NC-05: Watauga County: REPORTING FOR DUTY

Recently, StormBear and LumkpinCharm have been EVERYWHERE with diaries showing in great detail what a fantastic Democratic candidate ROGER SHARPE is for NC-05. There are signs that his race against Virginia Foxx,formerly thought of as "long shot," is now entirely competitive. We from the ground agree.

Likewise, these bloggers (and countless others) have worked hard to awaken the people of our great state and nation to the hideousness of NC-05 Republicans who long ago gave up on things like...democracy. And voting.

Republican State Senate candidate David Blust (handpicked by Madame Foxx):

Do you think its any coincidence that...the next day...students turned in 1000+ new voter registrations!?

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WE"RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE!

In 1979 the Supreme Court in Symm vs. The United States ruled that students could vote where we live.

But NC-05 Republicans have a pattern of voting like asses, and then trying to keep their constituency from the polls.

In 2000, Virginia Foxx urged the local A.G. to launch a criminal investigation into the ASU freshman seminar program.
Their crime? Registering voters.

After the Republican Watauga County Commissioners lost their seats in 2004 (Even as the county went for Bush), they blamed students and treated us like the flu. They printed bumper stickers saying ASU SHAME ON YOU! Now they’ve come out as a party against us being able to participate in the democratic process!

Its not just individual nutjobs anymore.

Now its the whole Republican party!

“We as a party (Republicans) don’t want students to vote here…You come into town and you don’t have any idea about local issues…There’s more at stake for you where your parents live.”
Republican GOTV director in Watauga County

ASU's student newspaper, The Appalachian, has not traditionally been known to take stands politically.

However, the most recent issue had a SLEW of articles, editorials, and op-eds which RIPPED into Blust and the local Republican Party.

They’ve messed with the wrong crowd!

My editorial, in the Appalachian talks about how important students are to the community and the economy. I also talked about Blust’s failed record as a County Commissioner.

The editorial board came out swinging against these un-American Republicans!

Blust and Foxx's bullshit are nowfront-page news, and just take a look at what a meaningful opinion page looks like. We need to see that more often.

What WE THE PEOPLE want…
http://www.sharpeforcongress.com/gallery/foxxsharpe.jpg width=300 align=left>

Roger Sharpe is making a stand and we are taking his side! Fifth District Republicans, knowing that they do not represent us in congress, are trying to keep us locked out of the Democratic process. I am voting against Virginia Foxx because I dont want to have to deal with being treated like a terrorist by my congresswoman. But Im also PROUD to support Roger Sharpe - a true patriot.

The Watauga County canvass last weekend was one of the most successful we've ever had. I still haven't met a Republican who is planning to vote for Virginia Foxx. And I still haven't talked to a student who plans to vote for Virginia Foxx, the racist.

Watauga County is ready for battle.
With canvassing, targeted phone-calling, local blogging, and kick-ass democrats, we are SWINGING!

We got just 2 weeks left. PLEASE...GO GET DEMOCRATS TO THE POLLS!!!

Im sick of these fools!
With candidates like Roger Sharpe and Steve Goss we can be proud to bust our butts and go into debt!

GO ROGER GO!!!

ITS GAME TIME!

Comments

Man oh man ... am I glad you're on our side!

Great entry. Recommended!

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“Don't tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value.”
― Joe Biden

same to ya friend

The whole community here is fantastic.

Thanks yall

WataugaWatch is a fantastic local blog. I'd encourage the locals to check it out.

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Beautiful sweetie! That's a wonderful piece. We had a huge turnout from UNCC in 2004. We're trying to make sure that those who are registered will vote. I don't know if there was a registration drive this year.


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YouTube

Is that YouTube video showing up for yall?

If not, the link is here -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMmegR6JBp0

works for me.

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Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Simply amazing

I cannot believe a GOP official would be dumb enough to say publicly that students shouldn't be allowed to vote. What an idiot. Why not just eliminate voting rights for everyone who isn't a white male and landowner of 100 acres of American soil - that would show those silly students.

Well, now that I think about it, after you consider the GOP officials in the White House, I can believe it. I hope they don't read this and get any ideas.

not just the GOP official

all the people running for office are saying it. It is now the party platform.

on campus to

that video was taken ON campus!!

Foxx absent AGAIN

See Roger at the following event!
Virginia Foxx declined (hmm...sensing a pattern there Mrs George Allen?)

Temple Emanuel and the

Men’s Club Present:

Sunday, October 29, 2006 7:30pm

Temple Emanuel Social Hall

Meet Roger Sharpe, Candidate for Congress, 5th District

Candidate Sharpe will be speaking on current issues. Following his speech, the candidate will answer questions from the audience.

For More Information:

Contact Howard Floch at 778-1940 Temple Emanuel and the

Men’s Club Present:

Sunday, October 29, 2006 7:30pm

Temple Emanuel Social Hall

Meet Roger Sharpe, Candidate for Congress, 5th District

Candidate Sharpe will be speaking on current issues. Following his speech, the candidate will answer questions from the audience.

For More Information:

Contact Howard Floch at 778-1940

But it just gets better and better--check this out

Fantastic video

I'm impressed with the student's ability to stay cool. I would have told the old @$$hole to go f*ck himself.

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“Don't tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value.”
― Joe Biden

we talked to him after the meeting

thats when he told us we couldnt vote because we didn't pay property taxes.

I wish yall could have seen it.

Steve Goss, the democrat said..."well...the only problem with Mr. Blusts answer is the 14th, 15th, 22nd, and 24th amendments to the US Constitution."

Everybody went apeshit! Steve is amazing.

[also...i don't know that those are the actual amendments, just going from memory]

You know...

...this video speaks volumes about what has gone wrong in this country since Bozo Brain took office. Paranoia wrapped up in talking points, tied up with a dose of arrogance. Kudos to the young man for taking the high road!

Conscious evolution, it's what turns me on. There's got to be a difference between right and wrong.-DTB

Kudos as well...

...for walking into a GOP/enemy camp's headquarters. Yuck.

Conscious evolution, it's what turns me on. There's got to be a difference between right and wrong.-DTB

Wait - the jackass in the video...

Is Blust?

I thought is was some App dude.

Damn. And this guy wants a position of power in a democracy?

Did I miss something?

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NC-05 Is Now In PLAY! - Vote Sharpe For Congress

Blust is the video in the post

an App State student is in the video in the comments