"I would just remind you of one thing. The Republicans won the election. We are in control." – Rep. Edgar Starnes, N.C. House Republican leader
"There is a fine line between safety measures and restrictions... but those two lines should not be confused. I am very concerned about the responsibility to ensure that the health of women is protected." - Gov. Pat McCrory on passing the HB 353, AKA the now-infamous "Motorcycle Safety Act"
"I am the senator. You are the citizen. You need to be quiet." – Sen. Tommy Tucker, (R- Union Co, Chairman, Sen. State and Local Government Committee)
"I think for the most part, what I see from the folks who are opposing our agenda is whining coming from losers." – House Speaker Thom Tillis
You can read a full summation of the most painful quotes and more from our GOP supermajority-controlled state legislature over at The Dome, the source of these quotes, with a little more context .
This post was the final installation of "North Carolina is/was a Great State Run by Zealous Trolls", a series I've written over 2013 covering the abomination that is state politics under the GOP Supermajority in my once-progressive Southern home state. You may read the previous installations here, here, here, and here. As always, thanks for reading!