When I start to feel NC's US Senate race is getting too weird for words I just recall #NC09, when the GOP field was so weird that a Boss Hogg impersonator named Stony Rushing & his pet snake seemed to fit right in. So far the Dem field is positively ordinary by comparison. #ncpol
— EQV Analytics (@AnalyticsEqv) March 8, 2021
Yep, next year's R Primary is going to be carnival show, but the D Primary might be pretty painful too...
From 2010 - 2016 under Obama / Biden, Homeless School Children in Wake County, North Carolina increased 56%, so I wouldn't put much stock in Biden or his assertions!#ncpol
— Scott Satalino (@editor_pmrt) March 8, 2021
That was also the first 6 years of Republican control of the NC General Assembly. You know, the ones who slashed unemployment benefits making NC the worst in the country, abolished the Earned Income Tax Credit that helped poor families, and who still continue to block Medicaid expansion, leaving over half a million families subject to crushing medical debt? Yeah, those people. They've turned NC into a nightmare hellscape for poor families, and we won't forget it.
Abolition came from the Abolitionist Party; Women’s suffrage came from the Women’s Party; Social Security came from the Socialist Party. Third parties have historically been extremely important in the US and we need to protect them. HR1 should be amended. https://t.co/9aVM3Bl09b
— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) March 8, 2021
The "People's Party"? I haven't had enough coffee yet, but I can safely say: Marianne Williamson has my blessing in joining it. Godspeed and all that...
Black people are about 1/5 of the total state population, but half of the elementary school kids we put into the juvenile justice system are black. #ncpol
I’m not sure what race the 6-year-old arrested for picking flowers at a bus stop was, but I’ve got a guess pic.twitter.com/rHBjUFh9Dq
— Will Doran (@will_doran) March 8, 2021
Yeah, it's a huge problem. Unless you're white...
The top 20% of households received 65% of the benefit from Trump’s tax cuts. The bottom 20% received 1%. On @Morning_Joe, I showed how the American Rescue Plan flips the script in favor of those closer to the bottom. pic.twitter.com/mAD7uO3XUn
— Steven Rattner (@SteveRattner) March 8, 2021
As different as night and day, but that won't stop the "Both parties are corrupt!" nonsense.
— Rick Henderson (@deregulator) March 8, 2021
This is what passes for substance in conservative circles:
Roughly 20% of the $1.9 trillion will go to state and local governments, presumably to cover lower tax collections and higher state spending from the pandemic. (Another $130 billion heads to K-12 schools, “ostensibly to help them make the health and safety adjustments necessary to reopen for in-person learning,” as The Dispatch put it). This bailout gives a mulligan to states that managed finances poorly even before the pandemic.
It also indirectly says states (including North Carolina) that managed the people’s money well before and during the pandemic are suckers. No matter. You get a bailout! You get a bailout! Everybody gets a bailout!
State and local governments have lost numerous employees (in other words, numerous employees have lost their jobs) due to COVID 19. Calling relief a "mulligan" implies they screwed up somehow, and that is simply not the case. Try harder, Rick.
Under @NC_Governor and @SecMandyCohen, North Carolina has been deliberate in ensuring equitable distribution of the vaccine. It's an important step toward ensuring everyone has access. #ncpol #ncga https://t.co/aKJiTGtRjQ
— Rep. Robert Reives (@electreives) March 8, 2021
They have done a phenomenal job, and those of us with a lick of sense know that.
“We just want to be treated like everyone else”: The North Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans is suing the North Carolina Department of Transportation amid its decision to stop production of the Confederate battle flag on state license plates. https://t.co/Dc4Cd8kVK4
— CBS 17 (@WNCN) March 8, 2021
Well, to be honest, I don't recall ever being "gifted" a statue, and then handed $2.5 million to build a goddamned mansion to house said statue. But that's just me...
We had a successful first meeting for the Tar River Young Republicans yesterday in Rocky Mount! If you are Republican, between 18-40 and live in Edgecombe, Nash, Wilson or Martin counties you should get involved! #ncfyr #ncpol pic.twitter.com/7sIMIXuXM1
— Catherine Whiteford (@CEWhiteford) March 8, 2021
I doubt any of these folks have had vaccinations yet, so the missing masks are even more...missing.
Employment has made large gains since the worst of last year, but huge dislocations remain. Nationally, employment has rebounded to almost the trough of the Great Recession. There's a long way to go. (Source: BLS)https://t.co/IgtIRXF8sg #ncpol pic.twitter.com/5aznsAdTbl
— Carolina Forward (@ForwardCarolina) March 9, 2021
There is simply no excuse for women of color suffering so much more than everybody else. Effects like those are by their very nature structural, and that structure needs to be shaken. Hard.
On that concerning note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) March 7, 2021
I probably would be...