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Here we go again:

He doesn't know it yet, but there's a special place in hell for Justin Burr.

Rip Van Holding attracts several Democratic opponents for Congressional seat

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Hopefully he'll have more time to push his trash out to the road after November 2018:

On Tuesday, Raleigh businessman Ken Romley became the fourth Democrat to announce his candidacy in a district represented by Republican George Holding. The 2nd district includes much of north, south and west Wake County along with parts of Johnston, Franklin, Harnett and Nash counties.

A day before Romley’s announcement, Linda Coleman, a former Wake County commissioner and N.C. House legislator, confirmed she would join Holly Springs vodka distillery owner Sam Searcy and Johnston County veteran and transgender woman Wendy Ella May in the race to unseat Holding, a third-term congressman from Raleigh.

And now is the part where I extol the virtues of having a knock-down, drag-out Primary between four (or more) energetic Democratic candidates before moving on to the General Election campaign against a well-heeled and zero-energy Republican incumbent. I'll have to get back with you on all that extolling...

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The attacks against Obamacare aren't over yet:

Make the calls. It probably won't sway these two very much, but you never know.

Theatre of the absurd: Make all voters pass a Federal gun background check

Kris Kobach's voter suppression train is going off the rails:

A gun researcher who says the federal gun background check system doesn't work has a new idea for preventing voter fraud at polling places: Make every voter pass a federal gun background check.

John Lott, an independent researcher and Fox News commentator, is best known for his book “More Guns, Less Crime,” which argues that increases in gun ownership are associated with drops in crime (most mainstream criminologists reject this view).

Dude is certifiable, and yet he has been invited to the next Commission meeting to put forward this foolish and very likely unconstitutional proposal. It's another in a growing list of cases where the Congress would normally feel compelled to step in and reign back Executive overreach, if it was anybody other than Donald Trump engaging in it. While this gun-check thing is an absurd idea, and wouldn't make it past the first judge tasked to evaluate it, the ramifications of the Commission's willingness to even entertain the idea are the real danger:

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If you live in Charlotte and forgot to early vote in the Primary, today is the day:

It will be interesting to see the overall turnout numbers for this Primary, which will (very likely) determine who the next Mayor of Charlotte is. And I'd like to give a special shout out to Betsy's mom Patsy Kinsey, who has two Primary challengers to face off to keep her seat. Fingers crossed...

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This pretty much sums up the GOP's efforts to repair their unconstitutional maps:

We have to fight the new maps, which means candidate recruitment and other campaign efforts might be pointless in the near future. Gee thanks.

Weekend Open Thread: Wornout

Somewhere between the childish shenanigans of NC Republicans, and the ever-growing prospect of war between two nuclear powers, both led by grossly immature low-functioning sociopaths, my mind seems to have decided no more data will be accepted at this time. I'm reading the words, but no light bulbs are coming on. It's like the breaker keeps tripping every time I try to run the vacuum cleaner (that's a metaphor for sucking up dirty details, so apparently I still have some use of my faculties, although I usually wouldn't use the word "faculties" in this context). Maybe I should just sit here and look out the window for awhile...

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The GOP underfunding of government services is taking a toll:

And sometimes people pay the ultimate price for that negligence:

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Now the clock is really ticking:

No special elections are called for though, but the 2018 election could be a game-changer.

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