There is NO doubt in my mind, based on your record and statements as #NC House Speaker and now US Senator, that you would have NO PROBLEM leaving me to DIE as a "disabled" person @SenThomTillis.
I fully endorse your opponent @CalforNC who is from NC, not Florida like you.#ncpol
— NC Peace Dog (Scott) (@JScottOates) July 28, 2020
He's either doing nothing or doing the wrong thing. He's not even a broken clock.
Surprise! Good thing I went running in my brown pants. pic.twitter.com/AAdFC2H4TF
— Brian Turner (@BrianTurnerNC) July 26, 2020
Now that is funny. One of the (many) differences between Dem and Repuublican lawmakers is the ability to deploy self-deprecating humor from time to time. Without over-analyzing it (too late), it reflects the GOP's stunted approach to self-identity, of maintaining a false image of masculinity that really has no place in 21st Century socialization.
Is this a joke? How can any serious person write an article about "child care struggles" without seeing the ludicrous hypocrisy in child care EXISTING AT ALL while schools are closed. Are day care workers more expendable then teachers? #ncpol https://t.co/S8Yk1exgNT
— 6 Feet & Cloth Masks are Pseudoscience (@LaffersNapkin) July 27, 2020
This treads on several logical fallacies, but the "false analogy" is the strongest. Day care centers and schools have one major difference that blows the analogy out of the water, the fact that children move from one class to another (often with different children in attendance) all throughout the day in schools, while day care is generally the same group, with much less movement from place to place. But it's also an "appeal to extreme" argument, because somebody who wants everything open is complaining that not everything is closed. And it is indeed absurdum.
And the ignorance continues:
Interesting dot graph from NC DHHS.
Even with a positivity rate of 7%, only 1% of our population has contracted the virus.
Meanwhile 1 million North Carolinians- or 10% of our state- are out of work.
So I guess my question to Roy Cooper is, is this shutdown worth it? #ncpol pic.twitter.com/jCBXGDpHcF
— Jake Matthews (@jmatthews_nc) July 27, 2020
That's over 112,000 people infected, so you can shove that 1% argument up your ass. But even more important: If Governor Cooper had not taken the steps he did, how many people would be infected? This argument is as stupid as conservatives complaining we no longer need clean air regulations because our air is so clean now.
https://t.co/gDfdeNlPoa COVID-19 has complicated the traditional school day for all students, teachers, and faculty. The fall reopening plans are as far-reaching as they are complicated. #nced #ncpol #coronavirusnc @LynnMarch007
— Carolina Journal (@CarolinaJournal) July 27, 2020
I don't even have to read that to know there will be a few plugs for private schools in there, because the Puppets can't write *anything* about education without doing so.
New NBC News/@maristpoll released this am shows former VP Joe Biden with a 7-point lead over President Trump in North Carolina (51-44%) w/ 4% undecided. The poll found 59% of voters support the job Gov. Cooper is doing vs. 35% disapprove. @FOX46News #ncpol https://t.co/1W9Uho4L9r
— Matt Grant (@MattGrantFOX46) July 27, 2020
Okay, I'm glad to see that, but I'm still stinging from the poll fiasco of 2016. So I'm going to immediately forget this.
Given his obvious attendance issues in the Senate, I figured I'd be adding up the Lt. Gov's absences at some point this campaign season. Looks like the Cooper campaign beat me to it for this ad. Will voters care? I'm guessing not really. #ncga #ncpol https://t.co/ZWZ94eNfo3
— Travis Fain (@TravisFain) July 27, 2020
Correction, "his" voters won't care, but they now appear to be down to about 38% of the population. Dammit! I was supposed to forget that poll...
— Colin Campbell (@RaleighReporter) July 27, 2020
Might as well not even ask Trump if somebody else did something right. Narcissists can't stand to do that, even when talking about friends.
“I hear you’re doing a good job” — Trump says to Lt Gov Dan Forest, who is running against NC Gov. Roy Cooper.
Also gave a short kudos to Thom Tillis who is in a tight re-election race for the Senate.
— Zachery Eanes (@zeanes) July 27, 2020
Good job? Dude had less than a 50% attendance rate in the NC Senate, where he's supposed to "preside." If a McDonald's employee pulled that shit, he/she would be fired on the spot.
Fuck Trump! Get him out of here. #ncpol
— Jeremy Gilchrist (@jgilchristmusic) July 27, 2020
I'd buy that album. Or CD...Or whatever it is you kids are using as a medium for music. Data cube? Oh wait, that's Star Trek...
— Brian Murphy (@MurphinDC) July 27, 2020
Guh. There are so many detestable Republicans to keep up with I can't even.
— Bennie Jo McKinnon (@BennieJo) July 27, 2020
Wrong on both counts.
— ProudAmerican (@suemoody1978) July 28, 2020
Way too many women in that crowd, including some young girls. What the hell are they thinking? Do they genuinely not know what a creep Trump is, or do they not care?
— Russ Bowen (@RussBowenWNCN) July 28, 2020
Before I give you your weekly bite of Onion, here are a few parting words of wisdom from Governor Hunt:
“When you get in higher office, you need to keep learning,” Hunt said. “You need to keep listening to people. You don’t get in there and think you know it all. You listen to people who do know a lot and you learn from them, and you try to design an approach that will make sense.”
Trump can't (and won't) do that, because he's a narcissist. And when things inevitably go wrong because of it, he just makes up lies to cover the mistakes. It's untenable, and so is the idea that his re-election is still possible after everything we've seen.
— The Onion (@TheOnion) July 26, 2020