At one point in the midst of his reporting on the Senate’s override of most of the governor’s vetoes, Adam Beam Tweeted this:
Sen. Joel Lourie tells #scgov @NikkiHaley to “stay off Facebook.” He was referring to this post: http://on.fb.me/Q4QnOg
So I followed the link, to where the gov posted,
veto of SC Coalition of Domestic Violence $453,680. Special interests made their way into the DHEC budget. This is not about the merit of their fights but the back door way of getting the money. It’s wrong and another loophole for legislators and special interests to use. Defeated 111-0
Hey, if this is the kind of response she’s going to get, the governor should spend more time on Facebook, not less:
James Akers Jr Rape victims are NOT a distraction. You should be ASHAMED!Tuesday at 11:25pm · · 32
Kelly Evans WOMEN WIN 111-0Tuesday at 11:25pm · · 24
Jeff Bennett When you lose 111-0, you need to take a long look in the mirror and wonder if what you are doing is the right thing. Apparently not!Tuesday at 11:26pm · · 28
Nick Danger Dunn Loopholes for special interests are only okay when they’re being used by people who have donated enough to your campaign, or who share your similar “interests” of furthering your political power and mutual backscratching. Right? Right? Otherwise they are unacceptable and wrong.Tuesday at 11:30pm · · 16
Kim Ponce Obviously you are clueless as to how sexual violence impacts adults and children in South Carolina. DHEC has a long history of providing much needed funding for these services, many of which insurance companies will not pay for. What if it was your child, your sister, your mother needing a change of clothes at the ER, a child sensitive medical exam or interview, counseling?Tuesday at 11:32pm via mobile · · 16
Xiomara A. Sosa again, with all due respect, this is not a “special interest” issues. This is a health and human services issue. please doo not muddy the water with such political jargon that is only divisive and pointless. Respectfully, Xiomara A. SosaTuesday at 11:32pm · · 15
Marnie Schwartz-Hanley Does that mean the agencies will get the money to help us so that we are not 8th in the nation for criminal domestic violence?Tuesday at 11:35pm · · 8
Alyssa Daniel As a 20 year victim of domestic violence, you should be ashamedTuesday at 11:36pm via mobile · · 16
Angie Wilson Rogers Maybe now YOU can stop being a distraction to SC voters, One-Term Haley?Tuesday at 11:37pm · · 13
Grace Ammons The people have won. But I still cannot concieve of how this woman became our Governor!Tuesday at 11:40pm · · 13
Dawn Ridge We’re 7th in the Nation and climbing, but GOD forbid we have money to support Victim’s Rights!!!!! Just make sure those inmates are watching cable tv and having 3 hot meals a day!!!!! This is complete and utter BS!!!!!!Tuesday at 11:43pm · · 9
… and many more…
Of course, the comment thread is liberally sprinkled with the kind of “You go, girl!” responses Nikki expects. But it’s far from the unadulterated stream of fawning adulation that caused her to retreat to Facebook as her favored means of communicating with the world to begin with.
Are some of those responses a little on the emotional side, and lacking in calm discernment? Yep. But so are the kind of responses that Nikki goes to Facebook seeking. You can get calm and detached on an editorial page, but our governor scorns that. This is her medium.
I just hope she reads them all.
She may or may not read them. It is rumored that one of her staffers actually writes it for her. However, anyone who criticizes her gets banned from her page.
By using her facebook pg. as a means to communicate government business as well as song lyrics, Nikki Haley is showing that she is nothing more than an immature teenager and is making a sham of the Governor’s Office. This is an office that should get respect, but with a person that acts like Nikki Haley, the Governor’s office has no respect.
Lots of people gone from her page.
Rape victims are a special interest group inasmuch as any funding item represents a special interest group to Haleyites. If you deny the validity of community benefit if any single person derives more benefit– like public schools, roads, the arts….
So Kathryn – where in the state’s constitution does it say that the state must provide for special interest groups as a core function of running the state?