“Please tell the people who are protesting to kiss my … ask me some questions.”
Finally someone who doesn’t cringe and apologize before these thugs.
AMEN! This is what idiots like Governor Haley fail to grasp. She did this to appease the race baiters, and she can count on one thing. These same folks will stab her in the back at first opportunity. The same Democrats who are praising her, and praising this buffoon will call them racist as soon as they see political benefit in doing so. Political cowardice is NOT leadership, denying the people of South Carolina a chance to share their views is not leadership. It does not show anything but a lack of respect for the citizens of South Carolina, and a willingness to surrender to the Cultural Stalinists who will target the American flag next.
Oh no! That rascally South Carolina Governor, Nikki Haley, who dares to be a Conservative even though she is both a woman and a minority got a VERY politically incorrect Christmas gift. What will Liberals on Twitter do? Embrace Haley, and actually be tolerant? Or launch violent, hateful tweets at the governor?
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley received a brand new Beretta PX4 Storm pistol for Christmas. While she was extremely happy with the gift, liberals predictably responded with hateful messages, including wishes she would kill herself with it, Twitchyreported Friday.
“Our family had a wonderful Christmas together! I must have been good Santa gave me a Beretta PX4 Storm,” shetweeted.
“Please God, use it on yourself. Like before New Years,” one person said in response.
“I hope you don’t accidentally shoot someone in your family with it. Actually, I don’t really care either way,” another person said.
Yet another person falsely claimed Haley was somehow promoting murder by posting a picture of the pistol.
“I know where she should stick it,” one person exclaimed.
Some refused to understand why Haley would want or need a gun.
“No clue as to why our governor needs a handgun,” tweeted “Katie Thompson.”
Setting aside for a moment the fact that the Constitution allows for the private ownership of guns, Haley was the target of a parent volunteer who was arrested earlier in December for threatening to kill the Republican governor.
Rep. Tim Scott, who emerged from a modest upbringing to become an icon of the conservative tea party movement, on Monday was appointed by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to replace the resigning Sen. Jim DeMint, a fellow Republican.
Mr. Scott, who won a second term to the House last month, will be the Senate’s first black Republican from the South since the late 19th century.
The governor said Mr. Scott – rumored to be her top choice all along – has the political “courage,” fiscally conservatism and pro-business acumen to serve the state and nation well.
“He knows the value of a dollar. He understands what every family and small business goes through, and he has stayed consistent to that,” said Mrs. Haley, a Republican, during a news conference at the state Capitol to announce her decision.
“This man loves South Carolina, and he is very aware that every vote he does affects South Carolina and affects our country.”
Mrs. Haley, whose parents were Indian immigrants, brushed aside the notion that Mr. Scott’s race was a positive factor in her decision.
“It is very important to me, as a minority female, that Congressman Scott earned this seat,” she said. “He earned this seat for the person he is. He earned this seat for the results he has shown. He earned this seat for what I know he’s going to do in making South Carolina and making our country proud.”
Mr. Scott, who asked for a moment of silence for the victims of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting before he spoke at the Columbia news conference, thanked God, Jesus and his mom for helping him navigate life.
“When you start out in a single-parent household with a mom who works 16 hours a day, and you’re looking at a future that doesn’t look at bright, and you’ve living in North Charleston, S.C., you build a strength that comes from having the appreciation and understanding that it’s not about you, that it’s about your faith, it’s about our family,” he said.
Mr. Scott vowed to continue his fiscally conservative approach that helped him first win election to the House in 2010, when the tea party movement spurred a Republican wave that helped the GOP win control of the chamber.
“Our nation finds itself in a situation where we need some backbone. We need to make very difficult decisions,” he said. “If you have a problem in spending, there’s not enough revenue to make up for it. We have a spending problem, ladies and gentlemen, in America, not a revenue problem.”
Mr. DeMint, another tea party favorite who was rumored to be pushing for Mr. Scott’s appointment, thanked the governor for “her good judgment.”
“Tim, I could not be happier today,” said Mr. DeMint at the news conference. “I can walk away from the Senate knowing that someone is in this seat that is better than I am, that will carry that voice of opportunity conservatism to the whole country in a way that I couldn’t do.”
Mr. DeMint will step down in January, and in April assume the presidency of the Heritage Foundation, one of the nation’s leading conservative think tanks. He became a major electoral force beginning with the 2010 elections, helping promote tea party candidates in primaries against establishment GOP favorites, including Mr. Scott.
Mrs. Haley last week said she wouldn’t appoint a “placeholder” for Mr. DeMint’s seat, saying she wanted her pick to be someone who would consider seeking re-election to the seat in 2014.
Mrs. Haley said Monday she’s confident Mr. Scott easily will win election back to the Senate in two years.
Mr. Scott will be sworn in to the Senate on Jan. 3.
Fiscal and social conservative groups also praised Mrs. Haley’s decision.
“Congressman Scott is a fighter for limited government and pro-growth policies in Washington, and we can’t wait to see him in the Senate,” said Chris Chocola, president of the influential free-market group Club for Growth and a former Republican congressman from Indiana.
Others who reportedly were on the governor’s shortlist to replace Mr. DeMint were Rep. Trey Gowdy, former state Attorney General Henry McMaster, former first lady Jenny Sanford and Catherine Templeton, director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
Conservatives are stunned at news that Jim DeMint, one of the truly conservative stalwarts in the Senate, has decided to resign in order to join the Heritage Foundation. DeMint will leave the Senate in January.
DeMint, 71, was elected in 2010 for a term that will last through 2016. His successor will be appointed by South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley. Haley’s choice will serve in the Senate until a special election in 2014.
DeMint’s departure is not only a blow to conservatives and Republicans. Even though he had said that this would be his last term in the Senate, DeMint had obviously signed on to serve through January 2017, and now he’ll be leaving four years early. What about that commitment to the people of South Carolina?
“Obviously we have a big rock star bench in South Carolina, and Jim’s always been about bringing new leaders in,” says a member of DeMint’s circle.
Happy for Sen. DeMint, and I pray that his replacement will be as stalwart as he has been.
TED AND PAT OPAROWSKY
NEWT AND CALLISTA GINGRICH
OK, actually they ruled that making people prove who they are, and that they actually have a right to vote is racist somehow. Now you might be thinking how could THAT be racist? Well, because it might discriminate against Democrats trying to steal elections silly!
The Washington Post reported that Eric Holder and the Department of Justice have nixed South Carolina’s voter ID law. Therefore, the state will either have to re-write the law, or take it to court.
Under the 1965 Voting Rights Act, several of the states that enacted voter-identification laws are required to receive federal “pre-clearance” to ensure that the changes don’t affect minority political power.
In its first decision on one of those new measures, the Justice Department said Friday that South Carolina’s law will discriminate against minority voters, though the department declined to take a position on whether the alleged discrimination was intentional. The law, passed in May and signed by Gov. Nikki Haley (R), requires voters to show a driver’s license or one of several other forms of photo identification.
Officials in South Carolina could not immediately be reached for comment Friday afternoon. The rejection leaves the state with the option of trying to get the law approved by a federal court or passing another law and submitting it to the Justice Department. (Read More)
If it’s discriminatory to require people to show ID to vote, why is it not discriminatory to require identification when flying, driving a vehicle, purchasing alcohol or cigarettes, entering a state or federal building or cashing a check?
Obama’s Justice Department acting in a politically partisan fashion? Imagine that