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    Holding budget vote while Dems were at 9/11 ceremony, NC Republicans just subverted democracy.

    Republicans use 9/11 to cheat.

    The Republican legislators in the state House of Representatives took a surprise vote to override Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of the state budget the body had passed earlier while Democrats were largely absent from the chamber, attending a memorial for the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the anniversary of the deadly assault.

    The few Democrats who were present strongly objected to the measure being brought up, claiming that their GOP colleagues had promised not to take up any significant legislation during the early morning session while they were at the memorial service and that the morning proceedings were supposed to be just a formality to get a head start on the workday, according to a report on the controversy by The Raleigh News & Observer.
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    The GOP in North Carolina must have a steel balls requirement to join.

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    The Democrats are idiots. It should be quite obvious that the Republicans are utterly not to be trusted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
    The GOP in North Carolina must have a steel balls requirement to join.
    how so? this has been a standard operational tactic for the GOP for decades.

    to the OP: "just" subverted democracy? this sort of shit has been happening since about the late 1800s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Pechtel View Post
    The Democrats are idiots. It should be quite obvious that the Republicans are utterly not to be trusted.
    So don’t attend the 9/11 Remembrance event?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Pechtel View Post
    The Democrats are idiots. It should be quite obvious that the Republicans are utterly not to be trusted.
    So don’t attend the 9/11 Remembrance event?
    I can just see the campaign ads. "Democrat So-and-So refused to attend a 9/11 Remembrance ceremony because he had 'more important things to do.' Don't re-elect Democrat So-and-So."

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    It's got to be the lowest of the low to use 9/11 to cheat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James Brown View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Pechtel View Post
    The Democrats are idiots. It should be quite obvious that the Republicans are utterly not to be trusted.
    So don’t attend the 9/11 Remembrance event?
    I can just see the campaign ads. "Democrat So-and-So refused to attend a 9/11 Remembrance ceremony because he had 'more important things to do.' Don't re-elect Democrat So-and-So."
    All the Republicans could be attacked on the same basis.

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    The Washington Post is kinda crap.

    NC GOP rocked the legislature with a surprise vote. What exactly happened, and why?

    Did Republicans break any rules?

    No. The budget override was on the calendar for Wednesday’s morning session.


    Where were Democrats?

    Some headlines suggested that Democrats were at events commemorating the 9/11 attacks — the vote was taken at roughly the same time as the national moment of silence. But The News & Observer has confirmed only two Democrats attended 9/11 events.

    One was Cooper, who spoke at the North Carolina National Guard’s Sept. 11 commemoration in Raleigh.

    The other was Rep. Garland Pierce, a Scotland County Democrat, who says he attended an event in Raeford.

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    So gov, veto the override.

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