One More GOP Crackpot Who Probably Won't Get Into Congress-- Mark Harris (NC-09)

Keep digging' Mark

Dan McCready isn't my kind of candidate. He has already joined the Blue Dogs and New Dems, the Republican wing of the Democratic Party and is likely to take a very conservative posture when it comes to crucial congressional votes-- more or less your father's kind of Republican but with a "D" next to his name, not a Trumpian fascist or 2018 right-wing extremist. With the connivance of the DCCC, he won the NC-09 May 8th primary.

The Republican incumbent, Robert Pittenger, a solid conservative, was defeated by a neo-fascist extremist, Mark Harris in that primary, probably making it easier for McCready, a Marine vet, to win the general election. McCready didn't just win his primary overwhelmingly-- 36,098 (82.8%) to 7,922 (17.2%)-- he won more votes than the 3 Republican combined!

Mark Harris- 17,302 (48.54%)
Robert Pittender- 16,474 (46.22%)
Clarence Goins- 1,867 (5.24%)

As of the April 18 FEC reporting deadline, Pittenger had spent $1,000,061 to Harris' $465,043. McCready, who has raided the most money, spent $695,478 on the primary. Ryan's House Majority PAC spent around $75,000 attacking Harris. As of that last filing deadline, McCready had $1,220,648 cash on hand to Harris' $70,804.

The district takes up most of the state's southern tier that borders on South Carolina but much of the population lives in metro Charlotte-- Cherry, Colonial Heights, Eastover, Meyers Park, south into the cities suburbs and exurbs-- and most of Fayetteville and its suburbs. Although the district's PVI is R+8 and although Trump beat Hillary there 54.4% to 42.8%, demographics are trending blue. In a wave election, NC-09 would be a good pick to flip Democratic, especially this year when Harris had been unable to soothe the bitterness and rancor of the Pittenger backers. That's confirmed by a Civitas poll of likely voters released yesterday, showing McCready ahead by 7 points.

Mark Harris- 36%
Dan McCready- 43%
Jeff Scott (Libertarian)- 3%

By 49-43% NC-09 voters disapprove of the way Trump is doing his job. But Harris' biggest problem is because women dislike him-- by 16 points. While the poll was in the field a Democratic SuperPAC, American Bridge, discovered a sermon Harris did as a Baptist minister, implying, strongly, that women belong in the home, not in the workplace. It was picked up widely by the local media. He questioned whether a career was the "healthiest pursuit" for women.

In the sermon, Harris, then pastor of Charlotte's First Baptist Church, spoke about "God's plan for biblical womanhood" and barriers to it.

"The first one... is that we’ve had in our own culture a new supreme pursuit," he said. "There is a new supreme pursuit from the traditional pursuit of being a wife or a mother... 
"In our culture today, girls are taught from grade school... that what is most honorable in life is a career, and their ultimate goal in life is simply to be able to grow up and be independent of anyone or anything," he said.

"But nobody has seemed to ask the question that I think is critically important to ask: Is that a healthy pursuit for society? Is that the healthiest pursuit for our homes? ...Is that the healthiest pursuit for the sexes in our generation?"

...In a statement, McCready said the sermon reflects someone "out of step."

"As a Christian, I believe that we are all created in God's image," he said. "That means men and women are equally valuable and equally capable and should be treated as such in their homes, careers, and in society. Mr. Harris' comments suggest otherwise. This is just another example of how out of step Mr. Harris is-- not just with this district but with this century."

...Harris' sermon came a year after he helped lead the successful 2012 push for what was known as Amendment One, which defined marriage as between a man and a woman. It was later nullified when the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage.

Down With Tyranny

Dear friends of this aggregator

  • Yes, I intentionally removed Newsbud from the aggregator on Mar 22.
  • Newsbud did not block the aggregator, although their editor blocked me on twitter after a comment I made to her
  • As far as I know, the only site that blocks this aggregator is Global Research. I have no idea why!!
  • Please stop recommending Newsbud and Global Research to be added to the aggregator.

Support this site

News Sources

Source Items
Dilyana Gaytandzhieva 12
John Pilger 407
The Real News 367
Scrutinised Minds 27
Need To Know News 1377
FEE 2766
Marine Le Pen 208
Francois Asselineau 25
Opassande 53
HAX on 5July 220
Henrik Alexandersson 423
Mohamed Omar 216
Professors Blog 10
Arg Blatte Talar 37
Angry Foreigner 15
Fritte Fritzson 11
Teologiska rummet 32
Filosofiska rummet 64
Vetenskapsradion Historia 107
Snedtänkt (Kalle Lind) 167
Les Crises 1634
Richard Falk 100
Ian Sinclair 71
SpinWatch 50
Counter Currents 5413
Kafila 320
Gail Malone 31
Transnational Foundation 221
Rick Falkvinge 86
The Duran 6011
Vanessa Beeley 84
Nina Kouprianova 9
MintPress 4217
Paul Craig Roberts 988
News Junkie Post 42
Nomi Prins 21
Kurt Nimmo 191
Strategic Culture 2984
Sir Ken Robinson 16
Stephan Kinsella 58
Liberty Blitzkrieg 765
Sami Bedouin 61
Consortium News 2045
21 Century Wire 2721
Burning Blogger 267
Stephen Gowans 66
David D. Friedman 125
Anarchist Standard 16
The BRICS Post 1435
Tom Dispatch 376
Levant Report 17
The Saker 3152
The Barnes Review 458
John Friend 346
Psyche Truth 146
Jonathan Cook 135
New Eastern Outlook 2826
School Sucks Project 1722
Giza Death Star 1459
Andrew Gavin Marshall 15
Red Ice Radio 556
GMWatch 1654
Robert Faurisson 134
Espionage History Archive 34
Jay's Analysis 652
Le 4ème singe 86
Jacob Cohen 189
Agora Vox 9339
Cercle Des Volontaires 411
Panamza 1500
Fairewinds 103
Project Censored 675
Spy Culture 325
Conspiracy Archive 57
Crystal Clark 11
Timothy Kelly 462
PINAC 1482
The Conscious Resistance 481
Independent Science News 65
The Anti Media 5024
Positive News 820
Brandon Martinez 30
Steven Chovanec 61
Lionel 258
The Mind renewed 205
Natural Society 2391
Yanis Varoufakis 765
Tragedy & Hope 121
Dr. Tim Ball 60
Web of Debt 120
Porkins Policy Review 324
Conspiracy Watch 174
Eva Bartlett 543
Libyan War Truth 268
DeadLine Live 1895
Kevin Ryan 61
Aaron Franz 175
Traces of Reality 166
Revelations Radio News 118
Dr. Bruce Levine 102
Peter B Collins 1280
Faux Capitalism 205
Dissident Voice 9107
Climate Audit 219
Donna Laframboise 320
Judith Curry 1035
Geneva Business Insider 40
Media Monarchy 1851
Syria Report 70
Human Rights Investigation 90
Intifada (Voice of Palestine) 1685
Down With Tyranny 9561
Laura Wells Solutions 17
Video Rebel's Blog 404
Revisionist Review 485
Aletho News 17018
ضد العولمة 27
Penny for your thoughts 2556
Northerntruthseeker 1953
كساريات 37
Color Revolutions and Geopolitics 27
Stop Nato 4556 Blog 2555 Original Content 5859
Corbett Report 2006
Stop Imperialism 491
Land Destroyer 1076
Webster Tarpley Website 873

Compiled Feeds

Public Lists

Title Visibility
Funny Public