Misreporting of veto issues

This depends on what your definition of "liberal" is:

Governor Bev Perdue has been liberal with her use of the veto stamp this legislative session and now lawmakers want her to know they don't approve.

In a surprising turn of events, the Republican leadership attempted two veto overrides on Wednesday with mixed results.

They weren't "mixed results"; Republicans got their asses kicked in the House, so they tried to save face by passing a pointless Senate Veto override, which won't mean a damned thing if they can't fix their House problem.

And as far as the Governor's "liberal" use of the Veto, there's not one word in this article mentioning the runaway train behavior of GOP legislators, who have been rushing legislation out of committees, lying about allowing time for amendments on the floor, holding closed caucus meetings with special interests, etc.

That's a "liberal" use and abuse of House and Senate rules, to facilitate their "liberal" approach to altering common-sense laws and regulations and deconstructing government. You don't like my use of the word "liberal" to describe their behavior? Well it damned sure isn't conservative:

disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change.
2. cautiously moderate or purposefully low: a conservative estimate.

Their behavior is erratic, extreme fringe elements of their party are free to propose whatever their twisted minds can conjure, and it's impossible to predict what the state of our State will be by this time next year. That's. Not. Conservative.

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And Thom Tillis is a liar

Promising both on Wednesday afternoon -- in open session from the Speaker's dais -- and again on Thursday morning that there would be no veto override votes the rest of the week, then using the threat of a veto override to demand one of the most irregular rules suspension motion and vote changes I've seen in over 20 years in the NC House...

If there was any question whether you could trust this Tillis guy's word or not, you now know it's not worth a damn.

 

Oh for gawd's sake.

Governor Perdue has only used the veto button because she has been given no alternative. The peoples' agenda (jobs) has been subverted by the GOP's agenda (I haven't been able to discern what it is, exactly). Thank Goodness Governor Perdue has the good judgment and sense to use the veto stamp that she's got.