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Progressives embarrass the NC Democratic Party. Again.

Just when NeoProgressives started fading into obscurity for lack of relevance, Progressive Democrats of North Carolina, Inc. found a way to grab some notoriety, and to prove again how truly irrelevant and damaging they can be to the NC Democratic Party.
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PDNC tried to hitch it’s wagon to the rising scandal surrounding the improper appointment of then Gov Mike Easley’s wife to a faculty position at NC State University.  Only problem is, this has absolutely nothing to do with the Democratic Party.  Whatever Easley may have done, he did it on his own, totally without knowledge or any involvement of the Party.
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All of this simple truth managed to escape Heiderose Kober, Orange County Precinct Chair and President of PDNC, Inc., a private membership Corporation which has absolutely no formal connection of any kind to the NC Democratic Party.  Choosing to quote Kolber as a reliable source would be like printing an opinion of Joe-the-Plumber, or some homeless person living under a bridge. As a Precinct Chair, she hardly represents the Voice of the Party.
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But that’s exactly what the Raleigh News & Observer did in an Under the Dome Blog post by someone called Ryan Teague Beckwith on June 11th. (click on>  Progressive Dems: Investigate Easley
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In one fell swoop, Beckwith proved how useless Blogs are for accurate information, and also what little he knows about NeoProggs who have been trying to invade and control the Democratic Party since they elected Jerry Meek State Chair 4 years ago.  Meek and the NeoProggs have a long history of hating Gov Easley, which somehow got lost in his story.  Easley, a former very knowledgeable Attorney General, had reasons to keep Meek from once being elected State Party Chair, and forced Lawyer Meek two years later to make an end run around Gov Easley by helping formalizing these NeoProggs, including both Progressives and LGBTers.  Meek promised them if they helped elect him State Chair, then he would have the power to make them an official Auxiliary of the Party, which, during 4 years in Office, Jerry could not and did not do.
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This N&O Blog Post about the PDNC Press Release is one of the more egregious public examples of misinformation about PDNC’s non-relationship to the Party to date — while claiming that “Under the Dome is your inside source for NC politics and government”. What we have is another great opportunity to, once again, set the record straight about how those who call themselves NC Progressives are daft in the head, knowing nothing about politics in the real world.  Here are their errors that will leave you shaking your head in disbelief.
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1) First line: “A group of liberal Democrats . . .” Liberal Democrats live mostly in the decrepit minds of N&O writers. Republicans successfully beat that term to a pulp at least a decade ago.  Some — especially younger Democrats with no political experience nor comprehension of political history — now mistakenly call themselves Progressives, which can be defined any way you want it, and therefore, thus far escapes the slur that “Lib-ruls” provided Republicans for a half century.
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NeoProggs on the Left are on the Opposite Lunatic Fringe from NeoCons on the Right in the current Political Spectrum, with the huge majority of voters falling somewhere near the Middle.  NeoProggs are Anarchists-in-Progressive-Drag, wrapping themselves in some left-over Liberal causes, trying to divert attention from the fact that the only thing PDNC, Inc craves is to run the NC Democratic Party.  PDNC, Inc is not now, nor ever has been, and never can be any part of the Party.  Corporate PDNC is the NC Caucus of an out-of-state Political Action Committee from New England.  Just because some Corporation sticks “Democrats” in its name does NOT mean it represents the Party in any manner.
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Not elected as Progressives to any Office inside the Party, PDNC Members are a small group of very loud Renegades whose quest for power is as rabid as are their delusions that they deserve it because of their moral superiority.  Nowhere are these delusions more evident than in this PDNC attempt to ride Mike Easley into the ground.
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But first, this: in its ByLaws and Purpose, PDNC set itself up — without invitation — as the Moral Police for the Democratic Party, because these Chapel Hillians didn’t like Mike Easley’s version of the Party.  They first tried to ride to notoriety on the coat tails of the Jim Black scandal, which also had nothing to do with the Party.  PNNC was too young and disorganized to make much headway with that one, so they are saddling up early to ride Easley down.  God save the Democratic Party from Reformers.
