Republican idiocy

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A glimpse into the bizarro world of Republican ideology:

While other states are contemplating decriminalizing drug abuse and opting for treatment methods instead, we're moving to take away *all* medical treatment for drug users, even the life-saving parts. Congratulations GOP, you've set a new standard for wrongness.

McCrory tries to tie political campaign to Panthers' success

It's even dumber than it sounds:

The ad, released Friday, shows the Republican governor touting the accomplishments of his “Carolina Comeback.” The ad cuts to McCrory standing in front of a house, holding a football.

“There’s still work to do,” he says. “But we have a ‘Carolina Comeback’ for sure. We just don’t always get the respect we’ve earned. Well, there is one solution. Keep Pounding, Panthers! And have a Super day!”

If by "we just don't always get the respect we've earned" you mean we are a near-constant laughingstock in national print and television media, due to the ham-handed way the Republican Party has mismanaged our state, then yes. The respect has been lacking. But we have "earned" that scorn, no matter how much you'd like to twitch your nose or shake your fist and make it go away.

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The war on women turns Orwellian:

I long for the day when the New York Times no longer has a bi-weekly update on how backwards and misanthropic North Carolina has become. But as long as its happening, I'm glad they're paying attention.

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Possibly the most interesting political development from yesterday:

And just to allay any potential concerns you might have: Yes, Thomas is a seasoned political consultant, but there's also a solid policy wonk just under the surface of that campaign veteran. Dude is smart and realistic, which is critical when it comes to crafting legislation that has more than a ghost of a chance of making it all the way to the President's desk.

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