If drag queens can tell stories, I guess it’s OK for Speaker Timmy.

 

 

There are indications that Raleigh Republicans are getting a little nervous about the possibility of holding the state House seat vacated by now-congressman Greg Murphy and currently held by appointee Perrin Jones.  (A significant chunk of the district is Greenville and Pitt County.).

 

 

 

Greenville is a college town, so you’d expect liberal tendencies to reign there.  But, in recent years, there has been a dramatic swing to the right.  Local Democrats are running Brian Farkas, their 2016 nominee who lost by 14 points to Murphy.  I am hearing from local folks about some serious political missteps by Jones that are potentially costing him support Murphy had easily in 2016.  Outside left-leaning groups are showing interest in Farkas as well.  Locals are telling me 2020’s race for this state House seat could turn into quite the shocker.

 

 

What has me thinking Raleigh is worried?  Well, they put out THIS website attacking Farkas with terms like “Baby Brian.”   (It looks like someone within the GOP campaign apparatus recognized it as the 3rd-grade playground tactic that it was and had it scrubbed,)

 

That move fell on its face.  So,  the next step was to send the House’s diminutive leader, Speaker Timmy, out to Greenville to throw a little shade Farkas’s way.   Speaker Timmy, upon his arrival in Pitt,  bedazzled the local media with allegations that Farkas and a number of other Democrat candidates for House had sworn to “defund the police,”

 

His “proof”?  Moore & co. point to a pledge drawn up by liberal advocacy group Future Now.  

 

Moore proceeded to inform his Pitt audience that Farkas and other Democrat candidates had signed on  to the group’s alleged desire to “defund the police.”   I took a look at the page listing the items Future Now was seeking endorsements for.  “Defunding the police” was nowhere to be found.

 

According to one of the propaganda organs of the Art Pope Conspiracy,  Democrats were not happy with this rhetorical stretch from the House’s little leader:

 

Speaker of the House Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, says nearly 50 N.C. Democratic House lawmakers and candidates have backed a dangerous pledge to defund the police, but House Minority Leader Darren Jackson, D-Wake, says that’s a lie.[…]

 

“Right now, law enforcement officers across our nation are being targeted and attacked,” Moore said. “I consider signing this pledge a direct attack on North Carolina law enforcement too.”

 

Rep. Marcia Morey, D-Durham, told Carolina Journal that when she signed the Future Now pledge in 2018, defunding the police was not part of the stated goals. She told CJ the police proposals must have been added this year and she doesn’t support defunding law enforcement.

 

Carolina Journal sent an email to Jackson asking him if he would pledge his support today now that a proposal to defund the police is listed on the America’s Goals website. Jackson didn’t respond.

 

Instead, Jackson sent out a news release challenging Moore’s statements.

 

“Speaker Moore has given us another set of blatant lies. No, we didn’t pledge to defund the police but we did pledge to invest in quality Health Care and Education for all North Carolinians,” Jackson said. […]

 

The America’s Goals pledge is not an endorsement of any specific bill, Future Now Executive Director Daniel Squadron said in a news release following Moore’s news conference.

 

Future Now funds America’s Goals, which on its website says it is a policy library with model legislation, 50 state report cards, and everything needed to turn a bill into a law.[…]

 

We took time to dig into the Future Now website and found the “source” Timmy was using.  STILL no mention of “defunding the police.”   (There is something on a secondary / tertiary page about “reinvesting policing savings.”).

 

What’s important here?  “Defund the police” was nowhere to be found on the page candidates were asked to sign. Or, for that matter, anywhere on the site.

 

Don’t get me wrong.  I am all for a (conservative) Republican majority in the General Assembly.  One  was achieved by telling the voters the truth about conservatism and limited government and how much better THAT IS than what the left side of the chamber offers.

 

How does it truly help Republican candidates when you dispatch messengers (like Timmy) to fly-over country (you know, outside the beltline) and exaggerate /lie to the voting public?

 

WHERE is the leadership we were promised in 2010 and 2012?

 

8 thoughts on “If drag queens can tell stories, I guess it’s OK for Speaker Timmy.

  1. Question to me, why are so many MD’s now getting into politics? Murphy come out of nowhere for Jones’ seat and now Perrin Jones was appointed. Are MD’s working for their industry, good of the country? Farkas is left, no doubt. Can’t see that seat going to him when considering the terms Jones served as well as his late father. However, the LEFT is all-out with ballot harvesting, absentee ballots and do whatever it takes with THIS election, esp w/ RBG’s death. I don’t know Perrin Jones; not seen any ads in the east or where he’s campaigning.

  2. Greenville is a healthcare driven market with Vidant Medical Center, and the Brody School of Medicine. It seemingly makes pretty good sense that the community would like to have a medical professional in that seat. Murphy had actually been on the radar for a while. He was teed up to challenge Louis Pate for his Senate Seat when that district still came over into Pitt County. Then he was appointed to the House later. He made no secret about running for Walter’s old seat. Farkas would follow the steps of Kandie Smith and screw our community like she did when she would not override for a new Brody building.

    Conservatives will fight among ourselves, those Democrats all fall in line….a prime example of our infighting is this attack on Moore. (Which was cited by Jackson, by the way). When I read over the stuff, I found the organization to clearly be a radical group that was financing the left, and supporting every radical idea possible…and yes, that included “defunding the police.” After realizing that concept went over like a turd in a punchbowl, the left has walked it back with a “just kidding – did not really mean ‘defund’ anything” effort. Farkas is would follow the other Democrats in lockstep for whatever national left idea comes into our state.

