“Did you see who was standing behind him?”
I asked a number of honorables on Jones Street about their votes in favor of the Blue Cross NC ‘sweetheart’ deal. Surprisingly, the question — asked in THIS post’s headline — or some variation of it was in every answer I got.
Seriously? We’re led to believe that our legislators are debating the issues passionately and forcefully. We hear they are doing all kinds of intensive research. But it turns out, they’re placing a HUGE amount of importance on who is in the background of each bill’s pro- and con- press conference.
Various honorables had the audacity to tell me they ignored Mike Causey and stood firm with Blue Cross because Causey had – *gasp* – some liberals standing behind him at his press conference. The meat and potatoes — the details – of the legislation were a distant second (or not even in the running).
Until a few weeks ago, Tricia Cotham was one of those – *gasp* – liberals. Now, she has an (R) after her name. So, now she’s apparently Oh-tay.
(Catherine Truitt stood behind Tricia Cotham at her party-switch press conference. The word out of Raleigh is that Cotham is being primed to run for the job Truitt now holds.)
I hate to break it to you. But an (R) next to your name does not exclude you from classification as a liberal. Thom Tillis, you may recall, has an (R) next to his name.
Don’t let Raleigh politicos fool you. The battle is no longer (R) vs. (D). It’s liberal vs. conservative. You have a surprising number of the latter in each of the former.
If moronic “logic” such as WHO is standing behind WHO is now the controlling factor in how legislators vote, WE and THIS STATE are in HUGE TROUBLE.
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What a pathetic excuse for a lousy and corrupt anti-citizen, pro-special interest vote.
I expect that the real reason for many of them voting that way was to brown nose the leadership, Speaker Tim Whore and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Thun-Berger. That is just pathetic. Our liberal sell out legislative leadership needs to be replaced by real leaders who stand for Republican principles.
For others, it is all about the Benjamins, how much money they get from this special interest or hope to get in the future.
It is clear that we have some of the best legislators that special interest money can buy, either retail through individual contributions or wholesale through contributions to the leadership.
Disgusting. Republican voters need to make some major changes in the next set of primaries.
It would be nice to see a full list of who voted how so that primary voters can separate the principle legislators from the special interest whores..
When it comes to the next set of primaries, we need to see who sold us out on this vote, as well as the Obamacare Medicaid expansion, the Green New Deal (HB951), and the repeal of HB2.
As we all know , the medical , hospital, insurance cartel runs this state. Theres just too much $ involved in it … they can get anything, ANY THING , they want out of Raleigh… they just show up cash in hand , and the folks on Jones Street roll over. And its all funded by the little guy…we pay , but we are always last. The fat cat executives get fatter , the Jones Street crowd gets fatter … all while sticking it to little guy. Its a cartel , and it’s beautiful… for them !
Please use the term “leftist” instead of “liberals”. The true Liberals are taking the term back. Minimal or no government. Private, not government money. Secession if necessary. Soft secession is already happening, especially in the South.
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