Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Governor Bumble, In Over His Head
Video of the governor's revealing press conference yesterday.
The governor couldn't answer a yes-or-no question about HB2's effects some five days after he signed the bill, saying the question blindsided him. Shame on the liberal media for asking a question that blindsided the governor! But thanks for doing your job, "Liberal Media," in giving McCrory the obvious target for all his problems with the facts. It's all the liberal media's fault.
McCrory's now infamous "Myths & Facts" sheet about HB2, which was sent out to the universe by every department in McCrory's administration, claimed that HB2 took away no existing protections for individuals in the state of North Carolina. WRAL fact-checkers gave that claim, and the rest of the governor's "Myths & Facts" sheet, the lowest rating on their fact-check scale -- "a moving violation."
We have to guess that those wily foxes in the General Assembly made certain representations to McCrory about the bill they passed after scant hours of its being introduced, without allowing for public input or even calm reflection, and our poor dumb governor bought the spin. It's almost as though the Big Boys in the General Assembly really want to see this man defeated in November. They certainly seem to enjoy seeing him twist in the wind.
We borrow from Dickens' character Mr. Bumble: If McCrory believes what's coming out of his mouth these days, he is a ass, a idiot.