Nothing has changed since the first posts about this election, months ago. The simple fact is that the entire Western half of NC 7 is on the dole, collecting one form of government subsidy or another.
No power on Earth can make these people vote Republican, because they are married to the idea that the chains of TANF and Medicaid somehow constitute a better quality of slavery than chains of iron and steel. What do they care about high taxes - they don't pay income tax!
Even if Pantano and McIntyre split New Hanover County, it will not be enough to give the election to Pantano. The Democrats and their weak-willed Republican co-conspirators have institutionalized government dependence, and in any district with a sizeable deadbeat population it's doubtful that elections alone can stop this nightmare.
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