ABWW Hater of the Day: Nikki Haley
Stockholm syndrome is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and have positive feelings towards their captors, sometimes to the point of defending them. People in nations freed from colonialism long for the days of “civilized rule,” LGBT Republicans like GOProud who support candidate who see them as demon spawn, black republicans who cannot give speech without referring to how lazy, immoral and dysfunctional African Americans are can be seen as suffering from a political Stockholm Syndrome.
Women represent 51% of the population but only hold 16.8%, of the 535 seats in the 112th. Congress. Stockholm Syndrome politician, Nimrata “Nikki” Randhawa Haley of South Carolina is one of only six female Governors in the United States. The Governor who is the daughter of immigrants supports a law that requires all immigrants to carry documentation at all times proving that they are legally in the United States. The law is currently the subject of a lawsuit initiated by the United States Justice Department on numerous grounds, including claims the immigration law violates the Supremacy Clause. She also supports flying the Confederate battle flag on the grounds of the S.C. State House. How does a woman stand by the war flag of a set of treasonous states who would ban the immigration of her Indian Sihk parents? State Senator Jake Knotts, a South Carolina lawmaker and supporter of Haley opponent Andre Bauer, repeatedly referred to Haley as a “raghead” because of her Sikh background. Haley responded with a mild rebuke instead of taking this racist to task for his vicious commentary.
As an immigrant and a black woman, I find her stances deeply insulting, but her policy on women’s issues makes me want form a feminist drop squadfor her ass.
Haley once refered to a reporter of the Charleston Post and Courier as a “little girl” for criticizing her lavish spending on a trip to Europe. She is staunchly anti-choice and as a state Representative, Haley voted was against The Exempting Cases of Rape from Abortion Waiting Period bill would have allowed specific cases of women to not have to wait the mandatory 24 hours before having an abortion. The Governor who made headlines when she claimed that “women don’t care about contraception”
, vetoed a bill that would have allowed free HPV vaccinations for girls. Haley, the mother of a teenage daughter denied protection against the HPV virus which is a leading cause of cervical cancer (which 4,000 women die from in the U.S. per year) to thousands of young women. But the wicked witch of the South was not finished. She joins Voldemort’s uglier, stupider cousin Gov. Rick Scott of Florida by vetoing a bill that provides almost half a million dollars for domestic violence and sexual assault prevention. The Governor defended her anti-woman stance by saying that rape and sexual assault prevention programs “distract from” the Department of Health’s mission and sexual assault victims are “only a small portion” of South Carolinians who need help. She failed to mention that South Carolina ranks seventh in the number of women killed by men. I guess the good lady is aiming for number 1. American exceptionalism, indeed!