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And We’re Off

Posted By Andrea Verykoukis On November 7, 2012 @ 12:46 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

What a night! As glad as I am that the campaigning is over – for now. For what, a couple months maybe? – I’m sorry that North Carolina has handed state government over to people who would like to take us backward [1] environmentally, socially, and educationally. All we can do now is hope for the best. This [2] is not heartening:

McCrory also plans to ‘pick the brains’ of other Republican governors, including Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley”

I appreciate the austerity measure, Governor-elect, but, c’mon, one could starve on those pickins’! Nikki “Women don’t care about contraception” [3] Haley and Bobby “Affordable health care is ‘blow to our freedoms’” [4] Jindal just don’t strike me as the people to talk to about this state’s future.

With both houses of the Legislature firmly under the control [5] of the people who want to frack Cackalack, involve themselves in women’s private medical decisions, and roll back the progress we’ve made in addressing our shameful history of racial oppression, there is a lot of watchdogging to do. The daily grind is enough to keep most people busy, but mark your calendars, ladies: education, feeding the poor, health care for kids, and business (de)regulation are all going to change come January.


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[1] backward: http://www.wral.com/news/state/nccapitol/story/11274537/

[2] This: http://www.wral.com/mccrory-to-take-team-approach-to-tackling-nc-s-problems/11747700/

[3] Women don’t care about contraception”: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/04/03/457547/nikki-haley-women-dont-care-about-contraception/?mobile=nc

[4] “Affordable health care is ‘blow to our freedoms’”: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/jindal-says-he-wont-implement-obamacare/

[5] firmly under the control: http://www.wral.com/in-nc-a-good-night-for-republicans/11745841/#commentform

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