    This district changed when the maps were redrawn in 2019, and it picked up more democrats. Makes it an uphill climb, but something that is doable. Folks from Greenville either want a medical professional, who would likely chair the health care committee, or a young kid who has only worked for his daddy and will have zero juice and influence in the minority.

  3. Where are we NOW as state of NC? We gave up Atty General & have far-left Stein. We gave up State Supreme Ct and now can’t go there for help. St Bd of Elections CHANGED Nov voting laws on Tuesday!!!! Following Michigan, Pa and now NC. SEE THE TREND?? ALL swing states with Dem Gov USING THEIR STATES to swing the election to Biden. NC will be a close vote and the SBOE chg yesterday with likely swing enough votes to have Tillis lose, Cooper win, and possibly Trump lose. NC GOP, happy? Dems FIGHT everyday….and are steadily working…..They saw defeat staring them in the face and THEY MOVED…chg the election and elections laws in swing states…..

  4. To jwmson—you nailed it. After the 2012 elections, the NC GOP owned the state. It controlled everything. Then they methodically went about screwing it all up. It’s been an amazing spectacle to watch–never has a state party and it’s elected leadership committed such political malpractice. Our legislators may tell you they are hardcore conservatives, but the RINO mindset is deeply embedded in their actions. Where to we start? Well, Pat McCrory had no idea what he believed in and went from one botched idea to another. It was a four-year train wreck for Pat. No wonder he was the only incumbent GOP governor to be defeated for re-election in 2016. McCrory, instead of leading our ticket, was a total drag on the ticket. He was of no help to any other candidate. We elected the most liberal Attorney General in the nation. Once elected, Roy Cooper went to work immediately to implement the Democrat takeover plan. It too was an amazing spectacle to watch. First, he defeated our super majorities in the legislature. Then, Bob Edmunds and Mark Martin–through incredible political malfeasance–handed the NC Supreme Court to the Democrats on a silver platter. That solidified Democrat control of the state. The Court then went to work and gave the Democrats control of the Election Board. The Court ordered redistricting, causing the immediate loss of two congressional seats. Now even our legislative majority is threatened. The NC GOP is on life support just praying and hoping that Donald Trump can generate enough enthusiasm to salvage our ticket. We were on life support in 2016 and Trump pulled us through. This time, not so sure. The NC Democrats are outsmarting us at every turn even though their ticket is the worst in history. And where are our leaders? In this campaign, Richard Burr has not been seen or heard from. George Holding has effectively disappeared. The RINO UNC Board of Governors are continuing to allow the Radical Left to run the university system. Tillis may actually lose to a no-name Democrat unless Trump can pull him through. Tillis has never bonded with NC Republicans and it’s hard to even figure out what his campaign re-election theme is. Cooper illegally tore down monuments on Capitol Square and Republican politicos did nothing. The list of failures goes on and on. The grassroots are as loyal as ever. They are out in the field doing their usual hard work for the cause even though our leaders and politicians have failed them at every turn. The grassroots understand that 2020 is critical for the future of our state. Elections do matter. Would that the NC GOP Establishment could figure it out, but it may be too late for them. Unlike RINOs, once the Democrats take NC back, they will never give it up again. They believe in their cause and they will stop at nothing to win.

  5. Do we the people who fund govt, operations, agencies get to hear what occurred, factually, in the SBOE mtg this wk? The 2 Bd members resigned and allege Stein misled them among other allegations. Can we hear/learn precisely what occurred? And what is the plan now by General Assembly? CERTAINLY, we in NC are not accepting ballots 9 days following Nov election? CERTAINLY NOT!!! IF NOT KNOW, WHEN does the NCGOP get a spring in their step, change leadership and MOVE NC into an active, action-led party rather than passe and being beaten and out-thought in every instance. As Eric eloquently addressed above, since WINNING from the corrupt Dems, the GOP has done nothing but crumble and make poor, weak decisions and led by the worst of the worst. I don’t see Tillis surviving beyond Nov. Who is to blame? HIMSELF….all on him. Be a horrible rep and people stop holding their nose and voting for you. Sorry NC will lose the R Senate seat but when candidates such as Tillis hold them, expect just that.

    Hoping to learn much more than I know what occurred with SBOE!!!!!!

  6. It’s going to be very difficult for the NC Republican Party to survive the wreckage caused by Pat McCrory, Bob Edmunds, Mark Martin, and weak GOP legislators. Maybe Trump will save them one more time, but it will take a miracle. NC Republicans are on life support following a decade of political incompetence. The pathetic state of the NC GOP may even cause Trump to lose the state to Biden,

    1. Stan: while your statements are so true and alarming, it makes me physically sick to read your comments. Cooper comes across slow and dimwitted but look who is going to control NC in Nov. Appears to be it will be Dems. Cooper as Gov, AG and Supr Court ALL in his pocket. I’ll be shocked beyond belief should Trump carry NC; though he has the best possible chance. However, if balloting occurs 9-days post Nov 3, I’m taking every Dem on the ballot, top to bottom. McCrory lost due to Durham ON ELECTION NIGHT….Give Dems 9-days….no way Trump carries state or retains POTUS and down goes Tillis Senate seat. It is disgusting to see what has occurred in NC. Lewis resignation doesn’t help either; shows the ugly side of the GOP, and yet another party official being on the wrong side of the law.

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