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When Jim Black was forced out of his Mecklenburg Precinct 100 seat, an Assistant Principal — and daughter of a long-term powerhouse in Charlotte politics — somehow mysteriously got appointed to replace Black.  Tricia Cotham is now the woman that then State Party Chair Jerry Meek married in the Dominican Republic, chosen so that certain “friends” would not show up at the wedding.
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Progressives who successfully infiltrated Young Democrats of NC, including its new Progressive President Conen Morgan, a student at NCSU, could not be seen giving an Award to their disgraced hero, Jerry Meek, so they awarded it to his Legislatively inexperienced wife as: Top Legislator of the Year.
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Progressives at YDNC also awarded it highest Volunteer Award to Progressive Jerimee Richir, who was not a volunteer, but a highly paid NCDP HQ Staffer.  Two months after receiving the award, Richir was removed as NCDP Online Communications Director, for spending too much time posting his personal views of the Party on Progressive Blogs, some of which he helped originate, which was NOT part of his NCDP job.  In Comments to this Dome Article, claims are made that Richir was fired — and also that he was not — proving once again the worthlessness of believing Blog Comments.
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Ironically, Richir posted a Comment on this Dome Blog, only 3 hours after it appeared, in which he violated Policy by posting a cartoon obscenity, which Beckwith chimed in with: profanity is not allowed.  Beckwith, in addition to having no idea what PDNC, Inc is, apparently also doesn’t understand the difference between obscenity and profanity.
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In a later Comment, Jerimee claimed he contacted PDNC and said their entire Membership was given a chance to help write the statement and approve it.  Good to know that all hundred of them have the same kind of political ignorance and immaturity, and all “voted” to do as much public damage to the Party as possible.  Lynch-mob mentality has been a shining Hallmark of the NeoProgg Movement since it’s inception, doing more harm inside the Democratic Party than Republicans ever could.
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You can read this Balderdash for your own amusement by clicking on Progressive Dems: Investigate Easley. Comments read from the bottom up.
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2) PDNC Pres Heide Kober: “We are chagrined by the deafening silence coming from the N.C. Democratic Party and Democratic leaders in the General Assembly concerning these allegations, and feel that it is essential for the party to speak up.”
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Duh! This has nothing to do with the Democratic Party, nothing to do with the General Assembly, and truly, nothing to do with the Governorship.  Why would any politicly savvy Democrat have anything to say about it?  Sure, the Republicans will gain points from this, just exactly as would have Democrats, had the shoe been on the other foot.  Why would ANY intelligent Democrat want to keep a public spotlight shinning on what the Republicans are claiming???
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But then, no one has ever made the mistake of calling NeoProggs — and PDNC Members in particular — intelligent.  Everything PDNC, Inc. has done since becoming a private membership Corporation has proven how dumb they are.  This Press Release is just one more shot in their own foot.
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3) But this time, serious damage was done to the Party which PDNC falsely claims to represent. A casual reader would think this is an Official spokesperson for the Party, instead of a nobody.  Heide’s Press Release continues:  The group warned that Democrats risk “being further discredited” on corruption issues, allowing Republicans to “feign the moral and ethical high ground.”
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Feign?  FEIGN?  (feign: to give a false appearance of)  Republicans do not “pretend” they have the moral and ethical high ground.  In this case, Republicans HAVE the moral and ethical high ground.  And Heide is doing all in her power to make sure EVERYONE knows that the Republicans have it.
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4) To grind her heel into the Democratic Party even more than Republican Minority Leader Senator Phil Berger has been able to do, Heide shot herself again in her other foot: “Failure to stand resolutely against political corruption and cronyism regardless of party, will, in no uncertain terms, invite defeat.”
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The only people inviting a Democratic Party defeat are the NeoProggs, with PDNC now leading the Parade.  During the 2008 Election, Progressives drove more Moderate and Conservative Democrats away from the Party than they brought in new Progressive voters.  Progressives created a net loss of votes for the Party.  It’s a proven fact.  And in NC, Progressives always will:  66 Counties voted a majority for McPalin, with only 34 for Obama, because State Party Chair Jerry Meek could not deliver the votes.  Had Obama’s team not opened 50 Campaign Offices across NC, brought in campaigners from GA, SC and TN, spent tens of millions on TV ads and visits, he would not have had the 14,177 vote plurality out of 5 million ballots cast to turn NC the palest, most delicate shade of Blue.

