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Bully Stories: Hit him again! Hit him again! Harder!

TO: Jack Nichols, Wake County Democratic Party Chair

Greetings, Jack, on this Memorial Day Weekend! [Emailed: Early Sat morn, 5/23/09: No response.]
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Five days ago I sent you an Email describing a situation which developed at Democratic Party Headquarters in Raleigh.
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At that meeting of Officers of the Wake County Party, you, as its Chair, slandered me to other Officers of the Wake County Party. You’re a Lawyer, and therefore presumably understand what slander is.
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Not only did you slander me, but by your example, you encouraged others around you to do the same, which they did.
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This is the brief description which I sent to you.
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Here is the statement you made at that Wednesday Meeting to elect Rep Dan Blue to the NC Senate to replace Vernon Malone: “…my mother told me never to argue with an idiot. You know he lives in Virginia.”
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Another guy standing there said “…yeah, he’s a blooming idiot.”
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Another comment came from former Wake Chair Weisel who said I was “a nut case” and also added that I live in Virginia.
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I asked for you as Chair of the Wake County Party to take responsibility and confirm the accuracy of what was said, and to identify others who made derogatory statements. You have not. I also learned from witness Stephen Wilder, a Psychologist and long term Democratic supporter in Raleigh, that another Officer called me a sociopath to that same group.
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In addition to sending the above statement to you, Jack, a simultaneous copy was also sent to your former Law-partner, Michael Weisel, because I do try my best NOT to talk about people behind their backs.
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Subsequently Mr Weisel ( who on his Political Website emphasizes it’s pronunciation as WISE-ALL, as opposed to something else, I guess) prepared a letter of complaint to me about receiving Emails from me and from NC Democrats Network.
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In it he made a number of false and/or misleading statements, and claimed as his evidence various unstated false and libelous BloggerLies posted by other Officers of your Party in Wake County. Some of your Blogger Officers are simple cowards who hide the source of their lies behind Blog Aliases. As a Lawyer, you must know that all of this would be ruled Out of Order in a courtroom as hear-say evidence. Mr Wise-All appears to be a Financial Lawyer, and therefore may seldom ever see the inside of a courtroom. But one would assume that you were both taught in Law School that it’s not at All-Wise to serve as your own Lawyer.
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Had Mr Wise-All simply sent a request for removal of his Email address from future mailings, it would have been done. Had he simply sent his Email Complaint to me, and/or to the Eden NC ground address he used, he would have ended any further delivery. Instead, Mr Wise-All sent copies also to 2 abuse addresses at my ISP, with the single intent of shutting down my Internet Service, including also my ability to send both personal and business Email.
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Mr Wise-All, a former several times Candidate for State Treasurer, compounded his slander to you and others by purveying libel with intent to cause me considerable harm. I’m assuming, that since this involved you from the beginning, as Leader of the Pack, that he may have boastfully sent a copy to you for your amusement, and perhaps to other Officers involved in your Slander Gang.
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Mr Wise-All had two Email addresses in use as I discovered. One was provided to the public for use on his Website as a Candidate for the Democratic Party infoX!X@Weisel2008.org . The other was issued in a list of State Executive Committee Members by the State Party, and appeared on that list thusly:
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WeiselMichaelMichael1907 Victoria RoadRaleigh, NC 27608Wake(919) 881-9192(919) 828-0731 mlweiselX!X@bellsouth.net Allen & Pinnix PaAttorneyWM
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No commercial Email nor solicitations were sent to Mr Wise-All. Only informational Emails related to the Party or issues of interest to the Party, including meeting notice reminders and commentaries, were sent.
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Mr Wise-All could have simply asked that his address be removed, which he did not. Or he could have blocked the sender address in his computer, and nothing would deliver to him. Instead, Mr Wise-All, a former Chair of the Wake County Party for two terms in 1999-2003, chose a Sneak Attack upon another Democrat as his weapon of choice.
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This has been the typical response by Defenders of Jerry Meek, who wish to bury and conceal the corruption he caused within the Party for 4 years of his NCDP Chairmanship. Attack, attack, attack. No truth shall be told. Truth tellers shall be destroyed. Kill the messenger! The number of anonymous tips I receive attest to the success of Jerry’s Campaign of Fear Mongering, and urges me forward in my quest to bring honesty and open truth-telling back into the Democratic Party of my native State.
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For the moment, this Email is between you and me, because I am forbidden to send a copy to Mr Wise-All. However, for my own protection and security, I am forwarding copies to a few other key persons in NCDP.
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So. What do we do about this, Jack? As an Officer of the Party, you and other Officers have slandered another Democrat. Your Lawyer buddy Mr Wise-All has slandered and libeled another Democrat, and maliciously attempted to severely damage his livelihood.
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Do these offenses rise to the level of Moral Turpitude, being sufficient grounds for your permanent removal from all Offices in the Party, as specified in the NCDP Plan of Organization?
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We can travel down that road, Jack, if you wish. Where it might lead, God only knows. But perhaps this is as good a Case as any to test the limits of abusive punishment authority for Officers of the Party, and to determine what kinds of aberrant behaviors are acceptable — and which are not — for persons elected to serve and represent the Democratic Party.
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Or, in the alternative, the two of you plus the rest of your Slander Gang might figure out what series of apologies from you would be appropriate, and to whom they should be issued. That’s not too great a task for two (or more?) licensed Lawyers to figure out, is it Jack? If you want to signify your return to honesty, please do so before the middle of next week.
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Jerry Meek, also a Lawyer, slandered others. Often. By his example, he set a new Precedent for the Party, that anyone who criticized His Highness could be attacked without mercy by Jerry’s Defenders, and nothing would be done to them for protecting their King. You apparently fell for his con, believing that — as Officers of the Party in the Meek tradition — you could get away with anything, without consequences.
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The consequences are found in the term: Moral Turpitude. Just how far can elected Party Officers go, and when will they be held accountable for damaging the reputation of the Party which they were elected to protect and honor?
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In case you want to try to turn my words back against me, claiming that I have been doing the same — let me assure you of this: I am not now, nor have I ever been, an elected Officer of the Party as you are. I am an independent investigative journalist, voluntarily doing my duty as a citizen, as an ordinary member of the Democratic Party.
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When I began exposing Jerry Meek’s corruption of the Party 3 years ago, he gave orders to excommunicated me, which he absolutely had no authority to do. No Officer was to respond to anything I said. And so, I began writing and sending truth about Jerry’s corruption. No one is hated more than one who tells the truth about Jerry’s Party.
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Although each of you may be kicked out as Officers of the Party for being unfit to serve, no one can kick you out of Membership in the Democratic Party. Not being able to fire me as an Officer, Jerry Meek tried to expel me from my Party, in every way he could, including having Delmas Parker go after my wife to try shut me up. Innocent of any wrongdoing — other than being married to me — Jerry had her fired as Chair of the Rockingham County Party, which led to her complete emotional collapse from which she has not recovered.
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When you accept an Officership in the Party — from Precinct Officer all the way up to State Chair — you accept a responsibility to represent the Party in an honest and honorable fashion. Jack, this is your one and only brief moment to redeem yourself for the crimes you’ve committed — not against me — but against 2+ million current members of the North Carolina Democratic Party, and all those many millions of other fine and honorable Democrats who have preceded you.
