WATCH: McCrory-Made Recession

Governor Pat McCrory’s job-killing HB2 continues to wreak havoc on North Carolina’s economy. Every week the discriminative law accrues more damages — from the NCAA pulling out of the state to more than 50 big investors calling for its repeal, but even as it sinks him in the polls, McCrory won’t back down.

NC Republicans and McCrory could take action to repeal the legislation, but they are too busy blaming everyone else for the problems it’s caused to take responsibility for the catastrophic consequences. No wonder it’s being called a McCrory-made recession.

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NCAA Pulls Championships From NC, “Thanks, Governor Pat”

North Carolina continues to pay the price for Governor Pat McCrory’s discriminatory HB2 law.

The state saw millions of new jobs and economic revenue disappear after the governor signed the anti-LGBT legislation in the dead of the night. Meanwhile, Senator Richard Burr has tried to suggest that the law wasn’t affecting the business community, and now, the NC GOP is laughing off the losses with the Trumpian excuse of “political correctness,” ignoring how HB2 is hurting real people.

As long as Governor McCrory and his fellow Republicans are in charge, there’s no end in sight to the damages from his hateful and job-killing law. 

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Memorándum: Cómo Marco Rubio le ha fallado a Florida

Cuando Marco Rubio rompió con su promesa de no postularse para la reelección en la Florida, demostró que su camino estaría atado a la mentalidad valemadrista de Donald Trump. Lo que no sabíamos en ese momento era la fuerza con la cual Rubio apoyaría a Trump y cómo se convertiría en un seguidor de sus políticas racistas y xenófobas que son tan peligrosas para nuestro país.

Rubio está elevando más aún su apoyo hacia Trump: dice que está dispuesto a aparecer en la campaña con Donald Trump.Recientemente, el Sun Sentinel reportó que Rubio “el jueves por la noche dio un fuerte discurso electoral – en favor de elegir a Donald Trump a presidente.”

A pesar de creer que Trump no se puede confiar con los códigos nucleares y de negarse a decir que Trump está calificado para ser el Comandante en Jefe, Marco Rubio sigue apoyándolo y está dispuesto a […]

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MEMO: How Marco Rubio Has Failed Florida

When Marco Rubio reneged on his pledge to not run for reelection in Florida, it was clear that his path would be linked with Donald Trump’s bull-in-a-china-shop mentality. What we didn’t know at the time was just how forcefully Rubio would support Trump and become an advocate for his racist, xenophobic policies that are dangerous to our country.

Rubio is now taking his Trump endorsement to the next level: He says he’s open to campaigning with Donald Trump. Recently, the Sun Sentinel reported that Rubio “delivered a strong election pitch Thursday night — to elect Donald Trump president.”

Despite believing that Trump cannot be trusted with the nuclear codes and refusing to say that Trump is qualified to be Commander in Chief, Marco Rubio is still supporting him and willing to campaign on his behalf. That’s just one reason why Marco Rubio has failed Florida during his term in the Senate. From […]

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McCrory & Pence: Great At Hate & Job-Killing, Terrible At Governing

Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence and Governor Pat McCrory have a lot in common. They both trust a man with the temperament of a two-year old with the nuclear codes, and they’ve both passed hateful anti-LGBT laws that have been disastrous for their states.

Before McCrory’s anti-LGBT HB2 law, there was Mike Pence’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Just like in North Carolina, Pence’s insistence on the “religious freedom” law stained Indiana and caused uproar in the business community. In fact, McCrory seems to have gotten his HB2 playbook from Pence, signing the legislation into law in the dead of night similarly to how the Indiana governor signed his at a secret meeting.

HB2 has cost North Carolina economic revenue and thousands of new job opportunities. Charlotte’s economic loss might be biggest of all — the 2017 NBA All-Star Game pulled out of the city after McCrory refused to repeal the heinous and […]

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Donald J. Trump Is Calling For A Total And Complete Ban On…Himself?

In the months since he first announced his un-American ban on Muslims entering the U.S. in December, Donald Trump’s regularly expanded the policy: 

May 2016: Trump refused to soften it.

June 2016: Trump expanded it to a ban on immigrants from any country “with a proven history of terrorism.”

