Whoa: Unlike Marco Rubio, I don’t believe in “amnesty,” says … Nikki Haley

posted at 5:21 pm on January 13, 2016 by Allahpundit

Man alive. I would have bet cash money, and not a small amount, that Haley would eventually endorse Rubio in South Carolina. I’ve operated under the assumption for months that she’d be his VP if he wins the nomination. Sure, there’s bad blood between Haley and some of Rubio’s advisors, but bygones will be bygones when there’s a place on a national ticket at stake. Haley’s political persona has always seemed to me much more like Rubio’s than Ted Cruz’s — sunny, disinclined to bomb-throw, self-conscious about being a “next generation Republican,” willing to make common cause with the left even on fraught policy matters (immigration, the Confederate flag debate). The playbook, I thought, was for Rubio to perform well in New Hampshire, earn a bunch of influential vote-of-confidence endorsements from prominent Republicans in South Carolina (starting with Haley), surprise everyone with a strong showing there, and then battle Cruz and Trump on an even footing in the SEC primary and Florida. You can remove Haley from the playbook now.

The most striking thing about this is how gratuitous it is. It’s not a case of some reporter badgering her to answer, yes or no, if Rubio’s too far left on immigration. Haley volunteers it. And not only does she volunteer it, she uses the word “amnesty.” It’s practically an attack-ad soundbite. If she wanted to respectfully disagree with Rubio, she could have either said “I disagree with him about comprehensive immigration reform” or just omitted him here altogether. That’s the difference between this and other cases of potential VPs criticizing the eventual nominee, as Biden did to Obama during the 2008 Democratic debates. Biden was a fellow candidate and had to try to dent O; Haley didn’t have to say a word here about Rubio, and she certainly didn’t have to ding him on his biggest liability. The fact that she made a point of bringing it up makes me think she must have already quietly committed to another candidate. Some righties on Twitter are suggesting Christie, but c’mon. Nikki Haley’s endorsement in South Carolina is a precious thing. She’s not going to waste her influence on him unless he shocks the world in New Hampshire and comes into SC with all kinds of momentum. Occam’s razor says she’s on Team Cruz and is helping him out here with a splashy attack on his establishment rival. In fact, she’s specifically asked here about whether Cruz, like Trump, is one of those “angry voices” she criticized in her SOTU rebuttal last night. Any Rubio fan would eagerly answer that in the affirmative. Haley’s answer: Nope, not really — but have I mentioned that Marco Rubio is pro-amnesty? Damn.

So there’s your ticket, I guess: Cruz/Haley. We could do worse. Here’s Haley, plus a new ad from a pro-Cruz Super PAC attacking Rubio on — ta da — amnesty.



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Nikki Haley: Hey, I called out my own party in that speech!

GOP Inc.: Yeah, we approved that speech.

Joseph K on January 13, 2016 at 6:28 PM

So did obama and

Laura Ingraham – Van Jones just praised Nikki Haley speech. Enough said.

Schadenfreude on January 13, 2016 at 6:30 PM

MORE LIKE DUDS AWAY…Nobody gives a fig what Nikki Haley thinks anymore and this was just her way of TRYING to cover her ass after she got slapped by Trump today ….PATHETIC

dio55 on January 13, 2016 at 6:31 PM

It’s a done deal. CRUZ and the GOP have agreed to a CRUZ/HALEY ticket. He sold his political soul for South Carolina. If you’re going to go the RINO tea-party betrayer route, Martinez is a much better option. Far more appealing, bring the Mexicans and probably quite a few Dems. This almost justifies the ‘slimy’ description of Cruz the GOPe has been pushing.

AmeriCuda on January 13, 2016 at 6:32 PM

This is because the backlash for her parroting the left and attacking Trump in the SOTU rebuttal was so severe and so universal, she needed to go hard hard Tea Party on someone, and Rubio is the establishment’s new pretty boy superstar. Its not terribly sincere but at least show’s she is listening and has good instincts.

johngalt on January 13, 2016 at 6:12 PM

I actually agree.

She’s probably a little smarter than the usual GOPe politicians, who tend to be about as smart as a doorknob.

