Is this the new tourism? I hope not.
Over 150 radical leftists and professional protesters from California, New York and Florida were arrested at the North Carolina legislative building this week. Far left groups are holding weekly protests to encourage GOP lawmakers to spend more money and allow same-day registration and voting.
It’s not for me to say whether GOP policies are good or bad, but I can definitely tell you they don’t rise to the level of crucifixion. And while this is a top-of-the-batch example, it’s not far afield from the rhetoric I’ve heard repeatedly from the NAACP and some top Democrats the last couple of years, as they worked to turn public sentiment against the Republican Party.
Bill Barber does what he does because “it’s his job” and he’s pretty good at it. But he could never pull it off without the total sycophantic cooperation of The McClatchy Company and of Jim Goodmon….. specifically – John Drescher, Orage Quarles, Rob “RielleWho” Christensen, John Frank, Laura Leslie, Mark Binker to name the primary perpetrators.
Police estimated that roughly 1,000 people attended a rally late Monday afternoon behind the Legislative Building on Halifax Mall. Hundreds then entered the building. In all, 151 people were arrested outside the doors to the state Senate chambers, where demonstrators chanted, sang and delivered speeches decrying what they called a regressive agenda that neglects the poor.
“No,” he said. “I am pleased that it’s been non-violent, though, and that’s the second most important parameter. That it be lawful and non-violent. I’m very pleased with the way the authorities have handled it, in a non-violent manner.”