#ncga: “My senator bought me a fur coat!”

Moore County is entering a brave new world with its THIRD state senator in six years.  Tom McInnis (R-Richmond) is the incumbent in our new district.  He’s going to be facing a primary from the mayor of Whispering Pines.  Just in case McInnis makes it back to Raleigh, we wanted to give you a sneak peek of what to expect:

Yep.  THAT is Vancine Sturdivant with McInnis –  sporting her brand new fur coat she says the senator got her for Christmas.  Here’s a better picture:

Sturdivant is the chairman of the Anson County Democrat Party.  She’s also an Anson County commissioner.  In October, she spearheaded the county party’s Blue & White gala which featured the despicable Gene Nichol as keynote speaker.

Pay attention, Moore County Democrats.  McInnis might not be such a bad deal for you, after all. 

14 comments for “#ncga: “My senator bought me a fur coat!”

  1. patrick
    February 19, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    has anyone contacted PETA about this ?

  2. GUWonder
    February 19, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    McInnis is a prime example of why local Republicans should not tolerate the Raleigh party or legislative establishment trying to pick our nominees. They are OUR nominees, NOT Raleigh’s!

  3. Ryan
    February 19, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    Typical Tom…always pandering to democrats! While I’m glad Stanly County doesn’t have to worry about him any longer, I was hoping to have a chance to vote against him in the primary.

  4. Melvin Poole
    February 19, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    McInnis couldn’t help us deal with an education issue. I guess he was to busy shopping for fur coats. Republicans in his new district you better wake up and not allow yourself to be saddled wi9th this guy.

    • Truth Anyone??
      February 22, 2018 at 10:31 am

      So, as I’ve had quite a few people to remind me, you Mr. Poole along with your House Member, wanted a recall election because YOU did not like the people who were voted onto the School Board by the people of Stanly County. YOU wanted the Senator to jump into a local government battle (nothing state related at all by the way). YOU and your REP were angered because the Senator would not cave to your demands. Yep, that sure sounds like democracy to me! Thankfully, Senator McInnis believes in the Constitution and would not get involved in your antics. It’s called Democracy for a reason, Mr. Poole. Now, I will have to say that Democracy does work because the ultimate will of the people was to see your school problem resolved by democratically ELECTING a new school board, and I am glad because I personally like the community school concept. Nevertheless, what really bothers me is that you would have the nerve to bring this up against Senator Mcinnis when YOU and your House Member attempted to go against the very process of democracy that made this country great, a process that real Republicans believe in. So what I would say is people of your new district better wake up and not allow themselves to be saddled with leaders who think it’s okay for the district to be run like a dictatorship—like YOU, Mr. Poole.

      • GUWonder
        February 22, 2018 at 11:16 am

        About half the states in the country have recall elections, which are a normal part of democracy. They were brought in by the reform movement of the late nineteenth century. From your post, it appears that McInnis is ignorant of democracy, as you clearly are. The two of you also do not appear to comprehend that local bills are available and often used by the legislature to deal with issues like this.

        From my understanding the Republicans and conservatives in Stanley County wanted the recall elections. The Democrats and liberals did not. McInnis sided with the Democrats and liberals on that issue, like he has on all too many others.

        • Truth Anyone??
          February 22, 2018 at 2:47 pm

          I am well aware that recall elections have been used in the past in other states; however, there are no specific provisions in NC Laws for recalls though there are a few municipalities that have their own rules. Stanly Co is not one of the few. I’m not sure where you got your information, but there were lots of conservative Republicans that did not want to go that route at all. I would say you are listening to a small group of Poole cronies that believe they are all knowing and have the power to dictate to others what is right and wrong.That’s quite questionable and their true colors are shining bigger and brighter than ever these days.

          Do you not agree that the election process is the better way? I do. In fact, why would anyone want to run for a public office if they thought that someone with a differing idea could demand a recall election and kick them out of the office in which they were elected to serve. That just makes no sense to me for a school board issue like the one in Stanly Co, and I certainly don’t believe that our forefathers meant for it to be used that way.

          • GUWonder
            February 23, 2018 at 7:52 am

            Recall elections in North Carolina are only in some local government offices, not state offices, and they got there through local bills in the legislature, like the one sought for Stanley County. It is a normal part of the process.

            Recall elections give citizens more control over their politicians. I guess some in the political class like McInnis just do not like that concept.

            Recall is not something done on a regular basis even where it is the law. It is used for situations where politicians have done something really egregious, but the fact that it is there is a positive factor in keeping them in line.

            It is really not necessary for politicians holding 2 year terms, as elections are frequent enough anyway, but an out of control politician can do a lot more damage in a 4 year term, and it is very wise to have recall if politicians are serving a 4 year or longer term. I understand the school board in Stanley County serves 4 year terms, so it is VERY appropriate for them.

            If a politician claims to be one thing in his campaign and turns into something else once in office, the voters should have the power of recall to remove the dishonest politician who lied to them at election time. He should not get to serve a full 4 years for his fraud on the voters.

            An example of a politician for whom I really wish we had recall right now is Thom “Amnesty Man” Tillis. He claimed to be a conservative but votes as a liberal.

  5. KJohnson
    February 19, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    Someone told me to check this out. I never even heard of this so called commentary till today. I think it’s very sad that one human being can’t do something nice for another human being without someone trying to put a political spin on it. Just so you know, Mrs. Sturdivant is a local humanitarian who collects coats and gives them to children and homeless people who do not have what they need to stay warm in the winter. In fact, shortly before this presentation, she took the coat off of her own back and gave it to someone on the street. She is also the chairperson of the Toys for Toys campaign in Anson County. The Senator and his wife gave her this gift to acknowledge her hard work in helping others. As I recall the statement was made that “Mrs. Sturdivant puts coats on the backs of so many, it’s only fitting that she get a coat too.”

    The Senator and his wife are very conservative in their political views and everyone knows it. Mrs. Sturdivant knows that too but believe it or not you don’t have to agree with everyone to be kind.

    • Duncan Macleod
      February 20, 2018 at 5:57 am

      It’s politics, an in-kind check to the organization would have done well.

    • john steed
      February 20, 2018 at 7:35 am

      McInnis is hardly a conservative. He voted with the homofascists to repeal HB2, the bathroom privacy law, and to allow local governments to pass ordinances that infringe on religious freedom beginning in 2020. He is a big government Republican of the worst order and needs to go.

      • Truth Anyone??
        February 22, 2018 at 10:47 am

        Where are you people getting this junk? Senator McInnis has worked to reduce more “big government” regulations than most. And your “homofascists” comment really makes me sick to my stomach. There is no one who will fight harder for religious freedom! Also keep in mind that If the laws are enforced as they should be, bathroom privacy is in effect today! The real issue here is getting rid of Cooper so the laws will be enforced.

        Again…check out the Senator’s conservative record.

        • GUWonder
          February 22, 2018 at 11:21 am

          McInnis is in bed with the wind energy and solar energy special interests, supporting their ripoff of electric ratepayers. NC government has no business in granting these corrupt crony capitalist special interests the special favors that it has.

        • john steed
          February 23, 2018 at 3:12 pm

          “Truth” – I’ll bet you cannot cite any bills McInnis sponsored to reduce government regulations. Regulations, of course, are administrative rules adopted by the executive branch but can be nullified by the legislative branch.

          So, okay, if McInnis is doing so much of this, just name ONE such bill for us. Just one.

          On the other hand, McInnis voted for HB142 which expands the power of local governments to enact ordinances that restrict the rights of citizens. How very “big government” of him!

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