Uncategorized

Another convention story the right isn’t promoting

As Politico reported last evening, one of the Koch brothers has come out against some important planks in current conservative orthodoxy, including opposition to gay marriage.

Now if he could just convince his buddy Art Pope to do likewise, we might actually make some progress here in North Carolina.

2 Comments


  1. Frank Burns

    August 31, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    As a member of the right, I would like the left to stop demonizing the Koch Brothers now that they see he hold positions that they agree with. In fact, I demand it.

  2. JeffS

    August 31, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    I’m not willing to give people credit for these half-hearted stances.

    I believe in protecting the environment, but I voted republican.
    I believe in a women’s right to choose, but I voted republican
    I believe support gay marriage, but I gave millions of dollars to fund individuals and organizations working tirelessly to prevent it.

    Koch basically said it in the article. His primary consideration is his business interests. Everything else is irrelevant. More than anything, he’s probably just trying to talk the party back from the edge before they fall off.

Check Also

Glazier: NC legislature should adopt measures to protect safety of protestors, repeal monument statute

Earlier this afternoon, N.C. Justice Center Rick Glazier ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

Senate favors form of merit selection for judges as alternative to House judicial redistricting bill [...]

North Carolinians hoping to find out who’s been funding Rep. Justin Burr’s crusade this legislative [...]

The SePro Corporation is receiving as much as $1.3 million in taxpayer money to chemically kill the [...]

Across the state, this year’s historically crowded municipal elections have drawn new types of candi [...]

Lawmakers to return to Raleigh yet again; agenda may include dangerous “de-reg” proposal The North C [...]

The three federal judges could have just come right out and said it: The Republicans who rule the N. [...]

3---number of states that adopted new state Earned Income Tax Credits in 2017---Montana, Hawaii, and [...]

The post Total Eclipse (of Democracy) appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

Featured | Special Projects

NC Budget 2017
The maze of the NC Budget is complex. Follow the stories to follow the money.
Read more


NC Redistricting 2017
New map, new districts, new lawmakers. Here’s what you need to know about gerrymandering in NC.
Read more