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Day By Day September 5, 2012 – Hang ’em High

Day By Day Cartoon for September 5, 2012

Day By Day by Chris Muir

Chris, don’t sweat the North Carolina Democratic National Convention.

Have you seen what their party of freedom has done to the North Carolina Democratic Party and elected POLS?

North Carolina Democrats will take a share of the national spotlight this week, but across the Tar Heel State, their party is in peril.

Republicans used control of the State Legislature to redraw congressional districts in their favor, leading two House Democrats to retire and putting another two, Reps. Mike McIntyre and Larry Kissell, in serious jeopardy.

President Obama’s path to victory here is equally thorny. While he eked out a win in 2008 by fewer than 14,000 votes, most polls entering this week’s convention give Mitt Romney the edge in the race for the state’s 15 electoral votes.

Republicans are also poised to take back the governor’s mansion. Former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory (R) has consistently led Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton (D) in polls since incumbent Gov. Bev Purdue (D) decided not to seek a second term.

Add to that a battered state party apparatus that saw Chairman David Parker briefly resign in May over his handling of sexual harassment allegations, and you have a sobering backdrop for Democrats as they celebrate North Carolina’s first national convention in more than a century.

It looks to me that you are correct – the Democrats are HANGING themselves.