Political delusions

A Wilmington StarNews article published in last Sunday’s paper illustrated political delusions of radical left-wingers. The usual targets here in North Carolina: State Republican legislators in general and Republican Senator Thom Goolsby in particular. (link)

Molly Parker reported a questionable “poll” by (properly identified) “liberal-leaning” Public Policy Polling. Desperate, angry gangs of opponents to recent Republican majorities swept into the House and Senate of the State General Assembly, and the Governor’s mansion in Raleigh have attacked them from every quarter during this past year—spreading maliciousness and lies about their recent government reform accomplishments.

Liberals in this State, furious with losing their decades hold on state government, typically resort to nasty personal attacks on opponents and gin up fear in their supporters of losing crony favoritism. A special target has been Sen. Thom Goolsby of Wilmington, N. C. The Policy Polling organization uses a delusory tactic hoping voters will believe that Sen. Goolsby (and a few other Republican senators) is “vulnerable” in holding his Senate place in Raleigh after next year’s election.

Goolsby, responding to the ploy, said that this pollster “has been wrong on all of my campaigns.” Further, he cited a New Republic article that questioned Polling’s methods. In its political propaganda disguised as a “news release,” Policy Polling claimed that Sen. Goolsby is “unusually well known” and “unusually disliked.” True, he is well known—for good reason.

Sen. Goolsby may be the most affable, good natured, articulate, hardworking and effective person in the North Carolina Senate. He has leadership abilities, but he’s down to earth and mostly seems grounded in conservative values— reasons why radical liberals hate and fear him. They despise him most because he has the courage to confront their ignorance and foolishness; often with humor. Goolsby refuses to be intimidated by these people.

For the past few months he has largely ignored a small activist gaggle of “Women Organizing for Wilmington”—yes, the acronym is WOW—gathered weekly outside his Wilmington Law office to protest his “extreme agenda.”

What is “extreme” to these people? As described by Ms. Parker, they refer to “a new law that establishes greater oversight and restrictions on abortion clinics”— a bill passed to protect women in this State from formerly unaccountable abortionists, who are rabidly supported by abortion-on-demand feminists.

It is embarrassing to witness the tactics employed by spiteful, delusional liberal groups in North Carolina. These people operate from a playbook of childish tantrums in their deceitful attempts to get back their political-power pacifier.


About R. E. Smith Jr.

Mr. Smith writes essays and commentary on politics, American history, environment, higher education and culture. He's been published in print media and at blog sites for about 25 years. Smith's formal education includes B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York and Syracuse University. He has earned a 21-credit hour Certificate in Professional Writing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Training/work experience: NYS Ranger School; U. S. Army, Corp of Engineers; soil scientist and forester with USDA; Assoc. Professor at SUNY; real estate agent; small business owner.
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