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  •  GOP in North Carolina continues to self destruct (5+ / 0-)
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    TomP, karmsy, davehouck, rubyclaire, Aquarius40

    Good to know Kay Hagan, at least for now, has the advantage in the polls.

    •  What's even better (5+ / 0-)

      ...is to see the approval rating of the GOP legislative caucus and Pat McCrony cratering.  I for one find it hilarious that the Moral Monday protesters have a higher approval rating than the General Assembly.

      I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

      by mojo11 on Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 11:35:51 AM PDT

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      •  Pat McCrony eh? :) (1+ / 0-)
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        rubyclaire

        The way you spelled it certainly described the Governor from what I understand.  The Democratic Party previously had a Governor in 2012 but apparently she wasn't popular.  Looks like McCrony is a one-term, would-be one hit wonder.

        •  My pet name for him... (1+ / 0-)
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          Aquarius40

          McCrony is only the third Republican governor in NC since... well, at least in my lifetime. (Jim Holshouser and James Martin being the other two.)  Purdue didn't really do a bad job, she got dealt some shitty cards and may have been in over her head.  I think she had good intentions, but I also think she saw the writing on the wall after the 2010 midterms.  The one thing I can't get past, though, is the timing of her bailout.  She announced that she wouldn't seek a second term in late December 2011, which left the party scrambling to put together a primary for the gubernatorial race.

          As for who puts the Crony in McCrony, you can start with Art Pope, then add in Duke Energy and George Shinn.  Then there's the NC-20 crowd, a cabal of wealthy suits representing the richest of the state's rich.  Prior to his election to governor, McCrony served as mayor of Charlotte, a big banking hub and HQ for Duke, so he made plenty of connections (and is reported to have been working as a consultant for Duke while still mayor).  Enter the bromance with Pope, who he has appointed as his chief adviser since taking office, and it's a recipe for corruption so pungent they can smell it in Asheville.

          I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

          by mojo11 on Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 12:47:13 PM PDT

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