#ncpol: Donald,um, who? Trump?(Oh, yeah. He’s good.)
Two of the more interesting races in May will be GOP congressional primaries involving candidates managed by uber-consultant Paul Shumaker. Shumaker is known for his cookie-cutter approach to campaign management. And it shows in his guidance of the campaigns of his clients, Robert Pittenger in the 9th district, and Indian casino lobbyist Scott Dacey in the 3rd.
Shumaker has both men attaching themselves at the pelvis to the 45th president. Pittenger has been running ads trumpeting his love for Trump and attacking his rival, pastor Mark Harris, as an anti-Trump liberal infidel. Dacey has gone as far as setting up a website called DaceyTrump.com to show his love for The Donald.
But how deep IS that alleged love for The Donald? We’ve had a hard time finding any campaign contributions from Dacey to Trump. (And we know Dacey loves to throw the campaign cash around on both sides of the political aisle.)
And then there’s THIS — a cable access show from Dacey’s home county of Craven. Dacey was a panelist on this McLaughlin Group-lite production filmed on the Friday following Trump’s slaying of the Hilla-beast. Click and watch if you like, but here are are a few highlights:
- For all his talk of loving Trump, Dacey has next to nothing to say about “his man’s” victory over Hillary. The host introduces Dacey as “someone who works in Washington and has all the insider information.”
- At the 26-minute mark of the show, the host asks if anyone had attended ANY of the 21 open rallies Trump held in North Carolina. “The Donald’s man” Scott Dacey sat silently. (No comment.)
- As the Trump talk progresses, the panelists get into the drive by media’s treatment of Trump. Dacey doesn’t take the bait and attack the media. Instead he defends their lack of crowd shots at Trump rallies — citing the difficulty they have in turning those big cameras around.
Just over 38 minutes into the show, the guests are ranting about the young protesters who were destroying property across the nation in the aftermath of the election. Dacey sympathizes with the protestors, saying they are just expressing their frustration about their voices not being heard:“My daughter tells me “Dad, you get most mad when you are not in control. When you feel like you’ve lost control over something, that’s when you lash out.” (*Sooooo — destroying other people’s property as a method for venting your “frustration” is okey-dokey.*)
- At one point, the discussion turns to the Hollywood liberals who threatened to leave the country if Trump won. The host seeks predictions on whether that will happen, asking if “anyone likes to gamble.” (Dacey didn’t speak up. He represents Indian casinos.)
- When the discussion turned to Richard Burr, Dacey lights up and won’t shut up. (*Hmmm, no DaceyBurr.com site?*) Dacey says “I’m hopeful that people do recognize what Richard Burr brings to the table”. He goes on to say Burr is a ‘very thoughtful individual who is extremely smart and dedicated to his work”. He then says: “He’s not one of these guys who shoots off his mouth without having thought about the issues”. Shooting off his mouth? Sounds like a veiled shot at our 45th president. You know, the one Scott Dacey and Robert Pittenger tell us they looooooove sooooooo much.
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Robert Pittenger and Scott Dacey two people that need to loose bigly and I mean “BIGLY” #ConservativeBeforeRepublican
Lets hope these Congressional races turn out like Shumaker’s consulting for Eddie Broyhill the last time the 5th district was open. When Shumaker got involved, Broyhill had by far the most name recognition and money and was way ahead in the polls. By election day, Jack Hawke, the real uber consultant, brought Virginia Foxx over the finish line to crush Eddie Broyhill.
We also need to remember that it was Shumaker’s idiot strategies that cost us our Supreme Court majority, first with his nutty California-style “retention election” and then insisting the the Supreme Court race be non-partisan.
The death of Jack Hawke means that NC no longer has any top drawer GOP consultants.
I’m a “crazy right-wing guy”… I view a Paul Shumaker involvement like I do an N&O endorsement.
Both alert me who NOT to vote for. Shumaker is a weasel…
Shumaker and Stewart were the two consultant weasels that Civitas outed as being on the payroll of the solar goons in a huge way, with the money coming from out of state high profile left wing environmentalists. They will prostitute themselves to anybody. I agree that a candidate having Shumaker (or Stewart) working for them is sending up a big red flag that conservative voters should avoid them like the plague.
I don’t think District 3 will toss Walter out for an Indian Casino lobbyist, but the political ad Dacey is running against him, pointing out his poor voting attendance record except one vote in particular, a “no” vote on the tax cut and jobs act, is going to leave a mark.
There is a lot to like about Walter, and there is a lot that is irritating. He benefits from the fortunate (for him and us) situation that he is almost never put in the position of being the swing vote during those numerous times he is voting with Butterfield and against the Republican majority. He’s not ideal, but fortunately there are a lot like me who pull the lever for him every time and say “you could do a lot worse.”
How can you not do better than a RINO Jones! His family needs him, send him home. Let Jones run on a Libertarian ticket where he belongs.
Dacey has made multiple contributions to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. That is where the sleazy lobbyist ought to be running.
1) Paul Shoemaker is making a fortune being average. Just no competition in his line of work
2) No way the people of Eastern North Carolina vote for a lobbyist for Indian casinos, who has lied about his support of President Trump.
The city folks look down upon the east but those folks are pretty darn smart. They won’t vote for the establishments lobbyist.
I am from the east coastal area I will be voting for Representative Walter JONES!
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