Friday, October 04, 2013

Shutdown shuts down N.C. GOP fundraiser

Chalk up another casualty of the federal government shutdown. And this one will cost the North Carolina Republican Party.

The state party had scheduled an Oct. 9 fundraiser at The Capitol Hill Club, with guests paying up to $2,500. The event was to be headlined by GOP Sen. Richard Burr, the state's nine Republican House members and Gov. Pat McCrory.

Republican national Chairman Reince Priebus was expected to put in an appearance.

But Friday, with the shutdown in its fourth day and no end in sight, GOP leaders decided to postpone the event.

"In light of the government shutdown the North Carolina Republican Party thought it would be best to put our Washington D.C. fundraiser on hold," said Todd Poole, the party's executive director. "In the meantime we hope our Democrat friends on Capitol Hill will come to their senses and join Republicans at the negotiating table and end the shutdown."

One member of the state delegation, by the way, is getting credit, or blame, for initiating the shutdown.

Freshman GOP Rep Mark Meadows of Jackson County got 79 members to sign onto a letter in August urging their colleagues to tie continued government funding to dismantling Obamacare. He's gotten attention in the national media. CNN called him "the architect of the brink."


  

23 comments:

CharlotteObserver said...

Jim: Keep up the work or democrats will have to quit depending on low information voters and bias media.

Archiguy said...

This is what happens when you send petulant children to the United States Congress. Wanting to be part of government when you have no interest in governing, nor an understanding that good governance requires negotiation, compromise, and acceptance of things you cannot change, makes no sense. Kind of like this whole act of political theater. Once again, we all suffer so a handful of misguided far-right nihilists can have their moment of grandstanding.

Honestly, who voted for these cretins?

CharlotteObserver said...

See what I mean?

Anonymous said...

Most amusing.

CharlotteObserver sees an extortionist who says do it my way or I will wreck the economy and feels that it is the fault of the person being blackmailed because they won't "negotiate" a resolution to the blackmail.

It reminds me of the physical abuser who tells his battered victim: "Now see what you made me do?"

CharlotteObserver said...

Wow, not if that happened, then of course your story would have to end the way you hope. But in the real world we have to deal with what is happening in Washington.

But keep it up and write a book, you sound like you have a great imagination.

Wiley Coyote said...

You have to love Archie's continued hypocrisy...

...good governance requires negotiation, compromise, and acceptance of things you cannot change, makes no sense.

The Republican cretins voted for their candidates as the Democrat cretins - you Archie - voted for Obama.

It takes both houses of Congress to make law and do the business of the country. The Senate is no different than the House.

How long did it take for your hypocritical Democrats to pass a budget, which they are required by law to do - which passed by one vote I might add - ? 1,200 days. So much for Archie's "good governance" by The New Hypocrite Party.

By the way Archie. If Republicans had not pushed for CHANGE in the 1850's and 60's, slavery would have continued on, as politicians at the time, including Lincoln, felt it was protected by the Constitution and would take a Constitutional Amendment to stop it.

Just because Obamacare "is the law" doesn't mean it can't be scrapped or changed, no matter how many brainwashing talking points your New Hypocrisy Party tries to spoon feed you.

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Archiguy said...

Well. It certainly didn't take long for this comment section to sink into the right-wing cesspool of crazy.

Maybe a little bit of moderation, Jim? Just to keep the inmates safely locked up in their asylum? Some people might actually want to peruse these comment sections to, you know, learn something. And not have to wash their eyes out with soap afterwards.

Anonymous said...

http://theweek.com/article/index/226276/the-skyrocketing-cost-of-us-health-care-by-the-numbers

http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/medicare/266955-cbo-federal-healthcare-costs-skyrocketing


Health care costs have skyrocketed 1500% in the past 25 yrs or less.

Insurance premiums have skyrocketed 1500% in the past 25 yrs for working Americans.

Obama tricked America into thinking he would lower costs when in fact he has done the opposite and only socializing health care to spread the costs over the masses to pay for the poor bums who already get everything paid off anyway. Over 50% in America now on govt programs like faking disability, welfare, food stamps etc.
Only 50% pay taxes to the IRS today.

If you really want to help American taxpayers and workers then REDUCE health care by at least 50% that go unchecked and this will cut employter health care insurance premiums by 50%.

Otherwise Obama is furthur destroying American workers and taxpayers by raising their insurance premiums by 50% average to pay for these bums. Obama is retarded and never had to work a day in his life to pay insurance premiums.


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CharlotteObserver said...

Yes censorship is something someone on here wants. Strange, strange indeed when folks do not like what is said.

As far as the strange posts on here, I just hope it is not the effort of someone who wants to make conservatives look bad. Not that, that happens.

Oh and this is interesting: http://www.american.com/archive/2012/april/liberals-or-conservatives-who2019s-really-close-minded

CharlotteObserver said...

The Right wing of the GOP is in a complete free fall. They can't help themselves from resorting to insult and racial taunts. Hopingthe intelligent and coherent members of the GOP can soon regain control.

CharlotteObserver said...

As I said earlier I hope we do not have liberal folks posting as conservatives to cloud the issues.

That would be just sad.

And again, not that, that ever happened or anything.

Anonymous said...

Racist homo liberals in a free fall with the incomptent muslim in the WH.

Socialist Obama killing these bums

2014 and 2016 will belong to Republicans.

Obama and his lib homos have ruined America eternally.





Anonymous said...

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/10/05/cruz-promises-republican-victory-in-shutdown-fight/?hpt=hp_c2

These liberal scumbags can erase all they want but the REBUBLICANS will DEFEAT the rodent pest termites.

OBAMA and his gummit OPOOPA CARE IS A FRAUD !!!

Fake disabled liars will be jailed and welfare moochers arrested.

Liberal homos pedos are all insane criminals and cannibals as Dahlmer proved along with being serial killers since thats who commit all mass murder.

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2013/09/25/study-on-average-obamacare-increases-premiums-99-percent-for-men-62-percent-for-women-n1709510


http://www.adherents.com/misc/hsk.html

Anonymous said...

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/10/04/4365331/insurance-premium-increases-shock.html

Dsmn. Even this usually incompetent NC liberal rag realizes socialist criminal extortionist muslim hater of America and capitalism Obama has an IQ below room temp and failed with this asinine garbage that kills working people.

Obama tricked America and lied that he was reducing health care costs that have risen 1500% in the past 25 yrs long with insurance premiums but was only helping the 50% moochers off society who fake disability or on welfare and food stamps as beggars.

OBAMA IS 100% FRAUD !!!

Anonymous said...

As always the right seems to live in their bizzaro world bubble but in the end it doesn't really matter because the Republicans will pay an even heavier price at the polls than they were already going to pay. When will the right learn that elections have consequences and so do bad politics. Say goodbye to the house like you've already banished yourselves from the Senate and White House. If you mange to find a heart and a brain then we'll welcome you back to the grown-ups table. But for now you're in time-out.

CharlotteObserver said...

And here you liberals/democrats sold yourself as the enlightened and understanding folks.

Yet we now find out we conservatives are lacking so much, or so you feel.

Why this is interesting. Maybe this is why you say what you do: http://www.american.com/archive/2012/april/liberals-or-conservatives-who2019s-really-close-minded