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  •  Folks in RTP area are just in SHOCK (10+ / 0-)

    My BFF lives in Cary and the folks at work and in her neighborhood are simply in SHOCK at what's gone on since the GOP took over that state.

    They're appalled but almost too shell-shocked to believe how fast progress been thrown out the window.

    The whole Charter Schools funding is also gutting their struggling public school system, too.  

    There are folks at work talking about looking for work elsewhere. They came to RTP area believing NC was on the right path and now it's literally sank back 30-40 years.

    My BFF says there's even word the GOPers are so cocky they'll target UNC voting locations. They really don't believe they will get any backlash in 2014.

    •  I don't think even the GOP (0+ / 0-)

      is cocky enough to go after voting locations in Chapel Hill.  Not even Jesse Helms was dumb enough to try and wade into the deepest, darkest blue zone in the state (with the possible exception of Durham).  But I'd love to watch 'em try.

      The problem in NC is the same as it's always been.  The urban districts are varying shades of blue until you get into the upper-classiest of the suburbs, where money talks.  But the people out in the rural areas -- which is still most of the state -- still vote against their own interest simply because of their fears and prejudices.  The GOP knows just what buttons to push.  So either we have to find different buttons that work better, or show them that they're being played.  Nobody likes finding out they've been played; the problem is, they all too often shoot the messenger.

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

      by mojo11 on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 06:29:31 AM PDT

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