The Postmaster General has now been accused, on the record, of the precise crime I questioned him about two weeks ago. There is federal legal exposure, and the state of North Carolina should not hesitate to open its own investigation.
— Jim Cooper (@repjimcooper) September 8, 2020
What he said. DeJoy is an arrogant, unapologetic partisan hack, who refuses to put back the sorting machines and blue mail boxes he removed. He doesn't deserve the benefit of the doubt.
Americans who honor every American who has ever served our nation are repulsed by the @realDonaldTrump’s assertion the our Vets are “Suckers and Losers”. The fact that the @NCGOP stands by his side is also repulsive! #ncga @NCLeg @SenThomTillis @DanForestNC @SenatorBerger #ncpol https://t.co/ukwTKdfpHh
— innovIDrsrchr (@Band_Dad) September 7, 2020
The NC GOP has no shame, at all. They also don't have enough courage to make a peep questioning their Orange Fuhrer.
We need a state law whereby administrators of athletic programs where coaches are terminated for abuse would be terminated if it is found they failed to protect the athletes. Thanks @DanForestNC 4 supporting college athlete protections. @NCHouseSpeaker @SenatorBerger #ncpol https://t.co/Hwc512pZxK
— @AthleteRights_NC (@AthleterightsNc) September 7, 2020
You just lost any possible support I might have had for your cause.
— Pete Kaliner (@PeteKaliner) September 7, 2020
I've already heard it, Pete. Your bias came through loud and clear, and your participation should be discontinued in future forums. I will also remember your support for a valor-stealing sexual harasser over a decorated veteran for a long time to come. You should be ashamed of yourself.
We've released our annual State of Working #NC report today, about how #COVID19 has revealed what’s wrong with our economy and what working people are doing to fix it. #ncpol #laborday #BlackLaborDay https://t.co/xO0ZCEdyTn pic.twitter.com/eUX3bcfS8q
— Budget & Tax Center (@ncbudgetandtax) September 7, 2020
Just a taste:
Occupational segregation is one of the structural forces pushing women and people of color to the frontlines of COVID-19. Barriers to education, hiring discrimination, biases in promotion, obligations outside of work, and inadequate public transit are all among the factors that have left women and people of color in many of the essential jobs that have to be done to keep society functioning in the midst of this pandemic. Our failure to address these systemic barriers means women make up over 65 percent of the workers in key frontline industries like health care, child care, cleaning services, grocery and convenience stores, and public transit, compared with just under 50 percent of all workers in North Carolina.
Black workers are similarly overrepresented in these industries. Similarly, Hispanic and Latino workers are overrepresented in the many essential jobs necessary to get food to our tables, such as farming, food processing, and grocery stores. In the absence of adequate safety enforcement, these jobs often come with enormous risk of contracting COVID-19.
The inadequacy of our internet infrastructure makes matters even worse. Low-income neighborhoods in both rural and urban communities are often ignored by internet service providers, further cutting off people in these communities from job opportunities that require reliable broadband access. The combination of occupational segregation and lack of access to internet means that fewer than one in five Black, Hispanic, or Latino people works a job that can be done from the safety of home, compared with nearly one-third of white workers.
I would contrast this report with the free-market pablum put out by Civitas, but there is no comparison. Real problems require an honest assessment like the above, not anti-government propaganda.
While NC restaurants can operate at 50% capacity, beverage establishments are forced to remain closed- devastating these businesses and their families. A reopening plan for bars is long overdue. #ncpol #ncga
— Lisa Stone Barnes (@ElectLisaBarnes) September 7, 2020
I keep hearing about bar owners' "families," but y'all just threw a paltry $50 per week increase in the horrifically low NC unemployment benefits. Quit talking about families, you obviously don't care about them.
ICYMI yesterday, new reporting revealed that @SenThomTillis received tens of thousands of donations potentially linked to an alleged straw donor scheme directed by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. #NCSen #NCpol
— Rachel Petri (@RachelNPetri) September 7, 2020
I hate to say it, but in the absence of a criminal investigation into DeJoy's activities, Republican and conservative Unaffiliated voters won't bat an eye at this. Because only Democrats can be corrupt. Republican candidates? Oh, they're just clever.
Always be skeptical when someone sells you a policy they claim to be all benefit and no cost. They are either woefully ignorant of basic economics or willfully trying to mislead you. #ncpol https://t.co/OFVvRZxAkg
— Civitas Institute (@NCCivitas) September 7, 2020
Lol! Yeah, they're getting desperate. When you can no longer "studiously ignore" your competition, that means the footfalls are right behind you.
Speaking of desperation:
North Carolina is the last state to safely reopen gyms. @RoyCooperNC's move to ease restrictions after facing an open revolt from small businesses shows that he’s been using political science to make decisions to the detriment of millions of North Carolinians. #ncpol #ncgov pic.twitter.com/RI8OXA493s
— NCGOP (@NCGOP) September 7, 2020
That is some silly shit, right there. Keep it up, and Cooper might hit 65% of the vote.
— Sam Spencer (@choosesam) September 7, 2020
Sam! Sorry, didn't mean to blurt that out, but I miss the big lug.
"Don't see a need for the President to do that," says WH Chief of Staff Mark Meadows of Pres Trump wearing a mask at NC rally tonight. Says Pres is "the most tested man in America," and he'll be tested this morning. Says wearing a mask is really for the protection of others. pic.twitter.com/cTSRFpAAYC
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 8, 2020
Apparently the County Commission's GOP Chair asked Trump to wear a mask, because he's worried about some down-ballot races. Does Trump care about those losers? No. He doesn't care about anybody but himself.
On that predictable note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) September 7, 2020