Recruiting Rs instead of conservatives is a key ingredient to giving you the mess we have in the lower chamber on Jones Street. Republicans rose to power in this state because they offered a clear contrast to what the Democrats were offering. When you have Republicans who are OK with slightly less big government than the Democrats want, the voters see things as a wash and go back to their historical relations with the Ds.
Nathan Ramsey represented Buncombe County in the state House until November. Ramsey loved to be “bipartisan.” Now, a Democrat holds his seat. With all of this newfound spare time, Ramsey has been hanging out a lot on Facebook:
No. Saine and Dollar are two who enjoy playing with other people’s money way too much.
“Their own definition of conservative”? Speaking solely for this site, what we want is simply elected officials who (1) stand by what they say while campaigning, and (2) support the GOP platform with their votes.