Seriously, folks. You need to stop trying to rein in the GOP from acting on their worst instincts. Because every time you do ... every time you manage to get a tiny little concession from them ... people start to think they're being reasonable. They are not being reasonable. They are systematically gutting decades of slow progress to protect our environment and create a more sustainable future. And when the laws finally hit the books, all the tiny little concessions in the world won't add up to anything worth having.
North Carolinians need to see the full ugliness of GOP policies, and truly feel the destructive impacts of those policies on children, the environment, public safety, and the common good. Until that happens, they'll run the table.
So stop with all the hand-wringing and attempts at reasonable dialogue. They don't give a damn what you want, and they're playing you like chumps. And stop with the efforts to carve incremental improvements out of otherwise insane legislation. You're just creating the illusion that the bread crumbs you're getting will make a difference. They won't make a difference.
Let them run wild. Let them expose their most degenerate and hideous selves without the varnish of modest concessions. Because until that happens, we won't reach the point where people can see what's really going on.
I was so happy that Cantor got defeated in Virginia last night, even though his opponent is a Tea Party extremist. Because now, the Republican House of Representatives will become even more of an insane asylum than it already is.
And it's not going to get better until it gets a whole lot worse.