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Fri Oct 19, 2018, 06:42 PM

Haley breaks with Trump: 'In America, our political opponents are not evil'

Source: Politico

Haley breaks with Trump: 'In America, our political opponents are not evil'
By REBECCA MORIN 10/19/2018 07:41 AM EDT

Outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley insisted Thursday night that "in America, our political opponents are not evil," a sharp rhetorical break from her boss, President Donald Trump, who has labeled Democrats as "evil," crime-loving and unwilling to defend the nation.

Addressing the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York, Haley said the "toxic political environment" has prompted both sides of the aisle to "describe their opponents as enemies or evil."

"In America, our political opponents are not evil," she said, highlighting atrocities committed against political opponents in Syria and Sudan as examples of true evil permeating the world of politics.

Haley's statement was an apparent rebuke of language used by Trump on the campaign trail in recent weeks, especially in the wake of the contentious confirmation battle over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.



Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/10/19/haley-trump-not-evil-915174

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Reply Haley breaks with Trump: 'In America, our political opponents are not evil' (Original post)
Judi Lynn Oct 19 OP
LisaM Oct 19 #1
cstanleytech Oct 19 #5
SergeStorms Oct 19 #29
cstanleytech Oct 19 #30
SergeStorms Oct 19 #31
cstanleytech Oct 19 #34
7962 Oct 20 #41
exboyfil Oct 26 #51
hatrack Oct 19 #2
Autumn Oct 19 #3
CTyankee Oct 19 #4
PaulX2 Oct 19 #17
bucolic_frolic Oct 19 #6
Vinca Oct 19 #7
Power 2 the People Oct 19 #8
cstanleytech Oct 19 #12
Power 2 the People Oct 19 #19
NanceGreggs Oct 19 #9
PaulX2 Oct 19 #18
SunSeeker Oct 19 #35
dalton99a Oct 19 #37
karin_sj Oct 20 #43
paleotn Oct 19 #10
Gidney N Cloyd Oct 19 #11
cstanleytech Oct 19 #15
major debacle Oct 19 #13
redstateblues Oct 19 #14
LineLineReply .
dalton99a Oct 19 #39
PaulX2 Oct 19 #16
KentuckyWoman Oct 19 #20
YOHABLO Oct 19 #21
LenaBaby61 Oct 19 #22
brush Oct 20 #45
LenaBaby61 Oct 26 #46
ck4829 Oct 26 #49
JI7 Oct 19 #23
Chrysanthemum Oct 19 #33
Hulk Oct 19 #24
oberliner Oct 19 #25
hibbing Oct 19 #26
MadDAsHell Oct 19 #27
Grassy Knoll Oct 19 #28
Chemisse Oct 19 #32
Guy Whitey Corngood Oct 19 #36
watoos Oct 19 #38
woundedkarma Oct 20 #40
old guy Oct 20 #42
ck4829 Oct 26 #50
Paladin Oct 20 #44
Beausoleil Oct 26 #47
ck4829 Oct 26 #48
LovingA2andMI Oct 26 #52
Hassler Oct 26 #53
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 06:44 PM

1. Maybe being around grown ups opened her eyes.

It must have been quite a change of fare for her.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 06:48 PM

5. More likely she is looking to run for the Senate and knows she will have an easier time

at it if she pretends to be a maverick Repugnant.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 09:44 PM

29. Or running against tRumpy in a primary?

As much as the Republicans in this country say they're behind tRumpy, I'm not sure they're going to be so happy with the political makeup of Congress after this November. If a sane, mainstream Republican (if there are any remaining by 2020) ran against tRumpy him in 2020 I wonder how many would jump off the crazy ship on to a more sane and steady craft?

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #29)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 09:47 PM

30. But that is just it there are no sane ones left, if there were Kavanaugh would not be

on the Supreme Court and there would actually be honest opposition to some of what Trump has been saying.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #30)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 10:08 PM

31. The mid-terms will be the wake-up call....

many of them need. They're going to see first hand what the backlash against tRumpy really looks like. Right now they're smug, controlling the entire government and thinking they've got the world by the ass. That's going to change November 6, and it's going to be a statement they can't ignore. That was my point.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #31)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 10:55 PM

34. But thats just it they wont honestly change rather they will try to fake suddenly

being reasonable but as we saw with Collins and Flake they wont really change.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #29)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 06:06 AM

41. Wouldn't surprise me if Trump WANTS Dems to take the House;

then he has a foil for the '20 campaign. he can blame every failure on the fact that he has no support in the House. After all, it IS all about HIM

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Response to 7962 (Reply #41)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 12:51 PM

51. The Truman strategy

You do make a good point. He could say I would have solved all your problems except for those evil Democrats who control the House.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 06:46 PM

2. And who do you still work for?

Fuck off, (redacted).

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 06:48 PM

3. Rehabilitation to be Pencieboys VP?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 06:48 PM

4. Haley is not stupid. She is smart. That is why she is getting out out of this stupid regime.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 07:21 PM

17. Charles Manson Was Smart - Still Got Life In Prison

Takes more than smarts.

Takes a soul, coming soon.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 06:52 PM

6. Haley is uttering Kabuki for the election

In December, Democrats will be evil again

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 06:54 PM

7. Now taking bets on Tiny's new name for Nikki.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 06:55 PM

8. Not fooled.She's as power hungry and evil as the rest of them.

I realize South Carolina senate races are virtually lost causes for us but if Doofus crashes the economy and a strong Democratic candidate emerges,you never know.

