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Key legislative primaries between conservatives and the establsihment
Last Post 5-02-2012 11:39 AM by anon. 17 Replies.
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Reaganite
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3-17-2012 02:50 AM
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What are the key legislative primaries in the state where there is a clear division between grassroots conservatives on one hand and an establishment brownnoser on the other?  We need more conservatives and fewer wishy-washy lapdogs.

I really regret during the last primary cycle that I did not pick up on the primary between conservative standout Fern Shubert and Stewart's RINO weasel Tommy Tucker.  I would have sent Fern a check if I had known how that race was shaping up.

Several have already come out on these boards.  Glen Bradley is a key one in the Senate as is Bill Cook.  What are the others?  Mattie Lawson has been mentioned in the House, but there must be others.

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3-17-2012 05:24 PM
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John Bell is challenging Rep Stephen LaRoque, HD10

Noticed that four of Morgan's first line lieutenants will not run again.  In addition to Clary, McComas, Hilton and Justice are there others?

As Fern is running for Auditor I'm sure she'd appreciate support from her supporters. ;-)

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3-18-2012 12:48 AM
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Thanks. Soph, as much as corrupt Morganite LaRogue has been discussed on this site, I should have mentioned him.  That is certainly a key race for conservatives.

And someone who has gotten a lot of mention on another site, Justin Burr, dubbed there ''Little Prince Chucklehead'', also has a primary challenger.

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3-19-2012 12:25 AM
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Darrel Almond, a good conservative and a town councilman in Norwood is running against Justin Burr, and would make a good replacement. Burr is an arrogant little prick and often flops down on the wrong sides of issues and primaries.
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3-20-2012 10:08 PM
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Sadly anon, your right about Burr.  It's a shame because he started out so well. 

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3-25-2012 03:56 PM
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I think Burr slept through the revolution. He thinks the Tea Party is an event at the ladies garden club. He needs to retire and move somewhere. My first new law as King of the United States would be to take away every elected congressman's retirement, and allow them to only receive Social Security. There also needs to be a new tax bracket for ex-congressmen, 80% of all income, no deductions. No this is not extreme, these people never saw a tax they didn't like.
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3-25-2012 10:52 PM
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Posted By Choo on 3-25-2012 04:56 PM
I think Burr slept through the revolution. He thinks the Tea Party is an event at the ladies garden club. He needs to retire and move somewhere. My first new law as King of the United States would be to take away every elected congressman's retirement, and allow them to only receive Social Security. There also needs to be a new tax bracket for ex-congressmen, 80% of all income, no deductions. No this is not extreme, these people never saw a tax they didn't like.


Choo, while I agree with you totally about that rather worthless Richard Burr in the US Senate, the Burr referred to in this thread is in the state legislature and just as worthless, Rep. Justin Burr, aka ''Little Prince Chucklehead''.
 

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3-26-2012 06:30 PM
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Thanks, sometimes speed reading misses some things.
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3-29-2012 01:44 PM
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Thanks, Soph, for pointing out another one:

http://www.talkingaboutpolitics.com...fault.aspx

Rep. Norm Sanderson, a reasonably conservative State Representative is running for NC Senate District 2.  His main opponent is major Democrat contributor, and airplane provider to Air Purdue, Randy Ramsey who is running as a Republican.  The most outrageous part of it is that he was recruited by the Senate GOP leadership.  Berger and Brown should be ashamed of their Benedict Arnold actions is recruiting a total phony and Fifth Columnist. 

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4-02-2012 07:48 AM
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These races all seem to seperate the men from the boys or the conservatives from the fakes. Are there others to be aware of?
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4-02-2012 02:40 PM
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I would like to see one of the people that are all about candidates that are "conservative" vs candidates that are NOT "conservative" post a list of those so we can consider them and see how we should vote and who we should support.

