The General Assembly on Jones Street continues to churn out legislation that fails to nourish the state’s people, but rather serves them up a starvation diet while the GOP serves their corporate masters at ALEC the laws they want for maximizing corporate profits. The GOP on Jones Street has fifty card carrying members of ALEC among its numbers, and they serve Tarheels only a future prepared for them in the corporate blender which no one wants to drink.
All Tarheel Democrats need to hold their elected officials accountable. These legislators were elected to serve the people of NC, not solely business interests, as they have. Their true agenda is now clear, to serve business profits above all else, including the best interests of the people of NC.
Active Tarheel Democrats must remind them of this repeatedly, and make them and our fellow Tarheels aware of our visceral alarm. We need job stimulation, not tax cuts alone.
Cuts to social programs and education must end.
Instead of debating the merits of a video or finding fault with each other, active Democrats should be debating the GOP in the open theater of Jones Street. Instead of airing our differences like a gaggle of children bickering at the family picnic, Democrats should be holding the GOP accountable in the streets like Rev. Barber called us to do earlier this week, as I did last Tuesday night when the people protested the nightmare of legislation passed so far, and that is being passed right now on Jones St.
However what we have right now is Democrats fighting each other, instead fighting of Thom Tillis, Phil Berger and Anthony Apodaca and their fellow ALEC shills. One year after the Party divided over keeping faith in leadership behind David Parker, this divide still exists, the old party looking to past office-holders for guidance, and the new one, looking for leadership from the grassroots.
Don’t be surprised when these bickering children try once again to harm their chair instead of concentrating their talents where they should, against the true enemy of the people, the GOP General Assembly busily stripping protections and jobs from the people from their lair on Jones Street.
Watch for more silly tricks, tweets, false attacks, ginned up charges and trip-ups by these folks aimed at their elected chair, rather than seeing any work from them to contribute to the protection of the people, and the return of the Party of the people to power on Jones St. This group has given new meaning to the word Parkerized. It began a year ago, and continues today. It no longer means to protect and improve, for them it is to strip and abuse, and by their meaning, they want to Parkerize the Democratic Party for their own uses, not for the people of North Carolina.
David Parker has been a long time loyal Democrat and servant to the cause, now he will be remembered as the avatar for a zombie horde cannibalizing their own. He deserved better and the people of NC deserve better.