They would be reading the press going “ZOMG the Washington post likes me this is awesome!” for a few days before trying to change course.

Redstone on January 13, 2016 at 6:32 PM

Maybe Allah is right

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/14/us/politics/ted-cruz-starts-to-crack-gop-establishments-wall-of-opposition.html

the twists and turns …

BoxHead1 on January 13, 2016 at 6:32 PM

Nikki and Ted fugged the pooches in the last 36 hours.

Smart, always the smart party.

Schadenfreude on January 13, 2016 at 6:32 PM

Unfortunate that so many attacks on Haley are misogynous in tone. The again, if you’re out to destroy the GOP brand, why not?

Jumpintimmy on January 13, 2016 at 6:34 PM

AmeriCuda on January 13, 2016 at 6:32 PM

Bull crap.

KMav on January 13, 2016 at 6:35 PM

Schadenfreude on January 13, 2016 at 6:21 PM

great article Schad. Thanks for the link.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/01/13/radio-host-trump-for-president/

Senator Philip Bluster on January 13, 2016 at 6:36 PM

Cruz/Haley??????

Are you F***ING Kidding?

So one candidate born in Canada and the other raised in Saudi Arabia?

And that reflects the demographics of the country (not to mention the cultural heritage and history) how?

And I don’t give a [email protected] if that’s Un-pc.

wyntre on January 13, 2016 at 6:36 PM

That Cruz ad against Rubio….wow. That’s going to leave a mark. Watching Rubio all chummy with Chuck Schumer and McCain behind him smiling makes my skin crawl.

portlandon on January 13, 2016 at 6:39 PM

Two questions. One: How many people tune in the watch the SOTU and the GOP rebuttal. Two: How many watch the speech and rebuttal online.(My guess is not many. Obama is a known. GOP rebuttal by nature is vague and boring. Outside of the pundit class and their followers, how many people watched or log on. Once again, I think not many.)

flackcatcher on January 13, 2016 at 6:40 PM

She’s been promised VP by Jeb. Cruz was never going to be the nominee. He’s already peaked. Lindsay Graham has said when Jeb starts surging, he’ll endorse at the right time. Jeb just passed Rubio.

ezspirit on January 13, 2016 at 6:42 PM

Erick Erickson: Nikki Haley for Vice President

if the d-bag e.e. is for her you KNOW shes all about amnesty

Garyinaz66 on January 13, 2016 at 6:45 PM

I really like how Haley told all the little people in the GOP to keep their mouths shut and quit bitching…

d1carter on January 13, 2016 at 6:48 PM

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I haven’t read all of the comments here yet, but apparently Nikki Haley’s rebuttal to the SOTU propaganda was delivered by her in Spanish and touted amnesty.

BTW Allen West was disdainful of Preezy’s speech and former CIA chief Mike Morrell contradicted O’s rainbow forecasts re ISIS to the Armed Services Committee.

onlineanalyst on January 13, 2016 at 6:48 PM

Cruz doesn’t hate Rubio, but Jeb Bush surely does.

SouthernGent on January 13, 2016 at 6:49 PM

Erick Erickson: Nikki Haley for Vice President

if the d-bag e.e. is for her you KNOW shes all about amnesty

Garyinaz66 on January 13, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Has Glenn Beck weighed in yet?

Joseph K on January 13, 2016 at 6:50 PM

Nikki Halley to endorse Cruz giving him kiss of death in SC.

bgibbs1000 on January 13, 2016 at 6:51 PM

What would be awesome would be a Fiorina/Haley ticket. Probably not going to happen, but I would love to see it.

JackOfClubs on January 13, 2016 at 6:52 PM

Tricky Nikki can’t make up her mind on immigration.

Redstone on January 13, 2016 at 6:53 PM

Hmm, was this unbelievable walk back in order to position her as the immigration hard-liner VP nominee to amnesty-lovin’ Prezzy Rubio?

I can just see the uber-smart GOPe consultants thinking this is how to woo surly conservatives…. hey, it worked for McCain with Palin!

