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The last straw

Posted By Rob Schofield On July 12, 2013 @ 3:07 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

It’s hard to believe that it was just nine months ago that progressive editorial pages around North Carolina were endorsing Pat McCrory [1] as a “moderate” who would effectively curb extremist inclinations of the state’s far right General Assembly [2].

Since that time, on issue after issue, the Guv has espoused, defended and signed into law ideas that are as reactionary and far-reaching as they come, anywhere in modern America. 

Now, today, on a subject that seemed to be the last hope for ”Moderate Pat” to show up and make a stand (the Charlotte Observer was praising his newfound backbone on the matter just 48 hours ago [3]), the man has, sadly, folded yet again like a cheap suit [4].

It would appear that today - July 12, 2013 – will go down in history as the day on which any hope for the near-term preservation of North Carolina as a moderate and forward-looking state was officially cast to the wind.

At least folks will have no further illusions about where things stand.       

 


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[1] were endorsing Pat McCrory: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/10/28/3624498/mccrorys-energy-ideas-record-make.html#

[2] who would effectively curb extremist inclinations of the state’s far right General Assembly: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/editorials/article_8bd36893-fff1-5e68-a0d5-29a304984516.html

[3] was praising his newfound backbone on the matter just 48 hours ago: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/07/10/4157981/the-governor-takes-a-stand-for.html

[4] folded yet again like a cheap suit: http://www.wral.com/mccrory-says-he-would-sign-house-version-of-abortion-bill/12657263/

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