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Showing posts with label Nikki Haley. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nikki Haley. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A GOP Politics Quick Hit. Trump, Palin, Duck Dynasty, Ted Cruz, Nikki Haley

Well our Quick Hit, turned into a GOP screed.

If you need additional proof of a nation suffering from intellectual deprivation and class starvation accompanied by an infestation of sycophancy for celebrities with constipation of the brain and diarrhea f the mouth...take heed. Trump's claims of Sarah Palin as a vice presidential running mate are nothing more than cynical barking rhetoric. Trump and his handles know Palin is a political landmine and an object for late night talk show jokes (and a gold mine for SNL skits). He would no more select Palin as a running mate as he would select the Nevada racist rancher Cliven Bundy). Yet, another example of Trumpism with your in his strategy cross hairs.

The campaign for GOP front runner Donald Trump has told the New York Times that Trump has selected former Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his running mate.…
While not a 47% moment by any means, think back to a  time when you recall a presidential candidate offer a person the "finger."

Rand Paul of an Armadillo to match his Chameleon personality and personal aura.  As I ran across the following piece from Mediaite, I will admit to a higher level of astonishment.  How crass and teen-like?


Republican presidential candidate Dr. Rand Paul has truly been having one hell of a week. He was demoted from the main stage for tonight's GOP debate on Fox

Ted Cruz garners an endorsement (after a duck hunting trip) From the nation's leading bayou bigots.  Cruz nascent endorse also has a history of espousing male concubine under- aged women. 


It's the endorsement you've been waiting for...

“I’ve looked at the candidates,” said controversial reality TV star Phil Robertson. “Ted Cruz is my man.”

Herewith is the ultimate example of GOP and conservative shallowness. The Untied States is unlike conservative perceptions of the Earth. The United States has a documented history that spans a defined and clear established time-frame. It is not an item that conservatives can ignore and disavow as they the disavow evolution.  During the GOP response to President; Obama's State of the Union Speech, South Carolina Governor, Nikki Haley, dropped a "dumb bomb." She has indicated she wrote the speech without intervention from the RNC or any conservative operatives. Well, maybe she should have avoided such a blatant confession of ownership. She showed exactly why many Americans believe conservatives are absent any wherewithal in assimilating US History as a critical foundation for our future. 

Haley clearly and in front of billions across the globe sated the following:
"When you've got immigrants who are coming here legally, we've never in the history of this country passed any laws or done anything based on race or religion. Let's not start that now," she said while speaking to reporters in South Carolina. (bold font added my The Pardu)

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley continues to defend her (gentle) criticism of Donald Trump in her State of the Union ...

Michigan's Republican Governor delivers a State of the Union speech with his poisoning of Flint Michigan's water (drinking, bathing and cooking water) with possible life-threatening consequences for his city's denizens.  He did so as part of a cost-saving plan and enacted by a handpicked "emergency" manager.
Fix it by drinking 20 gallons of that crap and turn yourself into the police.


“To you, the people of Flint, I say tonight as I have before: I am sorry and I will fix it.”
- Michigan Governor Rick Snyder during his State of the State address

Here is the essence of Fox News. Network producers care absolutely nothing about a GOP governor literally poisoning thousands (including children). They mobilize to hand a script to a president bimbo for on-air demagoguery. Think in terms of the "other side". Are GOP candidates mum on the Flint poisoning, because they care nothing about the "black vote?"  Rubio even feigned earlier in the week he knew nothing about the poisoning.  Really?

Fox News host dismisses Democratic concern for Flint water crisis as a way to “get more black votes”
Heather Nauert also describes federal emergency declaration as "an example of how political this is now getting" VIDEO

We offer the  right of the GOP and the African-American community.  Look and read closely and see if you notice any missing population groups?

Let's end this one, with a clear reminder of life in a mirror.

Jobs, jobs, jobs..and with no help from the GOP!


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Nikki Haley Supports Confederate Flag Because CEOs Support The Flag.

Yet a conservative governor
locksteps GOP ideology during
a gubernatorial debate. 

"Tea Party" Politics is in full bloom as we move towards the November mid-term elections. The second most conservative state in the United States is the nascent battleground via a gubernatorial debate that included South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.

Wouldn't you know in the Great State of South Carolina the Confederate Flag would become a front and center debate item. While the flag continues to have prominence in states like Virginia and Mississippi, there is no equal to the level of scrutiny and legal entanglements regarding the Confederate Flag than in South Carolina.