Dolce Far Niente on January 13, 2016 at 7:03 PM

http://www.allenbwest.com/2016/01/whoa-cia-director-just-called-out-obama-in-large-way/

(I forgot to post the link.)

onlineanalyst on January 13, 2016 at 7:13 PM

What would be awesome would be a Fiorina/Haley ticket. Probably not going to happen.

JackOfClubs on January 13, 2016 at 6:52 PM

Thank God. A woman who couldn’t get get hired for the last 10 years because she screwed up so badly in her last job and another clueless carpet-bagger who trampled the history of her state and Southerners to gain some fleeting points with the SJWs.

Woman President? Sure, but not these women, and not this time.

Dolce Far Niente on January 13, 2016 at 7:15 PM

Nikki Haley-GOPe Stooge du Jour
What a total fool she is.

NEXT!

james23 on January 13, 2016 at 7:16 PM

…she died the day she commented on the Confederate flag…after the Charleston shooting. I won’t listen to her…or pay her any attention.

JugEarsButtHurt on January 13, 2016 at 7:20 PM

And Stooge Haley is tripling down on her GOPe stupidity on Greta right now.

100% pure grade A US Prime GOPe Stupidity

james23 on January 13, 2016 at 7:24 PM

If she puts the confederate flag back up, I’ll support her for VP.

cimbri on January 13, 2016 at 7:24 PM

Haley just back tracked on “Rubio is for amnesty”. Said she miss spoke. Makes more sense now. She is still on team establishment and team establishment is still open to Rubio. So its clear she was just ducking from the heat.

KMav on January 13, 2016 at 7:28 PM

Haley just back tracked on “Rubio is for amnesty”. Said she miss spoke. Makes more sense now. She is still on team establishment and team establishment is still open to Rubio. So its clear she was just ducking from the heat.

KMav on January 13, 2016 at 7:28 PM

Yeah, I don’t think she is trying to help Cruz. She also has to protect her right flank in case she decides to run for the Senate. Lindsay can’t last forever.

cimbri on January 13, 2016 at 7:32 PM

She’s attempting to rehabilitate herself – after she poked her finger in the eye of the conservative movement last night.

TarheelBen on January 13, 2016 at 7:32 PM

Nikki Haley attacking Rubios just wreaks of Jeb Bush! doesn’t it?

libfreesMom on January 13, 2016 at 7:33 PM

Lindsay can’t last forever.

cimbri on January 13, 2016 at 7:32 PM

Liberace did.

RickB on January 13, 2016 at 7:34 PM

Deport haley!

renalin on January 13, 2016 at 7:35 PM

Maybe Allah is right

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/14/us/politics/ted-cruz-starts-to-crack-gop-establishments-wall-of-opposition.html

the twists and turns …

BoxHead1 on January 13, 2016 at 6:32 PM

Yes, because other than the green eggs and ham theatrics on Ted’s part, there’s little difference on the key issues between Ted & the GOP-E, and arguably Ted’s history of working in functionary positions for establishment office holders (as an immigration policy advisor to GW in 1999) is in line with, once you peal away the histrionics, the idea that under that veneer we will find in Cruz an establishment pro-immigration globalist.

Certainly on the issues Cruz isn’t different than Jeb Bush:

Ted Cruz Rejects Trump Plan for Mass Deportation:

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/01/10/ted-cruz-rejects-trump-plan-for-mass-immigrant-roundup/

They won’t be deported, but they can stay:

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/11/cruz_flipflops_on_legal_immigration_implies_most_illegals_can_stay.html

And the Muslims… keep ’em coming!

Cruz Rejects Trump’s Muslim Immigration Ban

anotherJoe on January 13, 2016 at 7:35 PM

I DON’T TRUST HER ! ! !
AT ALL ! ! !

