REDMAP: You should know that name

Not many know about the Redistricting Majority Project (REDMAP) of the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC). The NCDP has not written a lessons learned from 2010 - but here is is, or a large part of it. I remember Tom Fetzer telling us that they were going to take the state legislatures above all else. And they did it. Read and weep.

Les Miz comes to NC

Les Miz comes to North Carolina. In more ways than one.

The movie opened here over Christmas and is truly well done. But in North Carolina today, the truly miserable are North Carolina’s Democrats and liberals; miserable in concern over what the now Republican government of our state is going to do to the ones we love; education through public schools and universities, mental health care, environment protections, clean air standards, and the list goes on.

Watching the movie, whose sets depict a landscape totally devoid of any ‘safety net’ for the poor, one cannot help but see the future as envisioned by the starker conservative theories on governing. A future without unemployment benefits, medicare, social security or mental health services.

It's worse than we think

This makes me so goddamn mad I want to strangle every stinking GOP apologist and enabler in sight. Their eight years of squandering our assets on senseless wars and special interests has driven this nation to the very edge of oblivion.

Blue Dog Democrats who subscribe to the same sick corporate agenda are no better.

2012 NC General Assembly races

PARTISAN MAKEUP: During the 2011-12 legislative session, Republicans held 68 House seats and 31 Senate seats. Democrats controlled 52 House seats and 19 Senate seats. Republicans in the Senate held a veto-proof majority while those in the House usually needed help from four Democrats to cancel Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue's vetoes, particular on the budget bills for the past two years.

The G.O.P.’s Coalition of the Lying

The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves."

-- Julius Caesar Act 1, Scene 2

The Village press and the liberal blogosphere have had a field day with Republican convention speeches this week by Congressman Paul Ryan and Governor Mitt Romney. But what critics are missing about “post-truth politics” is that the fault lies not just with mendacious politicians, but with an American electorate that tolerates and enables them.

After this week’s Republican national convention, Fox News contributor Sally Kohn called Paul Ryan’s speech, “an apparent attempt to set the world record for the greatest number of blatant lies and misrepresentations slipped into a single political speech.”

Speakers at the Republican convention are straying from reality

I am shocked, shocked I tell you!!!

story here.

Would be nice if readers would spread the word on this ... post to Facebook ... tweet (about the twits) or even go all old school and write a LTTE.

Meet Puppet Pat McCrory

It is time you learned the truth about Pat McCrory, the Republican nominee for Governor - he is a puppet. Click below to watch a video that explains it all.

It's true. Pat McCrory is a puppet for powerful special interests. Pat McCrory is looking out for himself and his cronies - he does not have the best interests of the people of North Carolina at heart.

From the past

Who is this Rick Santorum? Sounds like Satan-o-rum doesn't it? Anyone who protest to much may be a sheep in wolves clothing.

He wants to kill public education, believes college is bad because liberal professors will indoctrinate students, and women need to be in the kitchen or a maternity ward.

What year does he live in?

The 'circular firing squad' of debating fiends has spawn the Santorum space traveler longing for the 1920's. Women did not have the right to vote, public education was mostly for sons of the wealthy, monopolies ruled the economy to the detriment of everyone but the rich, and white men/ Jim Crow ruled much of the country.

I have news for him--I do not believe the majority of men, women, African Americans, parents wanting their children to have a better life, forward thinking people of any ilk or reasonable Republicans can abide these ridiculous diatribes. The bigger question is who are these people who want him to be President?

NC Democrats: A Transformative Opportunity

I apologize for the length, but this was a note that I first posted on facebook last weekend. It may rile some feathers, but sometimes a good spring cleaning is needed:

Since last January, I have been watching and listening very closely to many of the elected officials, activists and hanger-ons after the Republicans gained complete control of the General Assembly; a feat unseen in over 120 years. With this historic win come the fruits of victory, and in this case it meant the ability to redraw the state's legislative and congressional maps.

After a three judge panel refused to delay the 2012 primary date (and in essence the filing period), we have seen scores of veteran democrats dropiing like flies. This is in NO WAY an attack on them-I thank them for their willingness to step up and serve! However, this has given me pause to think about the bigger picture, and despite of the incoming fire that will surely follow, my thoughts:

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