Fired May 2009
That's right. Richir (pronounced Rick-ter, rhymes with "sphincter") holds office in the North Carolina Democratic Party but only because he managed to keep his dirty attacks secret from his democratic associates, party officers and elected officials.
Shortly after Richir's firing in May 2009 as NCDP Online Communications Director, Richir began a two-year campaign sabotaging his former employer's website that continues to this day through a long litany of misconduct. This deviant behavior as a former employee is alarming to say nothing of his "conduct unbecoming a party officer."
Richir slithered into a position on the Wake County contingent of State Executive Committee members less than a month before he was fired by the state party. Richir's SEC term ends in two months (April 2011) but he's already planning to seek re-election according to his last blog post on BlueNC.org. There are plenty of other worthy democratic men who should serve in his position instead.
Richir blogs on BlueNC.com where he generally promotes the progressive democrats non-auxiliary group that more often taints NCDP as not "liberal enough" in comparison. Richir also hides in plain sight among the executive board of the Wake County Young Democrats as a 2011 At-large member.
The Wake YDs need to realize they have a traitor to the party on their very own executive board and need to take action immediately. If Richir isn't removed, the Wake YDs will lose credibility inside the party.
Richir has hidden his subversive crimes from his clients like BlueNC blog owner James Protzman who allows Richir full access to the BlueNC database of people who post on BlueNC and the freedom to blog through BlueNC's website. Quick to point out others' hypocracy, Protzman continues to allow Richir to post on BlueNC despite these efforts to harm the NCDP despite having been notified of Richir's website sabotage but then again, Protzman is registered as an Independent.
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