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Here’s hoping the remainder of your Memorial Day holiday weekend is productive and enjoyable. Cordially, Gene
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Finally! After 6 months without one, an Executive Director has been hired for NCDP. The Executive Director is found at HQ in Raleigh, and takes care of the day-to-day running of the Party. He is Andrew Whalen, a rising star in Congressman Heath Shuler’s sweep-out of Charlie “Chain-saw” Taylor in the 11th District, where I once lived and produced fundraisers for one of his predecessors, Congressman Jamie Clark, a fine environmentalist. I spent a decade working to defeat Charlie, who claimed to be the only “forester” in Congress, and championed every bill to allow the timber industry to cull our National Forests for huge profits from taxpayers, by paying pennies on dollar-value of what they stole from us. Charlie earned his nickname by passing a scam bill which said if there were a few diseased trees found in a forest, a huge acreage could be auctioned off for clear-cutting, to “protect” the forest.
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I also defeated Charlie’s attempt to build a 4-story I-Max Movie Theater on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, to set a Precedent of using our National Parks to promote commercial interests, which has never been allowed. Included in that effort was 3 years spent firing the Republican Superintendent, who had cut a deal for Charlie to appropriate money to build a new Headquarters Building on the Parkway, to be named after Gary, in exchange for Gary’s support for Charlie’s I-Max. Once Western NC Alliance — who fought Charlie on forest clear-cutting for years — was an ally. When WNCA’s Ex Dir Brownie Newman got bought off, Brownie taught me, firsthand, the worthlessness of relying on Progressives for anything.
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Andrew Whalen was instrumental in Charlie’s defeat, and as a Congressional Staffer, he’s been receiving [NCDP-on-Trial] Editions for some time, and so is well aware of political wreckage to the Party Jerry has caused. Hopefully, State Chair David Young chose him as the right person to help get rid of the Progressive Menace which Jerry unleashed upon the Party 4-years ago.
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Shuler was able to be elected in Western NC ONLY because he is on the opposite end of the Political Spectrum from Progressives. In Congress he is a Blue Dog Dem, having been one of a very few Democrats to vote against Obama’s Economic Stimulus Package. Andrew Whalen knows, from the frontlines of political battle, that NC is not a Progressive State, and cannot beat Burr in 2010, nor reelect Obama in 2012, by becoming more Progressive.
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Quite the opposite is true. NCDP must rebuild its Center and court the Conservatives in the Democratic Party if there is to be victory in NCDP’s future. Progressives are, and always shall be, only a small — although loud — Radical Fringe of the NC Democratic Party. It’s time to retire all Progressive Groups from the Party, wish them well, and let them to go form their own Social Activist Ideological Groups, outside the Party. Progressive Groups as illegitimate Auxiliaries have no right to a political future inside the NC Democratic Party.
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You may write to Andrew at AWhalen@ncdp.org to welcome him, and wish him Godspeed in the task ahead of him.
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On this Saturday, as announced in Edition 117, the State Executive Council will meet at Party HQ in Raleigh at 10:30 am. The State Executive Committee is some 600+ Members, and meets usually only twice a year. This Council is a select group of Party Leaders, as specified in the Plan of Organization, to meet between times, with the authority of the full SEC. As with all Party meetings, any registered Democrat is welcome to attend this one.
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Here is what I sent to Chair David Young earlier this week, to take advantage of this unique and timely Opportunity to deal with Party Officers who have been led astray, believing they can operate individually and independently of the Plan of Organization, all the while publicly damaging the reputation of the Party.
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Greetings David,
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Hope you enjoyed a fine Holiday with your family, away from your computer. Responses to Editions 116 & 117 have been most gratifying. Readers are now beginning to fully understand what went wrong with their Party, and why.
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You have some Officers who have been poorly trained about what being an Officer of the Party means, and the personal behavior responsibilities that are required. Not at all a surprise, the troublemakers are part of the Progressive Group invasion of the Party which Jerry promoted.
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You had a perfect Opportunity to set the Party on a road to recovery by removing all the illegitimate Progressive Groups when you took office Jan 31st. Instead — probably being leaned-on by brazen Progressive Bullies — you let that Opportunity slide by, unattended, and now these left-over Storm Troopers are growing meaner and nastier. Your inattention has emboldened them, and they will only become worse.
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You lost control of your Officers, just as Jerry did, by letting them roam free, taking slanderous and libelous potshots at anyone with whom they disagree. When Officers are out of control, the Party is out of control.
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On Saturday at the State Executive Council Meeting, you have another perfect Opportunity to exert control over your Party Officers, from bottom to top, without ever mentioning the word Progressive.
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This is a tough Leadership problem, a situation which can build your legacy, or let it keep sliding away. It’s your choice.
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Here’s my recommendation for 3 items to begin your Agenda for Saturday:
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First item of business: Issue an Executive Order (Declaration, or whatever) that says something like this: “Effectively immediately, no Officer of NCDP shall maliciously attack another Democrat. Any Officer discovered doing so shall immediately forfeit all Offices held in the Party. No Officer of the Party shall make ANY comment about the Party or another Democrat using a false identity.”
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Item 2) Present an Amendment to the Plan of Organization which codifies this Rule, for passage on Saturday. You and the Council have that authority. Use it.
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Item 3) Set this Amendment as the first matter of business for the next SEC Meeting, with your request as Chair that it be ratified unanimously.
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Feel free to expand on the wording as your lawyers tell you is appropriate, but usually the simpler the better. Your Officers may speak, write, debate, present opinions; but they cannot Attack. If they want to Attack, they resign first. If they Attack without resigning, they are removed from all Offices. It’s really that simple.
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That’s my suggestion for you to begin to get this Progressive Monster, which Jerry left for you to attend, under control in order to move the Party forward effectively.
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Please rest assured that whether this happens or not doesn’t affect what I do. My job is to document the current corruption of the Party, and it’s cure, if any.
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If you do nothing, then you are openly accepting personal responsibility for everything your Officers do. If your Order and Amendment are accepted by the Council, then any Officer who keeps any Blog or FaceBook posted with Attacks on another Democrat shall either resign, or be fired as an Officer of the Party.
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I will tell your story, however you and your Officers choose to make it happen. Cordially, Gene
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Breaking News! Charlotte Observer political reporter Jim Morrill wrote an article about the African American Caucus squabble in last Sunday’s Edition. In it he made this statement: “In addition to the African American caucus, the Democratic Party has auxiliaries such as Hispanic Democrats and Progressive Democrats.”
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Commenter Jquinton posted this yesterday: Correction: The Progressive Democrats ARE NOT an auxiliary group of the NC Democratic Party. Progressive Democrats fail to meet the criteria for auxiliary clubs per the NCDP Plan of Organization. As a reporter, Mr. Morrill, you should verify your information before including it in a story.
The progressive democrats are a problematic group and are trying to overtake the NCDP from its more moderate and conservative democratic brethren. The progressive democrats destroy any democrat in its path. Republican party operatives are aware of this problem and are watching from sidelines to see the democratic party in NC self destruct.

