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A long-time veteran of the Legislative Building, one who looks at both parties with a critical eye, offers this critique of the end of the not-so-short session.
“Legislative Republicans treated each other last week just like they’ve treated the state’s citizens for the last two years: with meanness, impatience, and a lack of caring, respect and statesmanship.
“The multiple procedural failures also highlighted a desperate leadership void and lack of knowledge about how to govern. The inability to adjourn the session in an organized fashion left the process in turmoil, with no one exactly sure what’s going on. A civilized adjournment requires some communication between the House and Senate, and that apparently just doesn’t happen anymore, especially with a distracted Speaker.
“Meanwhile, the House and Senate lobbed hand grenades at each other over the coal ash legislation. It’s unclear whether the failure of this legislation was incompetence, a conspiracy or a last-minute desire to protect a large GOP financial contributor. None of it makes sense when House members tried to amend a conference report. Everyone knows you can’t do that.
“This mess would be laughable except for the dire consequences to the state.”


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3 comments on “A Veteran’s Verdict

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hahahahaha….Are you honestly presenting this here saying that the person that you’re quoting is: “one who looks at both parties with a critical eye” ??

    Come on, Gary. Who in the world would truly believe that? Oh…well, maybe the wild-eyed radical liberal/progressives that believe if you say the sky is green they’d believe it…but other than those folks…I have a question: ARE YOU KIDDING ME????

    This is one of your worst, my friend. I’d bet there’s not really a “long-time veteran of the Legislative Building” you say you know that is saying this stuff in the first place. I mean, when you aren’t willing to tell us who you’re talking about, it’s just totally and absolutely too suspicious.

    What a crock.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I don’t think the people of the state care if the Republicans have a love fest or don’t really like each other. I don’t think it matters what style of governance happens when the legislature is in session. Do we have more jobs today than we did 2 years ago? yes, Did the teachers get a raise? yes , I think we can leave style points up to Obama and the national democrats.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Your source is clearly a left wing ideologue, no matter how he looks at parties, but Tillis has caused a lot of damage to himself and others by staying as Speaker while trying to run for US Senate

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