Jim Pendergraph runoff election July 17, 2012, Pendergraph endorsed by Sheriff Joe Arpaio questioned Obama eligibility, Charlotte Observer attacked

Jim Pendergraph runoff election July 17, 2012, Pendergraph endorsed by Sheriff Joe Arpaio questioned Obama eligibility, Charlotte Observer attacked

“Why has Obama, since taking the White House, used Justice Department Attorneys, at taxpayer expense,  to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells

“Why is Obama now employing private attorneys to keep his name on state ballots, despite compelling evidence that he is not a natural born citizen?…Citizen Wells

“Pendergraph’s long experience as a public servant, especially his 12 years as Mecklenburg County sheriff, would be an asset. He understands the value of service to constituents and responding quickly and efficiently to their cares and concerns.”…Charlotte Observer

Jim Pendergraph, who entered the race for NC 9th Congressional District Republican Congressman late (Feb. 2012), will be in a runoff election with the other top vote getter Robert Pittenger on July 17, 2012. This despite the efforts of the Charlotte Observer to discredit him after endorsing him.

From the Charlotte Observer May 9, 2012.

“District 9: Runoff looms for Pittenger, Pendergraph

Pittenger, Pendergraph lead in chase for Myrick’s seat”

“Republicans Robert Pittenger and Jim Pendergraph, whose feuding dominated the crowded primary in the 9th Congressional District, are poised to take it into a July 17 runoff.

Buoyed by strong showings in the Charlotte suburbs, Pittenger led the 10-man field with about 33 percent of the vote. Pendergraph had about 25 percent.

While each fell short of the 40 percent needed to win outright, both lapped the 10-man field. Edwin Peacock, a former Charlotte city council member, ran third with about 12 percent. State Rep. Ric Killian had about 10 percent. No one else had more than 7 percent.

The eventual winner will be the favorite in November against Democrat Jennifer Roberts and Libertarian Curtis Campbell in the heavily Republican district that includes most of Mecklenburg County and parts of Iredell and Union.

The candidates are running for the seat being vacated by Republican U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick of Charlotte. It’s open for the first time in 18 years, and only the fifth time in six decades.

“I think we brought a clear, conservative message to the voters,” Pittenger said Tuesday night. “They know that I will stand for those values in the future. … This has been a grass-roots effort with lots of involvement. It hasn’t just been Pittenger.”

Comparing spending

But only two House candidates in the country spent more of their own money. Outpacing his rivals, the Charlotte real estate investor and former state senator gave his campaign $1.1 million.

Pendergraph, a Mecklenburg County commissioner and former sheriff, has run as Myrick’s hand-picked successor. He was the target of a barrage of ads by Pittenger.

“He spent a million and a half dollars, and I’m nipping at his heels,” Pendergraph said Tuesday night. “If I had spent (that) I’d be really disappointed if I don’t blow out all the candidates. … Everything he has said, he either has stretched the truth or out-and-out lied.”

Pendergraph, under attack from Pittenger and a super PAC that supports him, struggled to compete financially.

Through mid-April, he’d raised $173,000, less than three rivals. Last week he loaned his campaign $20,000, saying, “The well’s near dry.”

Pittenger defended his ads, which have flooded mailboxes as well as airwaves.

“Of course Mr. Pendergraph has pandered and flip-flopped,” he said. “We’ll show the distinctions between the two of us.”

Pittenger, a social as well as fiscal conservative, won support from voters like Carter Brydon, a south Charlotte Republican. He said he liked Pittenger’s “big-time Christian values.””

“Last week Pendergraph stirred controversy when he said he had “reason to be suspicious” of President Barack Obama’s claim that he was born in the U.S. and thereby eligible for the presidency. His remarks on the “birther” issue prompted the Observer to retract its endorsement for the first time.

It also appeared to cost him some votes.

“I was going to go with Pendergraph (until) the birther stuff,” said Richard Ellis, a south Charlotte Republican. “That’s kind of silly. I think it’s an issue that’s been put to rest.””


Mr. Ellis, you have been lied to by the mainstream media.

Jim Pendergraph, I applaud you.

When in the Charlotte area in recent years, I heard nothing but good things about Jim Pendergraph. Obviously the Charlotte Observer had the same opinion before Pendergraph questioned the messiah, Obama (see quote above).

