If we’re going to be serious about changing the country for the better, we’ve got to beat the regressive GOP/Tea Party at their own game. In his New Rules segment last night, Bill Maher used North Carolina as an example of a state that had been trending blue, but thanks to dirty Koch Brother cash has gone, “ape sh*t.”
Maher said, “Take every crazy, angry idea your drunk right-wing uncle mumbles at Thanksgiving, turn it into a law and that’s North Carolina today.”
Here are some examples:
The slimy conservatives in that state when attempting to pass a so-called, “anti-Sharia Law” bill, ironically passed their own version of Christian Sharia law.
According to NewsObserver:
A bill restricting abortions that popped up in the state Senate without public notice Tuesday evening and received swift approval would force clinics to meet expensive license requirements and make it more difficult for doctors to perform the procedures.
Under the bill, which was tacked onto another measure dealing with Islamic law, abortion clinics would have to meet license standards similar to those of ambulatory surgical centers. According to legislative staff, only one clinic in the state currently meets that standard. The state’s four Planned Parenthood clinics don’t meet it. The bill would also require doctors to be present when women take drugs that induce abortions.
In addition, the North Carolina Christian Taliban GOP/Tea Party back in April tried to establish their version of Christianity as their states official religion.
“Republican North Carolina state legislators have proposed allowing an official state religion in a measure that would declare the state exempt from the Constitution and court rulings.The bill, filed Monday by two GOP lawmakers from Rowan County and backed by nine other Republicans, says each state “is sovereign” and courts cannot block a state “from making laws respecting an establishment of religion.”
And thanks to the racist Supreme Court striking down part of the Voting Rights Act, the insane racist Republicans in North Carolina almost immediately moved to keep non-whites and non-liberals from voting at all!
Rachel Maddow reported, “The Voting Rights Act had stopped Republicans from going ahead with voter I.D. before,” she said. “Now they’re going ahead with that,” Maddow continued, “but even beyond voter I.D., which they say they want to prevent voter fraud, they say they’re planning to end same-day voter registration in North Carolina and they’re planning to end early voting in the state of North Carolina and they’re planning to end Sunday voting in North Carolina. What does voting on Sunday have to do with voter fraud? Exactly nothing.”
Ape sh*t, indeed.
What can be done? We beat them at their own game. “Come on rich liberals, pony up,” Maher exclaimed! If the Koch brothers using the Citizens United ruling can buy a state, so can rich liberals.
“Steven Spielberg, you should be taking over Wyoming right now,” Maher exclaimed. “For a mere $150 million, you could kick out Dick Cheney and his evil daughter, make it a liberal utopia and put E.T. on the state flag. Tyler Perry, you could buy Montana and make yourself both senators and Madea the governor. And how great will it be on the day when people can get gay married in Oprahoma?”
Check out the video here: