By Hailey Mayo | WeaponizedNews.Com | January 14, 2016
Tuesday night, President Obama gave his final State of the Union address. This year, his speech took a more “non-traditional” approach. Starting his address with all of his administrations accomplishments, he fails to mention anything throughout his speech about how he’s doubled the national debt or the fact that we’re still in an unconstitutional war for the last 13 years after he promised he’d “bring our troops home”. He did, however, mention the word “gun” a whole ONE TIME stating he thinks “protecting our kids from gun violence” is a priority.
I do agree that we need to protect our children from gun violence, but what about the 1,134 young black men killed by police in 2015? Or one of the hottest topics in politics lately of the fact that our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms is being compromised? But I digress.
As it was his last State of the Union address, it was a bit lighthearted and optimistic but still unstimulating in light of the upcoming presidential election. His speech almost gave you the feeling that he’s just trying to slide under the radar the next 11 months.
But what really stole the show wasn’t Obama’s speech but South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s Republican State of the Union address. Haley has received much backlash since giving her speech. Starting out on the frustration of the shortcomings and failed promises of our President for the last 2 terms, Haley continues by making subtle references to her fellow Republican Presidential Candidate, Donald Trump.
“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.”
Gov. Haley confirmed in an interview with Matt Lauer that she in fact had Trump in mind when making these statements stating, “Mr. Trump has definitely contributed to what I think is just irresponsible talk.”
Gov. Haley is a U.S. Citizen born to two Indian immigrants and identifies religiously as Christian but was raised Sikh. Her father left India to emigrate to Canada for a job offer and to earn his PhD. After, Haley’s father took another job offer in South Carolina where Haley was born. Her brother served in the United States Army in Desert Storm and her husband is an officer in the South Carolina National Guard and did a year tour in Iraq. I don’t think it gets any more American than that, but yet, people still had their opinions.
Such as Ann Coutler:
Trump should deport Nikki Haley.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 13, 2016
FACT: Donald Trump is JUST a business owner and has no legal jurisdiction to deport anyone let alone a legal citizen born in the U.S. But we know Ann is a smart lady and already knew that… Just a part of spreading that anti-immigration propaganda to the “uneducated yet still able to vote” demographic.
Nikki Haley: "No one who is willing to work hard should ever be turned away." That's the definition of open borders.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 13, 2016
FACT: This is not at all what Haley said. Haley even followed up her statement with:
“At the same time, that does not mean we just flat out open our borders. We can’t do that. We cannot continue to allow immigrants to come here illegally. And in this age of terrorism, we must not let in refugees whose intentions cannot be determined.”
Fact Checker for The Washington Post (as his Twitter bio says), John Nolte, tweets:
To the glee of our corrupt media, Nikki Haley is attacking our own frontrunner. The GOP Establishment is garbage.
— John Nolte (@NolteNC) January 13, 2016
If you read Haley’s transcript in its entirety, anyone who thinks Trump was being “attacked” has some serious insecurities and a very closed mind.
This is where I have to speak up on this whole situation. Being registered as a Republican, Democrat, Independent, Green party etc. doesn’t mean you have to agree with everything your party front-runner, president, congressman or governor thinks or says. Being affiliated with any party doesn’t pin you as a firm believer in your leaders. You think all democrats agree with what Obama has done the last 7 years? Doubtful. All affiliating with a party does is let people know that your views align with that of your party platform. So even if Haley blatantly stated that she doesn’t agree with Trump’s extremist ideologies in her speech, she has every right to do so and I’m so glad she did.
Remember, in 2016, we are electing a President that has limited power, not a third world dictator who can send you to a gulag if you disagree with them.