world

Nikki Haley wins backing from powerful Koch network as she aims to take on Trump

31 Comments
By STEVE PEOPLES

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.

©2024 GPlusMedia Inc.

31 Comments

Comments have been disabled You can no longer respond to this thread.

“No amount of shady money from George Soros, Democrats and Never-Trump RINOs in partnership with endless-war swamp creatures in Washington will stop the MAGA movement or President Trump from being the Republican nominee and defeating Crooked Joe Biden,” Cheung wrote

Only fascists say things like this.

10 ( +12 / -2 )

“No amount of shady money from George Soros, Democrats and Never-Trump RINOs in partnership with endless-war swamp creatures in Washington will stop the MAGA movement or President Trump from being the Republican nominee and defeating Crooked Joe Biden,” Cheung wrote

Only fascists say things like this.

Well, Trump is a fascist….

So makes sense that he (and the goons he employs) would talk like that.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

I loathe the Kochs and everything they stand for.

But if it would take Trump down and save us from the specter of his return, I’d make the deal and then scrub my skin off in the shower trying to get clean.

10 ( +11 / -1 )

Nikki Haley wins backing from powerful Koch network as she aims to take on Trump

And the right blathers on about Soros.

The Koch's and the Citizens United decision brought in outright corporate bought elections.

The Koch's constant misdirection of the conservative base, talking fiscal prudence and tax cuts and welfare cuts, while always supporting candidates who will cut social services, deliver corporate tax cuts and keep the corporate welfare socialism for the rich gravy train going.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/observer.com/2010/09/7-ways-the-koch-bros-benefit-from-corporate-welfare/amp/

8 ( +9 / -1 )

I’d never vote for Haley, but she seems the most responsible and qualified of the GOP candidates. At least she wouldn’t do a wholesale dismantling of democracy, like the fascist front runner has pledged to do.

8 ( +10 / -2 )

It's great to see strong support for a Republican candidate, no matter who that might be.

-8 ( +2 / -10 )

Only fascists say things like this.

Nothing fascist about saying the truth.

Well, Trump is a fascist…. 

Seems like the people are the fascists ones that have been feverishly trying to silence this guy and make him as toxic as possible and so everything has failed.

And the right blathers on about Soros.

Huge difference, Koch doesn’t have his money invested in as many George Soros and his Open Society Foundations (OSF), operates in more than 120 countries. A Globalist of the highest order whereas Koch is primarily interested in domestic conservatism and its causes. Soros is for open borders, income redistribution, restorative justice, CRT, Universal healthcare and discrimination towards law enforcement and crime, supporting and funding over 78 DA’s across the country, two that are after Trump focusing solely on him instead of the real crimes that is destroying these once great cities, things that Koch absolutely is against. So these men couldn’t be more different from one another on ideology, socially and morally.

-15 ( +1 / -16 )

I’d never vote for Haley, but she seems the most responsible and qualified of the GOP candidates.

For the Washington elite establishment yes, but for the average American or more precisely put: conservative Americans, she does not.

At least she wouldn’t do a wholesale dismantling of democracy,

Neither would Trump, but restore it from what we lost these last two years, but the real difference is Trump wants to dismantle the corrupt swamp system, and that is a good thing. Haley on the other hand wants to keep the swamp intact, this is why she will never make the Presidency.

-13 ( +1 / -14 )

--Only fascists say things like this.

Nothing fascist about saying the truth.

Calling one's political opponents "vermin" and enemies of the people. Claiming only one man can fix all of America's problems. Blaming an entire segment of America's population as the root of all evil. Discrediting verifiable fact as "liberal bias" and reputable journalism as "fake". Promising to prosecute one's political adversaries and install in the federal bureaucracy only those who pledge loyalty to the leader. Propagating lies about the 2020 election to discredit trust in electoral processes and election workers. Should I go on? Fascism.

At least Nikki Haley isn't that.

12 ( +13 / -1 )

wants to keep the swamp intact

What MAGA world means by "swamp" is the people and institutions that keep a check on absolute presidential power. MAGA world hates that because, quite frankly, they have a distaste for real democracy.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

Neither would Trump, but restore it from what we lost these last two years, but the real difference is Trump wants to dismantle the corrupt swamp system, and that is a good thing. 

Yes, and install people based on their loyalty to Trump, a crook facing multiple felonies in multiple states. A guy who tried to stay in office despite losing the election. He wants to be a Dictator, and his supporters want to let him.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

Advocating for the termination of the Constitution (Which Trump has absolutely done on social media) and promising “retribution” against those he has a grudge is not “telling the truth”.

It’s Fascism.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

“No amount of shady money from George Soros, Democrats and Never-Trump RINOs in partnership with endless-war swamp creatures in Washington will stop the MAGA movement or President Trump from being the Republican nominee and defeating Crooked Joe Biden,” 

Trump and his team speak or write like they are addressing unintelligent children.

11 ( +12 / -1 )

Huge difference, Koch doesn’t have his money invested in as many George Soros and his Open Society Foundations (OSF), operates in more than 120 countries

Right, because promotong an open society and liberal values abroad is such a bad thing, like the Peace Corps.

Instead of propagandizing the most important American electorate into endorsing things like trickle down economics and corporate welfare for the rich.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

Still believing they can beat Trump??..

So funny...

-11 ( +0 / -11 )

Still believing they can beat Trump??..

So funny...

