It's been a long 20 years since Richard Burr first went to Congress, but his last ten years in the Senate have been especially disheartening. With a long list of nothing to claim as accomplishment, Burr has been a disappointment through and through. National security. Healthcare. Inequality. You name it, Richard Burr has toed the Republican party line every step of the way.
And look what it got us. George W. Bush off the leash, two misguided wars, a trillion dollar deficit, and years spent digging out. And how did Richard Burr respond at the height of the financial crisis he helped cause? He told his wife to run to the ATM and take out cash.
This week, Deborah Ross announced she's challenging Richard Burr for his US Senate seat. Hallelujah.
I don't know Deb Ross, but my impression is entirely positive. Practical. Smart. And incredibly hard working. Three things Richard Burr is not.
All of which leads to your weekend assignment. Go to Deb's website and check her out. Sign up to help. If you can give money, do that too. Few things are more important to do this weekend. Let's help her get off to a powerful start.