Progressives, by stunts like this grossly absurd PDNC News Release, are guaranteeing Burr will return to the US Senate in 2010. What viable Senatorial Candidate in his or her right mind would run to represent a Party which cannot expel this dangerous, parasitic, invasive species from it?  If not neutered immediately, Progressives may also help return a Republican to the White House in 2012.  NeoProggs loose elections.  Period.
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For 3 years, I’ve written to Democrats all across NC warning about the rising menace of NeoProggs in NC Politics.  Tho not one Progressive Group Jerry Meek let slip in the back door is any legitimate part of the Party, their Members have covertly sequestered themselves as Officers inside the Party at all Levels, from Precinct to State Executive Committee.  Wake County Party alone elected dozens of Progressive Group Members as one-third of its SEC Delegates a few weeks ago.  NOT one of these were honest enough at the County Convention to tell those electing them that they support a covert Progressive agenda.
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Wake County is the Invasion Model PDNC plans to use to spread its self-defeating political agenda all across 100 NC Counties.  Jerry Meek used his job as the former State Chair, traveling on the Party’s dime, to help NeoProggs find and conquer about a dozen Counties, which I’ve listed several times in earlier Editions.
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Why form your own Party when you can infiltrate and overthrow one that already exists? It’s the Progressive Way.
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By graciously providing this large viewing Window into the warped and twisted minds of politically naive Progressives, Heide has done the Party a great favor.  Just imagine how much damage she could have done if PDNC, Inc had been made an Official Auxiliary of the Party, instead of being an outsider throwing moral dirt clods at the Party, just exactly like the Republicans are doing.  Heiderose has given a most persuasive reason to NEVER allow ideological groups of any stripe to be formally seated anywhere inside the NC Democratic Party.  Only destructive chaos comes from it.
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Best interests of Corporate PDNC will ALWAYS come ahead of best interests of the Democratic Party.  Always.

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A closer look at Wake County politics

Offered below is a wrap-up of an event first described in Edition 118, issued just before the May 30th State Executive Council meeting in Raleigh. An example was used for what is now referred to as a SlanderFest in which several Wake County Democratic Party Officers participated — joyfully — until they got caught. Then, like Bullies do, they suddenly shut up, a pretty solid signal of guilt.
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You recall, based both upon SlanderFest and earlier attacks of Witches of Wake upon Democrat Evangelista at a Jan 31st SEC meeting, that I had strongly recommended the NCDP State Chair David Young exercise his prerogative of Leadership and do this:
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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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Well, it never got brought up.  Apparently powers-that-be in the Party do not think that Officers of the Party attacking other Democrats is a bad thing.  But because the Party failed to act to protect all Democrats from attacks by Officers, Edition 008 below was sent to most everyone in the General Assembly and several hundred local and national Lawyers and Judges.  This [NCDP-on-Trial] Edition will bring it to Democratic Members of the Council of State, Congress and County Officers across NC, among others.  It might have been a whole lot simpler just to prohibit Officers of the Party from beating up on other Democrats.
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Most interestingly, a very few have Removed themselves from the [Judges-on-Trial] mailing list, but this one today was curious:  Dean of the UNC Law School Jack Boger.  He gave no reason why, which leaves only speculation:  was it because they fail to teach lawyers not to represent themselves and how to avoiding disbarment?  or was it from embarrassment that he recognized some of those up for Disbarment are UNC Law Graduates?  We have no reason to check where these Lawyers were taught Law, but if any of you happen to know, feel free to clue us in.  Enjoy!   Gene for NC Democrats Network.
