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Nikki Haley To GOP Electorate: Simmer Down

“RESIST THE SIREN CALL OF ANGRY VOICES” S.C. governor Nikki Haley used her nationally televised response to U.S. president Barack Obama‘s final “State of the Union” address to call on “Republicans” to ratchet down their rhetoric.  In fact, Haley used a June 2015 racially-motivated mass shooting in Charleston, S.C. as a…

“RESIST THE SIREN CALL OF ANGRY VOICES”

S.C. governor Nikki Haley used her nationally televised response to U.S. president Barack Obama‘s final “State of the Union” address to call on “Republicans” to ratchet down their rhetoric.  In fact, Haley used a June 2015 racially-motivated mass shooting in Charleston, S.C. as a pretext for calling on calm and quiet among the electorate.  She even managed to invoke the removal of the Confederate flag (a banner she previously supported) as part of her plea for “lowered voices.”

“We removed a symbol that was being used to divide us, and we found a strength that united us against a domestic terrorist and the hate that filled him,” Haley said.

That’s true … but her illogical extension of this otherwise valid point is troubling.  Very troubling.

“There’s an important lesson in this,” Haley said of the response to the Charleston shooting.  “In many parts of society today, whether in popular culture, academia, the media, or politics, there’s a tendency to falsely equate noise with results.”

“Some people think that you have to be the loudest voice in the room to make a difference,” Haley added.  “That is just not true. Often, the best thing we can do is turn down the volume. When the sound is quieter, you can actually hear what someone else is saying. And that can make a world of difference.”

Wait … so those of us raising our voices to protest the bipartisan screw job in Washington, D.C. are one step removed from white supremacist mass murderer Dylann Storm Roof?

Apparently so, according to Haley – who used the address to reinvigorate talk of her possible ascension to a national ticket.

In addressing the immigration issue previously in her remarks, Haley made a similar comment – saying that “during anxious times it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. We must resist that temptation.”

In case there was any confusion as to who she was referencing with these “simmer down” comments (ahem, GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump), Haley removed any doubt during an interview on Wednesday morning.

“Mr. Trump has definitely contributed to what I think is just irresponsible talk,” Haley told Matt Lauer on The Today Show, but she added that he wasn’t “the only one.”

RELATED: DONALD TRUMP FIRES BACK AT NIKKI HALEY

“There’s other people in the media, there’s people in my state, I think we’re seeing it across the country,” she said.

People in her state? Hmmm ….

Wonder who she’s talking about there …

Frankly, this sounds a lot like the establishment “response” offered by U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn back in 2011 following the shooting of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona.  At the time, Clyburn said the federal government ought to “rethink the parameters” of the First Amendment in response to the shooting – which wound up having absolutely nothing to do with the pervasive frustration of the electorate at the time.

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So … how does Haley’s policy of “rhetorical disarmament” (and ideological appeasement) jibe with the mood of the GOP electorate?

Not well …

“No one is hiring the modern day equivalent of June Cleaver as president and that’s basically what she’s trying to be,” one national operative told us.  “(She’s saying) ‘Now Wally and Beaver, we’re all a family and should respect each other’ – a nice sentiment, reassuring (and) often right. But often naïve, too.”

Naïve … not to mention downright offensive to those of us who don’t like our ideological convictions compared to race-based hate.

In fact one conservative activist in South Carolina responded that Haley had betrayed “the Tea Party who put her in office – and I will be as loud as I want to be!”

“Philosophy aside, she has a lot of the same problems that Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio have,” the operative continued.  “They are likable but not particularly big personalities (who) people automatically follow.  However, they have a small group of dedicated fans who desperately want to believe they are smarter, tougher, more principled, and inspirational than they really are.  She’s too much the type of friend who if she came upon you in the middle of a street fight, would stop and ask questions about who started the fight and why before trying to break it up rather than just diving in and throwing haymakers out of loyalty to you.”

