Posted in Media NCGOP Politics

Duke Law School jumps into Haywood Five / NCGOP fray

For a few years now — at least — a small band of conservative activists in Haywood County (out west) have been  slugging it out with establishment elements in the local party.  The ruckus spilled over into legal action being initiated against the conservative activists…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: NCGOP HQ surveilling Republican “enemies” ?

Remember The Haywood Five?  The guys from Haywood County the NCGOP hierarchy wanted to excommunicate? Well, they’ve been busy filing grievances with the state Bar against NCGOP counsel (and kamikaze NC senate candidate) Tom Stark. In their latest filing, they include a document, purportedly crafted…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: Haywood County. (Here we go again.)

It appears NCGOP attorney Tom Stark is taking a break from his Herculean — some might say quixotic — campaign to unseat Durham’s senator Floyd McKissick  to resume beating up on elderly Haywood County Tea Party activist Monroe Miller.  Miller sends out a lot of…

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#ncgop: Party disloyalty and, um, “the tale of the tape(s)”

The NCGOPe is seeking to revoke party membership from five conservative activists on Saturday on grounds of “party disloyalty.” But some of the accused aren’t taking this laying down. They’ve released a video containing audio of comments reportedly made by the county party chairman and…

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Party disloyalty ??? (*SIGH*)

The soap opera in Haywood County just keeps on giving:  In a story that sounds like it should have come out of Moscow in 1938 or Havana in 1961 rather than Waynesville in 2017, several Haywood County citizens have allegedly been charged with political “party…

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Haywood County. (Holy Cow!)

I am not 100 percent sure about the merits of the people — or of their arguments — that make up the current mess that IS the Haywood County GOP.   But I am sure that I don’t like the idea of three or four…

Posted in Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Pro-2A forces rallying to fight proposed Haywood County gun ban

The state’s leading Second Amendment advocacy group is preparing to knock heads tonight with Haywood County government leaders. There is a special meeting tonight at the county courthouse to discuss a proposed new ordinance banning open or concealed carry weapons in county-owned or controlled areas….

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NCGOP Politics

Monkey Business Update: Fear and Loathing in Haywood County

Haywood County is a quiet, sleepy locale in the western North Carolina mountains.  It’s a rarity for that region — a Democrat stronghold.  Lately, its politics have become quite a raucous affair. Local Tea Party activists took over the county Republican Party organization.  A Republican…

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Monkey business galore in Lee, Haywood counties

Haywood County is — I believe — the last county in North Carolina to elect its tax collector.  The Democrats have a stranglehold on this western North Carolina jurisdiction. They dominate the county board of commissioners. Well, the local GOP threw a monkey wrench into…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media Politics

”If we can’t trust the government, WHO can we trust?”

Yep. Haywood County commissioner Michael Sorrells (D)posed that question  in an election profile news story published in a local paper. Haywood County has been very very good to us.  It’s been a great case study in government tyranny and overreach. Sorrells made his statement in reaction…