See what happens when you let people vote? North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory may have finally, grudgingly conceded the election he lost over a month ago to Democrat Roy Cooper, but that doesn't mean the Republican-controlled state legislature has to accept the outcome of the election, too. In a special session that was ostensibly called to help the state deal with damage from Hurricane Matthew, the General Assembly has been
Aye, little Jimmy O 'Crat. Knew him well
No brad, no floorshow
The 2010 election continues to wreak havoc, not only in this state, but around the country. If the Dems don't get out in force in 2018 to begin reversing course within these state legislatures, we're in serious trouble.
Simple answer: the GOP and their owners have been pushing BE SCARED for a century. They lost their big bugaboo when the USSR collapsed, but 9/11 was *more* than everything they wanted. So they, with overwhelming help from Faux and Limberger, have been screaming BE AFWAID, BE VEWWY AFWAID for over 15 years... so they are.
"Home of the brave and land of the free" is biggest bullshit ever. Home of the cowards and land of the terrified is more like it.
ha ha ha ha that would serve them right for trying to word those amendments so fuckupably.
What a strange coincidence the the N.C. GOP waited until after a Democrat won the Governor's race to reduce the power of the Governor and give some of it to themselves in the state house.
Oh Looky! A new post to discuss this weekend.
How is Mars Hill doing these days?
I'm white and feel the same way when I travel to certain places. (I live in an awesome blue state.)
Article in the NYT, that the Dem winner is threatening to sue the state GOP. Also, that the Dems in the legislature were surprised by the extra special session.
Remind me why North Carolina is the "good" Carolina.
Dallas Woodhouse is sleazy little ratfucker. He has Koch and ALEC tentacles so far into his orafices they are practically arm wrestling inside of him.
So true. Before the census my rep was a popular Democrat with a brain. Now my rep is a former Baptist minister who wants to bomb Mexico.
"Power grab". Such a fun sounding description of a fascist coup.
My five year plan has been to move out of this hideous state. Now I'm feeling obligated to stay to attempt to counteract the insanity. Ugh.