Indian origin Haley says, Obama has failed America

Barack Obama
Washington, Feb 28: In a sharp attack on President Barack Obama, seeking re-election, Indian-American governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley has charged that he has failed to handle America and skipped a White House dinner.

Haley who has endorsed Republican Mitt Romney said Obama was coming in the way of development in her State. "In South Carolina, we can't even pass our own bills without him getting in the way."

"We pass illegal immigration reform, he stops it. We pass voter ID, he stops it. We get Boeing, he stops it. I mean, I'd just like to be a governor and be able to take care of my state. The president's trying to handle the entire country, and he's failing," Haley said.

The South Carolina Governor skipped a White House dinner hosted by Obamas, citing personal meeting with friends. Though she skipped the dinner Haley, sought more funds from US President to deepen the two ports in her State and talked to him a day later.

"I personally talked to him about the ports that we're all facing – and the fact that why does it take the Corps of Engineers 10 years to do a deepening project," Haley, 40, told reporters after the meeting of Obama with national governors.

On the eve of the meeting on Sunday, Obama and the First lady hosted a dinner for the Governors, which was skipped by Haley. "We were meeting with friends," she told reporters after a press conference organised by the Republican Governors Association.

Haley said she and her husband "were honored" last year to attend the dinner, but this year she decided to skip as she wanted to see friends on Sunday night.


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