Government’s Opinion Of You, In Thirteen Words

I AM THE SENATOR. YOU ARE THE CITIZEN. YOU SHOULD BE QUIET.

Rarely has a legislator expressed what he thinks of the public with such eloquence and brevity as Republican Tommy Tucker, Chairman of the North Carolina Senate’s State and Local Government Committee.

So honestly.

So powerfully.

Challenged by a reporter to record a voice vote on a bill that would allow city and county governments to post public notices, traditionally published in newspapers, in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying ‘Beware of the Leopard‘  solely on government websites, so that the Committee’s members would have to own up to their votes, how did Tucker respond?

I AM THE SENATOR.

YOU ARE THE CITIZEN.

YOU NEED TO BE QUIET.

Words fit to be engraved on a plaque, adorning a bronze statue of Tommy Tucker.

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h/t Stu

      
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tmedlin
8 years ago

I read this, and when I saw it came from BlueNC, the organization that was outed for proclaiming that it’s primary goal was to malign and smear the GOP, I looked a little further into it, and as usualy that’s NOT how this went down, according to other sources. The opposing story went something like this -- Senator was asked a question, was shouted down and interrupted when he tried to answer, repeatedly, then said something to the effect of, You asked me, as a senator, the question. Now let me answer. Sounds a little different, doesn’t it? That said, I haven’t seen any video, and this guy could be a total a-hole. But BlueNC and NCProgress were the sources, from what I understand, then the Charlotte newspaper jumped on board.

tmedlin
8 years ago

clarification -- I initially read it from another site.

tmedlin
8 years ago

I know that you are against both parties, but people shouldn’t perpetuate false propaganda, knowingly. The left has succesfully waged the propaganda war for decades, so I suggest that you SHOULD consider the source, if it comes for a Soros-backed organization. But hey, it’s your site…I’m just saying…don’t become a useful idiot of Soros & Co.

tmedlin
8 years ago

well, I think that ultimately you want to post the truth -- period. Otherwise the site loses credilbility. Like I said, I haven’t found video to support this, OR to refute it. But I DO know that BlueNC and NCProgress have an agenda sponsored by the enemies of this country.