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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 08:37 AM

Republican calls on voters to drop the party if GOP in Raleigh continues on current path

Finally a Republican to speak the truth to Republicans. Never thought I'd EVER agree with Carl Mumpower on anything but I had to give his FB post a like for the brutal honesty he dished out in this piece.

He is railing against his own party's power grab that is specifically targeted at the City of Asheville. Asheville has been reliably Democrat for quite some time and so, of course, they must be punished. Here are a few of Mumpower's reasons Raleigh has over reached and betrayed Republican principles.



2) This is a local governance matter being decided in Raleigh. Asheville is being singled out for action that has not occurred anywhere else in the state. The end result will have a dramatically harmful social and economic impact on the citizens of Asheville and by association, Western North Carolina. This effort represents the effective practice of eminent domain – a misapplication of elected authority antagonistic to everything the Republican Party stands for.

3) Legislation against Asheville is a patterned activity. Recent seizure of the Airport, being singled out as the only city in NC not allowed to share room tax revenue, Sullivan Acts II & III uniquely applied to Asheville, and other actions reflect a mismatch between word and deed in supporting the viability of chartered municipalities.

4) The reasons tendered for this legislative seizure of Asheville’s water system are dishonest and beneath the dignity of the elected officials offering those justifications-


More at the link
http://www.mountainx.com/article/49751/Former-Asheville-City-Council-member-Carl-Mumpower-threatens-to-leave-GOP-over-water-system-bill

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Response to Flo Mingo (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 08:45 AM

1. they target Asheville for its large LGBT population (more L than G)

That's got to realllllly piss these guys off. A thriving city full of vibrant women who don't need them or give a flying f**k about their silly standards for women.

Of course, the GOP is interfering with us here in Wake County as well, ending the Dix contract and deliberately inserting itself into school board politics by redistricting at the COUNTY LEVEL.

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Response to Flo Mingo (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 11:01 AM

2. Raleigh GOPs are also trying to takeover Charlotte's airport. They are stripping assets paid for

and developed over decades by the citizens of these cities and putting them under an 'authority' that will be controlled by GOP cronies.

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Response to Flo Mingo (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:30 PM

3. Happened last year with Guilford County.

Raleigh stuck its nose into voter districts here for county commissioners, namely dropping a district and redrawing the lines. Guess who has the majority on the County Commissioners Board now?

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