Of course the operative said it wasn’t surprising to see Haley’s speech receive rave reviews from establishment figures – including the entire Fox News’ panel (which hates Trump) and GOP pollster Frank Luntz, who referred to Haley’s speech as “very, very presidential.”

“Nice, motherly calm works following the prince of pretentiousness and that’s really all that matters in this one-off situation,” the operative told us.

What did you think of Haley’s speech?  Vote in our poll and post your thoughts in our comments section below …

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82 comments

erneba January 13, 2016 at 9:04 am

The delivery was excellent, the content was expected, not many minds were changed.

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Tazmaniac January 13, 2016 at 9:22 am

My reaction to her has always been a little neutral to slightly positive. i feel like I’m starting to understand the rage of more virulent posters. Go back to sleep and let the Beltway stick it to you is not the message I wanted to hear.

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shifty henry January 13, 2016 at 9:39 am

Still on the low setting on her treadmill — “but can’t you see me here? but what about ME?”

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flip January 13, 2016 at 9:24 am

I have to disagree.She ‘swallowed’ hard several times trying to catch her breath-dry throat I guess.She would have been wise to drink water like Rubio. :)

The content was expected.Attack Trump and Cruz while defending Amnesty for illegals per the ESTABLISHMENT.She attacked Trump on NBC today.Trump essentially called her a political whore that has asked him for ‘lots’ of money and WEAK on immigration.

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The Buzzman January 13, 2016 at 9:05 am

I like her better as Clevinger’s Mom than as Wally and the Beave’s.

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Tazmaniac January 13, 2016 at 9:56 am

On the pool table, oh yeah, giggity giggity!!!

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Poster January 13, 2016 at 9:14 am

She did not do a good job of resisting the siren call of the nastiest voice of 2010, Sarah Palin. I mean, seriously, does she win without the nastiness of Palin and the Tea Party. They crushed Vinnie with nastiness. She wants in on VP so bad and is already appealing to the suburban moms.

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flip January 13, 2016 at 9:31 am

“People don’t need to know how many times and what positions,” Folks said. “But I’ll give them the affidavit that contains my statement about what happened, and I’ll point them to the phone logs and text messages and other stuff that was released … I don’t see this as the primary problem for her going to the next level, but she will never survive a national vet.”

This ‘stuff’ will end her VP aspirations if she continues carrying the garbage for the Republican ESTABLISHMENT. The MSM will leave her alone as long as she is doing their work-trying to destroy Trump and Cruz.IF she was nominated as VP for the general election the MSM would turn on her in a second to elect Bernie (Hillary will be indicted).

Haley would take down a Republican ticket.

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dwb619 January 13, 2016 at 3:45 pm

I wonder if FITS passed his “proof” to THE DON?

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flip January 13, 2016 at 3:46 pm

I hope so.

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flip January 13, 2016 at 9:35 am

She is pathetic.A liar and PRO Amnesty/illegal immigration. A disgrace.She mentioned the 2nd and 10th Amendments-yet failed to mention the 9th Amendment (right to privacy) that gives Planned Parenthood the right to destroy the unborn and sell the baby parts…..

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gunjit January 13, 2016 at 10:14 am

Like a dog under the buffet table.

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jimlewisowb January 13, 2016 at 9:20 am

Ms. Beaver died and Mr. Ward Beaver remarried the recently widowed Governor Nikki Haley whose husband Michael died as a result of a tragic encounter with a hoe

The new Ms. Nikki Beaver’s first time in her new home witnessed Mr. Beaver ripping “the beaver” a new one for leaving his bike at school and sent him to bed with no supper

The next morning Ms. Beaver awoke early to fix Wally his breakfast and while she and Wally were exchanging pleasantries in walked Mr. Beaver

Without breaking wind Ms. Nikki Beaver turned to Mr. Ward Beaver and stated, “Ward you were a little rough on the beaver last night”

Wally spent two days in the hospital in attempts to get half a Jimmy Dean sausage out of his throat

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shifty henry January 13, 2016 at 9:25 am

???
edit: ” tragic encounter with a hoe”
corrected: ” tragic encounter with a ho’ ..”

