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GOP Overlords Rule with Handcuffs

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

While styling themselves as defenders of the constitution and protectors of individual rights, hardline GOPers, in practice, protect their own power and position by violating the Constitution and denying individuals their rights. Just take North Carolina for example.

OMG NC GOP WTF? A State Senator Who Is Being Sued for Financial Fraud and the Absent Governor Who Says He Was There

Yuna Shin | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Yuna Shin

North Carolina Republicans are making news again. Thom Goolsby, a Republican Senator from New Hanover County, made news a few weeks ago for calling t...

Moral Monday Protests Swell to 1,500 in Raleigh, Conservative Think Tank Publishes Mugshots of Arrestees

Yuna Shin | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics
Yuna Shin

The crowd at the Moral Monday protest in Raleigh, NC, was the biggest so far with 1,500 attending and 120 being arrested on June 24 according to WRAL....

I Was Joking! Michelle Obama Made Me Do It! Thom Goolsby and Pat McCrory Offer Excuses to Critics of Their Responses to Moral Mondays

Yuna Shin | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics
Yuna Shin

With Moral Monday protests not showing any sign of abating, the eye is on the North Carolina legislature and governor for their response. What will t...

Thom Goolsby, NC State Senator, Calls His Constituents 'Morons,' 'Clowns' in an Op-Ed About Moral Monday

Yuna Shin | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Yuna Shin

North Carolina State Senator Thom Goolsby has penned an op-ed piece in Chatham Journal over the weekend, which is published in Pittsboro in Chatham Co...

Republican Blasts North Carolina 'Moron Monday' Protest As Dozens More Arrested

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

Swarms of demonstrators gathered outside the North Carolina General Assembly building on Monday, fulfilling their promise to continue weekly "Moral Mo...

Power Grab in North Carolina by the Republican Legislature "to Carry Out the Philosophy of the New Administration"

Yuna Shin | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Yuna Shin

Is this fast track power grab going to spell success or doom for the North Carolina Republicans?

NC State Senate Race Gets Downright Personal: Thom Goolsby's Wife Defends Husband in Ad

Yuna Shin | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Yuna Shin

So far Thom Goolsby has called Deb Butler an "anarchist," "too liberal," and "job killer" among other names. Now Goolsby has taken this race to a very personal level.

Locals React Favorably to Deb Butler, Democratic Candidate for State Senate, Wielding Transvaginal Wand in Her Ad

Yuna Shin | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Yuna Shin

Can enough people be persuaded that Goolsby is not in it for creating jobs, but rather to follow women into the doctor's room? We will know the answer in November.

North Carolina Senate Candidate Wields Transvaginal Probe At Opponent

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

North Carolina state Senate candidate Deb Butler (D) released a new ad attacking incumbent Republican state Sen. Thom Goolsby, featuring Butler wieldi...

Thom Goolsby, NC Senator, Explains That the Anti-Gay-Marriage Bill Empowers Voters

Yuna Shin | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

On Monday, Sept. 12, the North Carolina House of Representatives and Senate voted in favor of putting on the May primary vote a referendum on amending the state constitution to prohibit gay marriage in North Carolina.

Thom Goolsby, NC State Senator, Calls Obama's "Political Operatives" a Threat for Registering Voters

Yuna Shin | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

Thom Goolsby, a Republican from New Hanover County, sent out an e-mail to his supporters, in which he call President Obama's "socialist policies" a great threat to not only North Carolina, but also to the entire nation.

Organizers for an NC Festival Featuring Conservative Speakers Assure the Event Is Not Political

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

The "I Love America Rally 2009" is not political, said the rally's host -- who also happens to be running against the mayor, a Democrat, in the upcoming local November elections.