It’s All About The Fame For Barber

News and Record wins the spit-take of the morning award today.

The Rev. William J. Barber II got a call recently from a cruise organizer for The Nation, the 149-year-old weekly magazine with a deep left-leaning fan base.

The caller wanted to know whether Barber, the leader of North Carolina’s NAACP chapter, could spend a week in December cruising the eastern Caribbean as a part of a panel that included Nation publishers, writers and editors, big thinkers and celebrities such as film director Oliver Stone.

It’s a measure of how Barber’s name, and fame, are spreading. Adamant in his opposition to state Republicans’ legislative action and policy changes, the hulking Goldsboro preacher has emerged as the voice and face of the “Moral Monday” movement at a time when state Democrats lack a strong figurehead.

Barber will set sail in seven months with his wife to far-flung ports in Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Bahamas, but he’s charting a familiar course here. The N.C. General Assembly goes back into session Wednesday, and Barber and his followers plan to be there shortly after, just as they were last year when thousands gathered for weekly demonstrations that led to 945 arrests. – News and Record, May 10, 2012

So long suckers! Headed for the Caribbean! Figurehead? Barber is the Dem Party Defacto leader — moving farther and farther Left everyday.  It’s just Occupy revamped and rebranded. 

It’s all about the fame for Barber. The man has made a cottage industry in NC of getting his race-hustling mug on TV.

About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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