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Mar 17, 2011

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Can anyone in the Guilford County Republican Party state where in the plan of organization it states that their convention is closed to non-Republicans? It is a bit out of the ordinary because most plans of organization state that the convention is open to the media and the public and that there should be a special section set aside for "observers".

Closing the convention is bad form in my opinion and I'm just curious if it is actually in their bylaws.

Halfassodus

all of the cockfights i have attended been closed to outsiders.

i understand that dogbaiters and human traffic rings operate the same way.

bubba

Ah yes, another slow day today, as Ed Cone needs to reach for something to talk about in support of a favorite meme that needs a little propping up..

.....of which, we are never surprised.

tc

There's something happening here in Alamance County.

Alamance county Republican Party chairman Robert Simpson, a tea party supporter, decided not to run for re-election. From His letter of resignation: “It has been a mean, nasty wonderful ride. I have many frontal wounds from the Democrats, but also many arrows in my back from a few angry, back biting, backstabbing Republican detractors.”

Ed Cone

Bob, I don't control the production schedule of the Rhino, so the timing is not really my choice.

More to the point, are you saying that Hammer and I are incorrect that the tensions within the GC GOP are a reflection of a similar story playing out across the country?

bubba

"More to the point, are you saying that Hammer and I are incorrect that the tensions within the GC GOP are a reflection of a similar story playing out across the country?"

I'm sorry......how is that question relevant to the point I made in my last post?

Ed Cone

Maybe I misunderstood your comment, Bob.

I took it to mean that John and I are wrong to say the local contest is part of a much larger story with national implications.

If in fact you do agree with that analysis, what was the point of your comment?

bubba

"I took it to mean that John and I are wrong to say the local contest is part of a much larger story with national implications."

Yes, I'm sure you did.

"If in fact you do agree with that analysis, what was the point of your comment?"

You fully understood the point of my comment.

Need some help understanding?

Ed Cone

Bob, if I understood what you meant, I wouldn't ask.

I have not posited some deep ideological divide within the GC GOP -- like John Hammer, who wrote the linked article that anchors this post, I think it's more a matter of newcomers vs an established order, a clash of personalities, and a matter of style.

So I'm still confused as to the point you wish to make -- the sharp division within the local party is a matter of record, as are similar rifts across the country, and at the national level.

What, if anything, is it that you wish to say?

Jim Langer

All politics is yokel.

BubbaGoneMad

"What, if anything, is it that you wish to say?"

I can't poop!

bubba

"What, if anything, is it that you wish to say?"

It was already said, and you understood it perfectly. You just don't want to acknowledge what I said......for reasons that are obvious.

Now go feed to your trolls while my U-verse installation takes place.

Ed Cone

Bob, I appreciate your confidence in my mind-reading powers, but I honestly don't get your criticism.

It seemed to be tied in part to the timing of my post ("another slow day"), but the post was built on a just-published article in the Rhino, so that doesn't make any sense.

Then it seemed to be dismissive of the point Hammer and I both made about the local and national intraparty struggles -- but those struggles are fact, so that doesn't make any sense.

Finally, you linked to a post that says I'm wrong to call this an ideological fight -- but I didn't say that, and while Hammer does draw some distinctions between conservatism and "hard-line conservatism," I didn't take that as the central thrust of his article, either. I see this less about ideology than strategy and style, although, as Joe Guarino has pointed out, these things shade into each other.

So the gist of your complaint eludes me. Feel free to explain your meaning. If the best you can do is to repeat that I know exactly what you mean, then I will have to conclude that you have no substantive complaint, just a generalized displeasure that people are discussing this stuff in public.

Andrew Brod

Get off his lawn, already.

JustJohn

Ed, is your raison d'etre in your journalism career merely to cut and paste the thoughts of others, even locally, forcryinoutloud, and to bob, weave, dodge and deflect all teeth-pulling efforts to pin down your own in the context of your own threads? You must be exhausted when you get home every day.

Andrew, there is an unsightly brown smudge on the tip of your nose.

Ed Cone

John, you have commented several times (under your various aliases) on the concept of hyperlinking. Used well, linking is a way of deepening and broadening a discussion. In this case, I thought John's article made an important point about this story.

I find linking to be an effective and interesting method of blogging, and linking has been an explicit focus of this site since it launched nine years ago. In terms of my larger journalistic oeuvre, this style of blogging is very helpful as a way of taking notes and storing ideas that can be used in creating longer, more fully-realized pieces, such as newspaper columns.

[Adding...people tend to like being linked to, it drives traffic and gets people talking about their posts. Back in the early days we used to talk about mediums of exchange and community building...]

I'm not sure what you mean here about pinning down my own point, which I hope was made clear by this sentence: "Yes, and that is the story the N&R seems to be missing in its half-hearted coverage of the GC GOP saga." I'm trying to say that this local story matters, on its own and in a national context, and that the latter aspect seems to be lost on our local daily.

BubbaGoneMad

How uninteresting are comments scolding someone for being uninteresting? Just one step above comments commenting on someone commenting on someone being uninteresting, I suppose.

Ed Cone

Interesting, thanks.

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