posted on July 11, 2013 11:17
Nine times out of 10 in politics, what you think is a conspiracy is just incompetence. So it is with the Republicans and abortion.
Several TAP readers believe that all the GOP’s thrashing on abortion is a well-thought-out plan to pass new restrictions and avoid the political consequences.
They may achieve the first goal, but they have already lost the second.
Look at it this way: For days now, the news out of the legislature has been all abortion, all the time. Not jobs, not education, not Governor McCrory’s “efficiency.” Not even tax “reform.”
(Speaking of efficiency, we are now 11 days into the fiscal year. Do you know where your state budget is? McCrory doesn’t have enough clout to even get his much-hyped economic-reorganization bill through the Senate.)
Here’s the Democratic message: “With all the work that our leaders in Raleigh should be doing – jobs, better schools, health care, mental health care, better government, you name it – why are they spending all their time talking about more government regulations on abortion?”
This is just like 1992. The economy was tanking. But the Republicans spent their convention talking about “culture wars” – abortion and a host of social issues. Voters wondered: “Why aren’t they talking about the economy?” Bill Clinton got it, and he got elected President.
Democrats need to take this fight to the ballot box.
Thursday, July 11, 2013 5:47 PM
I'm so sick and tired of all the emphasis on social issues rather than on issues that are of the utmost importance for the people of North Carolina.
I'm standing on Gary's side on this one, guys. Abortion is legal in the U.S.....it's been deemed constitutional...It's LAW. I feel the same way about abortion I feel about guns. If you don't like guns, don't buy one/if you don't like abortion, don't have one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now, let's get on to some pressing issues that are affecting just SO many North Carolinians.
My pal Choo here won't appreciate me posting this nor will Carter, I'm sure. But damn it !!!! We've just GOT to move onto getting our people back to work and solving our fiscal problems in this country. THAT is where I, personally, want to see my elected representatives working their asses off!!!
I better quit before I have a stroke! :-)
Friday, July 12, 2013 9:55 AM
It's The Economy Stupid!!!
Social Values need to be cleared from the agenda and work like xx on JOBS Minimum wage--New Infrastructure.
Want to see a totally rusted overhead railroad.
Glen Raven section of Burlington. At the Burlington sign on hwy 100 west and 87 north.
It is awful. Concrete is being chipped.
Friday, July 12, 2013 12:23 PM
Dap, relax. Could be a good thing that the N.C. legislature is not focused on the economy and jobs. You see they can't effect either. This is one of Gary's tricks to try and make the Republican administration look weak. Lets do the things we can do and leave the national debt and the lack of faith by business to the feds. North Carolina could pass 100 jobs bills and do nothing to create more jobs. That needs to come from the Federal Government getting out of the way and allowing Amreican Business to prosper. Won't happen, those guys need to micromanage business and tell them how to run their businesses. Social issues is actually something the state can do. They can pass laws that make certain activities illegal, or legal. When we get a bad name from the New York Times, it's like saying Stalin doesn't like us. Great, lets keep it that way.
Saturday, July 13, 2013 10:31 AM
My take. My neighborhood is called Beverly Hills Section. Large homes.
I now call it Hispanicville. I have no problem with it. I am proud of many of the Hispanics.
Several ridside on one home. Eight cars at home across the street. The children are my pals.
I know they must miss their original home and many lifetime friends. I wish them well and hope they will one day get the American Dream--- Home Ownership—Well Educated Children—Owners of local businesses. Bless them.