“But we give our nod to Mecklenburg County commissioner Jim Pendergraph. We believe he has broad appeal and understands the district’s needs best. He speaks with a strong conservative voice but seems pragmatic in how he would represent the district – focusing on constituent needs and getting things done.”

Read the history of Jim Pendergraph being endorsed by the Charlotte Observer and then attacked by them.


Why any concerned American should question Obama.


23 responses to “Jim Pendergraph runoff election July 17, 2012, Pendergraph endorsed by Sheriff Joe Arpaio questioned Obama eligibility, Charlotte Observer attacked

  1. Free Speech

    Congrats to the people of NC for passing the Marriage Amend. That is a huge blow to bo.

  2. “Strange Anomalies in the Famous Situation Room Photo”
    By Mara Zebest


  3. Free Speech


    Just how unpopular is President Obama in some parts of the country? Enough that a man in prison in Texas is getting four out of 10 votes in West Virginia’s Democratic presidential primary.

  4. citizenwells

    This is a teachable moment.
    Let’s take advantage of it.

  5. I remain very hopeful that the Sheriff from NJ will join with,and provide Sheriff Arpiao with certain research relating to the New Jersey Liberal Democrats. He is also in a unique position to glean a lot of information regarding Senator Charles Schummer,who was once a NJ resident.

  6. “Dial ‘O’ for Murder: Voter Fraud, Intimidation, and Murder in the Obama 2008 Campaign”

    “A visual journey through the eyes of those who lived through the massive voter fraud, intimidation, and even accusations of death threats and murder perpetrated by the Obama campaign in 2008. A groundswell of support has risen throughout the United States to take back our country from one Barack Hussein Obama who literally stole the election. …”

  7. Schummer is another Ted Kennedy.

  8. While Sheriff Arpiao already has enough boots on the ground doing the primary investigative work. Having INTERSTATE resources will be a HUGE help,in expiditing certain aspects of his investigation. Hopefully law enforcement agencies (sheriff’s departments) all across the US will unite in this investigation,and pick up a shovel, and help dig. The more people investigating the better. Especially if all of the data unearthed can be integrated into the overall investigation.

  9. Free Speech


    Since 2010, and directly coinciding with the time millions of Americans used up their 99 weeks of unemployment insurance, disability claims have risen by 2.2 million. And precisely like Americans who have given up looking for work, those receiving disability payments are neither counted as part of the workforce, or part of the unemployed. The rise in the number of claims is daunting. From December 2007 to April 2012, the number of workers receiving SSDI jumped 22 percent, from 7.1 million Americans to 8.7 million. According to economists at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Morgan Stanley, that figure explains as much as one quarter of the decline in the labor force participation rate.

  10. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    oldsalt79 | May 9, 2012 at 8:40 am |
    Schummer is another Ted Kennedy.

    Schummer der schwimmer!!!

  11. Free Speech


    This presidential election is coming down to two immutable facts that have become increasingly clear as November draws closer: President Obama will be running for a second term under a stagnant economy, and his two most significant legislative accomplishments—health care reform and a job-goosing stimulus—remain deeply unpopular. It doesn’t take a professional pundit to recognize that’s a very tough ticket for reelection.

    But there is a glaring disconnect between the conventional wisdom, which still maintains that Obama has a slight edge in the electoral-map math, and the fundamentals pointing to the possibility of a decisive defeat for the president.

  12. bob strauss

    President James Monroe and the “Natural Born Citizen” Clause

    President James Monroe and the “Natural Born Citizen” Clause

    By Mario Apuzzo, Esq.
    April 28, 2012

    James Monroe
    Fifth President

    I received an email today regarding our fifth President, James Monroe. What struck me as being applicable today was the article that was attached to the email. The article was a little biography on President Monroe. In that article is contained a part that included President Monroe’s concern about possible usurpation in our government. Below is my reflection on this article.

    Indeed, President James Monroe, in his First Inaugural Address of March 4, 1817, warned:

    “What raised us to the present happy state?…The Government has been in the hands of the people. To the people, therefore…is the credit due…

    It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising the sovereignty.

