#ncpol: Newton shows ’em HOW IT IS DONE.

obst7ijuColin Campbell took a break from his quest for genitalia to check out a Trump rally:

Speaking at a Donald Trump rally Tuesday night in Greenville, Republican attorney general candidate Buck Newton got some audience feedback on his critique of current attorney general Roy Cooper: “Lock him up,” someone shouted.

“Lock him up – I like that idea,” Newton said of the Democratic candidate for governor whose position the state senator from Wilson hopes to fill. “He doesn’t want to do his job. I’m willing to do his job.”

Newton is among many Republicans who argue that Cooper hasn’t done his job because he has declined to defend some controversial GOP-sponsored laws on appeal. Cooper’s opponent, Gov. Pat McCrory, recently said that his “refusal to do his job is costing taxpayers money ”in a case involving the state’s voter ID law – a statement that PolitiFact North Carolina has ruled mostly false.

Oh, PolitifactNC.  *You know, I can say all day that Roy Cooper is wrong about the sky being blue and that it is really orange.  But that, alone, doesn’t make it orange.*  

If your job is to serve as the chief lawyer for the state of North Carolina, and you won’t go to court to defend your “client”, you aren’t doing your job.  Hiring private lawyers by the hour to do the job of all of those state employees at the DOJ twiddling their thumbs and still drawing a paycheck is costing the taxpayers.

The Haymaker finds Politifact North Carolina to be mostly in-the-tank for the NCDP.   MORE: NC_Sen_Buck_Newton-300pxx400px

The “lock him up” comment is similar to the “lock her up” chant that has become popular at Trump rallies and refers to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Asked to clarify his remarks at the Trump rally, Newton backed down from his suggestion that Cooper be thrown in jail.

“I’m not planning to prosecute Roy Cooper for his rap sheet of failures, including chronic backlogs at the crime lab which kept innocent people behind bars and made it harder for law enforcement to do their jobs, but the voters sure will,” Newton said in an emailed statement.

It actually didn’t sound like Newton SAID he would throw Roy Cooper in jail.  (The Haymaker finds that statement by Campbell to be COMPLETELY FALSE.)  It’s good to see Newton didn’t grovel to this drive by like so many other GOPe types would have.  Newton raises some serious issues about how the Department of Justice has been run under Attorney General Roy Cooper.  And — with a record like that —  Cooper wants to be promoted to governor?  

Buck Newton needs to take it a step further with that rhetoric.  Tie his opponent, Josh Stein, to Cooper. Stein worked for Cooper while all of the aforementioned problems were going on.  What was Stein’s solution to the problems? Run for the state Senate.

The Democrats are in war mode and are hitting hard.  Republicans need to man up, gear up, and return fire ten-fold.  There is WAY too much at stake here.   

5 thoughts on “#ncpol: Newton shows ’em HOW IT IS DONE.

  1. Politifact North Carolina???? What a pathetic joke! It ought to be called PolitiFiction or PolitiSpin. Like its parent organization, it is nothing but a spin site to push the Democrat talking points. Its parent kept trying to tell us that Obama’s statements about keeping your doctor and your plan under Obamacare were ”true” until it became obvious to everyone that both Obama and his enabler Politifact were lying through their teeth.

    Politifact, everywhere it exists, is tied to rabidly leftwing media and it gets caught in lie after lie, usually from substituting their own ideological opinion for real fact.

    There ought to be spin check organizations to ride herd on the likes of Snopes, factcheck.org, and Politifact, all of which are ideological and partisan spin organizations. Two of the three are Soros-funded which tells you a lot about their bias.

  2. Hopefully we will see Newton ramp up these types of attacks and if he has any campaign strategy at all he should go all in at Stein as an enabler of Ol’ Roy’s negligent behavior.

  3. I saw that the Big Weanie poll got hacked and apparently had to be removed. I wonder what liberal was responsible. Maybe it was Colon Campbell being jealous that Laura Leslie was proving to be a much bigger weanie than he is.

    Given Campbell’s proclivities in journalism, we should all start spelling his first name as Colon. It fits him better. We all know what the colon is full of.

  4. Amen, Brant Clifton, on the GOP taking their gloves off. From the top down. This is no time for whimpiness!!!!!!!

    Browny Douglas

  5. With the entire Bush-Romney GOP establishment feverishly supporting Hillary, it’s really all over but the shouting for down ballot Republican candidates. This is tragic, especially for a great candidate like Buck Newton. North Carolina is going to end up with the most radical liberal attorney general in the nation in the person of Josh Stein. Thank you GOP Establishment.

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