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Governor Nikki Haley Delivers GOP SOTU Response

Governor Nikki Haley Delivers GOP SOTU Response

“We live in a time of threats like few others in recent memory.”

South Carolina governor Nikki Haley is delivering the GOP response to Obama’s SOTU address tonight. Haley is a good choice. She’s an effective and successful governor and has been rumored to be on the short list for VP.

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She was GOP-e, and she sucked.

That was uninspired, boring and oddly out of sync with what is happening in the Republican primary battle. Very milquetoast. She would be an awful pick for Trump.

It sounds like her remarks were prepared for her by the same guys responsible for Bush’s crack super pac ads.

Haley is a living example of the peter principle. She is not going anywhere. It is sad to see Aleister so behind the curve on what is going to be good in 2016 and beyond.

    PhillyGuy in reply to Gary Britt. | January 13, 2016 at 12:08 am

    Totally out of touch with the base. That was sophomoric. But the bloggers loved her, they all rattled their cocktail glasses in unison.

David R. Graham | January 13, 2016 at 12:05 am

She spoke approvingly of USA national “sovereignty.” That indicates thinking going in the right direction.

    Tool little, too late. She’s GOPe all the way.

    Just lip service head fake to try and keep the base voters whom they really despise happy. No different than their Kabuki theater show votes to repeal Obamacare after they have already voted to fully fund Obamacare. They have no idea we have figured out their little show vote routines and aren’t persuaded in the least by them. They continue to tell themselves Trump’s popularity isn’t real. They won’t believe they have lost control of the base until the November election.

Stop with the Twitter crap. If People want to read that cesspool they can. LI is for grown up people, not Twitter types.

Haley is too much like obama for my tastes. She has no heritage of the South and is a floating piece of debris just like obama is. They each have no roots except to another country and all she basically said was shut up and let the immigrant times roll. No condemnation for the lying sack of s**t that just spoke but couldn’t help but tell the American people that we should not be angry at what is happening to our great nation, just like the idiot Merkel in Germany is telling her people to shut up and stop reporting those damn rapes.

You got the tag wrong it should be GOPe not GOP.

I’m not sure what the other commenters were listening to, but I though the governor did a wonderful job. She’s absolutely right, we don’t need a candidate who is nothing but bluster and false promises. We need someone who walks the walk and talks the talk. I think Nikki would make a great VP. With the mess we’re in right now, a little quite contemplation isn’t a bad thing. It seems to me that a faction of the party has decided that unless you believe as they do, you’re a GOPer. Sounds more like the PC crowd on any college campus in American than grown-ups trying to get our country back on track. It seems to me she hit the nail squarely on the head and the fact that some don’t like it shows she was right.

    “…the fact that some don’t like it shows she was right.”

    Well, that is logical…

    I didn’t bother listening. Happy to see her win in SC, I have since learned she is a GOPe tool. Her first, our country a distant second.

    “…a faction of the party has decided that unless you believe as they do, you’re a GOPer.”

    You’re wrong on that. A VAST MAJORITY of the party has decided unless you believe as they do, you’re a GOPer.

    Lee Jan in reply to Bittersweet. | January 13, 2016 at 8:27 am

    She was tasked with the rebuttal to the maoists’s SOTU. She used her time to criticize republican canidates who are tasked with protecting America from invaders bent on death and destruction of America.

JackRussellTerrierist | January 13, 2016 at 1:54 am

Haley is another crass joke making true conservatives who voted for her look like fools. She disgusts me and has since the whole confederate flag fiasco. How dare her get up there and say the blame needs to be spread around. F&(k her and the elephant she rode in on. Gawd, she is sickening. I had to shut her off after a couple minutes – can’t take any more of these ‘pub morons. What a gross disappointment she has turned out to be.

    Tell us how you really feel. Stop holding back.

    One thing for sure is that I can’t support another GOPe candidate. After 4 losers in a row, Dole, Bush, McCain and Romney, how could anyone even consider running a 5 loser like Jeb Bush as the Republican nominee. If Bush or Christie or anyone else of their ilk is the Republican nominee it will be time to start a third party and kill off the Democratic lite Republican party.

    Haley is what most conservatives rightly believed Carley Fiorina would have quickly degenerated into.

    Haley, get in the back seat, shut-up, and count your blessings someone who knows how to drive will soon be at the wheel.

    I agree with you completely JRT. What is it about SC, a conservative state in theory, that gives us open borders fanatics like Graham, Haley, and a few others? And Republicans who are so eager to disrespect Southern Heritage?

      scooterjay in reply to DaMav. | January 13, 2016 at 8:07 am

      First of all, we have open primaries where the Democrats vote lovingly for Graham every chance they get. Secondly, we have a large swath of voters in the upstate that believe every siren song they hear (Gowdy, Haley, Gingrich) and get fooled time and time again. Lastly, we have a large population of retirees that want their liberal tendancies forced on everyone else.
      Nikki Haley benefited from two things……attacks on her ethnicity during the 2010 campaign and a midterm wave of pissed-off R voters. She also had a laughable field to contest her (Andre Bauer in the primary, Vince Sheheen TWICE in the general) and the minute she got into office she took the mask off and wanted SC employees to answer the phone “It’s a great day in SC!!” which sounds tone-deaf to the person calling my wife to set up an appeal because their medicaid application was turned down because they own a home while section-8 peeps get it without question.

