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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Nikki Haley finally stands up truth to Trumpy - Donald Trump was "Trumped"


Governor Nikki Haley R-SC:“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.

Governor Nikki Haley is the Republican governor of South Carolina. Her family are immigrants from India who came to the United States through Canada, reported on her Wikipedia page. Obviously, Govenror Haley is a role model for Republicans who want to be inclusive and tolerant of immigrants.  

Thankfully, at least one repsonsible leader in the Republican party has taken a stand against Donald Trump. In her post "State of the Union" speech, Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina spoke against the regressive impact of anger and intolerance spewed by the Republican Donald Trump, who wants to bully his way into being nominated to run for the position of leader of the free world.

Haley delivered the Republican response to President Barack Obama's final State of the Union (SOTU) address on January 12, 2016.[10] Haley has also been touted as a potential vice-presidential nominee for the Republican ticket.

In her articulate national response to President Obama's motivational rally to make America a better and more tolerant nation, Haley acknowledged the salient points in the State of the Union speech. In fact, Haley didn't wast time arguing with the President. Instead, she wisely used her rare opportunity to speak directly to the American people and stood up to the anger spewed by Donald Trump! In so doing, Haley effectively "trumped" the Trump.  What was particularly brave about Governor Haley's speech was how she "Trumped the Trump". There's little the Trumpity-Trump can do to intimidate Governor Haley, because doiing so would serve to reinforce his anger and intolerance, that she spoke about in her speech.

Governor Haley's speech excerpts: 

“Barack Obama’s election as president seven years ago broke historic barriers and inspired millions of Americans. As he did when he first ran for office, tonight President Obama spoke eloquently about grand things. He is at his best when he does that."

“We need to be honest with each other, and with ourselves: while Democrats in Washington bear much responsibility for the problems facing America today, they do not bear it alone. There is more than enough blame to go around.

“We as Republicans need to own that truth. We need to recognize our contributions to the erosion of the public trust in America’s leadership. We need to accept that we’ve played a role in how and why our government is broken.

“And then we need to fix it."


About immigration, Governor Haley gave credit to her family's immigrant heritage (from India) and added:

“Today, we live in a time of threats like few others in recent memory. During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. We must resist that temptation.

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


Governor Haley was at her best when she spoke about racial tolerance:

“Our state was struck with shock, pain, and fear... (following the tragic murders in Charleston SC church massacre). But our people would not allow hate to win. We didn’t have violence, we had vigils. We didn’t have riots, we had hugs.

“We didn’t turn against each other’s race or religion. We turned toward God, and to the values that have long made our country the freest and greatest in the world.

“We removed a symbol that was being used to divide us, and we found a strength that united us against a domestic terrorist and the hate that filled him.

“There’s an important lesson in this. In many parts of society today, whether in popular culture, academia, the media, or politics, there’s a tendency to falsely equate noise with results.

“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.


Thank you Goovernor Haley!
Nevertheless, right wing media has been critical of Governor Haley's speech.  

In my opinion, Governor Haley's speech must've been vetted by her peers. Of course, she made the final decision to stand against intolerance rather than to succomb to Trumponian tirades. 

Indeed, Governor Nikki Haley has gratefully trumped the Trump.

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