Guilford vs. Wake County Democratic Parties

Challenge Issued!! Recently elected Guilford County Party Chair & ComWorkers Lobbyist Tom Coley threw down the Gauntlet by posting this in his recent official GCDP Newsletter from Battleground Court:
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MONDAY, MAY 11
Progressive Democrats of Guilford County
7 p.m.
Guilford County Democratic Party Headquarters, 7 Battleground Court, Greensboro
Note: Progressive Dems meet the second Monday of each month.
For more information, contact Nick Divitci at 315-5440 or itechg@gmail.com.
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Now that fellow ComWorkers Lobbyist Doris Weaver is no longer Wake County Party Chair, Coley has challenged the new WCDP Chair Jack Nichols to a Race to the Bottom for the title: Most Progressive County Party in North Carolina!
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State Democratic Party Chair confirms Race to the Bottom: By steadfastly refusing to remove one single illegitimate Progressive Group from any NC Democratic County Party, new State Democratic Party Chair David Young signaled that the Challenge was “up and running” at 12:01 AM on his 101st Day as Chair.
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“With this Challenge, we will prove to everyone that NC has the most Progressive of any County Democratic Parties in our Nation.” Carrying forth the Legacy of former State Chair Jerry Meek, Young declared himself to be “a true Jerry Meek Clone!”
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“This Competition will return EXCITEMENT to NC politics in an off-year Election!” declared these Party Leaders. Nothing yet about entry of the huge Mecklenburg County Party, which already has in place 2 Progressive Units: Gray Newman’s Progressives Dems of Mecklenburg, and Concetta Caliendo’s MeckMobeGay Dems.
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HOWEVER, since the State Democratic Party cannot show favoritism for one County Party over another, EVERY COUNTY PARTY and every Registered DEMOCRAT in NC is eligible to join this Challenge. Go to your local County Party Chair with names of 5 people or more (same as for Organizing a Precinct), and declare the NAME of your new Challenge Group. That’s it!
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Your Challenge Group is now eligible for ALL the freebies Jerry Meek allowed for any Progressive Group during his Chairmanship: free meeting space at your County Party Headquarters, free use of phones, postage, computers, mailing lists, County Newsletter, and anything else you need to COMPETE with Progressive Groups across NC. Max out your opportunities! This precedent was set by former State Chair Jerry Meek, and is being carried forward by new State Chair David Young.
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The following Group NAMES have been claimed in certain Counties, but Chapters may still be opened in yours: Progressive Democrats of ____ County; Greendog Democrats, L.G.B.T. Democrats; Progressive Democrats of North Carolina ____ County Chapter, MeckMobeGay Democrats.
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Beyond that, the SKY’s the limit!! The ONLY requirement is that you include or imply the word “Democrats” in your name. To help get your creative juices flowing, the following suggested NAMES are open for selection. Or think up your own to fit the Ideology & Goals of your competitive Challenge Group!
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REMEMBER: What’s in a name? First impressions are important!
Also that a Skunk Cabbage called a Rose still smells like skunk.
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Blue Dog Democrats
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Yellow Dog Democrats
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Pitt Bull Progressive Democrats
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Yellow Back Dems
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Red Neck Democrats
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HKonJ Activist Dems
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GLBTs First! Democrats
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Liberally Drunk Democrats
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NO QUEERS HERE DEMOCRATS
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Democratic Witches of ____ County
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United KKK Democrats
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NeoProgg Dems RockU
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Republicans flying as Democrats
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Cowards with Aliases Dems
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Democrats Forever!
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Come one, Come ALL !
The North Carolina Democratic Party is the Party of Diversity!
We’ll have enough Ideological Groups to offend almost everyone!

