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One protestor waved a sign calling for legalizing medical marijuana and another held up a sign “Stop the War on Women” and Reverend Barber looked out at the multitude of marchers, lifted his arms, and thundered into the microphone how he meant to save the school children and save the poor and see that everyone got healthcare and how he wanted to put an end to sending people to jail because of their race then, without pausing for breath, he explained how he and the protestors standing in the street in front of him were the ‘trumpet of conscience’ in North Carolina walking in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King.
 
Now, I don’t know a southern male, black or white, liberal or conservative, Republican or Democrat, who’s crazy enough to start a war on southern women. It’d be the worst mistake since Gettysburg.
 
Voice rising, gaining cadence, the Reverend started talking about morality and right off one thing was clear – the way he sees it he, Reverend Barber, right then, has a hammer-lock on righteousness and any fool and especially any politician who doesn’t see eye to eye with him has got to be immoral, amoral, or, worse, doesn’t give a toot about little school children and poor people.
 
The Governor, he thundered, was a varmint and Republican legislators were even worse varmints.
 
Of course Republicans have been known, occasionally, to sin. But it’s also true, if you boil away the Reverend’s thunder and brimstone, when he says he’s fighting for justice, generally speaking what he’s got in mind is taking money from one fellow and giving it to another.
 
There’s a pretty fair chance before he’s done the Reverend will do a fair amount of harm. But not to Republicans. To the people marching down the street beside him. Because they’re the poor souls he’s most likely to fool with his roaring self-righteousness. And there’s proof more folks than just Republicans have figured that out: No one saw Jim Hunt or Roy Cooper or Kay Hagen marching down Fayetteville Street beside Reverend Barber.
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Choo
# Choo
Friday, February 14, 2014 5:57 PM
Gary, take a look at the Moral Monday march and see where you fit in. Look at the poor Carter refers to and watch who is still poor 10 years from now. The Pied Piper Barbor is not, but he will bring along a troup of lost souls who will follow any piper who promises a false freedom. You would think that one day Democrats would wake up and see something so true that it should have been one of the 10 commandents, government shall not help people not be poor. The old Democratic party Gary puffed up his chest and paraded around no longer exsist. They have been taken away as sure as the Tea Party took the Republican Party. Yes the Tea Party hijacked the Republican Party to return to an impossible constitution, while the Democrats hijacked the Democrat Party to become a Socialist Party. Not sure either will ever work in this hodge podge of a government mixed with capitalism and socialism and controled by a media elite. One thing for sure, it aint your daddys government any more.
dap916
# dap916
Friday, February 14, 2014 6:25 PM

"There’s a pretty fair chance before he’s done the Reverend [Barber] will do a fair amount of harm. But not to Republicans. To the people marching down the street beside him. Because they’re the poor souls he’s most likely to fool with his roaring self-righteousness. And there’s proof more folks than just Republicans have figured that out: No one saw Jim Hunt or Roy Cooper or Kay Hagen marching down Fayetteville Street beside Reverend Barber."

What a marvelous quote from you, Carter. Just how long have the poor, the minorities, the illegals in our country been used for political "hay" by liberal democrats? And, they just keep on accepting it and believing even though their plight never changes, the democrats...those that sing the "help the poor" tune will help them. I loved that, Carter. Kudos, my friend.

I also liked your presentation about how crazy any man in the South would be if he were to wage a war on our women here. I mean, any man that has ever spent much time in the South (and those of us that have actually married women here) KNOWS how our women are. That is not a mistake we men are likely to make. So, that "war on women" thingy the radical/socialist/progressive democrats want to talk about must be going on in the North and the West. Sure as hell ain't going on here in the South.

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