RALEIGH – The leading metro paper in Raleigh has been carrying water for North Carolina Democrats since Reconstruction. Monday they were out with a piece cheering on Democrats’ efforts to ‘Break the Majority’ and lauding the Leftist party for advancing the cause of Women through all their recently announced female candidates running in the 2018 General Assembly elections.
“The wave of women signing up to run for political office has hit North Carolina.
State Democrats spent Monday announcing nine new candidates – including six women – in their 2018 effort to break Republicans’ veto-proof majority in the state legislature.
Rep. Darren Jackson, the top Democrat in the North Carolina House of Representatives, said on Twitter that he thinks the rise in women candidates has been especially pronounced in the last year.
“It’s something we were seeing way before all the sexual harassment scandals started to break,” he wrote. “After the 2016 election, a lot of women started turning out for events, indivisible groups, house parties. Many for the first time. Been seeing it for a year now.””
This is, of course, is a thinly veiled attempt to paint Republicans as ‘anti-women,’ as was the favored smear (right behind racism) during the 2016 Presidential elections, by pushing the illusion that Democrats hold the edge over Republicans in representing women via their bevy of female candidates and Progressive values.
There’s one small (large) problem with that narrative, though – so many of the female candidates Democrats are touting as evidence of their empowering women are, in fact, running against incumbent Republicans women.
“In Wake County, lawyer Sydney Batch announced her candidacy for House District 37, which represents southwestern Wake County. Batch is a certified child welfare specialist and runs a law firm focused on family law issues with her husband, J. Patrick Williams.
That seat is currently held by Republican Rep. Linda Williams, a former Holly Springs town councilwoman who joined the legislature last year after the retirements of former Rep. Paul “Skip” Stam, also a Republican.
The district covers parts of Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina and Garner.
Batch said Monday in a written statement she wanted to run because “too many people feel the deck is stacked against them.”
“People want affordable, accessible health care, quality and affordable education, safe air to breathe, clean water to drink, and a fair paycheck,” she said. “Most of all, they want their children to live a more prosperous life than they have.”
In Johnston County, Linda Bennett is running for the seat held by Republican Rep. Donna White, a nurse from Clayton. Bennett founded a pharmaceutical consulting company and lives on a farm south of Zebulon.
Reading this puff piece you will start to notice that it’s not the women themselves Democrats (and the writer, though I repeat myself) are really championing, but their Leftist beliefs in Big Government that they love.
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Republican women already occupy these seats. Do they not represent women’s empowerment? Of course not! Republican women are, somehow, enemies to the cause of women in the eyes of the Left.
The pitting of *approved* Leftist women against Republican women incumbents continues…
“In the northern Forsyth County suburbs of Winston-Salem, Terri LeGrand announced her plans to run against Republican Rep. Deborah Conrad for House District 74
In Concord, the 82nd district was redrawn so that its incumbent, Republican Rep. Larry Pittman, was put into a neighboring district. The new 82nd district is home to a different Republican incumbent, Rep. Linda Johnson.
Johnson could face Aimy Steele, an elementary school principal and former Spanish teacher who announced her candidacy Monday.”
To be fair, not all of the celebrated female Democrats females announcing their candidacy are running against other women.
“…Cary Life magazine editor Jennifer Ferrell hopes to run a second time against Republican Rep. Nelson Dollar of Cary. First, though, she will be in a primary against fellow Democrat Matt Calabria, a Wake County Commissioner. And Jen Mangrum, a professor at UNC-Greensboro, plans to run against Republican Sen. Phil Berger, the leader of the state Senate.
In [incumbent Republican Larry] Pittman’s new House District 83, he could face a challenger who also announced Monday, Gail Young.
Young is the leader of a liberal advocacy group called Citizens in Action NC that organizes protests in Cabarrus County. Young also worked for a long time for the Mecklenburg County government.”
While the Republican majority could do without the milquetoast House Budget chairman Nelson Dollar, his defeat should be at the hands of a conservative primary challenger, not a full out Leftist.
Pittman on the other hand is a stalwart conservative, popular among constituents, who was curiously drawn out of his district by Republican leadership. His challenger in the new district is a Far Left Nutcase – she organizes protests for progressive causes that would be more at home in Soviet Russia than the Old North State.
All in all, Democrats want you to know that they are the one and only champion of women…as long as those women drink the Left’s Kool-Aid.
Successful conservative women be damned.