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RogueElephant January 14, 2016 at 8:30 am

At N.C. State and Clemson it is a hoe. At USC it is a ho’. LOL

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adfafsfdfasdf January 13, 2016 at 9:28 am

She attacked Trump too, and therefore blew her chances of ever being a GOP running mate.

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flip January 13, 2016 at 9:33 am

She attacked him this morning.Trump just said she is WEAK on immigration and she has asked him for lots of money over the years.

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flip January 13, 2016 at 10:11 am

Haley not only confirmed she was targeting Trump, she seemed to compare him to the rioters in Ferguson and Baltimore.

LEMON: I think I want to start with that soundbite. You said the ‘loudest voices in the room.’ Was that comment directed at Donald Trump?

HALEY: Partially him, but a lot of people. You know, a lot of what I was talking about is that we’ve seen across our country — if you look at Ferguson and Baltimore we are seeing that people have to be loud, they have to be angry to have their voices heard.

Maybe if Nikki would raise her voice once in a while some of those children at DSS would still be alive and Planned Parenthood in SC wouldn’t be killing babies at record rates?

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vicupstate January 13, 2016 at 1:55 pm

Glad to see you finally admit she has some responsibility for the mess at DSS.

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Sic Semper Tyrannis January 13, 2016 at 3:52 pm

Why the change now? You finally admitted your stupidity.

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flip January 13, 2016 at 4:38 pm

You show us everyday how stupid you are-just thought I would make ya feel a little better.

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Sic Semper Tyrannis January 13, 2016 at 5:41 pm

So who is your next clown?

dwb619 January 13, 2016 at 3:48 pm

We said she is a liar,never claimed she was smart.
Or chic!
YOU BETCHA! I CAN SEE HER NEXT JOB FROM I-77,SEVEN-ELEVEN SLURPER!!!!!!

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adfafsfdfasdf January 13, 2016 at 9:29 am

(or Cabinet member, or ambassador)

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stumpknocker January 13, 2016 at 9:32 am

trump gives me george wallace flashbacks

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jose wales January 13, 2016 at 9:34 am

Obama gives me Hitler flashbacks.

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stumpknocker January 13, 2016 at 9:37 am

figures, got your jack boots on and goose stepping early this morning, finally having a bowel movement really gets you going

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Rocky Verdad January 13, 2016 at 9:38 am

The second cup of strong coffee helps with that.

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Rocky Verdad January 13, 2016 at 9:36 am

He gives me a big smile, and then gas!!!

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Yelsewh January 13, 2016 at 9:33 am

Look at it this way: If she endorses Rubio and he’s elected we can be rid of her as early as this time next year.

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gunjit January 13, 2016 at 10:11 am

I will trade you my endorsement for a chance to make a fool of myself to this great nation.

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Birthers For Cruz January 13, 2016 at 3:21 pm

Rubio, the Cuban?

Nope you Republicans will be voting for Trump,the Canadian.

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Rocky Verdad January 13, 2016 at 9:38 am

I didn’t watch her little speech, no joke, I went and put gas in the car. But, based on the vitrol from the right, it would appear her response was the opening salvo of the RNC to rid themselves of the Trumpheads, and make a case of compromise and getting problems solved, instead of shouting like Tango all day.

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flip January 13, 2016 at 9:43 am

Compromise? Obama shredded the Constitution.There won’t be compromise. We will defeat you filthy American hating socialists while deporting illegals and shutting the borders down essentially ending the Democrat Party.

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Rocky Verdad January 13, 2016 at 9:44 am

Yawn!!!!!! The reason you will lose – you’re own anti-American attitude. Grow up.

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flip January 13, 2016 at 9:46 am

You support a radical Islamist supporting,Constitutional shredding lying POS as pResident.That defines YOU!