Nat George on January 13, 2016 at 7:37 PM

She will endorse whomever the GOPe bosses tell her to endorse.If Cruz is the closest competitor still standing to stop Trump it will be him.Anything to keep things open so Bush can still become the nominee.When Trump wins the nomination she will be finished.She knows that her political career in South Carolina is damaged now.She will do whatever they want in return for a DC spot.Maybe it’s time to retire to Myrtle Beach and buy that hotel or Quick Stop you have been eyeing, huh “Nimrod”?

redware on January 13, 2016 at 7:38 PM

She’s the odds on favorite for VP and she threw an elbow at Rubio, why? Ted Cruz told her you’re my VP. That’s the only explanation.

AYNBLAND on January 13, 2016 at 7:39 PM

Has Glenn Beck weighed in yet?

Joseph K on January 13, 2016 at 6:50 PM

Yes, he advised purchasing some freeze dried survival food and golf bullion.

While crying.

Sugarbuzz on January 13, 2016 at 7:39 PM

Ted Cruz told her you’re my VP. That’s the only explanation.

AYNBLAND on January 13, 2016 at 7:39 PM

I’ve been telling everyone for the past year that cruz is scum sucking rino elitist wannabe.

thanks for proving my point.

renalin on January 13, 2016 at 7:44 PM

Yes, he advised purchasing some freeze dried survival food and golf bullion.

While crying.

Sugarbuzz on January 13, 2016 at 7:39 PM

LOL.

libfreesMom on January 13, 2016 at 7:44 PM

I’ve operated under the assumption for months that she’d be his VP if he wins the nomination.

And I’ve been telling you for months* that Rubio isn’t getting the nomination. Haley is GOPe and GOPe’s choice is, and has always been, JEB!

JEB!/Haley may be the GOPe’s plan, but Rubio never, ever was, despite all the Rubio fanboys across the internet.

JEB! or Trump — that’s your choice. There is no other.

*And before you scoff with the “who am I” — even though I’m not an almighty blogger/pundit, I’m the one who’s been 100% right so far on this primary.

Dark Star on January 13, 2016 at 7:45 PM

JugEarsButtHurt on January 13, 2016 at 7:20 PM

YES.

vnvet on January 13, 2016 at 7:48 PM

JEB! or Trump — that’s your choice. There is no other.

Dark Star on January 13, 2016 at 7:45 PM

I did notice that in the last Reuters poll, Jeb was up to third place. He’s closing in on Cruz.

cimbri on January 13, 2016 at 7:49 PM

She will endorse whomever the GOPe bosses tell her to endorse.If Cruz is the closest competitor still standing to stop Trump it will be him.

redware on January 13, 2016 at 7:38 PM

Yes.

And so will most all of the other establishments CoC shills for “decency” and cheap labor.

That’s why I don’t think we should fool around by flirting with backing Cruz.

The reason: Trump is set to break the back and morale of the establishment. Yet… if Cruz & Trump split the vote, it will just make Trump look weak, and the establishment will crow that: “‘Racist’ Trump is a weakling! See, that’s NOT what Republicans want! Lol.”

But if Trump rolls to victory … running the table in all states!! … Trump will have a powerful mandate to do exactly what we want him to do!

Come on, get behind Trump now and let him lay waste to the stuffy halls of the establishment, let him take a wrecking ball to the politically correct bs that intoxicates DC, and not to mention: let him reverse the insidious tide of illegal and Muslim immigration. Young Cruz has time, and as VP Cruz would be seasoned for the future when the time is right for him.

anotherJoe on January 13, 2016 at 7:52 PM

The only reasonable explanation for the carpetbagger’s political suicide dive last night (other than her obvious stupidity and lack of a moral compass)

Hillary offered her the VP spot on the Marxist ticket!

Exninja on January 13, 2016 at 7:56 PM

Haley now has all the political appeal to me of a rotting fish head in a dumpster out back.

Slimy pols are slimy pols. There isn’t a planet big enough for the walkback she’d need to get my attention.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on January 13, 2016 at 7:58 PM

I did notice that in the last Reuters poll, Jeb was up to third place. He’s closing in on Cruz.

cimbri on January 13, 2016 at 7:49 PM

He’s past Cruz when you add in Rubio’s totals — because that is where Rubio’s delegates are going — into the JEB! bucket.

Rubio will be handsomely compensated by the CoC, of course, and his campaign staff will have eared all that sweet big donor funded pay checks. But that’s how it’s going to play out.

