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This should go over well with social conservatives

Lynn Bonner has an interesting story in Under the Dome today about state Senate Republican heavyweights Phil Berger and Tom Apodaca telling folks in Cherokee that the Senate has the votes to allow the introduction of “table gambling” in North Carolina.

To which, all a person can say is: “Oh really? And exactly how will the GOP leaders explain this to their conservative Christian base?”

5 Comments


  1. Rob Schofield

    August 16, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Oh, and, one might also think and say this: “I wonder how much money the pro-gambling forces have plowed into the GOP in recent months?”

  2. gregflynn

    August 16, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    It might not have been cash. It might have been poker lessons. There was a lot of that going on this session.

  3. JeffS

    August 16, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Like they do everything else lately.

    “job creation”

  4. francesjenkins

    August 16, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Now Bev is on the list of political leaders who support this activity. Why did you not mention that little fact? Are you prejudice?

  5. Jason

    August 18, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    I think you mean biased and yes he obviously is. Obviously they don’t feel this will present a major hurdle for them or they would not have pushed for it. Like most politicians, and at a more basic level humans, I am sure there was a cost-benefit analysis involved, the outcome of which is quite clear. Kudos for trying to make mountains out of mole hills. Your half-baked analysis is elementary at best and not conducive to fostering a healthy environment for debate.

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