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Rocky Verdad January 13, 2016 at 9:49 am

No, I supported a rational thinking, pro-Capitalist attorney from Chicago who happened to be a sitting US Senator who loves America. Me thinks you’re getting a little Dabo there buddy!!!

flip January 13, 2016 at 9:54 am

No.You supported an irrational radical Islamist appeasing Alinsky type who sat in a racist marxist espousing church (Rev.Wright) for 20 years hating on America-a do nothing senator that has tried to destroy this country from the first day he was elected.

Rocky Verdad January 13, 2016 at 10:05 am

See, all we need to do to validate Obama’s and Haley’s talks last night is look at you. They’re right Mr. Volume.

flip January 13, 2016 at 10:07 am

Fuck you ya bomb throwing socialist.That’s as quiet as I can be.

Rocky Verdad January 13, 2016 at 10:39 am

Point made :)

mamatiger92 January 13, 2016 at 12:08 pm

What an intelligent comment.Thank you for your comment today.

flip January 13, 2016 at 12:15 pm

DAAAAATTTT AAAAAA GIRLLLLLLL!!!!!!!

Bible Thumper January 13, 2016 at 10:52 am

If you toned down your rhetoric, I might be able to hear you. ;-)

flip January 13, 2016 at 10:53 am

Liberals don’t listen You are a nice one though.

Rocky Verdad January 13, 2016 at 10:54 am

What? Can’t hear you!!!

TroubleBaby January 13, 2016 at 9:42 am

I’m going to say this in my low volume, calm, and sexy voice:

“Very few like to hear how they should act from someone who can barely manage their own personal life successfully.”

“Many people don’t define being elected as “success”, nor gaining new found wealth from having been elected as “success”, so giving advice to them from your position means nothing.”

“Now if said advice came from a well respected member of the community who never embarrassed their family and earned their living honestly, well, it might be better received- but that’s not you.”

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flip January 13, 2016 at 9:54 am

“Trump should deport Nikki Haley,” conservative commentator Ann Coulter tweeted part way through Haley’s speech. She later added: “Nikki Haley says ‘welcoming properly vetted legal immigrants, regardless of religion.’ Translation: let in all the Muslims.

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Rocky Verdad January 13, 2016 at 10:05 am

Allah akababa Starbucks Greenville.

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flip January 13, 2016 at 10:06 am

Will needs to give you a raise.

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Denozitall January 14, 2016 at 4:50 am

Who the hell says “siren call”???? Who wrote that bullshit for her??

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TroubleBaby January 14, 2016 at 9:19 am

I’m gonna go with some young snot speech writer who played “God of War” on Playstation as I highly doubt anyone in her administration reads Homer.

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Rocky Verdad January 13, 2016 at 10:23 am

Nikki slappin’ down the Donald. So since her support seems to be up here, can she, this time, impact the outcome of the Primary. Donald and Teddy are hoping no. Moderate’s from Greenville to Hilton Head, are hoping yes.

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flip January 13, 2016 at 10:27 am

You’re an idiot.She will have NO impact on the primary.IF she did it help Trump as the 2016 election is 100% about immigration and Trump has set the agenda for that issue.

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Philip Branton January 13, 2016 at 10:26 am

Hmm……

“….“Some people think that you have to be the loudest voice in the room to make a difference,” Haley added. “That is just not true. Often, the best thing we can do is turn down the volume. When the sound is quieter, you can actually hear what someone else is saying. And that can make a world of difference….”

Well, at least E.F. Hutton tells the listeners what stocks to invest in…….did Mrs Haley relay any info to Fitsnews readers about present stock trades…? Considering the way our state’s media has been operating, Mrs. Haley’s take would seem like an editorial drum beat.

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The Colonel (R) January 13, 2016 at 10:27 am

As I suspected, a triple and not a home run. Her 15 minutes are now winding down…

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flip January 13, 2016 at 10:30 am

A triple? For who? The democrats?

Democrats, too, praised Haley’s address. “Really effective speech by @nikkihaley. Avoided the Response to SOTU curse,” former Obama adviser David Axelrod wrote on Twitter.

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The Colonel (R) January 13, 2016 at 10:39 am

For the only person that mattered – Nikki

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Charles January 13, 2016 at 10:27 am

Haley is a loser chasing a dream to be in the White House……..outside South Carolina she is a nobody.

