RALEIGH – Wednesday was opening day of the 2018 legislative session for state lawmakers and, as should be expected, they were greeted by crowds of Leftists brandishing signs about their latest grievance – redistricting and judicial reforms.
As far as actual business, the N.C. House and Senate didn’t have very much on the calendar, least of all redistricting bills, whether judicial, congressional, or otherwise.
That seemed to befuddle the protesters in the gallery, who, upon the Speaker of the N.C. House announcing only a few mundane scheduled votes over the next two days and striking the gavel for a recess, were genuinely confused as to why the General Assembly wasn’t voting on the Left’s latest source of whining right then and there.
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It goes to show just how little the protesters, bussed in from around the state, no doubt, actually know about the issue at hand or the legislative process in general.
The astro-turf activism was fomented by the N.C. NAACP and their new leader Rev. Dr. Anthony Spearman, to protest Republican efforts to reform judicial districts (which haven’t been adjusted in 60 years) and just be a basic annoyance to Republican lawmakers.
Spearman was there in his Sunday best, seen here conspiring with Sen. Angela Bryant (D- Rocky Mount), probably getting tips on how the process works and how to best amplify the media impact of the relatively lackluster protests.
That fact is that these protesters act like they represent the entire state electorate, as if everyone from Murphy to Manteo shares the Leftist delusions of these protesters from Hillsborough and Durham. The favorable media coverage they get helps to further the narrative that the Republican majorities are dreadfully unpopular.
In actuality, the voters the put the Republicans in power are appreciative of the agenda implemented over the last several years, from tax cuts, to regulatory reforms, to more tax cuts.
Alas, the protests will continue because it is what the Left does best. They can’t legislate, so they will litigate and agitate, no matter the merit (or lack thereof) of their complaints.
As the session progresses, First in Freedom Daily will be there to cover the real news and inform readers of just what these lawmakers are up to, because we know the evening newscasts will spin it as far to the Left as possible.