We know. A lot of bad choices on the ballot. But STILL — you NEED to vote!

pointmanIf the choices we’re looking at on the ballot don’t give enough incentive to start working WEDNESDAY on finding candidates for 2016, I don’t know what will.

You may not be crazy about either of the two major party nominees in the US Senate race.  But there are FIVE OTHER OPTIONS beyond Tillis and Hagan.  You have Libertarian Sean Haugh.  You have write-in candidates David Waddell, Barry Gurney and John Rhodes.  Or you can simply leave that section of the ballot BLANK.  (Don’t worry, your other votes for other offices WILL COUNT.)

You may not be crazy about your nominees for Congress (*COUGH* Renee Ellmers *COUGH*). You can vote for The American Idol or you can also leave that one blank.  An undervote in a congressional race gets a lot of attention from folks thinking about primary challenges two years down the road. It can be quite persuasive.  

Conservatives have an outstanding candidate in Greensboro’s Mark Walker.  We here at Haymaker HQ encourage EVERYONE in the Sixth Congressional District to turn out and give him your vote.  We see great potential in Mr. Walker. 

There are a numbhomer1er of key legislators who need some help at the ballot box.  Big liberal interests have been spending a lot of money to pound them into submission.  Here in the Sandhills, state Rep. Mike Stone (R) in Lee County is getting beaten around the head and shoulders with a lot of disinformation about fracking.  (Leftist a-holes even hijacked his campaign web site.)  Stone has been a dependable conservative vote in the House.  He saw the great potential for economic growth in fracking.  (Look at the great things it is doing for North Dakota.  I have cousins who commute from North Carolina to North Dakota to work in the energy business  — three months on, three months off.) It’s a shame that the energy industry has not shown him much gratitude for his support.  People in Lee and Harnett counties are being bombarded with lies from the enviro-nazi movement. Don’t let the radical left take out a solid dependable conservative leader.  If you’re in Lee and Harnett counties, get out on Tuesday and give Mr. Stone your vote. 

We’ve listed a number of candidate recommendations in the left sidebar of this page.  There are a lot of judges on the ballot.  As you know from recent rulings on ObamaCare and gay marriage, judges have a major impact on our way of life.  We’ve done the research, and IDed the judicial candidates we believe will do the best job of keeping the forces of the state in check.  boxes

There is also a horrible constitutional amendment on the ballot.  It is basically asking you to surrender your fundamental right to a jury trial. If nothing else on the ballot impresses you, you NEED to get out and VOTE THIS AMENDMENT DOWN.  It is a travesty that it even made it out of the general assembly.

Don’t believe for a minute that life — starting WEDNESDAY — will be all sunshine and rainbows.  Our state and our nation are in a mess.  There are just as many scoundrels with Rs next to their names as there are with Ds.  Make sure you understand the issues and how the candidates stand on them.  Don’t vote based on the letter next to their name or the party affiliation listed on the ballot.  Consider the candidates’ records and whether their accomplishments or achievements have furthered the principles of liberty and freedom or servitude to the government. 

We need to hold our elected representatives’s collective feet to the fire so that they remember they serve at our pleasure.    Your right to vote — which a lot of people fought and died for — is one of the most fundamental tools for accomplishing that.

 

 

 

7 comments for “We know. A lot of bad choices on the ballot. But STILL — you NEED to vote!

  1. James
    November 3, 2014 at 2:09 am

    I really want to agree with you on Mark Walker. However, his recent support for legalising 12 million illegal immigrants on the mobile version of his website and his talk of sending fighter jets into Mexico make it hard for me to get excited about Mark Walker.

  2. Raphael
    November 3, 2014 at 8:00 am

    I concur on the need to vote. Control of our Supreme Court is at stake in North Carolina. If the liberals win all of the seats which are up, then we will have the most leftwing state Supreme Court our state has ever had. That would be frightening. We have some really good guys in the legislature who are under attack by the extreme left. We need to stand up for them.

    As to the Senate race, staying home is a coward’s way out that sends no message whatsoever. If a lot of people voted in the other races but not the Senate, that undervote WOULD send a message, as would voting for a write-in. Haugh is an open borders nut-job, and not the type of message conservatives should want to send.

  3. Common Sense
    November 3, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Please remember the down ballot races too, county commissioners and school board positions are critical.

  4. Pelican
    November 3, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    I give all credit to Rev. Bill Barber and his statewide Moral Monday program. Rev. Barber made sure that Tillis was well behind before he even won the Republican primary. Moral Monday pointed out to the public how draconian the legislation from the Republican General Assembly really was.

    Add to that that Obamacare has been successful and that there is absolutely no chance it will be repealed. Pres. Obamal took the amnesty issue away as well. Even the NC Republicans have wised up and are now looking at expanding Medicaid. Thanks Bill Barber for that too.

    The conservatives won the legislature and then mommicked it up big time.

    Bill Barber beat Thom Tillis before Tillis ever got started. And I think history will credit Bill Barber and Moral Monday for ending conservatism in North Carolina.

    Kay Hagan’s reelection represents a new day for North Carolina. Expect a Democrat to bring Burr home in 2016.

    The conservatives can only blame themselves for their demise. Of course the conservatives will never do that. They will blame it on conspiracies like the Aurora Op, TSA electronic shock bracelets, Area 21, fluoride in the water at the Fema Camps, etc.

    I will miss the conspiracy theories. Please do not let them die.

    • ManOfSteel
      November 3, 2014 at 4:42 pm

      Wow…the failure of the public education system is clearly evident throughout your misrepresentation.

    • Raphael
      November 4, 2014 at 9:13 am

      Barber’s Bolsheviks of Moron Monday infamy are only one of the tenacles of the Blueprint scheme. Even though this was leaked before it ever got off the ground, the GOP leadership incompetently failed to engage to push back against it. That is what has created the problem. Blueprint was based on lies and distortions, and those should have been vigorously countered from the very beginning. Actually, the most impact from Blueprint came with the propagandists fo the liberal media constantly pushing their crap as facts.

      But it was political malpractice for Republicans to run ANY legislator for US Senate given the Blueprint background. The left put major resources into smearing Republicans with Bluepirnt, and nominating a legislator for a major statewide position gave them just the whipping boy they were looking for. The morons like NRSC and Karl Rove played right into their hands by heavily pushing Tillis and buying the nomination for him.

      If Republicans have the backbone to stand up to the authoritarian Third World tyrant in the White House and not let him impose things like Obamacare and amnesty upon us, we may still have a party and a country left. Unfortunately, our leadership in DC will need spinal implants to replace the jello where their backbone should be.

  5. Art Bradshaw
    November 3, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Allen West is out campaigning for Thom Tillis along with Mark Meadows and Tillis has opened a 2 point lead on Hagen.Have you “hard cases” got your crying towels ready.

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