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ted January 13, 2016 at 10:29 am

I think Sim wrote that stuff she spewed.

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The Colonel (R) January 13, 2016 at 10:43 am

Why did Obama make no new promises last night? He still hasn’t kept these he made tin the last seven years:

2009

1. The stimulus bill will create 3.5 million jobs over the next few years, 90 percent of which will be in the private sector.

2. Create program that will enable Americans facing foreclosure to lower their mortgage payments and save their homes.

3. Double the supply of renewable energy within the next three years.

4. The “largest ever” federal spending program on science will yield breakthroughs in energy, medicine, science, and technology.

5. Lay down 1,000s of miles of power lines to connect Americans’ homes to these new sources of energy.

6. Reduce Americans’ energy bills by “billions of dollars.”

7. Cure cancer “in our time.”

8. Use stimulus funds to spend on preventive health care, which will get federal health spending “under control.”

9. Use the savings that result from the stimulus’ reform of health-care to reduce the deficit.

10. Cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term in office.

11. Go “line by line” through the federal budget to eliminate wasteful and ineffective programs – saving $2 trillion over the next 10 years.

12. Never raise taxes “a single dime” on any family earning less than $250,000.

13. Stop the growing cost of Medicare and Social Security.

14. Make Social Security sustainable.

15. Create tax-free savings accounts for all Americans.

16. Close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay.

2010

17. Use stimulus funds to build a high-speed railway in Florida.

18. Research funds from the previous year’s stimulus will cure cancer, lead to “the cheapest solar cells.”

19. Building a new generation of nuclear energy plants.

20. Passing a climate-change law that will make clean energy profitable

21. Passing health-reform that lets Americans keep their doctors and their plans.

22. The health-reform law will reduce costs for “millions” of families and businesses

23. The health-reform law will bring down the deficit $1 trillion over the next 20 years.

24. Starting in 2011, government spending “will be frozen for three years.”

25. Cut programs we don’t need to maintain a balanced budget.

26. Veto spending bills that don’t adhere to balanced budgeting.

27. Go through budget “line by line” to eliminate programs that we can’t afford and don’t work.

28. Create a bipartisan fiscal commission; the recommendations of which he’ll enact.

29. Restore the pay-as-you-go budgeting rules.

30. Create a website that publishes every lawmakers’ earmark requests.

31. Never give up “trying to change the tone of our politics.”

32. Pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill.

33. Secure America’s borders.

34. Enforce existing immigration laws

35. Create pathway to citizenship

2011

36. More nuclear power, more natural gas, more wind and solar.

37. Pass comprehensive immigration reform.

38. Secure America’s borders.

39. Enforce existing immigration laws.

40. Create pathway to citizenship.

41. Reduce unemployment by increasing the number of people working on infrastructure projects – ensuring these projects are “fully paid for.”

42. Recruit private sector financing to assist these infrastructure projects.

43. Projects will be prioritized by importance, not by politics.

44. Give 85 percent of Americans access to high-speed rail within 25 years.

45. Within the next three years, enable 98 percent of Americans to receive high-speed wireless Internet.

46. Lower the corporate tax rate and eliminate loopholes.

47. Reduce business regulations restraining growth and investment.

48. Starting this year, freeze domestic spending for the next five years.

49. ObamaCare will slow rising costs of health-insurance premiums.

50. Enact medical malpractice tort reform.

51. Consolidate various federal departments to streamline federal bureaucracy and ensure it’s “more competent and more efficient.”

52. Create website that lists all federal spending.

53. Veto every bill that contains earmarks.

2012

54. Reduce corporate income taxes.

55. Consolidate federal jobs-training programs – creating a single website that makes all information about these programs available in one place.

