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Will RNC Be Better Off With Whatley, or Not?

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Michael Whatley, chairman of the National Republican Committee (AP)

Bill Robinson By Wednesday, 10 April 2024 03:52 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

The new head of the RNC is Michael Whatley.

So, who is Michael Whatley?

I live in North Carolina so I thought I would share some of my first-hand experiences with Mr. Whatley and seek out others to comment as well.

Michael Whatley has spent the last five years as state head of the North Carolina GOP.

In my opinion it's been It’s been a less than satisfactory five years. 

To his credit, Mr. Whatley is one of the most degreed persons I’ve seen in some time with an undergraduate, two Masters, and a JD degree.

Whatley’s two Masters degrees are in Religion and Theology.

Bizarrely, I’ve never heard him mention God or Jesus Christ publicly.

Perhaps I missed his references.

Starting as a volunteer in Jessie Helm’s 1984 campaign for reelection, Whatley hung his hat on a name — Helms.

That retains a certain amount of concern for me and other conservatives.

Mr. Whatley also worked for uniparty globalist, George W. Bush on the Florida recount and then was awarded with a cushy post in W’s Department of Energy.

He took that job and parlayed it quite nicely into an 11-year stint as executive vice president at the Consumer Energy Alliance and finally, much more lucratively, as a lobbyist at HBW Resources, a strange mash-up of Bushies and Clintonistas.

Here we go again with the globalists.

The new head of the national GOP is a lawyer, who apparently never practiced and is more of a political operative than an attorney.

He moonlighted as Ronna McDaniel Romney’s general counsel simultaneously.

This served to create a general sense of mistrust among North Carolina’s Republicans, Conservatives, and Christians.

During his tenure, Mr. Whately acquired the reputation for being a taker, not a giver.

One longtime North Carolina Republican (who is fed-up and on the verge of leaving the party), told me, "He was always calling me for favors, incessantly, then the one time I called him he sent me packing."

Another lifelong Republican, upset with the current condition of the state and national party, told me, "I’ve known Michael Whatley a long time. He can’t help himself."

Michael Whatley is a powerful person, who’s not afraid to use that power not against Democrats but against other Republicans. People seemingly shy away from him.

One North Carolinian who is a fighter and wholly unafraid of Whatley or any other RINO for that matter is Jane Bilello, chair of Asheville Tea

Ms. Bilello, as fearless and feisty a person as I’ve ever met, has been railing against Whatley for years now: "Grassroots Patriots have been disenfranchised and cheated by the GOP under the likes of Whatley,"

She contnued, "The rigging of votes in past (Republican) conventions and anointing of establishment hacks adds to the hemorrhage of supporters and donations and to the swell of unaffiliated voters disgusted with the 'country club good ol’ boys.'

"Patriots will continue to flee a sham of a Party under Whatley that can’t even hold their own accountable to the Republican Party platform. America First!"

Bilello refers to the unaffiliated voters in North Carolina.

It’s a disaster because, unlike every other state in America, in North Carolina there are more registered unaffiliated voters than registered Republicans or Democrats.

We must ask, is this why Democrats are so furiously trying to convert North Carolina from a reliably red southern swing state to a blue nightmare of Woke and RINO madness.

One of the things I’ve noticed about these GOPers, the district and county chairs, is that they are becoming more and more like Democrats in their suspicious ways, their arrogance toward hardworking conservatives who are their party members.

They despise their members supporting outsiders, MAGA challenger candidates.

They, in the opinion of this writer, give the appearance of not being Christians.

These paid and unpaid power trippers rarely mention President Donald Trump, and if they do, it’s without any genuine, sincere enthusiasm.

They refer to him within the earshot of Trump loyalists to make people think they like Trump. But they do not.

They are "umiparty" denizens.

Look at when Ronna "McRomney" ran against Harmeet Dillion.

Nobody I knew personally was touting how great Ronna was, and how wonderfully she won elections up and down the ballot. Or what a magnificent fundraiser she was.

Everybody was tired of her interest in self.

Yet she "won."

John Kane, a solid MAGA christian-conservative and successful businessman from Raleigh, who ran against Micheal Whatley for North Carolina chair last year at the GOP state convention in Greensboro. I was at that convention and it was a complete charade, as I and many other Kane voters (I counted them) were denied voting because of a "glitch."

Until it was dismissed by a dubious court, Kane had a significant lawsuit seeking an injunction against Whatley and the election results.

When Republicans denying bona fide elections from other Republicans, it is the height of irony and foolhardiness.

Time for fumigation.

Michael Whatley leaves behind in his North Carolina wake, a state filled with District and County GOP chairs who are feckless, incompetent and unprincipled. In other words, RINOs like himself.

Do not be surprised if in the GOP’s furious panic to replace a failing chairwoman, they’ve obliviously appointed a man who turns out to be significantly worse.

(This is a story I’ve written. We all have our stories. If you’d like to share yours with me, I’d love to hear it. My email is

Bill Robinson has appeared on Fox News, NewsmaxTV, CNN, PBS, Bloomberg, BBC and had his own segment on SKY News. For seven years was the only Conservative columnist for the insufferably Liberal Huffington Post. He has written columns and articles for The Epoch Times, Newsmax, The Wall Street Journal Europe,, Fortune Small Business, The Financial Times, The Moscow Times, United Airline's Hemispheres Magazine and many others. Read more of his reports here.

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The new chairman of the Republican National Committee is Michael Whatley. So who is Michael Whatley? I live in North Carolina so I thought I would share some of my firsthand experiences with him.
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Wednesday, 10 April 2024 03:52 PM
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