Blueprint NC

Rob Christensen on Pope et al: 'No vast conspiracy'

From the Raleigh News and Observer today.

No vast conspiracy

Rob Christensen writes:

Which brings me to the conservative fantasy – being flogged by Pope, Gov. Pat McCrory and other Republicans: That there is a vast Democratic conspiracy to take them down.

Never have the Democrats had less clout in North Carolina. They have lost control of all three branches. The state Democratic Party is in disarray. The party’s sources of money have dried up. No new leaders have stepped forward. It’s best response so far has been getting arrested – a tactic traditionally reserved by the powerless in societies.

Ok I can agree with most of his political assessment, and I am not a Christensen fan. Here is his bottom line conclusion:

Tillis tries to cash-in on Blueprint memo

Never miss an opportunity to fleece your donors:

House Speaker Thom Tillis is using the strategy memo as a way to raise money. The Republican leader sent a fundraising solicitation Friday, less than a day after the story broke. “We are only three weeks into the legislative session and ultra-liberal organizations, in partnership with the Democratic Party and Democratic legislative leaders have vowed to ‘cripple’ me,” he writes.

Dude, if we could actually get the NCDP, Democratic legislative leaders and Progressive organizations to partner on anything, it would be much more newsworthy than this poorly-thought-out memo. And what the hell does "Ultra Liberal" mean, anyway? We don't have "regular" Liberals here in North Carolina with an extremist fringe. We have Dixiecrats and corporate rats, and anybody to the left of them is what I would call "sane and enlightened."

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