Moffitt "just trying to be helpful" with threats to Turner

With friends like this, you don't need enemies:

To hear Tim Moffitt tell it, he was only trying to be a good guy by asking his Democratic opponent to drop out of the race for the Asheville House seat Moffitt holds.

“We’re all rookies at some point. ... I could tell that nobody had really sat down with him and said, ‘Hey, do you really know what you’re getting involved with?’ ” the aspiring House speaker told Moffitt said he was simply trying to educate a political newcomer about what he could expect from the coming campaign, describing Buncombe County as a “toxic political environment.”

Riiight, because educating your political opponent is such a crucial step in a successful campaign. Not. The sad thing is, many folks on the Right will gobble up this excuse and then pat their bellies in satisfaction, once again picturing themselves on top of a moral high ground that doesn't exist.



Moffit is like the guy who comes out of the public restroom you've been waiting to use, fanning the air, gasping and warning you about the bad odor....

Hah! :)

I couldn't help picturing Ace Ventura (pet detective) coming out of the bathroom after his fling with a great white shark...


Bribe if you'll quit the race, threats if you stay in the race.

But Tim's just trying to help.


"What I see from the folks who are opposing our agenda is whining coming from losers." -- Thom Tillis

Copy of the official complaint

is posted by WLOS.

In addition to what was said, we find it interesting that:

  • Moffitt began the discussion by stating "no recording devices".
  • Moffitt and the only witness, David King, left together. Shortly thereafter, Mr. King visited Mr. Turner to ask if Mr. Turner was OK and to encourage Mr. Turner to think about what Moffitt said.

But Tim was just trying to be helpful.

"What I see from the folks who are opposing our agenda is whining coming from losers." -- Thom Tillis