Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson spoke before about a hundred people in Greensboro on Thursday, March 16.
A notice was sent out by the Guilford County Republican Party on Wednesday, March 15 that stated, “This is a great opportunity to meet and hear our Lt. Governor.”
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is serving his second term and cannot run for reelection. It is widely believed that Robinson will run in the Republican primary for governor in 2024, but he has not made an official announcement. Democratic Attorney General Josh Stein has officially announced that he is running for governor and in some of his campaign ads it is clear he is going after Robinson.
Robinson, a native of Greensboro who attended Grimsley High School, spoke about the challenges of growing up poor in a single family home with his mother supporting her 10 children working as a custodian.
Robinson said, “My mother told me with faith and hard work I could achieve anything, and I stand before you as the first black lieutenant governor of North Carolina.”
Robinson said that the day he decided to get off the sidelines and get involved was the day the factory he was working in closed so the owners could move the operation to a different state. He said the reason he and his friends lost their jobs was, “Because somebody made bad federal policy in Washington, DC.”
Robinson said that he lost not one but two good paying jobs because of factories closing and that he had to declare bankruptcy, but that he was no different from people all across the state who found themselves in similar situations when factories closed.
Robinson said, “This country does not belong to the representatives and senators and lobbyists walking the halls of Washington or Raleigh. This country and this state belongs to you. And you are not their servants they are your servants.”
He said, “It’s time for you to get on your gear, mount up and go into battle and take this country back.”
After speaking Robinson hung around and talked to people for as long as there were people waiting to talk to him.
I pray that we will see him as our Governor! Mark Robinson will have my vote!
If he runs for Governor on repealing the vestigial Food Tax, he’ll win in a landslide.
Very few states tax groceries, but in 1961 “Food Tax Terry” Sanford decided to impose Sales Tax on previously exempted food. It hurt every person in this state who eats, and it really hurts low income people who struggle to feed their families. Mark Robinson probably knows all about that, along with his nine siblings and his single mom. He’s the perfect guy to push for it.
And if not now, when?
State coffers are overflowing with money after years of sensible Republican governance (and tax cuts!).
It’s time to finally kill the vestigial 2% Food Tax once and for all.
Sixty-two years is “temporary” enough.
By the way, “Food Tax Terry” was a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat, which just goes to show – once again – that the Democrat Party is the party of the state, and the Republican Party (which scaled back the Food Tax in the 90’s ) is the party of the people.
And don’t forget how hungry his aborted daughter would be!
You’re funny, “Juan” !
You should be a comedian.
Did he tell the people how he protected his ability to grow his career by avoiding fatherhood with his girlfriend that he paid to abort their child? Of course he didn’t. He wants to force birth on women even when they aren’t ready to yet start a family sobhe can then ignore them as they financially struggle to raise their unwanted family.
Typical hypocritical politician.
When did an admission of guilt and admitting something was wrong become hypocritical? It’s the exact opposite.
The last time I checked, it takes two to tango. If a woman can have sex, she can take on the responsibility that comes with the consequences. She has a choice. The choice of abstinence or sex, just the same as any man on earth.
Most of us understand the extremely rare exception, but not murder without consequence.
Exactly! It amazes me how this new MAGA Republican Party is willing to overlook this simply because he’s a well-spoken Black man who toes the White line and believes in stretching the true meaning of the Second Amendment. Typical MAGA Republican White guilt. By the way, I’ve been a Republican most of my life before being embarrassed to become Unaffiliated.
Robinson is exactly what we need, and many more like him! Someone who isn’t afraid to stand up to the bullys, someone who doesn’t accept the status quo, someone who will challenge the liberal loons & stand up for morals. Someone who isn’t afraid of the queer lobby, or the race baiting fools. Someone like us, a real, everyday American who strives to make this land a better place rather than creating zombies of haves and have nots subservient to the government. We don’t need a good politician, we need a good man like Mark Robinson.
We all have made mistakes in our younger years and everyone that I know whether you are someone that’s a politician or just a everyday person, who can point a finger at someone. We need more people in our government that will let God lead them not someone says you are going to what I say not do as I do. We don’t have leaders who have a backbone to stand up for what really right anymore. They just want your votes no matter the cost They just take our hard earn money and get rich off of us taxpayers. So what really does the people want is what I ask.
LOL, you just described Mark Robinson. LMAO.
he got my vote
I went to GHS, too. Mark needs to run on a platform on what he is “for”.
The temporary food tax is like almost all Govt programs – they are all temporarily permanent. For example The Bureau of Indian Affairs. The are NO native Americans. We all immigrated from another continent. People need to stop whining about their situation in life, and get on with it. Life is not fair, and never will be.