56. Convert federal unemployment insurance into a system that focuses on finding the unemployed jobs.

57. Enact comprehensive immigration reform.

58. Force all high schools to require students to stay in school until they graduate or turn 18.

59. Open more than 75 percent of offshore U.S. territory to drilling.

60. Go “all out” on every type of energy.

61. Take “every possible action” to expand natural gas production.

62. Ordering “every federal agency to eliminate rules that don’t make sense.”

63. Create “financial crimes unit” to crack down on white-collar crime.

64. Work with Congress to procure power to consolidate federal bureaucracy.

65. “End the notion that political parties must be engaged in a perpetual campaign of mutual destruction.”

2013

66. Reform Medicare and Medicaid to save as much as was proposed by the Simpson-Bowles Commission.

67. “Reduce taxpayer subsidies to prescription drug companies.”

68. Raise taxes on the wealthiest seniors.

69. Bring down health-care costs by changing the way the federal government pays for Medicare.

70. Eliminate loopholes and deductions for the “well off.”

71. Enact comprehensive tax reform that brings down the deficit and encourages job growth.

72. Cut “red tape and speed up new oil and gas permits.”

73. Create an “energy security trust.”

74. Create a “fix it first” program that will direct the unemployed to the highest priority programs.

75. Make “high quality” preschool available to every child in America.

76. Require that aid to colleges be distributed according to the value they impart upon students.

77. Pass comprehensive immigration reform.

78. Raise the minimum wage to $9/hour.

79. Create a tax incentive for companies to hire the long-term unemployed.

80. Create a program to put people back to work by rebuilding vacant homes in rundown neighborhoods.

81. Enact new tax credits for businesses that hire and invest.

82. Eliminate the marriage penalty for low-income couples.

83. Encourage fatherhood through tax policy adjustments.

84. By the end of 2014, end the war in Afghanistan.

85. Never make promises the government can’t actually keep.

86. Keep the promises already made.

2014

87. Lower corporate income taxes, close loopholes.

88. Use the money saved from corporate tax reform to finance new infrastructure spending.

89. Slash bureaucracy through executive orders.

90. Create an additional six “high tech manufacturing hubs” in 2014.

91. “Do more” to help entrepreneurs and small business owners.

92. Use government research funds to create entirely new industries – like vaccines that adapt to evolving bacteria, and inventing material thinner than paper but stronger than steel.

93. Pass a patent reform bill.

94. Use executive orders to cut red tape to enable factories to be built that are powered by natural gas.

95. Reform taxes so that fossil fuel companies are taxed more and “fuels of the future” are taxed less.

96. Enact new fuel-efficiency standards for trucks.

97. Pass comprehensive immigration reform.

98. Consolidate federal jobs training programs, helping match people with skills to jobs they can fill.

99. Reform unemployment insurance to encourage Americans to return to the workforce faster.

100. Assemble a coalition to help more kids access pre-K education.

101. Pass the “Equal Pay Act” for women.

102. Raise the minimum wage to $10.10

103. Expand the Earned Income Tax Credit

104. Reform the tax code to help lower-class Americans save

105. Give every American access to “an automatic IRA on the job.”

106. Ensure Americans never have to wait more than a half hour to vote.

107. Pass legislation that will prevent mass shooting tragedies.

108. End the Afghan war by the end of 2014.

109. Close Guantanamo Bay Prison in 2014.

110. End the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

111. Ensure the Iran will stop installing advanced centrifuges.

112. Be the “first” to call for more sanctions if Iran doesn’t abandon nuclear program.

113. Reform Veterans Affairs so that vets no longer have to deal with backlogs and instead receive the health care that they need.

2015

114. Cutting taxes for working families

115. Make child-care affordable through $3,000 tax credits per child, per year.

116. Work with states to pass paid-leave laws.

117. Pass “Equal Pay Act.”

118. Make two years of community college “as free and universal” as high school.

119. Make sure students can afford student loan payments.

120. Pass a bipartisan infrastructure plan.

121. Cure cancer.

122. Cure diabetes.

123. Give all Americans access to personalized health recommendations.

124. Put high-speed Internet in every classroom.

125. Put high-speed Internet in every community.

126. Build the fastest networks on Earth.

127. Convert sunlight into liquid fuel.

128. Create “revolutionary prosthetics so that a disabled veteran can play catch with his kid again.”

129. Colonize outer space.

130. Close loopholes that reward companies for creating jobs abroad and reward them for creating jobs in America.

131. Using savings from closed loopholes to rebuild infrastructure.

132. Lower repatriation tax

133. Simplify tax code so small business owners pay based on “what’s on her bank statement, instead of the number of accountants she can afford.”

