Nikki Haley is Done

 

Cue video to 6:00

The second thing she would do in office is require identity verification on social media.

How is this a winning policy?

The trouble with neocons like Haley is they are out of touch with Republican-leaning voters. Not Republicans; they know lots of Republicans who think like they do. They are donors, long-time supporters, lobbyists, golf buddies, etc.

She’s elite now, a veritable Brahmin in America, and Vivek is an untouchable… or scum. Same thing pretty much.

This type of Republican has dismissed the MAGA hordes as an enemy in private, but also as a force they’d just rather avoid. They want to pretend the ugly elephant isn’t in the room.

Is it that they still do not understand the sentiment and feelings that manifested Trump or that they don’t want to understand it?

They really must believe that these people are deluded and in some kind of cult. They simply don’t want these voters in ‘their’ party and hold them in contempt, and they just try not to inflame their sentiments by avoiding certain subjects. They think we’re stupid. Of course. You’d have to be stupid, right? Come on, man! as Uncle Joe would mumble.

Nikki is also playing the girl-card way too reflexively. This is not a smart strategy. Conservatives don’t like identity politics and Democrats laugh hysterically when Republicans try it.

Vivek doesn’t have a “girl problem” by going after an NBC anchor who lies brazenly, a chairwoman who loses continually, and an ‘ambassador’ who is not very diplomatic.

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  1. DrewInWisconsin, Lower Order Oaf 🚫 Banned
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    Franco: Vivek doesn’t have a “girl problem” by going after an NBC anchor who lies brazenly, a chairwoman who loses continually, and an ‘ambassador’ who is not very diplomatic. 

    Because surely Vivek would be happy with lying NBC anchors if only they were men. Losing RNC chairs if only they were men. 

    That’s what we’re expected to believe when they run to “You’re just a misogynist!” as a defense.

    Felt the same way when I was called racist for opposing so many of Obama’s policies. Because, sure, I’d be all in favor of Marxism if it was a white man promoting it, right? How dumb is that?

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  2. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
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    Nimarata “Nikki” Randhawa is a total statist.  Xi She should wear a NASCAR type suit with logos for:  Google, NSA, FISA, CIA, Pfizer, WHO,…

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  3. Franco 🚫 Banned
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    Imagine if Nikki had already gotten the nomination and said this.

    I understand she’s ‘walking it back’ now claiming only foreign actors should be “verified”, but that’s almost as clueless.

    Elites do not trust the American people and believe they are easily propagandized by tweets. By bots! Yes, they have a corrosive effect over time but they don’t change minds or elections. What does change elections is our ‘trusted’ sources withholding information falsely charging treason on Presidents they don’t agree with, and lie brazenly to our faces, then smile defiantly when called out.

    That’s a national security issue, Nikki 

     

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  4. The Reticulator Member
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    Franco: Cue video to 6:00

    I watched for as long as I could stand it.  (About 13 seconds.) That’s a pretty stupid explanation. Too bad. 

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  5. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Franco: Cue video to 6:00

    I watched for as long as I could stand it. (About 13 seconds.) That’s a pretty stupid explanation. Too bad.

    Haley has been moving up the polls.  I suspect that is because she has been spending a lot of money and not doing many interviews.   Now that she is doing interviews and revealing that she is just “High Heels McCain”, I expect the voters will reject her.  She has that same weird Raytheon stink that McCain had–an odor of being a Democrat in GOP clothing, so she can advocate for more bombing. 

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  6. Red Herring Coolidge
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    She was a good governor. DC ruins them.

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  7. Globalitarian Lower Order Misanthropist Coolidge
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    Very well put, as usual.  What I really hadn’t realized, but you did was this:

    Franco:  She’s elite now, a veritable Brahmin in America, and Vivek is an untouchable… or scum. Same thing pretty much.

    Very accurate.  The classism and racism runs deep.

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  8. genferei Member
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    Haley is doing a great job applying to be leader of the controlled opposition.

    What frightens the Republicans so much about Trump is that even though he was (and is) vain, chaotic, naïve and devoid of a single libertarian impulse, his administration, sabotaged as it was by every institution (including his own party), still achieved more for conservatives than any other in (at least) a generation. 

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  9. Locke On Member
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    Yes, done. After that, I wouldn’t vote for her if she did manage to win the nomination.

    The swamp must be really worried, with all the authoritarian push against the net and AI oozing into view the last couple weeks.

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  10. WI Con Member
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    Boot or “Nikki’s high heels”

     

    I’ve been listening to that “Ruthless” podcast. They are utter statists but its valuable to have that window into the DC-GOP mind.

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  11. Terence Smith Coolidge
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    Locke On (View Comment):

    Yes, done. After that, I wouldn’t vote for her if she did manage to win the nomination.

