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    Nikki Haley Confirms She Targeted Donald Trump In SOTU Response; GOP Leaders Approved

    Nikki Haley Confirms She Targeted Donald Trump In SOTU Response; GOP Leaders Approved

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    by JOHN NOLTE
    13 Jan 2016

    Nikki Haley, the South Carolina governor hand-picked by House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to give the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union addressed, confirmed Wednesday morning that she did indeed target GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and that the speech was approved in advance by Republican leaders.Probably because Chris Cuomo isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer, Don Lemon was rousted out of bed early to interview Haley on CNN’s “New Day.” Haley not only confirmed she was targeting Trump, she seemed to compare him to the rioters in Ferguson and Baltimore.

    LEMON: I think I want to start with that soundbite. You said the ‘loudest voices in the room.’ Was that comment directed at Donald Trump?

    HALEY: Partially him, but a lot of people. You know, a lot of what I was talking about is that we’ve seen across our country — if you look at Ferguson and Baltimore we are seeing that people have to be loud, they have to be angry to have their voices heard.

    Haley want on to say that, “I’m very thankful Speaker Ryan and Senator McConnell let me give the speech I wanted to give.” When asked if the GOP leaders approved of her text in advance, she confirmed, “They did.”

    On NBC’s “Today Show,” Haley told Matt Lauer, “Mr. Trump has definitely contributed to what I think is just irresponsible talk.”

    Haley enjoyed a nice round of love of love from both NBC and CNN.

    If Haley wants to endorse a GOP presidential candidate, hit the stump for that candidate, and rip into Donald Trump, no one is going to begrudge her that. But to use the State of the Union response to publicly attack her own frontrunner must be unprecedented, and certainly serves as more proof to Trump’s supporters that the Republican Establishment is much more interested in DC Media love than winning elections and advancing their legislative agenda.

    The eyes of the entire country were on Haley Tuesday night, and rather than use that time to make a case against the Democrats, Haley squandered it by attacking the frontrunner, which is all anyone is talking about tonight.

    Haley’s unconscionably selfish behavior reminds me of Chris Christie’s keynote address for Mitt Romney at the 2012 convention. Rather than make the case for Romney or against Obama, he used the opportunity to puff himself up.
    The GOP Establishment has lost the popular vote in 5 of the last 6 presidential elections.

    For the good of the country, this suicidal Republican Establishment temple must come down and be ground into dust.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-governm...ders-approved/


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    Trump looms behind both Obama and Haley speeches
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    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump was not in the room during U.S. President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union speech, but the Republican presidential front-runner was a looming presence nonetheless.

    Both Obama’s speech on Tuesday and, for that matter, the Republican response by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, took pains to rebuke Trump, the real estate billionaire whose red-hot rhetoric has endeared him to some and dismayed others in the campaign for the Nov. 8 presidential election.

    Obama and Haley, although from different parties, offered a defense of establishment politics, a plea for optimism and a quest for common ground.

    Obama seemed to refer specifically to Trump’s call for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration following a deadly shooting attack last month in San Bernardino, California, by a couple authorities said had been radicalized.

    “We need to reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion. This isn’t a matter of political correctness," Obama said.

    Trump has mounted much of his insurgent candidacy on the notion of America losing ground, both economically and in terms of global influence. Obama rejected that idea outright.

    “It’s easier to be cynical,” Obama said, “to accept that change isn’t possible, and politics is hopeless, and to believe that our voices and actions don’t matter."

    Soon after Obama concluded his remarks in the chamber of the House of Representatives, Trump tweeted: "The State of the Union speech was one of the most boring, rambling and non-substantive I have heard in a long time."

    While consistently criticizing Obama’s record, Haley, the daughter of Indian immigrants and a potential Republican vice presidential choice, also seemed to indict Trump's message.

    “Some people think that you have to be the loudest voice in the room to make a difference,” she said. “That is just not true. Often, the best thing we can do is turn down the volume. When the sound is quieter, you can actually hear what someone else is saying. And that can make a world of difference."

    Like Obama, Haley did not mention Trump by name during her address but she criticized him in an interview on NBC's "Today show" on Wednesday while calling on the Republican Party to be more inclusive.

