National Politics - 2016

Nikki Haley Endorsement Drawing Scrutiny

There’s a big story up on Politico detailing the behind-the-scenes discussions that led to S.C. governor Nikki Haley‘s endorsement of Marco Rubio in last week’s “First in the South” presidential primary. That article is full-on GOP establishment propaganda, of course … noting how the two politicians “bonded over their young children, their shared…

There’s a big story up on Politico detailing the behind-the-scenes discussions that led to S.C. governor Nikki Haley‘s endorsement of Marco Rubio in last week’s “First in the South” presidential primary.

That article is full-on GOP establishment propaganda, of course … noting how the two politicians “bonded over their young children, their shared heritage as state legislators, and … stories about Afghanistan.”

Ummm …

Afghanistan?

Yeah, that’s “where Rubio has visited as a member of the Foreign Relations committee and Michael Haley, a captain in the South Carolina National Guard, had served.”

Ummm … okay

The article, written by Shane Goldmacher and Anna Palmer, goes on to breathlessly extol the virtue of diversity for diversity’s sake …

As they stood together on stage in Greenville on Thursday – an African-American senator, Indian-American governor, Cuban-American presidential candidate and a white congressman Rep. Trey Gowdy – Haley declared, “This new group of conservatives taking over America looks like a Benetton commercial.”

It also marks the “rising star” of Haley on the national stage …

Haley, long considered a rising GOP star, has grown to national prominence in the last year. She is considered a potential vice-presidential pick, after taking down the Confederate flag from the state Capitol last year and delivering an anti-Trump official GOP response to the State of the Union in which she urged voters not to “follow the siren call of the angriest voices.”

Not surprisingly, there’s no mention of Haley’s stumbles in the aftermath of her latest coming-out party … or the repudiation of her by the GOP base … or the intimate involvement of Rubio’s advisors in bringing her extramarital affairs to light six years earlier.

In fact the only thing resembling a negative mention in the Politico report was this reference to exit polling related to the governor’s “dramatic” endorsement of Rubio …

More than one in four South Carolina voters said Haley’s endorsement was an important factor for them and Rubio won dominant plurality of them, 47 percent.

Wait … “more than” one in four?  So less than a third.  And less than half of those took her advice?

Hmmm …

Spin aside, the real omission in Goldmacher and Palmer’s Benetton ad … err, article … was Jon Lerner.

Wait … who?

Lerner is the Maryland-based “Republican” consultant who has been guiding Haley’s political destiny for the past seven years (prior to that, he advised former S.C. governor Mark Sanford).   But those aren’t the only hats Lerner wears.  He’s also on the payroll of the Conservative Solutions PAC, which raised $30 million last year in support of Rubio’s presidential ambitions.   Not only that, he’s a consultant for the Club for Growth – a group which has been spending big bucks bashing Donald Trump.

Take a look …

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club for growth

(Cap via)

Hmmmm …

Haley, of course, has been bashing Trump for months … long before the GOP establishment in Washington, D.C. chose her to give the response to Barack Obama‘s final State of the Union address.

(Guess that quid pro quo panned out after all).

It’s time to call this concerted effort what it clearly is: A key cog in the full-court GOP press to anoint Rubio as the “Republican” nominee – and to destroy “The Donald.”  And from the looks of it, the whole effort is being run out of the same Bethesda, Maryland office belonging to Jon Lerner.

“Nowhere in (the Politico) story is there a mention of Lerner,” one Beltway-based advisor told us.  “He is laying low for a reason.  His relations with the Club for Growth and the Rubio PAC smell of coordination.  The attacks on Trump while his is out pimping for Rubio raises some issues that maybe an FEC complaint or two should look at.”

We agree.

The Federal Election Commission should absolutely take a look at these connections and make sure no improper campaign coordination is taking place.  We’re not necessarily saying a full-scale investigation is warranted, but it’s pretty clear there was a concerted effort from this status quo enclave in South Carolina to promote Rubio and attack Trump.

Who knows?  Maybe they’re the ones responsible for what happened to our website during primary week …

Of interest?  Even though this powerful cabal of GOP insiders threw everything including the kitchen sink at South Carolina – they still only wound up with only 22.5 percent of the electorate choosing their preferred candidate.  Meanwhile Trump, the candidate whose ambitions they were supposed to destroy, scored a runaway victory with 32.5 percent of the vote.