    She is certainly not my first pick (DeSantis is by far) but given the far worse alternative of whoever the Dem’s run I would vote for her in Nov 2024.

    Alas, she doesn’t look done to me. She has a favorable early primary schedule in New Hampshire (cultural issues hurt DeSantis here) and she is popular in South Carolina. 3rd in Iowa is probably sufficient. If Trump seriously under performs in Iowa, N.H. and S.C. who knows.  She also seems to be picking up big money donors and the more moderate electorate that DeSantis failed to lock down. Through the primaries the press and pundits will probably treat her well too.

    My opinion of Haley was not that favorable to begin with and this mistake lowers it more. She is a bit too hawkish and either wrong, MIA or weak on social issues. It is what it is. As an R, Her major plus is she can win in Nov 2024.  On style when her shrillness doesn’t grate on me, she often speaks in a clear direct manner that I appreciate.

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  12. cdor Member
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    She got way out over her skis with her “truth on the web” comment. I do not know how she thinks that will work, but it certainly shows her having the mental capacity of a dictator. Other than that little hiccup, the neocon demonization of Russia, and forgetting to mention the billions we are allowing to flow into Iran ( the mother of Hamas ), she did as well as I would have expected. My expectations were pretty low, admittedly.

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  13. The Reticulator Member
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    cdor (View Comment):

    She got way out over her skis with her “truth on the web” comment. I do not know how she thinks that will work, but it certainly shows her having the mental capacity of a dictator. Other than that little hiccup, the neocon demonization of Russia, and forgetting to mention the billions we are allowing to flow into Iran ( the mother of Hamas ), she did as well as I would have expected. My expectations were pretty low, admittedly.

    People who are good on foreign policy are often lacking in any understanding of civil liberties and limits on government at home.   And sometimes that makes them not really so good on foreign policy, either.  

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  14. cdor Member
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    cdor (View Comment):

    She got way out over her skis with her “truth on the web” comment. I do not know how she thinks that will work, but it certainly shows her having the mental capacity of a dictator. Other than that little hiccup, the neocon demonization of Russia, and forgetting to mention the billions we are allowing to flow into Iran ( the mother of Hamas ), she did as well as I would have expected. My expectations were pretty low, admittedly.

    People who are good on foreign policy are often lacking in any understanding of civil liberties and limits on government at home. And sometimes that makes them not really so good on foreign policy, either.

    I don’t see her evading the questions she is asked. I give her a hat tip on that. The problem is, the answers she gives makes me wish she had evaded them.

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  15. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Lower Order O… (View Comment):

    Franco: Vivek doesn’t have a “girl problem” by going after an NBC anchor who lies brazenly, a chairwoman who loses continually, and an ‘ambassador’ who is not very diplomatic.

    Because surely Vivek would be happy with lying NBC anchors if only they were men. Losing RNC chairs if only they were men.

    That’s what we’re expected to believe when they run to “You’re just a misogynist!” as a defense.

    Felt the same way when I was called racist for opposing so many of Obama’s policies. Because, sure, I’d be all in favor of Marxism if it was a white man promoting it, right? How dumb is that?

    There are plenty of liberals out there who would welcome the end of anonymity so that they could “do their part” to punish those they disagreed with.

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  16. DrewInWisconsin, Lower Order Oaf 🚫 Banned
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    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Lower Order O… (View Comment):

    Franco: Vivek doesn’t have a “girl problem” by going after an NBC anchor who lies brazenly, a chairwoman who loses continually, and an ‘ambassador’ who is not very diplomatic.

    Because surely Vivek would be happy with lying NBC anchors if only they were men. Losing RNC chairs if only they were men.

    That’s what we’re expected to believe when they run to “You’re just a misogynist!” as a defense.

    Felt the same way when I was called racist for opposing so many of Obama’s policies. Because, sure, I’d be all in favor of Marxism if it was a white man promoting it, right? How dumb is that?

    There are plenty of liberals out there who would welcome the end of anonymity so that they could “do their part” to punish those they disagreed with.

    They’ve already been doing that. There’s a group dedicated to poring over every video clip from Jan. 6th, working to identify as many people in the crowd as they can, and then reporting those people to the FBI. The FBI follows through, dutifully, like the gestapo monkeys they are.

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  17. philo Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Lower Order O… (View Comment):

    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Lower Order O… (View Comment):

    Franco: Vivek doesn’t have a “girl problem” by going after an NBC anchor who lies brazenly, a chairwoman who loses continually, and an ‘ambassador’ who is not very diplomatic.

    Because surely Vivek would be happy with lying NBC anchors if only they were men. Losing RNC chairs if only they were men.

