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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:00 PM

This is a stunning video of what happened today in North Carolina.

The Republicans overrode the budget veto while the Democrats attended a 9/11 ceremony. The R's had promised that no votes would be taken while the Democrats were not in attendance. You'll have to scroll down a bit to see the video, but it's worth it.

My blood boiled.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/09/11/north-carolina-republicans-overrode-budget-veto-while-democrats-were-ceremony/?arc404=true

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Reply This is a stunning video of what happened today in North Carolina. (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy Wednesday OP
Bettie Wednesday #1
CaliforniaPeggy Wednesday #2
Bettie Wednesday #4
bronxiteforever Wednesday #10
NoMoreRepugs Wednesday #3
Bettie Wednesday #5
blm Wednesday #8
area51 Wednesday #17
TeamPooka Thursday #22
NoMoreRepugs Thursday #26
SWBTATTReg Wednesday #6
2naSalit Wednesday #7
asiliveandbreathe Wednesday #9
dalton99a Wednesday #11
Takket Wednesday #12
CaliforniaPeggy Wednesday #14
mnhtnbb Thursday #25
AJT Wednesday #13
Crunchy Frog Wednesday #15
Blue_true Wednesday #16
keithbvadu2 Wednesday #18
CaliforniaPeggy Wednesday #19
JHB Thursday #24
Bradical79 Thursday #20
orleans Thursday #21
Bradical79 Thursday #27
Mersky Thursday #23
elocs Thursday #28

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:03 PM

1. So the Republicans didn't feel

that a 9/11 observance was important? They just wanted to hurt people while the Democrats remembered a tragic day in our national history.

Wow.

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Response to Bettie (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:04 PM

2. Exactly right. Bastards, all of them.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:08 PM

4. They always prattle on and on about

patriotism and love of country...someone needs to point out to them that love of money isn't the same as love of country and it sure as hell isn't patriotism.

They are morally bankrupt.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:39 PM

10. +1000

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:07 PM

3. So tell me again about the need to work with REPUKES.

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:08 PM

5. Right?

I mean, who really, honestly thinks that these people are even willing to make any effort whatsoever?

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:14 PM

8. GOP hates N.C. for our freedom and democracy. Republicans planned this attack

on N.C. for 9-11.

Evil.

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 11:44 PM

17. THIS. n/t

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 12:51 AM

22. and how both parties are the same.

I'm going to punch in the head the next person who says that to me in person.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #22)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 08:51 AM

26. Agree, that makes me furious.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:12 PM

6. So the repugs just stated by their actions that 9/11 ceremonies don't mean anything...and keep...

pounding into Americans of this lack of patriotism on 9/11/19 (and the lying, since they lied, then the repugs in NC should never ever believe repugs and their statements (and probably everywhere else in this country, but repugs in NC obviously are so desperate that they would stoop to tactics like this, since they can't do it normally, like get budget bill that won't be vetoed by the gov to begin with, eh?

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:13 PM

7. It's not the first time they've done this...nt

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:23 PM

9. State Dem Rep Deb Butler on Lawrence now...n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:41 PM

11. You can never trust a Republican no matter what they say.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:42 PM

12. Just curious...

If Dems has been there could they have stopped the override or are there enough rethugs it didnít matter?

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Response to Takket (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:59 PM

14. I believe they could have stopped it, but I'm not sure. n/t

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Response to Takket (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 04:25 AM

25. Yes, Dems have had the numbers since the veto last June

and the Repubs have been itching for an opportunity to override. They couldn't do it on the up and up, so they pulled this stunt yesterday.

It will backfire on them.

Here's a good explanation of what's been going on in NC state politics:

https://www.vox.com/2019/9/11/20860986/north-carolina-republican-power-play-cooper-budget-veto

Repubs in the state are ruthless scum suckers and power grabbers. If anybody needed an example of how little they care about representative democracy, this stunt yesterday proves it.

They are completely without honor or integrity and I hope the state Democrats finally understand that and will treat them accordingly.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:53 PM

13. And the dems believed them because?

I promise you can kick the ball this time Charlie Brown...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 11:01 PM

15. Why do the Dems keep falling for that shit?

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 11:04 PM

16. This is going to come back to hurt republicans in North Carolina.

Those tossup seats? Gone. What sane person would trust a legislative party that did what they did?

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 11:44 PM

18. GOP uses a national tragedy and the deaths of thousands of Americans,including first responders, for

GOP uses a national tragedy and the deaths of thousands of Americans,including first responders, for their own lack of integrity.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #18)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 11:45 PM

19. Exactly. Talk about rampant hypocrisy--these guys have it in spades. n/t

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #18)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 03:37 AM

24. Just like they used the actual 9/11

Patriot act, Invading Iraq to oust Saddam, all sorts of pet projects they pushed through by shouting noun-verb-9/11.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 12:00 AM

20. An important bit of strategy

If you're going to be attending special events while the legislature is in session, first make sure there won't be enough people left there to form a quorum. If those 9 Democrats weren't there, a vote couldn't have happened.

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Response to Bradical79 (Reply #20)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 12:12 AM

21. daily beast says 12 dems were there

(not that it matters)
but i'm wondering why they didn't attend the memorial instead
could they have voted without any dems present?
https://www.thedailybeast.com/north-carolina-republicans-override-budget-veto-while-democrats-are-at-911-ceremony

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Response to orleans (Reply #21)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 12:34 PM

27. They need 61 to form a quorum in the NC House

Vote was 55 to 9 (where I misscounted, 3 must have abstained), so if 4 more of the Democrats didn't show up, they wouldn't have had a vote.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 01:41 AM

23. Maybe because it's been a day

Maybe because the mayor of NYC on 9/11/01, ugh, sigh, gag, tweeted a fascist propaganda video this morning.

Maybe because the tweeter-in-chief doesn't see me as a human because money never equated time in his upbringing.

Maybe because Deb Butler did what shouldn't have to be done in a governing body in the United States on the anniversary of the day we were simply trying to get out the door and stopped.

Maybe just because I saw the texture of the edge on the nearly full moon, I remain heartful.

Nonetheless, my blood boiled, too.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 12:44 PM

28. Republicans engage in a street fight while Democrats want Marquess of Queensberry rules

and that's when we get our asses handed to us.
Taking Republicans at their word--how quaint and naive.
I bet they're laughing in NC and thinking what chumps Democrats are because they play to win and not to be righteous and noble.

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