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[Judges-on-Trial] 008:
Lawyers committing career suicide
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Finally, a massive project: Indictment of the State of North Carolina, was completed and issued on June 4th, an auspicious day as it was the first Meeting of Gov Bev’s Crime Commission newly Chaired with Scott Thomas.  Section One referred to every licensed Lawyer in Rockingham County NC, including all Judges, who will soon have Complaints for Disbarment filed against them.
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One might wonder how Lawyers, and Judges who are Lawyers, earned a slot in Section Two, with their mugs posted in the Rogue’s Gallery. How are separate Complaints against this set of Lawyers and Judges related, other than that they all reside in Wake County?  What is the thread which connects them one to another?
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Each Complaint was filed as a result of Lawyer/Defendants being Players in Wake County Democratic Politics.  Had they not been — or had I not been  — none of this would have happened.  Which also contributes significantly to my theory that Wake County Democratic Politics is an open cesspool of supreme arrogance layered on top of pathetic stupidity by a surprising number of those who choose to immerse themselves in this pool.
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According to The NC State Bar, the Capitol City has 3,890 licensed lawyers calling it home.  Raleigh is the undisputed hotbed of political intrigue in North Carolina.  With additional Lawyers as Lobbyists, Lawyers as Legislators, Lawyers appealing cases, and Lawyers as Politicians, more Lawyers are always pouring in from outside Wake County. How many times have there been 5,000 Lawyers in Wake County at the same time?  Did the Earth wobble slightly from this imbalance?  Is Raleigh a Lawyer’s Paradise or Lawyers’ Hell-on-wheels?
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A cursory observation about Lawyers is this:  they do not represent themselves, and therefore do not personally feel the gain or loss their clients feel. It’s all in a day’s work. Lawyers toil, for a substantial fee, for someone else, those who feel the glory of their success, or the pain and shame of their failure, personally. So Lawyers move on like scavengers from case to case, never looking back.
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Except for one category of Lawyers:  the ones who make the error of representing themselves as his or her own client.  Some of those are the ones we look at today.  By foolishly representing themselves, each has a Complaint for Disbarment filed against them with The State Bar.  And because of these, there are more Lawyers standing in the wings, waiting to come on stage for their moment of glory in our play: The Tragedy of Self Enragement.
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First, my Disclaimer: As a wordsmith, it’s not my job to stop anyone from committing a crime which they have voluntarily dedicated themselves to commit.  I’m a professional observer.  Everyone in my historical stories has Free Will: no one is forcing any of the characters I write about to do anything they choose to do to themselves.  But it is my job to catch them if I can, and to let people see them for who they really are.
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Lawyer Lisa Grafstein – serial Email Bomber- impersonator of Judges
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Multiple confessions to Email Bombing over a 2 year period.
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A Wake Co reader suggested Grafstein may have worked on Judge’s election campaigns. If she did, she never said so. Since the Judicial Standards Commission has refused to investigate Grafstein’s impersonation of Judges, then the JSC requested that The State Bar investigate these Judges/Lawyers for possible unethical behavior. If The State Bar refuses to disbar Grafstein, then at least she shall never be able to again claim she represents Judges.  The public is protected: mission accomplished.
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Judicial Standards Commission was given a full 6 months to review the 19-page Complaint against Grafstein, and refused to do so. Therefore, presumption is that Judges impersonated by Grafstein were complicit, either then, or now. Hence, failure of JSC to act means that Disbarment Complaints are required to be filed against Judges. How this pool of dishonesty spreads to encapsulate others, now stuck like flies to flypaper.
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Lawyer & Appellate Judge Linda Stephens,
Lawyer & Lower Court Judge Kristin Ruth,
and perhaps unknown other Lawyer/Judges
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Lawyer Paul Ross – JSC Executive Director, and his boss:
Lawyer & Chief Appellate Judge John Martin
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Ross confessed to refusing to schedule Complaint against Grafstein for JSC Review for more than 6 months. His boss, Judge Martin, failed to require Lawyer Ross to do the job he is paid from public funds to do. This Case proves conclusively that Judges cannot be trusted nor allowed to regulate Judges. The de facto purpose of JSC is to protect wrongdoing of Judges from pubic scrutiny.
