"Blogger. For all of us actually fighting the good fight, it might be nice if you got the facts before shooting us in the back like the State Board of Elections does every Time!"
So, excuse me if this voting site decision just looked like more Republican wimpiness. We keep screaming at our representatives in Washington because even though they have the power of the purse, they have no courage to use it.
So, why is this local situation not the same? Why did we not say, for example: "O.K. you can have your other site, but we just won’t ask our taxpayers to pay for it?" Or, what if we had defiantly said, "No, we just won’t do a second site, period. Now what will you guys in Raleigh do?" "A pedestal of our party is local control and we intend to defend it."
I have been on a number of state and local commissions. Each time, one of them began to betray the peoples' trust or went outside their mandate, I resigned, making my protest public. We just don’t have many profiles in courage anymore in our party.
(By the way, I am fighting the good fight. Hundreds of readers read this blog daily.)