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Old 03-24-2016, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Originally Posted by MikeJaquish View Post
I'll give you 3:1 odds that he is re-elected.
He has a proven constituency on issues like this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_...na_Amendment_1
But that was in a low-turnout primary. It was also 4 years ago, and progressiveness in social issues literally rises each and every year in any poll you check. This is a Presidential November election, and one with lots of interest in candidates on both sides. And, McCrory won mostly because Perdue had been such a weak governor, she didn't even run again (she of course best him the first time). Lt Gov Forest, a ringleader in this bill, actually won his election by only a HAIR--under 7000 votes statewide. Linda Coleman is running against him again and I hope the increased interest in this election will bring high Democratic turnout to strengthen her and Cooper's races.

McCrory won last time by running as a moderate and an outsider. He has shown himself completely incompetent in staffing top positions in the government, doesn't control the legislature, and has his share of gaffs. He's an infectious speaker, I'll give him that, but people see the wolf in sheep's clothing by now after 4 years of Extremism that he actively or passively supported.
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Old 03-24-2016, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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Did you stand with those smokers who were discriminated against when the smoking ordinance was passed? Did you picket? Did you strike?

The thing is, the city of Charlotte did not think this through. Simply opening up all bathrooms AND locker rooms as all genders welcomed is a very irresponsible decision to make. Coming up with some sort of solution that would make all sides of this comfortable is what should have happened. I mean, as the ordinance was worded, there would have been no legal protection against any guy walking into the women's locker room to watch women undress.
Omg this wasn't only about the bathroom. Do people actually read these days. Take a Bill you don't understand and say " Omg the men and Women " can go into the bathroom as they please. The government here makes me sick to my stomach.
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Old 03-24-2016, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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I know. The taxpayers will foot the defense.

I've been watching my back in public restrooms for decades. The trans people don't worry me at all. The pervs do. Two entirely different things.
Exactly had to rep you for this.
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Old 03-24-2016, 04:17 PM
Status: "North of Palm Trees, South of High Taxes" (set 11 days ago)
 
Location: Noth Caccalacca
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But that was in a low-turnout primary. It was also 4 years ago, and progressiveness in social issues literally rises each and every year in any poll you check. This is a Presidential November election, and one with lots of interest in candidates on both sides. And, McCrory won mostly because Perdue had been such a weak governor, she didn't even run again (she of course best him the first time). Lt Gov Forest, a ringleader in this bill, actually won his election by only a HAIR--under 7000 votes statewide. Linda Coleman is running against him again and I hope the increased interest in this election will bring high Democratic turnout to strengthen her and Cooper's races.

McCrory won last time by running as a moderate and an outsider. He has shown himself completely incompetent in staffing top positions in the government, doesn't control the legislature, and has his share of gaffs. He's an infectious speaker, I'll give him that, but people see the wolf in sheep's clothing by now after 4 years of Extremism that he actively or passively supported.
The one time I vote for what I thought was a moderate Republican ...McCrory and he turns into a right-wing mouthpiece puppet for Art Pope and "The Hills have Eyes" crowd. Never again will I make that mistake! Maybe after November, good ol' Pat and Beverly Purdue can do a spot on "Dancing with the Stars" under the "washed-up politicians" category.
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Old 03-24-2016, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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But that was in a low-turnout primary. It was also 4 years ago, and progressiveness in social issues literally rises each and every year in any poll you check. This is a Presidential November election, and one with lots of interest in candidates on both sides. And, McCrory won mostly because Perdue had been such a weak governor, she didn't even run again (she of course best him the first time). Lt Gov Forest, a ringleader in this bill, actually won his election by only a HAIR--under 7000 votes statewide. Linda Coleman is running against him again and I hope the increased interest in this election will bring high Democratic turnout to strengthen her and Cooper's races.

McCrory won last time by running as a moderate and an outsider. He has shown himself completely incompetent in staffing top positions in the government, doesn't control the legislature, and has his share of gaffs. He's an infectious speaker, I'll give him that, but people see the wolf in sheep's clothing by now after 4 years of Extremism that he actively or passively supported.
OK, Francois. Point taken. You get just 2:1 odds.


Look at the Gov's FB Page, where regarding his statement on this issue he has over 11000 likes, 1800+ angries, and 800 Loves. Another small sample. Roy's response was nice, but not too fiery. (I just would liked to have seen him go all Cruz on Trump and call Big M "a sniveling coward."

The whole thing reminds me of when Cary padded teachers' paychecks, and the GA reined them in because it was not an authority the state had given them.
We run with a strong state government and those guys will keep the municipalities in check.
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Old 03-24-2016, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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It's like getting mad state law trumps local in a conflict, to suggest otherwise is ridiculous
You could say the same thing about "Federal law trumps state in a conflict", and that sends your fellow Right-wingers into orbit. What's the difference?
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Old 03-24-2016, 05:22 PM
 
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You could say the same thing about "Federal law trumps state in a conflict", and that sends your fellow Right-wingers into orbit. What's the difference?
It sure would but guess what there is no federal law segregating bathrooms on gender identity. I'm not sure there would be constitutional authority to do such at the federal level but maybe

Anyway I don't know why you assume I'm a "right winger". Voted Obama and am registered Dem. Maybe you should be a little less disparaging to people who hold different opinions than you.
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Old 03-24-2016, 06:43 PM
 
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I am one of those smokers. I didn't object. I've been in smoke - filled rooms & don't like it either. Guns & smoking are choices. Try again.
So is deciding to be a woman when you are a man and vice versa.
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Old 03-24-2016, 06:57 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Like it or not, North Carolina better get ready for some corporate backlash. We've already seen this happen in Indiana and Arizona. This won't sit well for a lot of companies. There will be calls to boycott the state, and it will galvanize a lot of opposition.

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Old 03-24-2016, 07:02 PM
 
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Like it or not, North Carolina better get ready for some corporate backlash. We've already seen this happen in Indiana and Arizona.
hmm is the corporate big gay lobby about to flex its muscle?
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