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 »
ATTN South Carolina RedState Readers
Roland Martin and I are going to be covering the South Carolina primary from rainy Columbia, SC tonight. We’ll be at Liberty Tap Room located at 828 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201 if you want to stop by. Consider this an open thread.
Newt Gingrich’s Closing Argument: RedState Has It First
He is beginning to make his closing argument in South Carolina. I did not see last night’s debate, but the prevailing sentiment seems to be that he did a remarkably good job last night. It is close and, should Rick Perry stay in, Perry could legitimately be blamed for keeping Gingrich from beating Romney given the state of the polls. But even with Perry in | Read More »
The Perry Campaign Has Reset and Refocused in South Carolina
Here’s what everyone thinks about this year. If Romney sweeps Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina he wins. It is conventional wisdom and conventional wisdom is usually right. But this year there is an anomaly. The first several rounds of primaries and caucuses are not winner take all, but proportional. In fact, as you can see from the chart below the fold, there is still | 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 »
South Carolina and the Campaign Trail
On Saturday, Sarah Palin went to Iowa to lament crony capitalism in both parties. Her aides said she was taking shots at Rick Perry and Mitt Romney. We don’t know for sure whether or not she was because Sarah Palin herself did not confirm it. History is full of times Palin aides said something only to find Palin herself contradicting the aides. Yesterday, Sarah Palin | Read More »
Jim DeMint Brings His A Game To the Debt Vote
Finally. Conservatives are starting to fire up on the Cut, Cap, and Balance pledge and are deciding they must hold people accountable. Senator Jim DeMint appears to be one of them. He tells ABC News that “It would be the most toxic vote” for Republicans. Now, he’s not saying necessarily that he is going to challenge them, but there are growing hints that he might. | Read More »
Rick Perry Will Be At the RedState Gathering. Will You?
The weekend of August 14, 2011, RedState will be going to Charleston, SC for our 2011 RedState Gathering. Nikki Haley will be there. Ted Cruz and Michael Williams will be there. Adam Hasner will be there. We expect Jim DeMint to be there (he hasn’t confirmed yet) and Mike Pence too. I can finally confirm today that Governor Rick Perry of Texas will be there | Read More »
The First Debate: Pawlenty & Cain Win
Two winners came out of the South Carolina Republican Presidential Debate. Let me start this off by noting that Frank Luntz’s panel went for Herman Cain first and Rick Santorum second. Why? Their effective takedowns of Obama. In fact, Republican candidates need to note this, Santorum scored big tonight in his very effective take down of Obamacare. Now, to the real winners. The first winner | Read More »
Save the Date
We’re not ready to take registrations yet, but I want you to please save the date on your calendar. From August 12th to August 14th, please join Governor Nikki Haley and RedState.com for the 2011 RedState Gathering in Charleston, South Carolina. We’ll have plenty of speakers, plenty of fun, and embrace the rich southern hospitality the low country is known for. More details will be | Read More »
Lindsey Graham Gives Away the Game
There has been a lot of speculation this week about why the GOP rolled over in the Senate on virtually every issue. From Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’s repeal to START to you name it — the GOP became the party of capitulation. So much so that even Lindsey Graham is blasting the Senate GOP “for a ‘capitulation … of dramatic proportions’ to Democrats and Senate Majority | 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.
This is What Karma Looks Like: Alvin Greene Cleared
After Alvin Greene won the South Carolina Democrats’ Senate nomination, House Democrat Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) immediately declared Alvin Green a “Republican plant”. There was just no way in Clyburn’s mind that Greene could have come up with the $10,440.00 qualifying fee on his own. Well, you know what? The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) has concluded its investigation into Greene. Turns out Greene | Read More »
Republican Statists Reveal Themselves
Hogan mentioned Bob Bennett’s comments earlier. Bennett thought it beneath him and outside conservatism to think the constitution may limit him, a senator, from legislating. Well, over in South Carolina, Daniel Foster points out another example, defeated Republican Bob Inglis. Inglis, defeated in a Republican primary by tea party activists, has shared what he really thinks of conservatives — they are racist, bigotted, and easily | Read More »
Better the Christian Hating Lesbian Than the Black Man
Stuff like this is probably why Alvin Greene is the Democrats’ Senate candidate in South Carolina. Greene, a man with no home, no money, and no job, beat the Democrats’ hand picked candidate for the right to lose to Jim DeMint in South Carolina. The Democrats are pounding their fists on the table claiming it was a dirty trick. This is an intentional distraction. Why | 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.