Roy Cordato’s newsletter today puts it starkly:

The Republican controlled House Public Utilities Committee voted 18-13 yesterday –allying themselves with the Obama administration and powerful special interest groups against North Carolina’s electricity customers — to defeat the rollback of the state’s renewable portfolio standard.

Republicans allying themselves with Obama? What does that mean?

Well, for example, this (it’s a screenshot from the web page, the URL for which now points back to

Obama for NC RPS screenshot

Organizing for Action is the euphemistic name of Obama’s permanent campaign.