SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR TAPPED BY CONGRESSIONAL “REPUBLICAN” LEADERS
The political rehabilitation of S.C. governor Nikki Haley continued this week when her office announced that she would deliver the “Republican” response to U.S. president Barack Obama‘s 2016 State of the Union address on January 12.
Liberal “Republican” leaders Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell (a.k.a. these guys) extended the invitation to Haley – who accepted her highest profile national address since she appeared in prime time at the 2012 “Republican” national convention.
McConnell specifically praised Haley for “bring(ing) opportunity and prosperity to the people of her state,” a curious statement in light of South Carolina’s ongoing economic and academic struggles.
Nevertheless, the decision is the latest national elevation for Haley … whose vice presidential ambitions have waxed and waned in recent years.
Palmetto politicos viewed the announcement as a clear sign that Haley’s national star was once again on the rise.
“Can we say ‘Hello, governor McMaster?'” one South Carolina political insider noted, referring to the state’s lieutenant governor Henry McMaster – who would take over for Haley in the event she were to leave office early for a national position.
Haley has previously said she would serve out her second term, however she has long coveted a vice-presidential nomination from one of the establishment “Republican” candidates currently seeking the GOP presidential nod.
The only question? Whether she can survive the vetting process.
Well, that and whether the last establishment candidate standing – Marco Rubio – is Haley’s friend or foe.
Those vetting concerns – widely discussed last summer on the national level – quieted somewhat in the aftermath of Haley’s corporate-driven, insta-conversion on the Confederate flag. But they haven’t vanished.
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst delivered last year’s State of the Union response – delivered in the aftermath of the GOP winning “control” of the U.S. Senate.
“We heard the message you sent in November – loud and clear,” Ernst said. “And now we’re getting to work to change the direction Washington has been taking our country.”
Did that happen?
Viewership of the State of the Union has declined precipitously in recent years – even as the U.S. population has grown. Only 31.7 million people watched last year’s address, down from 52.4 million viewers in 2009. And while giving the GOP response to the speech is considered an honor – it’s also not exactly a job “Republicans” in Washington covet.
“It’s almost like the kiss of death to get picked to do the Republican response,” a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution told CNN recently. “It represents an amazing opportunity to catapult yourself into the national conversation, but the risk is huge and the success rate has been minimal at best in recent years.”
(snicker) … developing
Bet she’s on a Slim My Ass diet as we speak.
Oh God, you just put an idea in my head. If ever there was a perfect person, place, and time for someone to literally shit themselves in public…
no eyewitness details or fotos, please!
I could deal with all of those, … just so long as I’m not there to smell it.
I just hope she won’t embarrass us. She has a great opportunity to stomp all over HRH BHO. Even if we hate her – and there are many here who do – we should want us to look as good as we can, as a State, and so, wish her cogence and succinctitude. I also hope, if she talks about the opposition, she mentions the word “penis” at least once.
OK, what did she give away this time –
Myrtle Beach and all of Horry County to North Carolina(except Boz) ?
State Ports Authority to Georgia ?
Santee Cooper to be split between Duke and Georgia Power ?
I know, Clemson will become a satellite campus of Warren Jetts’ cult and USC will be renamed Al Sharpton University for Tax Cheats, Con Artists and Making a Mountain Out of a Mole Hill
Soooo, we get to keep SC State?
/// Myrtle Beach and all of Horry County to North Carolina(except Boz) ? ///
That wuss RYAN would be a prime candidate for a big shot of that Carolina “COOTER”!
Obviously the people that made this decision do not read Fits News!
Or conversely, they do and are hoping for a piece of the action?
Maybe they do. But for comic relief.
I told you….Nikki and other minorities will be the ‘face’ of the GOP going forward. Angry, racist white people can’t elect a president. Lucky for them, Trump will pull the hardcore bigots away from the GOP. Time to reset the game.
An excellent choice! She & Rubio would be unbeatable if his foreign policy was not driven by the Khazarian Mafia.
ANd he didn’t have that hydro problem.
Oh my goddess Nikki does it again!!! LMAO!!!
If only the rest of the country could learn that the Governor has no power in South Carolina. Haley has not been a leader, just someone who gets coffee for the legislature.
With the nickname of “porcupine” or “Target”.
She’ll either knock it out of the park or end any future political aspirations she has. If I had to guess, I’d say she’ll hit a triple.
She talks for 15 minutes, includes the word “inclusion”, references her friend Pinkney, the removal of the flag, freedom and she’s done. Gets a B-, enters obscurity until she displaces Tim Scott.
And being a little brown girl in Bamberg!
I’d say she was more of a “high yella” than brown and as for the little part, have you seen her rear end lately?.
Oh yeah!…she certainly has a serious backpack! More cushion for the pushin!
What do “Mikie” and “Mackie” say about that?
NO YOU DIDN’T!
