Tim Kaine

Tim Kaine is pushing "Censure" instead of Impeachment trial

Thankfully it's not getting much traction:

Kaine, a Virginia Democrat, told Capitol Hill reporters on Wednesday that he views censure as a possible “alternative” to Trump’s upcoming impeachment trial in the Senate. But the idea didn’t appear to gain much traction with Senate Democratic leaders.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, (D-N.Y.), said Wednesday, as Kaine’s effort became public, that “there will be a trial, and the evidence against the former president will be presented, in living color, for the nation and every one of us to see.”

Let this be just one more example of why expecting radical legislation out of our 50/50+1 Senate majority is more than a little naive. I shouldn't have to remind you (but I probably do), Tim Kaine was Hillary's running mate, and had a front row seat when Trump told her she was going to jail, and stalked up behind her during a debate. He should be the last Democratic Senator to fold on Impeachment, but here we are:

Dallas Woodhouse and his Twitter War Team Screwed the Pooch

Dallas Woodhouse and his motley band of Twitter warriors screwed up in epic fashion last night. After rallying the crowds of Facebook to follow their Twitter War Room during the DNC last night, Woodhouse and his team failed to exercise basic common sense before attacking Tim Kaine during his speech.

The results:

Daily dose


N.C. GOP legislation blasted in New York Times editorial (Greensboro News & Record) -- North Carolina politics got national attention again this week after The New York Times blasted controversial Republican legislation in an editorial. A spokesman for Gov. Pat McCrory issued a response to the Times editorial Wednesday afternoon and said the governor plans to write to the paper's editorial board. “The New York Times editorial is riddled with errors, and maybe if they came to North Carolina, they would understand that Gov. McCrory remains 100 percent focused on the economy, education and government efficiency, as he has been for the first six months in office,” the statement said.


You know, maybe the fact that one reporter has already been arrested at the Legislature might sort of taint this invitation. And what about those from the UK and Los Angeles who have penned editorials? Shouldn't they be invited too?

NC unions welcome DNC to "Right to Work" state/city for convention

Sometimes I stumble over things which simply leave me aghast. Seems like there is some concern somewhere, but obviously not in NC, that there will be no discernible union workforce in Charlotte for the DNC Convention. Tim Kaine then goes on to make it all worse by trying to explain that the Democratic Party's "right to work" laws are just part of the "good ole Southern scenery".

Meet me in ... Charlotte for 2012: The Democratic National Committee 2010 summer meeting in St. Louis

The Democratic National Committee held its 2010 summer meeting last week, Aug 19 and 20, in St. Louis. As one of your elected DNC members, it was a pleasure to get to represent the great state of North Carolina and to let other DNC members from across the country know how much we will enjoy hosting them for the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Democratic National Committee Update, or" Snowmageddon Is Contagious"

Instead of driving to the Triangle for another gathering of North Carolina Democrats this morning, I'm here at home in Cumberland County, looking at the snow outside my window. Looks like winter weather has cancelled our main events today, so I thought I would take this opportunity to give BlueNC an update about last weekend's Winter Meeting of the Democratic National Committee, held in Washington, D.C.

2009 DNC Fall Meeting in Review

It's been a week since I attended the full meeting of the Democratic National Committee in Austin, Texas. It was a great time as I met Democrats from across the country, whether they were fellow DNC members, staff, various caucus members, or just Texas Democrats.

For those who don't know me, I am one of your five elected members from North Carolina to the Democratic National Committee (not counting our elected state party chair and first vice chair). I was elected in 2008 and took my seat for a four-year term the day after the 2008 Democratic National Convention. As such, this was my first "real" meeting I've attended as a National Committeeman from North Carolina.

DNC Elections: Chairman Kaine's slate

I'm not sure if everyone is aware, but next week is the Democratic National Committee's Fall Meeting, held Sept 10-12 in Austin, Texas (open to the public, as always). This meeting is the first "big" meeting of the DNC since the 2008 election. The main business will be the election of 75 At-Large members, as well as the election of members to the various standing committees, e.g. Budget, Credentials, Resolutions, and Rules & By-Law. The various caucuses and other groups will meet to elect their leaders. For instance, there are regional caucuses, e.g. Southern, and other councils, like the Youth Council (for those up to age 35) and the Veterans and Military Families Council. The caucuses will elect officers, to include members who will sit on the DNC Executive Committee.

DNC Update

I recently participated in a Democratic National Committee conference call with Gov. Tim Kaine, DNC chair. As one of your five elected national committeepersons, I wanted to share the contents of that call:

Gov. Kaine stated what his three goals as chair of the DNC are:
1) Achieve/promote President Obama's agenda
2) Activate the grassroots, embodied in Organizing for America (OFA)
3) Promote state parties, primarily through the state partnership program (aka 50 State Strategy) and the VAN (the voter tracking software most people use).

His short term goals/updates were:
1) Fundraising: President Obama and Vice President Biden have been active, and POTUS has participated in 2 small/1 big fundraising events. The GOP outraised us in the first quarter, as they are wont to do, but our second quarter looked very good, though the GOP's numbers had not come in at that times.


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