Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Haley’s Comet

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) was the designated GOP responder to the SOTU.  It’s usually a thankless job, and it’s often brought with it the curse of ignominy and mockery — think of Bobby Jindal’s audition for Nerd of the Year or Marco Rubio’s water bottle — so I am pretty sure that when the RNC called Gov. Haley and said “Tag, you’re it,” she probably didn’t jump up and say “Goody!”

I didn’t watch her response, but the pundits are telling us that she was frankly honest about the role the GOP has played in dividing the country and said that they have to do better.

“We as Republicans need to own that truth. We need to recognize our contributions to the erosion of the public trust in America’s leadership. We need to accept that we’ve played a role in how and why our government is broken,” Haley said. “And then we need to fix it.”

That didn’t go over well with the nutsery.

“Trump should deport Nikki Haley,” conservative commentator Ann Coulter tweeted part way through Haley’s speech. She later added: “Nikki Haley says ‘welcoming properly vetted legal immigrants, regardless of religion.’ Translation: let in all the Muslims.”

Ironically, by being the grown-up and conciliatory, she’s basically blown any chance she had at being on anyone’s short list as the running mate.

5 barks and woofs on “Haley’s Comet

  1. I’ve never watched what the networks feel they must supply, equal time to the other party, so I missed Haley’s response to the simply wonderful address by my President. But if the summaries I read this morning are accurate, I’m sorry to have done so. Anything that gets Coulter so angry is balm in Gilead.

  2. I did watch Nikki Haley’s response. Being a Democrat involved in Party affairs, I was expecting the usual claptrap but I was pleasantly surprised by her tone and her apparent call for a truce by stating a sort of “mea culpa”. Maybe there is still hope for the Republican Party.and the end of their Journey to Oblivion.

    • Not if you read the flaming hatred toward her in the comments on Facebook and elsewhere. It seems the GOP is determined to tear itself apart. Buying popcorn stock 🙂

      • Compromise and conciliation are bad things in the (R) Orcosphere. Adulting and governing are hard – they just want to rule the world. Too bad if they break stuff and kill ‘those’ people when they’re given power (See Michigan, Flint).

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