North Carolina moved from the center to the extreme right once the tea baggers took over.
Rubio is clearly pandering. He wants that presidential nom. When he doesn't understand is that tea-party types still consider someone like him to be a foreigner and will never vote for him.
It really kills me the way women are getting beaten up in this country. All of these states are putting women in a subservient position. And last Sunday watching Jim DeMint and Ralph Reed lecturing Rachel Maddow on women's rights, I wanted to punch both of them and that smarmy David Gregory.
So in NC, you're not only forced to give birth, but if you lose your job trying to care for that baby, no unemployment benefits.
Compassionate conservatism at its finest.
Yeah unfortunately North Carolina elected a wave of hardcore right wing types in the past election and is this is what happens when you give power to the right wing.
They claim to care about other issues when they campaign. But when it is time to govern what they are really obsessed with is abortion.
People need to quit voting for these fucktards.
The best part? They attached the abortion stuff to a bill that bans (gasp!) Sharia law.
So, they ban one theocratic legal system while enforcing their own.
GOP = American taliban.
I've probably read more details about Sharia Law than any legislator and the ironic part is that some aspects would have the American people begging for it, particularly the stuff about banking.
The new governor Pat McCrory campaigned on being a centrist, but has done the most revolting about-face since being elected.
He's also the puppet (or bitch) of this truly evil NC Tea Party billionare named Art Pope, who plays the governor like a violin and is his budget director.
Pope is in some ways even worse than the Koch brothers.
R9, McCrory opposes the added abortion controls. If it passes the NC House, he can either not sign it and let it default into law or veto. The house and senate have enough votes to override him.
Why don't people hold up protest signs that say "abortion is beautiful"?
Fair enough R10, but McCrory has done plenty of damage in other areas, at Pope's behest.
If you had seen one you'd know why.
Probably because only a moronic Freeper would think that's the mindset of people who are pro-choice, R11.
They have no fucking clue of what a difficult decision it is to make for women.
North Carolina is exhibit A on what happens when you vote Republican anywhere. In 2010, the state voted in a Republican legislature for the first time in like forever. In 2012, they voted for a matching GOP Governor. The state went for centrist with progressive instincts to far rightwing in two friggin years.
Well, as awful as all this is, it sure MIGHT get the attention of younger women who tend NOT to vote, but who are of an age where for some reason they may want or need to consider an abortion. Look, no men are going to die, and if it's ok with the VOTERS who bother to vote in NC, than it's ok by me.
I imagine the pendulum could swing the other way if more people become engaged in this issue, but perhaps the majority does prefer this new law?
Moral Mondays get bigger and bigger as progressives and centrist unite and rally against the new Tea Party government.
Notice how the Republican hate machine, knowing it would lose the gay marriage fight, immediately returned to its sure-fire topic, abortion. It is important that the evangelicals continue to be fellated, so, when the queers were lost....bring on the fetuses.
Yeah, abortion is more complicated. Some people are technically pro-choice, but morally and religiously opposed to abortion so they are not gonna fight abortion restrictions. Also, the young tend to be more pro-life than Baby Boomers, so you don't have the same energy that you have for marriage equality.
R18, No dear. Are you new to Earth?
It wasn't a question, asshat. But you must be having a bad day in the cubicle, so we will forgive you, honey. Have a good life.
Local Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, Presbyterian, and United Methodist leaders issued a joint statement in early June supporting the Moral Mondays purpose, if not their means of civil disobedience. Their concern, the faith leaders explain, is “not an act of political partisanship”—instead “it is a matter of faith with respect to our understanding of the biblical teachings and imperatives to protect the poor, respect the stranger, care for widows and children and love our neighbors (Isaiah 10:1‐2, Hebrews 13:2, James 1:27, Matthew 22:39, Galatians 5:14).”
R21, You are too ridiculous. Cubicle. Hahahaha. Are you new to earth?
Yeah, they're arresting around 100 people every Monday. The protestors only send inside the ones that are prepared to be arrested. The rest of them rally outside.
I hope they can keep generating attention until the midterms next year, but I think surely people will lose interest eventually.
Plus, gerrymandering has virtually guaranteed GOP super majorities in the general assembly for a very long time. I think the only hope may be a Democratic governor in 2016, who could at least veto some of this shit the way Bev Perdue had to do on multiple occasions.
A vid (via Rachel Maddow) of the NC Senate Minority Leader standing up to these assholes.
Funny - to hear him speak (and even his appearance) you'd think for sure he was a redneck GOPer.