North Carolina voters hate the government they elected.

When the Tea Party came to power in many local and state governments in 2010, many GOP voters were elated – which included most of the people in North Carolina.  But then something unexpected happened – the GOP candidates they elected started doing shitty things and now the denizens of North Carolina are very put out:

The poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling, should be humbling for the state’s elected officials. Fifty-four percent of voters disapprove of the legislature’s efforts, which include new abortion restrictions, redistricting to bolster Republican candidates, and limits on the ability to vote. Fixty-six percent oppose what the Republicans have done while having control of the state government. Half of the state thinks the legislature is an embarrassment.

But, but…they said they were going to focus on creating jobs!  Just like the GOP on the federal level who have yet to submit a single jobs bill, but plenty on abortion and Obamacare.  How could anybody have forseen this?  How could they have known that once the GOP was in power that they’d focus on restrictive anti-abortion legislation and go to whatever unethical lengths necessary to cement their power?  I mean, it’s not like that’s what they’ve been doing since the early 90s…

Yes, I’m afraid they lied to you.  And, sadly, North Carolina has no means to recall leaders who lie during their campaigns to get into office.  Maybe next time don’t just vote for the candidate waving the biggest cross?  Far from that cross making them incapable of lying, it’s often a tool used by liars to convince the church-goers that they are trustworthy and vested in their well-being.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Rob

    From what I’ve seen mentioned on other articles about this, NC is also gerrymandered to hell and back. A majority didn’t vote the twits in.

    • Courtney Cox

      Thank you, Rob. We worked hard to keep this from happening to our beloved NC. It’s heartbreaking. I’m 50 years old, and I doubt I’ll see this untangled in my lifetime.

    • Leo Buzalsky

      Gerrymandering, though, would not explain the governor that was voted in just last year.

  • GubbaBumpkin
  • baal

    It’s hard to explain to folks that the teapartiers are servants to the oligarchs in policy regardless of what they say on the campaign. Pointing out the candidates flaws also has a mixed record – Gomert is in but Sharon Angle isn’t (just 2 TPs at random).

  • Composer 99

    Far from that cross making them incapable of lying, it’s often a tool used by liars to convince the church-goers that they are trustworthy and vested in their well-being.

    The SDOs took advantage of the RWAs.

  • EvolutionKills

    When a politician tells you that you should vote for them because they share your faith, it will be the easiest lie they get you to believe in.

  • Baby_Raptor

    Why is this shocking to anyone? The Republicans are good at saying words, but it’s not like they’ve been attempting at all to hide their real views…

  • Zugswang

    Yeah, that’s a nice cross you have there. But not as nice as my… DOUBLE CROSS! *triumphant laughter*

  • Jesse Cooper

    “Fixty-six percent”…? I’m assuming that’s either fifty or sixty, but damned if I know which.

  • Lurker111

    “Fixty-six percent oppose what the Republicans have done while having
    control of the state government. Half of the state thinks the
    legislature is an embarrassment.”

    Sometimes it takes getting kicked in the teeth to wake people up.

    Actually _thinking_ before voting is less painful, but it’s hard to convince folks of that.

    • Zinc Avenger

      Reading their plans and evaluating their policies be damned, I just vote for the one with the biggest cross-on-a-stick.

  • SpyPlus

    i live in NC and am appalled at the actions of our republican controlled government. Not only did they slash funding to education, but put tough new restrictions on abortions. Carlin was right when he said: “If your pre-born your good, if you are pre-schooled you are screwed.”


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