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Old 09-22-2016, 06:57 PM
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Location: Gaston County
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Didn't say I agreed with her, just that I tried to see their point of view.

I also agree with you, that calling them early may have instilled a bit more confidence in the business community who, in my opinion, suffered an unwarranted injustice.
No, I know we're on the same page...I was just playing devil's advocate
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Old 09-22-2016, 07:03 PM
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Location: Gaston County
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I wonder if Roberts political career is finished. She won't be such a hot commodity to be a shoo-in for a Congressional race again.
Your guess is as good as mine.

Last week, the Charlotte Chamber was asking her to play nice with the State, so that HB2 would be rescinded.

At this point, even former supporters might think her to be too much of a liability.
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Old 09-23-2016, 09:11 AM
 
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As a lifelong democrat, I voted for Peacock in the last election. Roberts is fine as a behind the scenes politician, but not as a leader.
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Old 09-23-2016, 09:31 AM
 
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I'm unhappy with both our Mayor and Governor in all of this. The Mayor hasn't lead us through this very well, the Governor really hasn't been around.

I know he declared a state of emergency and dispatch the SHP and the NG, but beyond that, he really hasn't done anything.

He needs to be at these press conferences with the COP and the Mayor.
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Old 09-23-2016, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Mauldin/Greenville
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Shouldn't the mayor be more visible during this troubling time? Aside from a few tweets & an interview on PBS last night where she seemed totally out of touch with the reality on the ground here she has mostly been MIA. Perhaps she is busy on really important matters like forcing everyone to adhere to her bathroom policies.
I have seen her on most of the national networks and various press conferences. I don't think she has been in seclusion.
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Old 09-23-2016, 04:18 PM
 
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As a lifelong democrat, I voted for Peacock in the last election. Roberts is fine as a behind the scenes politician, but not as a leader.


She's good for raising taxes.
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Old 09-23-2016, 07:24 PM
 
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I'm trying to keep my tone/words peaceful but Jennifer Roberts is a disgrace to this city.

I'm not regurgitating what everyone else has already said, but I've had a couple interactions with her. The one that bothered me the most was last election day last November. I was walking into my voting precinct and she was out there pandering and trying to stop people to talk.

I'm there to vote and like 99.9% of everyone else, I already have my mind made up by the time I'm at the precinct. She came walking up right to me with her fake politician smile (BTW- please fix your teeth) and said...

I stopped her right there and said "Please go away- I already know who I'm voting for." She laughed and kept trying.

I wanted to get right in her face, but I just ate breakfast.
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Old 09-24-2016, 02:45 AM
 
Location: charlotte
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Basically, Charlotte has had a bad run since McCrory left, first with Cannon who turned out to be a criminal and now Roberts, a rigid ideologue who seems to have a knack for giving the city a black eye. This lady is in way over her head and it shows, chief Putney on the other hand has done a great job considering he had zero to work with in the mayors office. It is my understanding that he is the one who made the decision to call the governor for help after the mayor refused to act. BRAVO! chief Putney!
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Old 09-24-2016, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Inactive Account
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Roberts was off to a bad start with the bathroom ordinanace - that took up an inordinate amount of time from the council when they could have been discussing issues more pertinant the the majority of the citizens. Then it boomeranged with HB2 and double boomeranged with national acts boycotting Charlotte in the process.

Heck even Cannon might have been better. He'd have greased his hands behind the scenes, but was at least a local fixture who could also shake hands with influential people and get things done.
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Old 09-24-2016, 07:56 AM
 
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I'd take Cannon back in a heartbeat.

Too bad Pat can't be a good Gov like he was a mayor.
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