And being a little brown girl in Bamberg — who a roadside vendor REFUSED to sell a watermelon to…. (sigh)
Which one was “plugged” more?
very good, there!
She should also mention that she is a direct descendant of Jefferson Davis….
How about she goes for an in the park homer, does a hard slide into home plate, her ample right flank catches the edge of the plate, does a cartwheel into the catch fence, breaks a leg and has to be put down
Same net effect, she doesn’t embarrass us and she goes away quietly…
As soon as she had finished at St Mary’s convent school in Mullingar, a bright young girl named Aileen shook the dust of Ireland off her shoes and made her way to New York where before long, she became a successful performer in show business.
Eventually she returned to her home town for a visit and on a Saturday night went to confession in the church, which she had
always attended as a child.
In the confessional Father O’Malley recognized her and began asking her about her work. She explained that she was an acrobatic dancer, and he wanted to know what that meant. She said she would be happy to show him the kind of thing she did on stage. She stepped out of the confessional and within sight of Father O’Malley, she went into a series of cartwheels, leaping splits, handsprings and back flips.
Kneeling near the confessional, waiting their turn, were two elderly ladies. They witnessed
Aileen’s acrobatics with wide eyes, and one said to the other, “Will you just look at the penance Father O’Malley is giving out this night, and me without me panties on.”
Piyush Jindal did so well when he had that gig in 2009.
Will, you need to do the rebuttal to her rebuttal.
Better yet, finish and publish the damned book, ASAP. Idiots in the RNC are seriously looking at her for VP, for God’s sake!
No they’re not.
No they aren’t.
Maybe the GOP should ask Ron Paul, would that be OK with you Fits?
That’s right…Nikki-for-Mitt’s-Money-Haley and Joe-I-Ain’t-Lying-But-Kissing-Boehner/Ryan-Wilson said they both thought they ought
To continue stabbing the conservatives who elected them to
office in the back in the vain hope that neither of them will get caught !!!
You guys are such easily manipulated suckers.
I bet you support Trump.
losers and his fellow boozers are always down in the Vista sucking up to gutless RINOs like Haley, Joe and themselves
You’ll recall them all as those quaint little characters in
Gulliver’s Travels…yep…the Lilliputian elves !!!
Naw, you and your other neo-confederate buttbuddies are the perpetual losers in the SC.
It going to be funny as hell watching you fools follow Trump into defeat. Then even funnier when Nikki gets into Washington, leaving you silly fools behind. Man, she is a brilliant politician with the perfect suckers to play. You guys just don’t know what hit you. Your heads must still be spinning from her epic beat down.
losers still got his thrill being a Dimwit shill but let YOU pay for his Section 8 and SNAP
And when President Trump cuts off all the freeloading defrauders all losers still will be is full of crap !!!
It must suck losing all the time. You don’t have a single thing to show. At every turn you and your ilk have been rebuked. After this election cycle, you guys won’t even have a party anymore. The GOP has made it clear they are breaking away from racists and kooks….like you and FitsNews. Out of the loop and left out to dry. It’s a beautiful thing to behold. At least you have a liberal, Yankee, billionaire to ‘represent’ you. He supported the flag coming down too, you know?
nothing but was in a horrible rut–sold his soul to corrupt Dims at every crooked turn
And now that the world knows it’ll be President Trump–nothing has…butt burn !!!
I wonder what kind of betrayal the lying piece of shit Joe is going to hatch at this meeting.
Uh…yeah…I AM Lying-Joe and I want conservatives to know I’d have to be surgically removed from both Boehner and Ryan
And yes I AM trying to con you (again) by bashing gihadists because I’ve read polling and I KNOW that my campaign is dying !!!
The reason for voting for Trump- keep Nikki Haley from becoming the VP.
The reason to not vote for trump- to get Nikki Haley out of the Governor’s office.
SCREW Haley…..Oh wait?
Well,I di believe NIMRATA is a tad more learned than Sarah”half-gov Palin.
The Will Folks aka affair ‘stuff’ is just starting to germinate with key political operatives in KEY states and within the GOP.Haley is finished and has NO chance as a VP candidate.
Makes me wonder…what did she trade for this “honor?”
Let’s just say that if a camera shot picks up something white running down her leg, ir probably ain’t mayonaise.
Rubio is the Establishment’s pick. Haley endorses him, gets the plum assignment and if they beat Trump back she will be well rewarded.
Native self-interest is not new or difficult to understand. it is not a good thing for the general public but it is a great deal for this involved.
Excellent observations.Problem is Rubio won’t be nominee because of his past stance on immigration.
Hoping there’s a piece on Trump turning “Birther” on Cruz today.
I am hoping their is a piece on the new Bengazi movie coming out next week and on the closed door hearings on the same subject today.
Bernie Sanders better keep the bus warmed up.Hillary might not make it to the finish line.