GREENSBORO NC – According to former Guilford County Republican Chairman, Marcus Kindley, the GOP Headquarters there have been vandalized. Kindley reports that the letters “KKK” were spray painted on the building in a number of places. Kindley told Katy’s Conservative Corner that the incident happened either late last Saturday or early this Sunday morning. (All photos by Jeff Cox.)
Both the outside white brick and several windows were spray painted in black letters. Yet as usual, the mainstream media has made little mention of the event. As of this writing, only local television stations WGHP and WFMY had reported the story.
According to current Guilford County GOP Chairman, Al Bouldin, this incident is the second time that vandalism has happened recently. Kindley told KCC that ”last time, they only defaced a sign out front, so we didn’t make much of it”. This time, the city police are involved.
Kindley said “this looked like a hit and run.” The shopping center where the headquarters is located is fairly busy. ”They had to get in and get out quickly without being seen, he added.” The headquarters are located at 3950 West Market Street.
Greensboro is no stranger to Klan activity, but ironically, the Klan has been traditionally run by Democratic operatives. The city continues to be a hotbed of liberal activity and Kindley suspects the culprits may be students at either nearby Guilford College or UNC-Greensboro.
Kindley is afraid that his party will see more of these attacks. In a speech last week, President Barack H. Obama exhorted his followers “to put your marching boots on” and some within the Guilford County GOP feel that this a local result.
In North Carolina, municipal elections are held in odd years. Greensboro, located in Guilford County, is in the middle of hotly contested city council and county commission races. At issue is a landfill which has been closed for decades. The City of Greensboro has been paying to have the trash transported away during those years. During that time a housing project was constructed nearby. The NAACP and other liberal groups want to maintain the status quo, due to the vicinity of the projects.
The conservatives maintain that the landfill should be re-opened to save the city and county money. The city, which has been long divided by race, has found itself in yet another such divisive issue. Thus, tensions are high in 2011, as the Democrats want to take back the City Council and the Mayor’s office.
Kindley told KCC that he lived near the landfill, in the years while it was open, and it caused his family no problems.
EDITOR’S NOTE: All photos by Jeff Cox, Guilford County Republican Men’s Club chairman.
Recently, a group supporting labor “marched on” the North Carolina Republican Party Headquarters.
In 2004, the same State GOP headquarters were vandalized by a mob of out-of-town anarchists. Locals attending NC State University grabbed three of the hoods. They then became known in liberal circles as “the Raleigh Three”.