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Tuesday
Jun042013

In North Carolina, Democrat groups hold weekly protests against Republicans

NC Gov. Pat McCrory speaks during his 'Main Street Tour.' (Photo: NC Governor)The NAACP has held weekly protests in Raleigh since April, claiming that supporters are concerned about voting rights, poverty, education, and making sure Medicare and Medicaid are “accessible to all.”

What they’re really doing is protesting Republicans.

The GOP gained control of the state legislature in 2010 for the first time in more than a century.

Did the NAACP ever protest Democrats who held control for more than 100 years, and who are largely responsible for whatever ills exist today?

The NAACP has help with the weekly protests from another longtime lock for Dems, the SEIU.

CBS Local in Charlotte ran a story about the protests. No quotes from Republicans were included.

In 2012 Republicans also won the governor’s race, with Pat McCrory taking 54.7 percent of the vote compared to the Democrat candidate taking 43.2 percent. McCrory took over after Bev Purdue decided not to run for reelection.

Purdue was, to say the least, colorful. As governor, Purdue dealt with a scandal related to sexual harassment claims by a man against the executive director of the Democrat Party Jay Parmley who ended up resigning. Rumors abounded about hush money paid to Parmley’s accuser.

Purdue wasn’t known for pearls of wisdom. She said this in 2010:

“'I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover…”

Ironically leftwingers have largely ignored other issues many North Carolinians might care about. For instance, food cops went into public schools to inspect lunches brought from home. Offenders’ lunches were tossed. This all came about because of First Lady Michelle Obama’s emphasis on weight, but media gave the food cops or Mrs. Obama little attention.

There was also the tale of the North Carolina teacher who told children she wasn’t “allowed” to let her students “disrespect” the U.S. president. No one thumped her atop the head with a copy of the U.S. Constitution although it would have been socially just, albeit illegal, to do so.

The NAACP’s weekly protests fit nicely with a leftwing plan revealed early in 2013—to go after Republicans at the state level. WRAL TV reported:

“A strategy memo circulated recently among liberal-leaning groups prescribes ‘crippling’ legislative leaders and Gov. Pat McCrory with bad press and pressure tactics.”

Democrats have traditionally held the governor’s office in most elections, at least for the last century.

As an aside, the news article about the weekly protests featured at CBS Local should have been tagged an editorial. You’d think there would be one specific example of legislation or at least a quote from the party in power. The news scribe even managed to talk about ObamaCare without mentioning the negative label.

Does the NAACP in North Carolina enjoy tax exempt status? We could ask the IRS but it appears there’s a widespread epidemic of amnesia at that federal agency.

The left routinely calls small government supporters ‘tea baggers.’ The weekly protesters might aptly be called ‘tax baggers’ in search of someone else’s money to spend.

(Commentary by Kay B. Day/June 4, 2013)

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