We were among those who had a family member receive the shaming mailers from the North Carolina Democratic Party and the Sierra Club. Five mailers (scans linked at the end of the post) were received in five days all sent to my oldest daughter who only became eligible to vote in 2011. At first I was livid on her behalf. We do not live in a municipality, so do not vote in odd years. Fortunately, the requirements of our GOTV campaign kept me so busy that there was no time for the anger to fester. Now, that fiasco has taken a turn for the hilarious.
NCDP Chair Randy Voller's buddy, George Fisher, has tried to fire up the troops to run NCDP 1st Vice Chair Patsy Keever out on a rail since her name is the one printed on the shaming letters.
His initial post sounded reasonable, but an apparent ulterior motive for the post soon unfolded in the comments.
If Facebook conversations can be believed, the shaming letters were requested by ForwardNC, and Patsy Keever agreed that they could go out under her name. I have had several people with more knowledge than I, share that the letters could not have gone out without either Randy Voller's or Casey Mann's approval.
On the same thread, George Fisher claims to have received a "stack" of emails complaining about the letters. As often as I spoke out against the letters after my daughter received them, I did not get one Facebook message or email from anyone else who was upset. I also had nobody complain in person as I was out campaigning, making phone calls, and performing other duties as GOTV chair in Union County. Not one.
Any anger I felt about the letters has dissipated as I've watched Fisher's Facebook thread unfold. Even Randy Voller got in on the action, and by the end of the thread it is obvious that their intent is to tear down Patsy Keever and to stop her from running for chair.
It is absurd how hard George Fisher and friends worked in this thread to deflect general anger directed at Voller to Patsy Keever. With the SEC meeting approaching this Saturday, the attempt reeks of desperation. SEC members and proxies best be prepared for a very long day if this is a preview of what is to come.