The Poison Pill

Fellow North Carolina Republicans,


It is with urgency and resolve that we write you at this hour. We also write urging a general call to action to contact your legislators regarding a very important vote in both chambers of the General Assembly. This vote regards the Conference Committee Substitute bill to HB373, which would make stark and radical changes to the operation of the Republican and Democratic parties of North Carolina. This bill was made public just yesterday, and less than a week before the NCGA plans to adjourn.


Admittedly, the bill does some good things. It combines all primaries, including the presidential, into one primary, thus, saving the taxpayer money. The bill also moves our state’s presidential preference primary from February to March, allowing the North Carolina Republican party to avoid severe delegate penalties, and insuring that all the 72 delegates and 69 alternates we have earned are secured by us in the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland.


However, a surprise “poison pill” has been added to the bill. The specific section is § 163-278.8B. Affiliated party committees. CLICK LINK HERE:

Should this section become law, the majority and minority party leaders of each chamber will be permitted to set up competing state Republican and Democratic Party committees. These party committees run by caucus leadership will be able to accept unlimited party PAC money traditionally directed through the state parties. Caucus leadership will be able to spend this money; however they see fit, unbound by the party rules traditional party leaders are constrained by. They will be able to insert themselves into primary contests. These committees will enjoy the right to use the names, abbreviations and symbols of the state parties and generally exercise trademark rights.  It is an outrageous addition to the bill.


In a word, these “affiliated party committees” aim to make the state political parties irrelevant. This is an 11th hour addition inserted by caucus bosses that will not stand. We strongly urge you to contact your legislators right away and insist that this offending section be stricken from the bill.

Thank you and God bless North Carolina and the United States of America

No Refuge Resettlement – Period

I think that Polk County Commissioners should also put forth a resolution like the one Spartanburg passed last night. The well-being of each Polk County citizen is and should be the most important issue that elected officials pay attention to. I bet that the only ones who will complain will be liberals and socialist democrats!


First Class action by a Republican County Executive Committee.

From Michelle Wiles

Spartanburg GOP executive meeting tonight was very productive. We passed overwhelmly a resolution tonight to let Spartanburg County Council know that we their constituents, do not want refugee resettlement and that they need to make known publicly that we are a community that does not want this program to Nikki Haley, Trey Gowdy, Assistant Secretary of State Ann Richards and many more elected officials.

We are calling upon our County Council to make a stand and let it be known NO REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAM.

Call or email all county council members and elected officials and tell them to stand up and say NO. We are the people, we elected them, and they need to remember this. This is a matter of safety, we are at risk!

This is not a GOP party only issue- this is an American issue.



Animal Cruelty Board Must Remain Unbiased

In 2014 Pattie Lovelace and Nancy Hasselbring took a politically biased stand against the candidates running for office, and signed a petition printed in the Tryon Daily Bulletin on October 31, 2014.

Their public petition made me wonder if they would perform their duties on the Animal Cruelty Board in an unbiased manner, treating all citizens of Polk County fairly.  Having doubt in their decision making, I chose not to re-appoint them to the board.

I stand by my decision.

Keith Holbert

Here is a copy of the ad that was placed in the Tryon Daily Bulletin:

A Better Polk County PAC