North Carolina No Longer a Democracy

December 23, 2016 By: El Jefe Category: 2016 Election

North Carolina, after passing it’s radical gerrymandering plan and repressive voting regulations designed to make it harder to vote, has now been rated by the Electoral Integrity Project as comparable to Cuba, Sierra Leone, and Indonesia.  It’s legal framework and registration restrictions position the state comparable to Venezuela and Iran.  Looking at all the relevant measures, North Carolina can no longer be considered a real democracy.  Welcome to the new “normal”.

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13 Comments to “North Carolina No Longer a Democracy”

  1. Hell, our new ‘Supreme Dear Leader’ Trumpov Donnei-un is going to make all 50 US states into a giant DPRK-North Korea (with a little help from his friend Vladmir).
    Complete with cultist authoritarian worshipping minions, militarism, thought police, nepotism and ‘royal’ succession (look for the new theocratic justifications in a few months), 1%’erism, continual fear, hate, etc.

    More nukes too!! Aaaahhhhh, the soothing warmth of fission and fusion in the morning…
    Willkommen im Vierten Reich! Kangsŏng Daeguk!

    “Better Living Through Lunacy” is more than just a marketing slogan now (apologies to DuPont).

  2. We’ll all be living under a minority government soon, in all three branches. North Carolina’s GOP is just more shameless about it.

  3. Ralph Wiggam says:

    For what it’s worth, the McClatchy Newspaper chain was the only news organization in the USA to report the truth about GWB’s War Against Imaginary Weapons Of Mass Destruction. They told us from the beginning that we were being lied to, there were no WMDs. After losing 4000 troops and spending several trillion dollars, the truth came out. McClatchy was right and Bush was wrong.

    History will decide the value of this op/ed piece, but I’m sticking with McClatchy.

  4. This is not news to any one in NC that has dark skin. This is Life as usual. Nothing to see here.

  5. Jane & PKM says:

    Poor NC, so late to the snacilbupeR game. In the rush to third world status, there’s no place like Sam Brownback’s Kansas with dishonorable mentions to Rick Snyder in MI and Snotty Wanker in WI.

    As we resist and march into 2017, it’s worth analyzing how newly blue NV overcame the infusion of Koch money and resisted having a regressive red Joe Heck as a Senator.

    Enjoy the holidays, everyone! Begin by debunking the RWNJ propaganda. Donnie does not have a mandate and that ‘landslide’ is purely imaginary. As we feel our way toward 2018, look forward to the additions of Kamala Harris, Maggie Hassan and Catherine Cortez Masto to the Senate. With Senators Warren, Sanders, Booker, Chris Murphy and other Democrats, the Democratic “bench” looks promising for a Progressive emergence. With a consolidated grassroots effort, we can do this.

  6. Rhea, you are dead on. The Rethugs now control the executive, legislative and soon, the judicial branches of government. Trump and his thugs will waste no time clamping down on civil rights and the first amendment. He already envisions himself in charge and has tried to undermine President Obama at every turn. Start building your bomb shelters, we’re already on the way to a nuclear war. It will take the Trumpshirts much less than 4 years to destroy civilization as we know it.

  7. NC just joined Alabama. Pitiful!

  8. I’m with Jane & PKM. There is hope and I’m damn well hanging on to it with both hands! Remember, there are 3 million more of us and we’re smarter and waaaaaaaay tougher!

    In addition, the number of those who voted for the Cheetoh-faced Ferret-wearing Shitgibbon Cocksplat is diminishing daily and will continue to shrink as their life gets more difficult. There are some i- dots who will continue to support him because their defective brains are too similar to his.

  9. that’s amazing actually, I figured SC would be the first state to qualify as a third world dictatorship. my time living in NC, as a young child, left me with some of my best memories of childhood: the beach, time spent outdoors in the woods with my bud buck (I still remember his name, over 50 years later) hunting crawdads for steaming, just every huck finn male child’s fantasy life. of course, we were out near the banks, and the people were sane there.

  10. I think if we tossed TVs and the internet machine overboard, lots of us ccould just go about our lives, squishing the mud between our toes and stuffing on ears of corn and watermelon. All colors of folk like to eat that way.

    My niece in N. Carolina was totally unaware of all this mess. She’s big on church and you can go on forever singing and ignore the good ol’ boys network except when the windmill gotta be fixed or sumthin.

  11. Mark Schlemmer says:

    The new North Carolina state motto:
    “North Carolina . . Why Bother?”

  12. Well that does it for the Great Experiment. It was nice while it lasted.

    Of course, it never really existed, did it? The moment the people began clamoring for the nation to live up to its founding documents, the whole thing just collapsed.

  13. Marge Wood says:

    I don’t live in N.C.My niecc does. I aSked my sister in law what Molly thought of all this takeover in N.C. They had no idea what I was talking about. Reminds me of Germany when people could see the smoke from the prison camps and people burning. Nobody knew what was going on, or didn’t want to know. If you currently live in N.C., what is your perception? Of course it’s been going that direction with the Kochs for a lot of years.