134. Close loophole that lets people avoid paying taxes on “accumulated wealth”.

135. Use money from closed loopholes to send kids to college, pay for health care.

136. Destroy ISIS

137. Prevent foreign nations, hackers from stealing data from accessing our networks and stealing trade secrets and invading our privacy

138. Close Gitmo

139. Enact criminal justice reform

140. Seek out Republican ideas to make America strong

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nitrat January 13, 2016 at 11:01 am

Where’d you cut and past that from?

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The Colonel (R) January 13, 2016 at 11:05 am

Google it – Obama’s 140 broken promises

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nitrat January 13, 2016 at 11:33 am

Oh, that’s where you cut and pasted that from!

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The Colonel (R) January 13, 2016 at 11:36 am

I don’t have time to keep track of all the lies he’s told.

The Colonel (R) January 13, 2016 at 11:47 am

These are the “fact checks” from last night:

He embellished his record on jobs, citing “more than 14 million new jobs,” without mentioning that’s only private sector jobs and only since the job losses hit bottom in February 2010.

Obama similarly omitted part of his presidency in boasting of nearly 900,000 manufacturing jobs “in the past six years.” Over his entire time in office, manufacturing jobs have gone down by 230,000.

And he said he had cut the country’s deficits by “almost three-quarters.” But that’s measured from fiscal 2009, which included some increased spending by Obama.

He repeated his now years-long claim of crediting the Affordable Care Act for a slowdown in health care spending, which economists have linked mainly to the economy. In fact, the growth rate jumped in 2014, when the law’s coverage provisions were implemented.

Obama claimed, like he did in 2014, that the U.S. has “cut carbon pollution more than any other country on Earth.” That’s true in terms of total tonnage but not in terms of percentage reductions.

He said that the U.S. spends “more on our military than the next eight nations combined.” That’s close enough in terms of dollars, but as a share of the nation’s economy, the U.S. is only the fourth highest of the top 15 countries.

http://www.factcheck.org/2016/01/factchecking-the-state-of-the-union/

Birthers For Cruz January 13, 2016 at 3:19 pm

Yeh you only have time to keep up with all the “lies, halve truths and broken promises” of Republicans.

idcydm January 13, 2016 at 7:43 pm

What you said except for…”of Republicans and Democrats”.

It was a video, remember?

nitrat January 13, 2016 at 11:00 am

Since Trump started riling people up to commit violence against those they think are Muslims, Sikhs have again started being attacked because of their turbans. That’s what brings this home to Trikki. I would imagine the Skikh community is soo small in this country, she may even know someone who knows someone who’s been attacked.

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flip January 13, 2016 at 11:16 am

Only people that commit violence in this country are angry liberals.

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The Colonel (R) January 13, 2016 at 12:45 pm

It was interesting to hear Debbie Wasserman Shultz, Chief Democratic Party Liar, er, uhm Chair of the Democratic Party talk about Nikki last night. She said Nikki was very unpopular in South Carolina when the facts are she’s one of the most popular governors we’ve had: http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/nikki-haley/

Shulttz on the other hand is considered by most Democrats to be one of the most unliked Chairs the party has ever had and she had to bail on her planned senatorial run becuse polling showed she hadn’t a chance in hell: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/09/democrats-debbie-wasserman-schultz-111077_Page2.html

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flip January 13, 2016 at 1:05 pm

Every once in a while you post something that makes me believe you aren’t a ‘double agent’ working for the libs. :)

Thanks for the Politico link.

