There are a lot of ways to talk about the North Carolina General Assembly, and a lot of issues to talk about. So I've decided to document some resources from the Young Democrats of North Carolina you can share to help tell the tale of a weak Governor and a legislature that's gone off the rails. I encourage you to share these far and wide!
First, this very week our Governor broke a big promise:
Williams writes in the invite: "Joyce Krawiec, NC GOP Vice-Chair has been working closely with NCGOP Chairman Claude Pope and Speaker of the House Thom Tillis to coordinate this event with the closing of this historic legislation session and the passing of Voter I.D. The event will be followed by a reception in the Rotunda. "This will be a great opportunity to unite with our party leaders and each other to move forward with future successes."
It's pretty sad when you have to "sweeten the deal" with a promise of free food and the possibility of shaking hands with the dictators, just to make sure that more than 8 people show up for your "rally". Scratch that, it's not sad, it's frightening. It's frightening that the Speaker of the House would (once again) engage in a propaganda campaign to legitimize his rule over the masses. And to do this as a celebration of a bill that would strip rights from citizens is breathtaking in its contempt of Democratic principles.
He's supposed to be the leader of the House, but he leaves early to attend ALEC meetings and according to John Frank's tweet, he leaves early to go collect his quid pro quo money from the payday lenders.
From @JohnFrank House Spkr @thomtillis leaves session early, ahead of major abortion-related bill debate, for #NCSen fundraiser in #CLT #ncpol #ncga
Submitted by flyintheointment on Wed, 06/26/2013 - 12:27am
I attended a fund raiser quite all of a sudden this past weekend for the man who may be the only one with guts to stand up to Tillis. That man being Rep. Robert Brawley. For his trouble he got Gestapo tactics aimed at him...suggesting his mental health state, threaten of censure, etc. Cheap shot bully tactics from the guy who wants to be our US Senator. This story is old but still evolving. I don't know how to embed the video, but I will try and will paste the link here.
Take a look. Brawley is telling the truth. He may be the only one on Jones St. willing to do so. Two videos ... first the Bail Bond scandal that everybody is ducking, then Rep Robert Brawley calmly telling it straight.
Today, the Young Democrats of North Carolina released it's newest :30 web ad, "Take a Hike," on GrowNCWrong.com - a website launched to fight back against the "Tillis Tax Hike," HB 998. HB 998 was passed by Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenburg) and NC House Republicans under the guise of tax reform, but the proposal will raise taxes, on average, on the bottom 95% of North Carolinians. GrowNCWrong - a play on the pro-Tillis Super PAC - is telling the truth about Tillis's middle class tax hike and the NC House's plan to divest from everything that makes NC great.
If the [budget] debate stretches into the afternoon, House Speaker Thom Tillis will have his eye on the clock. He's scheduled a 3 p.m. conference call with supporters/potential donors to discuss his campaign for the U.S. Senate.
According to the email invite:
The U.S. Senate Race in North Carolina will be one of the top three races in the country as identified by the NRSC. It will be one of the best chances of picking up a seat on our way to taking back control of the U.S. Senate. Please consider hosting an event or contributing to Thom’s race so that we can continue to stay on the offensive!
McCrory said since he took office in January, special interest groups vowed to “fight us.” He said critics also have targeted the GOP leadership in Raleigh: House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate leader Phil Berger. “Let me tell you something. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have always been one of my favorite groups. One of my favorite songs is ‘I Won’t Back Down.’ Tom Tillis won’t back down. Phil Berger won’t back down. The Senate and the House won’t back down. We want to change the status quo in state government and change this economy. That’s what we’re going to do.”
Dude, if you really were a Tom Petty fan, you'd know that Full Moon Fever, the album that contained said favorite song, was a solo effort. There might have been a Heartbreaker or two helping out in the studio, but the band itself was a memory. Okay, that was me just having fun with a rock&roll poseur. This is McCrory placing land mines in his own path:
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