Admission of reality is not Mr. McCrory's strong suit. Fantasies inspired by ideological boilerplate occupy his mind. So that he continues to claim that he's actually helping the poor by denying them health insurance. And helping the unemployed by cutting them off the meager funds that keep their families in groceries.
Failures at the Department of Health and Human Services? Those have nothing to do with management but with some vague analogy out of Wall Street finance: "Maybe DHHS is too big to succeed." Or, just maybe, the McCrory administration is genetically geared to coddle the rich, and the poor completely flummox them. Just to recap McCrory's DHHS as of approximately 4:16 p.m. yesterday:
Last week, a group of doctors sued DHHS and its contractors over problems with a new Medicaid claims system. Needy people have gone hungry because of problems with another state software program. The pile of unprocessed food stamp applications in the state led the federal government to threaten the state with financial sanctions last month. The state violated federal privacy laws of nearly 50,000 children when it sent their insurance cards to incorrect addresses last month.Mr. McCrory's "Carolina Comeback," his fantasy sloganeering, hinges apparently on off-shore drilling and the fracking of the state's underground water supplies, both terrifically similar to this present governor: full of empty promise and fraught with all sorts of hidden dangers and a heightened threat of environmental suicide.
Instead of putting on a new starched PR shirt, this governor needed to take a long shower with some strong lye soap to wash that Pope stench off his agenda.