To The Daily Sun,
Belknap County Commissioner Ed Philpot obviously feels that he has so much power he can make unfounded accusations against his Republican colleagues just because they stand in direct opposition to his Democrat agenda and goals. For him to describe the Republican leadership for the Belknap County Delegation as "bad people looking to do bad things" not only sounds childish but is a character assassination of the delegation — which is always in the Democrats playbook when they can't seem to accomplish their agenda with healthy means of communication. Disqualify the enemy (Republicans) so that people will believe the accusations.
Commissioner Philpot obviously believes he can use his level of power to attack the integrity of the Republican delegation. His negative and unfounded accusations are more of a reflection of who Mr. Philpot is and the Democrat Party and how he is failing to lead his own party. In the words of Abraham Lincoln, "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." When someone of power such as Ed Philpot degrades others and makes unfounded accusations based on his own personal agenda, perceptions and beliefs it is time for such a person to resign and allow someone who can articulate the argument and bring common ground to both parties to take his place.