Republicans Eat Their Young

How hypocritical can Republicans be?!?!? Okay, don’t answer that.

There’s a small-town story about how the Republican leader in North Carolina is “splitting the party” (click for story). The REALLY interesting thing is the statement by Republican Activist Chris Farr about redistricting. And I quote, “He has worked with the Democrats to create an unconstitutional redistricting plan.”

What the hell?

When Republicans do redistricting in years that they shouldn’t (like 2002 and 2003 in Texas, and 2002 in Colorado), it’s because “they have the right”. When Democrats do the same thing, it’s “Unconstitutional”. Can we say RAGING MORON? It’s time to send these idiots back home, and not let them control our States, nor our Nation, any more!Morgan’s Leadership Divides N.C. Republican Party
Some Republicans Seek To Remove Morgan As House Co-Speaker

POSTED: 7:53 pm EST March 24, 2004
UPDATED: 8:27 pm EST March 24, 2004
RALEIGH, N.C. — In-fighting among local Republicans appears to be on the rise.

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Richard Morgan has been controversial from the day he became co-speaker of the House.

It all has to do with state House co-speaker Richard Morgan.

Taking the form of a sort of Republican revolt, a grassroots effort against Morgan is gaining steam.

Morgan has been controversial from the day he became co-speaker of the House. Some Republicans call it a power play — compounded by his endorsement of a legislative redistricting plan they say was a sellout.

“He has vowed publicly to try to defeat Republicans who are not loyal to him,” Republican activist Chris Farr said. “He has worked with the Democrats to create an unconstitutional redistricting plan.”

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Delegates to the Wake County Republican Convention voted to support a resolution removing Morgan from the executive committee of the state Republican party. It also would bar him from serving in a leadership position for five years.

“We can’t have our party leaders trying to defeat Republicans,” Farr said. “It’s that simple.”

The timing of the resolution may not be coincidental. Morgan is up for re-election this year.

Wake County is not the only county to support the resolution. Mecklenberg and Forsyth Counties have approved similar measures.

The executive committee of the state Republican party will vote on it in May.

Morgan insists he has been loyal to fellow Republicans, and he touts his cooperation with Democratic Co-Speaker Jim Black as productive.

“I just refuse to be distracted by this sideshow, as I call it,” Morgan said. “It has largely to do with some folks that didn’t get their way.”

Morgan has his fair share of supporters, who say petty politics is at work here.

“It’s counterproductive,” said Rep. David Miner, of Wake County. “I would challenge them (Morgan’s detractors) to do positive things for the party.”

Reporter: Laurie Clowers
OnLine Producer: Paul Ensslin

Copyright 2004 by WRAL.com.

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