This should be in everybody's top five issues that need to be addressed:
— NC Policy Watch (@NCPolicyWatch) February 11, 2020
We don't need to "bring back" Debtor's Prisons, they already exist.
Podcast: Almost since President Trump’s inauguration, Democratic lawmakers in Congress have vowed to pursue impeachment, The opportunity finally came and went. Where do we go from here? #Civitalk #ncpolhttps://t.co/YuGEy3081w
— Civitas Institute (@NCCivitas) February 10, 2020
That is categorically untrue. Pundits called for it, activists called for it, but lawmakers themselves didn't take up that chant until early last year during the Mueller probe. And many of them did so because they viewed the Blue Wave as a mandate to bring order to the chaos of the Trump Presidency. It was actually Trump and his supporters that created the myth of the constant Impeachment threat, in order to scare people into maintaining a Republican majority in the US House. Which apparently backfired on them. Now carry on with your other nonsense...
— NC Health Advocacy (@healthactionnc) February 10, 2020
It's also code for the privatization of Medicaid management, a mistake we apparently never learn from.
Letter in @Hickoryrecord: “The #ElectoralCollege – not the people – picked the president. Under a national popular vote, the people will always pick the president...That’s good for #NorthCarolina & good for America!" @NatlPopularVote #NCpol #EveryVoteEqualhttps://t.co/ldozuDPErM
— Tim Hreha (@timhreha) February 10, 2020
I agree wholeheartedly. Red states are already wielding undue influence via the US Senate, and now they're stifling the popular vote. Not how it was meant to be.
How much of that $7.2 billion will come out of North Carolina, one of the biggest military states in the country?
And when #littledonnie takes even more $$$ out of the pockets of NC military families, will #OneTermThom Tillis raise even a peep of objection?#ncpol #ncsen https://t.co/F0l6ttgCqX
— Dr. James G. Gilmore (@jamesggilmore) February 10, 2020
Considering Trump just told Tillis (in public) that he wouldn't put up with Tillis questioning him for very long, I think you have your answer.
Can you vote in NC's Democratic primary -- even if you're a Republican?
No. Only if you're unaffiliated.
Look out for this inaccurate @Mike2020 campaign letter. #ncpol https://t.co/39K5qRihPw pic.twitter.com/95fQgYEUHW
— PolitiFact NC (@PolitiFactNC) February 10, 2020
Yeah, that's...unfortunate. I mean, if you're going to ignore states like Iowa and New Hampshire, and "focus" on Super Tuesday states like NC, at least get your ads right.
— Brian Murphy (@MurphinDC) February 10, 2020
Dude doesn't have a creative bone in his body. This is the equivalent of saying, "I know you are, but what am I?"
— Jim Morrill (@jimmorrill) February 10, 2020
Frankly, all Dem candidates need to make this pledge. It's been in the NCDP Platform for years, and a super(super)majority of the voters want to see it gone. This isn't a "fringe" issue, it's about democracy.
CPAC Chairman Says He Would ‘Be afraid’ for Romney’s ‘Physical Safety’ if He Attended Conference This Yearhttps://t.co/VLlSOBpgFc#MAGA #Trump #NRA #florida #ksleg #valeg #ncpol #nvpolitics #vtpoli #scpolitics #nhpolitics pic.twitter.com/WG8SLWnZui
— VotingFemale (@VotingFemaIe) February 10, 2020
And this particular Twit thinks that's just fine. There are a few exceptionally nasty RW nutters on the ncpol feed, and she (if it is a she) leads the pack.
— SEANC (@SEANC) February 10, 2020
Not sure what SEANC is trying to say here, but it's likely some kind of half-assed support of Dale Folwell...
African American North Carolinians are at the forefront of this economic resurgence.
Folks that moved to cities in the North in search of jobs are returning to North Carolina as Democratic mismanagement ravages inner cities. https://t.co/QlljYzWo3d #ncpol
— Mark Shiver (@markshiver) February 10, 2020
What? You know what, nevermind, such a migratory pattern doesn't even exist, much less for those reasons.
"The right-wing money dump appears to be part of an effort to put pressure on or even defeat Cunningham... who many view as an especially formidable potential opponent for Republican Thom Tillis in November." #NCSEN #NCpol https://t.co/fdXa4gK9GF
— Rachel Petri (@RachelNPetri) February 11, 2020
Yes, they're trying to get rid of Cal in the Primary. But that commercial also injects the "Green New Deal" into the conversation where it didn't really exist, so they could post things like this:
Now that the Democratic primary is heating up, North Carolinians want to know if Cal Cunningham stands with Erica Smith in supporting the socialist, job-killing Green New Deal. pic.twitter.com/dmAplXn75y
— Thom Tillis (@ThomTillis) February 11, 2020
I will be glad when the Primary is over, so we can focus our attention (and money) on defeating people like Tillis and Trump. That's the real fight, and one we desperately need to win.
On that purposeful note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) February 9, 2020