I wonder what "conservative" is to those that identify one candidate over another as being more or less of that. I am a moderate...but not a liberal. So, is a moderate (someone that believes in Choice and someone that isn't all about the christian religion and accepts "civil unions" (not "marriage") not to be considered by republicans? What is the litmus test? I truly wonder about that sometimes.
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4-04-2012 11:00 AM
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These endorsements by the state government workers quasi-union give a good list of people to vote AGAINST in the primaries:

http://www.talkingaboutpolitics.com...fault.aspx

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4-04-2012 03:45 PM
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Posted By dap916 on 4-02-2012 03:40 PM
I would like to see one of the people that are all about candidates that are "conservative" vs candidates that are NOT "conservative" post a list of those so we can consider them and see how we should vote and who we should support.

I wonder what "conservative" is to those that identify one candidate over another as being more or less of that. I am a moderate...but not a liberal. So, is a moderate (someone that believes in Choice and someone that isn't all about the christian religion and accepts "civil unions" (not "marriage") not to be considered by republicans? What is the litmus test? I truly wonder about that sometimes.


Hey Dap, I'm assuming you're meaning me on this. You pretty much already know how I feel about the whole thing on government involvement in marriage, I made myself and why I believe the amendment to not be conservative pretty clear in my thread on the subject.

The reason why I keep talking about what is "conservative" is because that is often the only language many who call themselves Republicans understand (note the usage of capital 'R'). I am here to remind people of what it once meant, and what it must mean again if the GOP is ever to welcome libertarians into their voting block ever again (note the usage of lower-case 'L'). I think 2008 is a pretty clear indication of what the GOP can continue to expect if they do not.

As for candidates, I'm not as schooled on local candidates and their platforms as most of you. It's not exactly easy though to find the detailed info on someone local to be able to make an informed decision. Candidates don't have much motivation to produce details; if someone actually stands for something, they get shot down because people would rather be lied to than told the truth. I would rather not vote at all in a race if I don't see someone worth supporting as opposed to simply voting against someone; that kind of strategy continually gets us more garbage.

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4-06-2012 07:15 PM
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Well, actually Tea, it wasn't directed at you at all....just anyone that could or would comment. I think "conservative" is defined in many different ways by many different people. Also, "social conservative" and "fiscal conservative" are two different things to many people although many people that say they're one of them also say they are both of them. I ask because I see a lot of people saying if you're not a "conservative", you can't be a republican. I'm a republican but I'll bet most conservatives would call me moderate simply because of my "social" beliefs. And, I ask this here because I would consider voting for a fiscal conservative that also was a social moderate such as myself and wonder if the majority belief is that those kinds of candidates shouldn't be in "our republican party" today.

I have asked before for a list of candidates that would qualify here as being truly "conservative" but don't get any responses other than the list of names R put on a previous post which I appreciate. It's almost as if people that aren't liked by some are branded "not conservative" so as to turn off others from supporting or voting for them.

I'm sure none of the conservative advocates here will put out a list...so I guess I'm just pissing in the wind, so to speak.  Is there a "litmus test" for a candidate to be considered "conservative" within the republican party?  It's just something I wonder about because, as is said, it is one hugely used word by republicans all across the country. 

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4-10-2012 02:31 PM
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I have not really followed Sen. Stan Bingham of district 33, but I see references from time to time about him being a big lib.  I just noticed that he is in a 3-way primary including the vice chairman of the Davidson County GOP, Eddie Gallamore.

I also noted that Bingham was one of the handful of RINO's who were recently endorsed by the state employees union.

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4-24-2012 11:24 PM
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5-01-2012 02:11 AM
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If you need any other reason to back Norm Sanderson against nominal ''Republican'' and big-time Democrat contributor Randy Ramsey, Wendell Murphy and one of his employees recently made four figure contributions to Ramsey. It is absolutely shameful that our Senate leadership is backing this Democrat plant, but then they are backing a Democrat plant in the 1st district as well.
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5-02-2012 11:39 AM
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Another intersting pair of four figure contributors to Ramsey filed on 48 hour filings are a longtime Tony Rand / Mike Easley contributor and another who gives only to Harry Brown. There you have the confluence of Democrat hack contributors and beltway GOP leadership cotributors. It stinks. We need to change our legislative leadership in both houses.


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