Thursday, February 07, 2013 5:03 PM
Senate Bill 14 has passed and it was lauded as a "bipartisan effort". http://www.governor.nc.gov/newsroom/press-releases/20130207/governor-mccrory-congratulates-senators-senate-bill-14 I'm sure you, Gary, don't want it to prove to help our education system or help people in our state or be good legislation. You know...kind of like the Rush Limbaugh's "I hope he fails" statement about Obama's agenda. It's going to be a rough road to hoe for McCrory and the republican-led legislature with all of the democratic pundits in addition to the press in our state looking daily for how they can trash each and everything coming from our republican state government leaders. And that trashing will come in the form of lies, mistruths, skewed information, statements taken out of context and showing a rare example of some republican agreeing with even a portion of something the left is saying about a specific subject so as to persuade people that the left is correct and the right is wrong.
It is a working strategy, I'm sad to say. It is what got Obama reelected and it's just a matter of time before the democratic strategists in NC figure out how to use their friends in the media in our state to run the republican party here into the ground using those tactics.
Not sure if the current bunch in control of the NCGOP in Raleigh are up to the task, to be honest. We've been successful in winning the majority in the legislature and the governorship...but, our party has been extremely divided and non-cohesive. The next two years is going to be very interesting politically here in our fair state, I think.