A little over a year ago, I had the opportunity to interview my friend and neighbor Congressman David Price. I was especially curious about the trials and tribulations of serving in the minority in the US House of Representatives. Needless to say, he wasn't all that thrilled about being under the thumb of Republican arrogance and corruption.
What a difference a year makes.
As a respected member of the majority party in Congress, David Price has shown us in a few short months what's at stake with each and every seat in North Carolina. Even though Washington County is far outside his district, he and his staff trained their sights squarely on the Navy's OLF, joining Congressman G.K. Butterfield, in putting a hard stop to that insane plan. This was possible only because the Democrats hold a majority in the House of Representatives.
I say again:
This was possible only because the Democrats hold a majority in the House of Representatives.
So the next time you're talking to a god-fearing North Carolinian who's all gushy about the family values bullshit spouted by people like Elizabeth Dole and Pat McHenry, remind him that those family-value Republicans would have sold North Carolina family farmers down the river in the wink of an eye. In fact, that's exactly what Liddy Dole did, just so she could keep her place in the ass-kissing line circling around George W. Bush.
Remind that god-fearing North Carolinian that the ONLY reason there won't be hundreds of aircraft landing in Washington County for the next 30 years is because Democrats control Congress.
North Carolina owes David Price an enormous debt of gratitude.