Trump saw the FBI on his trail. So he fired Comey.
Senate Boss Berger was enraged that Democrats had the gall to propose amendments to his budget. So at 3 am he rammed through an amendment taking money away from schools in Democratic districts.
Those were the actions of tyrants.
There’s another way.
Governor Cooper believed he had a responsibility to stop the damage HB2 was doing to North Carolina. So he worked out a solution with Democrats and Republicans. He shepherded it through the legislature, even though some of his strongest supporters were angry.
Then North Carolina got 1,200 new jobs paying $100,000 on average.
That’s how a leader does it.