They are positioning themselves to take advantage of any convictions handed down to Mr. Trump.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

Advocating for the termination of the Constitution (Which Trump has absolutely done on social media) and promising “retribution” against those he has a grudge is not “telling the truth”.

It’s Fascism.

Truth.

Haley is the candidate of Repubs who want to win. Trump is the candidate of the fascists who want to destroy American as we have known it for over two centuries.

Nominate Haley and the Repubs have a good chance of getting back the White House, though that's hardly my preference. Nominate Trump and they'll have to beg the Leavenworth Warden to give him a pass to campaign - and he'll just lose to Biden again.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Koch is primarily interested in domestic conservatism and its causes

You like Koch? Anti-45 Koch, supporting Haley to take down 45. What a turn up.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

What MAGA world means by "swamp" is the people and institutions that keep a check on absolute presidential power.

So you're basically saying the government which has never pretty much listened to its voters, thinks that it knows better than its constituents, wants to increase the government, never just anything for the people, we see it so often in blue states with the largest amount of resources how the establishment could care less, but I'm more into force-feeding, the masters, what they think people need, and this perpetual cycle of wanting to engage in overseas wars. more and more minorities are gravitating toward Trump and populism, and the Democrats have failed for over 70 years to help any of the biggest voting blocks. They only have themselves to blame for this changing paradigm, and the Democrats are in a very serious panic, and they should be, the minority vote doesn't belong to them solely.

MAGA world hates that because, quite frankly, they have a distaste for real democracy.

No, we love Democracy, and that's the real reason why we despise the establishment to the core. Haley will never, ever overtake Trump. Just won't happen, she might make for a decent VP or she could get her old job back, she was at least good at that.

-12 ( +1 / -13 )

never just anything for the people, we see it so often in blue states with the largest amount of resources how the establishment could care less

You know the states with the highest poverty rates are overwhelmingly not ‘blue’ right?

6 ( +7 / -1 )

She has a better chance of beating Biden than Trump.

Reason?

She looks far more normal.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Nikki Haley wins backing from powerful Koch network as she aims to take on Trump

LOL Good luck

Too many conservatives and just all around average family Americans won't fall for the rich elites manipulating the election. Too bad the Dems are still stuck in that whirlpool swirling the tank into war and division.

-11 ( +0 / -11 )

So you're basically saying the government which has never pretty much listened to its voters, thinks that it knows better than its constituents, wants to increase the government, never just anything for the people

Isn’t this a Bernie Sanders quote?

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Isn’t this a Bernie Sanders quote?

California followed the Sanders model as does NYC and look at the results.

https://www.aei.org/op-eds/liberals-reap-consequences-of-their-homeless-policies/

-11 ( +1 / -12 )

You know the states with the highest poverty rates are overwhelmingly not ‘blue’ right?

And you do know most of highest impoverished people that live in those states vote blue overwhelmingly.

-9 ( +1 / -10 )

--What MAGA world means by "swamp" is the people and institutions that keep a check on absolute presidential power. 

So you're basically saying the government which has never pretty much listened to its voters, thinks that it knows better than its constituents, wants to increase the government, never just anything for the people

No, that's not what I'm saying.

If you want to have a discussion about the size of the federal bureaucracy, fine. But that's not what this is about. I hate to break it to you, but Donald Trump does not give a fig about what you or "the people" want. He's in it for himself. That's all it's ever been. He wants total loyalists so that he can run the country like a dictator. All of those former members of the Trump administration who Trump once touted as "great" are now "vermin" because they didn't do what HE wanted for HIMSELF. It had nothing to do with policy or conservative principles.

You've been royally had, friend. If you're a true red conservative, you're better off going with Nikki Haley.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

California followed the Sanders model as does NYC and look at the results.

Wrong.

No state follows the Sanders model, event his home state of Vermont.

There is too much corporate influenced money and media manipulation, by the Kochs for example, working to convince people that universal medicare, a basic income or guaranteed job and living wage, taxes on companies and the uber rich in line with the Eisenhower era of real Great American prosperity are somehow "socialism" and benefiting only immigrants and welfare queens.

Instead they push for cutting "entitlements" that directly benefit poor white voters in these Red states and give more benefits to the fake "job creators'.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

She isn't thick, mental, or crooked for modern Republicans.

She is also useless at portraying herself as a permavictim of everything and everyone.

That sort of thing doesn't fly with feeble-minded American right wingers now.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

If that were true, he would give all this up.

No. He’s broke and a narcissist. He can’t give it up for those reasons. He also hopes it will keep him out of jail.

If he chose to step down, the Dems and these 91 faux charges would magically disappear like Lucky Charms marshmallows.

What is this assumption based on? All 91 are ‘faux’ and all 91 would be dropped if he gave up his presidential run?

Yeah, that’s just wishful thinking.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

> You've been royally had, friend. 

No, the country has over the last 2 years been taken, for a ride, now they're all in a panic, so much so that even Michael Rapaport is begging for Trump to make a comeback, the Democrat's chickens are finally coming home to roost.

If you're a true red conservative,

Yes, I am a true Conservative, but I would rather eat a bowl of mayo before voting for any establishment Republican, especially Haley.

-10 ( +0 / -10 )

so much so that even Michael Rapaport is begging for Trump to make a comeback

Predictably, this is probably prime rib @bass BS. I don't even need to google it to know that.

Hardly surprising from a man who lives in an alternate universe.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites