Don't try to rein them in

Most years, there are a ton of dedicated people working their asses off to try to influence the legislature to pass responsible, effective policies for the good of the state. I've been there and done that myself.

But today things are different. Looking to upstage their performance last year, Republican members of the General Assembly have launched an all out assault on reason, decency and fairness.

So instead of trying to moderate their insanity, let's give them free rein to push the limits beyond the breaking point. That's what it will take for the people of North Carolina to wake up and vote these sociopaths out of office. And if the voters won't rise up, then the federal government will. Virtually every policy being passed will be challenged in a never-ending spate of lawsuits, and in the end, the people will prevail.

So let 'em run, guys. Give them all the rope they want, and then some. We'll have the pleasure of seeing them hang before too long. Mark my words.

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Excellent point

We should point out all the damage they're doing, but for the time being it is mostly pointless to try to stop them.

Their extremism knows no bounds, their disregard of the US and NC Constitutions is nearly total and their hubris is unlimited (just recently they have tried to tell the federal government what to do and tell people how their laws can be challenged in court and where and how they can sue).

But as the Tasmanian devils continue to destroy everything in their path, the collateral damage will be brutal and the people will rise up and stop them.

They're so far off the rails it's scary. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

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"What I see from the folks who are opposing our agenda is whining coming from losers." -- Thom Tillis

It's all fun and games ...

... until somebody gets an eye poked out. Or gets a subpoena.

But be advised

that they're trying to plug up the escape valves, too.

The GOP has a plan to take control of the federal government similary to the ways theyve done in many states (more on that in a detailed essay later).

And they're trying to take care of the court challenge escape valve too:

One interesting provision would give the General Assembly special treatment in the courts. Under current law, challenges to state statutes are heard by a Wake County Superior Court judge. Under the Senate proposal, any case not related to apportionment or redistricting would be heard instead by a three-judge panel, and any ruling on a constitutional challenge would be automatically stayed pending appeal.

The hubris is amazing. Undoubtedly this provision itself would not stand up in court but they're doing their best to invalidate judicial review and separation of powers.

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"What I see from the folks who are opposing our agenda is whining coming from losers." -- Thom Tillis

This one won't stand past its first appeal

As someone said on FB, they are a full-employment program for lawyers.

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