Guarino on Henning
From The Evil Dr. Guarino at The Greensboro Guardian:
Jeremy Williams had won the initial primary. We sometimes hear from establishment Republicans about the need to achieve party unity. But Henning decided to pursue the run-off election, which guaranteed that some disunity would persist, at least for a time.
So, Henning should have bowed out for the sake of party unity. Ridiculous.
One of the silliest messages conveyed during the run-off season was that Henning deserved the nomination because he had served in the military. While his military service is very much appreciated, it is not necessarily an indicator of being a principled conservative. Consider Colin Powell and his 2008 endorsement of Barack Obama.
And that’s a silly argument.
The church Henning attends is part of a denomination that, interestingly, Nancy Pelosi had thanked when Obamacare was passed in the US House. She said this particular denomination’s support was very helpful for the passage of this landmark legislation.
Wow. That’s just evil.
It was remarkable that both Coble and Yow made a highly public effort to endorse Henning. Conservatives for Guilford County (C4GC) had refrained from making an endorsement in the congressional race, in which both men had run. In addition, C4GC had refrained from endorsing Alan Branson, a Yow protege. I can only hope that the Henning endorsement was not motivated by a desire on the part of either of these two men to exact retribution somehow against C4GC; or to team with the county GOP against C4GC. I hope they had not felt a sense of entitlement to the C4GC endorsement.
From Billy Yow at the N&R:
“When that group started coming to commissioners meetings and speaking and offering suggestions, I was a big supporter of them,” Yow said. “But after getting closer and seeing the way they operate in real life, it’s almost terrifying to know that any of them would have any influence over a Guilford County commissioner.”
If Dr. Dickhead wants to know why Coble and Yow endorsed the GCGOP candidate, all he has to do is look in the fucking mirror.
[I]t turns out that many of the candidates C4GC endorsed during the recent primary/ run-off cycle emerged as victors. Indeed, C4GC was recognized by at least a couple of Council of State candidates as having been critical for their respective victories statewide.
Yeah, and a broken clock is right twice a day.
The few citizens in District 6 who voted sent an unmistakable message that they wanted no part of C4GC. Indeed, Williams would probably have made a good commissioner. His politically fatal mistake was aligning himself with these Christofascist sociopaths. If there is a lesson to be learned from the runoff it is that with extremely light turnout, C4GC could not even manage to get their candidate elected.
Long live the GCGOP and their new PAC, Guilford Conservatives. These folks play by the rules and offer an established common sense alternative to the Tea Party lunatics.