Speaking of gerrymandering...
Dems would need to win nationwide by 11 points to retake House. The analysis identified Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio and Texas as "unresponsive" states where a party can "increase its vote share by 10 or 20% without gaining a single seat." #NCPOL #NCGA https://t.co/Wtzz25SCb8
— Mark (@_therealmark_) March 27, 2018
Which is all the more reason to focus heavily on Legislative races, at least here in NC. I'm still seeing way too many Dems talking only about Congressional contests, when there are 170 NCGA seats in play this year.
— Tim Peck (@timothypeck) March 25, 2018
No, it's not ironic, you ignorant shit-for-brains. Some of your right-wing buddies showed up at the march toting their guns, which is why those speakers needed police protection. Go crawl back under that rock and stfu.
— #MARCH4TRUMP DC March 2019 (@March4Trump) March 25, 2018
If you've been lucky enough to avoid the ncpol feed on Twitter, you've also avoided being exposed to hundreds of Tweets and re-Tweets by the confused and neon-inspired gay Republican hotshot Peter Boykin. And this dude doesn't even have a GOP Primary opponent, so we're going to have to put up with this nonsense for the rest of the year...
— Mark Campbell (@soupfish) March 25, 2018
Dammit, I could have said that instead of being scooped (pooped?) by Rolling Stone magazine. I need to focus more...
In the Greensboro News & Record: Our leaders could be modeling constructive engagement across political differences. Most aren’t. They ought to. It would demonstrate courage and confidence, not insecurity or timidity. #ncpol https://t.co/N0JJjZlujc
— John Hood (@JohnHoodNC) March 25, 2018
And another complete waste of column space. Hood has two great examples of leaders right here in NC who won't budge one inch from their positions or "constructively engage" with the other party, but nowhere in this essay are Berger & Moore mentioned. Big surprise.
— Robert Howard (@RobertWHoward) March 26, 2018
Dallas is such a moron he got the classic formula reversed. Usually you lie first to see if it sticks, and then you admit to *some* involvement but declare it's not illegal. He played the legality card first, and now he's just lying about the whole thing. Dumbass.
Here is the #WorstNCPols bracket heading into the Egregious Eight round: Thom Tillis vs. Dallas Woodhouse, Richard Burr vs. Mark Meadows, Phil Berger vs. Dan Forest, and Louis Pate vs. Virginia Foxx! Voting starts at noon #ncpol #ncga pic.twitter.com/tCVvfmWqBj
— Progress NC Action (@ProgressNow_NC) March 26, 2018
Don't get me wrong, Louis Pate is a gun-loving, tax-hating, sole-surviving dinosaur from the late Triassic Period, but I'm thinking Tim Moore should be holding that slot...
— Darren Jackson (@DarrenJNC) March 26, 2018
Score another one for John Cole.
Wake County since 12/31/2017 7,599 new voters; by party: D 32.5%, L 1.3%, R 19.1%, U 47.1%. #ncpol Of the 7,599 new voters: 286 under 18 (eligible to vote in primary), 1,982 are 18-25 years old #bluenc #bluewave https://t.co/jVmtbtIXMk
— James (@JamesProtzman) March 26, 2018
That 47% Unaffiliated is unsettling, to say the least. The Democratic Party needs to ramp up its outreach, and we need to spend more than a little money collecting data on why these people are choosing that option. It's called "killing two birds with one stone." Okay, maybe we should call it something else, but it still needs to be done. I'm tired of speculating about it.
Rep. Nelson Dollar says that if #NCGA were to consider giving NC school districts taxing authority would need to have a lot of discussion on both that & also about how school board members are elected. #nced #ncpol
— Keung Hui (@nckhui) March 26, 2018
In other words, Nelson Dollar wants to leverage the General Assembly's penny-pinching on school spending to make school boards just as conservative as county commissions. This year, some 35% of school board races will be partisan, and Republicans would love to see that at 100%. Add the tax thingie in there, and voila.
— Jay (@RedStateMojo) March 27, 2018
Like a broken record skipping. Any time something comes up that Trump or the Republicans did that is unethical or illegal, it's time to create a seemingly similar case against Obama or Hillary, no matter how thin the connection is. Fox News has never been a reliable source, but now they're just Cold War Pravda.
Today, the struggle continues as we fight against private vouchers that seek to re-segregate our public schools.
I will never forget the sacrifice Linda Brown made or the impact of her efforts. The struggle continues. #NCGA #Education #NCpol
Rest In Paradise. https://t.co/jkJ5fRGoFa
— Mujtaba Mohammed (@MMohammedNC) March 27, 2018
Aw, I didn't know she passed away. What a brave young woman.
— Action NC (@Action_NC) March 26, 2018
This is heartbreaking:
Why is the United States separating asylum-seeking children from their parents? Kirstjen Nielsen, the secretary of homeland security, has avoided answering this question, which makes a recent lawsuit by the ACLU so important and so necessary. The suit is based on the case of a Congolese woman and her 7-year-old daughter—identified in court papers as “Ms. L.” and “S.S.”—who fled the violence in their home country, traveled to Mexico, and then crossed into California last November, turning themselves in to border agents. Ms. L. was processed and detained in an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in San Diego, while her child was torn away from her and taken to a different facility in Chicago—2,000 miles away. They were not brought before a judge or given a chance to be heard.
Aside from the cruelty of separating a 7 year-old from her mother, why would you even do it in the first place? We've heard for years Republicans complaining about government waste, but here they are transporting this girl halfway across the country, meaning at least one Federal agent had to accompany her in the process, when they could have easily allowed them to stay together? It makes no sense, unless you're trying to make the process as frightening as you can for both of them. Which apparently they are.
On that infuriating note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) March 26, 2018
You know you're an evil shit when people who don't even watch the games hate you...