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Tom sues Dick. Dick spends $2 million to elect Harry judge. Harry wins. And rules in Dick’s favor in the lawsuit. Sound rotten? Try this:
 
The Democrats sue the Republicans to stop redistricting (and name Republican House and Senate leaders Thom Tillis and Phil Berger as defendants). The Republicans raise $2 million to elect Paul Newby. Newby wins. And will cast the deciding vote (on the Supreme Court) in the Democrats’ lawsuit.
 
The Democrats cry foul. Which sounds sensible. But there’s a catch: They did the same thing. The Democrats raised money to elect their own judge – Sam Ervin. Who lost.
 
So, now, Democrats are saying, Look at the rotten thing Republicans did.
 
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dap916
# dap916
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 6:12 PM
Yeah...so redistricting is suddenly something "partisan". hahahahahahahaha...give us a break. Not even the MOST rabid democratic/liberal/progressive on this blogsite thinks thinks that this hasn't been the case for the past century for democrats. It's a "duh" moment for those that try to present otherwise.

"Rotten"...and, so, now that republicans are in charge, everything should be different? Right. Youbetcha.
clarence swinney
# clarence swinney
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 8:38 AM
REVENUE + SPEND DEBATE
------Spending ----Revenue (% gdp)
1985—14--------------17
2000---18--------------21
2008---24--------------17
2010---23--------------16
Percent increase/decrease 2000-2010
Spend + 28%--Revenue minus 25%
We borrowed 7000 Billion
dap916
# dap916
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 6:23 PM
And, not a single libbie will be able to understand that...and most certainly wouldn't buy it if they did understand it in the first place.

Democrats in North Carolina are realizing just how much poor politics hurts not only the "other" party, but all of the citizens in our state.

But...do they care? Not one bit. Their only focus is to get back in power so as to continue the poor politics we've seen for decades on end when the democrats were in power. Will it ever change? Not likely.
Carbine
# Carbine
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 7:18 PM
But the Republicans didn't just "raise $2 million to elect Paul Newby; he was already on the bench. The Democrats targeted him hard, they just fought back.

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