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The Buzzman January 13, 2016 at 5:36 pm

When are you going to post something that makes us believe you aren’t a hard-core leftie athiest Dem, trying to make every single Christian Conservative Republican look like a demented asshole?

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flip January 13, 2016 at 11:08 pm

That’s pretty good Boz.They apparently ran you out of Myrtle Beach and Horry County because of your lies,stalking and deranged behavior toward public officials and their families.My guess is the only reason you haven’t been sued is that you are broke/ live with your mother AND the only reason you haven’t been served Restraining Order’s/arrested is that the public officials in Horry/Georgetown County are scared to death of you and are trying to protect their families?

I will try and do better. :)

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The Buzzman January 13, 2016 at 11:55 pm

I’ve never been run out of Myrtle Beach. I go there often. I look after my mother, and without me she might have died years ago — or most certainly would be in a care facility.

There is no reason to sue me, because I speak the truth, and do so with no malice. Funny that you think all the public officials are scared of me. If they really were, I’d have few sources of good information. But I do. You figure it out.

You are way out of touch. You apparently haven’t even learned yet that the the state supreme court has upheld the Kelley verdict, for example — which only sets the stage for the appeal process to move to a higher court, one that is not as impossibly corrupt as the one that just ruled on the lawsuit’s verdict.

btw, one of the funny things about reading the opinion is that it cites the sexual predator Nelson Hardwick as one of the key witnesses for Kelly — and also the dishonest Gresham Barrett, who falsely presented himself as still being the Chairman of the SCGOP (by using the stationary of his former office) when endorsing the favored candidates of “The Myrtle Beach Mafia.”

The verdict will not stand. And you will never be able to intimidate me with your blathering bullshit.

gnite

flip January 14, 2016 at 8:26 am

LMAO!!! Verdict upheld.NO federal appeals court with overturn Kelley’s WIN-I doubt they will even hear it.

All that ‘blathering bullshit’ you peddled that idiot Wren and The Sun News cost em hundreds of thousands of dollars and has set legal precedent in SC for a PUBLIC official/person to sue for libel.Congratulations.

WE Will all await patiently for your next victims. :)

The Buzzman January 14, 2016 at 11:34 am

It was upheld by a state APPELLATE court, and indications are that Jay Bender is inclined to take it to the State Supreme Court. Unless you’re really as thick as you appear to be, you know that the appellate court is just the first step. It has yet to go before the SC Supreme Court on appeal. That will take a while. IF they refuse to hear it, that’s still not the end of it. Whichever way that goes, a FEDERAL court appeal is next. IF they uphold it, it goes to SCOTUS. That would be the last step.

By that time, the case would have garnered much attention nationally, and there would be a major move on the part of journalists worldwide to support Wren, and Sun Publishing.

The verdict will not stand.

btw, I do appreciate the power you assign to me, with the suggestion that I somehow concocted an entire federal investigation and “sold” that to Wren and TSN.

It’s nonsense of course.

Your specialty.

A Reader January 13, 2016 at 1:14 pm

Maybe Wasserman follows Will’s blog.

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BigStarD January 13, 2016 at 5:31 pm

Queen Nikki is a tramp. She is shallow and insincere. If you spend much time around her you will see that she is nothing but a dog and pony show…same cliche and canned statements…if I hear her say “I’ve got your back” or “sister-girl” one more time, I’ll vomit.

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Truth Wizard January 13, 2016 at 5:43 pm

Haley is a pretentious ding-bat. I mean really, what in the hell has she ever run in her life? What does she currently do all day beside pick her nose and stair in the mirror at herself?

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Denozitall January 13, 2016 at 7:43 pm

Dont forget to add…Try to decide if she needs surgery to pin back her huge ears.

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Buddy Miles January 13, 2016 at 6:52 pm

“you can actually hear what someone else is saying.” Then why did I have to file ethics charges against you for ignoring my petition for regress? Because the individuals were under your command. They were in violation of State law, and the UCOMJ. Yes, I was denied the opportunity to clarify and quantify wording found in our State’s Constitution for you. I could go on …

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