9:50 am

I just use flip’s retard bastard of a son for my legal needs.
I got everybody’s IP adresses and you better get ready for court.
Once I figure out how to get my fat ass out the door….

CorruptionInReality November 19, 2015 at 9:27 am

I spoke not too long ago about keeping a gun in the bathroom in case someone breaks in while I’m in the shower, well, I’ve really outdone myself this time. I found this site online where I can strap a derringer to my ballsack in case I’m doing my babe when someone breaks in. Got to be careful on the draw though or I might rip my nuts off!

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CorruptionInColumbia November 19, 2015 at 9:38 am

Tell your babe, flip, hello for me!
Did you know the shootings in Paris never happened?

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CorruptionInReality November 19, 2015 at 9:40 am

Obama staged them, even had flowers and signs planted at the site and faked video footage. All this to promote gun control. Thank goodness I restocked my bunker with more ammo and freeze dried rations.

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CorruptionInColumbia November 19, 2015 at 9:49 am

I know. How many guns has Obama taken so far?
It has to be in the millions. That’s why I only stay at home and watch random YouTube videos to get all of information about the world.

shifty henry November 19, 2015 at 9:55 am

I’m thinking about hiring some Jehovah’s Witnesses to guard my doors…

Sic Semper Tyrannis November 19, 2015 at 10:26 am

That would work good. When they come to my house I don’t answer.

shifty henry November 19, 2015 at 9:32 pm

still one of my favorites:

Andreas had arrived in America from Greece and on his first day was walking down Main Street seeing the sights when two men approached him and asked, “Would you like to become a Jehovah’s Witness?”

Andreas replied, “I am sorry, but I really can’t.
I didn’t see the accident.”

pogo November 19, 2015 at 9:25 am

She would destroy a Presidential ticket on the Republican side.Frankly her name never comes up when I speak with others about who the candidates are vetting for vp.

All these people have to do is Google “Will Folks and Nikki Haley affair” (I have no knowledge that it is either true or not).The confederate flag,Syrian refugee and the way she has protected the abortion mills issues as a ‘lame duck’ show her true colors.Her Kasich ‘progessive speak’ may endear her to liberals including the black community-however throwing those that elected her under the bus because she doesn’t have to run again makes her ‘swervin ervin’ like in my opinion

She lost her moral compass IF she ever had one.Still would vote for her over a Democrat Socialist candidate as things are that serious in this country.

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Paul Harvey November 19, 2015 at 9:28 am

“Fifty-six percent of South Carolinians approve of Haley’s job performance, PPP found, compared to only 28 percent who disapprove. ”

“Interestingly, when asked if they approve of SC snails job performance the numbers were the same.”

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pogo November 19, 2015 at 9:41 am

I’m glad Nikki slapped the shit out of us racists.
It was easy, I’m sure. You know, because we’re uneducated and on the wrong side of history.

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flip November 19, 2015 at 9:42 am

Yeah, if there is one thing we know, it’s losing battles.

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GrandTango November 19, 2015 at 9:42 am

Damn I just shit all over myself. Why do we always run from who, and what, we are?

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Bible Thumper November 19, 2015 at 9:56 am

What did I tell you? What is not mentioned by fits is how SC, under Haley’s leadership, has outpaced all of the other states (Utah excepted) in job creation.

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Keep reelecting them November 19, 2015 at 10:08 am

Like we need more minimum wage jobs that don’t pay a living wage.
SC leads the nation in college grads living with their parents.
The perfect republican society.

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Bible Thumper November 19, 2015 at 10:25 am

“SC leads the nation in college grads living with their parents.”
Where did that information come from. Provide a link.
The number of minimum wage jobs has not risen any faster than higher paying jobs.

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Barry O'ramadan November 19, 2015 at 10:28 am

40South Carolina$5.38
(50)32.50%
(23)12.74
(34)2.42

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Bible Thumper November 19, 2015 at 10:41 am

Ever since the Civil War, South Carolina has been near the bottom. To judge Haley’s performance, you to compare changes since she took office.

