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Wags at BuzzFeed frankly assess some of Governor McCrory’s claims

Posted By Rob Schofield On July 11, 2014 @ 2:00 pm In Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Gov. McCrory [1]

Gov. McCrory

Many politicians are well known for the frequent use of a particular catchphrase,  rhetorical device (or verbal tic) when they want to call attention to a particular statement. Richard Nixon always seemed to preface every statement with “let me make one thing perfectly clear.”

Both Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama are known for using “let me be clear” and Obama also favors “make no mistake.”

Time magazine even a published a list of favored phrases for several 2012 GOP presidential candidates [2]. Mitt Romney: “let me tell you” and “if you will.”

Here in North Carolina, we’re also used to Richard Burr’s affinity for “at the end of the day.”

And, now, thanks to a post on BuzzFeed, it’s pretty doggone clear that Pat McCrory likes to preface his observations with “frankly.”  Unfortunately, for the Guv, the BuzzFeed analysis is not terribly flattering. The article is entitled: “NC Gov Pat McCrory, Frankly, Will Let You Know When He’s Full Of It.”

Click here to read their compilation of his frank but somewhat-less-than-accurate quotes [3].


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[1] Image: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/PatMcCrory.jpg

[2] published a list of favored phrases for several 2012 GOP presidential candidates: http://swampland.time.com/2011/12/16/the-2012-candidates-telling-verbal-tics/

[3] Click here to read their compilation of his frank but somewhat-less-than-accurate quotes: http://www.buzzfeed.com/govpatmccrory/nc-gov-pat-mccrory-frankly-will-let-you-know-whe-hk4m

[4] Charlotte Observer: Fix NC’s food stamp problems, find new leader for DHHS : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/01/31/charlotte-observer-fix-ncs-food-stamp-problems-find-new-leader-for-dhhs/

[5] Editorials call on McCrory to answer questions, move coal ash dumps : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/02/21/editorials-call-on-mccrory-to-answer-questions-move-coal-ash-dumps/

[6] McCrory refuses to endorse his own view of lottery advertising : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/06/18/mccrory-refuses-to-endorse-his-own-view-of-lottery-advertising/

[7] NC Gov. McCrory v. UT Gov. Herbert: Federal Govt and Medicaid expansion : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/02/25/nc-gov-mccrory-v-ut-gov-herbert-federal-govt-and-medicaid-expansion/

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