It's hard to overstate my outrage at the corporate takeover we've allowed to happen here in North Carolina. It has been years in the making, a slow-motion train wreck that many saw coming, yet no one was able to stop.
BlueNC has done its part, as much as any blog can do to raise the alarm of imminent danger. But those responsible for governing, those elected to protect our state and our people, have failed to do their parts, utterly and completely.
After working on the front lines and the sidelines for five years now at BlueNC, it's clear to me that the leadership necessary to preserve and protect our democracy does not exist in North Carolina. Governor Perdue owns the problem, but it goes far deeper. It goes all the way to us. We failed to hold them accountable. We allowed our state government and our institutions to roll along with business as usual, neither angry enough nor smart enough to change their tragic course.
In light of my own contribution to our collective failure, I'm taking a few weeks to regroup and reset, and discover what's next for me, if anything, in today's disturbing political environment.
The floor is yours.