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We have to give South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley props sometimes. There have been times when she's broken with her party to say things like, "Why are you dumb-dumbs all wee-weed up about transgender people making boom-boom? Get a life, dorks." (Slight paraphrase.)

[wonkbar]<a href="http://wonkette.com/589356/nikki-haley-did-her-one-good-thing-back-to-being-coward-now"></a>[/wonkbar]BUT sometimes she's a total coward, too! Like, remember how, before she came up with the brilliant idea that maybe it was time for the Confederate slavery flag to go, she actually defended that filthy piece of cloth when she was running for re-election in 2014? And really, she wasn't all that excited about getting rid of the flag, but, well, holy shit, nine black churchgoers were gunned down in Charleston by a white supremacist draped in that flag, so she had to do something.

AND there was that time she personally urged all of America's The Blacks to be nicer to the police, like South Carolina's The Blacks were after said Charleston murders.

It is in that context we view Haley's new interview with the Associated Press, where she expresses her southern lady disappointment with Donald J. Trump, for always saying such ugly things about the minority folk:

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Thursday she wishes Donald Trump communicated differently because bad things result from divisive rhetoric, as evidenced by last June's massacre in Charleston. [...]

Haley, who endorsed then-candidate Marco Rubio ahead of South Carolina's primary, said she has vocally criticized Trump because "I know what that rhetoric can do. I saw it happen."

That's right! And if she had just shut up right then ...

She said she doesn't think people who support Trump are racist or haters.

"That's a different kind of anger. They're upset with Washington, D.C. They're upset nothing's got done," she said.

The fuck it's a "different kind of anger," and the FUCK they're not racist. Hell, this is the woman held up as a token by the Republican National Committee as proof of the GOP's lady brown diversity, because she is such lady, many brown.

Now we understand that, as a Republican governor, Haley's got to choose her words carefully, and can't just come right out and call Donald Trump and his supporters dumb bigots. (Yes she can.) Hell, she's even said she will support Trump as the Republican nominee, so in a way she is one of them. (Coward.)

[wonkbar]<a href="http://wonkette.com/597999/fox-news-focus-group-so-mad-they-cant-do-racism-in-public-any-more"></a>[/wonkbar]But must she really pretend those poor braindead swamp turds are so upset about "Washington," when they, in point of fact, have a nasty habit of beating the shit out of black protesters and calling them names like "nigger" and "monkey"? And when they see a homeless Hispanic man on the streets of Boston, and they beat the fuck out of him and break his nose?

Or what about when a Frank Luntz focus group of GOP voters in (drumroll, please!) SOUTH CAROLINA finds that, big fuckin' surprise, those voters are all a bunch of gnarly racists?

"Washington." PFFFFFFFFFFT.

Any more revisionist history to share with us, Gov. Haley? Oh, you'd like to say more things about the rebel flag, because you tooked it down all by yourself and therefore are a hero among GOP women:

The flag "hijacked by that murderer" had to go, she said, recognizing that some pro-flag people are still upset by her public prompting.

"I don't think they're bad people. I think they really were focused on heritage and sacrifice, but I think when that murderer kidnapped their flag and held it with hate and killed those people, there was just no other option," she said.

Yep, the Charleston murderer, Dylann Roof, "hijacked" that flag all by his white self, and before that, nobody never thought of using it for racist purposes, heck no, why would you suggest such a thing? Pity those poor confederate sweethearts what had their beautiful flag stolen from them and used for nefarious purposes.

Jesus, Nikki. Or should we just say, "Bless HER heart!"

[AP via Washington Post]

Evan Hurst

Evan Hurst is the senior editor of Wonkette, which means he is the boss of you, unless you are Rebecca, who is boss of him. His dog Lula is judging you right now.

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