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dtownral
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Sounds a lot like the language Putin just used

6/28/2019 3:06:23 PM

Bullet
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https://www.wral.com/republican-supreme-court-judge-disses-all-six-other-nc-justices/18514145/

7/17/2019 9:04:10 AM

Pupils DiL8t
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I somehow missed this story yesterday.

After maps struck down in NC gerrymandering lawsuit, top Republican leader won’t appeal
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article234668747.html

9/4/2019 8:50:48 AM

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That's like getting credit for peacefully surrendering at the end of a multi-state high-speed chase with collisions and injuries.

9/4/2019 11:22:38 AM

rwoody
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Looks like they held onto the district they tried to steal

[Edited on September 10, 2019 at 10:04 PM. Reason : E]

9/10/2019 9:59:01 PM

thegoodlife3
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they picked a fun way to celebrate this morning, the sleazy fuckers

[Edited on September 11, 2019 at 10:10 AM. Reason : the worst ]

9/11/2019 10:09:51 AM

A Tanzarian
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?

9/11/2019 10:14:06 AM

Bullet
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I still don't get why they had a do-over after the GOP was found to be blatantly committing election fraud.

9/11/2019 10:15:46 AM

dtownral
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how else was it supposed to work?

9/11/2019 10:17:49 AM

Bullet
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GOP commits election fraud, GOP forfeits election?

9/11/2019 10:19:23 AM

FroshKiller
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If any of you voted for any of these venal fucking scum, fucking kill yourselves.

9/11/2019 10:27:44 AM

thegoodlife3
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^5

https://www.wral.com/house-overrides-cooper-s-budget-veto/18626626/

they held a vote after telling democrats there wouldn’t be a vote

9/11/2019 10:38:56 AM

dtownral
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democrats are bad at politics

9/11/2019 10:42:24 AM

Bullet
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^^wow, that is despicable

9/11/2019 12:34:30 PM

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"Here's the full story on what happened this morning with the veto override:

Almost every morning while we’re in session, the General Assembly begins with a "skeletal session." This is held for procedural reasons and no votes are taken. Gavel in, gavel out. A formality.

Not only is this session a formality, but on this specific occasion Republican leadership had actually told the Democrats there would be no votes. This is routine. Non-voting sessions happen almost every single day.

But on this morning - after telling Democrats that there would be no votes - the House Republicans used the skeletal session to ambush Democrats with the biggest vote of the year.

At 8:40 a.m., they called a vote on the veto override on our $24 billion budget.

To understand what a big deal this was, you have to know that the (Democratic) Governor had vetoed their (Republican-passed) budget about two months ago. Both sides were in the process of negotiating a better budget, with major issues including teacher pay and Medicaid expansion.

It’s also important to know that this is the first time in almost a decade that Republicans have actually had to negotiate with Democrats on the budget. Until the last election, the GOP had the votes to override any gubernatorial veto. Now they don’t, and for these folks who were used to absolute power that comedown has been absolutely excruciating.

So they found a way around it.

After telling Democrats there would be no votes, they called a vote.

This was while our Governor and at least one of our Democratic members were at a ceremony honoring those who died on September 11th.

A handful of Democrats were on the floor conducting other business. Rep. Butler, a Democrat from the coast, immediately stood and objected. Other members asked to be recognized so they could object, but the Speaker refused to recognize them and proceeded with the vote.

The budget veto was overridden, 55-9.

When they called the surprise vote, barely half the members of the body were present - almost all of them Republicans. They had planned this.

The veto still stands in the Senate, where our members intend to defend it.

It's remarkable to say this because in five years I've seen some really bad stuff, but I think this qualifies as a new low. To be openly dishonest and use that to pass the most high-profile legislation of the year is a new level of outright corruption that I hadn't seen before today."


Jeff Jackson, State Senator, District 37

9/11/2019 3:00:51 PM

dtownral
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Why the fuck did democrats trust them, they almost tried this earlier this session so it's not like this should have been a surprise

9/11/2019 3:06:21 PM

GoldieO
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I read it on twitter so I guess it's true.

9/11/2019 3:07:02 PM

ElGimpy
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I'm confused why they would do this if the democrats are sure to uphold the veto in the senate? They've now wasted a dirty trick that doesn't get them anything and blown any remaining trust they may have had

seems like bad game theory to me no?

9/11/2019 3:17:09 PM

nacstate
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All they have to do is get one Dem to vote to override the veto in the Senate. It's not a shoe in unless every single Dem is that mad about this move made in the House.

9/11/2019 4:01:00 PM

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"I read it on twitter so I guess it's true."


What's the point of this comment? Do you not think it's true?

9/11/2019 4:16:01 PM

dtownral
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They 100% think it's fake news

9/11/2019 5:34:15 PM

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