That didn't take long. James's blog Comments Freudian slip? I am pleased to return to my home in NC. No personal attacks or false allegations will stop me from helping #NCDP from winning big in 2014. — Dr. Benjamin Chavis (@DrBenChavis) February 11, 2014 If he had said, "...stop NCDP from winning big" or "stop me from helping NCDP win big", the sentence would have worked. But as it is, "...stop me from helping NCDP from winning big" is not only grammatically wrong, the second "from" finishes in the negative. Just saying. Also, there's this: Hearing that @RandolphVoller may delay vote on @DrBenChavis. Will he blame a "right wing Jewish conspiracy" for this one? #ncpol — Lee Sartain (@leesartain) February 11, 2014 I don't care if they all lived in the same condo complex, to call a meeting for "tonight" is just plain arrogant, and is likely an effort to have a smaller group voting. **update: it's a conference call, not a sit-down meeting. Who is Lee Sartain, and... What the hell does he mean by that? ______________________________________________________________________ "Let's not be too rough on our own ignorance; it's what makes America great!" - Frank Zappa (6/29/1988) After Chavis was let go from the National NAACP, he joined Louis Farrakhan at the Nation of Islam, a notoriously anti-Semitic nutcase. I know all about Farrakhan... Does Voller know that Chavis isn't going to fly with the Jewish community? Is anti-Semitism even on the NCDP's radar? ______________________________________________________________________ "Let's not be too rough on our own ignorance; it's what makes America great!" - Frank Zappa (6/29/1988) It really shouldn't fly with any of us, frankly, regardless of our ethnicity or heritage. I know that's not what you meant with that comment, but I'd love to see more non-Jewish NC Dems complaining about it. I'm afraid Voller may be under the mistaken belief that anything that happened 15-20 years ago is no longer relevant, or that the relatively small number of NC Dems who are Jewish means there won't be any consequences. Doesn't work like that, and we ain't gonna let it work like that. Dems can be counted on ... to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, every time. _______________________________________________ "...the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be." Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail Having Ben Chavis in this position This is a deal breaker for me. I am sure that there will be a lot of heavy spinning going on with this move and there may even be a kind of "acceptance" here on this blog with it as things go forward. Me? I'm done with the party apparatus and my involvement with anything other than my local candidates is over. This is crazy. This is wrong. This is unacceptable. I have been played Color my face red. I cannot believe neither members on the Council to whom I addressed questions nor Randy himself mentioned a little detail like a vote being held tonight. I really fell for Randy Voller's slick PR. I hear there was no press release, and I cannot find any notice on the web site of the NCDP. Here is the requirement for advance notice from the Plan of Organization. 0.04 PUBLICIZE MEETINGS The time and place of all meetings of the North Carolina Democratic Party at all levels shall bepublicized fully and in such a manner as to assure timely notice to all interested persons. Such meetings must be held in places accessible to all party members and large enough to accommodate all interested persons. Martha Brock No worries, Martha We've all been played, it is one of the hazards of living life in the fishbowl. What we see and say is right out there for everyone to take a shot at if they want. Not to worry. Truth will out.