Gov. Pat McCrory is acting more and more like a desperate politician, trying everything to escape responsibility for HB2, the sweeping anti-LGBT law he signed in March that prompted corporations to cancel plans to create jobs in North Carolina and cost the state millions in lost tourism revenue.
McCrory has lashed out at the media, attacked companies that oppose HB2, and even tried to laugh off the backlash to the law that has hurt the state and sent his approval ratings plummeting.
Tuesday McCrory went on a local Charlotte radio show in full cynical mode as a News & Observer editorial pointed out, misrepresenting what the law actually does and even making up facts, claiming that Bruce Springsteen may have canceled his Greensboro concert because only 8,000 tickets were sold, not because of HB2.
But as the News & Record’s Doug Clark pointed out this morning, that is simply not true. A spokesman with the Greensboro Coliseum says 15,000 tickets were sold to Springsteen’s concert and only 100 were left when he canceled the show.
Where is McCrory getting this stuff? Is it bad staff work or is he just making it up like when he said a few years ago that he had waded out among the Moral Monday protesters?
Clark has it exactly right that McCrory needs to give it up and climb out of the hole he is digging for himself—and for North Carolina.