WHY isn’t “Our Side” doing THIS ???
Jubilation swept The Old North State when it was announced that Blinkin’ Chris Fitzsimon was moving on. But wait. There was, however, MORE to the story:
[…] Now, in a development that serves as a tremendous validation of Chris’s remarkable work in growing Policy Watch from a one-person shop into a formidable and unique eight-person news and commentary organization, he has been asked to help take the Policy Watch model national. Later this month, Chris will start work for The Newsroom, a new nonprofit incubator that will help establish and manage a network of similar projects in states around the country.
Thus, while it is with great sadness that we contemplate his departure, it is also with great pride in his accomplishments and excitement for him and the nation that we look forward to the work ahead.
One other especially positive aspect of this transition is that, in the course of negotiations with his new employers, Chris has been able to convince them to allow him to stay in North Carolina, based in a Chapel Hill office. Not only will this allow him to remain a close friend and adviser to Policy Watch and other progressive North Carolina nonprofits, it will also allow him to remain a semi-regular Policy Watch columnist and as a weekly cast member on the syndicated political TV talk show, NC SPIN. We know that many of our more conservative friends will be disappointed.
Please be on the lookout for announcements in the very near future about a farewell event for Chris and next steps for NC Policy Watch.
Needless to say, there will be no let-up in the quantity and quality of the news and commentary emanating from the Policy Watch team.[…]
Meanwhile, deep-pocketed folks who think kind of like us are STILL blowing their money on John Hood,Dallas Woodhouse, Marc Rotterman’s TV show, and an assortment of mealy-mouthed, amoral elected officials in Raleigh and DC who will say ANYTHING to stay neck deep in those deep pockets.
Controlling the ideas is the key to changing our state and country. Buying off these people doesn’t work. A bunch of navel-gazing, spit-swapping, mutual-admiration think tank events doesn’t work. However, funding something that pushes these folks in the right direction JUST MIGHT. (Ask any Jones Street insider. THIS SITE lives in rent free in sooooooooo many elected heads inside that legislative building.)
Every month it seems I have people asking me about how to start something like The Haymaker in their locale. This is a part-time labor of love for me, so I can only offer up so much of my time to these folks. A few really good sites have gotten off the ground. But there are so many others out there that I don’t have time to reach out to.
The lefties control academia. Therefore, they control who graduates to move on and educate your kids. They breed and mold the coming generations of lawyers and judges. They’ve been shaping the minds of people who bring you “the news.”
Getting the gospel of limited government and freedom out there — and smacking down corruption wherever it rears its ugly head — offers the best bang for your buck. And for saving our state and country.
Keep sending John and Marc and Dallas and the rest your money. Meanwhile, Chris and his comrades will keep us marching on-track toward that perfect socialist utopia.
6 thoughts on “WHY isn’t “Our Side” doing THIS ???”
This new operation of Blinkin’ Chris reeks of the stench of Soros.
DeLuca has been a principled conservative thinker on our side, but John Hood and Marc Rotterman play the “me, too” game with the left all too often.
IMHO this column points DIRECTLY to THE difference between liberals and conservatives. Liberals believe there are experts among us that through skills and abilities should be promoted to positions of control – frequently, but not always, in government. Conservatives believe we should be in control of our OWN lives (and take responsibility for the results).
The conservative movement in NC is in a free-fall. The left is firmly in control of academia, particularly in the UNC system where the GOP has supposedly been in control for eight years. The UNC-TV operation has been put under liberal control by the Republicans on the Board of Governors. Governor Cooper’s press and PR operation is running circles around that of the legislature and NC GOP. Civitas is wandering in the wilderness and no one is sure what John Locke is up to. Most GOP appointees–by McCrory and the the legislature both–turned out to be hapless RINOs. There is no conservative voice in NC that I can tell.
Almost all “so called” conservative pols,commentators,pundits,think tanks and those who claim to be conservative know the tune but don’t really understand the words. The final sentence of the Declaration of Independence is a promise among the signers, to “mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor,” and many of them and their fellow patriots did in fact sacrifice their lives and fortunes in service to our country.
As you can see from the virulent and nonstop attacks on President Trump and anyone who undertakes to attack the Establishment castle not only is your fortune at stake but your reputation,family and life. Much easier to just go along to get along. It always comes down to money. The Establishment is protecting its interest at all cost.
Hannah Arendt and others saw and foretold this,her view of this is- “Bureaucracies will always evolve into two groups,the elite ruling class and the herd.”
Good points, Bobby–but I really thought it would turn out differently in the Tarheel State. NC conservatives gave the GOP elites the whole ball of wax: the governorship, the legislature, and the Supreme Court. RINOism reduced it to nothing. What’s the use?
The day of reckoning is approaching very fast now. With nearly 50% of Americans paying no taxes to speak of, but receiving more in benefits than they pay,when the burden of the national debt and entitlements becomes unbearable then the only result will be higher taxes on producers and earners. That 50% will vote for more “free stuff”. If you haven’t noticed the more government takes in the more it spends. Even if President Trump succeeds in having the economy grow above 3% for years, do you really think the government will not grow exponentially larger at all levels,especially the huge cities that are already controlled by leftist. As are most medium size cities. I am afraid what Hannah Arendt envisioned and others foresaw is the future.
You ask,what is the use? That is a question I hear a lot from those who fail to see any progress and become disgusted. I have a moral base that I have always believed in. Much like Sisyphus, I may be pushing my burden uphill and never reach my goal but it will never stop me from trying.
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