Dude, you're killing me:
The whole business of mass firings in state government pretty much began with the election of Democrat Kerr Scott in 1948, a Jacksonian figure who beat the more conservative machine. North Carolina was a one-party state then so this was factional Democratic warfare.
“Virtually every appointive department head in state government, and many in subordinated positions, was given his walking papers by Kerr Scott,’’ wrote James H. Pou Bailey, a conservative columnist and later a Superior Court judge. “Whether the man had done a good job in office made little difference. More important was whether he had supported Kerr Scott for governor.”
What the holy hell does Kerr fricking Scott have to do with 21st Century Republican machinations? I know why he did this, because he feels compelled to show off his shiny time machine, and how it can go back farther in time than anybody else's. I just don't know why he thinks its relevant, or why he doesn't just go all the way back to the Wilmington Massacre. Or even this far back (quoting myself from Facebook): "What the Democrats don't seem to want to discuss, is how the Visigoths marched right into the Senate demanding gold, and casually relieved themselves right there on the marble floor!" Seriously, using dust-covered history as an excuse or rationalization for bad deeds is about a immature as you can get.