The talk of the town (state):
"Federal judges on Mon. affirmed their earlier decision striking NC’s congressional districts as unconstitutional because Republicans drew them with excessive partisanship," wrote @AP's .@garydrobertson: https://t.co/vCQw7tn266 #ncpol #gerrymandering
— Dianne Saenz (@EnviroDi) August 28, 2018
The timing could have been much better, but the arc of justice follows its own timetable.
I just got interviewed by the New York Times. I said : SCOTUS review, draw districts, open and close filing, assign 6m voters to proper districts, proof 1400 ballot styles, print ballots and mail by Sept 22 ? I used word “insane”. (Whether primary or open filing) #ncpol
— Gerry Cohen (@gercohen) August 28, 2018
Yes, it is insane. But that's what happens when a party with fewer registered voters feels it deserves 10 out of 13 Congressional seats. Such selfish behavior always ends in a big, stinking mess for everybody.
— Michael Bitzer (@BowTiePolitics) August 28, 2018
That pretty much sums it up...
There's a hard cap on 4 members of any political affiliation, but no restriction on who those 8 members could be otherwise. Leaders could reccomend/Governor can choose UNA/Greens/Constitution Party/Libertarians, etc. #ncpol https://t.co/4woanO4AAL
— Neal Inman (@Neal_Inman) August 27, 2018
Dude, the only reason the GOP helped an Unaffiliated candidate get on the ballot was because they scraped the bottom of their barrel in that district and couldn't find a (moderately sane) Republican to run. Speculating they might all of a sudden decide to share their power with another party is more than a little cray.
— Marsy's Law for NC (@MarsysLawforNC) August 27, 2018
I...don't know what to say about that. Isn't this supposed to be about crime victims? You know what, never mind.
This is why we must move forward with our statewide #stopthebleed efforts with the #ncga reconvenes next year. We owe it to our students and teachers to add this added layer of security to our schools. #ncpol https://t.co/Vfx9AcF5wn
— Rep. Cody Henson (@RepCodyHenson) August 27, 2018
You co-sponsored a bill to allow people to carry concealed handguns without a f**king permit. You are the last person we should listen to about protecting children.
A trade deal with Mexico is a step in the right direction for North Carolina’s manufacturers & exporters. We’re encouraged to see this forward progress & are hopeful that it signals good news for an agreement with Canada as well. https://t.co/q5FwM2dWIc #ncpol
— NC Chamber (@NCChamber) August 27, 2018
Shhh! Don't say that so loudly. Trump is going to be in Charlotte in just a few days, and he might overhear and Tweet about it...
Alas brother, I find what I'm usually accursed of is what others are up to. Thanks for reinforcing. You still refuse to answer a simple question that could be the basis for common ground. Is partisan #gerrymandering okay? #ncpol
— Perry Woods (@WhalerCane) August 28, 2018
It really is pointless to engage Pete. His audience is mostly low-information voters who are easily entertained, and that's not an environment that fosters intellectual growth, if you catch my drift...
If all trump does is rework #NAFTA in 4 yrs it is a win. I live in a rural county that lost its whole economy and probably over a dozen mills shut down. People had a guaranteed job out of HS. Jobs left and meth/heroin took over. #ncpol
— Gary (@garyalan82) August 28, 2018
Typical Libertarian nonsense. Ignoring all the other pain and suffering if your one issue gets some attention. We're liable to be in a shooting war with 2-3 more well-armed enemies, our air and water quality reversed back to 1970's smog and soapy rivers catching fire, the Russian Mafia literally running the White House, and you're whining about NAFTA. Dog help us...
On that ominous note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) August 27, 2018
That applies to about 3/5 of the people (or bots) who post on the ncpol feed.