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This won't be long. But it might be the most important reason that this is the worst idea ever. And I am fucking pissed.

Look, I live in North Carolina. We're the least batshit crazy state in the South. We squeaked by a win for Obama in 2008 and turned this red state blue. Guess what? We'd like to keep it that way. We don't get the option of sitting back in California. You know where the Democratic Convention is this year? Yeah, right fucking here.

Who is so far out of touch here on Kos that they don't know Republicans put a referendum on the May 8th primary ballot to ban gay marriage and enshrine it in the state constitution? Do you know how much work progressives are doing in trying to stop this thing? For a while there we were hoping Romney could pull ahead quickly enough that the primary would be over and relatively cold by May. But attempts to keep Santorum in would counteract their work.

Real people are out calling people, marching, hell, there's a woman running across the whole state. And even though there is just the smallest chance we can try to stop this thing, some geniuses come along with Operation Hilarity and want to keep Santorum in the race and drive the most homophobic, extreme haters right to our polls. What a great idea!

Sorry if I don't see the hilarity in undoing real work to protect the rights of a bullied minority.

Update: Thanks for the recs, everybody. To those of you who don't know, Democrats will have a gubernatorial primary.

Originally posted to esby on Wed Feb 15, 2012 at 08:14 PM PST.

Also republished by Milk Men And Women and Angry Gays.

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