Democratic Nativist (Yes, Such a Creature Exists) Strikes At Nikki Haley

Democratic Nativist (Yes, Such a Creature Exists) Strikes At Nikki Haley

May 06, 2013
Originally published in Reason

Every good liberal knows that GOP is the party of bigoted, narrow-minded “knaves and fools” that is in every way morally inferior to the noble and tolerant Democratic Party. But South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Dick Harpootlian apparently didn’t get the memo. Addressing attendees at the annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner last Friday, Harpootlian introduced Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Vincent Sheehen by commenting:

“In about 18 months from now, hopefully he will have sent [incumbent Republican Governor] Nikki Haley back to wherever the hell she came from and this country can move forward.” This was a not-so-subtle dig at Haley’s Indian-American Sikh heritage, although Harpootlian insists that he was only referring to Bamberg, Lexington County, where she was raised. . .

H/T: Hans Bader at Competitive Enterprise Institute