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  • josephlawrence43 Jun 4, 1:25 p.m.

    you folks are willing to cast it aside for partisan reasons? Impressive. I wonder if this is how Hitler's folks started out" JUANBEEBER:: How Hitlers folks started out??? In this nation, that process began when Obama took office, and look at where we are now.

  • randall0123a Jun 4, 1:17 p.m.

    Those of you supporting the GA's policy of not even engaging in discourse with the electorate do... View More

    — Posted by juliomercado

    I did want to be heard, which is why I voted for McCrory in the last election.

  • juliomercado Jun 4, 1:13 p.m.

    Those of you supporting the GA's policy of not even engaging in discourse with the electorate do realize that there may well come a time when YOU are personally hurt by bad legislation and YOU will want to be heard. I believe the fist amendment was designed for exactly that and you folks are willing to cast it aside for partisan reasons? Impressive. I wonder if this is how Hitler's folks started out.

  • randall0123a Jun 4, 11:37 a.m.

    When our elected representatives refuse to meet with "We, The People" there's bad trouble... View More

    — Posted by earthmom1960

    WE THE PEOPLE used this thing called the democratic process to elect an official. McCrory is doing the job WE THE PEOPLE elected him to do. The people you are referring to are just the sore losers. Just take a Valium and cast your vote in the next election. If you don't like the democratic process then you and Barber are in the wrong country.

  • randall0123a Jun 4, 11:31 a.m.

    Coward legislators will remain as long as they have their right wing coward supporters!!

    — Posted by recontwice

    LOL....yep being financially and personally responsible is coward. Most living in reality would... View More

    — Posted by ncouterbanks69

    NAILED IT!!!

  • josephlawrence43 Jun 4, 11:26 a.m.

    Every last one of these legislators were elected by clear majorities in their respective... View More

    — Posted by josephlawrence43

    More votes were cast for democratic candidates than republicans, so what majority, exactly, is... View More

    — Posted by matt_wood

    More votes were cast for democratic candidates than republicans, so what majority, exactly, is being represented?

    Read my statement--it says the clear majority of each district elected these legislators--makes no reference to Dem or Rep. They all have a job to do--and these caterwauling, ill mannered protestors with their childish behavior do not have the right to interfere with the performance of their jobs.

  • earthmom1960 Jun 4, 11:09 a.m.

    When our elected representatives refuse to meet with "We, The People" there's bad trouble brewing. Even if you disagree with the Moral Monday protesters, you should not support OUR elected officials disrespecting "We, The People" who they represent.

  • HEELSrocknU Jun 4, 10:54 a.m.

    They should schedule all of their sessions during "rev" Jabba the huts working hours..OH WAIT...He doesn't have a job so that will not work.

  • HEELSrocknU Jun 4, 10:48 a.m.

    They have nothing to say. Don't blame them one bit for not meeting with the bullies. Who are only out for attention, they have NO real issue!!

  • jackaroe123 Jun 4, 10:43 a.m.

    Supporters of this current GA had high praise for how quickly they moved on multiple pieces of legislation last session. You can't very well praise them for acting quickly w/o acknowledging that it came at the expense of thorough discussion and consideration of opposing views. That's why the MM protests started in the first place, and at no point has the GA -- led by the GOP -- stopped and paid attention unless they've been forced to.

  • ncouterbanks69 Jun 4, 10:29 a.m.

    Coward legislators will remain as long as they have their right wing coward supporters!!

    — Posted by recontwice

    LOL....yep being financially and personally responsible is coward. Most living in reality would argue that living off the working man (not to mention banging pots and taping your mouth like children) is truly a coward. Scared of work and responsibility for ones own actions THAT is what a coward is.

  • matt_wood Jun 4, 10:15 a.m.

    Every last one of these legislators were elected by clear majorities in their respective... View More

    — Posted by josephlawrence43

    More votes were cast for democratic candidates than republicans, so what majority, exactly, is being represented?

  • josephlawrence43 Jun 4, 10:04 a.m.

    And these left wing liberal "gimmie, gimmie" crowd will keep on getting busted for breaking the law. And that is somehow ok with the deluded left???

  • recontwice Jun 4, 9:56 a.m.

    Coward legislators will remain as long as they have their right wing coward supporters!!

  • josephlawrence43 Jun 4, 9:51 a.m.

    Every last one of these legislators were elected by clear majorities in their respective districts--thats fact. They were elected to go to Raleigh to represent their constitutents. These protestors are but a very tiny fraction of the voting population, and by their antics are attempting to prevent the elected officials from doing their jobs--which the protestors do not have the right to do. Protest, yes but interfer with the legislators at work--no.

  • I Have a Discernible Chin Jun 4, 9:47 a.m.

    What a great country we live in. 200 years ago legislators who didn't help the people and catered to business and industry would probably have been tar'd and feather'd! We're making progress...