Email threat from Ruth Merkle

Because several Editions went out last week, this one has limited distribution to Wake County Democrats and a few other key Democrats across the State.  Primarily, because this is a Wake County Party Problem, I’m publicly asking new Chair Jack Nichols for assistance in resolving it.
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I hope you had a grand time at the JJ Dinner on Saturday night.  Early this morning I found an Email from one of your Party Officers, Ruth Merkle.  I assume she was representing your Party, and had notified you that she was threatening to sue me for sending her information about the Democratic Party.  Ruth has been identified to me as being a sympathizer with the infamous Witches of Wake.
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Ruth had written to NC Dems Network to have her Email address Removed after I wrote my letter to VA Gov Tim Caine, of which you all received a copy of.  Her address was removed as per her request.
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But, apparently, Ruth has one or more other addresses coming into her computer.  The 2nd time she demanded to be Removed, she was told that the address she wrote from was not on the NC Dems Mailing list, and there was no way to determine how she was receiving Email unless she was willing to help us identify what address we were sending to.  Happens all the time whenever folks have multiple Email addresses coming into one computer, and especially worse in this day of secondary computers, like Blackberries.
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Servicing the Mailing List now takes more time than writing Articles.  If Ruth cannot figure this out on her own, I’d recommend that you send someone — like Jerimee who understands how computers work — over to help her figure out hers.
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Here’s a brief rundown of the background that lead up to the current crisis in Ruth’s life.
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On April 13th, Ruth wrote back to NC Dems Network for the first time with an mildly insulting remark. I wrote back to her from my personal computer, and she responded with some false statements that she believed were true.  She seemed to take great pride in stating that I lived in Virginia, as if it mattered where I lived.  An investigative journalist works from wherever he/she is. Ruth was implying that I had no right to speak about the NC Democratic Party if I was not part of it.  This was her first comment:  “Why is Gene Messick trashing NC Democrats when he lives in Virginia?
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Had she read what has been sent to thousands across NC, she would know that I clearly stated I live in exile from my native State of North Carolina, where I had lived and voted a straight Democratic Ticket all my life, except when I taught at Cornell for 6 years, and now as I live in Virginia.  In 1972 while I was at Cornell, some fools in NC elected Jesse Helms to the US Senate, and kept doing it for 30 years, even tho I came back to help try to defeat him.  He retired after 5 terms of being Senator NO, an great embarrassment to NC.  Jesse — being the bigoted, racist homophobe that he was — decided to drop dead last Summer rather than live to see a black man become President.
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I suddenly exported myself to Virginia almost 3 years ago, after NCDP 2nd VP Delmas Parker succeeded with Jerry Meek’s Plan to destroy my truth-telling by having his clones launch a sneak attack against my wife, firing her as Chair of the Rockingham Co Party.  I wonder if Delmas has ever gotten up the courage to admit to his wife, Sue, what he did.  Doubt it.  Delmas lives in a perpetual fog of Denial.
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In Virginia, I registered as a Democrat, so that I would be able to vote in Election 2006. I was so pleased to be one of the 9,000+ plurality of Virginia voters who elected Jim Webb to the US Senate, which gave Democrats a majority in the Senate, allowing Congress to successfully roadblock some of GwB’s craziness during his final years.
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And in 2008, I proudly voted for Obama, US Senator Mark Warner, and my Governor Tim Kaine.  Tim was chosen to replace Gov Howard Dean as Chair of the Democratic National Convention. He was also the Keynote Speaker at the Jefferson-Jackson Democratic Fundraiser Dinner held yesterday evening.
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So.  There’s my VA connection again, for those, who like Ruth, managed to miss it before.
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In the past three years since I was exiled from NC, not one time have I discussed ANYTHING about the NC Party with anyone there face to face, nor by phone.  It’s all done by the Internet, into a dispersed set of computers, all duplicated and now backed-up since loosing several address books by Progressive hackers.
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I receive less than a dozen calls per month on my cell phone, total. Some months, none. I have it specifically to call for technical support whenever some Progressive tries to feed a virus into my computer.
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I love doing all my investigations by Email, because everything is in writing.
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Speaking of which, this is what Ruth Emailed to NC Democrats Network at 11:19:53 PM on May 2, 2009 from rmerkle@nc.rr.com:
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THIS IS THE THIRD TIME I HAVE ASKED YOU TO REMOVE MY NAME FROM YOUR DISTRIBUTION LIST, AND YOU HAVE FAILED TO DO SO.   IF I CONTINUE TO RECEIVE YOUR EMAILS I WILL TAKE YOU TO COURT FOR HARRASSMENT.
YOU NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR OWN WORDS:
“This problem does not go away until it’s completely erased.”
RUTH MERKLE
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My advice to Ruth, if she does not want to supply NC Dems Network with the alias she is hiding behind is this:  sue away, Ruth.  But do it soon.  Apparently my life is rapidly coming to an end, and you know how long these messy court cases take.  You can accelerate this process by Emailing me the name and Email address of your lawyer. Don’t bother with a phone number or snail mail address.  I never read letters from lawyers, nor call them.
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So, Ruth:  this is the best I can do to help you “erase” your problem, until you decide to divulge what alias you are hiding under.  I really don’t care what you do, as long as you stop sending me false, harassing Emails.  My only comment to you is this, since I know your address is NOT on this list — but your alias is — and you will most likely, much to my sorrow, be receiving a copy of this.

