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Mon Jan 2, 2017, 09:59 AM


Toilets, Trials, and Tolls: Cleaning Up After Pat McCrory

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Source: The Huffington Post

We all know that North Carolinas Gov. Pat McCrory hastily signed HB2 only to acknowledge that pre-existing state law discrimination remedies should not have been eliminated by that bill. Unfortunately, HB2 (which did much more damage than just eliminating previous private law causes of action) wasnt his or his partys only blunder. By the Charlotte Observers tally, his partys legislature is losing an embarrassingly ever-growing number of matters in court including voter restrictions, abortion ultrasounds, preschool caps, retention elections, gerrymandered state legislative districts, gerrymandered congressional districts, Wake County school board districts, Wake County commissioner districts, teacher tenure, annexation, same-sex marriage, Planned Parenthood cuts, and coal ash. Were all that not bad enough, the legislature has ended the year by passing controversial Senate Bill 4 (which includes changing the board of elections & making other elections changes; making Supreme Court elections partisan; and modifying appellate review of cases) and by passing controversial House Bill 17 (which includes requiring senatorial advice & consent for certain gubernatorial appointments; reducing the governors exempt employees from 1500 to 425; and otherwise limiting gubernatorial powers). These bills were hastily passed in special sessions that were initially publicized to provide relief for victims of Hurricane Matthew with little other notice and without reasonably-sufficient time for thorough legislative and public review. True to form, departing Gov. Pat. McCrory signed both pieces of legislation even though he found one bill in part wrong and short-sighted. North Carolinas government is obviously broken.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/harold-lloyd/toilets-trials-and-tolls_b_13914446.html

This guy is really despicable and portrays the kind of people many republicans are becoming (not all). He had sour grapes after he lost the election and decided to pass new legislation to strip away his successors power that he enjoyed through out his term.

In fact using some of those powers to appoint friends to various boards on his final days.


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Response to lancelyons (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 10:09 AM

1. Republicans care not one wit about the Constitution and democracy!

They are trying to have a one-party system in their death throws as they lose their majority of white voters.

Too bad for them there are still enough white voters to join with the rest who believe win the Equal Protections clause, the Constitution, and Democracy to let the Republicans ruin all that we have worked and fought for.

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Mon Jan 2, 2017, 11:46 AM

2. Locking - not breaking news, plus over 12 hour limit

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