#ncga: NCGOPe kissing the Cook (goodbye)?

The honorables put out some maps a few weeks ago showing potential groupings of counties for new legislative districts.

Folks in the northeast have noticed that Senator Bill Cook (R) quietly had his home county moved out of his current district and placed in a Democrat-leaning grouping.

Cook has long been an annoyance to the NCGOPe and the “leadership” on Jones Street.  He’s not a ‘team player.’   He doesn’t march along like a lemming with the crowd.  Which makes him A-OK by us.  

Cook has been an outspoken opponent of subsidies for “alternative energy” — wind, solar, etc. — which definitely earned a bullseye on his back courtesy of the solar goons. 

Cook initially got into the House in 2010 by knocking off a Democrat he was given little chance of beating.  Then-speaker Thilli$$$ and his crew decided to draw him out of the House the first chance they got.

Cook showed them by winning a Senate seat a Republican was given little chance of winning.  And he’s defended it well — against attacks by the NCGOPe AND the Democrats.

Now, it looks like he’s getting pushed out of his Senate seat and — therefore — out of the fray on Jones Street.

Cook’s current district has been transformed into an 11-county monstrosity that now includes Chowan County — the home of solar goon capo Bob Steinburg.

Steinburg has made it publicly clear to anyone who will listen that he will run for Cook’s current district if things stay as planned (Cook is drawn out).

Apparently, the Beaufort County GOP’s leaders are not just sitting by and accepting this.  They’ve reportedly passed a resolution condemning the move and approved an “action plan” to fight it.

9 comments for “#ncga: NCGOPe kissing the Cook (goodbye)?

  1. Charles Raefield
    August 20, 2017 at 10:59 am

    As usual, Beaufort County and much of the east must battle Republican leadership as much or more than the Democrats.

  2. Carl Mischka
    August 20, 2017 at 11:02 am

    I am always proud of what Chairman Keith Kidwell and his team of Beaufort County patriots do to right the ship of state. If Senator Cook decides to retire Jones Street will have lost another stalwart for political justice.

    • john steed
      August 22, 2017 at 9:16 am

      What other rational decision could he make other than retire when he is unceremoneously dumped into an overwhelmingly liberal and Democrat district where a Republican has no chance of winning?

      It smacks of what was done to Glen Bradley in the last House redistricting.

      This is a travesty.

  3. Raphael
    August 20, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Bill Cook has also been a steadfast supporter of the commercial fishermen, which has gotten the CCA’s panties in a twist, just like the solar goons and wind goons. The real question for GOP activists is why the leadership is allowing this to happen.

    Bill Cook supports the principles of the GOP platform better than most of the legislators in Raleigh. Why should he be made to walk the plank, now for the second time?

  4. Browny Douglas
    August 20, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    As a candidate for the NC Senate Rep Bill Cook said to me, ” I am not for sale”. Senator Bill Cook has kept his word. He has defended his integrity. The CCA has failed to alter Senator Cook’s principles. There are more like him but they are too damn rare.

    Browny Douglas

  5. GUWonder
    August 21, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Bill Cook is the sort of team player that all politicians should be – he plays for the home team, the voters back home who sent him to Raleigh. Unfortunately, too many politicians go to Raleigh and get seduced by the smoke filled rooms, the special interest lobbyists, and the orders from on-high.

    We need more Bill Cooks in Raleigh. Does a legislator who actually works for and stands up for his constituents scare the politicians in Raleigh this badly?

    • Charles Raefield
      August 27, 2017 at 3:16 am

      “Does a legislator who actually works for and stands up for his constituents scare the politicians in Raleigh this badly.”

      Evidently it does scare the swamp dwellers in Raleigh this badly. They’ve screwed over my part of the state for years; Republicans and Democrats alike. We’ve got a long way to go to drain the swamps in Raleigh and Washington D.C.

      The RNC called and asked me for money the other day. I laughed at them and asked if they planned on paying our Republican majorities to keep their promises. I laughed, but its not funny. It’s not funny what our leadership has done to Senate District One either.

  6. August 26, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    It is heart warming to read the positive comments posted here about a true American patriot and great friend to me and to all his constituents. NC Senator Bill Cook has much to be proud of. If he retires replacing him in the Senate will be a tall order but we must look for someone with his mind and heart.
    He is and has been an asset to the NCGA. I am sure he will continue to be an influence for what is good and decent in this great state. And his wife Holly is a delight. Thanks to both of you for your service.

    • GUWonder
      August 27, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      ”Being retired” is a more accurate term than ”retiring”. Bill Cook was placed into a district it is impossible for a Republican to win, and in most of which he is not even known. The base Republican vote in the new 3rd district as it is drawn is only about 30% and even the swing vote with the highest potential that any Republican can achieve is 45%. It would be crazy for Bill Cook to waste his time in such a district.

      This is an insult to Republican activists.

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