Critical Info for your County Convention

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Within the next 2 weeks, new leadership for the NC Democratic Party will be elected at statewide County Democratic Party Conventions. To find out when yours will be held, click on: http://ncdp.ncdponline.com/2009-NCDP-County-Conventions or contact NCDP Chair David Young at
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If you care, be there. Every Registered Democrat is automatically a member of the County Party where you are registered. Even if you were not elected a Delegate at your Precinct Meeting, you can still 1) speak, 2) ask questions, 3) nominate other Candidates from the floor, and 4) eat free food. You cannot be charged a fee to attend, and you are not required to make a donation. It’s all free.
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If you want Change you can believe in, Print-out this Email and take it with you. Here are questions you need Answers to, as a matter of Full and Fair Disclosure — the kind of Transparency which is often promised, but seldom delivered.
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Q: Are you now, or have you ever been, a Member of any Progressive Organization?
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Q: Are you now, or have you ever been, a Lobbyist? a Union Member or Officer?
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Q: Have you ever been Registered to vote in any other Political Party or as an Independent? (This is a matter of Public Record, so don’t be afraid to ask.)
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As a Registered Democrat, you have a right to Full and Fair Disclosure BEFORE any Candidate is elected to become an Officer in your County Party. Who are these people, anyway?
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Here’s mine: I don’t care whether you elect Progressives or not. I’ll keep reporting what’s being done to your Democratic Party by whomever. But I do care that you know who you are voting for. Since it’s a Standard Deception of Progressives to hide their identities as they weasel into positions of Power and Control of your Party, here is your Check List of Members of Progressive Groups discovered thus far.
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Goals of these Progressive Groups are to exclude Moderate and Conservative Democrats (ie, most Democrats) from decision-making, by covertly taking over Leadership roles in your Party. Here’s some color coding used in the Lists below, so you can count totals more easily:
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# means this Progressive has already become a Member of NCDP State Executive Committee.
This color: PDA = Member of out-of-State PAC: Progressive Democrats of America
This color: Progressive Dems of NC or non-approved County Progressive Unit
Red highlights are for other positions held. (This means a current Candidate for Office.)
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Progressive Democrats of NC, Inc. (formerly Greendogs) A private membership Corporation which has NO legal connection to the NC Democratic Party. Stated Goal: to infiltrate and take over the NC Democratic Party.
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[ ] Heiderose Kober – Orange Co – PDNC President
[ ] Mike Sprague – Guilford Co – PDNC 1st VP
[ ] Pat Seibert – Beaufort Co – PDNC 2nd VP – PDA Beaufort Co Chair & 1st District
[ ] Isaac Coleman – Buncombe Co – PDNC 3rd VP – President Young Democrats of NC
[ ] # Chris Lizak – Wake Co – PDNC 4th VP – PDA Raleigh/Wake Co coChair & 2nd Dist
[ ] Tara Blomquist – Guilford Co -PDNC 5th VP & Webmaster
[ ] Susan Reed – Watauga Co – PDNC 6th VP – PDA NC 5th District Point Person coChair
[ ] Sally Goerner – Orange Co – PDNC Secretary – PDA NC 4th District Point Person coChair
[ ] George Six – Henderson Co – NCDP Treasurer – PDA NC State Coordinator
[ ] Pete MacDowell – Orange Co pct chair – fmr Lobbyist – PDA State Caucus – PDNC Past Pres

PDNC CORPORATE OFFICERS (above) with PDNC MEMBERS (alphabetically below):

[ ] # Stella Adams – Durham Co – NCDP 1st VC – PDNC Endorsed for 1st VC
[ ] Mary Alsentzer – Beaufort Co – PDNC Beaufort Progressive Chapter Chair
[ ] # Lee Baker – Guilford Co – PDNC – Greendogs – PDA Guilford Co Chair
[ ] # Dan Besse – Forsyth Co – Winston-Salem City Council – PDNC’s Candidate for NC Lt Gov
[ ] # Mischi Binkley – Forsyth Co – PDNC – Greendogs – PDNC’s Candidate for Legislature
[ ] Rebecca Braswell – Durham Co – Triangle Stonewall Dems Coordinator
[ ] Joy Cagle – Durham Co – PDNC
[ ] Helen Clark – Wilkes Co – PDNC – fmr Secretary
[ ] # Tom Coley – Guilford Co – 13th District Chair – Lobbyist
[ ] # Concetta Caliendo – Mecklenburg Co – pct Chair – MeckMobeGayDems President