July 2016: Trump recommitted to the June expansion, suggesting it’d also involve extreme vetting, if not a total ban, on immigration from countries like France and Germany.

Early August 2016: Trump’s running mate elaborated on a further expanded iteration of the ban, which would target Muslims but also, according to him, apply to Jewish and Christian immigrants, refugees, and presumably even tourists (?), from the banned countries.

That brings us to today, and Trump’s announcement that his latest ban expansion will also include an “ideological test for admission to the country that would assess a candidate’s stances […]

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“Friend” Speaks To Enemies (2/2)

Senator Marco Rubio claimed that the horrific shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub is what inspired him to go back on his word and run for reelection.

Less than two months later, Rubio’s done claiming the deaths and massacre at the gay nightclub motivated him to re-up his public service. After proving he remains unwilling to back commonsense gun-safety measures, Rubio’s now cozying up to an extreme anti-LGBT group, Florida Renewal Project, and headlining one of their events in Orlando.

Rubio laughably claims the event is “a celebration of faith,” but the truth is it’s a celebration of anti-LGBT hatred and marginalization, headlined by veritable who’s who of anti-gay activists. Speakers at the event have, among other things:

Claimed gay people “are to blame for Islamic terrorism”;
Described the absence of a cure for HIV and AIDS is God’s punishment of LGBT people; and,
Warned that LGBT tolerance will precipitate the United States’ “total destruction.”

Today’s event is shaping up to be a […]

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“Friend” Speaks To Enemies (1/2)

In the aftermath of the attack on the Pulse nightclub, Donald Trump journeyed to Manchester, New Hampshire and claimed that he was the “real friend” of LGBTQ Americans.

Trump is now marking the two month anniversary of the Pulse nightclub massacre with an appearance in Orlando–blocks away from the site of the Pulse shooting–at a meeting of the extreme anti-LGBT group, Florida Renewal Project. Trump’s kind words in the aftermath of the Pulse massacre were nothing but a display of callous political opportunism. This week, he’s getting back to his anti-LGBTQ roots.

Through his words and actions Trump has demonstrated that he is no friends of LGBTQ Americans. In January Trump appeared on Fox NewsSunday and said he would appoint Supreme Court Justices who would reverse marriage equality. A week later, Trump reaffirmed his position while on ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.

Donald Trump’s political ally Marco Rubio is also set to headline a session of the gathering.

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Rubio To Mark Orlando Shooting’s Two-Month Anniversary At Anti-LGBT Hate Rally

Senator Marco Rubio claimed that the horrific shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub is what inspired him to go back on his word and run for reelection.

Less than two months later, Rubio’s done claiming the deaths and massacre at the gay nightclub motivated him to re-up his public service. After proving he remains unwilling to back commonsense gun-safety measures, Rubio’s now cozying up to an extreme anti-LGBT group, Florida Renewal Project, and headlining one of their events in Orlando — this Thursday, the two-month anniversary of the Pulse shooting.

Rubio laughably claims the event is “a celebration of faith,” but the truth is it’s a celebration of anti-LGBT hatred and marginalization, headlined by veritable who’s who of anti-gay activists. Speakers at the event have, among other things:

Claimed gay people “are to blame for Islamic terrorism”;
Described the absence of a cure for HIV and AIDS is God’s punishment of LGBT people; and,
Warned that LGBT tolerance will precipitate the […]

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Trump Supports Pat McCrory’s Job-Killing, Anti-LGBT Law

Governor Pat McCrory is receiving another pat on the back for his “fantastic record” from Donald Trump.

Trump says that he supports the HB2 law passed by North Carolina Republicans and the governor. The anti-LGBT law cost the state millions in economic revenue, threatens federal education funding, and killed thousands of new jobs from coming to North Carolina. Apparently, that doesn’t concern Trump though, whose own policies would “reduce employment by 3.5 million jobs.”

Trump has built his campaign on hateful, extreme right wing rhetoric; he gets excited about financial trouble such as the housing market and Brexit. It’s unsurprising he’s all in for Party of Trump member McCrory’s signature law and the economic and social consequences that come with it.

 

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