North Carolina Democrat Governor Roy Cooper has rejected the request to hold a full Republican National Convention this summer in Charlotte, citing safety concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic.
“The people of North Carolina do not know what the status of COVID-19 will be in August, so planning for a scaled-down convention with fewer people, social distancing and face coverings is a necessity,” Cooper wrote in a letter to the Republican National Committee (RNC).
However, Cooper has recently been cheering on the mob behavior of so-called protesters throughout his state despite the fact that they have made a complete mockery of social distancing guidelines.
“Let me be clear about one thing: People are more important than property. Black Lives do Matter,” Cooper wrote on Saturday in a now infamous Tweet.
Republican leadership in the state has criticized Cooper for his lackluster response to widespread rioting, even though he eventually said he would utilize the National Guard to control unruly protesters.
“I’m calling on the governor to fully mobilize the National Guard to make sure these cities and these communities are safe going forward,” Republican state house speaker Tim Moore said. “We’ve now had, if you count Charlotte, three nights of unrest, three nights of looting, three nights of rioting in various cities across the state.”
“The National Guard could have fully been mobilized here ready and been able to deal with these issues as they were unfolding, as opposed to hours and hours late,” he added. “I don’t know how much damage could have been prevented, but I would submit to you that it would be a lot.”
The RNC has given Cooper every chance to comply with their requests. They intend to hold a full convention with 19,000 delegates being seated there and in excess of 50,000 individuals attending the event from Aug. 24-27.
The RNC has demonstrated our commitment to holding a safe and successful convention in Charlotte.
We are hopeful Governor Cooper will finally give us the guidance we need to do so. pic.twitter.com/6IwYBPaJ4A
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) May 30, 2020
“While we have demonstrated our commitment and acted to ensure a safe convention, to date, we have received no guidance that provides us with any assurances that the Convention can proceed according to the terms of the various participants’ original agreements,” the RNC said.
“Proactively, we have plans in place for temperature checks, testing before and during the Convention, making masks available for those who request one and providing enhanced sanitization of public areas in order to protect the health of attendees and the residents of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County,” they added.
However, if Cooper wants to abuse his power to deny the freedom to assemble for Republicans, there are governors who are willing to step in and take the commerce and revenue that Cooper is denying his state out of spite.
“Florida would love to have the RNC,” said Fla. Gov. Ron Desantis. “Heck, I’m a Republican, it would be good for us to have the DNC in terms of the economic impact.”
“Florida wants to work with you. If you’re a business, if you’re a sports team, if you have some of these events — we want to work with you to get to yes,” DeSantis added.
President Trump has put Gov. Cooper in his sights for attempting to obstruct the RNC:
I love the Great State of North Carolina, so much so that I insisted on having the Republican National Convention in Charlotte at the end of August. Unfortunately, Democrat Governor, @RoyCooperNC is still in Shutdown mood & unable to guarantee that by August we will be allowed…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 25, 2020
Cooper’s political games will not stop the 1st Amendment rights of Republicans from being exercised at this national convention, whether it is in his state or elsewhere. The deadline the RNC has given Cooper to acquiesce is Wednesday, or they are expected to find another venue to hold their convention.
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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