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Response to Power 2 the People (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 07:10 PM

12. My money is on Haley trying to win the Repugnant nomination away from Lindsey Graham

not that there is honestly any difference between the two other than their gender.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #12)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 07:23 PM

19. +1

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 06:58 PM

9. I have to disagree.

Right now, our political opponents (the Republicans) ARE evil.

Only evil people put children in cages, take away people's healthcare, give tax giveaways to the wealthy at the expense of the middle-class, and promote racism, sexism, intolerance and violence,

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 07:22 PM

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 11:27 PM

35. Exactly. nt

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 11:35 PM

37. Yes. Republicans are truly evil.

Looting the Treasury is not enough for them. They want to kill and hurt millions of Americans.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 11:58 AM

43. Absolutely right

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 07:06 PM

10. Actually, Haley, they are evil..

our opponents in YOUR party are evil. Trump, Pence, McConnell, King, Meadows, et. al. They are certainly evil.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 07:06 PM

11. She's a sharp politician. Creating some space btw her & Tiny while not outright rejecting Trumpism.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 07:12 PM

15. Exactly but like other mavericks such as McCain, Collins, Murkowski and Flake to name but

a few Haley will fall right in line and vote how she is told to vote and when she is told to vote.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 07:12 PM

13. They are if you're a Democrat

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 07:12 PM

14. She is betting against Trump-either impeachment, or a Trump loss in 2020

As much as I don't like her she is the first Trump appointee that chose her exit. She will have an easier time getting the cooties off.

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Response to redstateblues (Reply #14)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 11:44 PM

39. .

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 07:19 PM

16. Nikki My Opponents Are Evil - They Take Kids From Their Mothers And Throw Them In Cages

My opponents are truly evil, and cruel. Republicans, Conservatives, Tea Baggers, and the like.

Dems?

Not on your life.

Dems want fairness, openness, and honesty. Not Fascism.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 07:43 PM

20. So she's upset anyone thinks Trump is evil?

He is evil. Haley works for him.

Factioids that aren't exactly convenient.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 07:43 PM

21. She's got her blinders on. What a cozy little place her world is. Yeah, there's no evil in U.S.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 07:45 PM

22. Hailey's ...

A nothing special, piece of shit politician who she was all too happy laughing and smiling WITH tRump, who now she's trying to distance herself from.

Also, I'm sick of this "Both side's are toxic" crap. Dems are extremely slow to start shit or even defend themselves against anybody, even though they've been WRONGLY swift-boated and out and out lied ON & about. It's thuglicans who laugh with the fat one who has Jamal Khashoggi's blood all over his short, stubby fingers, and he also laughed @ a reporter who was body-slammed by a fellow piece of shit thuglican.


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Response to LenaBaby61 (Reply #22)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 02:19 PM

45. Spot on, and love your photos of Aretha.

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Response to brush (Reply #45)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 12:31 AM

46. Spot on, and love your photos of Aretha.

Thank you. I loved me some Queen Ree ....

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Response to LenaBaby61 (Reply #22)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 12:42 PM

49. Indeed

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 07:57 PM

23. she is a piece of shit

she wil do and say whatever she thinks will help her at the moment.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #23)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 10:40 PM

33. A weather vane

... opportunist!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 07:57 PM

24. What "a spine".....coward political hack.

Posturing for 2020...and nothing more. "Get that sound bite out there".....absolute bull shit. Crash and burn, witch.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 08:41 PM

25. Part of the 2020 campaign?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 08:58 PM

26. How courageous! n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 09:09 PM

27. Actually, our political opponents ARE evil. This is one area we agree with Trump on.

Haley is actually the outlier here. Although the opponent is different, Trumpís and our views on the humanity of our political opponents are actually pretty well aligned.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 09:33 PM

28. Her Jab At Elizabeth Warren Was Pure Trump..Fuck Her!!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 10:25 PM

32. Warming up for her primary challenge?

Well it will help us as well to get some criticism coming from the right.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 11:29 PM

36. Oh fuck off. You're as grotesque as the rest of them. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 11:36 PM

38. Haley is a Donald Trump who speaks English.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 05:55 AM

40. I dunno...

I think setting up a rapist on the supreme court to make sure women have to start using hangers again is pretty evil.

I think giving away trillions of $$$ to rich corporations while people are starving to death is pretty evil.

I think manufacturing victories by lying and cheating minorities out of their ability to vote is pretty evil.

I think whittling away environmental protections is pretty evil.

Sorry Haley... you're right, the republicans' opponents are not evil.

But ours are.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 11:20 AM

42. I don't take anything she says at face value.

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Response to old guy (Reply #42)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 12:43 PM

50. Good thinking

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 12:44 PM

44. If trump and his crime empire aren't evil, the word has no meaning.

Haley's initial effort to put distance between trump and herself was predictably clumsy. She'll get better at it with time.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 06:46 AM

47. Here is what both sides really do

Republicans lie about Democrats.

Democrats tell the truth about Republicans.

As it has ever been.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 12:41 PM

48. Sure

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 12:57 PM

52. She Can't Get....

The Stench of Trump Off Of Her Now. At All....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 01:00 PM

53. What did Nikki Haley know about Turkish Embassy and when did she know it?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 02:35 PM

54. Gawd! If she wasn't dumber than dirt, she might be dangerous.

And by dangerous, I mean as a political candidate in 2020.

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