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NC Dems and their muddled definition of 'extremism'

   Publisher's note: Brant Clifton keeps on top of the incredible North Carolina Democrat politics in his "bare knuckles" Conservative online publication known as The Daily Haymaker.

    Things are so bad for The North Carolina Democratic Party that Linda Coleman, nominee for lieutenant governor, is their last best hope for something to celebrate on the eve of November 6. Coleman, long a part of the highly-successful Bev Perdue administration, has no achievements to hang her hat on. So, she and her paymasters at SEIU Local 2008 are throwing everything -- including the kitchen sink -- at Republican nominee Dan Forest.

    NC Dems and their muddled definition of 'extremism' The site cites this quote from Forest:

    "We need to elect leaders with the backbone to give the stiff arm to the federal government whenever the feds try to usurp powers that are not expressly given unto it. The current executive team in Raleigh has failed in this effort. We need a new President and new Congress to overturn Obamacare. And a new executive team in Raleigh to stand against any future federal encroachments."

    Last time I checked -- Obamacare is wildly unpopular. It cost a lot of congressional incumbents their jobs in 2010 -- and will likely cost the author of the legislation HIS JOB in 2012. So, blocking the feds from doing things that are not assigned to it by the Constitution is extremist? Hmmm. Interesting.

    Here's another example the union cites as Forest "extremism":

    In April 2012, Forest answered a Tea Party of Gaston County questionnaire by saying he was in favor of drug tests for recipients of government assistance.

    OMG! We can't have THAT !!!! Seriously, I think you'd easily find majorities of voters -- outside Orange County -- in favor of that.

    And let's not forget this:

    "We also need leaders who are willing to protect our state's powers. The 10th Amendment to the Constitution tells us that all powers not given to the national government are reserved for the states. We need leaders who are willing to stand up for these powers and reject the over-reaching power play by the federal government."

    Anybody out there who HONESTLY thinks the federal government needs MORE power? And one more piece of "extremism":

    In January 2012, Forest said he wanted the state to approve English as its official language.


    Let's take a look at Linda Coleman. She came out strongly against the marriage amendment to the state constitution. Roughly two thirds of state voters saw things differently from her. SO, does that make her an "extremist" on the issue of gay marriage? She's clearly not within the mainstream of statewide opinion.

    Coleman also came out in favor of an increase in the state sales tax -- a concept that couldn't muster enough votes from either party on Jones Street to pass either chamber. I'm not sure you can find a poll -- of people outside Orange County -- that would find a majority wanting to pay more in taxes. The idea can't pass the General Assembly and can't muster a majority in favor of it (outside of Orange County). So, does this make Coleman an extremist?

    SEIU Local 2008 is a major financier of Coleman's campaign. Here and Here are great pieces on the union's record. Sounds like a real mainstream bunch of folks, huh?

    SEIU seems to have a problem with Forest's association with Tea Party groups. It is universally acknowledged that the Tea Party played a huge role in the political changes we saw in DC and Raleigh in 2010. The union, the Dems, and their media allies try to tell us the Tea Party is extreme, while Occupy is NOT. Here's a great piece that shoots holes in that line of BS.
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