Moffitt tries to bully his Democratic opponent into quitting NC House race

Sometimes reality is stranger than fiction:

Moffitt and Turner met at Travinia restaurant in Biltmore Park about 3 p.m. on Feb. 24. King, who has touted the fact that he has friends on both sides of the political aisle, acted as a go-between and was also at the table. The meeting was ostensibly a pre-campaign get-together for the two candidates to say hello.

But over an appetizer and iced tea – sweet for Turner, unsweetened for Moffitt – Moffitt asked Turner to withdraw from the race. Turner declined. The conversation continued, with Moffitt suggesting that Turner might fulfill a desire to serve the state through some other state job, according to sources familiar with the meeting. (Turner resigned his job as a vice chancellor at UNC Asheville to challenge against Moffitt, his first run for political office.) Moffitt went on to say that third-party groups he couldn’t control would “nuke” Turner and his family, according to the sources. Turner is married and has a daughter.

This is so far over the line I don't even know where to begin. The Republican leadership should ask for his resignation long before November's Election rolls around and, if they don't, the voters of the 116th District should reject Moffitt's extremely anti-democratic approach to keeping his seat. And no, I don't expect either of those things to happen, but it's nice to dream of a not-crazy world sometimes.

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Moffitt

is a very, very bad man. He lacks morals and ethics. He is in office for his own benefit.

This thinly veiled threat is classic Moffitt -- immoral, unethical, sleazy and slimy.

No one on the GOP side will whisper a word of criticism -- because Tim has all of them firmly in his grasp. That is, he has them by the you-know-whats. He really does. He runs half of the GOP NCGA's online presence.

Tim Moffitt is a vile man.

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

Groups Tim can't control

might go after Turner's family.

That's so classy, Tim. One, they're groups you can and DO control; two, threats like that should get you tarred and feathered and run out of town.

Tim Moffitt is a vile man.

And he just might end up as Speaker of the House.

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

Moffitt Representing ALEC

His only interest in this area is in which assets he can steal to funnel into private hands, while doing maximum damage to the city of Asheville, and that's become his model statewide. His association with ALEC should be disqualifying.

Indeed

and he's now chairing a bogus "Public Enterprises and Use of Funds" committee that he made up (and that he claims is bipartisan, because it has a token Democrat in the midst of a bunch of tea party right-wing nut jobs). The purpose of this committee is to usurp control of public entities such as airports and water systems -- statewide -- just as you note.

Tim Moffitt is a vile man.

Moffittiavelli is a clear and present danger to this state ("Hey, Turner, it would be a shame if something happened to your daughter"). Tim may send a horse's head to his opponent's bed, but Tim is a genuine horse's ass.

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