South Carolina Governor, Nikki Haley, captured the essence of the GOP and most of conservative America in her debate stage defense of continuing South Carolina devotion tot he Confederate Flag. The debate comment was in respond to the perfect setup by her Democrat Party opponent. However, there isn't a rational person alive who could have anticipated Haley's response. It was archetypal GOP.

Crooks and Liars
During a South Carolina gubernatorial debate, Democratic candidate Sen. Vincent Sheheen called on the flag to be retired to a museum. 
"I think the people of South Carolina are tired of having an image across America that's not truly who we are," Sheheen explained, adding that everyone should "rally together under a flag that unites us all, the American flag, that looks toward the future, and not the past." 
Haley responded that the Confederate flag was a "sensitive issue." 
"What I can tell you is over the last three and a half years, I spent a lot of my days on the phones with CEOs and recruiting jobs to this state," the governor noted. "I can honestly say I have not had one conversation with a single CEO about the Confederate flag."

Haley exemplified that which is critical to the GOP: The CEO and corporate America. She didn't even have common decency to incorporate any aspects of her opponents use of the words: "I think the people of South Carolina....." Instead she went to where the GP butters its toast and wins elections. She went to the only place that matters to the GOP. She went directly to big business and dollars for the state vs common decency.

Haley and her party care nothing about what follows and that is a sad state for America.

The Confederate Flag as moniker for white supremacist, white nationalist and bottom dwelling racists.

General Robert E. Lee, “Furl the Flag Boys,”

General Robert E. Lee's advice to his men as he left the battlefield for the last time. 

St. Louis, Mo.

Proudly billing itself as "The True Voice of the American Right," the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC) is the reincarnation of the White Citizens Councils that sprang up in the South of the 1950s and 1960s to oppose desegregation. 
The CCC, which counts some 40 state legislators and other officials in its ranks, is a white supremacist group that focuses on issues like support for the Confederate battle flag and opposition to non-white immigration, school busing and affirmative action. 
The 15,000-member group's CEO, Gordon Baum, has supported former Klansman David Duke in his bid to be governor of Louisiana. The council's main publication,Citizens Informer, is now edited by columnist Sam Francis and Chris Temple, who earlier worked for an anti-Semitic publication called The Jubilee. 
The CCC shares many views with the League of the South — some of them detailed on a section of its Web site devoted to the "Fight for the Confederacy" — but not the League's desire that the South should again secede. The problem with secession, according to the CCC, is that it could lead to black domination.
Read more 

The Edgefield Journal 
Edgefield, S.C.
The "only true Southern nationalist newspaper" serves as a forum for the ideas of neo-Confederate groups such as the League of the South, many of whose members pen articles for the monthly publication. The Edgefield Journal was first published in 1999 by nonagenarian William Walton Mims and was edited by Virgil Huston, former head of the South Carolina chapter of the League of the South.
Another former leader in the League's South Carolina branch, Lake E. High, helps edit the paper and writes many of its articles. Recent stories have defended Bob Jones University (which until this year had a ban on interracial dating) and John Rocker (a baseball player who derided minorities and others publicly).
Another article concludes that "many slaves were willing to be slaves. ... It is fact that many slaves led fairly comfortable lives, probably many more in number than those that did not."
Writing about the Confederate battle flag, neo-Confederate ideologue Thomas Fleming warned: "The attacks are increasing because the New World Order of George Bush, Sr., requires that all historic nations [like the South] be destroyed." He adds: "They will murder us if they can. They already have, at Waco."
The nation's number two conservative state's governor placed GOP elected officials in perspective.  

CEO's don't mind the flag.

Talking Points Memo.....the full story.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

States Refusing To Enact HealthCare Reform. Your State?

You may have seen the article from Huffington Post regarding a solid block of resistance to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The southern states, in all of their compassion for people, are concrete-solid in opposition to enacting a key provision of the ACA. Yes, the humane and forward thinking US South again shows it continues to disregard life-sustaining compassion and has moved very little from the days of the US Confederacy.

Despite the fact the Affordable Care Act has been enacted and adjudicated as constitutional, conservative America continues to throw-up barriers to implementation.  Conservative America?  GOP politicians (state and federal government) expend more energy resisting President Obama's signature legislation, makes one wonder to what extent they will accept and induce harm to people for sake of conservative 3P's (Philosophy, policy and practice.) You wonder about the perfect example?

A region of the nation that includes the highest number of medically uninsured has come together like their seditious predecessor confederacy against working to provide life saving or life-sustaining medical care.  In most cases, their confederacy hurts the chronically unemployed and poor families including children. A quick glance at the pre-Civil War confederacy is virtually mirrored by States that have joined in solidarity against the ACA.

