You’ve got to hand it to the right-wing AstroTurf groups like Americans for the Prosperous. These people and the big money plutocrats they shill for won a sweeping victory in the gerrymandered 2012 North Carolina election and they’re still screaming at Governor Perdue and calling her names.
Maybe they just have more money than they know what to do with in their budget line item for “Annoying and Offensive Robocalls” but it really is pretty amazing that these people are going to the trouble of launching a full-fledged P.R. campaign against the Guv for..well…for doing her job.
In case you missed it, AFP and a couple of their buddies in the General Assembly — Phil “I used to be a semi-reasonable guy” Berger and Thom “How am I going to get publicity for my U.S. Senate bid now that McCrory is using up all the political oxygen?” Tillis — are launching stink bombs at Perdue because a) she’s trying to wrap up years of work on the future of the Dix Hospital campus before she leaves office and b) she would like to fill a seat on the state Supreme Court as she is constitutionally empowered to do.
Mind you, Berger and Tillis are the same people who refused to do their constitutional duty by taking up appointments Perdue made to the state Board of Education in early 2011. The appointments were simply ignored for almost two years and now they and AFP are complaining because Perdue wants to get some stuff done before the end of her term?! These people really have no shame.
One can only imagine what they’d be doing and saying if Perdue was on a beach somewhere and not in her office working hard right up until the end of her term. They’d probably have one of the Locke Foundation employees flying aerial surveillance missions and publishing “exclusives” about how she was frittering away her taxpayer funded salary.
If there’s any silver lining to the political shift that will experience come January, it has to be that, when it comes to North Carolina politics, these people will have only themselves to scream at for a while.