    "Mr. Trump has definitely contributed to what I think is just irresponsible talk," she said.

    Trump responded shortly afterward by telling Fox News that Haley has been "very weak on illegal immigration" for a long time.

    Paul Sracic, chairman of the politics department at Youngstown State University in Ohio, said Trump was dominating "our political discourse in a way that no one would have predicted even a year ago."

    "Donald Trump must be smiling tonight," he said, pointing out that the candidate managed to make himself the target of not just the State of the Union address, but also the Republican response.

    The White House gave Haley credit for defending "American values" in her speech. "She was willing to do something that a lot of other Republicans - leading Republicans - have been unwilling to do," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Wednesday.

    But he stressed that the administration disagrees with many of Haley’s positions.

    Obama flew on Wednesday to Nebraska, a Republican "red state," to promote the big-picture ideas he laid out in his speech.

    CRUZ WEIGHS IN

    On Tuesday night, Obama also appeared to single out conservative Texas Senator Ted Cruz, the top challenger to Trump in the Republican race. Cruz has called for a massive bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria to wipe out Islamic State forces.

    Meeting the threat of Islamic State, Obama said, “needs to be more than tough talk or calls to carpet-bomb civilians.”

    Democratic strategist Brad Bannon said Obama “made the argument very well that leadership is not bombing the crap out of someone.”

    Cruz quickly countered in a statement. Obama, he said, “lectures us on civility yet he has been one of the most divisive presidents in American history.”

    Both Trump and Cruz, who are topping opinion polls weeks before the early nomination contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, have pledged to push the Republican Party in a more confrontational direction, and seek to undo much of what Obama has accomplished as president.

    Both candidates are likely in coming days to hammer the Obama administration on its approach to Islamic State.

    Obama’s defense of pragmatic politics may also help his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, who is trying to stave off a challenge from self-described democratic socialist Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential contest, said Bannon.

    “He’s taking about holding up the establishment,” he said. “When the president makes a good case, it helps Hillary more than Bernie.”

    But John Geer, an expert on voter opinion at Vanderbilt University, thought Obama, in his bid for unity, damaged Clinton’s prospects by not making a stronger case for continuing the Democratic agenda. “He didn’t put forward an argument why there should be another Democrat for four years,” Geer said. “I think she would have liked to see that.”

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    Instead of listing the countless acts of tyranny which Obama has engaged in, the latest one is giving aid and comfort to ten more enemies of the United States by releasing them from GITMO, Tricky Nikki chose to reprimand those who are expressing their outrage at a President and Administration which is intentionally weakening and destroying America from within.


    I wonder if Tricky Nikki would publically reprimand THIS GENTLEMEN for being loud and expressing his outrage over Obama.


    JWK


    Here is a VERY, VERY LONG LIST of Obama’s evil and outrageous doings!

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnwk View Post
    Instead of listing the countless acts of tyranny which Obama has engaged in, the latest one is giving aid and comfort to ten more enemies of the United States by releasing them from GITMO, Tricky Nikki chose to reprimand those who are expressing their outrage at a President and Administration which is intentionally weakening and destroying America from within.


    I wonder if Tricky Nikki would publically reprimand THIS GENTLEMEN for being loud and expressing his outrage over Obama.


    JWK


    Here is a VERY, VERY LONG LIST of Obama’s evil and outrageous doings!
    Johnwk, you need to start a thread with that video and ask Jean or Newmexican to help you post the video inside the post so people can click on it. That is a fabulous video that tells the absolute truth about this immigration nightmare and what's happening to black Americans as a result of both illegal immigration and excess legal immigration.
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    Here is a VERY, VERY LONG LIST of Obama’s evil and outrageous doings!
    This is complete article in a new thread instead of a link.

    http://www.alipac.us/f9/president-ba...ted%5D-327411/


    The video as a thread.
    http://www.alipac.us/f9/chicago-resi...0/#post1487536

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judy View Post
    Johnwk, you need to start a thread with that video and ask Jean or Newmexican to help you post the video inside the post so people can click on it. That is a fabulous video that tells the absolute truth about this immigration nightmare and what's happening to black Americans as a result of both illegal immigration and excess legal immigration.
    Let’s not forget the scolding words directed at Obama from Bernadette Lancelin [CLICK HERE]


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    Quote Originally Posted by johnwk View Post
    Let’s not forget the scolding words directed at Obama from Bernadette Lancelin [CLICK HERE]


    JWK
    Good for her!!! Tell it like it is!!

