How many votes to impeach Dallas?

The cartoon character is at it again.  (IF ONLY we could get the brain to vet things before they come out of his mouth …):

The state Republican Party executive director raised the possibility that state Supreme Court justices could be impeached if they ruled against legislative leaders in a lawsuit over constitutional amendments.[…] 

Dallas Woodhouse made the remarks at an NC Free Enterprise Foundation event Friday. In a later interview with The News & Observer, he said he wasn’t threatening the justices, but is concerned about what would happen if they rule against legislative leaders. “It would be an evisceration of separation of powers,” he said.[…]

Um, nope.  It would be  prime example of checks-and-balances in action.  I don’t want ANY General Assembly majority running willy-nilly and unrestrained across the countryside. According to this description of the Supreme Court’s duties, they would be well within their purview to examine the proposed vote on the amendments.

Dallas got his practice in lynching impeachment with his brazen attacks on a duly-elected NCGOP chairman.  Moving from a party chairman to Supreme Court justices?  (SOMEBODY is getting a wee too big for his chinos.)

MORE:

[…] In separate lawsuits, Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, and the NAACP and an environmental group are suing to remove some of the proposed constitutional amendments the legislature placed on the fall ballot.[…]

State Democrats said the GOP is trying to intimidate the justices.

Woodhouse’s statements dialed up the tension over the amendments and drew the Supreme Court into the debate before the cases in question even reach the high court.

In a hearing Wednesday, lawyers for Speaker Tim Moore and Senate leader Phil Berger, both Republicans, argued in a lower court hearing that the courts have no role in determining how proposed amendments appear on the ballot.

On Twitter, Woodhouse wrote “Should democrats on the Supreme Court block the people’s right to vote, we will have a constitutional crisis.”[…]

Of course, Dallas’s babbling set up the quite-sleazy chairman of the state Democrat Party to look quite-statesmanlike:

[…] In an interview, state Democratic Party Chairman Wayne Goodwin said the suggestion that justices would be impeached over a court ruling “is offensive and wrong and improper” and violates “everything we believe in.”

Goodwin and Woodhouse appeared together on the Free Enterprise Foundation panel. Goodwin said he told the audience after Woodhouse spoke that it had just heard Woodhouse threaten impeachment of Supreme Court justices or Court of Appeals judges over pending court cases.

“Threatening or intimidating or expressing potential retaliation for our justices and judges is offensive,” Goodwin said in an interview with The N&O Friday afternoon.

“The deliberations are still happening on this topic,” he said. “It is a matter that is pending. To suggest that the legislative branch will consider impeachment of the judicial branch, in my book, is a threat.”

Moore and Berger should say publicly whether they’ve considered impeachment as a way to control the judiciary, Goodwin said.

“I believe Democrats, Republicans, North Carolinians — all of us — need to know if North Carolina legislative leaders have discussed this,” Goodwin said. “Is this another card up their sleeve to try to tinker and tamper with our election laws?”

Relax.  They refused to impeach secretary of state Elaine Marshall for knowingly making illegal aliens notaries public.  Nearly three years later, House Republicans have done nothing about those ethics complaints filed against Rep. David Lewis — the House’s #2 Republican and the GOP caucus’s chief anti-corruption spokesman — by fellow Republicans.

This is all inside baseball.  It’s egomaniacs drunk on power trying to hoard everyone else’s power for themselves. None of the proposed constitutional amendments are actually necessary.  They’re actually a big, expensive get-out-the-vote tool aimed at the GOP base.

How about we fight about something that’s actually crucial to the little folks outside the Raleigh beltline?

6 comments for “How many votes to impeach Dallas?

  1. GUWonder
    August 17, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Lets put this in perspective. At the federal level, we have had a creeping judicial coup d’etat with courts seizing powers to legislate that they do not have and in contravention of the separation of powers. This is being spearheaded by politically corrupt Obama judges..Now we are seeing liberal state judges also abusing power in a number of states. GOP legislators in both Pennsylvania and West Virginia have publicly raised the possibility of impeaching their entire state Supreme Courts. Many of these judges do deserve having their chains jerked, and jerked hard.

    That said, Woodhouse is a loose cannon talking to the press. Unfortunately, Hayes is also a loose cannon talking to the press. Woodhouse needs to concentrate on his job in running the party bureaucracy at headquarters, not thrust himself into the role of de facto state chairman. He should not be talking to the media. Since Hayes is clearly not up to the job of dealing with the media, maybe it should be the vice chairman or some other designated elected officer, not a mere paid staffer.

    Woodhouse has already embarrassed the party with the media bumbling, and the Supreme Court issue is just the latest one. Earlier, he blasted Democrat imposter Chris Anglin as “the enemy” which sounds personal and petty, and the media has repeated that misfire quite a few times. Someone skilled at dealing with the press would have used a term that defined the problem with Anglin by calling him something like an “imposter”, a “Democrat plant”, or a “fake Republican”.. Now, Woodhouse blunders again and tries to intimidate the court or at least uses words that the media paints as doing that. He puts legislative leaders on the hot seat to be asked if they intend to do that.

    The other question that needs to be asked is where was NCGOPe when this idiot “jungle primary” was being concocted at the legislature? Hayes, Woodhouse, and Stark, if they had any political savvy at all should have realized the potential of that blunder to cost us a Supreme Court seat, just as first the “retention election” blunder followed by the non-partisan election blunder cost us the Edmunds seat. Someone needs to be accountable for being asleep at the switch.

    The Haymaker sure called it correctly on the disaster that the jungle primary is for the GOP. We may be handed a Stalinist Supreme Court justice as a result.

  2. Toxhandler
    August 17, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    This creature is doing immense damage to the NCGOP and most of the District Chairs passively sit back and let it happen. In the business world, we call that breach of fiduciary duty. I hope President Trump wakes up to the fact that the two clowns supposedly leading the NCGOP could cost him North Carolina due to their incompetence.

    • patrick
      August 18, 2018 at 1:14 am

      Clowns are probably smarter remember Ringling Bros used to send them to college before the leftists protesting for animals rights made then get rid of the elephants and the whole thing shut down

    • GUWonder
      August 18, 2018 at 8:01 am

      I don’t know that Dallas has ever been a clown. What he has been is a janitor at the State Fair, a position he is far better suited to.

      As to Dallas being allowed to talk to the media, the Central Committee should have been aware of the following video of Dallas doing so while he worked for the Karl Rove front group Carolina Rising:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StFwqGXQvEM

      Not only is Woodhouse conducting an on camera interview while drunk, which is very unprofessional, but in doing so, he blabs information he should not, which led to a formal complaint of election law violation to the Federal Elections Commission that only a tie vote kept from going to full investigation and hearing. Why is someone with this background allowed to be a spokesman for NCGOP?

      • Gail
        August 19, 2018 at 11:20 am

        Apparently, the Central Committee is either happy with his work, or doesn’t have the guts to go against Robin Hayes to get rid of him. The current Plan of Organization lists among the charges and duties of the Central Committee, “The Committee may contract with, as a full time Executive Director, a person of highest character and professional political competence to execute on a day-by-day basis themission of the Committee.” What a joke! So the Central Committee is responsible for the constant embarrassment that is Dallas Woodhouse.

  3. Chicken Sh*t
    August 18, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    The press, (more appropriately referred to as the Democrat Party Propaganda Committee), will seize on any faux pas to attack the GOP. But even knowing what Woodhouse probably meant, it’s difficult to interpret what he said differently than the way the press is spinning it.

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