Now the new standard operating procedure:
Sponsors of the disaster relief bills were supposed to see the bills tonight, but @RepDavidRLewis informed them they have not yet been released (we are 12 hours from a special session on disaster relief) #ncga #ncpol
— Melissa Boughton (@mel_bough) October 2, 2018
They would not do that unless there was something in the Legislation they didn't want people to have time to ponder...
— Tim Peck (@timothypeck) October 2, 2018
It takes a special kind of stupid to be proud of Lindsey Graham these days.
This is evil. .@SenThomTillis and .@SenatorBurr , does your silence and inaction concerning these children mean you don't care about them? #ncpol #ncpolitics #FamiliesBelongTogether https://t.co/t6jgtYrPo4
— Wilson (@wc_thats_me) October 1, 2018
Of course they don't care. These kids don't write campaign checks, or even vote, for that matter. For all practical purposes, they simply don't exist in Burr's & Tillis' world.
I am humbled by the recognition of @BarackObama who held himself and our country to the highest standards. The work I did for his campaigns introduced me to so many wonderful people who shared our desire to bring about positive change for real people. #ncpol https://t.co/D6LxMHrCiA
— Natasha Marcus (@NatashaMarcusNC) October 1, 2018
Proving once again that Barack Obama is probably the smartest President we've ever had.
— Two Kids And A Kite (@TwoKidsAndAKite) October 1, 2018
Lol! That is nothing short of brilliant.
Yates tells @JohnLockeNC one co-author of his study created an air pollution model to measure county-level harm associated with additional emissions due to electric car recharging. Human health, crop/timber loss, building & material degradation, reduced visibility. #ncga #ncpol
— Dan Way (@danway_carolina) October 1, 2018
Oh, that is rich, right there. The only time Pope's puppets admit the damages associated with burning coal is when they're bashing electric cars. In all other cases, it's "cheap and plentiful!" Shallow, very shallow.
— Durham Herald-Sun (@TheHerald_Sun) October 1, 2018
Good deal. And before anybody says anything about the timing being unfortunate or possibly counterproductive, just don't. It's always the right time for equality.
— NCLCV (@nclcv) October 1, 2018
Prime example, Phil Berger Jr rubber-stamping the contamination of zoned and protected wetlands. These guys just can't be trusted, with anything.
— Melissa Boughton (@mel_bough) October 1, 2018
I heartily endorse this message:
The NAACP has officially asked the Governor, lawmakers and the State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement in three different letters to extend the voter registration deadline by at least three business days in the affected counties — Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Greene, Harnett, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Montgomery, Moore, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Wayne and Wilson.
The organization has also asked to extend the absentee ballot deadline for hurricane-impacted counties to 5 p.m. the day prior to Election Day and to allow local churches and community organizations to assist hurricane-impacted voters in obtaining, preparing and submitting absentee ballots. And finally, they have asked for early voting and Election Day accommodations for certain communities.
None of these are outrageous requests. And while they might cause more work, complicate the process a certain amount, the result will be an easier and less complicated route for these people to vote. Seems like a no-brainer to me.
Standing (and sitting on floor) room only at the Winston-Salem "Protect Our Constitution" town hall. Every voter needs to know what these deceptive amendments will do to our state. #wsnc #ncpol #amendments pic.twitter.com/ROfcXqnukp
— Progress NC Action (@ProgressNow_NC) October 1, 2018
I am genuinely amazed at how much energy this campaign has generated. It bodes well for turnout, in my opinion, because it doesn't get much wonkier than amending the Constitution. If you can get people interested in a "thing" as opposed to a living, breathing candidate, it means they are paying attention.
No mention of plans to include a study on environmental mitigation needs so that when the next storm comes we have less personal and property damage, OR what additional waivers will be considered for schools and students in affected areas when testing time rolls around. #ncpol https://t.co/hKME7D8M1v
— Stronger NC (@StrongerNc) October 2, 2018
If you were expecting common-sense ideas from the NC GOP, I've got a bridge you might be interested in...
— The Meredith Poll (@TheMeredithPoll) October 2, 2018
Yeah, that's not helpful at all. People are notorious for not being able to self-critique, and older Democrats are usually the worst at that:
The debate over whether North Carolina is a “blue,” “purple,” or “red” state politically can hardly be answered by one survey. Voting patterns change from election to election. We wanted to know the
ideological composition of North Carolina, as revealed by their response to the question of whether they considered themselves to be conservative, moderate, or liberal. The results indicated that North Carolina is a Center-Right state with 46.5 percent of respondents calling themselves “conservative,” only 15.7 percent referring to themselves as “moderate,” and 35.8 percent using the “liberal” label.
Among the different groups, not surprisingly, Democrats were more liberal than conservative and Republicans were the opposite. However, 26.3 percent of Democrats referred to themselves as “conservatives” and 10.2 percent of Republicans self-labeled themselves as liberals. Of the other groups, the most liberal were Millennial voters, as well as African Americans, the most education, and those who live in urban areas. Conversely, whites, those with the highest incomes, and rural North Carolinians considered themselves more conservative.
When you're polling across the age spectrum, people have different definitions for words like "conservative" and "liberal." Especially when it comes to applying those definitions to themselves. But I guess we'll see in November.
On that inscrutable note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) September 30, 2018
This happens to me Every. Single. Time.