#ncpol: How to “Send A Message.”

sign0b79a099ef64a287717e6c862c81f4fdI understand some folks are pretty upset out there at Raleigh and DC.  I hear some people throwing up their hands and saying they’re done and not participating anymore.  That’s a mistake.  THAT is what the other side WANTS. I’m here to offer up some advice to help you vent your frustration in the most efficient and effective way possible at the ballot box:

  1. Robert Brawley for Governor.  From toll roads to ethics to appointments, fundraising, and attempted sabotage of conservative efforts, Pat McCrory has been a big disappointment for those of us on the right.  (Some folks who followed his career in Charlotte saw this coming, and are now smugly saying ‘We told you so.’)  It’s especially frustrating to face this with the first GOP governor in two decades and only the third in 140 years.  Want to know how to really get Pat’s attention?Vote for Robert Brawley in the primary for governor.  For those who don’t know, Brawley was a legislator from the Charlotte area.  He was a tell-it-like-it-is kind of guy — calling out even his own party members on ethics issues.  The Raleigh cartel primaried him and ran him out of town. Brawley has been right on so many of the ethical allegations he’s raised. Now, it looks like his claims on the toll road mess are coming true.

    Brawley doesn’t have the campaign money McCrory does.  (Gosh knows he has a horrible campaign management team.) But he has a lot of integrity, class and conservative backbone.  You can hold your head high and feel pretty clean voting for this guy.  A vote for Brawley is a vote for conservatism and good government.  Voting for Brawley will not turn the government over to the Democrats.  If Brawley does well and gets close to McCrory, it might serve as a wakeup call to the governor and his team. And if Brawley somehow pulls off the upset?  Even better.

  2. No on ConnectNC. This is a shameless attempt by the Raleigh cartel to reach into our wallets one more time. And they want us to ratify the move.  Our own money is being used to lie to us about how important the bond issue is and what it will do for us.   Pat McCrory, Dan Forest ,and the rest of the crew are shamefully and shamelessly promoting this travesty.  Shooting it down would be quite a sweet way to show them they are not ALL THAT. 8cab9dd269402628349e5a17fbdb5b29 (1)
  3.  Fire Nelson Dollar and David Lewis.  These two guys have been the right hands to Tim Moore’s captaincy of the state House.  They’ve helped Tiny Tim bring back an environment of pay-to-play reminiscent of the Jim Black era.  Lewis was the  only Republican to vote FOR ObamaCare.  Dollar fought and blocked Medicaid reform on behalf of his medical industry donors.  He tried to get the House to spend ONE BILLION more than what the Senate or governor wanted.  Knocking off either or both of these guys in their primary races would seriously threaten the continuance of the Tim Moore speakership.  (Not necessarily the GOP majority.)  Even close victories for them would serve as quite a wakeup call to Jones Street.
  4. Anybody but Richard Burr.  We used to have great conservative representation in the form of Lauch Faircloth and Jesse Helms.  Now, we’ve got Richard Burr and Thom Tillis palling around with Lindsey Graham and John McCain.  Burr is working hard to undermine our privacy and the security of our smartphones.  He’s also blowhat-part-nocked and ridiculed efforts to kill ObamaCare.  He helped fund that travesty in the Mississippi GOP primary for US Senate.  He endorsed that dirtbag federal judge who overturned the marriage amendment AND threw this year’s congressional elections into turmoil.There are three primary opponents for Burr this year.  ALL OF THEM are running nightmarishly horrible campaigns.  But, again, if you want to knock some sense into Burr, give him a close race in the primary.  (Or, better yet, knock him OFF in the primary.)   A vote against Burr — for one of his three opponents — doesn’t throw the seat to the Dems.  It’s a way to show your displeasure with Tricky Dick.  Fifty percent in the primary would definitely get the panties of Tricky Dick and his patron, Paul Shumaker, in a wad going into the general.  

These folks LAUGH at letters and phone calls.  You can yell at them all they want.  But threaten to separate from their taxpayer-funded perks and access to power and our cash? That sinks in.  It’s like trying to take a smartphone from a teenager or candy from a fat kid.