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More political doublespeak by Chatham Coalition chairman Jan Nichols

Posted Thursday, February 10, 2011

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Pittsboro, NC - I read this morning’s post in Chatham Chatlist #3947 by Jan Nichols with cynical amusement. The Chatham Coalition is “closing”. Jan then tells us that ”… the Chatham Coalition became a non-partisan political force……”, but later calmly advises us that “The Coalition encouraged candidates to run as slates, resurrected the practice of door-to-door canvassing, targeted precincts with mailings and phone calls, and urged voters to hold candidates accountable after the election. These tactics proved so successful they were adopted by Republican opponents in 2010”.

Once again we are subjected to the political doublespeak of the liberal left. We are all aware of the exact “non-partisan” approach of the Coalition and how they considered the conservative right to be their “opponents” in 2010, and before. Can someone please tell me how the Chatham Coalition can be “non-partisan”, but have “Republican opponents”?

The current crop of new commissioners ran, and was elected on the conservative principals of smaller government and fiscal responsibility; the swing in the voting in Chatham County demonstrated that a large number of citizens, Republican, Democrat, Libertarian and Unaffiliated, all supported that platform, which swept the incumbents out of office.

The continued attention of those same voters will ensure that the current BOC will adhere to those principals. The 2010 “opponents” to the Chatham Coalition was more by-partisan than the “non-partisan Coalition”.

 
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