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Lawyer Jack Nichols – SlanderFest Promoter
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At a called meeting of the Wake Co Democratic Party to elect Rep Dan Blue to the NC Senate, Chair Jack Nichols, encouraged, by his example, that other Party Officers engage in a verbal SlanderFest of another Democrat. Whether The State Bar decides to disbar Nichols for his behavior, at least Nichols will think twice before he leads a personal slander attack on another Democrat. It’s up to the Party to decide if what he did rises to the level of moral turpitude, and justifies removing him from all Offices he holds in the Party.
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Lawyer / Candidate Michael Weisel – Slander & Libel
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Wrote a voluntary Email confession of using hearsay evidence to libel a Democrat to his Internet Service Provider, intended to destroy service and therefore livelihood.  If The State Bar refuses to disbar Wiesel based upon his confession, then at least Mr Wise-all will not be able to run for public office again. The public is protected: mission accomplished.
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Lawyer Jeffrey Marsocci –  Destroyer of Internet Service
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I looked at his Email. Looked at who it was addressed to.  Read his Email.  Looked again at who he sent it to.  Scratched my head in wonderment: did he really, Really, REALLY send a confession to the State Bar?   And, yes, he did.  He chose, of his own free will, to voluntarily end his legal career.  Who am I to object, Your Honor?
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Whether The State Bar chooses to accept Marsocci’s Confession and disbar him, it appears he chose not to stand for election to an Office in the Party this last election cycle. If he does happen to hold an Office, then it is up to the Party to decide if his crime rises to the level of moral turpitude, justifying removal.
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WHY?!? Presumably, lawyers very intentionally choose their legal careers with careful deliberation: Law School. Sit for the Bar Exam. Set up practice, or join a firm.  Hope to make partner one day.  Make a lot of money.  Maybe get involved in politics, run for public office.  Good possibility for a piece of stardom.  Not a bad Life Plan.
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So why would any Lawyer put all of this at risk by doing something supremely stupid?  I’m not calling these Lawyers stupid.  They are obviously very bright people among the rest of us ordinary mortals.  But what they chose to do as Lawyers was dumb.  What degree of arrogance did it require to look at another human being and decide to squash the life out of him like swatting a bug?
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Grafstein decided she was so superior, and I was so inferior, that she would Email Bomb me until her heart was content, and that I could do nothing about it. Had Ross simply done the job he was paid to do, no one would ever have heard of him. His failure not only incriminated his boss Martin, but cast a presumption of guilt upon Stephens, Ruth, and perhaps others.
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Nichols looked at the behavior of his predecessor Chair, Doris Weaver, and decided that attacking fellow Democrats was not only acceptable, but it was part of his job as Chair of the Wake County Party.  Weisel participated in his SlanderFest, and decided that if he and his former law partner Nichols could get away with open slander, why not try libeling me to my ISP as well.  And Marsocci?  If he had kept his mouth shut, instead of spouting off to The State Bar, I would never have known that it was he who destroyed my Internet Service in 2006.
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Six cases closed, all guilty. Two carried over.
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Call the next case . . .

Orientation for NCDP Exec Director Andrew Whalen, Part One

YDNC nails its Young Dem of the Year for “Conduct unbecoming . . . ” and lying about it.
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Dear Andrew,
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Hope you are progressing well, cleaning out NCDP HQ Staff of all Jerry Meek’s left-overs.
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It’s your prerogative to accept all their resignations as the new Executive Director.
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In case you need a reason to dump Online Communications Director Jerimee Richir, here is what Young Democrats of North Carolina presented to you on their Official YDNC Website.
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Jerimee has been secretly blogging under a false name. How many different false blog identities does he hide under? That’s your job to find out. But this particular one created a massive unethical embarrassment for his employer, the NC Democratic Party. Jerimee signed in on a NC General Assembly Blogsite as Rep Paul Stam, Republican leader in the NC House — and got caught, red handed.
