NC Mining and Energy Commission Chair Jim Womack recently called his opponents "whiney [sic] libtards" during an exchange in the comments section of The Sanford Herald. As shown in this entry on The Rant, a Lee County blog, Womack has a long history of aggressive and questionable comments online. An Independent Weekly article recently showed that Womack ran an anonymous blog while he was a sitting county commissioner, and the Sanford Herald ran an article about a Womack email suggesting running the Lee County manager over with a tank.
Now, Womack heads the MEC, where his comments should be seen as even more questionable since he is the "face" of fracking in the state. This also brings up the question, can Womack be trusted with this responsibility if he cannot better control himself? Does he see anyone who disagrees with him as a "libtard?" And, of course, note the irony that these comments came as he complained about being made out to look like a bully. You really need to check out The Rant's full write up.