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A Pragmatist!

Food for thought for those who are not to closed minded to at least look at and consider another point of view!

A pragmatist is someone who is pragmatic, that is to say, someone who is practical and focused on reaching a goal. A pragmatist usually has a straightforward, matter-of-fact approach and doesn’t let emotion distract them.

The following was discovered on Facebook today. As you can see it is from a few months ago but it seems to be something that we thought might be of interest. Regardless of whom you support in the Republican Presidential race of 2016 this is a rather insightful piece. It is certainly food for thought!

Trump Is Not Conservative, He’s A Pragmatist
By Mychal Massie on January 19, 2016 in Daily Rant, Race & Politics

We recently enjoyed a belated holiday dinner with friends at the home of other friends. The dinner conversation was jocund, ranging from discussions about antique glass and china to theology and politics. At one point reference was made to Donald Trump being a conservative to which I responded that Trump is not a conservative.


I said that I neither view nor do I believe Trump views himself as a conservative. I stated it was my opinion that Trump is a pragmatist. He sees a problem and understands it must be fixed. He doesn’t see the problem as liberal or conservative, he sees it only as a problem. That is a quality that should be admired and applauded, not condemned. But I get ahead of myself.

Viewing problems from a liberal perspective has resulted in the creation of more problems, more entitlement programs, more victims, more government, more political correctness, and more attacks on the working class in all economic strata.

Viewing things according to the so-called Republican conservative perspective has brought continued spending, globalism to the detriment of American interests and well being, denial of what the real problems are, weak, ineffective, milquetoast, leadership that amounts to Barney Fife Deputy Sheriff – appeasement oriented and afraid of its own shadow. In brief, it has brought liberal ideology with a pachyderm as a mascot juxtaposed to the ass of the Democrat Party.

Immigration isn’t a Republican problem – it isn’t a liberal problem – it is a problem that threatens the very fabric and infrastructure of America. It demands a pragmatic approach not an approach that is intended to appease one group or another.

The impending collapse of the economy isn’t a liberal or conservative problem it is an American problem. That said, until it is viewed as a problem that demands a common sense approach to resolution, it will never be fixed because the Democrats and Republicans know only one way to fix things and the longevity of their impracticality has proven to have no lasting effect. Successful businessmen like Donald Trump find ways to make things work, they do not promise to accommodate.

Trump uniquely understands that China’s manipulation of currency is not a Republican problem or a Democrat problem. It is a problem that threatens our financial stability and he understands the proper balance needed to fix it. Here again successful businessmen like

Trump who have weathered the changing tides of economic reality understand what is necessary to make business work and they, unlike both sides of the political aisle, know that if something doesn’t work you don’t continue trying to make it work hoping that at some point it will.

As a pragmatist Donald Trump hasn’t made wild pie-in-the-sky promises of a cell phone in every pocket, free college tuition, and a $15 hour minimum wage for working the drive-through a Carl’s Hamburgers.

I argue that America needs pragmatists because pragmatists see a problem and find ways to fix them. They do not see a problem and compound it by creating more problems.

I argue that America needs pragmatists because pragmatists see a problem and find ways to fix them. They do not see a problem and compound it by creating more problems.

You may not like Donald Trump but I suspect that the reason people do not like him is because: 1) he is antithetical to the “good old boy” method of brokering backroom deals that fatten the coffers of politicians; 2) they are unaccustomed to hearing a candidate speak who is unencumbered by the financial shackles of those who own them vis-a`-vis donations; 3) he is someone who is free of idiomatic political ideology; and 4) he is someone who understands that it takes more than hollow promises and political correctness to make America great again.

Listening to Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders talk about fixing America is like listening to two lunatics trying to “out crazy” one another. Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are owned lock, stock, and barrel by the bankers, corporations, and big dollar donors funding their campaigns. Bush can deny it but common sense tells anyone willing to face facts that people don’t give tens of millions without expecting something in return.

We have had Democrats and Republican ideologues and what has it brought us? Are we better off today or worst off? Has it happened overnight or has it been a steady decline brought on by both parties?

I submit that a pragmatist might be just what America needs right now. And as I said earlier, a pragmatist sees a problem and understands that the solution to fix same is not about a party, but a willingness and boldness to get it done.

People are quick to confuse and despise confidence as arrogance but that is common amongst those who have never accomplished anything in their lives and who have always played it safe not willing to risk failure.

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Asks for Evidence – Called A Bully!

