Budd nails down Trump blessing. McCrory gets ‘Tricky Dick’ Burr.
The two guys NO ONE SANE would want anywhere near their campaign have joined forces for North Carolina’s 2022 US Senate race:
Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) is backing former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory in the race to succeed him, after former President Donald Trump threw his support behind Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.).
Burr’s upcoming retirement has triggered over a dozen people to launch bids, many of them Republican. But Burr told Politico that McCrory is the only Republican “that can win the general election.”[…]
Wait. McCrory couldn’t win THE LAST statewide race he participated in. How can The Trickster seriously make such a claim?
[…] “Pat McCrory has a commanding advantage,” Burr said.
Trump endorsed Budd during the North Carolina Republican Convention in early June.
“This gentleman is going to be your next senator. He’s going to be somebody you’re going to be so proud of. He will fight like hell. He will fight like nobody will fight,” Trump told the crowd.
He also mentioned McCrory.
“You can’t pick people who have already lost two races and do not stand for our values,” Trump said.
Burr told Politico: “I can’t tell you what motivates him. I’ve never seen individuals endorse a candidate a year before the primary. That’s unusual.”[…]
And here you are doing IT, genius.
[…] In a statement sent to The Epoch Times on Facebook, McCrory said: “I welcome an open dialog on the matter important to North Carolina and our country.”
Jonathan Felts, a senior adviser to Budd’s campaign, told The Epoch Times in an email: “McCrory is the candidate who is now paying off Burr’s long-time political consultant, so an insider endorsement deal is no surprise. Their electability logic doesn’t quite add up given McCrory’s losing record in statewide battles, failing twice with his lone victory coming only when he faced an underfunded Democrat candidate gifted with all of the charisma and excitement of a piece of cardboard.”
Burr announced in 2016 that he would not seek a fourth term, and has recently confirmed he’s not running for re-election. The race to replace him also includes Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.).
Walker is a FORMER representative aka “Public Official A.” If you happen to stumble across the former congressman, be sure to ask him HOW he acquired that particular nickname. *I’m sure he’d love to talk about it.*
8 thoughts on “Budd nails down Trump blessing. McCrory gets ‘Tricky Dick’ Burr.”
I for one do not think Richard Burr is a foolish man. He is basically persona non grata amongst many in the party and he knows this. If he were truly trying to help his friend, he would have stayed quiet. Of course Pat can be a foolish man and takes the endorsement. Clever move on the part of Burr to give a back handed endorsement to Ted Budd. I wonder what Pat did to Richard?
The statement “….is the only Republican “that can win the general election.” is code word for “Bend over conservatives and take it once again” and “Damn we lost another race. I wonder why?”
I for one am not taking it again and we are going to win by running a principled conservative who articulates our values.
Burr and McCrory are history, politically. Interesting will be to see who the NCGOP endorses. They won’t do this officially, of course, but you can bet they will do everything possible to slow the continued ascendency of grassroots Christian Conservatism.
Who is the Whatley regime at NCGOP supporting?
It is clearly NOT Ted Budd. Whatley fell all over himself to give a very extended commentary disavowing the Trump endorsement of Budd when he addressed the state executive committee meeting after the convention. He was even very disrespectful to Trump by calling him “Donald J. Trump” instead of “President Trump” throughout his tirade.
So which of the two establishment candidates, McCrory and Walker, are they backing behind the scenes? The stealth straw poll they conducted at the convention is an indicator. It was very poorly publicized to delegates. Only one delegate in my county I talked to even knew about it in time to vote in it, and she only found out because a Walker operative was working the county behind us for straw poll votes and she overheard the comments. Nobody remembers anything in the convention packets about a straw poll, any signs up alerting people, or anything mentioned from the podium. They sent out an email during the convention, which many people did not read, some because they do their email on laptops not smart phones, some because they had been spammed with so much already about the convention including multiple “practice ballots”, and some because they were not getting smart phone reception in the convention hall. Given that McCrory finished a poor third, it looks like Walker was the only campaign that was tipped off about the straw poll to be able to work the convention for votes. That seems to tell the tale as to who the NCGOP regime is backing behind the scenes.
In the battle for endorsements, lets see who has the major ones:
Ted Budd – has been endorsed by President Trump, the Senate Conservatives Fund, and the Club for Growth, as well as conservative Congressman Dan Bishop
Pat McCrory – has been endorsed by ultra-RINO anti-Trump Senator Tricky Dick Burr, who has been censored by the NC Republican Party.
Mark Walker – has been endorsed by anti-Trump RINO kingpin Paul Ryan and by the senator who bushwhacked President Trump’s conservative NC judicial nominee Tom Farr, Senator Tim Scott.
That creates a pretty clear picture. Conservatives are united behind Budd, while the establishment RINOs are split between McCrory and Walker.
So much of what you write is good. Suggesting that Mark Walker is a RINO is beyond nonsense. Ted Budd is an empty suit whose father bought his endorsements. Just listen to him try to give a coherent speech. I’m Conservative, and I’m in no way supporting McCrory or Budd.
Mark Walker went to DC pledged to fight the John Boehner RINO leadership, but instead became their supporter, so much so that they gave him the chairmanship of the establishment caucus, the Republican Study Committee. The RSC had been founded by conservatives and run for many years by conservatives, but shortly before Walker’s arrival in DC, Boehner orchestrated an establishment takeover, made possible by the fact that the RSC let any GOP congressman join without vetting them ideologically.. Boehner seems to have gotten the idea from squishy British PM David Cameron doing the same thing with the pesky conservative Conservative 1922 Committee in the House of Commons. After Boehner’s minions took over the RSC, they fired the conservative staff and replaced them with establishment types, and the genuine conservatives left to found the Freedom Caucus, which does vet members ideologically. Mark Walker has never been invited to join the Freedom Caucus, which speaks volumes. Walker has been Boehner’s man, then Paul Ryan’s man in the House and would be Mitch McConnell’s man in the Senate. Paul Ryan has endorsed Walker, which should open everyone’s eyes. Who else has Ryan endorsed lately? Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger come to mind. One of the most important things to look for in a Senate candidate is someone with the backbone to help put the useless Mitch McConnell out to pasture and get some effective policy-oriented leadership in the GOP Senate caucus, and Walker’s history with the RINO leadership of the House says he would not do that.
After looking at this picture, no wonder President Obama was easily re-elected against Romney/Ryan. What a weak ticket!
However, the NC Democratic ticket was also weak that year. I dare to say that most voters in NC today can not recall the Democratic Nominees for Governor or US Senate in 2012.
Pat McCrory was very fortunate to run against someone as weak and as underfunded as Lt. Governor Walter Dalton when Gov. Bev, Perdue decided, at the last minute, to not seek re-election. He has not been that lucky since, nor will he be next year, when he loses the GOP Primary to Congressman Ted Budd!
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