None of us expected the news of Nikki Haley’s resignation today. She’s one of the few people on the right who can unite all of the warring factions (see Nikki Haley Throws Shade on Crypt-Keeper John Kerry for Iran Meddling and Nikki Haley has Advice for Young Conservatives Not Everyone Will Like). Warring factions, who are all staring at Tweetdeck with the same reaction today.
Reaction from the interwebs seems to be broken into four categories. Technically five. But you can write the unhinged liberal reaction without even looking at any of their tweets. So nuts to that.
THEY SPEAK FOR ALL OF US
Nikki Haley has been a clear, consistent, and powerful voice for America’s interests and democratic principles on the world stage. She challenged friend and foe to be better. I am saddened that she is leaving the administration, but so grateful for her service. Thank you, Nikki.
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) October 9, 2018
I don't accept Nikki Haley's resignation
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) October 9, 2018
Nikki Haley is the only person on the White House staff who everyone on the right loved. Dearly. Maybe General Jim Mattis too. But definitely Haley. And not even just with Republicans.
STUPID ASS MEDIA TWEETS
Sources close to the WH echo this sentiment — that the timing doesn't make sense. A source adds that it allows people to say Kavanaugh might have played a role. https://t.co/JiLtUBzVie
— Jacqueline Alemany (@JaxAlemany) October 9, 2018
No. Please stop trying to make everything about Kavanaugh.
Now “Former” Ambassador Nikki Haley.
— Eric Bolling🇺🇸 (@ericbolling) October 9, 2018
Just shut up, both of you. These two tweets represent the two narratives the media will push from here until the next news cycle tickles them in their dark places.
SPECULATION ON WHO’S NEXT
— Dave Brown (@dave_brown24) October 9, 2018
.@NikkiHaley calls Jared Kushner "such a hidden genius that no one understands."
— Nikki Schwab (@NikkiSchwab) October 9, 2018
I don’t have the strength for this right now. I’m finally at a point where I can see myself voting for Trump in 2020. The idea of Kushner or Ivanka turning the White House into a soap opera leaves me feeling stabby. Let’s skip it.
She's gonna take a break, going out on a complete high note, and start putting together a 2024 presidential campaign. She's probably leaving with about a 95% approval rate in the GOP. And now she gets 6 years of taking no risk at hurting that.
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) October 9, 2018
The timing of Nikki Haley's departure is actually perfect if you want to avoid being tainted by anything that comes under a Democratic House.
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) October 9, 2018
I can see this being true. I can also see it being true that after two years telling the UN mobsters to go sit in a corner and think about what they’ve done, she’s had enough. A political figure who term-limited herself. Imagine that. Resigning now sets her up best in every way. If Republicans lose the midterms, the next two to six years won’t have anything to do with her. She can just commentate from the cheap seats. If Republicans win the midterms, making it easier for Trump to get people confirmed, Haley can easily come back.
Haley can also go home, bake cookies, read books, and decorate her own house with curtains which aren’t fiddy thousand smackers. Or she can turn a side hustle into a full-time hustle and do whatever the heck she wants. When you give up the politics, your life is your own.
Last one: if Lindsey Graham moves into the administration, Nikki Haley is easily appointed Senator.