Friday, January 06, 2012
Republicans Aroused the NC Twitterverse
Early Thursday morning, while the new Republican majority in the North Carolina House were carrying out their vendetta against the North Carolina Association of Educators and overriding Gov. Perdue's veto of their law singling out the NCAE for bill-of-attainder-style punishment, the Twitterverse hashtag #NCGA (for "North Carolina General Assembly") spiked up dramatically. Even at 1 a.m., it's hard these days to get away with political murder without a lot of people noticing. The above chart tells the story.
It's hard to know how many thousands of Twitter subscribers were eventually touched by the message, "Republicans going nuts, punishing the teachers union," and perhaps it tends to be more politicos and political reporters who follow that hashtag, but a round-up of editorials across the state today suggests that the key people heard the news, loud and clear.
The illegitimate power-grab has already cost the NC GOP dearly, and it ain't even beginning to be over.