We've had a few comments on this race from Republicans visiting the site, so when I saw this posted on Charlotte.com, I thought I would see what interesting tidbits I could learn about the race.
I don't usually like to enter the Republican mind. It's a dark scary place, full of cobwebs, traps and noxious gasses. (Remember, I have personal experience with trying to figure out the Republican mind since I'm married to one.)
Find out what's so odd about this one below the fold..
Rep. John Rhodes is rated the least effective Representative in the N.C. House by the N.C. Center for Public Policy Research and he's proud of it. Yes, that's right, proud to be ineffective.
You see, in his warped way of thinking, that makes him good.
"You could also say I'm the least likely to participate in corruption and the fleecing of the North Carolina taxpayer," says the Huntersville Republican. "Being called effective in a corrupt environment is not an honorable thing."
I will admit that I haven't followed this race very closely, but I have followed some others. Rhodes seems to be the only guy labeling the entire NC House as corrupt. He doesn't distinguish between Republicans and Democrats - just labels the whole durned thing corrupt.
I know that someone has to be labeled as least effective, but doesn't it seem like that would be the person voters and fellow Representatives would want to replace with someone fresh? It might seem that way, but believe it or not he has quite a bit of support from his fellow Republicans.
Rhodes has the backing of several GOP colleagues, including Reps. Jim Gulley and Doug Vinson of Mecklenburg as well as U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick. His seatmate, Republican Rep. Ed McMahan of Charlotte, says Rhodes has been "unfairly labeled" ineffective.
Since it was too confuzzling to try to understand why someone would be proud of being ineffective I decided to look at this race as if both were Democrats. Regardless of endorsements, I would vote for change, so I guess Tillis would get my vote. All in all, just another reason to thank Goddess I'm not a Republican.