Last Tuesday North Carolina passed by a 61% to 39% vote, a two-sentence amendment to the state Constitution, defining marriage as between one man and one woman.
Gov. Bev Perdue (D) said Friday that she was “embarrassed by voters' passage of an anti-gay marriage amendment to the state's constitution earlier this week, primarily because it made the state look like Mississippi."
Later in the day, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said it was "petty" for North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue to insult Mississippi while bemoaning that voters in her state approved a ballot measure banning same-sex marriage. In a written statement, Bryant added, "Apparently, North Carolina's voters are much more in line with Mississippi's traditional values on marriage than those of Gov. Perdue." Touché, Gov. Bryant!
Since 31 other states [including CALIFORNIA] have voted to define marriage as between one man and one woman, North Carolina can hardly be called out of the mainstream.
Perdue made a surprise announcement in late January that she wouldn’t be running for re-election in November. I am convinced that Obama sees her as a liability, mainly because she’s dumb, and told her to step aside It’s because of her that the Republicans took BOTH HOUSES OF THE STATE LEGISLATURE last November – the first time that’s happened since the late 1800’s. [Yep – that’s not a typo].
Funny that our referendum brought Joe Biden out on gay marriage, forcing Obama’s hand [or teleprompter] to follow suit. Obama also cancelled a trip to Asheville, in the western part of the state, on election day, at the same time saying he HAS to carry N.C. in November. [Seems N.C. is a 'swing' state - we just don't swing the way he's wishing.] Now the Democrats are crying foul and talking about moving the Democrat National Convention out of Charlotte and to another state. Yeah – that’s a sure way for Obama to carry North Carolina.
Gotta love Tarheel politics.