Random Thoughts: Nikki Haley and Identity Politics

The latest with South Carolina Gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley was someone else accusing her of having an affair with him (she still denies), someone calling her a “whore” in so many words, and someone calling her a “raghead” in exactly those words (she’s an Indian-American). It got me to thinking how conservatives are accused of being racist, sexists, and being the old white guys club, and while I don’t do “identity politics” and irresponsibly play race and gender cards against people who disagree with me like open minded and tolerant liberal progressives have a habit of doing, there are two things I’d like to point out:

1.  It’s been CONSERVATIVES who have gotten behind candidates like Nikki Haley, Marco Rubio, Michael L. Williams, Jan Brewer, etc.

2.  It’s been establishment Republicans and GOP strategists speaking under the condition of anonymity who haven’t, and in some case have actively tried to derail them.

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