The Chairman of the North Carolina Democratic Party made a stunning remark about how his fellow party members view their fellow citizens.
Randy Voller was on a web program called "The Social Spitball" a few weeks ago where he chatted with some of his leftist comrades-in-arms about the state of the party.
Much of the time was spent on the controversy surrounding the firing of NCDP Executive Director Robert Dempsey, and Voller's attempt to hire Ben Chavis as a replacement.
And when one of the show's hosts joined Voller in mutual incredulity, Voller offered an explanation on why the Democratic Party leadership would have such different reactions to the same man:
Voller said, "A lot of people got fearful because they don't believe in the basic goodness of their neighbors. They believe that there's still a lot of latent racism - which I'm not going to dispute - and they said, 'Well, if he was here, the elections would all go to Republicans."
What so amazing about Voller's comment is not that Democratic Party leaders think everyone else is racist. Anyone who has debated the left for any amount of time has been subjected to this desperate line of attack.
No, what's amazing about Voller's comment is that the Democratic Party claims to represent the average citizen. Democrats say they are the mainstream - they are the voice of a majority of citizens.
Yet, if Voller is right, then it seems the Democratic leadership doesn't actually believe this at all.
I actually believe it's both.
I believe many Democrats hold completely opposing ideas pretty regularly. For example, this allows them to argue FOR choice on one issue but AGAINST choice on virtually all others - while calling themselves pro-choice.
It's why they can applaud Chavis at one speech, but reject him as too controversial a few months later. It's why they can claim to represent the will of the majority, while believing everyone outside their party is a racist.
(I've embedded the entire hour-long show at the end of this post.)
Meanwhile, Democrats might be homeless
Things have gotten so bad at the NC Democratic Party, that Voller says they might be forced out of their historic house.
State Democratic Party leaders attending a meeting in Greensboro on Sunday were told the party might move out of its iconic Raleigh headquarters, the Goodwin House, due to anemic fundraising.
An Executive Council member who attended the meeting said embattled party Chairman Randy Voller told members the party is "broke," with only $60,000 in the bank.
According to the attendee, Voller told party members he may have to let some staffers go, and is even evaluating whether the party should continue to operate out of the Goodwin House, a historic house from 1903 on Hillsborough Street in downtown Raleigh.
Party communications director Marjorie Fields Harris confirmed the $60,000 figure but said Voller neither predicted layoffs nor used the term "broke," instead saying only that the party funding is "below budgeted staffing levels."
Harris also confirmed that Voller had discussed whether the party should keep or sell the Goodwin House.
According to the story, Voller pledged $5,000 -- which is kind of odd given he owes almost a quarter-million dollars to the IRS for unpaid taxes.
Things are so bad, that Senator Kay Hagan won't be working with the state party for her upcoming re-election bid.
Instead of creating a joint campaign committee through the state party, the standard practice, Hagan’s camp acknowledged Friday it would partner with the Wake County Democratic Party.
The void created by the utter collapse of the NCDP is allowing NC NAACP President William Barber to amass more power on the left. Will the state Democratic Party ever get it back?
Here are the four parts of Voller interview: