Uncategorized

Who does Perdue think she is, Governor?

You’ve got to hand it to the right-wing AstroTurf groups like Americans for the Prosperous. These people and the big money plutocrats they shill for won a sweeping victory in the gerrymandered 2012 North Carolina election and they’re still screaming at Governor Perdue and calling her names.

Maybe they just have more money than they know what to do with in their budget line item for “Annoying and Offensive Robocalls” but it really is pretty amazing that these people are going to the trouble of launching a full-fledged P.R. campaign against the Guv for..well…for doing her job. 

In case you missed it, AFP and a couple of their buddies in the General Assembly — Phil “I used to be a semi-reasonable guy” Berger and Thom “How am I going to get publicity for my U.S. Senate bid now that McCrory is using up all the political oxygen?” Tillis — are launching stink bombs at Perdue because a) she’s trying to wrap up years of work on the future of the Dix Hospital campus before she leaves office and b) she would like to fill a seat on the state Supreme Court as she is constitutionally empowered to do.

God forbid!

Mind you, Berger and Tillis are the same people who refused to do their constitutional duty by taking up appointments Perdue made to the state Board of Education in early 2011. The appointments were simply ignored for almost two years and now they and AFP are complaining because Perdue wants to get some stuff done before the end of her term?! These people really have no shame.

One can only imagine what they’d be doing and saying if Perdue was on  a beach somewhere and not in her office working hard right up until the end of her term. They’d probably have one of the Locke Foundation employees flying aerial surveillance missions and publishing “exclusives” about how she was frittering away her taxpayer funded salary.

If there’s any silver lining to the political shift that will experience come January, it has to be that, when it comes to North Carolina politics, these people will have only themselves to scream at for a while.  

 

 

 

 

5 Comments


  1. Lisa Finaldi

    November 30, 2012 at 10:36 am

    AFP and its buddy organizations are targeting NC with their radical agenda. It’s been brewing for a while but now its full throttle.

  2. david esmay

    November 30, 2012 at 11:56 am

    We have a plethora of ignorant and uniformed people for AFP to exploit.

  3. Frances Jenkins

    December 1, 2012 at 4:16 am

    Perdue has never acted like she thought she was governor.

  4. Alex

    December 1, 2012 at 8:38 am

    David has it exactly right…. a lot of uniformed people in this state…….firemen, police,security guards,etc !

  5. david esmay

    December 3, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    AFP, right wing d-baggers convincing poor ignorant people that further enriching the already rich is in their best interests.

Check Also

Burr and Tillis stick to their irresponsible, NRA-funded lines in aftermath of Florida high school massacre

Raleigh’s News & Observer reports this morning that ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

On a sultry day last September, Megan Stilley arrived at Lanier Farms, a large swine operation in ru [...]

When North Carolina lawmakers approved what one Republican described as a “historic” investment in r [...]

Lawmakers late last week released two new versions of a judicial redistricting bill, making these th [...]

An omnibus bill alleviating some of the headaches associated with North Carolina’s class size crisis [...]

The General Assembly’s latest mashup legislation is an example of government at its worst In the com [...]

The post Tied up in knots appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

Every day brings new reports that Congress is interested in further whittling away at the programs c [...]

When Congress finally passed a continuing resolution last month allowing the government to re-open, [...]

Upcoming Events

Friday, Feb. 16

12:00 PM

Crucial Conversation – Prof. Peter Edelman discusses his new book, Not a Crime to be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America

Prof. Edelman is coming to the Triangle to mark the 50th anniversary of Durham-based nonprofit MDC. His visit is the first of a series of MDC-sponsored events focused on ways that Southern leaders can work together to create an Infrastructure of Opportunity that shapes a South where all people thrive.”