Republican idiocy

NC GOP playing fast and loose with taxpayers' money

Multiple Primary elections are not free:

“With a recent agreement to move North Carolina’s presidential primary to March, North Carolina will play a pivotal role in the selection of the Republican nominee,” said Todd Poole, the executive director of the N.C. Republican Party.

“I am happy the primary has been moved up so the state has more of a say in the primary,” said Mark Baker, the chairman of the Forsyth County Republican Party.

And in keeping with their "shift the costs to local government" approach to managing NC, General Assembly Republicans did not set aside a single penny from the state budget to finance this early Primary election. In Mark Baker's County alone, the costs could be over $100,000:

Ellmers exposes her ignorance of Iran nuclear deal

Spouting the fear-mongering party line:

It sounds like this is a deal that Iran ran away with,” Ellmers said. “It looks like we will be funding Iran’s nuclear arsenal. This is not a deal at all.”

“We just have to stay on top of this,” she said. “There is too much to lose. We have to be strong. This is weak. … I am not sure what America gets out of this deal. It is not good for America. We need to go back to the drawing board.”

Bolding mine. With other folks, these word choices might be written off to "turn of phrase" or what have you. But in Ellmers' case, it's a good bet they're accurate. It "sounds like" the deal is bad because she's only going by what she's heard, whether from Boehner/Netanyahu or Faux news, or both. In reality, "what we get" is, among other things, the holy grail in the Iran Nuke problem, control over the enrichment of uranium and a severe reduction of Iran's stockpiles:

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Greensboro tells Trudy, "We'll see you in court."

Federal court, no less. I can't wait to hear what the judge says when they tell him what went on in the Caucus meeting where a bunch of lawmakers were forced to change their votes is "Top Secret" and they don't have to tell him what was said. ;)

Tillis' rhetoric degenerates into absurdity

Taking advantage of the bullshit pulpit:

But Tillis quickly added: "Just because Greece chooses to remain in the Euro doesn't mean things can go on as they were. The Greek government has to make major changes in its spending policy and entitlements. When I was speaker in North Carolina, the state was gripped with a deficit and we made a fundamental policy decision to adopt austerity budgets for four years.

"Today, we have one of the best performing economies in the U.S. and our unemployment dropped from 10.6 percent to 6.4 percent. Greece could learn from North Carolina."

Dude, if the Greek government even tried to pull some of the crap Republicans in the Legislature have done to the people here, they would be dragged out into the street and flayed alive.

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