#ncga: Dollar-Lewis-Moore counting on Dems, planning culling of conservative herd

moore1There WILL be war. 

That’s what my sources from all four corners of Jones Street are telling me amidst the poker-game-with-other-people’s-money called “budget conference negotiations.”  Said one well-placed House GOP source:

“There is a lot of anger on our side. The three amigos have gone rogue on us.  They are making deals and communicating that their positions are the positions of the caucus.  Stuff is being pitched to the senators that we have either voted down, or never even discussed. If a budget agreement is reached, and passes the House, it will only pass with the help of the Democrats.  In the end, if it fails, that failure will be laid at the feet of so-called right-wing extremists in the party.  You know, the folks who want to stand by the platform.  The three amigos will tell everyone that the delay and other problems associated with reaching a budget were all the fault of conservatives.  Nothing could be further from the truth.”

Sources tell me that a strongly-worded letter signed by at least 30 members of the House GOP caucus was sent to House leadership in July.  In that letter, sources tell me, was clear documentation of about a dozen items that these folks absolutely would not support in a budget agreement.  Sources in the know tell us that — maybe — TWO of those dozen or so concerns have been addressed in negotiations so far.  Said my House source: dolmore

“These guys have known all of this since July, and here they are playing these games.  If this all blows up, or if it passes, you will hear a lot about conservatives disrespecting our Republican governor and gumming up the process.  Threats are being made.  Primary opponents are already being rounded up for conservative legislators.  This is ugly, and it’s going to get uglier.”

My House source added that the House Democrats KNEW about the deal on the $30 million in movie incentives before Republicans did.  Sources tell us Republican House members learned about it when they saw Democrat press releases going out. 


8 thoughts on “#ncga: Dollar-Lewis-Moore counting on Dems, planning culling of conservative herd

  1. Conservative need to recruit primary challengers to the three main -rogue elephants, or should I say RINOs — Moore, Dollar, and Lewis. Someone here has already mentioned that there apparently is a conservative woman ready to go against Lewis.

    To be sure we are rid of these liberals, we also need to have conservatives ready to run as Unaffiliateds agsint them in case they get by the GOP primary. Dollar, in particular, would be a goner if faced with a three way race, and maybe the other pair oaf special interest rent boys as well.

  2. And THIS folks is why every single Conservative who reads this site needs to start going to their local Republican party meetings and go to the county/district/state conventions.

    It’s time to kick the Progressives out of leadership positions in the party. Progressive state reps like Moore, Dollar, and Lewis have a network of supporters in powerful positions in their county and district to help them get reelected and that can only change if YOU get involved.

  3. Dollar, Lewis, and Moore are the strongest supporters of saving the polar bears in the entire General Assembly. Last session, all of them were key votes to kill Mike Hager’s bill to end the renewable energy mandate. This session, they have all been key leaders in defending that mandate and in expanding renewable energy subsidies. The three of them are the most important progressives in the legislature, more so than even any of my party. They don’t care about that silly Republican platform as they work hard to promote President Obama’s key policies like green energy and easing the burden on our undocumented immigrants.

    The campaign fund for green energy recognized these three progressive standouts in the last election by helping fund their campaigns. Even though he was only a dark horse candidate for Speaker at the time, Tim Moore was by far the largest single recipient from this fund. Dollar and Lewis got healthy checks, too. They are now paying us back with all their hard work for progressive causes like green energy.

  4. Yo Brant – how about a DH scorecard for the next election?!?! Pick maybe 20 significant votes and rate the players, God knows they are playing us enough!!!!!

  5. Tim Moore is acting moore and moore like Richard Morgan. He is dissing the GOP caucus while dealing with the Democrats on policy. He is going after conservatives in primaries. He is selling out principle to special interests willing to put up some jack. He is even edging toward an outright coalition with them as shown by the conference committee he appointed on the budget, with lots of Democrats but almost no conservatives from the GOP caucus. Maybe we ought to start calling him Moore-gan.

    Just like Rep. David Miner (RINO-Cary) was a key Morgan operative who cut deals with special interests against GOP principles, his replacement Rep. Nelson Dollar (RINO-Cary) has morphed into his predecessor Miner, and is doing the same sort of thing for Moore-gan.

    Brant, you gave us a foretaste of all of this when you pointed out that Moore-gan had hired a Chapel Hill liberal who had long been registered Unaffiliated and been voting in Democrat primaries as his Chief of Staff, and then allowed liberal Paul Tine to join the GOP caucus even though Tine is not a Republican and vowed not to change his liberal positions on issues when he registered Unaffiliated. The old saying about birds of a feather holds true in politics.

    Moore-gan is set to do as much damage to the GOP as Morgan did. It is time that conservative voters took action in the upcoming primaries stop the Moore-gan clown car.

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