Please don't forget about this, folks:
It’s such a cool thing seeing 17 year olds participating in the Iowa caucus! North Carolina also allows 17 year olds to participate. If you’ll be 18 by 11/5/20, you can vote in the primary on March 3rd! #teendemocrats #ncpol #primaryvoting #GenZtotheDNC
— Kelley Ann Hamilton (@KAforDNC) February 4, 2020
I think we can all agree that young voters are a reliably progressive voice, and we need them now.
We’ve had enough of unelected liberal activist judges overturning the will of NC voters. #VoterID is commonsensical, and has broad support. This is why we need @realDonaldTrump appointing–and @ThomTillis confirming–judges who respect the constitution. #ncpol #LeadRight https://t.co/OReQxKjHua
— Trump Victory NC-09 (@VictoryNC_09) February 3, 2020
Here are a few "commonsensical" Trump judicial appointees:
Leonard Steven Grasz, a nominee for the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, which is based in St. Louis, received a rare “not qualified” rating from the American Bar Association because his “temperament issues, particularly bias and lack of open-mindedness, were problematic.” He serves on the board of an organization that has supported the closing of clinics offering women reproductive care, has condemned Supreme Court decisions that protect women’s rights, and has asserted that abortions put women’s lives at risk.
Mr. Grasz, a lawyer in Omaha, has supported “conversion therapy” for gay youth and legislation that would allow employers to discriminate against gay employees under the guise of religious liberty. To Mr. Grasz, marriage equality is a “threat” and evolution should be taught as a theory, not as a fact.
The District Court nominee Jeff Mateer described transgender children as part of “Satan’s plan.” Another District Court nominee, Mark Norris, suggested that being Muslim is synonymous with being a terrorist. He also led efforts to prohibit communities from removing Confederate monuments in public places.
And then there are those who have already been confirmed, overwhelmingly along party lines. John Bush (confirmed 51-47) will sit on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.
On his Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire he failed to disclose that he belonged to a social club that, for years, had excluded African-Americans, women and Jews.
Amy Coney Barrett, one of Mr. Trump’s few female nominees, has been confirmed (55-43) for a seat on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. In a 1998 article, she criticized the Supreme Court justice William Brennan for saying that his oath to uphold the law trumped any obligation to his Roman Catholic faith.
In other words, Taliban judges. Trump appoints Taliban judges, who place religious and moral factors above Constitutional ones. Our legal system is being slowly infiltrated by genuine radicals, and that damage will be permanent, and virtually impossible to remedy.
— Geremy the Germ (@Geremy43676198) February 3, 2020
Trump has since fixed his mistake and congratulated the people of Missouri instead of Kansans, but he should lose both of those states for such an ignorant gaffe.
— Melissa Price Kromm (@MelissaAPrice) February 3, 2020
It's just a platform. It is only as accurate as the people who use it decide it should be, and therein lies the problem. We can rant and rave about how bad Facebook is, but we need to be doing that in a mirror.
#MoreGoodNews! Dominic Macrone @Carowinds director of human resources: “With the economy so strong and the job market so good in this area, we compete with many other employers in our hiring.” Carowinds hiring 4,000 people for 2020 season. https://t.co/TgWAKxH9hQ #ncpol
— Holly Grange (@RepHollyGrange) February 3, 2020
Part-time, seasonal, barely above minimum wage, and you just might lose a hand working there. But "Yay."
— smartCat (@sunniestSpot) February 3, 2020
You know, part of me is glad they blocked witnesses and new evidence. It exposes the depths of their cowardice, and it stands as an unspoken admission by GOP Senators themselves that they believe Trump *should* be removed from office, but their personal careers are more important to them than doing the right thing for the country.
— Anna Johnson (@Anna_M_Johnson) February 3, 2020
Okay, what the hell is going on with East Carolina? Has their leadership always been so full of schemes and ethical flaws, or is this a symptom of a broken UNC BOG? You know what, I'm not sure I want to know...
So, Mr. Newby, I take it you have strong objections to the #NCGOP for abandoning all three of those "C's" to worship at the feet of Dear Leader trump?
When can we expect you to vocalize those objections in public?#ncpol
— Dr. James G. Gilmore (@jamesggilmore) February 3, 2020
Don't waste your breath. Newby is a bible-thumping moron, and an oxygen thief. You'd get a more cogent answer from a brick wall.
— Liz Doherty (@doherty_eliz) February 3, 2020
Steve runs to pop some popcorn...
— Bobby Savoy (@BobbySavoyBatCo) February 3, 2020
Somebody needs to Schlapp Matt on the back of the head. Twice.
Going to take a look at these #PFAS #PFOAS detected at the #WWTP in #Sanford to see if I can determine what ~kind~ of industries might be responsible for this mess #NCDEQ #ncpol Emerging_Compounds_Mastersheet_12202019.pdf https://t.co/pK6btdBn9s
— Therese Vick (@tvickBREDL) February 4, 2020
Thank you. It's incredibly frustrating to keep finding these chemicals, yet nobody can "find" the culprits leaking them. I'm not saying it would be easy to figure it out, but a process of elimination would eventually do it.
MAJOR BREAKING NEWS: The central thesis of PROOF OF CONSPIRACY—that Trump colluded with Saudi Arabia in 2016—has just been all but confirmed, with the revelation *Trump met secretly with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince* (MBS) at the former's home pre-election. https://t.co/UwZdyRNcNK
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) February 3, 2020
It's not the juiciest of quotes, but it had me nodding:
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon told FBI agents and investigators for Mueller’s team that after the election, there was disarray in the Trump camp and no “real transition” team was in place because campaign officials had not believed that he would win.
I didn't believe it, either. And I'm still having trouble believing it. The race shouldn't have even been close; Trump had already demonstrated he had neither the qualifications nor the temperament to be President, and he's proven that every day since taking office. But my faith in the American electorate has been permanently shaken, and trying to figure out which Dem candidate would give us the best chance feels like a pointless venture.
On that depressing note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) January 30, 2020
I laughed harder than I should have when seeing that. I may be on the verge of a psychotic break...