[ ] # Isaac Coleman – Buncombe Co – PDNC – (Cand for County Party 2nd Vice Chair)
[ ] Barbara Council – PDNC – Greendogs
[ ] Bo Dean – New Hanover Co – UNC-W Administrator – Progressive
[ ] Gautam Desai – Mecklenburg Co – PDNC Meck Chapter Organizer
[ ] Nick Divitci – Guilford Co – PDNC Chapter Chair
[ ] # Nezih Divitci – Guilford Co – PDNC
[ ] Jill Doub – Watauga Co – PDA NC 5th Dist Point Person coChair
[ ] # Fleming El-Amin – Forsyth Co – Party Chair
[ ] # David Erdman – Mecklenburg Co – fmr Party Chair
[ ] # Surry Everett – Beaufort Co – outgoing Party Chair – Beaufort Progressives

[ ] Deborah Fluitt – Forsyth Co – Wake Forest U – PDNC
[ ] # Joel Ford – Mecklenburg Co – Party Chair
[ ] # William Franklin – Alamance Co – HQ Coordinator – PDNC – Greendogs
[ ] Stephen T Gheen – Durham Co – PDNC
[ ] # Jesse Goslin – Wake Co Progressives President – PDA Raleigh/Wake coChair
[ ] Maichie James Gould – Wake Co – PDNC – PDA NC 4th Dist Point Person
[ ] Luke Hyde – Swain – 11th Dist Chair – PDNC’s Candidate for new NCDP Party Chair
[ ] Jeri Gray – Forsyth Co – PDNC – Dan Besse Campaign for Lt Gov
[ ] Kenny Firefinger – Watauga Co – PDNC
[ ] Leslie Holder – Randolph Co – PDNC

[ ] # Sandra Jordan – Gaston Co – PDNC
[ ] # Harold Kennedy III- Forsyth Co – fmr Party Chair
[ ] Laura Klauke – Chatham Co – PDNC
[ ] # Kathy Knight – Halifax Co – Party Chair – PDNC’s Candidate for NCDP Secretary
[ ] # Sallie Leslie – Wake County Officer – NCDP HQ Paid Staff
[ ] # Susan Lovejoy – Gaston Co – PDNC Chapter Coordinator
[ ] # Graig Meyer – Orange Co – PDNC
[ ] # Anita McCorkle – Mecklenburg Co – Lobbyist – PDNC
[ ] Valerie September McCrady – Iredell Co – Webmaster
[ ] Tony McEwen – Iredell – NCDP 3rd VC – PDNC’s Candidate for NCDP 3rd VC

[ ] # Robert Hayes McNeil – Forsyth – PDNC
[ ] # Gerald Meek – Mecklenburg Co – fmr NCDP State Party Chair elected by Greendogs
[ ] # Paul Mengert – Guilford Co – Party Chair
[ ] David Mickey – Davidson Co – pct chair – PDNC
[ ] # Edgar Miller – Davidson Co – PDNC
[ ] J M Miller – PDNC – Greendogs
[ ] David Mills – PDNC Treasurer 06-08
[ ] Roger Mills-Koonce – Orange Co – UNC – PDNC
[ ] Cathy Moore – Durham pct 50 Chair – PDNC
[ ] Tom Morris – Wilkes Co – 2nd VC – PDNC

[ ] Elisabeth Motsinger – Forsyth – PDNC
[ ] # John Motsinger – Forsyth – PDNC
[ ] Brownie Newman – Buncombe Co – fmr Lobbyist – Asheville City Council
[ ] # Gray Newman – Mecklenburg – Soil&Water Com – PDA Meck Chapter & 9th Dist Chair
[ ] Karl Nicholas – Jackson Co – WCU – PDNC
[ ] # Richard O’Brien – Randolph Co – 1st VChair – PDNC
[ ] # Susan Oehler – Buncombe Co – PDA Buncombe Chapter & NC 11th District Chair
[ ] # Michael Oder – Forsyth Co – Webmaster – PDNC – fmr Webmaster
[ ] # Susan Oller – Wake Co Party Officer – NCDP HQ Paid Staff
[ ] Susan Osment – Orange Co pct coChair – PDNC

[ ] # Delmas Parker – Forsyth Co – NCDP 2nd VC – PDNC Party Invasion Organizer
[ ] Matilda Phillips – Forsyth Co – NC Sr Dems Pres – fmr PDNC 2nd VC
[ ] Sonia Privette – Beaufort Co – Party Secretary – PDNC
[ ] # Paul (PJ) Puryear – Wake Co – fmr Lobbyist – Organizer: Greendogs
[ ] Patricia A Reck – Forsyth Co – PDNC – Greendogs
[ ] Mike Rulison – Wake Co – NCSU – PDNC
[ ] Katrina Ryan – Orange Co – Dem Wom Pres – PDNC
[ ] Michael Schwalbe – Wake Co – NCSU – PDNC Convention Keynote Speaker
[ ] Jim Senter – Person Co – pct chair – PDNC
[ ] Sarah Shields – Orange Co – UNC History – PDNC

