Also not surprising to anyone who's been watching:
Pope network trying hard to discredit latest NC ranking in Quality Counts education report. Two years ago was calling ranking a concern when trying to link it to Race To The Top grant #NCPol #nced #https://www.nccivitas.org/civitas-review/quality-counts-2016-nc-score-c/ https://t.co/bX1qWrMwHF
— Keung Hui (@nckhui) January 23, 2018
Standard operating procedure in Popeland. If a poll or report does *not* originate from a Koch-funded right-wing institution, there must be some inherent bias in it. That's the danger of living with propaganda for so long: pretty soon the real stuff seems out of whack.
— ACLU-North Carolina (@ACLU_NC) January 22, 2018
I listened to most of that program, and I now have even more respect for the work NC's ACLU is doing. The move to authoritarianism and fascism is often a gradual thing, killing freedom and democracy with a thousand tiny cuts spaced out over time. But the ACLU is tuned in to that frequency, even if nobody else is. We owe them much.
— NC FreeEnterprise (@NCFEF) January 22, 2018
Okay, before the long knives come out about "Establishment" Democrats picking and choosing Primary winners, this is not the same thing as the DNC or NCDP backing a candidate:
"The general rule is that the party itself can't endorse in a primary," he said. "That rule does not apply to individual Democrats or individual Democratic elected officials. ... It wouldn't be right for us to endorse a candidate in a primary in our official capacity." Martin said he and his House colleagues aren't participating in the Everitt fundraisers in their caucus leadership roles, although Jackson's title as Democratic leader appears on the invitations.
"Terence proved in 2016 that he was a spectacular candidate," Martin said. "He came up just short in the end. Terence did everything right, he worked his tail off and got out and met his voters. He's proven without a doubt that he knows how to run."
Everitt received 47 percent of the vote when he faced off with Malone in 2016.
The other two Democrats in this year's race, Army aviator Joe Longoria and small business owner Adam Wright, haven't run for the legislature before.
And before you say, "He already lost once! Let somebody else have a try!", most successful candidates suffered election losses before they finally broke through. Exposure and name recognition sometimes takes several years. But the next thing I'm going to say will *really* piss off some people: I find it frustrating as hell when we (as Democrats) fail to challenge 50+ seats out of 170, but run 3-4 candidates in other races. If you live in a District that already has a solid Dem candidate running, but you really want to get involved, use your influence and network to find a candidate for that District a few miles away that doesn't have one. It ain't sexy, but it is critical, if you really want to help.
— Betty A. Gray (@bbttychmbrs1) January 22, 2018
Tee hee. John Cole is a genius...
— NCLM Govt Affairs (@LeagueLINC) January 22, 2018
Yeah, you're fucking over municipalities left and right. Moore should be getting a spanking by the League, but they're probably kissing his tail. Ugh.
NYT conveniently leaves out important info. 1st, some states that took on "bathroom bills" were ones where @HRC & like-minded radical groups were already pushing city govts for SOGI-like laws. States were responding to that. https://t.co/vvcOJIBElC #ncpol #hb2 #ncga
— Sister Toldjah ツ (@sistertoldjah) January 22, 2018
This is like, the wheel before the cart before the horse, trying to cloud the issue of causality to the point nonsense begins to make sense. HB-2 wasn't just a reaction to the Charlotte Ordinance, it was a smorgasbord of bad policies that declared open season on LGBT folks.And no amount of twisting on your part will shift the responsibility for that.
— Mark Barrett (@MarkBarrettACT) January 22, 2018
I have neither the desire nor the energy to hear or read what Trump voters are thinking right now...
— Melissa Boughton (@mel_bough) January 22, 2018
Proving once again that Justin Burr is an asshole.
Since we reached out last week regarding our Official 2018 Priorities Survey we have had a ton of great responses, but we haven’t heard from you yet.
Make your voice heard: https://t.co/kVvA9sitQU #ncgop #ncpol #nc10 pic.twitter.com/Fm9A0O9k9D
— McHenry for Congress (@McHenryCampaign) January 22, 2018
Dude, you really, really don't want to hear from me.
Rep. David Lewis gave a buddy a sweetheart deal for a towing and impound contract, a move was so sketchy it prompted another Republican legislator to file an ethics complaint. #ncpol https://t.co/kUSvYybynF
— Robert Howard (@RobertWHoward) January 22, 2018
The only thing surprising about that is another Republican complaining about it.
At today's Judicial Committee, I asked Rep. Burr about whether he was aware of striking similarities between Judicial District 15A and Senate District 21, a district deemed to be racially gerrymandered. Both pack Af-Am voters & both precincts have 80% overlap #ncpol #faircourts pic.twitter.com/y9QazWWM0T
— Sen. Jay Chaudhuri (@jay_chaudhuri) January 22, 2018
Indicative of a pattern. A pattern of racist map-making.
On that contemptible note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) January 22, 2018
"I told you this wouldn't last!" :)