— Gary Pearce (@jgaryp) March 30, 2021
Inevitably. The NC GOP has joined their counterparts in several other states already by pushing a bill that will make it harder to vote. Whether that is stopped by a Veto or ends up in court remains to be seen, but the battle is happening now.
— Nick Craig (@nicholasmcraig) March 29, 2021
Ehhh, I'm not assuming anything. A stint on that show would likely increase her bonafides (I can't believe I used that word in reference to a Trump family member), vastly increasing her potential campaign donations from the rubes.
.@NCHouseSpeaker Tim Moore says a bill that cleared his chamber this month represents the nation’s only chance to impose term limits on members of Congress. #ncpol #ncga @USTermLimits @COSProject @COSProjectNC #ConventionOfStates https://t.co/RkU2pXqsxZ
— Corey Friedman (@coreywrites) March 29, 2021
Here's an idea, Timmy: Why don't you term-limit yourself? Set an example, for once, of a truly selfless act. Not holding my breath...
— Pete Kaliner (@PeteKaliner) March 29, 2021
Of course Pete fails to mention the elephant in the voting enclosure: Republican-led states are working feverishly on voter suppression laws, to make sure the last election *is not* repeated again. Pour another cup of coffee, you're only firing on 3 cylinders.
The official government statistics you see on income inequality and poverty do not count the non-cash benefits households receive, as well as some other income sources. That’s why those statistics massively overstate both inequality and poverty. https://t.co/Tt1KS7Rfj9 #ncpol
— John Hood (@JohnHoodNC) March 29, 2021
Aside from the fact that efforts like this to "quantify" government relief as actual income are misleading, what's even more disingenuous is this: John and his colleagues work constantly to erode the very relief that he erroneously claims has reduced poverty. And of course none of that actually helps people, except the wealthy maybe.
— Carolina Journal (@CarolinaJournal) March 29, 2021
Lol! Maybe they should first address the "settle-then-sue" nonsense like the UNC BOG pulled when they threw millions at Confederate idiots. Just sayin'...
"We think that you can win people over with the issues. I’m not sure that you can.” - @douglaswburns. Excellent piece by @peterdslevin. It's focused on Iowa, but the lessons apply elsewhere, including #ncpol. https://t.co/JqWWtJE8Ac
— Chris Cooper (@chriscooperwcu) March 29, 2021
The truth doesn't matter:
One line of argument, as Democrats across the country sorted through their poor results in Senate and House races, was that the party failed to choose candidates who align with their states and districts, allowing Republicans to paint them as outside the mainstream. Yet Finkenauer, who grew up in a working-class family in the district, appeared to be a solid match. So, too, did Greenfield, Ernst’s Democratic opponent, a real-estate executive who grew up on a farm and talked often about the agricultural economy, pitching herself as a “proud, scrappy farm kid” determined to act accordingly in Washington. In a viral debate moment, Greenfield knew the price of corn, to the penny, and gave a polished answer about the price needed for farmers to break even. Asked the same question, about soybeans, Ernst fumbled, and guessed “about five dollars and fifty cents.” The correct answer was ten dollars and five cents.
Ernst won by 6 percentage points, even after proving she didn't know shit about Iowa's farm issues. You can't fix stupid, and you can't educate stupid voters. I know how bad that sounds, but we can't afford to chase pipe dreams.
— NC Retired Governmental Employees' Association (@NCRGEA) March 29, 2021
Please don't. The English language is suffering enough already without creating hybridizations like "vaxications." Crap. Now that I've re-typed the word we're stuck with it...
— Jon Welborn (@JonWelbornNC) March 30, 2021
Never should a bible and a gavel come in contact with each other. It provides no "guiding principles" that can be properly used in a courtroom, and the 1st Amendment to that document pictured spells out clearly why not. If you want to use it for people to "swear" to tell the truth, have at it. But even that is a waste of time, because fear of committing perjury is much more effective.
— Capital Tonight (@NCCapTonight) March 30, 2021
As a stand-alone issue, of course I would support this. But it won't stand alone, there will be a few other Constitutional Amendments placed on the ballot with it, a "suite" of Amendments, as it were. And this one will improve the chances of the others. Just like the "must believe in God" section that remains, the literacy requirement is moribund, has no real-world impact on citizens. But those other Amendments very likely will.
STAND UP, LEGISLATORS. #NCGA #NCPOL. Why do legislators cede almost total control over the fate of legislation and the state budget to a single presiding officer representing the same number of people as one member? Is this representative democracy?
— John Turcotte (@zephyrroad) March 30, 2021
I wish I could answer that question, John. But I have a feeling it would not say much about the character of individual GOP members, who are apparently comfortable being ruled by a tyrant.
On that depressing note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) March 30, 2021
Lol! Yeah, that's pretty dang accurate...