Nikki Haley is a badass. We’ll just go ahead and get that fact out of the way.
In being both the South Carolina Republican Governor and said badass, Haley is slamming the absolute VOID OF LEADERSHIP and toddler-like actions of the jackwagons on the Hill.
Yesterday, Haley was one of the governors who had the absolute PLEASURE of meeting with Dear Leader. In private. Without the press around to fawn all over him and perpetuate his celebrity and whatnot. Or in this case, it seems as though Dear Leader didn't WANT his lapdogs around when he decided to spew what was more than likely something not entirely in line with said celebrity persona. After Dear Leader dismissed the press, he managed to piss Haley off. And she didn't keep her disdain quiet:
Haley went across the street to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce after the meeting, where she joined fellow Republican Govs. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Scott Walker of Wisconsin in berating both Congress and the Obama administration for failing to agree to an alternative to the looming across-the-board federal budget cuts set to trigger March 1.
"I could not be more frustrated than I am right now," Haley told reporters after the meeting. She said that when she asked Obama if he would consider a last-minute plan to shave about 2 percent from the annual federal budget without increasing taxes, the answer was "no."
"My kids could go and find $83 billion out of a $4 trillion budget," Haley said. "This is not rocket science."
As part of a budget agreement passed in 2011, the federal budget will automatically be reduced on March 1 by about 2.4 percent if a deal isn't reached. Lawmakers had hoped to avoid the reductions by agreeing to more specific cuts from the budget, but talks between Republicans and Democrats have largely fallen apart due to a disagreement over whether tax increases should be part of the package.
And her scorn wasn’t limited to Dear Leader. She also ripped into congressional Republicans, “who took last week off with only a few days left before the sequestration process was set to begin.”
She went on to say:
"There is no leadership. There is no confidence. There is nothing that shows us that they actually care about what they're doing," Haley said. "What they're doing is playing games, and we as the taxpayers are having to cover for their games. We're not going to do it anymore."
Haley also noted that "no one should be going home. No one should be playing golf. No one should be taking vacations.
There is something very wrong in this town."
Amen, Governor. There IS something very wrong in that town. And indeed - this ISN'T rocket science. And if anyone’s going to have the balls to get it straightened out, it may as well be a chick like you.
You go ON, Governor.