The US Confederate States and border states

Red- Confederate States,
Blue-Union states that banned slavery,
Yellow- Border Union states, permitting slavery,
Sky Blue- Union territories not permitting slavery.

A revealing look at the "Uninsured 2011"
Closely read the legend for the Confederacy map above.  While, this piece is not centrally focused on slavery,  human bondage was core to the US Confederacy (and affiliated border states).  It appears the US Confederacy is existentially very much alive and well in the United States. Alive and well and still very much insensitive to most things humane. The resistance to the ACA, especially refusal to accept federal expenditures for providing proper coverage to US citizens is as perplexing (Yet not surprising).  

The resistance is more evidence of a deteriorated state of US politics, more evidence of obstruction against liberal (compassionate) policies at the state and federal level.  And yes, without doubt more GOP evidence of resistance the nation's African-American President.  
The deteriorated state of US politics? Simply, stated all things Democrats means mixing like oil and water for the GOP.  In fairness I will suggest if roles were reverse Democracity resistance would be similar. However, I say such considering GOP politics is almost without exception against the grain of core Democratic principles. With 45 to 50 million people uninsured,  we would expect (and appreciate) Democrat resistance to GOP politics and practices that work against people and for big business.  Despite GOP resistance. A look at the US diversity of a free health clinic lines should send messages to rational and compassionate people.
Irrefutable American diversity. A message for a political party that is 92% white.
 "....more evidence of obstruction against liberal (compassionate)policies at the federal level." 

Let's look at the resistance against the ACA and "march-in-step" obstruction. We are taking it to where it is needed most: The Affordable Care Act and the needs of human beings with no medical coverage.

Conservative America and a look at the role women are playing in obstruction to the ACA.

A glimpse at a pathetic memory of the SCOTUS decision on the ACA.  History looks ugly.

Rep "Mean Jean" Schmidt Wigs Out thinking Supreme Court Struck Down The ACA

How about a quick look at state obstruction.  Watch the Governor of the GREAT State of South Carolina as she introduces Mitt Romney (the man who would not be president).  The first 200 seconds of the clip clear shows obstruction for sake of obstruction  as Haley moves towards ACA obstruction she declares as long as she is governor there will be no expansion of Medicaid as long as Obama is president.
"Not in South Carolina," Gov. Nikki Haley declared at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference. "We will not expand Medicaid on President Obama's watch. We will not expand Medicaid ever."
A short time ago The Atlantic Cities published a piece which included a map posted above. 
A few months back, our own Richard Florida broke down the geography of America's uninsured, noting the "uninsured belt” he saw running through much of the South and the Sunbelt. 
Nationwide, 17.1 percent of Americans lacked health insurance in 2011, according to the Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index, which also produced the map below. But there are stark differences between the states. More than one in five people are uninsured in roughly a dozen states, starting with Texas (27.6 percent), Mississippi (23.5 percent), Florida (22.9 percent), Oklahoma (22.1 percent), California (22.0 percent) [non-confederate state] , and Nevada (21.9 percent)[non-confederate state. Compare those figures with Massachusetts, which boasts the lowest rate of uninsured people in the nation, at less than five percent. Massachusetts, of course, already has an individual mandate thanks to the health-care reform efforts of former governor Mitt Romney. (Highlight added by The Pardu)

Click map for larger image

Here's Richard Florida on some of his findings on the geography of the uninsured: 

Uninsured states are significantly more religious, based on the percentage of state residents who say that religion plays an important role in their everyday life. The correlation between the two is .51. 

Politics and ideology factor in as well. Conservative states (based both on the percentage of state residents who identify as conservatives (.58) and the percentage of who voted for McCain in 2008 (.60) have a higher percentage of uninsured citizens. Economics also comes into play. There is a positive correlation between the percent of a population that is uninsured and the poverty rate (.58). Blue-collar and working class states also boast a higher level of uninsured (.40).  

Not surprisingly, the share of the population that is uninsured is lower in more affluent and more highly educated states. The share of uninsured people is negatively associated with state income levels, the percentage of college grads, and the percentage of workers in professional, knowledge, and creative occupations.
South Carolina's Haley speak volumes about GOP ACA obstruction.  She also spoke with words that instantly induce a question as to why not expand Medicaid on "Obama's watch?" GOP governors in states with high levels of uninsured are practicing administration malfeasance in political solidarity against the ACA.