    Usurpation is then an easy attainment, and an usurper soon found. The people themselves become the willing instruments of their own debasement and ruin…

    President Monroe then stated on December 7, 1824, in his 8th Annual Message:

    “For these blessings we owe to Almighty God…with profound reverence, our most grateful and unceasing acknowledgments….

    Having commenced my service in early youth, and continued it since with few and short intervals, I have witnessed the great difficulties to which our Union has been exposed, and admired the virtue and intelligence with which they have been surmounted…

    That these blessings may be preserved and perpetuated will be the object of my fervent and unceasing prayers to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe.”

    Source: Monroe, James. Dec. 2, 1817, First Annual Message. James D. Richardson (U.S. Representative from Tennessee), ed., A Compilation of the Messages & Papers of the Presidents 1789-1897, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, published by Authority of Congress, 1897, 1899; Washington, D.C.: Bureau of National Literature & Art, 1789-1902, 11 vols., 1907, 1910), Vol. II, p. 12, as found at http://www.americanminute.com/ .

    President Monroe was most dedicated to preserving the great nation that the United States had become. He saw usurpation as a most serious threat to that preservation.

    Why was President Monroe so concerned about usurpation? To whom could Monroe have been referring when he spoke about “an usurper?” How could such a person become “an usurper?” Actually, Monroe answered this question by telling us that it was when the people became “ignorant and corrupt” that an usurper will come to power which in the end would produce the “debasement and ruin” of those same people.

    What would make some political leader “an usurper” in the eyes of President Monroe? If it was the President and Commander in Chief of the Military that concerned Monroe, was it lack of being at least 35 years of age, of having at least 14 years of residency in the United States, or not being a “natural born Citizen” (the Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 eligibility requirements) that so worried him? Who else other than the President could be so important and powerful in our government to give Monroe such concern about “an usurper?” Given the structure and balance of power in our government, it could only have been the President to whom Monroe was referring. And would Monroe be so concerned about age and residency or was it lack of being a “natural born citizen” that so worried him? After all, is it not from being a “natural born Citizen” that sole allegiance to and love of only one country from birth come from? Such love and attachment to only one country from birth would surely have been something that Monroe thought was needed for the well-being, happiness, and preservation of the United States.

    This concern by Monroe makes the point about how important it is for us as a nation to assure that the “natural born Citizen” clause is not only honored and protected today, but preserved for the well-being and happiness of future American generations. But for this to occur, the nation must make sure that ill-informed or corrupt people do not allow such an usurpation to occur or to continue.

    Our current putative President, Barack Obama, does not meet the constitutional definition of an Article II “natural born Citizen.” That definition is a child born in the United States to two parents who at the time of the child’s birth were both either “citizens of the United States” or “natural born Citizens.” Minor v. Happersett, 88 U.S. 162 (1875) (“all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also. These were natives or natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners”); United States v. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649 (1898) (acknowledging and confirming Minor’s American common law definition of a “natural-born citizens” but adding based on the English common law that “‘[t]he child of an alien, if born in the country, is as much a citizen as the natural-born child of a citizen, and by operation of the same principle [birth in the country]’” (bracketed information supplied)). This American common law definition of a “natural born Citizen” has never been changed, not even by the Fourteenth Amendment, and therefore still prevails today.

    When Obama was born, wherever that may be, he was born to a father, Barack Obama Sr., who was a British citizen, and to a mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, who was a “natural born Citizen.” Under both U.S. and British statutory and U.S. common law existing from the time the Constitution was adopted and to the present, Obama was born an English “natural born subject.” Being born an English “natural born subject,” the Founders and Framers and our early Congresses, as they expressed in the Naturalization Acts of 1790, 1795, 1802, and 1855, would not even have considered him to be a “citizen,” let alone an Article II “natural born Citizen.” If he was born in the United States, a fact that he has yet to conclusively show, he can be a “citizen” under the Fourteenth Amendment and 8 U.S.C. Sec. 1401(a), which as interpreted by U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark, granted constitutional birthright citizenship to persons born in the United States to one or two domiciled alien parents, just like a person can be a “citizen” under Congressional Acts which grant statutory birthright citizenship to persons born out of the United States to one or two U.S. citizen parents. But not being born to two U.S. citizen parents, Obama is not and can never be an Article II “natural born Citizen.”

    Not being a “natural born Citizen, either because he was not born in the United States or because he was not born to two U.S. citizen parents or both, is Obama the usurper of whom President Monroe warned us?