[ ] Daniel Shutt – Alamance Co – Elon Univ – PDNC
[ ] Susan Slatkoff – Orange Co – UNC Med – PDNC
[ ] Gordon Smith – Buncombe Co – Progressive (Candidate for Asheville City Council)
[ ] Jeffrey Starkweather – Chatham Co – coalition chair – PDNC
[ ] # Vinrod Thomas – Mecklenburg Co – pct chair – PDNC
[ ] Ed Tilley – New Hanover Co – New Hanover Stonewalls CoChair
[ ] Judith Todd – PDNC – Greendogs
[ ] Christine Toole – Forsyth Co – Campaign Coordinator Dan Besse Lt Gov
[ ] # William Toole – Gaston Co – Party Chair
[ ] # Patricia Tousignant – Henderson Co – PDNC

[ ] Tom Vanderbeck – Chatham Co – PDNC – Co Commissioner
[ ] Sherry Vinsant – PDNC – Greendogs
[ ] # Roberta Waddle – Cumberland Co – Party Chair
[ ] Garry Wadell, Forsyth Co – cityofws – PDNC
[ ] # Ernest Walker – Union Co – PDNC
[ ] # Kristen Ward – NCDP HQ Paid Staff: Political Coordinator (m: P J Pureyear)
[ ] # Doris Weaver – Wake Co – Party Chair – Lobbyist – Wake Progressives Facilitator
[ ] # Betsy Wells – Cleveland Co – fmr Party Chair – Witches of Wake Conspirator
[ ] Sally Wells – Forsyth Co – Wake Forest U – PDNC – Greendogs
[ ] # Mac Whatley – Randolph Co Party Chair – first PDNC President – Greendogs

[ ] # David Young – Buncombe Co – NCDP State Party Chair – PDNC Facilitator

Names (below) found on PDNC Corporate Emails, Offices Held unknown:

Stephanie Anthony, Dan Bayer, Mosh Bean, Doug Berger, Jim Boyett, Sharon Bracci, Nancy Branda, Amadee Braxton, R S Brown, J Cain, Roice Carballo-Graver, Leigh Carter, Sarah Carter, Sherri Carter, J Cervan, Carol Childs, Christopher Church, Matt Czajkowski, Jean Davis, Juanita Dixon, Lee Dukes, David Elliott, Mary Erb, Robert Fitzpatrick, Kay Flaminio, Barbara Ford, Gwen Fortune, Yelena Franklin, Gregory Gangi, Ronald Garrison, Becky Glass, Chris Green, Becky Gross, Rev Bill Hayes, Alex Hooker, Savi Horne, Evette Horton, Marsha Hurd, Eilene Jackson, Jeremy Lange, Jane Norton, Joanne Reiners, Dave Kasper, Knick Kepf, J Kobler, Lucy Lewis, Megan MacDowell, Sally MacDowell, Rania Masri, Marjorie Mayfield, Beth McCalister, Rus McCarter, G McCarthy, Jon Paul McClellan, Josh McCutchen, K McFadden, Tim McGloin, Trip McKinnon, Mary McMillian, McMiller, Drew McNaugton, M R McNeil;

E Medalis, M Mendez, Rum Meyers, Pryor Mia, Barbara Michos, Barbara Milford, J M Miller, Kristie & Thompson Miller, Shawn Mirman, Peggy Misch, Nancy Moxley, Robert Moxley, Ouida Myers, Carol Mueller, Irmgard Muller, Tom Munk, K Murray, Christine Muth, A Nagel, Paul Naylor, Jan Nich, Gene Nichol, S Nunez, Json Nunn, S Nutter, Paul O’Connor, Patrick O’Neil, Ian Palmquist, Andrew Pearson, Ellen Perry, George Phillips, George Reed, Brenda Roberson, Anthony Rogers, Patsy Rogers, Lenora Sharpe, Ralph Sorrell, Len Stanley, Sandy Sterrett, Hugh Stevens, David Philip Steward, Peter VanDorsten, Peter Walz, Ed Wesolowski, David R Williams, Lynice Williams, George Wilson, Laura Wimbish-Vanderbeck, Kathie Young. Plus a host of others who cannot be named because they hide behind unknown Email aliases.
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Wake County Progressive Chapter (Current Officers, followed by Members)
# Jesse Goslen – President PDA
# Chris Lizak – Vice-President (Candidate for Wake Co Treasurer) PDA
# Kathi Lizak – Secretary
# Stephanie Eriksen – Treasurer (Candidate for Raleigh Vice Chair)
# Chris Telesca – Outreach Chair Advisor – Progressive Pitbull
Judy Perry – Communications Chair
Tristy Evely – Activities Chair
Mike Gould – Policy Chair
# John Shaw- Internet Chair

[ ] # John C Brooks – fmr State Elected Official – Wake Progressives
[ ] Joanne Casey – Wake Dem Women 3rd VPres – Witches of Wake Organizer
[ ] # Linda Gunter – Wake Dem Women Pres – Lobbyist – Witches of Wake Organizer
[ ] Aida Doss Havel – Wake Co Secretary (Candidate for Wake Co Secretary)
[ ] # John Hollingsworth – Wake Progressives fmr President
[ ] # Pete Leary – Wake Co – Wake Progressive
[ ] # Sallie Leslie – Wake County Officer – NCDP HQ Paid Staff
[ ] Michelle Lewis – fmr Paid Executive Director, Wake Co Dem Party – resigned
[ ] # Max Mattia – Wake Co – PDNC – Wake Progressives
[ ] Ruth Merkle – Cary Vice Chair (Candidate for Cary Vice Chair)