Dark Star on January 13, 2016 at 8:01 PM

I made Illegal Nachos in Nikkkkkis memory tonight for Dinner.

They start with tortilla chips, and then each of the Yung uns sneak some ingredients into the baking dish.

Then everybody acts surprised when you put it on the plate and no one can complain about the meal and everyone yells “Andah-lay”.

Thanks Nikkkkkkkki you were an inspiration.

PappyD61 on January 13, 2016 at 8:03 PM

Nikki Haley promises next GOP president will ‘respect’ gay ‘marriage’ in SOTU response

anotherJoe on January 13, 2016 at 8:00 PM

Now she’s pulling the dirt in on herself while laughing.

libfreesMom on January 13, 2016 at 8:05 PM

Occam’s razor says she’s on Team Cruz

Why not Team Jeb!?

Stoic Patriot on January 13, 2016 at 8:10 PM

We sure Niki wants to be Veep? She’s taken shots at two candidates.

grumpyank on January 13, 2016 at 8:17 PM

So the fact that there were two versions of the GOPe response and that they were different doesn’t make the headlines at this used to be useful website?

[email protected] SHAME…

Haley said one thing about Amnesty and the Spanish version said something entirely different.

Here’s what South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said in English:

No one who is willing to work hard, abide by our laws, and love our traditions should ever feel unwelcome in this country.

At the same time, that does not mean we just flat out open our borders. We can’t do that. We cannot continue to allow immigrants to come here illegally. And in this age of terrorism, we must not let in refugees whose intentions cannot be determined.

We must fix our broken immigration system. That means stopping illegal immigration. And it means welcoming properly vetted legal immigrants, regardless of their race or religion. Just like we have for centuries.

I have no doubt that if we act with proper focus, we can protect our borders, our sovereignty and our citizens, all while remaining true to America’s noblest legacies.

Here’s what Miami Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart said in Spanish (translation is ours):

No one who is willing to work hard, abide by our laws, and love the United States should ever feel unwelcome in this country. It’s not who we are.

At the same time, it’s obvious that our immigration system needs to be reformed. The current system puts our national security at risk and is an obstacle for our economy.

It’s essential that we find a legislative solution to protect our nation, defend our borders, offer a permanent and human solution to those who live in the shadows, respect the rule of law, modernize the visa system and push the economy forward.

I have no doubt that if we work together, we can achieve this and continue to be faithful to the noblest legacies of the United States.

JOHNPAULJONES on January 13, 2016 at 8:21 PM

Yet Nimroda was hawking amnesty with Mario Diaz Balart

Brock Robamney on January 13, 2016 at 8:22 PM

I am sure that the GOPe isn’t hiding anything from the useful fools that run this GOPe shill website.

JOHNPAULJONES on January 13, 2016 at 8:22 PM

See!

anotherJoe on January 13, 2016 at 8:09 PM

Not “undocumented” –Illegal.

The article asks to submit a suggeston Someone should suggest they report the truth

batterup on January 13, 2016 at 8:23 PM

“I did notice that in the last Reuters poll, Jeb was up to third place.”

We don’t know who Reuters polls. They’re suspect.

grumpyank on January 13, 2016 at 8:24 PM

Haley’s speech last night did nothing for the Republican brand. She didn’t help any Republican candidate.

grumpyank on January 13, 2016 at 8:33 PM

So the fact that there were two versions of the GOPe response and that they were different doesn’t make the headlines at this used to be useful website?

[email protected] SHAME…

Haley said one thing about Amnesty and the Spanish version said something entirely different.

JOHNPAULJONES on January 13, 2016 at 8:21 PM

Lots of news today I think and they can only do one article post every 40 minutes or so but I’ll bet they give your excellent point a slot tomorrow.

Here’s a link:

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/01/13/busted-republican-state-of-union-response-carried-amnesty-pledge-in-spanish-version/

Kind of reminds me of this:

Rubio tells Latinos in Spanish what he really thinks about amnesty.

