“We are being hoodwinked by Mr. Obama, who is obviously intent on attacking the American economy, our freedoms, and our way of life.”
By Verne Strickland September 27, 2013
I wrote the following piece today. I was proud of David Rouzer. Also today, the U.S. Senate turned its back on America by voting to fund Obamacare, among other things.
And I am still proud of David Rouzer. He took the high road. He stuck to his guns. This will pay off for the straight-shooting conservative U.S. Congressional candidate in the long run.
David and I have some important things in common. We both grew up in rural North Carolina -- he in Johnston County, and me in Nash. We are both conservative Christians. We dearly love America. And we both were closely associated with the late great statesman Jesse A. Helms.
Jesse hired me at WRAL-TV in 1966 because I thought and wrote like he did. I left Capitol Broadcasting fifteen years later to join Jesse's successful 1982-84 re-election campaign.
David's closeness to Helms is better known, and far more important. He was by the side of the Senator during some of the most important and hard-fought battles beginning in 1994.
Jesse would be proud today of David Rouzer, and would have every right to be. Why? Because, like Helms, David has lost a number of important fights. And, like Helms, David never despaired, and fought on. Both of these two highly-principled North Carolinians have fought, and lost, for principle -- not glory or gain.
Far for being an embarrassment for Rouzer, this will cause many conservative patriots -- Republican and Democrat alike -- to rally to the side of the quiet, whip-smart and disarming former member of the North Carolina General Assembly.
While Rouzer lost a high-stakes Washington shoot-out, this could well be the key to finally prying Mike McIntyre loose from the District 7 House seat he has held onto for the better of two decades.
Great job, David. As Jesse always used to say: "I never won a public opinion poll -- but I never lost an election. While Rouzer has been on the short end of the stick a few times, he held his ground on the shutdown. Never flinched. If he lost the battle, I expect he will win the war.
“We cannot let this law take root, because, once it does, we will be moving down the path to Socialism in a major way, and it’s going to destroy this country. We are being hoodwinked by Mr. Obama, who is obviously intent on attacking the American economy, our freedoms, and our way of life.”
*The bloodletting over a shutdown will continue during the week-end.