    That’s what we’re expected to believe when they run to “You’re just a misogynist!” as a defense.

    Felt the same way when I was called racist for opposing so many of Obama’s policies. Because, sure, I’d be all in favor of Marxism if it was a white man promoting it, right? How dumb is that?

    There are plenty of liberals out there who would welcome the end of anonymity so that they could “do their part” to punish those they disagreed with.

    They’ve already been doing that. There’s a group dedicated to poring over every video clip from Jan. 6th, working to identify as many people in the crowd as they can, and then reporting those people to the FBI. The FBI follows through, dutifully, like the gestapo monkeys they are.

    And yet nothing from the 45 minutes of video that the  pipe bomber made sure we had of him.

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  18. The Reticulator Member
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    philo (View Comment):
    And yet nothing from the 45 minutes of video that the  pipe bomber made sure we had of him.

    The pipe bomber is on video?  I didn’t know that.  

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  19. philo Member
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    philo (View Comment):
    And yet nothing from the 45 minutes of video that the pipe bomber made sure we had of him.

    The pipe bomber is on video? I didn’t know that.

    See here. (Of course, in my haste earlier I should have said “pipe bomber” because the two “pipe bombs” were little more than insultingly bad theater props.)

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  20. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Lower Order O… (View Comment):

    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Lower Order O… (View Comment):

    Franco: Vivek doesn’t have a “girl problem” by going after an NBC anchor who lies brazenly, a chairwoman who loses continually, and an ‘ambassador’ who is not very diplomatic.

    Because surely Vivek would be happy with lying NBC anchors if only they were men. Losing RNC chairs if only they were men.

    That’s what we’re expected to believe when they run to “You’re just a misogynist!” as a defense.

    Felt the same way when I was called racist for opposing so many of Obama’s policies. Because, sure, I’d be all in favor of Marxism if it was a white man promoting it, right? How dumb is that?

    There are plenty of liberals out there who would welcome the end of anonymity so that they could “do their part” to punish those they disagreed with.

    They’ve already been doing that. There’s a group dedicated to poring over every video clip from Jan. 6th, working to identify as many people in the crowd as they can, and then reporting those people to the FBI. The FBI follows through, dutifully, like the gestapo monkeys they are.

    So-called liberals have been canceling conservatives for quite a while, in employment and education and everything else.

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  21. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
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    cdor (View Comment):
    She got way out over her skis with her “truth on the web” comment. I do not know how she thinks that will work, but it certainly shows her having the mental capacity of a dictator.

    I am betting most voters won’t ever hear of he little fascist slip.   Half of those that do hear of it will think it is a good idea. 

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  22. lowtech redneck Coolidge
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    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Lower Order O… (View Comment):

    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Lower Order O… (View Comment):

    Franco: Vivek doesn’t have a “girl problem” by going after an NBC anchor who lies brazenly, a chairwoman who loses continually, and an ‘ambassador’ who is not very diplomatic.

    Because surely Vivek would be happy with lying NBC anchors if only they were men. Losing RNC chairs if only they were men.

    That’s what we’re expected to believe when they run to “You’re just a misogynist!” as a defense.

    Felt the same way when I was called racist for opposing so many of Obama’s policies. Because, sure, I’d be all in favor of Marxism if it was a white man promoting it, right? How dumb is that?

    There are plenty of liberals out there who would welcome the end of anonymity so that they could “do their part” to punish those they disagreed with.

    They’ve already been doing that. There’s a group dedicated to poring over every video clip from Jan. 6th, working to identify as many people in the crowd as they can, and then reporting those people to the FBI. The FBI follows through, dutifully, like the gestapo monkeys they are.

    So-called liberals have been canceling conservatives for quite a while, in employment and education and everything else.

    And before that they did the same thing as cliques and factions within institutions; academia, public education, news media, and even entertainment media were not always 99% Leftist, it was a gradual process of first weeding out conservatives while maintaining some measure of plausible deniability, and then anathematizing them once a critical mass of control was reached.

    Now enter the internet and social media, which is at least as much of a blessing to totalitarians as radio and TV combined, and it arrived at just about the same time that said critical mass within the institutions was reached.

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  23. Rodin Member
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    Nikki, let me introduce you to General Pickett. He has something to share with you. 

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  24. kedavis Coolidge
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    This just popped up today, it’s interesting although perhaps not dispositive.

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  25. Bishop Wash Member
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    WI Con (View Comment):

    Boot or “Nikki’s high heels”

     

    I’ve been listening to that “Ruthless” podcast. They are utter statists but its valuable to have that window into the DC-GOP mind.

    I listen to it as well. I enjoy Smug as the voice of the people. The one pushback on the show. The boys talk about how the Republicans can win but not why they need to.

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