Or this.

anotherJoe on January 13, 2016 at 8:34 PM

Come on, would the GOP have let Gov. Haley be the responder if they knew she was a trump person? She’s probably a Jeb girl.

Cindy Munford on January 13, 2016 at 8:37 PM

Haley’s speech last night did nothing for the Republican brand. She didn’t help any Republican candidate.

grumpyank on January 13, 2016 at 8:33 PM

Good point.

But that’s not their point.

They just feel that we must be “decent,” even if it keeps costing us general elections and is enraging their own voters.

But they are smarter and more “decent” than the rest of us.

Their voters are racist rubes. While they are the educated intelligentsia. They align with the Democrats in their elitist “decent” ways of thinking, and they’re not going to change even if 90% of their voters and 90% of the general public felt differently.

We need to vote those self-righteous [email protected] out of office.

anotherJoe on January 13, 2016 at 8:39 PM

anotherJoe on January 13, 2016 at 8:34 PM

Holy Cow, that seems like it should be YUGE!!!

Cindy Munford on January 13, 2016 at 8:45 PM

Cindy Munford on January 13, 2016 at 8:37 PM

Dang, I mean a Cruz girl.

Cindy Munford on January 13, 2016 at 8:45 PM

What would be awesome would be a Fiorina/Haley ticket. Probably not going to happen, but I would love to see it.

JackOfClubs on January 13, 2016 at 6:52 PM

awesome how?

arnold ziffel on January 13, 2016 at 8:47 PM

JackOfClubs on January 13, 2016 at 6:52 PM

Yikes!!!

Cindy Munford on January 13, 2016 at 8:51 PM

Total puppet. GOPe can go pound sand.

SpongePuppy on January 13, 2016 at 8:57 PM

Nikki Haley is worse than an amnesty supporter, she is for open-borders; Unlimited immigration.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/01/12/republican-party-uses-state-of-the-union-response-to-attack-donald-trump/

Haley’s declaration that “no one who is willing to work hard… should ever feel unwelcome in this country” articulates the central principle of the open-borders philosophy. In essence, this policy formula means that any willing employer should be able to hire any willing worker regardless of the country in which they reside. Under this theory, there is no limitation whatsoever to the amount of labor that can be imported into the country and, thus, there is no preference given to American citizens for jobs.

FloatingRock on January 13, 2016 at 9:16 PM

BUSTED ! – Republican State of Union Response Carried Amnesty Pledge in Spanish Version…

Magicjava on January 13, 2016 at 5:26 PM

great link says it all

Haley was selected to deliver the goods. This means she is both stupid and expendable

The good part about Haley taking on a hit job for the cartel, is it exposes her as an owned Bot of the GOPe.

Little creep now trying to pretend she isnt a little creep

The RINOp is so busy admiring its own colon it assumes that no one will notice if they moon the voters on national tv

entagor on January 13, 2016 at 9:24 PM

If every immigrant is supposedly working hard, why are so many of them on public assistance.

cimbri on January 13, 2016 at 9:28 PM

I’d like to see some other media sources pick up the two State of Union responses. I find that very very interesting.

Cindy Munford on January 13, 2016 at 9:37 PM

Haley’s declaration that “no one who is willing to work hard… should ever feel unwelcome in this country” articulates the central principle of the open-borders philosophy.

FloatingRock on January 13, 2016 at 9:16 PM

Yes it does. Reminds me of Scott Walker’s rhetoric.

Billions across the world are “willing to work hard,” and would flood our country to the rafters if we just let them all in. Insane, and that appears to be the standard GOPe philosophy, and I’ll bet that underneath his tough rhetoric Ted Cruz feels the same way:

Pro-immigration Ted Cruz in 1999:

“This country is a land built by immigrants, and that, as Governor of a border state, I have seen first-hand the richness of the great benefits immigrants have brought America,” Ted Cruz wrote, as a policy aide to George W. Bush’s 2000 White House campaign.

Cruz suggested in the 1999 memo that his boss [GW] “consider all options when trying to resolve our immigration problem and what to do with the millions of illegal immigrants already living here.”

