North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadows, a staunch America First supporter, announced on Thursday, December 19, 2019 that he is retiring from Congress at the end of his term in office.
Meadows served North Carolina’s 11th District for four terms.
In a statement, Meadows said that he “struggled” with leaving what has generally considered to be a “temporary job.”
“For everything there is a season. After prayerful consideration and discussion with family, today I’m announcing that my time serving Western North Carolina in Congress will come to a close at the end of this term,” Meadows stated. “This was a decision I struggled with greatly.”
“My work with President Trump and his administration is only beginning,” Meadows continued. “This President has accomplished incredible results for the country in just 3 years, and I’m fully committed to staying in the fight with him and his team to build on those successes and deliver on his promises for the years to come. I’ve always said Congress is a temporary job, but the fight to return Washington, DC to its rightful owner, We The People, has only just begun.”
Meadow’s announcement came the day before the North Carolina filing deadline, which forced him to make the decision today. As opposed to some of his North Carolina congressional colleagues, Meadows was not deeply impacted by the state’s congressional re-districting measures. Meadow’s 11th District is expected to remain GOP hands, however.
The North Carolina congressman has been one of President Donald Trump’s strongest advocates. He served as chairman of the House Freedom Caucus during the first two years of the Trump administration and played a crucial role in trying to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
Meadows established his trailblazing credentials when he tried to out former House Speaker John Boehner. He has stood strong with the president throughout the entire impeachment drama in 2019.
Rumors are circulating that Meadows could be joining the Trump administration in some capacity. Current speculation points to Meadows’s interest in being Trump’s chief of staff.
Meadows dismissed rumors that he would be running for North Carolina’s open Senate seat in 2022, when Republican Senator Richard Burr is expected to retire.
Congressman come and go, but Meadows will be especially missed by America First patriots.
Hopefully, North Carolina’s 11th district is occupied by an America First successor.
The American Right Should Beware of Campaign Consultant Grifters
Some people want to make a quick buck with zero results to show for it.
Heading into 2022 and 2024, America First operatives should be careful dealing with campaigns run by grifters.
Patrick Clerbune of VDARE put out an informative post that serves as a warning to all about the rampant corruption within Republican political consultant outfits.
He highlighted a Washington Post piece detailing how donors gave more than $8 million to Kim Klacik, a black woman running as a Republican candidate in Maryland’s 7th district. In reality, the money donated to Klacik’s campaign went straight to the fat pockets of political consultants who knew full well that she couldn’t win.
The Post went into further detail about this naked grifting opportunity:
Her campaign is an example of how some consulting firms are profiting handsomely from Republican candidates who have robust appeal in today’s politically charged environment…
By the end of Klacik’s campaign, she would raise a staggering $8.3 million and pay nearly $3.7 million of it to Olympic Media, according to campaign finance filings.
For political veterans, this is nothing new under the sun. Political consultant parasites such as Karl Rove are notorious for enriching themselves by running failed campaigns and diverting resources from actual winnable races. Rove was also involved in the Georgia Senate dumpster fire, where the GOP dropped a whopping $1 billion and still ended up losing both seats.
Pointing out how the managerial state is detrimental to all Americans, especially minorities, is one thing. But using failed ethnic pandering and running campaigns in districts that can never be won by Republicans is another.
In the aforementioned case, Maryland’s 7th district has never gone Republican in its history and was the long-time home of Elijah Cummings from 1996 until his death in 2019. Democrat challenger Kweisi Mfume completely obliterated Klacik 74 to 25 in the 2020 general election.
Intelligent nationalists would be wise to recognize that certain races are lost causes, which drain resources that could otherwise be allocated towards winnable campaigns. A large degree of skepticism should always be directed towards the political consultant class. Their money-making model does not always translate into electoral success.
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