Told ya.

Democratic representatives have started openly jockying for Jim Black's speaker position. Is there any point in our agitating for a particular candidate, or is this inside baseball all the way?


We really need to get this over with...

This is getting old very, very quickly.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

I agree with SD

Old and dangerous . . . and filled with the same old same old bullshit that's hard for regular people (like me) to understand.

This part was especially depressing:

Holliman said Wednesday that he also is seeking a House Democrat caucus meeting to discuss a contingency plan, but that House Majority Leader Joe Hackney was not interested.

"He thinks it's too early to do that, and it's more a 'Let's wait to see what happens,' and it's his call," said Holliman, a three-term lawmaker who has a printing business.

Hackney, an Orange County Democrat, said he wouldn't discuss private conversations with other members. But he said most House Democrats "want to see the issues play out."

See the issues play out? WTF does that mean? Wait until you're painted into a sleazy little corner and hope things "play out" for the best?

I don't really know what the "House Majority Leader" is supposed to do or not do, but it's hard to imagine that planning ahead is not in the job description.

The Dome also says Hackney has also been talked about as a possible successor to Black, but he said he is not running for the post. I suppose that's probably good news.

I don't know

as someone once said to me, At least he votes right (left) on most issues.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.

Don't misunderstand me.

I totally support Joe as our local guy . . . and yes, I am on the record as saying so. But should he be speaker?

Certainly not if he doesn't want to.

If you want a more

If you want a more progressive agenda then you should support Hackney for speaker. But if you want to continue the pro-business, slightly regressive, agenda then support one of the other guys.

Alright, Anonymous

You'll understand the problem of taking an anonymous commenter's word on it. If you're still around, can you tell us why you say that?

What About His Seat?

While speculation over Speaker Black losing or resigning the Speakership is justified, what about his seat? If we "allow this to play out" we may be in a position where we lose his seat to the GOP.
With all his problems, the only way we can contest this seat now is if he resigns not only the Speakership but also his seat. Then the County Party can select a replacement who would then be eligible for placement on the ballot. That should be the concern. Since I am in his county, I needed to post this anonymously.

I Imagine he will keep his seat

Even if he loses the speakership, a la Trent Lott. But if he does not, we will just have to win it with good old progressive values.

I'm in Black's county and I'm not posting

anonymously. But...I understand. Funny that you should say exactly what I have said in the past. At first I didn't think Black should resign since we didn't have a Dem running in the primary. Now, I think the sooner the better. Do you know if we have anyone interested in the seat?

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.


I guess if you haven't visited my other site it would seem I'm anonymous. I'm Betsy Muse....NOW I'm not anonymous.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

No..not Hackney.

Please, not Joe Hackney. Might as well put a sign up that says "Welcome to North Carolina. Closed for Business". Would be HORRIBLE for our state and definately would lead to the end of the Democratic control of the House. No body would give him money. People don't give Black money just bc he is Speaker. Folks give him money bc he is fair and good for business. That would end if Hackney became Speaker.

cmon type in a name at least

even if you aren't going to get it verified. It's so impersonal to talk to Anonymous.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.