When WEENIES attack: The manufactured outrage over Dallas’s email
I must admit that it’s a bit awkward to find myself defending NCGOP executive director Dallas Woodhouse. Just about every move he makes is worthy of employment termination and heaps of editorial scorn.
But then, I observe that imbecile brother of his. Then I see things like what the drivebys are doing to him over this voter ID email, and I start feeling bad for my little, um, ‘special-needs’ buddy.
This saga got started earlier this week when I got word that The N&O’s Colin “OMG, Is that genitalia?” Campbell was sending out FOI requests for emails Dallas sent out on a specific date regarding local boards of elections. (You know, I spent some time in the driveby media. I NEVER had to go the FOI route. People always tended to get me copies of what I wanted or needed. Same thing for my time here at The Haymaker. )
Before I could chase this lead down, the “story” hit the papers in Raleigh and Charlotte. The headline over Campbell’s story read: NC Republican Party seeks ‘party line changes’ to limit early voting hours.
The headline AND Campbell’s story story quotes Woodhouse as using the words “party line changes.” But, if you read the full text of the email in question, transcribed by WRAL, that phrasing does not appear anywhere in Woodhouse’s email. *There I go — trusting the veracity and accuracy of WRAL’s news product.*
Scanning through Dallas’s email, it looks like NO PROBLEM. It’s a party official urging activists throughout the state to lobby their local boards to protect the interests of the party regarding ballot integrity. If I had to guess what the leftists are keying on, it might be THIS PART:
[…] The team at the NCGOP encourage you to show your board members support during this time. You can show your support by attending your County Board of Elections meetings.
There will be those who try to further distort the process against your Republican Candidates. You should also call your republican election board members and remind them that as partisan republican appointees they have duty to consider republican points of view and that we support them as they ensure our elections are secure. […]
Dallas could have worded that better. (We’ve seen over time that he is not the most articulate fellow.) It’s true that elections board members are partisan appointees. It’s foolish and naive to think that they do not and will not listen to and / or act on input from their respective party leaders. It happens on both sides of the aisle.
But the actual, primary “duty” of elections board members is to fairly and accurately interpret, carry out, and enforce the election laws put on the books by the state and federal government.
It’s apparent that HB2 is not working like the lefties hoped, so they’ve moved on to an old reliable. The usual suspects reacted to Campbell’s story like those dogs did to Pavlov’s bell. The Round Rev took to MSNBC and nearly set the world record for the most utterances of a variation of the word “racism” in one news segment. Dallas’s idiot brother slammed Dallas as “racist” on Twitter.
What exactly did Dallas say to, um, *deserve* this?:
[…] In the Fourth Circuit’s ruling on the NC Voter ID law, the November 8th Presidential Election will be conducted on the statutes that were in place for the 2012 election. This includes no requirement of showing your photo ID to vote, changes in one-stop early voting, same day registration, out of precinct voting and other important items.
The majority of Republican County Elections Board Members were not members of a County Board of Elections during the 2012 election. In fact, a large number of directors have not conducted an election under these laws.
This opinion returns the one-stop early voting to 17 days (an increase of seven days). To comply counties only need to offer early voting at one single early voting site, the county board office for 17 days. Many counties have found a large rush if voters in the first and last few days on early voting. Keeping every site open for 17 days may be wasteful and unnecessary. According to the State Board of Elections, every county must open 1 early voting site at the county board of elections office for 17 days during regular office hours. There is no requirement to be open on the weekends except for the last Saturday (until noon). […]
We have heard a number of issues raised by voters:
The return of “same day” registration and voting.
We register voters ahead of time for a reason, so the state/county can verify eligibility. We believe same day registration is ripe with voter fraud, or the opportunity to commit it. Same Day registration is only available during early voting. We are under no obligation to offer more opportunities for voter fraud. Same day registration does require the same type of identification required to register at other times, but no photo ID is required and no immediate proof of residency.
Many of our folks are angry and are opposed to Sunday voting for a host of reasons including respect for voter’s religious preferences, protection of our families and allowing the fine election staff a day off, rather than forcing them to work days on end without time off. Six days of voting in one week is enough. Period.
