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Running government like a business…that’s going under

The right-wingers in charge at the North Carolina General Assembly made much of their desire to “run government like business” upon assuming power a few years ago and it’s clear now that they have succeeded. The only problem is that the business in question is probably Lehman Brothers or maybe Enron.

Editorials in this weekend’s Charlotte Observer and this morning’s Fayetteville Observer explain some of the latest chaos on Jones Street. The Charlotte Observer calls it “another chaotic legislative session.”

The Fayetteville Observer begins this way:

It was a legislative version of a “Terminator” movie, with members of the General Assembly warning us, “I’ll be back.” After a “short session” that mocked its own name, lawmakers decided to come back into session twice more this year.

In other words: Stay tuned. The craziness in Raleigh has a ways to go before it runs its course.

9 Comments


  1. Alex

    August 4, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    I get tickled when someone mentions an editorial in the Raleigh, Fayetteville, Greensboro, and Charlotte newspapers like it’s an original thought. All four of these papers march in lock step together on every position, and are either owned by the liberal McClatchy company or some other long time Democratic operative. They even share the same editorial cartoonists, so it’s very hard in this state to find an independent news source.

  2. Alan

    August 4, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    I get tickled when the Civitas employees comment here on a daily basis. LOL, the “librul media” card gets played again. How can they all be so wrong?

  3. Alex

    August 4, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Easy answer Alan. They were all cultivated in liberal Journalism schools.Why do you think liberals fight so hard to control education ?

  4. Alan

    August 4, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Hey Alex, your paranoia is getting the better of you. Perhaps you should get a subscription to the new Sarah Palin channel, and get some “real news, for real Americuns”?

  5. Pertains!

    August 4, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Keep it upAlex, all you are doing is motivate the Independents to vote in Nov to help get the majority in the senate and house out as soon as possible.
    Just watching them congratulate themselves over what they describe as a budget that is not too bad would be sad if it wasn’t hurting so many people in NC.

  6. Alex

    August 5, 2014 at 8:26 am

    I hardly think either of you would qualify as an Independent.

  7. david esmay

    August 5, 2014 at 9:38 am

    I’d be tickled if the NC GOP and our conservative trolls had an original thought, but conservative ideology and original thinking is an false equivalency.

  8. Pertains!

    August 5, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    I have been a registered Independent for over 30 years. I always vote in every election and have voted for both parties equally.
    I have never voted a straight ticket but you can bet I will be tempted in Nov.

  9. Alan

    August 6, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Hey “Alex”, I used to be a moderate conservative before the GOP was taken over by bigots, racists, homophobes and nutcases. You appear to be rather proud of the current GOP which must put you in the same category. Face it, you’re destined for political oblivion unless you, and the rest of the knuckle draggers, waken up up to reality (and the 21st century).

    Better get used to saying “Madame President”.

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