Tuesday, February 11, 2014 4:22 PM
Holy Smokes! Your post here would take a diary of its own to respond to. But, I'll try to make my points about each of the issues you've made here in shorthand, so to speak.
First, just exactly how many of those "tens of thousands" of people that marched in Raleigh Saturday at the "Moral March" were actually North Carolina citizens? I think you know what I'm getting at so in the interest of brevity, I'll move on.
Second, I LOVE it that you had to pull out the age-old "scared" routine when talking about Gov. McCrory's efforts that got our teachers (and a great many other state employees) raises without having to raise taxes to pay for it. It exemplifies just how much you and those of your ilk hated it that this has happened. 'Nuff said about that.
Third, I loved your "team-of-two"...Sarah Crawford and Sue Counts. Now THERE'S a big team, y'all. Yep, they're good candidates...and oh man, whatta all-star "team" ! :-)
Finally, let's get a little serious here for a moment. Gary, just how excited are you, really, that Chavis could actually be one of the faces of the Democratic Party in North Carolina? Barber is ..... well, he's just Reverend Barber...one more Jesse Jackson or Jeremiah Wright, we all know that. But, Chavis? Now, there's a guy with some history I don't think even many on the severe left want to have representing them in our fair state. We Republicans aren't going to forget about education and stop making progress in education just because you democrats make poor choices on who leads you and who represents you. If Chavis becomes one of them, we're going to be smiling big time.
You did say one thing I agree with here. Most political wounds are self-inflicted. The NCDP isn't going to make any headway with how it's operating currently...that's for sure.