What do you think about this?


I like this

Even if it is the result of nothing but self-interest.

I'm going to be a little less cynical. :)

I like it.

A woman has died who may have at least received some help while waiting for a helicopter if the hospital had been open. It may be self-interest, but unless there are a lot of Democrats in that city he may be risking making all the Republicans mad. Ah well....it is so rare to see a Republican doing the right thing, it is hard to assign good motives to it.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

For some Republicans,

the responsibility of leadership brings out the best in them. For others (maybe the majority of others), not so much.

Make no mistake, I firmly believe true progress cannot happen under Republican rule. But I'm also an optimist; I believe we can (and should) advocate for changes to policy under Republicans, especially those policies that hurt people. If this blunts their edge and makes it less likely voters will punish them, well. I'm willing to take that chance.

I'm curious as to

why no more attention hasn't been paid to Vidant? O'Neal should spend his time suing Vidant.

He is a mayor that is a

He is a mayor that is a Republican but in all likelihood the run for that office isn't partisan. He strikes me as a public servant fighting for his people. I don't see any way this could be self serving for him. If anything, any aspirations he might have had for higher office are out the window.

I'm a moderate Democrat.

I admire

the man for standing up for what is right.

At least one of the people he's elected to represent has died because of some combination of corporate greed and Tillisberger's refusal to expand Medicaid. And he's not going to stand for that.

We need more like him. And Tillisberger need to answer for the ultimate negative results of their policy decisions.

"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014