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On 8/29/2021 at 8:06 AM, rancenc said:

The decline of rural populations throughout the country is occurring under both Republican and Democratic party control.

https://www.wfae.org/politics/2021-08-28/rural-north-carolinas-loss-is-not-the-fault-of-one-party

People simply want the amenities of a city. It sucks to drive over an hour to the nearest mall, movie theater, nice restaurant, etc.

 

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I am looking forward to hearing what Tariq has to say about our new state districts being drawn now.

Tariq is advocating for reducing at large representation in the Council. I might take him more seriously if he let folks in Raleigh now that he supports a non-partisan redistricting commission. His statements certainly make it sound like he just wants to gerrymander a couple of new republican districts on the council -- pretty ballsy for a member of a party that has not won more than two council seats in more than a decade (I may be wrong about that time span).

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10 minutes ago, kermit said:

I am looking forward to hearing what Tariq has to say about our new state districts being drawn now.

Tariq is advocating for reducing at large representation in the Council. I might take him more seriously if he let folks in Raleigh now that he supports a non-partisan redistricting commission. His statements certainly make it sound like he just wants to gerrymander a couple of new republican districts on the council -- pretty ballsy for a member of a party that has not won more than two council seats in more than a decade (I may be wrong about that time span).

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He’s  cute, I assume foreign and his handle is pretty sexy. 
 

irrelevant but. 

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42 minutes ago, kermit said:

I am looking forward to hearing what Tariq has to say about our new state districts being drawn now.

Tariq is advocating for reducing at large representation in the Council. I might take him more seriously if he let folks in Raleigh now that he supports a non-partisan redistricting commission. His statements certainly make it sound like he just wants to gerrymander a couple of new republican districts on the council -- pretty ballsy for a member of a party that has not won more than two council seats in more than a decade (I may be wrong about that time span).

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Tariq is untrustworthy as at-large seats are much needed for a city that Charlotte has grown and evolved into present-day.

I would only take him seriously if he advocates for a strong mayor-council form of city government versus the council-manager that has led to a leadership void existing now in Charlotte. 

 

41 minutes ago, AirNostrumMAD said:

He’s  cute, I assume foreign and his handle is pretty sexy. 
 

irrelevant but. 

He's half-Pakistani & half-white. 

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That time-frame is probably right (not more than 2 R in > 10 years).  I would think we should look for a mix of D and R on city council.

I feel that the city leadership was far more effective during the mid-2000's than the last 10 years.  You had 2 republican at-large council members, John Lassiter and Pat Mumford, as well as 2 republican city council members, as well as republican Mayor.

City Council was 4 R / 7 D and most everyone was somewhat moderate (a couple of outliers).
 

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9 hours ago, atlrvr said:

That time-frame is probably right (not more than 2 R in > 10 years).  I would think we should look for a mix of D and R on city council.

I feel that the city leadership was far more effective during the mid-2000's than the last 10 years.  You had 2 republican at-large council members, John Lassiter and Pat Mumford, as well as 2 republican city council members, as well as republican Mayor.

City Council was 4 R / 7 D and most everyone was somewhat moderate (a couple of outliers).
 

Given the current direction of the GOP I think we're best with the current composition. I'd agree though if they stopped being the anti-intellectual party. I keep thinking the madness will end soon but I think it'll remain a vote getter through '24.

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On 10/9/2021 at 8:33 AM, JRNYP2C said:

I saw the Instagram post from Jeff Jackson on this, and it just turned my stomach.  The Lt. Governor is repugnant.

He should absolutely step down for these comments, but I'm not holding my breath. He doesn't seem to have any kind of conscience.

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On 10/11/2021 at 4:23 PM, Madison Parkitect said:

He should absolutely step down for these comments, but I'm not holding my breath. He doesn't seem to have any kind of conscience.

If the Democrats can bring a formidable competitor, he'll be gone after this term. Robinson is a big fat dummy as far as I am concerned.  He called former First Lady Michelle Obama a man.  He seems like he's a miserable person who hates on black women and on anyone that is living their best life unlike his unhealthy looking obese self...

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26 minutes ago, kayman said:

If the Democrats can bring a formidable competitor, he'll be gone after this term. Robinson is a big fat dummy as far as I am concerned.  He called former First Lady Michelle Obama a man.  He seems like he's a miserable person who hates on black women and on anyone that is living their best life unlike his unhealthy looking obese self...

Yeah, he's said some really awful things in the past. It's hard to believe he won his race.

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3 hours ago, Madison Parkitect said:

Yeah, he's said some really awful things in the past. It's hard to believe he won his race.

Yeah it is. There was entirely too much focus on the governor's, US Senate, and Presidential races and too little on the Lieutenant Governor race last year. I'm hopeful that someone recognizable and very popular with social media like NC State Senator Jeff Jackson will run in 2024.

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51 minutes ago, kayman said:

Yeah it is. There was entirely too much focus on the governor's, US Senate, and Presidential races and too little on the Lieutenant Governor race last year. I'm hopeful that someone recognizable and very popular with social media like NC State Senator Jeff Jackson will run in 2024.

He's running for US senate in 2022 in what I think will be a very close primary between him and Cheri Beasley.

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On 10/15/2021 at 2:27 PM, Madison Parkitect said:

He's running for US senate in 2022 in what I think will be a very close primary between him and Cheri Beasley.

I know but I've been advocating for him to focus on developing his statewide profile. Something that I noticed that Beasley will probably beat Jackson in the primary. Beasley's existing statewide profile, being a former NC Supreme Court Chief Justice, and being a black woman is way more attractive to black & brown voters and getting more outside support to win the NC Democrats that seat back in 2022. Also Jackson is more needed here in the state as he can advocate for LGBTQs along with righting many wrongs and he's relatively young. 

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It appears the rural black vote in Anson County in our region is a political bellwether for the state. I've been saying that Greater Charlotte is going to determine the political future of North Carolina.  We can be the change the state needs to become an even greater place to live, work, play, and visit.  Another thing is that Greater Charlotte will determine the future of eventually South Carolina as York and Lancaster counties continue to urbanize. 

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