My Request

It is my request that each person go to their local Democrat headquarters this weekend and Monday and volunteer. Take one day this weekend and do the work need to to turn out the vote and next week work and the week after work...there is to much to lose here...

Yes we can

McCrory: (small) change agent

I've just about given up on the practice of pointing out hypocrisy. It lies too much (pun intended) at the heart and soul of modern politics. Still, when a guy talks about wanting the change the culture out of one side of his mouth, while grippin' and grinnin' to suck in special interest money on the other side, well, it's hard to ignore. This from a Perdue campaign email:

“Pat McCrory says he wants to change the political culture, but he’s bringing George Bush’s special interests and failed policies to North Carolina. And he’s doing it with open arms,” said Perdue spokesman Tim Crowley. And here’s what McCrory and his hometown paper have said:

Despite the questionable fundraising tactics employed by the RGA NC 2008 PAC, Pat McCrory “is welcoming the association's help.” [Charlotte Observer, 7/24/08]

“This concept where the Observer keeps doing headlines, ‘McCrory takes PAC money’ as though it’s something illegal, I accept PAC funds, because it’s not only legal, I think it’s a good thing.” [WDYT 1220 AM (Charlotte), McCrory interview, 8/5/08]

Sponge Bob Orr returns to work for Neo-Con Art Pope again?

Freedom & fairness: Orr returns to N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law

By GUY LORANGER, Staff Writer

Robert Orr likes to tell the story of his great-grandfather, a Hendersonville farmer whose moral compass

led him away from the Confederacy and over the mountains into Tennessee, where he joined the Union army.

"If you look at that time period, that was a drastic

and dramatic move," Orr said. "I've always thought that if he could make that kind of tough decision and stick with it, there's certainly no reason I couldn't at least try to live up to that."

http://www.nclawyersweekly.com/feature.cfm

68 Days: Elizabeth Dole's Abysmal Record on Civil Rights Issues

DAY 68

45 years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr. altered the course of history forever when he delivered his famous “I have a dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. And though his words changed a generation, Elizabeth Dole has kept an abysmal record on civil rights issues in the years since. Dole defended Bush’s veto of the 1990 Civil Rights Act and has consistently earned failing grades from the NAACP and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights.

Read the entire post to read more on today's reason on why Elizabeth Dole is wrong for North Carolina and check back for updates over the next 68 days.

Democratic National Convention Day 3: "The World is more Impressed with the Power of our Example.."

If anyone thought that Bill Clinton alienated himself from party members during the primaries, they thought wrong. Last night, he more than redeemed himself. The “come back kid” did it again.

“The world is more impressed with the power of our example than the example of our power,” resonated Bill’s oh so easy to listen to voice. Through the convention hall, his words captured both the hearts and minds of Democrats.

As Ezra Klein notes,

The Dream is Coming True, Dr. King

It was 45 years ago today that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. told the world of his dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

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