Barry O'ramadan November 19, 2015 at 10:25 am

South Carolina is ranked 22nd in unemployment rate.

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Bible Thumper November 19, 2015 at 10:51 am

When Haley took office South Carolina had the 5th worst unemployment rate.

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fred farkel November 19, 2015 at 12:08 pm

Barry me boy, I’m waiting for you to blame President Obama for this!

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Manray9 November 19, 2015 at 10:30 am

The Big Lie works!

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SickOfStuipdSikh November 19, 2015 at 11:03 am

Note that the voting population in SC is failed by the sorriest public education system in the USA. Stupid people are easy to fool. Stupid people are easy to lie to. Stupid people’s opinions are, necessarily, stupid. Stupid people are Stupid, Stupid.

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Bible Thumper November 19, 2015 at 11:40 am

Haley is not just popular with South Carolinians. She’s popular nationwide. You want to see a failure as an elected official? Elect someone who thinks the voters are stupid.

You want to know whats really stupid? Someone who can not express any rational reasoning, but can only call others stupid.

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Barry O'ramadan November 19, 2015 at 11:43 am

Thumper.I travel.NOBODY knows who Haley is.Or cares.She is not a player in 2016.

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Bible Thumper November 19, 2015 at 12:22 pm

That’s a very scientific method you use. I travel. Brilliant!

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Barry O'ramadan November 19, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Thumper when I speak with people out west they have never heard of Myrtle Beach.Now that is scientific data. :)

Bible Thumper November 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm

In 2007, they never heard of Obama.

nitrat November 19, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Don’t you need to get back to work answering Trikki’s phone?

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Bible Thumper November 19, 2015 at 4:34 pm

I can do both. It’s a great day in South Carolina. Oops!

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SickOfStupid November 20, 2015 at 9:27 am

Only stupid people, stupid. Sorry you’re too stupid to understand the obvious. I assume this makes you a haley supporter, Stupid.

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Bible Thumper November 20, 2015 at 11:13 am

That is the most intelligent comment I’ve seen from a Haley hater. Sad.. I can always recognize an intelligent person by how often they use the word stupid.

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ELCID November 19, 2015 at 1:05 pm

It is unbelievable and most upsetting to speak with many SC Citizens who actually have a college education; yet still think Haley is a good Governor. Despite all the facts of multiple ethics investigations of her she stopped by using her ability to chose the investigators, selling out Charleston Ports to Savannah for bribe money from Georgia officials, repeated incompetent appointees of her personal friends to 6 figure jobs that that all were removed from and some never showed up for work. With her membership in the terrorist religion of Indian SIKH, her well known sexual liaisons with multiple members of the Legislature that brought complaints from the Women’s Caucus. Her bribe taking from the Lexington Hospital, and several Engineering Companies for contracts. Her illegal use of her office to Lobby for Lexington Hospital expansions that were unnecessary and cost Lexington County Citizens millions of dollars in tax money. Her direct bribed attempt by Walmart to keep Amazon from employing over 3000 SC Citizens in Lexington County. ETC., ETC. ETC.

What the hell is wrong with these people???
Are they complete Idiots??????
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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GOP November 19, 2015 at 4:06 pm

SC has some of the least educated citizens in the USA.
So, yes, you are idiots, by design.

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jimlewisowb November 19, 2015 at 1:21 pm

“….Fifty-six percent of South Carolinians approve of Haley’s job performance….”

Fifty-five percent of the fifty-six percent are bat shit crazy

One percent of the fifty-six percent are smokin’ some wicked shit

Fuckin’ Cockroach Idolaters

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nitrat November 19, 2015 at 3:53 pm

Her DHEC board’s director was testifying today that more needed to be done about inspecting SC’s dams…after 12 years of the Sanford/Haley administration eviscerating the dam inspection unit….as reported in the Greenville News.

A governor who knew she might be held accountable by the voters for the failure of SC’s dams during the flood might fire all of her appointed DHEC board members for not doing their jobs and appoint new ones.

