In a surprise session, proposed and voted into being at the tail-end of an Emergency Session held to approve funding of Hurricane Matthew relief, North Carolina Republicans (who hold an unbreakable, unconstitutional, supermajority in our Legislature) have finally sprung their final trap of 2016.
Even though the state (barely) managed to elect Democrat Roy Cooper to the governorship, finally throwing out the spineless, hateful, I-hope-he-and-his-whole-fucking-family-die-of-ebola-tomorrow McCrory, the Legislature is set to hamstring the governor’s office, cutting out many of its key powers, while simultaneously piling on a raft of bills they’ve clearly been writing, in secret, for months now.
If the entire Republican delegation fell off a goddamned cliff tomorrow, I’d invest my (relatively insubstantial) life savings in having that cliff marked a National Heritage Site.
Insult to injury: the pitifully small, gerrymandered-into-nonexistence Democratic legislators tried to at least file a formal complaint against all this nonsense last night, but were ruled as out of order.
Which is more or less par for the course here: the Republicans have essentially zero need to consult with Democrats in a state that’s more or less evenly divided, 50/50, in terms of popular support for the two major parties.
Also, fuck North Carolina.