CHARLOTTE – Under the headline mayoral race in the Queen City was a wave of Leftist victories for the Charlotte City Council showing that, far from learning the lessons of punitive bathroom ordinances and other social justice campaigns, show Charlotte has embraced the hard left wing of the Democrat Party.
Far from eschewing the social justice campaigns that sparked House Bill 2, or recoiling from the wanton anti-cop furor after the death of Keith Lamont Scott at the hands of a police officer, the largest city in North Carolina doubled down on the Left as best symbolized by the election of Braxton Winston to the council.
Winston, who ran on a campaign of ‘equality,’ achieved fame as a symbol of resistance to law and order during the anti-police riots in the aftermath of Scott’s death. The picture of his defiant stance against a line of riot police, black power fist raised, went viral as a representation of the conflict.
Unfortunately for Charlotte, and the State, the city’s future is now more likely to be riddled with Lefist spectacles ginned up by radical social justice warriors. Progressive blogs are cheering the wins:
“It’s official. Braxton Winston, Larken Egleston, Matt Newton and Justin Harlow, all Democrats under the age of 40, will join Dimple Ajmera on the city council to make it one of the youngest, most progressive councils the city has seen in decades.
While Ajmera has already been serving on council as a District 5 representative, she was one of four top vote getters for an at-large seat alongside Winston in last night’s local elections. With 37-year-old Republican Tariq Scott Bokhari winning Kenny Smith’s vacated seat in District 6, there will be six council members under 40 serving come January.
“As a group we’ll be able to collectively get more done than if just Braxton or just me or just Dimple got tossed on council,” said Egleston last night from an election watch party celebrating Winston’s campaign.
“We’re not necessarily all going to always be of the same mindset — we certainly aren’t — but I think collectively we’re going to be looking at stuff from a generational perspective that hasn’t really been there before. So, yeah, I’m excited.”
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The more these young radical Leftists are excited, the more you should be worried. Combined with yet another Democratic mayor, what is the Charlotte Left going to drag us into next?