Thursday, March 03, 2011

Everything That Rises Must Converge

Carter Wrenn, the man who turned Jesse Helms from mush-mouthed TV personality into mush-mouthed Avatar of the Right Wing, has some words of warning directed at the new Republican majority in the General Assembly and their decision to embrace the Art Pope Vision for Tomorrow:
...over in the State Legislature, big business is having its best day in quite awhile. According to the newspaper, several members of our newly elected Republican Majority have adopted the Chamber of Commerce’s legislative agenda more or less down the line. For example, they’re pushing bills to implement the Chamber’s plan to make our justice system ‘rational, fair and predictable’ which, translated from political-speak into plain English, means changing our laws to favor big business. Senate Republican Leader Harry Brown is even pushing a beach replenishment-groin building plan to provide relief to beleaguered enclaves like Figure 8 Island and Bald Head Island.

...embracing the political agenda of the second least popular group of folks in America [Big Business] may not be such a good idea. In fact, it could turn out to be the worst idea Republicans have had since Reconstruction.

But, then, what does Carter Wrenn know?

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