To his credit, DAG McCrony has criticized several aspects of the NC Senate's off-the-rails budget. We suspect that's more because the Senate thoroughly ignored Pat's budget than it is about actual policy decisions. Still, having the governor call out some of the more extreme budget measures, and saying he disagrees with them, is likely to be useful.
But it also demonstrates Pat's delusions once again, as if he hadn't demonstrated his mental shortcomings enough already.
Pat issued "stern warnings" about the NC Senate's loony budget and said it would be tough to reach a budget compromise.
With the Senate’s stance, however, McCrory said compromise in the end may prove difficult.
“It’s not going to be easy because there are some tough decisions we all have to make and we got every interest group in North Carolina competing against each other for their own particularly interests,” he said.
The laughing you hear is from the Tillisberger. They think it's amusing that Pat still thinks that he has some say in the laws passed in North Carolina. Thom & Phil know that they can have their way with Pat, that they have no intent to "compromise" with Pat and that if he vetoes their budget, they'll override his veto and spank him to boot.
It's somewhat amusing that Pat has decided to pretend a few moderate leanings, just when it's obvious that he's nothing but Pope-Tillisberger's hired pen.