Yep that pretty much sums it up for many of us North Carolina Republicans. We have been seeing and hearing all about the ongoing conflict between the NCGOP Chairman, NCGOP Executive Director, their accompanying supporters and what the Grassroots people refer to as the Ruling Elite Establishment Republicans.

We have been seekicalledAbullyng the truth, evidence of who, what and why there is such a divide and conflict going on here. Unfortunately we have been either ignored belittled or bullied.

This all began prior to Chairman Hasan Harnett being elected at the 2015 NCGOP Convention, where candidate Harnett had reserved a hospitality suite for the convention and just before the convention was to begin “SOMEONE” from the NCGOP called and had the room canceled. These attempts to undermine the duly elected Chairman have continued to what can only be termed “Ridiculous!”

We have two different versions of this story for your consideration. First is from Chairman Hasan Harnett in his March 25, 2016

Message to NC Republicans

I hate that this internal conflict has boiled over and gone public. I have tried for many weeks to get this resolved privately. My name and reputation have been attacked. I am a volunteer Chairman. I sacrifice my time, honor, and fortune for this party. I want nothing more than it to grow and be a successful organization. Read More

Next we have a very well crafted explanation from a member of the Central Committee, Assistant Secretary of the NCGOP Scott Cumbie, who also posted his comments on March 25, 2016.

A Resolution of No Confidence

On March 20, 2016, the Central Committee of the NCGOP passed a Resolution of No Confidence in the current Chairman of the NCGOP. Since then, there have been many public postings and statements made by the Chairman and others concerning this matter. Since the issues that brought the Central Committee to this point should have been dealt with within the Republican Party and not in public, the Central Committee has limited what it has stated publicly in hopes the Chairman will work with the Central Committee on a resolution. Read More

3sidestoastoryMuch has been made of this conflict on social media with lines being drawn in the sand and separating many into diametrically opposed camps. This is causing a great divide in the Republican party of North Carolina at a critical time regarding the future of our State and Nation.

Cabarrus Conservative Alliance has been made aware that there are ongoing efforts by some well intended members of the Republican Party to broker a meeting of the primary parties in this conflict without any outside interference from well wishers, party officials or any others who have a bone to pick on this matter.

CCA-PAC challenges Chairman Harnett, Vice Chairwoman Michele Nix, Ex. Director Woodhouse, Kim Cotten West, the 3rd district Chairwoman, Ken Robol the website coordinator for the 3rd district NC GOP and Tom Stark NC GOP General Counsel to accept the help of those who are working toward brokering a private meeting to discuss this matter and to resolve it once and for all for the benefit of the registered Republican voters of North Carolina. Referencing Rules for Patriots, Rule #6. Winning is more important than who gets the credit. We have some very important elections coming up this year and Republicans winning those seats is and should be paramount to our efforts.

The registered Republicans of North Carolina deserve better than this from our Party Leadership and we are all pretty much fed up with the infighting, petty bickering and efforts by some to outright sabotage the success of our Party and the duly elected Chairman and Vice-Chairwoman. We are tired of the finger pointing and the defaming of good people. We want to see our party united and working on a common goal. That goal would be the election of a Republican President and as many down ticket seats as possible in November 2016.

The National Republican Party has already made it known that they would prefer 8 years of Hillary Clinton as President over allowing the will of the people to decide whom they want as their Presidential Nominee for 2016 by instituting a Brokered Convention where the Party Elite force a different Nominee on the Republican voters. The Republicans here in North Carolina simply are not going to sit down, shut up and fall into line with that kind of thinking. We are better than that and we deserve better from our NCGOP officials.

If you are a Registered Republican, we highly encourage you to get involved in your state party operations. If you attended your County Convention and the Precinct meeting you are qualified to attend the District, State and National Conventions. Please do everything in your power to get to those upcoming Conventions and make your voices heard.

Referencing Rules for Patriots, Rule #5. Government goes to those who show up. If enough of us show up and speak up we have an opportunity to make a difference. If not then we will continue to see the same ole tired and failed policies we are all upset over today. Please work to be a part of the Solution not a part of the Problem.

It is our hopes that those principally involved in this conflict will work together to settle this matter before the Convention. If it is not resolved, then the next move is up to the Executive Committee who will take up this issue at the Convention in Greensboro. There are between 500 and 600 members of that Committee and it will be up to them to accept or reject the recommendations of the Central Committee in regard to this matter.