>> “Consider all options” for the illegals. EXCEPT deportation! When Cruz says “consider all options” that means amnesty with citizenship, and that’s exactly what GW Bush later tried to pass through congress.
~
Some may say “but that was 1999.” But Cruz’s words since then, and even last month, doesn’t sound much different.

anotherJoe on January 13, 2016 at 9:46 PM

She has already walked this back. Said she was tired. And while she did not agree with Gang of 8 never thought Rubio was for amnesty.

marnes on January 13, 2016 at 10:07 PM

I am so sick of conservatives ripping other conservatives and doing the democrats work for them. No wonder we can’t win a freaking national election. Just disgusting.

HTnFBCoachnTX1980 on January 13, 2016 at 10:08 PM

I see Erik Erickson is all butthurt over any notion of criticism against Nikki Haley’s Obama-snuggling, conservative-attacking RINO speech.

The GOPe has a new knob wench.

Jaibones on January 13, 2016 at 10:11 PM

“This country is a land built by immigrants, and that, as Governor of a border state, I have seen first-hand the richness of the great benefits immigrants have brought America,” Ted Cruz wrote, as a policy aide to George W. Bush’s 2000 White House campaign.

anotherJoe on January 13, 2016 at 9:46 PM

They’re obsessed over immigrants. Why don’t they concentrate on improving the lives of Americans, and just let the immigrants stay home and work on their own countries. We don’t need all these workers. The world economy is slowing, and automation is replacing vast numbers of jobs. Let’s freeze all immigration until the teenage unemployment goes down to 10% and the adult workforce is fully employed.

cimbri on January 13, 2016 at 11:02 PM

Really, Nikki, really? You’re not into amnesty?

Yes not amnesty but Yes to illegal immigration per se, the way you’re operating SC.

You are lucky that SC is really in very good economic conditions due to past policies of its strong R governors and state legislature. That’s why job is so good in SC. You’re not the miracle worker for that … you’re only the beneficiary politician of such good conservative policies down in SC.

In fact, illegals in SC crossing the boarder are also getting their illegal jobs in SC because of you, Haley. Just make sure they are not infiltrated by terrorists or your honeymoon with SC voters will soon be over.

But common Nikki, DT is correct. YOU MAY NOT BE SUPPORTER OF THE TERM AMNESTY…BUT DEFINITELY YOU’RE VERY WEAK IN IMMIGRATION.

TheAlamos on January 13, 2016 at 11:40 PM

You are lucky that SC is really in very good economic conditions due to past policies of its strong R governors and state legislature. That’s why job is so good in SC. You’re not the miracle worker for that … you’re only the beneficiary politician of such good conservative policies down in SC.

In fact, illegals in SC crossing the boarder are also getting their illegal jobs in SC because of you, Haley. Just make sure they are not infiltrated by terrorists or your honeymoon with SC voters will soon be over.

But common Nikki, DT is correct. YOU MAY NOT BE SUPPORTER OF THE TERM AMNESTY…BUT DEFINITELY YOU’RE VERY WEAK IN IMMIGRATION.

TheAlamos on January 13, 2016 at 11:40 PM

Tricky nikii has not done shit for SC. The Republican legislature has not supported her because she is a liberal. She was against Amazon locating warehouses in SC which employ over 2000 people. Local politicians fought her and got Amazon to locate the warehouses.

they lie on January 14, 2016 at 12:25 AM

The Republican Party and Haley are lying low life piles of cow crap…
http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/01/13/busted-republican-state-of-union-response-carried-amnesty-pledge-in-spanish-version/

PhilipJames on January 14, 2016 at 12:26 AM

Tricky nikii has not done shit for SC. The Republican legislature has not supported her because she is a liberal. She was against Amazon locating warehouses in SC which employ over 2000 people. Local politicians fought her and got Amazon to locate the warehouses.

they lie on January 14, 2016 at 12:25 AM

Exactly! SC’s economy should already have achieved in its unprecedented peak! The only problem is Haley!

