Friday, October 31, 2014

Brace Yourself: Governor Squishy Is Gonna "Reassess"

Hard on the heels of Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate Thom Tillis's flipflop on expanding Medicaid under Obamacare ... comes Governor Pat McCrory signaling that he's having second thoughts -- or maybe those are first thoughts -- it's hard to tell with this guy -- about previously helping to block Medicaid expansion in North Carolina.

Candidate Tillis earlier this year was proud as punch to campaign on blocking Medicaid expansion: "It's not happening in North Carolina, and it's because of Thom Tillis," one of his campaign ads bragged during last May's Republican primary.

Now he's had a death-bed conversion, watching his prospects of becoming a U.S. Senator wither on the vine.

Death-bed conversions on the matter of expanding Medicaid under Obamacare seem to be spreading faster than panic grass. So there was McCrory yesterday -- at a Raleigh country club, naturally -- signaling a similar change of heart. His disapproval ratings are probably beyond repair, but he's picking up that Obamacare trowel anyway, and we expect some major respackling of his uber-conservative credentials in the new year.

He'll still feel most comfortable at the country club, though.

1 comment:

Oh Suzannah said...

What McCrory wants DOES NOT MATTER, as Rob Schofield points out. What McCrory wants IS interesting, however, for gauging what he's thinking about his poll numbers. They aren't good and he knows it.

Schofield is worth reading on this point: