#ncga: We’re getting a liberal dingbat! (Um, Yay?)
State Rep. Tricia Cotham’s reported party switch will go down in history with that of former Rep. Paul Tine. Tine went UNA, instead of REP. He kept his liberal voting record, but got all the rights and privileges of a GOP Caucus member.
Cotham is on her second tour in the House. During her first go-around, she inexplicably held down a full-time job with Char-Meck Public Schools WHILE serving in the House. (It helps to have a powerful county commissioner as your mama, sometimes.)
Let’s start with Civitas’ freedom rankings. From 2011-2016, Cotham earned straights Fs. (A good, proper conservative gets As.) For 2023, she’s rocking a BIG FAT ZERO.
We’ve got some history with lil’ Tricia. Here, we tried hard to educate her and fellow dingbat Rep. Susi Hamilton on economics. (I think Susi got appointed to something by ol’ Roy not long after this.)
Then, we put together quite a doctoral thesis on the Twitter-based wit and wisdom of Ms. Cotham. What did we learn? (Besides the fact she spent a hell of a lot of time on Twitter during House sessions?)
Among other things — Christmas is IN November, waiting on a rainbow is important legislative work, Shrek is THE BEST, she can self-diagnose her own food poisoning, and then-Rep. David Lewis needed much more regal attire for House sessions.
Her constituents had to be so proud.
On one hand, you can cheer the fact that she gives you your veto-proof majority. The problem? Her record indicates she’s not likely to vote for conservative stuff. So, that makes the veto-proof majority thing kind of a moot point, huh?
5 thoughts on “#ncga: We’re getting a liberal dingbat! (Um, Yay?)”
Both sides are a bit apoplectic. The media is parroting each other on twitter. A ‘chill pill’ should be swallowed by a few . The bottom line, Tricia is a lefty. The receipts are the real evidence.
Great deal of Rs rolling out the carpet.
I have heard no personal testimony of reconciliation.
If you come 180, a detailed accounting of your former party shortcomings and the virtue of exactly what new principles deserve your convictions?
Taint heard dat yet….
NC GOP is prime for Chris Anglins and …. there is no gate keeping, and the primaries are open. We are free for exploitation. Prove me wrong.
Really a lefty in the NC GOP caucus is not really something that stands out. For the most part they give the Doofus and the democrat party most of what they want anyway…they just delay it out a bit longer than it would take with a true democrat majority.
Tricia Cotham won’t be the most conservative Republican. Not even close. But I for one am glad to have her on our side. She’s smart, fiscally conservative and has education of our children as a top priority and also is willing to be tough on crime. Let’s give her a chance. She won’t be with us on some of the social issues and that’s ok. She votes her conscience and will be with us on the big things. Welcome to our party. She is not a Trojan horse. Give her a chance before casting stones.
She fits right in with our liberal Speaker Tim Moore. Tim Moore is the driving force behind liberal policy on quite a few major issues, “transgenderism” (repeal of HB2), climate alarmism / Green New Deal (HB951), and socialized medicine (Obamacare Medicaid expansion), just to name a few. Cothen voted the liberal Tim Moore position on all of those major issues. Tim Moore and Phil Berger seem to be in a race to out-liberal Roy Cooper.
That “big tent” looks more and more like a circus tent and the Republican grassroots is NOT laughing..
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