This week at progressive state blogs: Flipping NM governor’s seat; resisting Foxconn in WI

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This week at progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Here is the August 5 edition. Inclusion of a blog post does not necessarily indicate my agreement with—or endorsement of—its contents.

At Better Georgia, Regina Willis writes—Rep. Buddy Carter may take more heat at town halls:

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter is hosting town hall meetings this week all across his district — which stretches from Savannah all the way down the coast to the Florida-Georgia line — and is likely to face criticism from constituents if the last round of town halls are any indication.

state blogs, Better Georgia

Earlier this year, he held town halls that were open to the public, and faced significant criticism from constituents concerned about a range of issues, including Obamacare and immigration, local station WTOC reported.

This round of town halls are ticketed events, making it easier for his staff to control access to the event. […]

The Congressman has repeatedly criticized Obamacare, writing during the Senate debate on repealing the ACA that Congress needs “to finally end the Obamacare train wreck once and for all.”

He earned himself some unusual media coverage after the Senate failed to pass a repeal measure. Carter was critical of the Senate’s final vote, saying “Somebody needs to go over there to that Senate and snatch a knot in their ass,” during an interview for MSNBC. […]

He later doubled down on the use of this language, tweeting out that “it means get your act together.” I’d like to see how well that explanation would fly if someone said Donald Trump needs to “snatch a knot” in his behind, as it’s clearly a Southern expression for beating someone.


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By | 2017-08-12T12:00:58+00:00 August 12th, 2017|Daily Kos|

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