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  •  well actually it makes sense (3+ / 0-)
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    the two parties are both moving away fromt he center. There probably quite a few conservative Democrats in the NC legislature that were defeated. Now if the Dems were to take back control  of NC legislature they have a more liberal ideolody for their majority.

    Its the same way House of Reps today under Republican control(2011-present)  is way more conservative in ideology than during their previous rule of the chamber(1995-2007)

    In 1977, 31 percent of Californians supported same-sex marriage. That grew to 49 percent in 2009. In 1975, 51 percent of Californians supported abortion rights, support swelled to 70 percent in 2006, All while Republican opposition stayed the same.

    by lordpet8 on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 02:03:18 PM PST

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    •  Perhaps, but (0+ / 0-)

      NC really never has had unions. WI, MI, OH, etc have had them for a long long time. It's slightly different for NC, imo, just because we never have had them. So in a sense, the Democrats down here might not see a need to make NC unionized, since it never has been, and they sort of, if you will, don't know what it's like to have them, whereas MI, OH, WI haven't known what it's like not to have them.

      21, Male, NC-02 home, SC-04 School. Majoring in Piano Performance.

      by aggou on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 03:21:12 PM PST

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      •  states aren't unionized (1+ / 0-)
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        individual workplaces are.  Getting rid of Right to Work, or simply giving public employees collective bargaining rights, wouldn't "unionize" a state.  It would just make it easier for people to form effective unions.

        ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

        by James Allen on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 03:30:37 PM PST

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        •  Perhaps, I am still unsure if (1+ / 0-)
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          given the chance to gain power again, Democrats in NC would get rid of Right to work. Perhaps they will, but I'm still not fully sure they would.

          That's my main point.

          21, Male, NC-02 home, SC-04 School. Majoring in Piano Performance.

          by aggou on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 03:43:40 PM PST

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          •  I'm not sure they would (1+ / 0-)
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            but I think when Democrats come back in North Carolina, they won't be the same Democrats that have been in power for the last few decades.

            ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

            by James Allen on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 08:35:59 PM PST

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