A message from Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling:
"I have always said that Democrats have the right policies but that the Republican religious right is better at the methods they use in selling their message. Clearly they are being successful in the NC legislature using threats and intimidation at the ballot box with Republican and Democratic legislators alike to fold on the right policies even as they become a smaller and smaller percentage of the vote. There are other groups whose policies are largely opposed by the majority of voters who are successful with the threat of withholding political donations from or contributing to the defeat of these politicians.
It is sad that this is how our system currently works, but if these are the rules then perhaps progressive Democrats need to learn to apply them in the pursuit of the right policies. Democrats may lose a few seats but if that is what it takes to get the right results then it may be worth it."