Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search


(44,442 posts)
Wed May 24, 2023, 10:38 PM May 2023

Nikki Haley's Anti-Trans Rhetoric Falls Flat in New Hampshire

The 2024 presidential contender veered hard into Fox News territory at a Wednesday campaign event. It didn’t go well.


MANCHESTER, New Hampshire—When Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley stepped onstage Wednesday morning at a campaign event at Saint Anselm College, she had a question for the crowd. "Everybody know about Dylan Mulvaney?” Haley asked. “Bud Light? That is a guy, dressed as a girl, making fun of women.”

To the GOP’s hardcore base, Dylan Mulvaney needs no introduction. The transgender content creator who partnered with Budweiser has been the target of vicious attacks and sustained indignation for weeks, largely thanks to a seemingly endless stream of segments on Fox News.

But in the crowd at Saint Anselm College’s “Politics & Eggs” event, packed with New Hampshire’s famously independent voters, this anti-transgender broadside was not met with applause but silence. Voters in the room appeared largely unaware of the Bud Light controversy. When Haley waited for applause, they didn’t clap.

It wasn’t the only moment during Haley’s stop at the seminal New Hampshire campaign event when her conservative culture war messaging seemed out of place. Earlier in her stump speech, for instance, Haley declared she was “unapologetically pro-life,” a staple GOP applause line that received a muted response from the crowd.

6 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies


(2,017 posts)
1. GOOD. One fucking fascist at a time.
Wed May 24, 2023, 10:46 PM
May 2023

Has she not heard of, "Live free or die"?. Read the room, you fucking MORON.


(299,087 posts)
3. She's a fucking Tool Idiot.
Wed May 24, 2023, 11:07 PM
May 2023

Shel's Anti Choice and NOT "pro life" for kids after they're born.

Haha @ Haley... imitating deSadist Bombed.


(22,669 posts)
4. It is so insensitive and cruel to refuse to refer to a trans person as who they are.
Wed May 24, 2023, 11:09 PM
May 2023

"That's a guy, dressed as a girl"

I'd call her Mr. Haley if I was around the area.


(12,825 posts)
5. In the Engineering and Medical fields... (my former career)
Wed May 24, 2023, 11:11 PM
May 2023

There are lots of GOP'ers...

But they're almost exclusively the libertarian "stay out of my business, I'm taxed too much" type and pretty much NONE of them care about social issues, sexual orientation, marriage or such things.


(3,647 posts)
6. Yeah, i really dont see those folks getting too worked up about about what other people are doing.
Thu May 25, 2023, 04:29 PM
May 2023

The hate messages plays well in the South, where ministers convince people that they need to go to war against the imagined sins of their neighbors.

Latest Discussions»General Discussion»Nikki Haley's Anti-Trans ...