Just a Reminder: Nikki Haley Remains Awesome
The Myrtle Beach newspaper brings word to conservatives nationwide that Nikki Haley remains awesome. The Governor, who had a series of vetoes overridden by the state legislature because she dared to cut spending, has also wielded her veto pen and seen the legislature back down recently. But, what’s so awesome, is the tears shed by liberals. Get this — she, in the words of the | Read More »
Well Thank God Nikki Haley Isn’t a Democrat Or It’d Be A Hate Crime
If you haven’t seen it yet, Newsbusters has the video of South Carolina AFL-CIO president Donna DeWitt beating the hell out of a piñata with a picture of Nikki Haley taped to it. The union crowd cheers her on. This comes just days after Phil Bailey of the South Carolina Democratic Party called Nikki Haley a “sikh Jesus” multiple times on Twitter. Were Nikki Haley | Read More »
Will the South Carolina Democrats Tolerate This Racism?
Phil Bailey sat next to South Carolina State Senator Jake Knotts when Knotts called Governor Nikki Haley, then a candidate for Governor, a “raghead.” Phil Bailey did nothing. Phil Bailey is the Executive Director of the South Carolina Senate Democratic Caucus. It seems he is now intent on one upping Jake Knotts. Bailey, who had no problem with Knotts’ “raghead” comment when even the First | Read More »
Nikki Haley at the NRCC
I was at a separate meeting in Florida a few weeks ago where Nikki Haley spoke. She left such a good impression people were still taking about her the next day. It’s not often you hear people putting Thatcher’s name in the same sentence with the Governor of one of the fifty states. She really left a strong, positive impression. Here’s her speech to the | Read More »
Nikki Haley Intends to Govern
The legislature and Governor in South Carolina have had a rather fractious relationship for the past decade. The Governor during that period has typically broken up the good old boy network and actually fought to reduce government in South Carolina and privatize what could be privatized. Well, recently there’s been a port expansion issue affecting Georgia and South Carolina. Georgia wants to deepen the Savannah | Read More »
Why Governors Matter: Nikki Haley Takes on Barack Obama
Nikki Haley is just so awesome. At a White House gathering for the new governors, Governor-Elect Haley confronted Mr. Obama and asked him to repeal Obamacare. Obama refused so Haley said she wanted an opt-out for South Carolina. She made sure the White House knew she was going to fight every step of the way on this. What is more awesome is that she demanded | Read More »
Time Magazine has released its 40 Under 40 list for the year. Question number two is “What’s your go-to political blog?” Among Republicans on the list, RedState.com is the most consistent answer. Those listing RedState as their go-to blog include Marco Rubio, Nikki Haley, George P. Bush, Sean Duffy, Nick Ayers, and Mike Lee. Surprisingly, among the Democrats, not a single person listed Daily Kos | Read More »
Dear RedState Readers
We joined the movement early. In the entire United States of America and all the candidates I am proud to support and proud of, Nikki Haley is at the top of the list. If you haven’t donated to her campaign, I sure hope you will consider it.
Freedom and the Fight.
It was 1:25 a.m. on November 5, 2008. The Republicans had just lost badly. Barack Obama had given his victory speech. Jesse Jackson had cried. And I was tired. I sat down at my computer and wrote this post entitled “The After. The Before. The Future, Present, and Past.” The subtitle was “The Day After and the Day After That, We’ll Fight On.” I was | Read More »
Jon Lerner: Winner
Friends, if you are still up at this late hour you know Mike Lee won in Utah. We beat Bob Bennett twice — first at the convention and second by beating his chosen successor. We beat the Chamber of Commerce and the GOP establishment back in DC with this race. But we need to raise a glass to a man many of you have never | Read More »
The Christianity Scam
The Christ died. On the third day he rose again from the dead. There will be a last day and he will return to judge the living and the dead. As the Bible says, “To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some.” (1 Cor. 9:22). | Read More »
Guess Who Is Ahead in South Carolina?
Easy answer. Nikki Haley is leading the Democrat 55% to 34% according to Rasmussen. Nice. Consider this an open thread.
Told You So
I told you so. CNN is confirming what I’ve said since before election results were in Tuesday night. Jim DeMint is not going to endorse in the South Carolina runoff. Gresham Barrett has been touting his ties to DeMint and sending out mail with them on it together. He has been suggesting and expecting an endorsement. That will not come. Considering the two are close | Read More »
What is it About South Carolina’s Male Politicians?
I realize they don’t like getting beaten by a woman and Nikki Haley is the first woman in South Carolina to get so far, but Gresham Barrett is off to a rough start in the runoff. First Barrett says character is all that counts: “Character is not one of the things that matters,” he said. “It’s the only thing that matters.” Then he immediately tells | Read More »
No Time to Go Wobbly: It’s Time to Follow the New Iron Ladies Into Battle
As the two prepared for the first Gulf war, Margaret Thatcher famously told George H.W. Bush “this is no time to go wobbly.” Well, I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to believe that we are now fully engaged in a political war for the very future of our nation. It is no time for us to go wobbly. The Republican Establishment is declaring this their | Read More »
Send some money to Bill Connor and Nikki Haley
Bill Connor made it to the runoff in South Carolina. This is the guy who has had his combat record attacked by his opponents. They claimed he did not fight in Afghanistan, even though he did. Like Nikki Haley, Bill is an outsider and a reformer. When Nikki Haley makes it to the Governor’s Mansion, she’s going to need someone presiding over the State Senate | Read More »
The Most Dangerous Woman
They called Nikki Haley a whore. They called her a raghead. Now they better start practicing calling her Governor. Nikki Haley came within a percentage point or two of avoiding a runoff for the Republican nomination in South Carolina. Despite all the smears and all the foul play, she is a winner. The second place finisher, Congressman Gresham Barrett, goes into the runoff roughly 27% | Read More »
Jim DeMint Has Not Endorsed Gresham Barrett.
Gresham Barrett is trotting around South Carolina alluding to a Jim DeMint endorsement to combat Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney endorsing Nikki Haley. There’s just one problem. Jim DeMint has not endorsed Gresham Barrett. In fact, DeMint has been upfront about staying out of the primary and I cannot imagine him endorsing Gresham Barrett over a conservative rockstar like Nikki Haley. This is an act | Read More »
Nikki Haley Doubles Down on Truth
From the Political Wire, we learn Nikki Haley will resign if the allegations against her are proven true. Host: “If something comes out after you win the primary, or after you win the general election become South Carolina’s next governor, if something were to come out that validates the claims that have been made against you — in terms of stepping out on your husband | Read More »