Delusional Pat issues "stern warnings"

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.

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McNixon

Pat's Nixonian tendencies are well known. In the cited article, Pat makes sure to include blaming the media:

He criticized the media for focusing more on the “Moral Monday” protests.

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

The Pope conservative "revolution"

Pope likes to talk about the "Republican revolution" in North Carolina, the "will of the people" creating some kind of business-friendly paradise guided by "conservative principles".

The reality has quickly emerged. Rather than a unified party with a common vision, what we're left with is a group of adolescent frat boys looking to make a quick buck off of the voters of the state. It's legislators with a personal financial interest in privatizing schools or fracking, a Governor and Budget Director pushing incompetent personal friends (and sons of friends) and political connections into high paying jobs, and appointed administrators handing out big fat state contracts to every Republican donor they can dig up.

McCrory just happens to be the most visible symbol of all this crap, rolling down the hill and landing on his desk ready for his signature. Pat knows that voters see through all the lies and smell the steaming pile of corruption, mumbling excuses about the dog eating his homework and blaming the other frat boys for the underage beer run.

This is the most corrupt state government North Carolina has had since the Reconstruction era. Before everything is said and done, the Feds may be stepping in to clean house. It can't happen a minute too soon.

And for their encore

after engorging themselves at the public trough while shouting "Small government! Stop wasteful spending!", they move on to the bonus round, where they ensconce their favorite forms of bigotry in law while whispering "Constitution, schmonstitution!".

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014