North Carolina Republicans have launched a web site with the name Civitas Institute, in order to directly attack the people who are joining in on the “Moral Monday” protests.
Civitas’ new section, “The Moral Mondays Protesters,” includes statistics, a complete list of names, ages, occupations, affiliations, and dates of arrest for all of those who were arrested, and an utterly tasteless “game” called “pick the protester” featuring mug shots and trivia questions.
All the better for all those
Ku Klux Klan members North Carolina Republican Party leaders who want to intimidate folks who don’t like their recent policy innovations. This dubious new website feature is so outrageously insulting and amateurishly low-minded, this writer didn’t know whether to respond with harsh invective, derisory laughter, or both.
Fortunately, Reverend Barber came up with an effective response to this blatant attempt to discredit Moral Mondays and scare off supporters: An 18 minute 22 second video entitled “Civitas: Diverting From Issues That Matter | Moral Monday” that scolds them for trying to change the conversation. […]
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Democratic Rep. Ed Markey Tuesday won a special U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts, topping Republican businessman and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez in an election marked by low voter turnout.
The contest was the second time in three years that Massachusetts voters headed to the polls in a special U.S. Senate election with national implications.
With 100% of precincts reporting, Markey led Gomez 55%-45%, according to local media reports.
Markey, who had led in all the pre-election public opinion polls, will serve the remaining year and a half of the term of longtime Democratic Sen. John Kerry, who stepped down earlier this year after being confirmed as U.S. secretary of state. […]