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A job well done

Ellie KinnairdThe resignation of Senator Eleanor Kinnaird from the North Carolina Senate was totally understandable, but still quite a disappointment for all who care about truth and justice. Ellie’s list of accomplishments and principled stands in the Senate is a long one and she will be missed enormously in that already depleted institution.

This morning’s editorial in Raleigh’s News & Observer gets it right when it says:

“Kinnaird was part of the Senate’s conscience. Losing her voice may make lawmaking easier, but it won’t make it better or the results more humane. The General Assembly should be a place of debate where both sides listen and learn. It has become a Republican rally that drowns the dissent within and ignores the protests without.

The good news is that Kinnaird is resigning but not quitting. She will take her voice to where she can be heard so all can be heard. Her first step is to join a grassroots effort to fight Republican efforts to suppress the vote.

We thank Sen. Kinnaird for her service. And wish her luck as she continues the good fight.”

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/08/20/3122573/a-loss-of-conscience.html#storylink=cpy

6 Comments


  1. LayintheSmakDown

    August 21, 2013 at 10:20 am

    It is good to see one liberal at least willing to take some action to get people actually signed up under the anti voter fraud bill. Most progresso/liberals seem to be more concerned with running around in hysteria rather than taking action to work within a law so reasonable that many “blue” states have actually passed and implemented.

  2. gregflynn

    August 21, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Your comment is baseless drivel. Now that the law has passed plenty of people are changing tack.

    The law is not as reasonable as, say, Georgia where student ID and expired driver licences or any “Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of [the] state” are accepted.

  3. david esmay

    August 21, 2013 at 11:11 am

    LSD, you’re hallucinating, again.

  4. LayintheSmakDown

    August 21, 2013 at 11:18 am

    This is the first case of a liberal actually putting the rubber to the road. Greggy if you have links that others are working to get people ID’s in compliance with the law rather than going to some faux “protest” then feel free to post. Otherwise you are just raising a straw man with no basis.

  5. Alan

    August 21, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Doogie, I think Progresso is a brand/tradename for soup?

    Counting down to 2014….maybe then the rest of the US (and world) will stop laughing out loud about NC. You’re on limited time…

  6. Doug

    August 21, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Alan,
    I finally agree with you. When we get rid of that whacko Hagan we will have a Senator who is not a laughing stock. Or a sock puppet to do Chuck Shumer’s business.

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