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RINO NC Senate president Phil Berger, who has been carrying water for progressive governor Roy Cooper on quite a few liberal positions, has now taken a further step off of the Republican reservation.  Phil Berger has publicly endorsed a liberal Democrat judge who has a strong conservative Republican opponent.

Superior Court Judge Ed Wilson, who Berger has endorsed is a former staffer for very liberal US Senator Terry Sanford and was a fellow of the far left Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, a group that the conservative Civitas Institute called "the roots of radicalism".

Running against Wilson is conservative Republican attorney John Morris.  NC Republican state chairman Michael Whatley has campaigned with Morris.

This endorsement clearly falls under the definition of "party disloyalty" under the state Republican Plan of Organization.  Will action be taken, as it should be, to remove Berger from state party positions he holds by virtue of being Senate GOP leader?

Berger is presently Roy Cooper's spear carrier in the legislature for trying to impose the Obamacare Medicaid expansion on North Carolina, which polls show most Republican voters are opposed to, but has long been Cooper's wet dream.  Last year, Berger was Cooper's spear carrier for another far left program that Cooper wanted badly, North Carolina's Green New Deal.  Berger used some unethical power plays in the legislature to ram that through for Cooper.  Earlier, Berger was one of the key conspirators who led another major Cooper project, the repeal of NC's bathroom and locker room privacy law, HB2.

Berger seems to be North Carolina's state version of Mitch McConnell who uses a Senate leadership position to advance Democrat policy, and now even a Democrat candidate.


Republican state chairman Michael Whatley with Republican judicial candidate John Morris

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( September 23rd, 2022 @ 8:58 am )
Phil Berger is a poster boy for term limits. He has been there too long. At first, he WAS a conservative, but since Roy Cooper has come to power, Berger has turned into one of the worst RINOs in the General Assembly. House speaker Tim Moore is about as bad a RINO. Our Republican legislators need to do a better job of picking leaders.
( September 22nd, 2022 @ 5:54 pm )
Some folks (read that as Beaufort County GOP) believe that the Republican Party should evolve to allow all ideals to flourish under an expanding tent, where there will exist a unified Republican Party.

On a grass roots level, and a governing basis, that will never work, and will serve to only fracture the Republican Party into many pieces. Personally speaking, it would only be a short while before I would be gone to "greener", more honest, and far more Conservative pastures; therefore, Real Republicans better work NOW to deal with these "Fake" Republicans before they get too much power, and destroy what so many of US Real Republicans did build.
RCarl said:
( September 22nd, 2022 @ 5:21 pm )
These RINO's such as Berger and Tillis cause many would-be Republican voters to say "why bother to vote - they will cave anyway."

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