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NC politician accidentally legalises fracking (Democrat Accidentally Votes in the Right Policy)
Watts Up With That, Telegraph (UK) ^

Posted on 07/04/2012 9:16:12 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE

US politician accidentally legalises fracking A US politician who campaigned against fracking – a controversial form of mining for gas – has accidentally legalised it in her state by pressing the wrong button in a late-night vote.

‘”Oh my gosh,” Ms Carney reportedly said on the assembly floor, after seeing her name flash up in the Republican column on a chamber TV screen after the 11.30pm poll. “It won’t let me change my vote.” The 67-year-old Democrat, who has represented a Mecklenburg County constituency for 10 years, asked Thom Tillis, the Republican House Speaker, to allow her to change her vote, but he declined.

Members are permitted to change their votes only if the overall result is not altered, Mr Tillis happily pointed out. Republicans then used a procedural move to ensure the vote could not be reconsidered.

Ms Carney’s “yes” vote meant the result was 72-47 in favour of the Republican override – precisely the number they required. Without Ms Carney’s vote, the governor’s veto would have been sustained. ‘

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: alteredtitle; cagw; democrat; fracking; stupidity
And, this from the "outraged" democrats - who conveniently forget how Pelosi and Reid illegally and immorally rammed through the Obamacare "legistlation" a few months ago. "Tell House Speaker Thom Tillis you expect him to act ethically.

Speaker Tillis of Mecklenburg County was the mastermind behind the NC House’s midnight override. After universal condemnation from the state’s newspaper editorials, Tillis bristled and insisted he did nothing wrong. Tillis even told the Charlotte Observer he’d do it again if needed.

Tell Thom Tillis that you expect him and the other House GOP members to act ethically! Add any other message you'd like."

1 posted on 07/04/2012 9:16:30 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

PRICELESS!!


2 posted on 07/04/2012 9:20:03 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

The GOP should have said “If telling your communist friends that you voted “yes” by mistake covers your butt, we don’t have a problem with that.”


3 posted on 07/04/2012 9:20:55 AM PDT by Terry Mross ( To all my kin: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Waiting for NC Supreme Court’s ruling that the legislator in question can “correct” his/her vote.....


4 posted on 07/04/2012 9:23:43 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
Boo-hoo! Cry me a frackin’ river.
5 posted on 07/04/2012 9:24:17 AM PDT by JPG (Whatever semantics are used, it is still a TAX.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

A Democrat accidentally voted for jobs and sound energy policy? Someone’s gonna be getting a call from Obama...


6 posted on 07/04/2012 9:25:51 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: neverdem; narses; steelyourfaith; SunkenCiv; xsmommy; tioga; hobbes1; secret garden; CholeraJoe; ...

Oopsie. 8<)


7 posted on 07/04/2012 9:27:34 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Then, the dems wouldn’t have a problem with Roberts changing his vote on obamacare, right?


8 posted on 07/04/2012 9:32:32 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Would they allow John Roberts to change his vote? (rhetorical)


9 posted on 07/04/2012 9:34:44 AM PDT by Know et al (The greatest argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with a voter: Churchill)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

She voted her conscious not her party — her subconscious.


10 posted on 07/04/2012 9:44:54 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

After all the cheating the demodummies do over the years, this is poetic justice and thusly deserved. Can’t cheat her way out of that vote. Laughing my butt off.


11 posted on 07/04/2012 10:10:12 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
Now we will see a push from the democRATS that there should be mandatory retirement at 65. haha LOSERS!
12 posted on 07/04/2012 10:25:42 AM PDT by pietraynor (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

She shouldn’t worry much. EPA or some other alphabet agency will find a way to back her up on this.

If not that, when the makeup of the govt changes they’ll over turn the law again and so it will go back and forth. Never sticking one way or the other and preserving the turmoil and uncertainty that is the former United States.


13 posted on 07/04/2012 10:39:22 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: kingu
A Democrat accidentally voted for jobs and sound energy policy? Someone’s gonna be getting a call from Obama...

She's fracked.

14 posted on 07/04/2012 10:58:50 AM PDT by Redcloak (Mitt Romney: Puttin' the "Country club" back in "Republican".)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Yep. They grow ‘em smart down over the line in Mecklenburg County, so I hear.

Sorry, honey. The General Assembly doesn’t give mulligans. On behalf of the economy of North Carolina, thank you for doing the right thing, no matter how accidentally. Hee hee.

}:-)4


15 posted on 07/04/2012 11:18:10 AM PDT by Moose4 (...and walk away.)
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