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  •  Republican Minority Outreach (8+ / 0-)

    North Carolina edition:

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    North Carolina GOPers Push Bills To Limit Early Voting, Same-Day Registration

    "Load up on guns, bring your friends. It's fun to lose and to pretend."::::::::::: ~Kurt Cobain

    by Jeff Y on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 08:39:55 PM PDT

    •  Isn't that nice. The GOP wants to welcome (7+ / 0-)

      into their party all non-white voters they fail to prevent from voting.

      Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
      ~ Jerry Garcia

      by DeadHead on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 08:44:41 PM PDT

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    •  Oh, that's not all: NC Gov. Rat McCrory is (2+ / 0-)
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      working hard on his "outreach" to North Carolina's 800,000 Latino residents. According to The Charlotte Observer,

      North Carolina’s Latino advocates are voicing alarm following the governor’s decision to eliminate the state’s office for Latino affairs.

      The closing of the Office of Hispanic/Latino affairs was sudden and caught many by surprise. The move appears to have exacerbated the already tense relationship between Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and the Latino community, including criticism over a driver’s license plan for young immigrants.


      But advocates such as Jess George, executive director of Latin American Coalition in Charlotte, sees the move as a contradiction to national efforts by the Republican Party to appear more welcoming to Latinos. Those efforts include officially supporting calls to legalize the nation’s 11 million illegal immigrants.

      “The message from Raleigh is that Latinos in North Carolina don’t matter,” she said. “To close the office of Hispanic affairs only goes to confirm what many people suspect in our state, which is that, despite movement with the Republican Party at the national level towards more bipartisan solutions around comprehensive immigration reform, North Carolina conservatives don’t seem to have gotten the same memo.”

      The concerns are just the latest clash that McCrory has had with the Latino community since his election last fall.

      One of his first orders of business after taking office this year was signing off on the “pink licenses” for young immigrants who had been living in the country illegally but were granted federal protections from being deported. The licenses, which included a large pink stripe, were scrapped amid the uproar led by advocates who described them as a modern-day scarlet letter.

      Guess we've got to thank Gov. Rat McCrory...he's doing his best to alienate as many Democratic-leaning constituencies as possible in a valiant effort to turn the state blue again by 2016.

      I hope his (and his party's) efforts take effect even sooner, so that we can retain Sen. Kay Hagan in her reelection bid.

      "Bernie Madoff's mistake was stealing from the rich. If he'd stolen from the poor he'd have a cabinet position." -OPOL

      by blue in NC on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 06:24:58 AM PDT

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