No group of people are entitled to their own early voting site, including college students, who already have more voting options than most other citizens.[…]
It sounds like Dallas is doing the drive-by media’s job FOR IT. He’s tossing the facts out to the people. I don’t see even a smidgen of race in his missive. Yet, the usual suspects will scream it long enough and loud enough with the hope of forcing Dallas and the NCGOP to back off and shut up. And there are plenty of driveby weenies out there ready to regurgitate their nonsense and aid the mission.
I’d suggest the real racists are the ones who think blacks are so incapable of showing up to vote on the right day, or following the proper procedure to register, or getting a photo ID, that they need special allowances.
6 thoughts on “When WEENIES attack: The manufactured outrage over Dallas’s email”
The timing of his email is problematic, though. My County Chairman told me that they got Woodhouse’s email FOUR days after our County BOE had already met, held a public meeting, and voted on our County’s plan. Too little, too late.
Telephone calls do not leave fingerprints for the leftist media to distort. This is not competent management of party affairs. But the real racists here are the partisan Obama hacks on the 4th Circus Court of Appeals (I know the proper term is circuit, but circus fits them so much better).
I’m certainly not a Dallas Woodhouse fan… but I dont see anyone at all noteworthy about that email. I got kinda bored and almost fell asleep halfway through the thing… 😉
Rev. Barber is going to cry racism at the drop of a hat… he doesnt need a reason, it’s his default. And if you’re watching him do it on MS-NBC, you’re already off on the wrong foot.
You’re right… I didnt fact-check him against the statute, but it looks like he’s simply outlining what the rules are.
I remember the rationale for limiting early voting… surprise, it’s apparently expensive, especially for how it was mandated.
So they changed it… be open on fewer days but for the same number of hours as in 2010/2012. I also remember thinking at the time that the new scheduling would make it “more” accessible for people trying to get in during non-business hours.
Also… I’m baffled by this weird mindset where an idea can’t stand on its own merits. If you can’t point to why a change itself is “actually” racist and instead complain about the motivations of the person(s) arguing it… then you probably dont have an actual argument.
“There will be those who try to further distort the process against your Republican Candidates.”
By expanding early voting & same-day registration, doing away with Voter ID, and the rest – all meant to allow/encourage more people to vote? You can only construe that to mean being “against your Republican Candidates”, if you admit that the more people who vote – you lose.
Forget about this voter fraud canard – nobody’s buying it. There’s no way that there are enough people willing to risk 3 years in prison, just to cast one fraudulent vote, that it would end up swinging an election one way or another.
Mr. Woodhouse just wants to keep eligible voters from the polls who might vote other than the way he wants. That’s despicable.
– “You can only construe that to mean being “against your Republican Candidates”, if you admit that the more people who vote – you lose.”
I read that to mean that people are going to be trying to accuse Republican candidates of all kinds of things with this issue – like “racism” and “disenfranchisement” etc. Which, is pretty much what happens.
Making sure that the people who show up to vote are actually the people they claim to be isnt a “canard”… it’s an entirely reasonable security measure, regardless of anyone’s perceived motivations.
The ”more people” that the Democrats want to vote are 1) illegal aliens, 2) the deceased, and 3) the fictitious voters (see ACORN). They want to steal the election, like they stole Bob Dornan’s House seat in California by voting more illegal aliens than Loretta Sanchez’ margin of victory or like then stole John Ashcroft’s Senate seat by voting more dead people than the margin by which he was defeated.
It is telling that the same scoundrel who financed ACORN’s massive effort to fill the voter registration roles with fictional people, George Soros is also the one financing all the lawsuits against Voter ID laws. They would not have spent all the money putting all those fictional people of the voter lists if they had not planned to also vote them. Soros has always been a despicable scumbag. As a teenager in his native Hungary in WWII, Soros was a Nazi collaborator who turned in his own grandparents to be gassed. Soros is also putting money in Roy Cooper’s campaign.
It is also telling that Hillary Clinton hired an illegal alien to head her Hispanic get out the vote effort. It is clearly NOT Hispanic citizens she is targeting to get to the polls. Lack of Voter ID laws just makes that fraud easier.
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