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Chris discusses NC legislative madness on MSNBC

Rachel Maddow’s guest host, Melissa Harris-Perry had a segment on North Carolina’s legislative madness and the battle over Governor Perdue’s vetoes last night. It runs a generous 11 minutes-plus. The highlight occurs during the last couple of minutes when Harris-Perry interviews our own Chris Fitzsimon.

Enjoy!

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6 Comments


  1. Jack

    July 28, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    I recall the words of Joseph N. Welch when he told a bully, “You’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”

    Please continue to challenge the bullies at the NCGA. We citizens will back you quietly and also as we rally in front of the GA in support of a fair and thinking NC government.

  2. Rosa Carver

    July 28, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Gov Perdue, we support you and will continue to stand with you!!! Thanks for all you do on behalf of the people of NC and the world!!!!!

  3. Nancy Rich

    July 28, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Gov Purdue’s explanations for her vetoes were so eloquent. I had tears of pride. I haven’t always been crazy about her performance, but she truly wants NC to move forward.

  4. Maggie

    July 28, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    We made a mistake electing both President Obama and Bev Perdue in NC, and in the last election we started to correct it. If other people don’t like it, they are welcome to not move to our state.

    We, the majority who elected the new Republican congress, are happy with what they are doing. We do not want Bev Perdue and her “Progressive” agenda, and are supporting the Conservatives in their move back to traditional values.

  5. Jack

    July 29, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Ask real people how the Conservative agenda is working for them? Republicans aren’t delivering on their campaign promise of more jobs. They gave people hope then they took it away. The promise of jobs was a smoke screen to gain the vote and now that they are in office the Republicans are creating a government that is beginning to control the lives of people.

    Conservatives can’t stand it when The People want to speak up and be heard, as is evident from this session of the NCGA, if they did they would have to hear what The People are thinking. Republicans, in general, can not tolerate opinions that are counter to their own. But they love to hear themselves bloviate.

  6. Michael

    July 30, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    The Democrats have controlled the NCGA for nearly all of the last century. They have held the governor’s office for most of the last century, too. You’ve had your turn to run the state, and now, after 100+ years, it is time to give someone else a shot. Liberals in NC do not seem to understand that the relatively liberal leadership of past legislatures have held up bills that would have received broad bipartisan support. They became too liberal for NC. Democrats in NC are not like Democrats in MA. There are limits to what the people of the state will tolerate, and those limits were crossed. As a result, common-sense abortion restrictions -which left-wing committee chairs have in the past stifled even though there has been an anti-abortion majority in both chambers- are now making their way through the chambers.

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