RINOs are strangling conservative legislation! by Hal James Reprinted from The County Compass

While the platform of the Republican Party is conservative to the point that one could almost imagine its being written by a CCTA member, the Party has many successful RINOs (Republicans in name only). At all levels of our government (US, NC, counties, cities and towns), two tactics are used by RINOs to get elected to public office. Let’s examine the first. Gain the support of Constitutional, conservative folks by attending their rallies, making speeches that would make you think they are one of us, appearing to be so when interviewed, etc. They do this because they know there is another block of voters which is going to vote for anyone with an “R” after their name over anyone with a “D” after their name. Together, the two voting blocks will likely prove to be the majority of voters in our neck of the woods.
The second tactic is to split the conservative vote by getting two people with the reputation of being able to gain the support of the conservative block to run for the office against the RINO, thus the RINO can win primaries without even having a majority vote.
Here in North Carolina, those two tactics have given us Senators Tillis and Burr, both of whom work to obstruct President Trump’s conservative agenda.
In our General Assembly, there is only a small block of about six conservaive Republicans.  The Senate is a little better. In Craven County, the Board of Commissioners (4 Republicans, 3 Democrats) almost without exception vote unanimously to approve every motion, and the county budget grows year after year. Imagine that! I believe the same situation exists in most counties in our area. Beaufort and Carteret do appear to have a few strongly conservative commissioners, but there are TOO MANY RINOs!
Savvy conservatives need to stop listening to politicians’ talk and start watching how they vote. Actions almost always speak louder than words!

Scott Dacey’s curious contradictions by Raynor James reprinted from The County Compass

In early July, Scott Dacey, a member of the Craven County Board of Commissioners, declared himself a candidate for the U.S. Third Congressional District Congressional seat currently held by Walter Jones.

Mr. Dacey refers to himself as a “conservative,” and his campaign website says that he “…is constantly working toward reducing the size of government,” but his voting record as a county commissioner shows a contradictory picture.  Mr. Dacey has voted to increase the size of county government many times.

Examples include Mr. Dacey’s voting to add a new Federally Qualified Health Center in Havelock (which requires new expenses for operating a building, paying for new employees to hustle up new “clients,” etc.), Mr. Dacey’s voting for a new program to enable Trillium (Mr. Dacey is on their board) to train 20 clinicians in “grief counseling,” Mr. Dacey’s voting to commit $500,000 of Craven County taxpayer money (plus $47,500 in 2018 and $95,000 each year thereafter) to create a First Street Workforce Development Center, and Mr. Dacey’s voting to have Craven County participate in a Metropolitan Planning Organization (by pretending communities as diverse as New Bern and Havelock were a single community) thereby raising the county’s public transportation costs.

Therein lie the contradictions.  Mr. Dacey says he “is constantly working toward reducing the size of government,” but virtually every vote he makes increases the scope of local government, the size of its staff, and the cost of both.

TRUMP REPORT CARD By Constance Hanna, reprinted from The County Compass

On July 5th, President Trump embarked on his second trip abroad.  His first stop was Poland where he was warmly received.  He met with President Duda, and also gave a heartwarming, patriotic speech. That speech was in stark contrast to the apology tour conducted by our previous President.  President Trump’s speech was a critical and diplomatic success.  He said, in part, “I declare today for the world to hear that the West will never, ever be broken.  Our values will prevail.  Our people will thrive.  And our civilization will triumph.  So, together, let us fight like the Poles – for family, for freedom, for country, and for God.”

While there, he also spoke with 12 Central European, Baltic, and Western Balkan leaders at a summit referred to as “The Three Seas Conference.”  The President then traveled to Hamburg, Germany for the G20 Summit.  The President and First Lady apparently connected with President and Mrs. Macron of France.  They were invited by President Macron to visit France and help celebrate Bastille Day.  This trip was another resounding success.  “A+.”

On July 10th, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that 526 workers have been fired for misconduct since President Trump took office.  Another 200 have been suspended, and 33 demoted.  This included physicians, nurses, pharmacy technicians, food service workers, medical technicians, office workers, and even some police officers.  VA Secretary, David Shulkin, said, “Veterans and taxpayers have a right to know what we’re doing to hold our employees accountable and make our personnel actions transparent.”  There will be more terminations now that President Trump has signed the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act.  It strengthens Shulkin’s ability to get rid of bad employees.  This includes senior executives.  “A.”

To reverse the weak negative policies of the previous administration, President Trump will sell Patriot missiles and increase natural gas shipments to Poland.  We will also export coal to Ukraine, apply pressure in Syria, and support NATO.  “A.”

President Trump has, so far, signed 42 pieces of legislation to move forward on enacting his agenda and this coming week will be “Made in America” week.

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