The recent mailer from Arthur Williams and his wannabe Political Hacks, along with the recent article "Don't tread on me," had me biting my tongue, sucking up seat covers and just plain nauseated. It finally got so bad I've got to let it come out. Here it is:
How can we have so many uninformed voters? I just heard of a really good man who is going to vote for Arthur because he got him an appointment to see a certain Representative or Senator in Raleigh. THAT IS NO BIG DEAL! Last Long Session I went with two other citizens from Beaufort County to see various member of the General Assembly and just went to their offices and ask to speak to them about recovering a Domestic Violence Shelter that Author was so weak as to let the funds go to Pitt County and I had no trouble seeing them. His lining up an appointment was NO BIG DEAL. I could have done that for the man and I am not Arthur Williams.
What has he done?? When we look at the past history of the House of Representative from our Beaufort County District a number of people in Raleigh think we are a joke. And until Bill Cook was elected there has been no real voice there for the East. Based on his voting record, Bill was voted by the Civitas Institute fourth most effective conservative Representative in the General Assembly his first term in office. He also became known as "his own man". Then the RALEIGH ESTABLISHMENT threw him under the bus to get a veto override vote from a few democrats just north of us. BILL TRIED TO REPRESENT THE PEOPLE AND NOT THE PARTY. The new machine did not like that.
Now we are back to being influenced by Pig Pickings, the same old political rhetoric that "I can get things done" and "I know my way around the BIG BOYS".
We just got rid of the GOOD OLD BOYS such as Marc Basnight and Jim Black, only to now replace them with Tillis, Arthur and the Senate Caucus and a new group of GOOD OLD BOYS to go along to get along and continue to have the General Assembly, as a whole, look at us like we have done the usual and supplied another crop of clowns to dance on their string.
The new crop of Conservative Candidates do not look like the "Boss Hogs" and "Slick Willies" we have groomed in the past. They now look like regular people and grandmothers and non-lawyers and business people who are trying to go to Raleigh to be true Patriots and represent the best interest of the people.
We do not need to lose the ground that we have won by falling for the Bovine Scat that this group of GOOD OLD BOY WANNABE POLITICAL HACKS are peddling for Arthur Williams. We don't need to let a new Network of "we will tell you what is good for you in the East" while we grow in the Great State of Mecklenburg and the middle of the State and "we will tell you how to vote."