To borrow a sports metaphor, we’re playing catch-up in North Carolina, after being largely blind-sided (metaphor #2) by an out-of-state money barrage by Republican money men. This power grab has been outlined in last month’s piece in Politico. Scary stuff indeed. The inside Carolina counterpart to the Koch brothers, is Art Pope, described in the intro to the video below as what happens when you cross the Koch brothers with Karl Rove. But the interview itself is with Chris Kromm, The Executive Director of the Institute for Southern Studies. Chris was my bench mate in the Wake County Detention Center, following our arrests for civil disobedience on week five of the NAACP’s Moral Monday protests.
Chris’s piece on “How Art Pope Killed Clean Elections” is well worth a read.
As much as I’d rather not think about it. We have to get our game on for 2014. Now.
Posted on June 15th, 2013 by jack-of-all-thumbs
Filed under: Rants and Musings