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Governor McCrory is having a bad summer. He probably thought life would be better with the legislature gone. But that just put the heat right on him. And he doesn’t look like he’s having fun.
 
People in the know say the Governor is sensitive about his media coverage. If that’s so,his blood pressure must go up every time the paper lands on his porch.
 
The legislature threw him a string of controversial bills, and he gets blasted every time he signs one: the public school-decapitation budget, the abortion restrictions he promised never to sign and the most draconian voter-suppression laws since Democrats disenfranchised black voters at the beginning of the 20th Century.
 
For a week now, the biggest political story has been the big raises he approved for inexperienced former campaign aides – and the lack of any raises for teachers and other state employees.
 
No wonder his approval ratings are melting like ice on a hot sidewalk.
 
So the Governor and his aides had a brilliant idea to turn it all around: Find a couple of bills to veto. Show that he’ll, as he likes to say, stand up to both parties.
 
One problem: It looks like the legislature is going to override his vetoes. So then, on top of everything else, he’ll look weak.
 
The Governor could use a vacation. And a nice cold one on the beach.

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5 comments on “Pat's Hot Summer

  1. clarence swinney says:

    OBAMA LIVABLE WAGE-BENEFITS
    Why does not he issue an Executive Order that any firm contracting work for the Federal Government shall pay it’s employees a livable wage?
    The National Employment Law Project interviewed over 500 contract workers and found 74% were paid less than $10 per hour with no benefits. After 21 years on the job a janitor at the federal owned Union Station earns $8.75 an hour

  2. clarence swinney says:

    OBAMA THE REGULATION KING?
    “Where Congress won’t act, I will” he proclaimed after the 2010 election.
    The Code Of Federal Regulations has increased from 71,224 pages in 1975 to 174,545 last year.
    Yet! A Gallup poll this year found 84% of Americans believe the government is doing the right thing or needs to do more to protect the environment. Two thirds would support stricter standards for food sold in public schools
    The 13,000 pages finalized during he Obama first term were slightly fewer than in the GW Bush first term.
    Howard Shelanski, the regulatory chief, told Congress last month he had turned up enough to could save $10 billion. But getting rid of this is easier said than done.
    Long sought rules to limit construction worker’s exposure to silica dust, require new rear view cameras on cars and give minimum wage rights to in-home care workers have been stalled for more than a year may get done

  3. clarence swinney says:

    OBAMA THE REGULATION KING?
    “Where Congress won’t act, I will” he proclaimed after the 2010 election.
    The Code Of Federal Regulations has increased from 71,224 pages in 1975 to 174,545 last year.
    Yet! A Gallup poll this year found 84% of Americans believe the government is doing the right thing or needs to do more to protect the environment. Two thirds would support stricter standards for food sold in public schools
    The 13,000 pages finalized during he Obama first term were slightly fewer than in the GW Bush first term.
    Many can be attributed to Obamacare, Dodd-Frank and EPA on climate change
    Howard Shelanski, the regulatory chief, told Congress last month he had turned up enough to could save $10 billion. But getting rid of this is easier said than done.
    Long sought rules to limit construction worker’s exposure to silica dust, require new rear view cameras on cars and give minimum wage rights to in-home care workers have been stalled for more than a year may get done

  4. Reaganite says:

    What we have is the Democrats, and their willing accomplices in the media distorting issues is a very Orwellian way. ”Newspeak” is here! An education budget that is the largest in North Carolina history suddenly becomes a budget that ”cuts” education, or ”school decapitation” as Gary puts it. Have these people no shame when they tell baldfaced lies like this? Polls show that NC voters want a solid Voter ID bill by 70%+ margins, and most democratic countries already have that sensible protection for election honesty, but leftist Democrats and their media mouthpieces shrilly call this ”voter suppression”. As Colonel Potter from MASH would say – Horsehockey! The abortion bill did start out with new limits on very late term abortions – limits that the Gallup poll shows an overwhelming majority of Americans, and a solid majority of women favor – but Governor McCrory put his foot down and the bill ended up just adding more protections for womens health at abortion clinics. Protecting womens health is an ”abortion restriction”? Calling Orwell!

    What we are seeing is a modified version of ”Blueprint” put into action. Rev. Barber led the shock troops, and now a shrill, biased, partisan, and dishonest media is doing their dirty work. WRAL and the McClatchey mob are doing their best to outdo Radio Havana in the party propaganda department. Josef Goebbels or the commissars of Pravda in the Breshnev days would be smiling at the way they distort the news to help their political allies.

    McCrory needs to quit whining about the media liking him. Jesse Helms, facing a biased but less shrill and dishonest media, forcefully called them out on their bias. Gingrich scored points when he did so in the SC presidential debate. McCrory needs to realize that the media has chosen political sides, and it is NOT his side, and act accordingly. He or his surrogates need to start regularly calling out the media on its distortions and its participation in ”Blueprint”. Where is Claude Pope on this?

  5. Choo says:

    You go Clarence, you need to be the Czar in charge of what people make. Who cares about capitalism, we need socialism.

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