Looks like it’s going to take a lot more than fresh faces, careful coordination and tons of special interest money to sink the populist movement running wild within the “Republican” primary electorate.

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67 comments

JustMorePayForPlay February 22, 2016 at 10:31 am

She’s getting to be an old whore. Look for the money. Now, or “promised.” (She still can’t pick a winner.) So, her husband was sent off to do something for Afgani farmers after hostilities ceased as punishment for his idiot public remarks and that makes him a “combat veteran”!?!?! I don’t think so.

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shifty henry February 22, 2016 at 10:54 am

That photo/pose/outfit is the most God-awful thing I’ve seen in ages!

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stumpknocker February 22, 2016 at 10:58 am

and she got every black republican in the state all in the same photo op.

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guru February 22, 2016 at 11:25 am

And good lord, how much bigger is she gonna get? Must be some good taxpayer backed groceries.

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Hokey Pokey February 22, 2016 at 1:50 pm

She had to grow that big Mother India ass to balance that honker on her face that gets more hooked every day.

dwb619 February 22, 2016 at 3:40 pm

NO YOU DIDN’T!!!!

TroubleBaby February 22, 2016 at 1:52 pm

It’s like a 2 Live Crew video.

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swpbbls February 22, 2016 at 12:20 pm

don’t they call that bouncer stance?

She talks a good Marco Rubio game but uses Ted Cruz body language. Watch for it.

“A wider stance makes the body wider and hence appear bigger and is a signal of power and dominance. This also takes up more territory and shows domination.”

http://changingminds.org/techniques/body/parts_body_language/leg_body_language.htm

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swpbbls February 22, 2016 at 12:22 pm

Here’s Teddy showing he has more stuff (new translation: shit) upstairs:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3385915/posts

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shifty henry February 22, 2016 at 12:30 pm

— that’s funny!

swpbbls February 22, 2016 at 12:34 pm

I’ve noticed the bouncer stance in people that usually are trying to irritate me. Usually men. Haley is morphing before our very eyes into DomiNikki. Gawd help us all.

shifty henry February 22, 2016 at 12:43 pm

DomiNikki —— True Story: A black woman I know asked if I would like to meet her cousin from New York City when she came to Columbia. Her cousin was a dominatrix — that sounded cool to me. They came to my office and I have to tell you — her cousin was HOT!. She showed me some of her model photos — yeeow!

She explained how she became a dominatrix. She and her boy friend got into a huge argument one day and she slapped the shit out him. He stared at her and told her, after thinking about it, that it felt good. So they got into games and such, and he became her manager and now she gets paid for it!

swpbbls February 22, 2016 at 12:57 pm

I spent a night in the Lexington County Jail and had to share a cell with a big ol’ white gal from Pelion called DomiNikki. The staff must have medicated her so she could sleep because she snored all night long; me, not, but somebody on the floor beneath the one we were on used a battering ram on the ceiling right under my concrete bunk. All. night. long.

Glad your buddy’s cousin enjoys her profession and makes money at it to boot!

shifty henry February 22, 2016 at 12:34 pm

The boots hide her “stick” legs — look at the foto from yesterday showing her wearing those high heel shoes.

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swpbbls February 22, 2016 at 3:53 pm

I swore to someone those weren’t hers (shoes or legs).

dwb619 February 22, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Are you implying that NIMRATA may be “ridin’ a chicken”?

swpbbls February 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm

What?

dwb619 February 22, 2016 at 7:27 pm

Just an old joke to someone in shorts, “Them your legs, or are you riding a chicken?”
Helps to be a little on the red neck side to understand.

Tazmaniac February 22, 2016 at 3:40 pm

Could be just trying to get a little air down there. ;-)

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swpbbls February 22, 2016 at 3:54 pm

I reckon.

TroubleBaby February 22, 2016 at 1:55 pm

She’s going to give birth to the Anti-Christ.

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shifty henry February 22, 2016 at 1:58 pm

— out of her ass?

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TroubleBaby February 22, 2016 at 2:52 pm

You don’t see that stomach pooch?

