Rumor has it

I've received a flurry of emails over the past several days suggesting it's time to come to the aid of our party. I'm all in. Here's why.

The governor and his inner circle wanted Bobbie Richardson to remain in place as Chair. They we're comfortable with how the shots were being called and they wanted to stay the course with the same leadership, the same consultants, and the same results. We got our asses kicked last year, but it wasn't their fault.

How does this sound?

Dear friends in the NC Democratic Party,

I hope your new year is off to a good start, I don't envy the challenges you're facing in Raleigh. Good luck.

I'm writing to let you know that Jane and I will be taking a wait-and-see approach for political contributions in the next cycle. We're discouraged by what's going on with our party organization and feel we are not being heard by leadership. We understand that a couple of old hippies in Chapel Hill aren't your top priorities, so we're letting go.

NCDP @ Crossroads

If yesterday's US Senate race had been in North Carolina instead of Georgia, today would NOT be filled with celebration. We'd be crying in our beer instead, wondering how a decent Democrat could be stomped by another lunatic Republican.

There's been a lot of discussion about what's not working in North Carolina, and the broad points are pretty clear:

Dear Democratic Party, am I still welcome?

Dear Democratic Party, am I still welcome?

As a newly Re-elected Councilman in a growing city neighboring Charlotte, North Carolina, I have been increasingly concerned that the Democratic Party I have been a member of for over a decade, has left me and millions like me behind.

Pragmatism with a conscience: An operating guide for the Democratic Party

The 2016 Presidential Election cycle produced many "disruptive" changes across the political spectrum, resulting in a categorically unqualified President and a fractured and bitter Democratic Party. These issues are not in dispute, and trying to minimize the importance of the latter will do nothing to heal those wounds. For a very brief period of time, it seemed like the blame game was over, that Democrats were beginning to come together and move forward in unity. But that may have simply been the eye of the storm. There is still a huge amount of animus directed towards "Establishment" Democrats, and the list of people who fall into that category is growing, instead of shrinking. And the more we scrabble around trying to find a magic issue or policy position that will please a super-majority of the voting population, the more damage we can do, if we're not careful. So I thought it would be constructive to develop a good "rule of thumb" for people to follow while searching for the Holy Grail of electoral success. Stealing from Hippocrates, that rule is "Do No Harm." Follow me below if you're intrigued:

These Democrats need your help

North Carolina delegates

Thank goodness the presidential primary is over. I hope you haven't given all your spare change to a candidate because now that we've reached the end of the primary, we need to pivot to helping everyday Dems reach fundraising goals.

If you aren't on Facebook, you may not have noticed the GoFundMe requests scrolling down your feed. I'm going to repeat something here that I wrote on Facebook, so if you have already seen this...bear with me, please.

NCDP State Fair booth

If you come to the State Fair, please visit the NCDP booth. We're in the commercial building on the corner of Hillsborough & Blue Ridge.

I'm working four shifts this week: Today, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 to 12. Come get your progressive sticker fix!

*Disclaimer: It is pure coincidence that each of my shifts ends at lunchtime while surrounded by all that fair food. It just somehow happened that way!


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