There has been much buzz recently about the Indian Nimrata Randhawa Haley (AKA, “Nikki” Haley) running for governor of South Carolina. While some maintain that she’s a type of “constitutionalist” (whatever that means), others say she’s another neocon plant trying to capitalize on the tea-party movement. The fact that her three biggest promotors are Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney and Bill Kristol does not bode well.
And the fact that Nimrata has remained rather silent on the immigration issue (other than vague platitudes such that she’s for legal immigration but against illegal immigration, combined with the “we’re a nation of immigrants” claptrap) may speak volumes.
Patrick Cleburne writes:
Something of the sort has happened in South Carolina, where State Representative Nikki Haley has withstood not one but two self-proclaimed lovers surfacing to hugely widen her lead, polling 49% in last Tuesday’s Primary and only narrowly being forced into a run-off.
This may appear amusing, but actually it is very bad news. Haley’s main opponent, Congressman Gresham Barrett, has an excellent A+ NumbersUSA Career ranking (equal top in the delegation with Senator DeMint). Furthermore he has been running ads advocating an Arizona-style immigrant enforcement law for the state.
Immigration damage is a serious economic problem in South Carolina, with area Agribusiness in its piggish way encouraging such a large influx that the University of South Carolina has actually documented the depression of wages it has caused.
Haley, although married in a Methodist church, is the daughter of Sikh immigrants. The Indian immigrant community is famously breaking left as it activates politically, and is a huge beneficiary of Affirmative Action as well. The prognosis is not good.
Will Gresham Barrett have the brains to play the immigration card?
It may be difficult for Gresham to do so, now that big guns like Bill Kristol are trying to muscle him to drop out of the primary. And speaking of Kristol and lobbying, one might add that the “Indian lobby” in recent years almost has been as active as another anti-Western ethnic lobby I can think of in promoting mass immigration from the Third World. Everyone should read Rob Sanchez’s two articles from the Social Contract on the Indian lobby: “Pledge of Allegiance — to India” and “Pledge of Allegiance — to India, Part II.” In many respects, Nimrata Randhawa Haley may well prove to be an extension of this lobby. Bad news, indeed, for South Carolina.
Read Nicholas Stix’s new post where, looking toward the future, he argues that Nimrata Randhawa Haley essentially will be the new affirmative action candidate, promoted by the GOP leadership, to step over more qualified white males.
Patrick Cleburne in his most recent post makes some very good points:
Any South Carolinian who assumes Nimrata Nikki Randhawa Haley is going to reject her ethnic interests and defy the GOP Establishment on this question cannot figure odds.
Looking through the comment threads in the various news stories on Haley and her opponent Gresham Barrett I am struck by the vitriolic hatred frequently expressed for Southern white men. They – and the women who love them – need to wake up.