      Look at Arizona and McCain.

      The takeaway from this is that it is the GOPe wants the likes of Haley and McCain.

      Useless, corrupt bums, all of them. And, they have no base. None. They merely have a handful of rich donors who own them.

      But as Trump and Cruz have demonstrated, WE hold all the power because we hold all the votes.

It is Truly amazing how the GOPe would rather take on their front runner and likely nominee rather than take on Obama. Did they show any ability to adjust and move quickly on current events to point out what happened in Iran today and tie that in to Obama’s ent8re series of failed foreign policies and this horrible Iran nuclear deal?

No instead they were too busy showing their globalist corporate masters that they were going to open wider the floodgates to legal immigration for the Ryan/Gutierrez any worker for any job plan to further destroy what is left of the middle class including college educated middle class workers.

Their final sellout for their donor class masters will come after November elections during the short lame duck congress. These traitors to the country will tee up an amnesty immigration bill that legalizes millions upon millions and increases legal immigration quotas massively and will then vote with the democrats to put the bill on Obama’s desk so he can sign it on the way out the door. Count on it.

    I’d say you nailed it.

    Meanwhile McCain is leading the charge against Cruz over citizenship.

    In short, the GOPe is priority attacking over half the base, i.e. Trump and Cruz. Rumors up that they are going to unite behind Ryan as the “savior” of Amnesty and the GOPe. Get ready to fight some more.

She closed the speech by promising that Republicans will “stand up for our beliefs”.

She lost my support with that line of BS.

In all of history, no government became more honest, less corrupt, or respected its citizen’s rights more as it grew in size. E.L. 2016

What does E.L. mean?

Prim and Proper Republican establishment response.
This is why Jed Bush has been in single digits from the start of the republican primary’s.

What is wrong with the party? We are fed up with the Washington, D.C. BS!
We are tired of being lied too.
Stop attacking our front runners!

Nikki Haley came as part of the Tea Party? What happened to her?

Nikki Haley rode the TEA party wave into office in 2010. Since those days she has done a good job of getting jobs into SC but little else. She appears to me as a political opportunist who folds like a cheap chair whenever a certain segment of society gets their feelings supposedly hurt.
“It’s a great day in SC!”………..not when your medicaid claim has been denied and you are calling my wife to schedule an appeal because the reason your claim was denied is because you own your home yet the section-8 resident gets rushed to the front of the line.

Well here goes, I’m going to get a dozen down-thumbs for this one: I thought Haley’s speech was measured and reasonable. There IS enough blame to go around, particularly with the GOPe. Now it’s too bad she didn’t focus on that one more but you can’t have everything. But I think the tack she was taking was to say to the public, “we hear you, you’re sick and tired of the political shenanigans. We are too.” Did that work? Not completely, but a red meat attack on Champ and Hilarity, with no acknowledgement of all of the sins of the GOPe, wouldn’t have registered at all on the public.

I’d be pleased with a Cruz-Haley ticket. Cruz would lay out the big themes and blow up the GOPe, while Haley would work with congressional leaders to get bills through. I’d also be pleased with a Cruz-Fiorina ticket which shows you where I am.

    If she and the GOPe heard us her speech would state how illegal immigration must be stopped and legal immigration substantially curbed via Jeff Sessions type plans. Instead she said the opposite. It was a big giant FU to the base spoken in soft measured tones.

Adult commentary from a Repub, upsetting the the real RINOs, once again. This is looking more and more like a Ronulan campaign.

SOTU response? That was more like a SOTU agreement.

In a SOTU response, she attacked the frontrunner in a Republican primary. That is just plain sleazy.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to PhillyGuy. | January 13, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    I despise Trump, but I agree with you. This was not the time nor the venue to be hammering on one of our candidates. It was supposed to outline the differences between what we stand for versus what obastard said he stands for or will do or cares about blah blah.

This is actually a good development, for two reasons:

1- at this convenient stage, we now know that our mistrust of the GOPe should be absolute; and

2- we found out who Haley is before she got too far into VP consideration.

Neither Trump nor Cruz needs a rino as VP. Rinos have no base. NONE.

This is the epitome of what is wrong with our entire culture. Equivocating Dems/Obama with Repub/the failure to stop them/him? That is Switzerland… we look back with disdain at them for enabling Nazi hording of gold not for “getting alone” or “bipartisanship!”

It is NOT my fault, how can she include me in the “we” are all to blame?

buckeyeminuteman | January 13, 2016 at 1:46 pm

Giving in to the PC types and taking down the Confederate flag turned me off. Why turn your back on the rich Southern heritage of your constituents? Whether you agree with the ideas espoused by Jefferson Davis or not, the flag has stood for 150 years until snowflakes on twitter raised a stink or she folded like Boehner.

Is Haley eligible to run for governor again or is she term limited?? If eligible to run again, what do the south carolinians think are her chances of winning ??

    “Is Haley eligible to run for governor again or is she term limited??”

    Yes and no. The same person can only serve two consecutive terms. So, she cannot run for the next election. She could then run 4 years later and serve two more consecutive terms.

Haley is boehner, without the alcohol. Then again, so is Lyin’ Ryan. (He probably smokes as much dope as boehner drinks booze, which is probably one reason why Ryan is so lame.)