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Friday Follies: NC conservatives double down on Trumpism

In Washington, legal and political walls may be closing in on the slow motion train wreck that is the Trump administration, but here in North Carolina, conservative leaders still refuse to abandon the Prevaricator-in-Chief or the key policy tenets of Trumpism. Three classic cases in point were on display in the news this week:

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The follies: Tillis’ MLK hypocrisy, Civitas’ cheap shots and a new version of the Plotthound

It was a snowy and shortened work week for a lot of people in North Carolina, but unfortunately, that didn’t prevent some of the folks on Right-Wing Avenue from finding and trumpeting their inner hypocrite/demagogue. Tillis hypocrisy alert Take U.S. Senator Thom Tillis, for example...

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The Follies (of the latest absurd special session)

Wednesday evening as a House committee met on the first day of yet another special session to consider a so-called budget technical corrections bill filled with policy and funding provisions that very few people had seen, House Budget Chair Nelson Dollar told Rep. David Lewis to present the bill to the committee “if you're finished being apprised of what's in the bill.”

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The Follies

Mixed and confusing signals from NC GOPers on confederate monuments

Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger finally weighed in Thursday on the horrible events in Charlottesville last weekend with a Facebook post titled, “Reflecting on Charlottesville, Durham and North Carolina Monuments.”

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The Follies

Lawmakers vote to protect themselves and illegal districts

The big story in Raleigh this week was the adoption by a joint House and Senate redistricting committee of the criteria lawmakers will use to redraw legislative districts in the next few weeks after the federal courts found the current districts were illegally gerrymandered using race.

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The Follies of the inadequate, spiteful and scandalous budget

Republican legislative leaders are desperately trying to shift the focus off the details of their mean-spirted and inadequate budget by absurdly demanding that Governor Roy Cooper sign it, trying to make the governor the issue instead of the stunningly bad decisions lawmakers made.

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The Follies: GOP leaders desperate to distract attention from their racially gerrymandered districts

The GOP spin machine is overheating this week as Republican legislative leaders continue to scramble to distract attention from the fact that the U.S Supreme Court, with a Republican majority that includes President Trump’s appointee, unanimously ruled that ...
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The Follies

It has been a week since the Senate passed its disastrous budget and bad reviews keep rolling in about the choices Senate leaders made and the process they used to make them.

Senator Phil Berger and his staff are still busy scrambling to defend their partisan temper tantrum when Senate leaders recessed a late night session after Democrats offered some amendments that included a proposal to give teachers a bigger raise and make sure that state retirees received a cost of living increase.

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The Follies: The core of HB2 is about discrimination not bathrooms

One of the most maddening aspects of the absurd debate about HB2 since it was introduced and passed in a rushed special legislative session a year ago has been the almost exclusive focus on the provisions of the ...
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The Follies

Berger continues his Trump act

Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger continues his Trumpish ways, this week making headlines for, well, changing headlines.

The News & Observer reports that Berger’s staff has been changing the headlines of news stories they post on Berger’s Facebook page, apparently in violation of the policy of Facebook, giving the impression that they were the original headlines posted by media outlets on their own websites.

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The Follies

An offensive call for a referendum on discrimination

Promoters of the latest so-called compromise on HB2 filed in the General Assembly this week apparently believe that discrimination in their communities should be up for a vote.

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The Follies (of the inaction on HB2)

More damage to come from HB2 while Republicans do nothing

The clock is ticking yet again on HB2 and the news from Raleigh is not encouraging. As the NCAA prepares to decide where championship events will be held for the next six years, North Carolina is on the verge of being locked out of hosting any of them because the anti-LGBTQ law remains on the books.

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The Follies

Not so fun fact of the day.

North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law HB2 was featured on Jeopardy Thursday night. The answer was "HB2 is this state’s controversial public facilities privacy and security act, aka the Bathroom Bill."

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The Follies

DeVos cites wildly inaccurate data about virtual charters

New information about the written responses from Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos to questions posed by a Democratic Senator should cause more problems for her embattled nomination.

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The Follies

The bar is set for Trump on the economy

As Donald Trump takes over the reins of power in Washington today promising to make America great again, it’s worth noting where things actually stand with the economy as President Obama leaves office.

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The Follies

More misinformation about GOP power grab

The Right continues its push for a post fact world in Raleigh. Example number one this week would be Senator Andrew Brock.

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