No respite for the weary:
State lawmakers come back 2 weeks from Tues. for a lame-duck veto-proof session. Aside from voter ID & Florence relief, what's on the agenda? Anything they want - and Dems, citing 2016, are concerned. https://t.co/o1dq0aPItW #ncga #ncpol #wral
— WRAL Gov't Coverage (@NCCapitol) November 13, 2018
I don't even want to speculate what kind of mischief BergerMoore will get up to this time. In the past, they've always floated rumors about some heinous act of repression, and then bait-and-switched it to something (slightly) less horrible. As if playing games with our democracy is a form of recreation, as opposed to an incredibly shameful act.
In 15 minutes @JohnHoodNC, chairman of the board of @JohnLockeNC, will give his take on the 2018 midterm elections at JLF's free Shaftesbury Society meeting. What does it mean for policy making in 2019 and beyond. He'll let us know. #ncga #ncpol
— Dan Way (@danway_carolina) November 12, 2018
I realize the concept of time might be above your head, but Tweeting about something that's about to happen in 15 minutes, even to people who are only a few blocks away, is beyond pointless. Not quite as pointless as John's lecture, but pretty close.
Congratulations to Senator-Elect @MMohammedNC ! We first met at the teacher’s march in May.
I was proud to support his campaign. I look forward to working with Senator-Elect Mohammed to make public education a real priority again. #ncpol pic.twitter.com/KnACgZ49Ta
— Senator-Elect Wiley Nickel NC SD-16 (@wileynickel) November 12, 2018
Not to flog a dead Joel, but let this be a lesson to other elected Democrats who would abandon their own party in some ill-advised attempt at bi-partisanship. That never works, not for very long, anyway.
— Mike Woodard (@MikeWoodard) November 12, 2018
Yep. Actually, it might be said that they've seen our movie...
The Republican #NCGA candidate who said God supports racism, and that Jews are literal demons, got 37% of the vote against Rep. Garland Pierce (D) in southeastern NC.
The last Republican to run against Pierce got 25% of the vote. #ncpol https://t.co/Vx8ks0VcM9
— Will Doran (@will_doran) November 12, 2018
You are not cheering me up there, Will...
— Civitas Institute (@NCCivitas) November 12, 2018
Yeah, and a billionaire drug-dealer spent $5 million trying to get just one (Marsy's Law) of them passed. Where's your clever expose' about that? Exactly. Crickets.
The @indyweek podcast is up on iTunes! Subscribe through the podcast app by searching "INDYCast" and don't get seduced by the very legit Indiana Jones podcast of similar name. #raleigh #durham #chapelhill #ncpol
— Leigh Tauss (@LeighTauss) November 12, 2018
You know, you can actually add links into Tweets, instead of telling people to Google something...
— Craig (@CraigCaskie) November 12, 2018
That's...not really...what is the commuter belt? The I-85 corridor? So, people who work in Raleigh and Charlotte, but live...You know what? I'm going to quit while I'm apparently way behind on this one...
This year, students at 65 schools in #NC cast ballots in @FirstVote_NC's midterm election simulation. Find out how they voted on US House races, NC Senate and House races, the six constitutional amendments, and judicial and local races here! #nced #ncpol https://t.co/UkDsi9yaXP
— Molly Osborne (@mosborne917) November 12, 2018
Okay, I really thought I wanted to look at this, but then I saw the results from Taylorsville High School, where 67% of the students voted for Virginia Foxx, while only 21% chose DD Adams. And then I wanted to break something...
— Taylor Batten (@tbatten1) November 12, 2018
For about five seconds, McCrory showed a little bit of decency by opposing the two power-grabbing amendments. But now the idiot is back, at a whole new (low) level.
This cannot be true because there's no way McCrory, still bitter about losing his second run for governor out of three tries, would lash out irresponsibly and make false claims about the state's election system. #ncpol https://t.co/NNnNpXIDny
— Fitzsimon (@Fitzsimon) November 12, 2018
Tee-hee. :) I miss Chris' powder-dry sense of humor. Glad to see him show up on ncpol.
"The bill would establish automatic voter registration and reinvigorate the Voting Rights Act, crippled by a Supreme Court decision in 2013. It would take away redistricting power from state legislatures and give it to independent commissions." #ncpol https://t.co/9hw4kLDWAL
— Joe Bearden (@GrayHairJoe) November 12, 2018
It will never get past the Senate, or survive a Presidential Veto if it did, but it will show America where our priorities lie. Two thumb's up.
— Kirk (@NotKovach) November 13, 2018
Hate to say it, but I think we pretty much lost this fight. Of course, that does depend on "how" Republicans write the law to conform to the amendment. If they're smart, they'll take steps to make it easier to get one than it already is, and provide funding to make them as close to free as possible. Because if they don't, we'll see them in court once again.
— NC Zero (@NC_Zero) November 13, 2018
Oh, this oughtta be good. Among his many other "bright" ideas, Ollie North thought selling weapons to Iran in exchange for getting some hostages released was a good deal. Next thing you know, the NRA will be training and equipping paramilitary units in Canada to overthrow Justin Trudeau...
On that unfortunately conceivable note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) November 8, 2018