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Here in the greater Raleigh / Wake County North Carolina area, we've had a big battle going on regarding the tea party infused School Board and their attempts to return the diverse and nationally well respected Wake County School District to "neighborhood schools" (aka: we don't need any brown people in our white neighborhoods any more, thank you).  Taking back our country truly has turned into a pre-civil rights mindset with these teapublican cretins and they will stop at nothing to make sure that happens.  However, the people of Wake County have decided to wake up (pun intended) and fight back.  ng>Hard.

Elections will be held this Tuesday for open school board positions, and what I'm seeing on my television and reading in my local news is very inspiring.  Now this is how progressives fight!

Mosey on down below the pretty calligraphy to see how the concerned majority are taking the battle to the teahadists.

School board races rage

The most expensive campaign in Wake County school board history has raised at least $385,000 and funded a flurry of campaign ads that have become progressively more negative heading into Tuesday's election.

Republican school board candidates and allies have charged that Democratic candidates will block neighborhood schools and linked them to the NAACP's Rev. William Barber.

Democratic school board candidates and their supporters have accused the Republican candidates of promoting a tea party agenda and jeopardizing the district's federal funding and high school accreditation."The final week of the election is always intense," said Mack Paul, chairman of the Wake County Democratic Party. The daily stream of campaign ads has been made possible by a record amount of contributions, some of which has gone to groups that don't have to publicly identify their donors until later.

The latest campaign finance reports show that the 14 school board candidates have raised $385,909 .

Oh, the teawinkies are screaming their tri-cornered hats off, but the people of this area aren't allowing the loud and obnoxious bullshit that they spew to overwhelm the real message that they are trying to force down the throats of our citizens.  Check this and smile.

Is that not completely awesome?  w00t!!!!

The ad is discussed here:

"Wake County citizens don't like the forced agenda from the Tea Party takeover of our schools.  We want to make sure they know that next Tuesday they can stop the right wing takeover of our schools dead in its tracks," said Dean Debnam, the Director of the NC Futures Action Fund.

The ad features Board Member John Tedesco affirming his support for the Tea Party, calling himself "Tea Party Tedesco."  Heather Losurdo, another board candidate, has also voiced her support for the Tea Party in an interview just last week with local ABC television station WTVD.  "Yes, I support the Tea Party," Losurdo stated on video tape.

Tea Party leaders across the nation have tried to advance an agenda to discredit, dismantle, destroy, and ultimately privatize our public schools.

This is how progressives get the message out my friends.  Straight up, no punches pulled and using the very Tea Party messaging against them.  

I am smiling.  

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  •  My grandson goes to school in Raleigh and my (2+ / 0-)
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    funluvn1, irate

    daughter and her friends are on top of this issue. They moved to Raleigh a few years ago BECAUSE of its one of the best, most diversified school systems in the country.

    Tea party bible thumpers better keep their bigoted Mitts out of it!

    "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones."

    "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel."

    by roseeriter on Sun Oct 09, 2011 at 05:37:26 AM PDT

  •  I live in Wake County and voted on Saturday (1+ / 0-)
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    I live in Wake County and Voted early on Saturday Morning in Cary, NC.
    Michelle Muir (Tea Party candidate for Mayor of Cary) was at the steps, when I walked into the town of Cary voting booth. She asked me to vote for her, so that  I can help her make history and become the first woman Mayor of Cary.

    I know, she has been running a very aggressive campaign and she has plenty of supporters in the part of Cary I live in. Her ads are all over the place, and they even show up on my facebook page, when I logged in. She has also used the media such as Local right wing radio, Local newspapers and facebook to get her message out.

    Current Mayor (Weinberg, a Democrat) doesn't seem to have campaigned as hard as her.

    I really hope Weinberg wins, but I would not be surprised, if Muir wins.
    These right wing people seem to really have unlimited resources.

    •  Cary has been turning right lately (0+ / 0-)

      and I'm kind of surprised, considering most of the transplants are from up north.  Then again, it is a high rent district and they are likely worried that their taxes might go up.  Heh!

      Sarah Palin 2012!!! Prove the Mayans right...

      by funluvn1 on Sun Oct 09, 2011 at 07:16:30 AM PDT

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      •  Not surprised by RW turn of transplants (1+ / 0-)
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        Many moved South in large part because conservative political and social environment suited them better.  

        Even if they moved to a relatively liberal area in Cary and didn't start out conservative, they've spent years (if not decades) in conservative workplaces and many have joined conservative evangelical churches or followed the conservative turn of the Catholic Church.

  •  Please keep us posted (3+ / 0-)
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    on the results of the election.  I watched the takeover when it started two years ago and was appalled.  

  •  Wake County Democrats Rock! (0+ / 0-)

    Democrats took back 4 out of the 5 available seats in today's local elections for Wake County School board. They ousted chairman wingnut, Ron Margiotta to secure a 4-4 balance.  The tie breaker is headed for a runoff, with Kevin Hill almost securing a majority with 49.7 percent.

    To further humiliate the local Repugs, we elected a new Democratic mayor, Nancy McFarlane.  So sweet!

    •  This is what Democracy looks like (1+ / 0-)
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      My heart is uplifted by what you have posted. The millions flowing down the pipeline (that's sarcasm.....Koch Bros.)  into conservative candidacies , due to Citizens United,  apparently can be shut down occasionally by an informed and motivated voter base.

      After becoming extremely discouraged about the major shift in power in US politics to the GOP and their pro-corp, pro - wealthy habits, and reading the crap about Wisconsin (there are so many right wingers that are supporting Walker) and Ohio -- I finally am uplifted by a local school board election,  in North Carolina, no less !

      Thank you for the POST !!

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