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Governor McCrory is starting to look like Bev Perdue without the dress.
 
He started out this legislature saying he’d be more assertive. Then Senator Berger released his budget and showed everybody who’s the Real Boss in Raleigh.
 
McCrory clearly doesn’t like Berger’s budget. But it’s not clear what he’s going to do about it. He also says he doesn’t like repealing Common Core. But it’s not clear what he’s going to do about it.
 
He’s looking more like a rubber stamp. Or, as in Dwane Powell’s cartoon, an automated bill-signing pen.
 
(A side note: When McCrory put on a big photo op to sign the fracking bill, one person of interest wasn’t in the picture: Thom Tillis. Somebody has done some polling.)
 
June is Test Month for McCrory. Once the session is over, the media and the political world will assess whether he met his own goal. Did he stand up, or did he get rolled?
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dap916
# dap916
Monday, June 09, 2014 3:34 PM
If McCrory was looking like Bev Perdue, you would be singing his praises just like you did so many times with Perdue. Oh, yeah...you put some not-so-favorable comments here on the TAP front page now and again...followed, of course with favorable comments to offset our negativity. But, hey, we all know you couldn't afford to piss off the democrats too much because of that possibly costing you an adviser gig or something.

If the Common Core bill in consideration does, in fact, get to him, I think he'll sign it. I hope he signs it. I'm scratching my head why he is a proponent of it...possibly because he's not wanting the wrath of the teachers association in his reelection bid or maybe he just thinks it's a good thing. Why, I have no clue....and I haven't seen anything from him on why. I think he better take note of which side his bread is buttered on, though, because a whole bunch of we McCrory supporters out here will be SUPER pissed off if he vetoes it if it gets to him.

On the budget, I believe McCrory is just playing a little politics. He's a fiscal conservative and wants certain things in it and by pounding his chest a little, he's sending a signal that some things need to be changed...and, me thinks some will because of that. I can't say enough about how proud I am of McCrory for controlling the budget strings and looking for ways to cut government costs and to eliminate unnecessary jobs and redundancies in NC government. There is lots of B.S. from you Gary and folks like you on what he's done with taxes and what's he's NOT done on taxes (like taxing the wealthy in NC more). Democrats didn't tax the wealthy more either...I've always wondered why no one ever brings that up. And, no...before you even try the tired, old "it's because republicans won't let them", that's just idiotic. Democrats had total control of NC government for EONS. Where were the increased taxes on the rich then? Uh, huh...tough question, isn't it? I'm sure there's some totally obscure case somewhere when it happen sometime in the past...but, c'mon Gary, you know what I'm talking about. It's the same in D.C. When the dems had full control of both houses and the presidency, no increase in taxes on the wealthy. It's only republicans that are the bad guys.....kinda like only white people can be racist. It's ludicrous and I think more and more people are realizing it.
dap916
# dap916
Monday, June 09, 2014 3:37 PM
If McCrory was looking like Bev Perdue, you would be singing his praises just like you did so many times with Perdue. Oh, yeah...you put some not-so-favorable comments here on the TAP front page now and again...followed, of course with favorable comments to offset our negativity. But, hey, we all know you couldn't afford to piss off the democrats too much because of that possibly costing you an adviser gig or something.

If the Common Core bill in consideration does, in fact, get to him, I think he'll sign it. I hope he signs it. I'm scratching my head why he is a proponent of it...possibly because he's not wanting the wrath of the teachers association in his reelection bid or maybe he just thinks it's a good thing. Why, I have no clue....and I haven't seen anything from him on why. I think he better take note of which side his bread is buttered on, though, because a whole bunch of we McCrory supporters out here will be SUPER pissed off if he vetoes it if it gets to him.

On the budget, I believe McCrory is just playing a little politics. He's a fiscal conservative and wants certain things in it and by pounding his chest a little, he's sending a signal that some things need to be changed...and, me thinks some will because of that. I can't say enough about how proud I am of McCrory for controlling the budget strings and looking for ways to cut government costs and to eliminate unnecessary jobs and redundancies in NC government. There is lots of B.S. from you Gary and folks like you on what he's done with taxes and what's he's NOT done on taxes (like taxing the wealthy in NC more). Democrats didn't tax the wealthy more either...I've always wondered why no one ever brings that up. And, no...before you even try the tired, old "it's because republicans won't let them", that's just idiotic. Democrats had total control of NC government for EONS. Where were the increased taxes on the rich then? Uh, huh...tough question, isn't it? I'm sure there's some totally obscure case somewhere when it happen sometime in the past...but, c'mon Gary, you know what I'm talking about. It's the same in D.C. When the dems had full control of both houses and the presidency, no increase in taxes on the wealthy. It's only republicans that are the bad guys.....kinda like only white people can be racist. It's ludicrous and I think more and more people are realizing it.
Choo
# Choo
Monday, June 09, 2014 4:55 PM
Brings to mind the policy of create a problem then give into the demands of the public to find a government fix to the problem government caused. That in turn will cause other problems for which government can come to the rescue to fix. And the Democrats and Republicans wonder why the rise of The Tea Party.
dap916
# dap916
Monday, June 09, 2014 5:35 PM
OOPS....Hit "Add Comment" twice (I'm such a clutz :-). Sorry for the "double post" above, Y'all.
Reaganite
# Reaganite
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 2:09 PM
Gary, you think so much like a Democrat that you expect Republicans in executive office to act like lawless quasi-dictators like Comrade Obama. On the contrary, Republicans understand and respect the seperation of powers. Don't expect a Republican Governor to try to run over the legislative branch like Obama has been doing. Unlike the autocratic Democrats, Republicans do have respect for the principles of democracy.

The legislature makes policy and the governor carries it out. The governor can recommend policy to the legislature, but it is the legislature's perogative if they want to accept those recommendations or do something different.

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