GOPe good ol’ boys batter conservative women (Mrs. Nix has NO COMMENT.)

Liberals like to poke at the GOP (and conservatives) as being “anti-woman.” I’m observing some pretty disturbing trends here in 2018 that don’t exactly help refute that charge,

I know of at least three outstanding conservative women on the GOP ballot for the General Assembly this year  —  Michelle Lexo in Senate District 25, Beverly Boswell in House District 6, and Charlene High in House District 110. 

All three are locked in spirited primaries.  All three are being viciously, personally attacked by the GOPe in a manner more severe than I’ve ever seen directed at liberals or Democrats.

Lexo, the incumbent mayor of the Moore County village of Whispering Pines, is regularly attacked by incumbent senator Tom McInnis and his supporters as a “lightweight.”  Never mind her advanced training in the medical field and her career as a senior hospital executive. Never mind that her hometown has experienced some of its most dramatic growth on her watch as mayor. McInnis supporters have worked overtime to paint Lexo as mentally unstable and not very smart.

 Meanwhile, Lexo has compared and contrasted herself and McInnis on the issues:  He supported the HB2 “repeal” / “compromise.”  She didn’t like it.  He supports the tier system in economic development.  She does not.  He supports government subsidies for solar and wind energy companies.  She does not. 

Over on the Outer Banks,  Republican Bev Boswell’s predecessor — Democrat-turned-unaffiliated liberal Paul Tine — got more respect from the boys in Raleigh than she has.  (Tine got to caucus with the GOP, but kept his liberal voting record.  Boswell actually votes in line with the party platform.)

From the very start in Raleigh, Boswell caught grief from the party hierarchy.  Leaks to the Raleigh drive by media paint her as a right-wing kook, and — like Lexo — not very smart.  (Our site has more readers in Boswell’s district than The N&O does.  Yet, The N&O is transcribing and regurgitating a lot of venom toward Boswell  these days.  They are apparently being fed quite well from Jones Street and Hillsborough Street.)  

It’s also no secret that Boswell owes her current primary challenger to GOPe state Rep. Bob Steinburg, a close ally of House leaders seeking to move up to the Senate.

Out west, Charlene High — arguably one of the nicest people you will ever meet — is being savaged by incumbent Kelly Hastings, Speaker Tim Moore’s BFF and carpool buddy, as a troglodyte George Soros plant.  (Never mind that Ms. High is a devout Southern Baptist who has been an active volunteer for years with The Billy Graham organization — *you know, a real hotbed of leftist mayhem.*)

Hastings has questioned High’s sanity and insinuated that she is going door-to-door harassing voters.  (Other sane people call it campaigning.)

Hastings talks a good conservative game, but has a track record of disappearing when it comes time to take important conservative votes.  He’s a dependable vote FOR the government-subsidized solar industry.  Hastings also has a record of paying himself and family members very generously from his campaign funds.

Meanwhile, High talks about a litmus test for her votes that invokes a combination of her Christian faith, her conservative values, and the needs of the folks back home.

This all begs the question:  WHERE is NCGOP vice chairman Michele Nix regarding all this ungentlemanly behavior? 

 

 

10 comments for “GOPe good ol’ boys batter conservative women (Mrs. Nix has NO COMMENT.)

  1. patrick
    April 3, 2018 at 12:57 am

    Honestly not sure the Vice Chairwomen can say anything about this until the primary is over cause if she did speak out then it would be her choosing sides in the primary but I totally get this point about the behavior of people within the party and the different groups fighting for power. Normally one side, the side this article is highlighting is the side trying to play fair even if the rules do not ban dirty politics but one having good personal character would . After the primary and no matter the out come then it might be time for important people in power to make a strong worded statement of the quality of character one should have in these situations

  2. Myron Smith
    April 3, 2018 at 4:30 am

    Good Luck to Bev Boswell and Charlene High hope both win!

  3. Dallas Outhouse
    April 3, 2018 at 5:50 am

    Hey, it not just women conservatives we are working against. It is all conservatives. We have to do it on the sly, but we are doing it. We need legislators who will do as they are told. Unfortunately, some run their mouths about the behind the scenes help they are getting to primary conservatives.

  4. April 3, 2018 at 8:12 am

    For Ms High to be savaged by one of Tiny Tim Moore’s “toadies_ – Kelly Hastings” – should be enough to insure a landslide W for her.

    “Tiny Tim’s & His Toadies are a yucky little cabal …

  5. Eddie Cabe
    April 3, 2018 at 8:31 am

    She is far too busy , slandering and attacking the Grassroots Christian Conservatives in Haywood County to address any petty crap like getting republicans elected
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  6. Claire
    April 3, 2018 at 8:57 am

    And here in Brunswick County where true conservative County Commissioner Patricia Sykes is challenging Reublican marble mouthed squish Frank Iler, the troops send in Tim Moore to prop the inept Iler up at every turn. I smell desperation in the good old boys.

    • GUWonder
      April 3, 2018 at 10:11 pm

      Frank Iler is a liberal who voted to repeal the bathroom privacy law and for ripping off electric consumers to line the pockets of the wind and solar bandits. You go, girl! Hope for can beat him with a real Republican like Sykes.

      Has the House affiliated party committee spent money on primary mailings in that district?

  7. Esmeralda
    April 3, 2018 at 9:23 am

    It is well past time to get conservative women in the NCGA. The conservative men we sent in the past few years have proven no match to the sway of the GA Good Old Boys club, which includes a large cabal of lobbyist. I have hopes that these women, if elected, will stand up a little stronger and straighter than the spineless men, and kick some… glass ceilings!

  8. bonnie
    April 4, 2018 at 8:55 am

    What we need are some clear thinking, unflinching Margaret Thatcher clones who could speedily and handily defeat the liberal idiots who clearly are tone deaf to anything WE THE PEOPLE voted in supporting President Trump. HE’s a leader that all they have to do is FOLLOW, SUPPORT and vote for what WE asked for. If the men in our state legislature think they are making points by belittling women competitors, they better think again!

  9. J.P. Jones
    April 4, 2018 at 9:48 am

    The good ole boys in Raleigh took both Beverly Boswell AND Michael Speciale away from my county. Guess what ole boys. I’m still supporting them both. I’ll be supporting all the conservatives I can afford. Money to the Party? Not so much.

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