  • A person Jun 4, 9:45 a.m.

    Bye, bye GOP !!

    — Posted by evilmonsterhunter

    I guess you have not seen the current ratings for the Democrats versus the GOP. Man, you have some waking up to do

  • A person Jun 4, 9:44 a.m.

    Actually the protesters are so poorly informed that they were the only one's who did not know that the Legislator Building would be closed before they got there. Everyone else in NC knew it

  • tracmister Jun 4, 9:41 a.m.

    There's no need to meet with anyone when absolute power blinds you.

  • Confucius say Jun 4, 9:40 a.m.

    How long is WRAL going to leave up this propoganda piece?

  • Itsmyopinion67 Jun 4, 9:21 a.m.

    Why would anyone want to meet with these people? It's all a show, and they break the law.

  • I-Defy Jun 4, 9:02 a.m.

    Give the Assembly members credit for some good sense. They know something about theater arts ... View More

    — Posted by Viewer

    THIS!

    Its all drama and per usual the bleeding heart pearl clutchers fall for it every time

  • Viewer Jun 4, 8:55 a.m.

    Give the Assembly members credit for some good sense. They know something about theater arts and won't be there to play in non productive made-for- TV confrontations. The Assembly is cruelly depriving the demonstrators of their time on camera, which at best is a misdemeanor.

  • icdumbpeople Jun 4, 8:49 a.m.

    Bye, bye GOP !!

    — Posted by evilmonsterhunter

    LOL Not happening...

  • Honesty first Jun 4, 8:47 a.m.

    They should. The protesters are nothing more than a bunch of loud mouthed inflated ego bums.... View More

    — Posted by gboyd98

    Check your dates GBOYD. You must be a Tea Partier cause McCrory is going back home to Duke in 2016

  • patracles221 Jun 4, 8:20 a.m.

    What do you want? the GA is on the payroll of mr. pope and the koch boys. they don't need no stinking citizens telling them what to do!

  • slatesplace Jun 4, 8:19 a.m.

    There is a process to do this if their claims had any merit whatsoever. However, since they don't the only option they have is publicity stunts and media sensationalism. What they are doing is harrasment. If they were doing this to my business I woudl have them arrested and hauled off the property. I think it is perfectly acceptable for the legislators to dodge this staged freak show.

  • Paladin2 Jun 4, 8:06 a.m.

    The protesters' obvious goals are to simply harrass and provoke Republican legislators on behalf of the Democratic Party. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see this. The State (taxpayers) can not hand out entitlements to infinity as these clowns want.

  • peinisiniu Jun 4, 8:01 a.m.

    The article's title is a rhetorical question. It is obvious that they are. The problem with Moral Monday is this: the group is an assembly of both reasonable people and unreasonable. The plight of the teachers is one that is going to cost Republicans votes if left unaddressed. But to group that with those seeking longer and greater unemployment insurance benefits......that is folly.

  • barnysbullet Jun 4, 6:26 a.m.

    in other words " its our ball you don't like it, we're going home" grow some eggs lawmakers and like they say "face the music"

  • evilmonsterhunter Jun 4, 6:03 a.m.

    Bye, bye GOP !!

  • ENCteacher78 Jun 4, 4:35 a.m.

    Why don't a few of our assembly members invite some of the protesters to do a televised debate? Give the people a chance to talk and maybe they'll go away.

  • watsonpete2000 Jun 4, 12:18 a.m.

    They don't care what we think!!!

  • humm61 Jun 3, 10:08 p.m.

    The gutless wonders in the legislature are cowards. Plain and simple.

  • busyb97 Jun 3, 9:27 p.m.

    "Instead of meeting with us, they're afraid, literally afraid, to look in the eyes of the people... View More

    News flash Mr. Barber. They are NOT afraid of you, they are just sick of hearing you. We ALL ARE!

    I want to know, who is paying these people to protest? Anyone on Soros' payroll?

  • Paladin2 Jun 3, 9:13 p.m.

    Why shouldn't they. The protesters' only intent is to disrupt the Republican legislators on behalf of the Democratic Party. Barber and his mean spirited lemmings have no intention to honestly discuss their concerns. They have been heard and now simply want to continue their campaign of disruption.

  • timexliving Jun 3, 8:51 p.m.

    "All of our letters, all of our calls, all of our attempts to sit down and have a real policy... View More

    — Posted by rush

    Excellent comment!!!

  • early exit Roy Jun 3, 8:29 p.m.

    Why not? They are a nuisance

  • iron fist Jun 3, 6:00 p.m.

    Of course they are.

  • rush Jun 3, 3:57 p.m.

    "All of our letters, all of our calls, all of our attempts to sit down and have a real policy discussion have been thwarted."

    You've been heard, it's just that sometimes the answer is no.

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