Some Democrats mad Fayetteville Finger did not make it (Part 20)

Max Brantley thought the “Fayetteville Finger” was a joke when he first heard about it, but he later embraced it and was disappointed when the Democrats could not get it passed. Likewise other liberals John Brummett and Pat Lynch were surprised that that it did not make it.

The was the latest to rant and rave ab0ut the Fayetteville Finger getting put to rest:

So here we have it.  Democrats, despite controlling majorities in both the house and the senate, caved to Republicans on the Fayetteville Finger.  All they had to do was vote as a block, let the Republicans scream, and pass the damn map that would have allowed us to compete in three of the four districts.  Now we’re stuck with this map for ten years that may not even come close to doing that.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy that the first gained some southern delta counties rather than moving west, but I wish we could have helped Democrats in the second and fourth as well.  Can we still compete in the 4th with this map, post Ross?  God I hope so.  Do we have a shot at taking down Griffin still?  I think so, but it will be tricky.  I’m a never say never, charge hell with a bucket of water kind of guy…but I have to say, this leaves a foul taste in my mouth….

From here, well, we do our best of what we got.  Things look pretty good in the 1st and so-so in the second.  I don’t care about Ross but I was hoping that after he steps down in 2014 we could nominate and elect a good Democrat from that district.  I’d like to be more enthused and ready to rally the troops, but it’s hard to do that when folks in the Democratic Party are working so hard to undermine Democrats.


It has been 150 years since the beginning of the Civil War that started in April of 1861 at Ft Sumter.

Wives and children sometimes followed their husbands ...

Wives and children followed their husbands

Wives and children sometimes followed their husbands to war, particularly in the early period of the conflict. “(The soldiers) were in the camp, and the women were right there and the kids were right there. They called them camp followers,” Kelly Knauer, editor of ‘TIME Civil War: An Illustrated History.’ This image, from 1861, may be a family portrait; the soldier was a member of the 31st Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, attached to the Army of the Potomac in Washington. View more photos in the new book TIME The Civil War: An Illustrated History.


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