North Carolina Teabaggers Celebrate Thankful Tuesday
For the past few Mondays, thousands of non-teabagging North Carolinians have been staging a huge and growing demonstration — Moral Monday. Local residents of the non-teatard persuasion have been expressing their alarm at the sharp right turn of North Carolina’s legislature. Until this year, North Carolina had a Democratic governor to hold back the tsunami of teahadist legislation.
Now that there’s a Republican in the Governor’s Mansion, the Mississippi-fication of North Carolina is happening with a vengeance.
The Moral Monday demonstrators — including a lot of NAACP members — have been protesting against North Carolina’s new and improved voter suppression laws, anti-abortion laws, and tax “reform” which shifts the tax burden from corporations and wealthy individuals to those lowly working stiffs who don’t earn enough money to make political campaign contributions.
Needless to say, these are the exact same reasons for yesterday’s Thankful Tuesday gathering. The two hundred teadroolers who took part in Thankful Tuesday seemed to be saying “Thank God we don’t have to move to Mississippi; we’s bringin’ Mississippi to us.”
The Thankful Tuesday rally was organized by the North Carolina Republican Party, We The People Franklin County Patriots and the Moccasin Creek Minutemen. And they couldn’t muster any more than two hundred teajobs?!?
One of the speakers tossed foam footballs into the air as the crowd whooped and hollered. The footballs each had the URL of a local Americans For Prosperity website — Back in the Game N.C. People waved signs saying “Stop Abortion Now” and “Thank you McCrory” (Pat McCrory, North Carolina’s corporate-owned governor).
A Republican state senator told the crowd “This is so much nicer than Moral Monday, right?”
Depends on which side of fifty your IQ is on.