What role did Gov. Beverly Perdue, Lt. Gov. Walton Dalton And Other Elected Officials whom Wanted David Parker NC State Democratic Party Chair To Resign, David Parker, NC State Executive Council (around 60 plus members) and NC State Executive Committee around (600 plus members) play in the road to the meeting that should have never taken place.
Several weeks ago it surfaced about the negative events that were going on within the Democratic Party. Jay Parmley Executive Director was accused of sexually harassing a staff person and Parker and the attorney supposed handled the situation. However this brought on Parmley resigning, Sallie Leslie a longtime staff and I believe some others resigning their post as well.
Gov. Beverly Perdue, Lt. Walton Dalton and some other elected officials asked David Parker to step down. It was reported that Parker met via telephone with the State Executive Council and Parker said that he had the support of the council. Well Gwen Wilkins 1st Vice Chair said that was not totally correct. I understand it was about 28 – 30 folks on the call however the body is made up of around 60 folks. I understand that during the call no one said anything much but 2 – 3 people said they supported Parker but no call for a vote. Sources say some who were not on the call expressed they didn’t agree to supporting Parker. Enough on that I believe you see where I am coming from unless you are one of those ignant damn folks at the meeting on yesterday whom claim they couldn’t understand the motions.
So after meeting with the State Executive Council Parker told Gov. Perdue and the others that he had the support of the State Executive Council so he thought their request for him to resign would go away. Nope they didn’t accept that.
Now because of the pressure being put on Parker by Gov. Perdue and the others now Parker had to call a special meeting with State Executive Committee. Well sources say that Parker was directed to set some rules for the meeting which included setting it up for a top elected official to chair the meeting hint name starts with a D. Well after we received the agenda and I seen Rule 8. Presiding chair of elections. The Presiding Officer shall not preside over his or her own election in which case the parliamentarian designated at the convening of the meeting shall preside until such election is concluded, I knew there was something going on. However people ran to the mike to challenge that because the Democratic Party Plan of Organization reads as follows: Section 4.02 Elected officers reads: Vacancy and Succession for Elected State Executive Committee Officers. Vacancies occurring among the elected officers of the state executive committee shall be filled within sixty (60) days following the creation of the vacancy. The state chair shall call a meeting of the state executive committee to fill that vacancy and any other vacancies that might be caused by the action of such committee in filling the vacancy. If, for any reason, there should occur a vacancy in the office of state chair, the first vice chair, the second vice chair, the third vice chair, the secretary or the treasurer, in that order, shall preside and in the absence of all of the foregoing officers, any member of the state executive committee may preside.
So since Parker didn’t honor Gov. Perdue and the others request to step down when they didn’t accept his report from the State Executive Council why did he think they were going to support the report from the State Executive Committee? It appeared to me that Gov. Perdue and the others wanted him out and nothing was going to change that because dealing with Parker do not change anything bout the negative events that were going on within the Democratic Party that surfaced several weeks ago.
When the meeting was over yesterday the negative events still exist because keeping Parker on do not address them. However since he was a part of the negative events and there is nothing in place to address those events, why do anyone in their right mind think the issue of the negative events will just go away? I feel that when longtime staff worker Sallie Leslie resigned leaves many with unanswered questions that will not just go away.
Well I have learned some things since the meeting on yesterday about the role that Gov. Beverly Perdue, Lt. Gov. Walton Dalton And Other Elected Officials Who Wanted David Parker NC State Democratic Party Chair To Resign, David Parker, NC State Executive Council and NC State Executive Committee played.
If Parker felt he had not done anything wrong then he should have stood his ground. Gov. Perdue and the others didn’t put him in so it was up to the State Executive Committee to take him out. But Parker allowed the pressure of them to make him do what he did and at the expense of the 1st Vice Chair and the State Executive Committee and those who were proxies like myself. Again yesterday’s meeting was a damn waste. He knew he was not going to resign so why in the hell did he stand up there and do it? I don’t give a damn about what happened before yesterday. On yesterday I expected Parker to honor his word when he stood on the stage and gave his remarks and then officially stepping down.
Now I am waiting to see what role President Obama will play or if any.
I kind of sorta knew what was going to happen on yesterday after reading a couple of Facebook Groups but most of all the following report “Will Democrats accept Parker’s resignation? – WRAL” gave me the real heads up of what to expect.
Divided Democrats reject chairman’s resignation – NBC 17
Parker out, then he’s in: Wild day to be a Democrat in N.C. – News & Observer
NC Democratic Party State Executive Meeting Was Damn Mess, Chair Steps Down and The SEC Voted 269 – 203 To Not Accept His Resignation
Will Democrats accept Parker’s resignation? – WRAL
David Parker Chair NC State Democratic Party