Scooter February 22, 2016 at 2:20 pm

That woman has, absolutely, no class.

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erneba February 22, 2016 at 4:40 pm

That is not a very becoming picture of her.
She needs an image consultant or maybe a senior clerk at the “Belk” store.

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otis February 22, 2016 at 5:01 pm

Typically, when married men frequent strip clubs, they aren’t satisfied at home. Typically, when married women engage in multiple affairs, they aren’t satisfied at home. Who gets hurt? The kids.

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shifty henry February 22, 2016 at 12:27 pm

Someone informed me that the only “hostile combat” Mikie ever encountered was trying to play with titties at Heartbreakers …. and that was while he was still sober.

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Ernie February 22, 2016 at 1:45 pm

She made the poor slob go! Nimrata was catching flack about the stealing of taxpayer info and the incompetent DSS, DOT and DHEC. So, she told him to volunteer.

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Bible Thumper February 22, 2016 at 10:38 am

Don’t you need more than suspicion (smell) to start and investigation?
I have suspicions that Fitsnews has coordinated with a certain campaign which will remain nameless. I don’t have enough proof to start an investigation, though.

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idcydm February 22, 2016 at 10:39 am

Come on Fits, this site is still jumping from thread to thread.

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Bible Thumper February 22, 2016 at 10:41 am

I’m still getting “Malicious website blocked” on my PC. Smart phone is working OK.

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Flip February 22, 2016 at 10:51 am

I’m not getting the block anymore on my main computer. You try ctrl + f5 on your PC? That should make it refresh the page from scratch.

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shifty henry February 22, 2016 at 10:52 am

I’m ok for connections on my desktop pc using either Internet Explorer or Firefox ….. but the skipping does occur but fewer times.

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Mike at the Beach February 22, 2016 at 2:39 pm

Any chance the “jumping” is designed in? Some sites do that as a way to move folks around the site (in hopes of, naturally, generating extra clicks).

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shifty henry February 22, 2016 at 4:25 pm

Curiously, it always seems to be while I’m typing a reply/comment. Many times I let it sit for a few minutes because I’m thinking, got interrupted, etc., before entering it. Don’t think it ever happened while I was reading an article or another comment.

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Flip February 22, 2016 at 10:49 am

The worst thing to happen to this site recently and it probably wasn’t done by the hacker.

Wonder if its a script designed to generate more clicks. Not only do you get put on a different page but you have to reload the page you were on just to go back. That’s two free clicks.

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Bible Thumper February 22, 2016 at 10:48 am

Libertarians talk the talk of bloated government all in people’s lives and yet, you want an investigation instigated because it doesn’t smell right.

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Flip February 22, 2016 at 3:40 pm

<==== This confederate flag doesn't smell right either! LMAO!!!

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Clarence Boddicker February 22, 2016 at 10:53 am

Stick a fork in that curry, she’s done.

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Iggy February 22, 2016 at 7:37 pm

Nikki is like most politicians. They are appalled when a candidate losses his tempers or says a cue word or critics another politicians.

BUT, which Nikki, and others, head to a back room and scream bloody murder and attack the bastard that wronged her with a vengeance rarely seen on earth.

They are all hypocrites. Pols are the lowest and to hell with Nikki and her high horse. She is one vindictive bitch!

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stumpknocker February 22, 2016 at 10:56 am

we know halley but if you are from another state, her resume looks pretty good and she handles herself well in front of the camera, i’m not endorsing her, but don’t underestimate her standing with republicans on a national level.

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idcydm February 22, 2016 at 11:22 am

As I’ve said before, Haley has much more support in SC than this site would indicate. You have to admit we don’t come to this site because we are not malcontents for one reason or another.

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Flip February 22, 2016 at 11:40 am

Haley is a lot like Sanford in that regard. Our state loves politicians like them even if the smarter voters know better.

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Tazmaniac February 22, 2016 at 12:02 pm

You pretty much have to come here to read anything negative about Nikki. I have to admit that until coming here and reading deeper in to her issues I thought the entire State loved her.

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idcydm February 22, 2016 at 12:24 pm

It’s obvious Will has an ax to grind and uses this site to grind it obsessively.

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Tazmaniac February 22, 2016 at 2:32 pm

True, but you have to admit she is nothing like the personna that was elected. I don’t know if she out and out lied, or has morphed due to the path of least resistance, most likely the latter. She has become everything I find distasteful about the Republican Party.

idcydm February 22, 2016 at 2:41 pm

Don’t disagree, politicians will be politicians. What I find amusing about the Nikki – Will saga, Will shit in his own mess kit.

TontoBubbaGoldstein February 22, 2016 at 2:39 pm

we don’t come to this site because we are not malcontents…

Good point, but too much negativity….

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idcydm February 22, 2016 at 2:42 pm

I like double negatives, get over it, ;)

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TontoBubbaGoldstein February 22, 2016 at 2:44 pm

TBG didn’t not say he didn’t like them…

idcydm February 22, 2016 at 2:45 pm

+10 or should it be -10?

Haley Sucks February 22, 2016 at 11:15 am

Haley could not even deliver her home county. Rubio finished 3rd in Lexington and basically tied Cruz for 2nd in the state. How many SC delegates did Haley deliver for Rubio? ZERO !!! Haley’s face is the “Rear End” of the new Republican party.

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HD February 22, 2016 at 11:49 am

“Nowhere in (the Politico) story is there a mention of Lerner,” one Beltway-based advisor told us. “He is laying low for a reason. His relations with the Club for Growth and the Rubio PAC smell of coordination. The attacks on Trump while his is out pimping for Rubio raises some issues that maybe an FEC complaint or two should look at.”

You should talk to a “beltway-based advisor” who knows what he’s talking about. Club for Growth can coordinate all it wants with a Super PAC. Don’t know whether they did or didn’t, but it’s not illegal if they did.

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shifty henry February 22, 2016 at 12:32 pm

She looks like a 3rd grade teacher instructing her students how to act during a fire drill.

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Mike at the Beach February 22, 2016 at 2:40 pm

I’d like to put some “scrutiny” on those boots…

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dwb619 February 22, 2016 at 3:43 pm

Poor NIMRATA, she has yet to “slurp” the right one!!!!!!1
YOU BETCHA!
She can see a I-20 motel managerial job in the immediate future!!!!!

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gunjit February 22, 2016 at 4:55 pm

Hope they hide the cash drawer.

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dwb619 February 22, 2016 at 4:02 pm

That dress reminds me of Carol Burnett and the “curtain rod” evening gown.
My deepest apologies to Mrs. Burnett.

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swpbbls February 22, 2016 at 4:37 pm

More like Mrs. Wiggins!!!!

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ELCID February 22, 2016 at 4:32 pm

TRUMP will destroy Haley when he becomes President.
That for one, is the best reason to vote for Trump.
To finally rid the world of that trashy Haley.

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jj February 22, 2016 at 4:55 pm

I voted for trump. My family members, six to be exact, were planning to vote for Rubio, When they heard the Haley endorsement, they voted for Bush. True story.

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Bye Bye Haley February 22, 2016 at 6:24 pm

WOWOWOWOW! .. The entire nation wants to hang the Syrian Muslim loving and illegal alien hugging skank!!!! She is over for good … She fucked her husband and her own children this time >>>> https://www.facebook.com/joey.pye.31/videos/1224232560940226/

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Nikki is always wrong February 22, 2016 at 8:02 pm

Haley’s endorsement of Rubio sealed my decision not to vote for him. Her hatred of Trump convinced me to vote for him.

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swpbbls February 23, 2016 at 1:04 pm

Nikki Haley has been practicing her crazy eye. Wonder when she’ll get to use it?

http://www.wistv.com/story/31293156/pentagons-guantanamo-closing-plan-lays-out-costs-savings

You can see the crazy eye better here:

http://www.wistv.com/story/31293156/pentagons-guantanamo-closing-plan-lays-out-costs-savings

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John Raymond Skurkay February 24, 2016 at 9:02 pm

It’s no wonder this immigrant closet Liberal from India had no trouble taking down the Confederate Flag seeing she has no ties to American Southern Heritage! Just a continuation of Monkey Cockroach Immigrants from the Southern Hemisphere taking over white man country!

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