Buncombe County Republican Party Chair Called Names, Takes Ball, Goes Home

Buncombe RepublicansWell that was fast.

AC-T: "The chairman of the Buncombe County Republican Party on Monday said he resigned from the post after personal attacks on his character and his wife’s character.

Mike Harrison said in a written statement that he left the job May 1. He had hoped his election to chairman in March would bring the party together, he said, but that did not happen."

You may remember the public donnybrook between anti-immigrant, pro-drug legalization Tim Peck and unbalanced, John Armor buddy Don Yelton back in March. The two men sparred over Harrison's ascension to Chair of the Republican Party with tasty quotes like these:

Being A Democrat Today

I have always been a Democrat. If my definition of the word Democrat were in the dictionary, it would simply say “The People”.

I remember being in my 5th grade class at Sunset Elementary school in La Puente California when, one day in 1963, our School Principal, Mr. Hackleman, came into the room. He was sort of crying. He told us that our President, John F. Kennedy (JFK), had been mortally wounded in Dallas Texas. He sent us home.

As the next few years went by, we were all taught about the greatness of John F. Kennedy and how he had a dream for America where we would all be free and happy, where all Americans would enjoy the fullness of liberty promised to us by our U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. He talked about a strong America, second to none; whose primary goal in the world was peace, freedom and prosperity. He welcomed all countries to join in the vision for a free and sharing world and warned those who would seek to hurt America, or her friends, that although our strength was meant for good, we would defend our free way of life and our friends in the world.

Whining Wingnut Hypocrisy

How many times are we going to have to call those whining wingnuts (uh...er...Republicans for those who aren't into some innocent name calling) on their hypocrisy? They make it so easy for us when they send out press releases or blog about it themselves.

Someone at BlueNC linked to this blog where we could find pictures of the recent Civitas meeting. You know, the one Heath Shuler attended.

There's more on the flip......

Charter martyrs

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It must be frustrating to be a Puppet these days. Because aside from the nearly Pyrrhic victory of sentencing poor workers to death, I can't think of anything of significance the the Puppetshow has actually accomplished over the past year. Unless, of course, you consider getting Hairdresser Boylan installed in the General Assembly, or perhaps the anointing of Sponge Bob Orr as Art Pope's candidate for governor.

Sure they're spending a boatload of the Puppetmaster's family fortune to buy influence with the media, but in terms of actual impact on public policy, I don't see it. For example, despite all their free-market property-rights baloney, they sat on the sidelines for years and watched the biggest federal land-grab in decades go unchallenged. It took progressive activism to help get that deal stopped, not right-wing "reports" and hand-wringing about the mean old government. And all their whining about the need to end the so-called "temporary" tax was, well, completely ineffective.

Who gives a damn what Americans for Prosperity thinks?

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I am SO getting tired of this steady stream of happy horse shit. It's bad enough that the N&O falls all over itself parroting right-wing talking points at the drop of a hat. But to have Gary Robertson of the Associated Press continuing to do the same thing is flat-out pathetic. This story was in the Winston-Salem Journal, but it ran on the wires, which means the so-called librul media will be spewing the same crap all over North Carolina for the next couple of days.

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