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By confessing to this lie and unethical behavior, Jerimee has admitted he committed “conduct unbecoming of an NCDP Staff Member” at least this once, if not many more times in the past. Former NCDP State Chair Jerry Meek encouraged his Communications Directors to be dishonest, and one of Jerimee’s predecessors, Schorr Johnson, was caught and fired for it. As should be Jerimee. Immediately, before he can erase evidence of his dishonesty in his NCDP Computer. He could try to crash the whole system to get rid of it.
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The post below was found Sunday 5/31/09 on YDNC’s Official Website: http://www.ydnc.org/ which was originally posted by Laura Leslie of WUNC Radio on May 26th, almost exactly the same hour Jerimee sent an NCDP Newsletter announcing your appointment as Executive Director, in a desperate and failed attempt to divert attention away from his crime, as sociopaths normally do. NC Democrats Network thanks YDNC President Conen Morgan for allowing the truth to be told about Jerimee, itsYDNC of the Year Award Recipient at the YDNC Annual Conference held just 2 months ago, where Conen was also elected President, and took Office on May 1st.
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In the following YDNC Post, Jerimee confessed to a WUNC Radio Reporter that he had lied by inventing a fake “skipstam” account on Twitter, claiming that it belonged to NC House Republican Leader Paul Stam.
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He justified his lie this way: ” I registered the skipstam account on twitter to hold Stam accountable for his attacks on marginalized people ”
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Ms Leslie asked: ” is twitter impersonation ethical? Your “name” is listed as Paul Stam… #NCGA ”
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To which Jerimee replied: ” Is making that kind of accusation ethical? Nobody is impersonating Stam. I’ll change the name now. ”
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And she replied: ” I believe it is ethical to ask that question. Who wouldn’t? ”
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To which Jerimee diverted blame for this confessed crime this way: ” The question assumes guilt ”
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Here’s the YDNC HomePage link to Jerimee’s Confession:
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Tuesday: Twitterjacked?
While I was twittering tweeting today’s Senate session, I noticed a new #NCGA Twitter feed, @SkipSt…
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Paid NCDP Staffer Jerimee Richer has confessed to falsely impersonating an elected member of the NC General Assembly. Whether this rises to the level of a prosecutable crime is up to the NC Attorney to decide. But it clearly rises to the level of moral turpitude, justifying his firing as NCDP Online Communications Director.
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Additionally, he has failed to do the job he is paid to do. The NCDP Website Directory of County Party contact information is in total wreckage, as it has been since he took over as Online Communications Director. This was clearly identified to Jerry and Jerimee in [NCDP-on-Trial] 072 back last July. Only 37 County Parties had Websites, and 12 addresses posted on NCDP’s Official Directory were expired or could not connect. That left only 25 out of 100 Counties with working Websites.
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A survey of all 100 Counties was done again on May 7, 2009, 3 weeks after all County Conventions had elected new Officers. A summary indicates that the NCDP Website Directory is in the worst shape it has ever been, eaten up with false and misleading information at every turn.
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One major reason is that YOUR predecessor Caroline Valand quit as Executive Director 6 months ago when she saw Jerry was abandoning ship, and she did not want to be left holding the bag. Therefore, Jerimee has had no Boss for 6 months, and saw the chance to advance his personal Progressive agendas without interference. He even has some links for County Websites connecting to his personal Email address, NOT to his NCDP address.
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You are assuming Executive Directorship of the most corrupted Democratic State Party in our nation. Jerry Meek dumped his unparalleled mess in State Chair David Young’s lap, and he, in turn, dumped it into your lap. One of your handicaps is this: both of you are from Western NC, and neither of you have any experience inside the crazy and complex State Party Structure. Therefore, you do not even have any idea where to look for the corruption that must be cleaned up before the Party will be ready to run Election 2010. Forget municipal elections in 2009. You’ve already lost that opportunity by being hired so late in the game.
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And for all practical political purposes, you have also probably already lost the US Sentate Election in 2010, due to invasion of unmonitored immature goofball Progressives like Jerimee who are at best, loud and brazen political adolescents.
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Get control of the Party, by first getting control of your Staff. Fire everyone, and hire only people you can vet yourself and trust, beginning immediately with your Online Communications Director.