But, when Trikki was elected in 2010 after it came to light that she never paid a county, state or federal tax on time and needed prodding with liens to get them paid; after it came to light that she worked as a paid, unregistered lobbyist for two businesses while in the SC House, she knew her voters would never hold her accountable for anything.

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Not Me Never Me November 19, 2015 at 6:26 pm

The DHEC dam program was deteriorated by the DHEC water “bureau” which didn’t care a whit about it. These are the exact same folks who facilitated the Savannah River sellout and tried to repermit the polluting sewage plant on the Saluda River. It is they who are screaming “Not enough funding!” to divert attention from their abject failure in managing the program. How does too few inspectors excuse lack of enforcement on the deficiency citations that were made? The failed Old Mill dam in Lexington had a critical deficiency first cited in 1979.

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Lone Ranger November 19, 2015 at 6:11 pm

Ummmmm…Kemosabe…so after lying about sleeping with her now Will Folks wants to this time really cozy up to her again?

Why yes, Tonto—Will DOES don’tcha know—in his corrupt RINO menagerie stroking for brownie points with her is a win-win

Ummmmm…so Kemosabe—this the same Folks who sided with Haley in giving you NO vote on removing the Confederate flag?

Well yes, Tonto—this IS don’tcha know—and the corrupt pair joined I-Lie-To-Conservatives-Joe Wilson in a flag-ripping brag

Well Kemosabe…this may be ole Will’s hobby—but he’ll find he’s STILL two testicles short of a real grown-up set of well…nuts

Because we DO know back-stabbing Haley’s and Joe’s true records and we can’t wait for the opportunity to hand them their… !!!

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Roger November 19, 2015 at 7:02 pm

Still cant find anyone I know that will admit they voted for this idiot.

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Bible Thumper November 19, 2015 at 7:28 pm

They probably didn’t want to be bothered by an idiot like you.

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Herrmann8er November 19, 2015 at 8:17 pm

I don’t know of what local news coverage is like in other parts of the state but here in the upstate there are hardly ever any news stories about corruption in state government. Local TV news has turned into coverage of an endless list of people murdered, or killed in car crashes, then weather, and sports. Investigative reporting is dead in SC. You would think local leftist media would at least investigate Haley once in a while

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Fudge Packer Haley November 20, 2015 at 1:46 pm

Trailer trash Haley is free to leave SC anytime she wants. Sooner the better.

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Pat B November 20, 2015 at 2:26 pm

Riding the coattails of the Obama economy. 49 of 50 states have booming economies now.

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Andy1 November 22, 2015 at 6:58 am

“A much better politician than we thought”. It’s all relative, yes? This judgement is based totally on the extremely low standards and expectations of South Carolinians. These are the same people who elected Mark Sanford to Congress, fercripesake. On a national stage, where politicians are actually put under a microscope, Haley is a fail. Add her name to a list that includes the likes of Scott Walker, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal. Losers, all.

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truthmonger November 22, 2015 at 6:18 pm

Haley hates cops. She had no problem cutting both retirement (which wasn’t all that great anyway) and disability for injured public safety workers while protecting her husband’s and hers. Worthless bitch.

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Bible Thumper November 22, 2015 at 7:02 pm

What are you talking about? Give me a link. The only legislation I’ve found had overwhelming support of Democrats and Republicans.
http://www.southcarolinaradionetwork.com/2012/06/21/pension-reform-bill-passes-easily-heads-to-governor/

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BabyKiller November 24, 2015 at 8:28 am

South Carolina’s most vulnerable children are being critically injured and killed in greater numbers because Nikki would rather spend public funds on jobs for her no work friends than on DSS Social Workers. The General Assembly directed her to fix DSS. I understand now there are 18 people at DSS making over $100,000.00 per year. That means Management Class, no work cronies who do no social work. If this is not a damnable, egregious, and unconscionable offense against these children, l don’t know what would be. Too bad most South Carolinians won’t notice, care, or bother to do anything about it.

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All In! November 24, 2015 at 12:35 pm

Sheriff Chastain claims to have nailed that! That’s why he is no longer allowed anywhere near her.

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