Pro DeSantis Group Obliterates ‘Mickey Haley’ For Siding With Disney
Former South Carolina Governor and 2024 presidential candidate Nikki Haley is facing heavy fire from conservatives after taking the side of Disney in their ongoing feud with the Florida government, earning herself the nickname “Mickey Haley” from the pro-DeSantis activist group Never Back Down. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has waged war to remove the company’s special tax status after they inserted themselves into Florida politics, working to upend the enormously popular Parental Rights in Education bill last year, which critics fallaciously dubbed “Don’t Say Gay.” This week, Disney filed a lawsuit against the Florida Governor, claiming “government retaliation” one week after the legislature announced renewed efforts to hold the company accountable. Haley, trailing at around 4 points in national polls, joined America Reports on Fox News Wednesday and groveled to the woke corporation.
“If Disney would like to move their hundreds of thousands of jobs to South Carolina and bring their billions of dollars with them, I’ll let them know,” Haley said during the interview. “I’ll be happy to meet them in South Carolina and introduce them to the Governor and the Legislature. They would welcome it.”
In a tweet, Haley claimed that while her home state is “not woke,” she would happily accept the “70,000+ jobs” the left-wing conglomerate offers. “We’ve got great weather, great people, and it’s always a great day in South Carolina!” she said.
Haley also adopted her former boss Donald Trump’s favorite insult toward Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, dubbing Florida Republicans’ efforts “sanctimonious.”
Embracing woke corporations and copying Trump's lame attack at the same time?
Someone's trying really hard to audition for VP! https://t.co/5nh7Ja1CIW
— Never Back Down (@NvrBackDown24) April 26, 2023
“Embracing woke corporations and copying Trump’s lame attack at the same time? Someone’s trying really hard to audition for VP!” Never Back Down wrote on Twitter.
Hordes of Republicans also quickly took to Twitter after the interview, expressing outrage at the former governor’s apparent betrayal of conservative voters.
“This 2004-era establishment Republican corporatism is not only weak and ineffective but also an absolute political loser on every level,” anti-woke activist and Daily Wire commentator Matt Walsh wrote. “There is just no market for what Nikki Haley is selling.”
“Not interested in any Republican who isn’t on board with the fight against woke corporations like Disney and Bud Light, and doesn’t understand why these battles are so important. Those Republicans need to be dumped on the side of the road and left in the dust. Useless and weak.” – Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog)
“Just in case you needed any further proof that Nikki Haley will sell out this country to the slimiest bidder… She just completely destroyed her already sinking campaign,” said attorney and political influencer Rogan O’Handley
Just in case you needed any further proof that Nikki Haley will sell out this country to the slimiest bidder, here she is inviting Disney to move to SC after DeSantis challenged them for attacking his anti-Groomer law
She just completely destroyed her already sinking campaign https://t.co/36V9UcYWkf
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) April 26, 2023
“as unlikable as Hillary Clinton,” said commentator Tomi Lahren, while radio host Buck Sexton suggested that the “corporatist” Haley might “drink some Bud Light next.”
Haley’s position on Disney is an apparent reversal of remarks she made last month when she quipped during a CPAC speech that “wokeness is a virus more dangerous than any pandemic, hands down.”
“On Biden and Harris’s watch, this woke self-loathing has swept our country. It’s in the classroom, the boardroom, and the backrooms of government!”
“Haley is a coward and not a serious candidate,” another commenter wrote.
— Never Back Down (@NvrBackDown24) April 27, 2023
According to Fox News Digital, Haley is polling around the same popularity as former Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney. A Real Clear Politics average places Haley in fourth place with 4.1 percent support. She is trailing former Vice President Mike Pence, who is also polling single digits.
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