Today's the big day:
Polls are now open for the special congressional elections in CD3 and CD9! Go out and support public ed candidates Dan McCready and Allen Thomas! Polling locations and info are here: https://t.co/Z3Dz60TI5r #ncpol #CD3 #CD9 pic.twitter.com/xwA7ohBs5D
— NCAE (@ncae) September 10, 2019
Cue the late-night "refreshing" of election results pages...
This is totally false. The choice is between a congressman who will put country over party or a congressman who will be a yes-man for a president who thinks he’s a banana republic dictator. #ncpol
— I.M Hydrogen (@ChuckGore2) September 9, 2019
You know what? I'm tired of both of these talking points. The Socialism crap goes without explanation, but the "country over party" thing has gotten on my last nerve, too. Countless Democrats have worked their butts off knocking doors, making calls, and all the other thankless tasks involved in a successful campaign, but McCready has tried to distance himself from Democrats at nearly every turn. I understand why he's doing it, but I don't have to like it.
— Dan Bishop (@jdanbishop) September 9, 2019
He's not wrong. Union County is sick with Republicans. Trying to build the Democratic Party there be like trying to sell bibles in Waziristan. Okay, maybe not that bad, but you get the picture...
Dr. Jowei Chen made 1,000 model district maps. Legislative staff will need to sort to find the top 25% of those maps, then create a base map out of that data, Lewis says. If I were on staff right now... #ncpol #ncga #redistricting pic.twitter.com/an4HJKsDV2
— Kari Travis (@KariLynnTravis) September 9, 2019
It looks like that's not even an option:
— Democracy NC (@democracync) September 9, 2019
I'm sure Republicans will figure out how to screw it up again...
— Jane Pinsky (@ncethiclobby) September 9, 2019
"But we let you watch the Committee meeting!" Probably.
— (@MrStinkFingers) September 9, 2019
Yep, I believe he did. I imagine Freudian slips like this happen quite frequently to idiots...
— Tim Peck (@timothypeck) September 9, 2019
If he did, that would be an even greater insult to military families, using them as a pawn in his plainly corrupted approach to governing.
— Paul Woolverton (@FO_Woolverton) September 9, 2019
Ah, I see he's got a handful of black people behind the podium. Didn't see any in the audience, though...
In the Wilson Times: Let’s end the costly cycle of litigation, oscillation & recrimination. Let’s embrace the opportunity to reform North Carolina’s redistricting process and to set a better example for how to resolve public disputes. Let’s lead. https://t.co/qoOWZtA0EB? #ncpol
— John Hood (@JohnHoodNC) September 10, 2019
Let me save you the trouble: No, he does not recommend a non-partisan redistricting commission be formed to produce the maps, he merely tried to tie a ribbon on the HB-140 pig. He calls the Legislative staff mentioned in the bill "non-partisan," but it's managed by Paul Coble, who is anything but non-partisan. He's a life-long Republican, who ran (and won) races for Raleigh City Council, Mayor of Raleigh, and Wake County Commissioner. But even worse, he tried to take advantage of Republican gerrymandering by running for Congress in the newly re-drawn 13th District in 2012. Giving him control of the mapmaking process is unwise on several different levels, not the least of which is: If the majority were to flip, Paul Coble would soon be out of a job. And he knows it.
— Scott (@Rockin4America) September 10, 2019
Wasn't that supposed to be about Dan Bishop? That was a rhetorical question of course, because narcissists will be narcissists...
— NC Policy Watch (@NCPolicyWatch) September 10, 2019
Here is a litany of reasons Trump is not competent to remain in office:
Donald Trump’s disordered personality—his unhealthy patterns of thinking, functioning, and behaving—has become the defining characteristic of his presidency. It manifests itself in multiple ways: his extreme narcissism; his addiction to lying about things large and small, including his finances and bullying and silencing those who could expose them; his detachment from reality, including denying things he said even when there is video evidence to the contrary; his affinity for conspiracy theories; his demand for total loyalty from others while showing none to others; and his self-aggrandizement and petty cheating.
It manifests itself in Trump’s impulsiveness and vindictiveness; his craving for adulation; his misogyny, predatory sexual behavior, and sexualization of his daughters; his open admiration for brutal dictators; his remorselessness; and his lack of empathy and sympathy, including attacking a family whose son died while fighting for this country, mocking a reporter with a disability, and ridiculing a former POW. (When asked about Trump’s feelings for his fellow human beings, Trump’s mentor, the notorious lawyer Roy Cohn, reportedly said, “He pisses ice water.”)
Not hyperbole or speculation; the entire world witnesses these things on a daily basis.
On that unsettling note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) September 6, 2019
Yeah, they're not the sharpest tools in the shed...