[ ] Don Mial – Wake Vice Chair (Candidate for Wake Vice Chair)
[ ] # Conen Morgan – Wake Co 3rd VC – President-elect Young Dems of NC
[ ] # Susan Oller – Wake Co Party Officer – NCDP HQ Paid Staff
[ ] # Paul (PJ) Puryear – fmr Campaign Mgr Cong Brad Miller (m. Kristen Ward)
[ ] Jerimee Richir – NCDP HQ Paid Staff: Communications Director
[ ] # Michael Schaul – Wake Co Progressives
[ ] # Mary Alice Simmons – Wake Co Women WCDP Liaison – Witches of Wake Organizer
[ ] Blaise Strenn – Wake Co 1st VC – Wake Co Progressives Meeting Organizer
[ ] # Kristen Ward – NCDP HQ Paid Staff: Political Coordinator (m: P J Pureyear)
[ ] # Doris Weaver – Wake Co Party Chair – Lobbyist – Wake Progressives Facilitator

More Wake County Progressives, Offices Held unknown:
Judy Perry, George Green, Matthew Danielson, Sarah Winkler, Paul Tidwell, Paul Collins, Claire Frade, Linda Singleton, Crystal Jones, Katie Treadway, Dr John Langrod, Richard Reinhart, Jean Battaglia, Rory McDermott, John Fudala, Sheryl Azaroff, Ashley B Perry, Janice Sears, Andrea Marcos, Devin Rooney, D P McIntire, Linda Suggs, Ed Ridpath, Jeff Miller, Roger Federerov. Plus a host of others whose names are unknown, because they hide behind aliases.
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Beaufort County PDNC & PDA Chapter
[ ] Mary Alsentzer – Beaufort Co – PDNC Beaufort Progressive Chapter Chair
[ ] Ann Crew – Beaufort Co – PDNC – Beaufort Progressives
[ ] John Crystal – Beaufort Co – PDNC – Beaufort Progressives
[ ] Dorothy Everett – Beaufort Co – PDNC – Beaufort Progressives
[ ] # Surry Everett – Beaufort Co – outgoing Party Chair – Beaufort Progressives
[ ] Jacky Everett – Beaufort Co – PDNC – Beaufort Progressives
[ ] Parker Gaskins – Beaufort Co – PDNC- Beaufort Progressives
[ ] Josey Hookway – Beaufort Co – PDNC – Beaufort Progressives
[ ] Barbara Lawrence – Beaufort Co – PDNC – Beaufort Progressives
[ ] Billie Mann – Beaufort Co – PDNC – Beaufort Progressives
[ ] Sonia Privette – Beaufort Co – Party Secretary – PDNC
[ ] Pat Seibert – Beaufort Co – PDNC 2nd VP – PDA Beaufort Co Chair & 1st District
[ ] Karma Warren – Beaufort Co – PDNC – Beaufort Progressives
[ ] John Windley – Beaufort Co – PDNC – Beaufort Progressives

Cumberland County Progressive Chapter, considering PDA Membership
[ ] # Eugene Barufkin – Lee Co – Cumberland Co Progressives
[ ] Roderick Lewis – Cumberland County Progressives Chair
[ ] Debbie Liebers – Cumberland pct chair – Cumb Progressives
[ ] # Chris McLamb – Cumberland Co – pct chair – Cumb Progressives
[ ] Reva McNair – Cumberland Co – Sr Dems Pres – Cumb Progressives
[ ] Stacey Milbern – Cumberland Co – Forum CoChair – Cumb Progressives
[ ] Nancy Shakir – Cumberland Co – secretary – Cumb Progressives
[ ] # Roberta Waddle – Cumberland Co – Party Chair

Legislators with PDNC Connections or reported sympathies
[ ] Senator Julia Boseman (New Hanover)
[ ] Senator Doug Berger (Franklin, Granville, Vance, Warren)
[ ] Rep Tricia Ann Cotham (Mecklenburg) [ wife of fmr State Chair Jerry Meek ]
[ ] Rep Pricey Harrison (Guilford) [ Participant in PDNC Meetings ]

It’s difficult to determine — because there are no official definitions for any of these Progressive Groups — whether they are, or are not, attached to the County Parties in which they reside. These may include some or all of the following: Beaufort County Progressive Democrats, Buncombe County Progressive Democrats, Cumberland Progressive Democrats, Durham Stonewall Democrats, Eleventh District Progressive Democrats, Forsyth County Progressive Democrats, Gaston County Progressive Democrats, Guilford County Progressive Democrats, MeckMobeGay Democrats, Mecklenburg County Progressive Democrats, New Hanover Stonewall Democrats, Ninth District Progressive Democrats, Wake County Progressive Democrats.
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Progressive Groups are relatively few, and their Members are only a tiny fraction of all NC Democrats. But they are loud, pushy, and organizing. Under 4 years of encouragement from former Chair Jerry Meek, Members of illegally formed Progressive Groups already comprise 10% of the State Executive Committee ( # ), which is sufficient to control SEC Meetings. Progressives intend to reshape a NC Democratic Party to exclude any who do not think like they think, or believe whatever Progressives may choose to believe at any point in time.
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This is why the NCDP Plan of Organization specifically shuns any organization based upon ideology. Such groups — Progressive or otherwise — will ultimately weaken the Party, and render it ineffective in accomplishing the Party’s Prime Directive: Elect ALL Democrats who win their local Primaries.
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Progressives loose Elections, because they have, and always will, push large numbers of Moderates and Conservatives out of the Democratic Party. When Progressives were called Liberals, they lost Elections in North Carolina for two long decades.
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The time to stop a cancer is before it spreads any further.