We all know why Nikki Haley is saying what she’s saying

  

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Via:  john-russell  •  4 weeks ago  •  9 comments

We all know why Nikki Haley is saying what she’s saying
To add insult to injury, Haley then compared cognitive tests to the routine release of politicians’ tax returns… which Donald Trump still has yet to do.

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We all know why Nikki Haley is saying what she’s saying


Victoria Gagliardo-Silver 4-4 minutes   11/5/2021




Nikki Haley came out today with a bold statement: that she believes older politicians should have to take a cognitive test to maintain their positions. While speaking with David Brody on the Christian Broadcasting Network, Haley was posed a question regarding the mental health and wellbeing of President Joe Biden. She shared her thoughts on the matter,   saying , “Rather than making this about a person, we seriously need to have a conversation that if you’re gonna have anyone above a certain age in a position of power — whether it’s the House, whether it’s the Senate, whether it’s vice president, whether it’s president — you should have some sort of cognitive test.”

It seems that this was a way to imply Biden is too old to be fit for office while keeping her hands clean. What an interesting take from a woman who actively supported and worked under the self-described “stable genius” Donald Trump! To imply our president is unfit is a serious allegation, but less so when the accuser worked and campaigned for an administration of an   accused serial sexual abuser   (although he denies all allegations against him) who is only three years younger than Biden.

Haley continued, “He keeps giving signals that he’s not with us. So it’s not people hating Biden, it’s Biden really showing the country that he’s not totally in charge, and that makes everyone nervous.”

It’s clear to me that her comments have partisan motives, but as American politics move closer to political theater every day, it’s almost to be expected. To add insult to injury, Haley then compared cognitive tests to the routine release of politicians’ tax returns…   which Donald Trump still has yet to do.

As evidenced by the January 6th riots at the Capitol building and the bizarre conspiracy that   Donald Trump would be reinstated as president in August of 2021 , the right has become increasingly susceptible to disinformation. Under the guidance of Fox News, the truth has become a spectrum rather than absolute — so much so that a lawyer defending Tucker Carlson won a case because   “no reasonable viewer” would take Carlson’s show seriously . Haley is too smart to not know this; in fact, I’d say she’s banking on it. She knows her audience and what they seek: conspiracy, agitation, and entertainment. She knows what will outrage the left (like the tax return comparison) and get her name trending, much like Ted Cruz and his Zodiac Killer jokes or Majorie Taylor Greene saying or doing the myriad of disingenuous things she says and does. It’s outrageous marketing, plain and simple, for the sake of the 24-hour media machine.

Truth has been destabilized:   Two out of three American adults   claim that fake news leaves them confused about basic facts. Politicians and political actors, it seems, are no longer concerned with the needs of their constituency, but rather what will get them views, clicks, likes, and shares.

There’s no way in hell Nikki Haley actually believes that Joe Biden isn’t a fit president, but accusing him of such to an audience of older, right-wing people will certainly benefit her career and up her visibility. She’s far from the only one playing this game, but she’s very good at it. The question is: Who, other than politicians, does this benefit?




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JohnRussell
Professor Principal
1  seeder  JohnRussell    4 weeks ago

I want her to give Trump a cognitive test. I want to know if he can recite Eeenie Meenie, Miney, Mo  without using the n-word. 

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.1  devangelical  replied to  JohnRussell @1    4 weeks ago

there's only one way for her to get back into trump's good graces. close your eyes, open wide, and tilt your head back nikki...

 
 
 
squiggy
Sophomore Quiet
1.2  squiggy  replied to  JohnRussell @1    4 weeks ago

You've shown us that Biden babbles, Haley is a shrewd marketer and that you'll push the racism bell for anything.

 
 
 
Split Personality
PhD Principal
1.2.1  Split Personality  replied to  squiggy @1.2    4 weeks ago

Niki Haley is ruining her appeal to centrist and moderate voters that might have 

at one time, put her in the WH as VP or Potus.

Unfortunately, trying to survive Trump, makes her look like a squirrel, with a mouth full of nuts,

trying to cross I-75's 15 lanes in Atlanta GA at rush hour.

The only thing she is marketing for

is a future cabinet position

possibly in a Democratic Administration.

Just my opinion...

 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
PhD Expert
2  Greg Jones    4 weeks ago

Biden isn't fit to be president...neither is Harris

Haley would make a very fine president.

 
 
 
GregTx
Sophomore Participates
3  GregTx    4 weeks ago
“There’s a concern when people say, ‘Who’s really making the decisions here?’” she said. “That’s his job to prove that he’s making the decisions. But it’s not helping us when France wasn’t included in the idea that we were going to do this deal with the U.K. and Australia. He can’t act like he doesn’t know something because each time he acts like he doesn’t know something [...] he keeps giving signals that he’s not with it.”
Many have expressed concerns about Biden's mental state, pointing to recent blunders as evidence he is not up to the demanding job of commander in chief. One recent poll found just 42% of voters find the president "mentally sharp."

'He's not with it': Nikki Haley says politicians over a certain age should take cognitive test | Washington Examiner

 
 
 
bbl-1
Professor Quiet
4  bbl-1    4 weeks ago

Haley, along with many others are 'banking' that American style democracy will fail and the era of 'democratic autocracy' will rise.  Perhaps it already has as a subversion of legitmate elections are apparently legal and without pain of punishment.  Should The US Constitution be retired and rewritten to the benefit of 'the class of wealth'?  After all isn't secret money already protected by Citizens United?

 
 
 
Gazoo
Sophomore Silent
5  Gazoo    4 weeks ago

Biden shows on a regular basis (and has since the primaries when he re-entered the spotlight) why haley said what she said.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
6  Buzz of the Orient    4 weeks ago
"Truth has been destabilized:   Two out of three American adults   claim that fake news leaves them confused about basic facts."

Added to the fact that unbiased news no longer exists and misinformation and conspiracy theories reign on social media, the failure of the American educational system to teach students to think critically, all of America has turned into Disneyland .

 
 
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