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So does NC get a prize for most appalling Republicans?
Posted by: deckeda
Date: September 11, 2019 05:36PM
I know, I know, it can be very difficult to choose among all the states.

North Carolina Republicans voted to override a budget veto while Democrats were at a 9/11 ceremony

"House Democratic leader Darren Jackson told reporters that he told his caucus members they didn’t need to be in attendance, and that state Rep. David Lewis (R) gave Jackson his word that there would be no votes, according to the News and Observer."

Ya see, it was a verbal thing. Thi morning, all was denied.

"It’s a great day for North Carolina,” -- Speaker Tim Moore [R]
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Re: So does NC get a prize for most appalling Republicans?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: September 11, 2019 05:58PM
See, they don't need Trump to be The Party of Treason.
Read more here: [www.newsobserver.com]

Moore ignored the objections of the Democrats who were in the room and instead mowed through the vote with only 64 members voting. The vote was 55-9. Later, multiple Democratic House members who were there but who weren’t able to vote in time had their votes recorded as “no.”

But it still wasn’t enough to change the outcome.

About three hours after the morning vote, Cooper held a press conference to condemn Republicans for what he called “an assault on our Democracy.” He’s been in a stalemate over the budget with Republican leaders for months and was caught off-guard by Wednesday’s vote.

“Today, on the 18th anniversary of 9/11, while the state was honoring first responders, Republicans called a deceptive, surprise override of my budget veto,” he said.

“On a day when tragedy united our country, we should be standing together despite party,” Cooper said. Instead, he said, “the Republican caucus was laying in wait, ready for this.”

“I have never seen anything like this in my 30-plus years in state government,” he said.

The budget impasse had dragged out all summer long though some pieces of the budget have been passed, including raises for many state employees. Cooper had complained that the override vote was on the House calendar repeatedly since first being placed there on July 9, but no vote had been held.

Moore responded to Cooper and Democrats at a 1 p.m. press conference, where he denied that any promises were made about a “no vote” session. The budget was on Wednesday’s calendar and included no disclaimer that there wouldn’t be a vote.

“I’ve made it clear. I’ve said it from right here, on the floor, everywhere: If I see an opportunity to override this budget, this veto, I was gonna take that vote,” Moore said.

“If they didn’t want it to pass, all they have to do is show up for work,” he said.



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Re: So does NC get a prize for most appalling Republicans?
Posted by: prymsnap
Date: September 11, 2019 07:20PM
This is a perfect example of Dem leaders not only unwilling to play as dirty as their opponents, but yet, after countless examples, maintaining the belief that their opponents won't play dirty at every opportunity. When will we wise up?
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Re: So does NC get a prize for most appalling Republicans?
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: September 12, 2019 07:49AM
“If they didn’t want it to pass, all they have to do is show up for work,” he said.”

That they feel this embolden to drop their masks and spit in the face of even the pretense of the slightest nod towards civility and humanity, makes me just a little physically ill. To cravenly scheme around a day when thousands mourn the senseless loss of loved ones. Ugh.
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Re: So does NC get a prize for most appalling Republicans?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: September 12, 2019 02:21PM
He also said that stopping work to memorialize or honor the fallen means the terrorists won.

Not even Frito is that stupid.



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
-- François de La Rochefoucauld

"WE CALL BS!" -- Emma Gonzalez
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Re: So does NC get a prize for most appalling Republicans?
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: September 13, 2019 10:40AM
This guy has been watching Moscow Mitch for pointers!



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