    Mario Apuzzo, Esq.
    April 28, 2012

  13. Good morning CW..

    .In my opinion, there are several points of learning from yesterday’s election results in NC.

    First…Robert Pittinger , after spending over 1 million of his dollars on ads against Jim Pendergraph, couldn’t finish him off in the yesterday’s election. Pendergraph was only seem in no more than three commercials and that was a day before the election.

    Second…..I think Pittinger got all the votes he will be able to muster in a July 17 runoff between him and Pendergraph. I think he will collect most of Peacock And Killian votes in the run off. I think Pendergraph will take the July run off….and be the Republican on the ballot in November.

    Third…Look for a savage assault by the Observer against Pendergraph in the next few weeks…their pride has been bruised.

    Fourth….Now all of America knows why Barack Obama canceled his trip to North Carolina yesterday. THE MARRIAGE AMENDMENT PASSED BY A HUGE PERCENTAGE…Obama didn’t want to appear to be the LOSER he is by coming to NC to support a losing cause…I wonder what Jay Carney will say at his morning briefing…..

    Fifth…..Of the 100 counties in NC, only 7 voted against the amendment. Mecklenburg was one ,Wake another, Now I can only surmise that one of the reasons Charlotte was picked to host the DNC was because of their tolerance to homosexuals.

    Sixth….After looking at the results from yesterday, I think the Republicans will sweep the state and put it back into conservative hands come November.

    I do not think the DNC will have a “cake walk” with their convention in Charlotte as they have so expected. On local tv coverage this morning, the “Occupy Charlotte” group ( appears to be a sizeable group) were marching on the Band of America then after that were going to the BAO stadium for a dress rehearsal of their activities at the DNC Convention. Apparently this group believes in the 5P principles. The 5 P’s are; Prior Planning Prevents Pi** Poor Performance. Too bad the Obama group don’t practice this.

    rth Car

  14. citizenwells

    Good morning RMinNC.
    I am aware of issues in Mecklenburg. Bought & paid for by Democrats.
    Plenty of problems from roads to schools.
    Guilford County barely voted for the amendment.
    It is the small town folks who still have some damn sense.
    My rationale for voting yes:

    1. I am tired of people changing definitions in the dictionary, law & Constitution.
    2. All the lies that were being spread about the amendment.
    3. The endorsement by Billy Graham.

    I will be available for speeches/presentations in the Charlotte (or other) area.
    I can explain the non debatable, well documented real Obama.

  15. Free Speech


    Obama has absolutely no chance of winning West Virginia in a national election anyway, so that’s more sideshow than significant. However, Team Obama needs to carry North Carolina again this year after their narrow 0.3% win in 2008. Obama ran unopposed in the primary in North Carolina, but that doesn’t mean he won all of the votes. In fact, Obama couldn’t reach 80% in the Democratic primary, which featured competitive Congressional primary contests on the ballot. Obama won only 79.2% of the vote, with slightly more than a fifth of all Democratic voters (20.8%) expressing “no preference.” That totals over 140,000 Democrat votes that didn’t go to Obama in an unopposed primary — and Obama only won North Carolina by 14,000 votes in 2008. The Tarheel State’s beginning to look like a lost cause.

    By far the worst news for the Left came in Wisconsin, where primaries were held for the recall elections next month. Tom Barrett won a contentious fight against Kathleen Falk, the candidate of Big Labor who got a ton of union help for her campaign but lost badly by 24 points, 58/34. The real story, though, was Scott Walker, who got more votes than both combined despite facing only token opposition in the Republican primary:

    All of that makes for a very bad night indeed for Democrats, and a pretty good indicator which way the wind is blowing before the general election.

  16. Free Speech


    Adding Insult To Injury, US Q1 GDP cut down To 1.9%

  17. Free Speech



  18. Free Speech


    The Dow Jones Industrial Average was sharply lower, on track to logging its sixth-straight decline

  19. Free Speech


    North Carolina Election: Democrat Primary 20% choose “no preference” over Obama

  20. jacqlynsmith

    Pfizer and Merck under investigation for colluding with Obama Administration on health care overhaul

    Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/035812_Pfizer_Obamacare_collusion.html#ixzz1uMrJAuqC

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