TheAlamos on January 14, 2016 at 12:32 AM

They’re obsessed over immigrants. Why don’t they concentrate on improving the lives of Americans, and just let the immigrants stay home and work on their own countries. We don’t need all these workers. The world economy is slowing, and automation is replacing vast numbers of jobs. Let’s freeze all immigration until the teenage unemployment goes down to 10% and the adult workforce is fully employed.

cimbri on January 13, 2016 at 11:02 PM

This has been going on since 2005 and Bush, really. They’ve tried to get amnesty through with Bush/McCain, again with Rubio Schumber, again just before Cantor was defeated, and now this has led to the rise of Donald Trump.

If they’d just kept their mouths shut last night, Cruz might have had a shot at stopping Trump in Iowa, but not now. It’s been more than ten years, and the GOP still has not gotten the message despite multiple rebukes at the polls, and is happily continuing to shred the party into kibbles and bits.

As you said, the GOP is just obsessed with it.

Doomberg on January 14, 2016 at 2:21 AM

Was Haley wearing a Whig? Let the GOP burn…

2Tru2Tru on January 14, 2016 at 3:10 AM

Carly Fiorina “rally” in an Iowa schoolroom today: 73 people, including 23 kindergarteners. In other words, Carly had 50 potential caucus goers listening to her.

Trump had 11,000 to 12,000 here in a Pensacola arena tonight. Hardly any kindergarten children.

The election is OVAH!

fred5678 on January 14, 2016 at 5:22 AM

Never trust a woman who talks through clenched teeth.

Younggod on January 14, 2016 at 6:29 AM

She has already walked this back. Said she was tired. And while she did not agree with Gang of 8 never thought Rubio was for amnesty.

marnes on January 13, 2016 at 10:07 PM

Must have seen new poll numbers.

Younggod on January 14, 2016 at 6:31 AM

Better surrender by waving the confederate flag Nicki.

trs on January 14, 2016 at 7:16 AM

Nikki Hallery?

Don L on January 14, 2016 at 7:52 AM

Could it be that this suicidal choice was merely the way chosen by the GOPe to allow Hillary to win, rather than lose their power to any outsider like a trump?

Don L on January 14, 2016 at 7:56 AM

So, her rant was a VP coming out party. These GOPE’s really are idiots.

Mr. Arrogant on January 14, 2016 at 9:21 AM

You don’t get awarded for second place in the GOP primary and you don’t select a running-mate unless you win. That said, there is an 800 pound gorilla between Ted/Nikki and the establishment’s goal. The GOP is going to explode but it won’t be from the fringe as everyone has feared. It’s going to come from the establishment, because everyone can see what they are doing. Even money says Donald will end up on an Independent run before this thing is over, and then the the GOP will have the nerve to blame him for their demise.

supersport667 on January 14, 2016 at 9:51 AM

Oh how we all loved it when O constantly reminded us that
I WON I WON I WON……….so we are flocking to his evil twin…another loser who starts every sentence with I WON I WON I WON. No issues, just trashing everyone he considers competition.

Lee Jan on January 14, 2016 at 1:06 PM

Lindsay can’t last forever.

cimbri on January 13, 2016 at 7:32 PM

Liberace did.

RickB on January 13, 2016 at 7:34 PM

Now that there was funny!

Conservalicious on January 14, 2016 at 3:21 PM

She’s been promised VP by Jeb. Cruz was never going to be the nominee. He’s already peaked. Lindsay Graham has said when Jeb starts surging, he’ll endorse at the right time. Jeb just passed Rubio.

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH……Thank you, I really needed that today….Cruz has peaked..hhehehehehehhehehe “Jeb just passed Rubio.”heh.

Governor Haley has no idea she committed political suicide. I know Sarah Palin Governor, and you’ll never be a Sarah Palin

E9RET on January 14, 2016 at 7:24 PM

the truly sad thing is that Bernie Sanders is well to the right of most of these ” conservative” candidates on immigration.

johngalt on January 14, 2016 at 7:46 PM

A Cruz/Haley ticket? No thanks, we don’t need two candidates with only ONE U.S. citizen parent between them. Are you intentionally giving Alan Grayson more ammunition?

Jeez.

Colony14 on January 14, 2016 at 7:58 PM

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