North Carolina Democrats Fire Executive Director
They like to say that elections have consequences – and here in North Carolina, Obama in 2008 delivered the republicans in 2010. And THAT meant the republicans redrew districts that the democrats had gerrymandered for better than 100 years.
The result? Republican majorities in the senate and the house with a republican governor.
But, if elections have consequences then winning elections have reasons. Or, in this case, losing elections:
Raleigh, N.C. — After less than a year as executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party, Robert Dempsey was fired Sunday, an attorney for the state party said Sunday night.
“Mr. Dempsey is no longer executive director,” David Harris said, declining to say why other than that the dismissal was a personnel matter.
Dempsey had no comment Sunday night, and state Democratic Party Chairman Randy Voller did not respond to messages seeking comment.
According to multiple sources, some of whom talked to Dempsey, Dempsey said he was informed Sunday that he was being let go.
Dempsey might not be perfect, but he’s the best thing that’s happened to the party since Voller became chair. (I know, I know. That’s not saying much.) Voller’s first months were marked by incompetence and embarrassing revelations. Dempsey began putting the house in order and people began taking North Carolina Democrats seriously again.
It was apparently too much for Voller. He needed to reestablish him self as buffoon-in-chief, since, you know, bad news is better than no news. At a time when Democrats should be rallying around their impressive candidates as the filing period opens, they’re focusing on more drama at the Goodwin House. The timing couldn’t be much worse.
Voller may just be stupid, politically tone deaf and narcissistic. But what if he’s a Republican plant? It’s hard to imagine someone doing more to harm the credibility of the Democratic Party than Voller.
I’m just being facetious, but given the damage he’s done, what’s the difference?
It’s like having Matt Millen be the GM of the Green Bay Packers!