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Keeping our eyes on the ball

As the Easley-NCSU mess continues to spiral into the ground, most progressives have a mixure of emotions: sorrow, anger, frustration. Here’s another one: annoyance that people are allowing this sad story about a former governor with, at best, a mixed record on the progressive agenda to have any influence at all on the current budget crisis debate.

Unfortunately, it’s next to impossible to read any online news stories about the budget crisis and the need for new revenues that doesn’t feature the boneheaded comment of some sad, uninformed, disaffected hater who conflates the two subjects in an effort to advance the anti-government cause.  

So here’s a reminder for all of us for the coming days: Mike and Mary Easley’s stupidity has absolutely nothing to do with whether a disabled child should receive health care or a senior should stay in their home or class sizes should be increased.

Let’s remind ourselves (and anyone who will listen to us) of this fact repeatedly.

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