#NCGA Rep. Brandon Repeats Racist Smear Of Common Core Opposition

Rep. Marcus Brandon and his cohorts have continually made references that opposition to Common Core in North Carolina oppose President Obama. The subtext of that reference is if we oppose the President, we therefore must be racists.  More shutuppery. More politicizing.

I find it disgusting an elected official would attack parents, students, teachers, student, grandparents, military personnel and other concerned citizens in North Carolina in such a manner, yet he’s done it again:

“Other Democrats accused the Republican majority of pouncing on misunderstandings about the program to undermine President Barack Obama, who supports it.

“We’re using this bill to appease about 20 percent of the population that’s very upset about something that’s been misconstrued,” Democratic state Rep. Marcus Brown said.” – Watauga Democrat

This kind of behavior out of an elected official should be called out on the carpet. Not just the rhetoric, but the ignorance about the role of this administration in this whole fiasco.

I left a response in the comments section of the article (see below). I hope other citizens follow suit.

Nice propaganda article leading with “Controversial Bills”… I think you meant Controversial STANDARDS.

“Other Democrats accused the Republican majority of pouncing on misunderstandings about the program to undermine President Barack Obama, who supports it.

“We’re using this bill to appease about 20 percent of the population that’s very upset about something that’s been misconstrued,” Democratic state Rep. Marcus Brown said.”

Why do Democrats like Rep. Marcus BRANDON (not Brown) continue to try to smear parents concerned about their children by subtly calling us racists using a stat of “20%” he plucked out of the air and the author of this article didn’t bother to follow up on?

 

By the way, Brandon’s “20%”  likely comes from a push poll by Common Core supporters.  Gee, had Brandon been running for President or Senate, that “20%” comment would sure sound racist, right? He’s only running for Congress though. I’m sure painting citizens with that “20%” brush won’t be a problem.

Fun Fact: Brandon sat on the Common Core Legislative Research Committee. He was present when 40 of the 60 speakers who came for the public comments meeting spoke in OPPOSITION to Common Core, giving well researched and fact based testimony, personal anecdotes and hard examples of the flaws inherent in Common Core. Hardly a 20% representation there… unless Rep. Brandon is using Common Core Math.

Here’s my testimony, Rep. Brandon. I dare you to call me part of the “20%” for standing up for my child against a fundamentally flawed, age and developmentally inappropriate set of untested standards.

About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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