Skip to main content

I learned this afternoon that MSNBC's Up With Steve Kornacki's show this morning had four segments highlighting North Carolina's government, and how it is now a model for what the Tea Party would do if they controlled the White House and both chambers of Congress.  I just finished watching the segments, and I highly recommend them.  (This link takes you to his site; the NC segments are five through eight.)

The second of the four segments is an interview with Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP.  The other three segments are a panel discussion with Gerrick Brenner, executive director of Progress North Carolina, Penda Hair, co-director at the Advancement Project, North Carolina State Senator Linda Garrou (D), and Rashad Robinson, executive director at Color of Change.

Together, the four segments paint a very good picture of what the Tea Party is trying to do to North Carolina.  Kornacki also does a good quick job of explaining how we got here, losing our legislature in 2010 and the governorship in 2012.

And Reverend Barber talked about the efforts to fight back with a two pronged approach of legal battles and grass roots organizing.

This is a great segment, and I thought I would let everyone know about it.  Whether you live in North Carolina or anywhere else in the country, this is what the Tea Party is doing in North Carolina now, and it is what the Tea Party would like to do to the entire country.

Thanks for reading,


Originally posted to DKos Asheville on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 04:45 PM PDT.

Also republished by North Carolina BLUE.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site