The internet is full of breathless accusations that Gov. Cooper’s daughter got married in a huge event over the weekend. It’s not true. It was never true. There was no wedding, big or small. Can we all go back to focusing on slowing the deadly virus that’s circulating? #ncpol
— Sadie Weiner (@sadieweiner) November 23, 2020
These constant attacks on the Governor (and his family) are beyond tiresome. Where were those hypocrites when Dan Forest and Donald Trump went around the state holding maskless superspreader events? Ignoring real danger while creating fictitious events to complain about is one (big) reason why the virus is raging across our state. Ignorance is lethal.
— John Locke Foundation (@JohnLockeNC) November 23, 2020
Tell you what, John. When you start taking your own advice, maybe we'll get somewhere:
With Cooper’s re-election being the major exception to the rule, the Democrats’ effort essentially failed. Their carefully crafted, widely disseminated messages flopped. North Carolinians don’t want to repeal the past 10 years of GOP-driven reforms. They don’t want higher taxes, heavier regulations, and fewer choices in education and other public services. While they remain greatly concerned about COVID-19, they don’t accept anemic job creation and lengthy recession as the price they must pay to combat the virus.
And they don’t want their downtowns trashed by rioters and looters who disguise their destructive ends with the garb of “social justice.” By misfiring on these and other issues, Democrats threw away their shot.
First of all, your taxes/regulations/vouchers conclusion is straight up, ergo propter hoc nonsense. It's not based on any polling or other data, it's pure supposition and navel-gazing. Secondly, a super majority of NC citizens did/do support Governor Cooper's pandemic restrictions, your own polling backed that up.
But lastly, it's your reductive and downright ugly description of BLM activists that takes the rhetorical cake. As if their main goal is rioting and looting, and trying to protect black lives is a beard, a deception to mask true intent. Calling that "shameful" is a gross understatement, but shameful it is.
Evicting tenants in the middle of a pandemic is wrong -- period. That's why Governor @RoyCooperNC signed an eviction moratorium to protect North Carolinians struggling to make ends meet. #ncpol #ncga https://t.co/VJMtca6vE9
— Rep. Robert Reives (@electreives) November 23, 2020
And now we need to shift some of that "surplus" Republicans keep bragging about, to snip the wires on that rent time bomb that continues to tick, growing larger every month.
Look out folks! In January, the new legislature will convene and adopt rules written by the majority leadership. The majority party gets to set the rules for the game, no questions asked! #ncpol https://t.co/Di0YEE3sy5
— Jennifer Bremer (@JBremerDevt) November 23, 2020
Unfortunately, one of the few Republicans that backed a non-partisan redistricting effort (Chuck McGrady) has left the building. It's lawyer time, once again.
Cooper traveled extensively out of town & hasn't ONCE self-quarantined for 14 days per his own @SecMandyCohen's recommendations. Doubt Cohen or Cooper has ever taken a covid test as they dictate to all of NC. #ncpol https://t.co/vEEXJCmi9f
— KDDitch w/Antibodies (@KDDitch) November 23, 2020
He won, you lost, STFU.
Ballot harvesting should be illegal in all federal elections (as it is in all elections in #ncpol). Both sides will play by the rules of the game, even if those rules are bad. #2020Election https://t.co/GJxq2Xzvdq
— Andy Jackson (@andyinrok) November 23, 2020
Lol at the GOP puppets trying to justify fake "official" ballot collection boxes installed by the California GOP. Blame it on Democrats, of course...
So many gullible people who will believe absolutely *anything* they hear on FB or OANN but will never, ever listen to an actual scientist or journalist
Just absolute insanity
And there's no end in sight#ncpol https://t.co/UFPaktGDnN
— Sean (@RavenRavinoff) November 23, 2020
Insanity is the new sanity. But with more FREEDUMB.
Buncombe approves $27M in tax incentives for Pratt & Whitney in the largest incentives project in #NC in the last 5 years.
LISTEN for FREE: https://t.co/lnw4QtWlr1#WNCnews #NCpol #NCGA #Asheville #Raleigh #Charlotte #Greensboro #Durham #Wilmington
— Pete Kaliner (@PeteKaliner) November 23, 2020
God help me for having to explain this: In your zest to attack "leftists," you've apparently forgotten the Conservative pseudo-Libertarian ideological stand against government incentives. You know, about interfering with the Free Market, picking winners & losers, misusing taxpayer dollars and such? Get with the program, Pete.
— Elijah Gibson (@Gibsonknows) November 23, 2020
Yeah, he kinda is. Unfortunately, our media people are too interested in whatabouting Cheri Beasley for protecting Democratic votes to pay much attention. But we'll see if they come around.
New video technology being installed in the NC House chamber today will allow the cameras to zoom in on the member speaking while identifying the member’s name and district. This will make it much easier for the public to watch the live stream of House sessions. #ncpol pic.twitter.com/WIRrCJYYVT
— Rep. Destin Hall (@DestinHall) November 23, 2020
How about some cameras in those back rooms? The House/Senate GOP Caucus fascist rituals? No? Didn't think so.
If you're watching NC hospital capacity and you have at-risk family members (or, you know, just care about people anyway), you already have your carrot: THEM NOT DYING. Why do we need a cookie for doing what's needed to take care of our fellow Americans? #ncpol
— WRAL Gov't Coverage (@NCCapitol) November 24, 2020
Once again a Libertarian falls by the wayside in trying to carve a "niche" for himself during the pandemic. Using taxpayer dollars to pay somebody to do something (wear a mask) would normally make a Libertarian tear out what hair he has left, but Corey has dug in his heels defending the idea. He's trying to couch it in terms of violence vs. non-violence:
The social science & behavioral economics are well established: Rewards work. If you'd rather spend tax money sending armed state agents to intimidate people than provide modest incentives to encourage masking, you might just be an authoritarian. #ncpolhttps://t.co/KoUTcLMwyT
— Corey Friedman (@coreywrites) November 24, 2020
But many (most?) of the people who refuse to wear masks by now do so out of a belief the virus doesn't exist, or is harmless, or out of sheer stubbornness. Giving them money to comply won't change their beliefs, and without that "coercive" authority to monitor them, most will still refuse to mask up. In other words, it would be a waste of taxpayer dollars, which a true Libertarian would reject out of hand.
On that head-scratching note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) November 19, 2020
When I stop laughing I'll explain how wrong that is...