There’s something almost poignant about the folks who turn out for the “rallies” called by Americans for the Prosperous and their chief barker, former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory. Today’s event at the Legislative Building was a classic example. These people are not what you’d call “irony sensitive.”
It’s a little hard to make out amongst the vast multitudes in these photos, but the big symbol that the ralliers are gathering around is — that’s right — an inflatable oil derrick. This is even better than when the group sought to cast stones at those who urge policy changes to address global climate change with a self-labeled “Hot Air Tour.”
The only thing that could have made the picture more apt is if the ralliers had taken a moment to kneel before the “derrick” (or if, maybe, likenesses of Art Pope and the Koch brothers had gushed out the top of the “rig”).
Doesn’t it feel as if the North Carolina political world grows more and more reminiscent of an episode from The Simpsons on a daily basis?