“Backlash against state GOP”

Another Democrat-inspired hit-piece against North Carolina State House Speaker Thom Tillis appeared in the Wilmington StarNews this week. Mateo Gold wrote in the Washington Post. She attempted to pump up the weak Democrat candidate Sen. Kay Hagan and made copious negative comments and innuendoes about Mr. Tillis, the Republican candidate for the U. S. Senate.

The Post writer documents—probably unwittingly—that Democrats she talked to in North Carolina have little enthusiasm for Sen. Hagan. Unsurprisingly, she found one in Durham, an urban liberal bastion, who said she didn’t like speaker Tillis, or his “policies.”

This “visceral reaction” to Tillis, writes Gold, gets her attention because he is “one of the leaders of a new conservative majority” in the State legislature. So that’s it. To her, this “explains why Democrats think Hagan may be in as strong a position as any vulnerable Democrat senator this year.” There you have it—Hagan is susceptible to lose.

Hagan’s vulnerability also explains why “outside groups are expected to continue pumping millions of dollars into the race.” Thus, Hagan has $8.7 million cash-in-hand, while poor Tillis has only $1.5 million. Of course, this also explains why Gold starts her narrative with, Hagan “is dominating the airwaves in this state.” The Left panics because they likely will lose the U. S. Senate to Republicans. Good riddance to fumbling, mumbling, stumbling Harry Reid as Senate leader–a live, standing joke.

Instead of promoting her close affiliation with Barack Obama—a loser here in North Carolina—she has attacked Tillis: “out of step with most North Carolinians.” So how did he and the “conservative majority” get elected in this State? It must be a political accident.

Ms. Gold goes deeper into logical obscurity. The Senate race here, she writes, shapes up largely “as a battle over which is worse, Washington or Raleigh, and whether President Barack Obama or the Republican-led state legislature is more guilty of overreach.”

Clearly, this is a, so-called “no brainer”—and this “journalist” is bereft of them. Even some of the higher-information Democrats in this State know that the Obama administration has far surpassed any “overreach” imaginable from Republicans. The Post writer persists in making Hagan look like a loser “trying to introduce herself to the party base she needs to turn out in November.” She rode into office on the coattails of the presumed messianic Barack Hussein Obama; who turned out to be simply a mess.

Trying to introduce herself to African-Americans in Durham, the Post writer noted that the Senator didn’t get much attention from a Durham barbeque “doo-wop” crowd. She approached an 11-year-old boy and said, “Everything I do is for you.” The kid “stared at her blankly.” Hagan tried again: “I work with the president. I do!”

Lots of luck with that line, Sen. Hagan. Of course, most blacks will vote for her because there will be a “D” beside her name. But, I expect that thinking people who understand what’s at stake will vote for Mr. Tillis.

I won’t predict the future; no one can. But I do believe there is no “backlash” against Republicans in this State. Hard-core, radical leftists here have tried to demean and slander them and the press has done its best to support these activists, but conservatism is strong here and people, generally, will want nothing to do with anyone associated with the radical, subversive Obama regime.


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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