Jim Geraghty | Coulter, others ramp up the "‘she’s not one of us’ attacks on Haley

Jim Geraghty, National Review:

With Nikki Haley endorsing Marco Rubio, she’s getting criticized, as she should expect.

The objection to Haley in the responses are less carefully worded than Coulter.

Notice how frequently “she’s not one of us” or “she’s not from around here” gets thrown at Nikki Haley, usually with some subtext of “she’s not American” or “she’s not really American” or “she’s not really Christian.”

In the final weekend before the primary in 2010, David Brody of CBN ran a report that suggested Haley de-emphasized her Sikh heritage and overemphasized her Christian faith. Around that time, a longtime Republican state senator called Haley a “raghead.”

Back in 2011, “Democrats raised questions about Haley’s use of ‘Nikki’ as her first name and whether she had changed her first name legally from her birth name.”

Back in 2013, South Carolina Democratic chairman Dick Harpootlian pledged his party’s gubernatorial nominee would send “Nikki Haley back to wherever the hell she came from.”


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