    I loved the one where they're talking to the Latino reporters who asked a white guy "are you racist" because they want the illegal aliens out of the country and blacks stepped up to defend him and then called her racist for even asking the question. Then asks her "are you here legally?"

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    Trump, conservative pundits hit back at Haley for State of the Union response
    Published January 14, 2016

    While South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley was praised in many quarters for the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday, she also received strong criticism from some conservatives for her pointed remarks aimed at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.

    In her response, while criticizing Obama on a number of issues, Haley also made a series of apparent references to Trump, including calling on Americans to ignore “the angriest voices” on the subject of immigration.

    "During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. We must resist that temptation," Haley said

    “Some people think that you have to be the loudest voice in the room to make a difference. That is just not true. Often, the best thing we can do is turn down the volume. When the sound is quieter, you can actually hear what someone else is saying. And that can make a world of difference,” she said.

    On NBC’s "Today" show Wednesday, Haley acknowledged that she was, in fact, referring to Trump among others.

    "Yes, Mr. Trump has definitely contributed to what I think is just irresponsible talk," she said.

    Haley later appeared on Fox News’ “On The Record” with Greta Van Susteren and said while she considers Trump “a friend,” she does disagree with him.

    “I disagree with the fact that he wants to start using religion as a way to divide people,” she said, referring to Trump calling for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the U.S.

    “I just want him to understand that this country is made up of immigrants, we want to make sure they’re properly vetted and they come here legally,” Haley said.

    Trump earlier had fired back on "Fox & Friends" Wednesday, calling Haley “very weak on illegal immigration.”

    "She's very weak on illegal immigration…and she certainly has no trouble asking me for campaign contributions because over the years she’s asked me for a hell of a lot of money in campaign contributions," he said.

    When asked if he would pick her as a running mate, Trump said, “I wouldn’t say she is off to a good start.”

    While many pundits in the media and lawmakers in Washington, D.C., praised Haley's speech, with some saying it has marked her as a potential candidate for vice president, other conservative voices weren’t so happy with Haley taking aim at a Republican presidential candidate.

    Talk radio host and Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham tweeted that Haley missed a golden opportunity to stand with working Americans on the subject of immigration.

    She also blasted her for being the voice of the Republican establishment.

    Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh also was not impressed. While he said he was an admirer of Haley, he hailed the speech as proof that the Republican establishment is trying to drive conservatives out of the party and define who is qualified to be a Republican.

    “For one thing, it's almost absolute proof of what I have been saying for last couple years now, that the Republican Party's trying to drive conservatives out of the party," Limbaugh said on his show Wednesday.

    "But I think it's more than that. It's certainly that, but her speech last night sort of expanded the theme of who is and who isn't qualified to be a Republican, and the Republican Party is still anti-conservative,” Limbaugh said.

    Conservative author and columnist Ann Coulter criticized Haley using a similar tone, accusing her of wanting to shut up voters.

    Coulter even went so far as to tweet "Trump should deport Nikki Haley."

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016...-response.html
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    “I just want him to understand that this country is made up of immigrants, we want to make sure they’re properly vetted and they come here legally,” Haley said.
    Oh that is so WEAK and JUVENILE. This country is not made up of immigrants. WHO TOLD YOU THAT? This is a nation of citizens being over-run and impoverished by immigrants. We don't want any more illegal aliens or legal immigrants. Our Inn is full, our pot is boiling over, 7 years ago there were 49 million people on Medicaid and today there are over 73 million.

    And you just wait until Trump finds out about THAT! 24 million people on Medicaid since 2009. Sorry, but that sucks and we're not taking it any more because we don't want to pay for it any more.
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