Tonight's @GOPconvention is a slap in the face to every single worker in the #UnitedStates. In the middle of a pandemic, the @GOP decided to attack the very workers who are keeping this country running. #ncpol @IAFFNewsDesk #UnionStrong #unionproud @NCStateAFLCIO
— Jamie Burgess (@jrburgess87) August 25, 2020
Go tell it on the mountain. Trump and his ilk are transparent as hell about their support for the top 10%, but too many that are left behind aren't paying attention.
Cozzie Watkins got a lot of attention when she cast delegates for Joe Biden at the DNC (https://t.co/GG5CC4i928) Here's John Steward from Union County delivering NC's delegates to President Trump (and giving shoutouts to several NC firsts): https://t.co/s9iHXZvA51 #ncpol
— Brian Murphy (@MurphinDC) August 24, 2020
Pretty sure Cozzie could kick his ass if it came down to it. And I know NC's African-American voters will do the same to Trump. Bring on November.
— David B. Wheeler (@davidbwheeler) August 24, 2020
Not holding my breath waiting for evangelicals to hold him accountable. The hypocrisy is strong with them.
What NC Republican shouted out "Monkey" in response to Pres. Obama? Will you stand for such racism, Tillis, Berger, & Moore? And what of the President's slur of North Carolina? @SenThomTillis @NCGOP #ncpol #ncgov https://t.co/yaPjpafypU
— Sean Krause (@sskrause) August 24, 2020
Frankly, NC citizens should be just as outraged by Trump's response as the monkey comment. He said, "Only in North Carolina." Meaning, such racist nonsense is fine here because we're all racists. But you can't say it anywhere else. Let me repeat that:
Get that, NC voters? You can call Obama a monkey, but "only in NC." Because that idiot thinks we're all racists and it won't matter. #ncpol
— Geremy the Germ (@Geremy43676198) August 24, 2020
God I can't wait for this to be over.
— Joel Burgess (@AVLreporter) August 24, 2020
Narratives like this take hold because reporters don't check the details.
For example, #ncpol Republicans allocated tens of millions of dollars to fund in-home care for children with disabilities.
If @NC_Governor hadn't vetoed it, families would have that $ right now. https://t.co/4Kejpli2Qk pic.twitter.com/HZV7HXvMF3
— Senator Phil Berger (@SenatorBerger) August 24, 2020
Actually Phil, you had the opportunity to fund this separate from your unacceptable budget, and Governor Cooper would have signed it coming in the door. So if you want to blame somebody, look in a mirror.
— I.M Hydrogen (@ChuckGore2) August 24, 2020
Meadows is a...Okay, I don't want to use one of my allotted 5 curse words for the week, so just fill that in with your favorites.
This is an unacceptable answer from DeJoy.
Also unacceptable? @SenThomTillis is ignoring postal concerns, including being silent on removal of machines in Charlotte & veterans not getting medications on time. Why? DeJoy is a donor and he can't stand up to him.#NCSEN #NCPol https://t.co/knj5o6FN0x
— Rachel Petri (@RachelNPetri) August 24, 2020
I will freely admit, I had hoped DeJoy would avoid political crap and just do his job, but I was naive for hoping that. He's not trying to "help" the post office, he's trying to destroy it.
— PrussianAutogyro (@prussiaautogyro) August 25, 2020
Can you imagine waking up every morning knowing you're going to have to rationalize away another (or several) embarrassing Trump lies or tacit admissions of corruption or attempted election meddling? It must be exhausting. But these people are so stubborn they make mules seem cooperative in comparison.
— Pete Kaliner (@PeteKaliner) August 25, 2020
Sorry, Pete. Just being free of charge is not enough for me to sit through nonsense like that. You need to throw in a box of doughnuts, or something. Oh, and you might want to read up on that convalescent plasma stuff:
— Perry Woods (@WhalerCane) August 25, 2020
Aside from the fact this has yet to be authenticated with proper research, it also has the air of vampirism about it. You can't get that plasma without draining the blood of people who have survived a plague, and if this does turn out to be effective, I can see Trump issuing an executive order to not "limit" the amount people can donate in each sitting. I'm sure he can trot out some nutbag hematologist to say you really only need 2-3 pints to keep functioning. And as an added bonus, when you pass out there won't be enough oxygen going to your brain for dream sex with demons and such.
On that morbid note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) August 24, 2020
I spit a little coffee when I read that, which is the equivalent of a 9.2 on the humor scale. Good job, Onion.