NC Governor McCrory: Will he grin again while he denies more health services to women?

Here’s a photo of a proud NC Governor Pat McCrory sporting a wide grin while signed the bill earlier this year rejecting federal money under the Affordable Care Act to expand Medicaid health coverage to 500,000 NC citizens, including at least 250,000 women:

Medicaid bill sign2 - Version 2Today McCrory says he will sign the House version of the bill that puts so many new regulations on health clinics in the state that offer abortion services that all but one or two of them will have to close.  I wonder if he’ll be grinning again as he signs a bill that guarantees even fewer health services available to women in North Carolina?  My guess is he will sign this latest attack on NC women in a session closed to the press on a late Friday afternoon.


  1. Frances Jenkins

    July 13, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Are you not tried of attacking the Governor every hour of every day? I have never seen a person hate another party or its leaders as much as you do. You have no objectivity. If I see your name on an article, I can forecast with 100% accuracy what the tone and your facts will be.

  2. John Ullmann

    July 13, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Perhaps this is why I consider the Governor and his Republican associates to be smiling narcissists and evil sociopaths. When these miscreants are turned out of office – and they will certainly be turned out, because they bring too much misery to the people for any other outcome – Republicans will see these as their halcyon days …for a generation! I’m as motivated to go out and register new voters as I was in the run-up to the ’08 Obama landslide. 1,000 new voters! Anyone can do this! It’s the only thing that really matters!

    “…The self-image of the contemporary right is as clear-eyed men (and women) of principle — folks willing to tell the hard truths about how government-led indulgence has undermined our moral fabric, weakened our resolve and stunted our initiative as free people. That self-image stands in stark contrast to the reality we see before us day after day — of a party and movement that consistently misstates facts, hides its true motives behind transparent falsehoods and restricts the rights of groups of people it holds in contempt.

    So, for Christ’s sake, please stop telling us that you want to drive women back to the back alley because you care about their health. Stop telling us you care about fiscal prudence when three decades of evidence makes abundantly clear that in a choice between responsible budgets and giveaways to the rich, you will choose the latter almost every time. Stop telling us that you want to pass laws to restrict minority voting because you claim to want to address the essentially non-existent problem of voter fraud. And, please, stop telling us that you take to heart the teachings of the Lord when, lacking remotely credible reasons, you reject health programs that could save thousands of lives a year, all because you just don’t think the poor deserve anything but their suffering. Cowardice and cruelty — that combination has become the calling card of too much of the contemporary GOP. And North Carolina has quickly become Exhibit A for that sickening display.”

  3. ML

    July 14, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    I can 100% forecast a fox news report on the President. If you don’t like what is said or have nothing to add, why read and for that matter comment?

  4. Alex

    July 15, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Now that Obamacare has become the train wreck that was widely predicted, Adam has turned all of his attention to McCrory. Interesting change of focus !

  5. Jack

    July 15, 2013 at 9:49 am

    At least President Obama is trying to help. Where are all the job bills promised by the GOP candidates elected into the NCGA? More of their energy has gone into social engineering and abridging people’s civil rights then has gone into creating a better economic environment in NC. Oh yeah, the GOP says we just need to wait for the public policies to kick-in so we can reap the rewards but we’ve all hear that story before. Besides the only public policies that the NCGA says will create jobs has been the cutting of taxes for corporations and the wealthy. That’s a jobs bill?

    What either the Governor and the NCGA had in the way of trust-of-the-public is now gone. A Governor cannot so blatantly lie to the people and recover. Its as if neither the Guv or the NCGA cares what they say as long as they say something.

    The Governor and the NCGA struts and frets their hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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