The Writers for a Progressive North Carolina do not, to the best of my knowledge, comment on my blag–but if they did, they’d immediately win the October Snark of the Month:
A group called Writers for a Progress North Carolina took outa full-page ad in Monday’s Raleigh News & Observer which showed a rainbow cake and wished McCrory a happy 60th birthday. “But the real celebration will begin November 8th,” the ad read, “when North Carolina votes to move in a more progressive direction.” It then urged voters to support candidates who champion progressive positions, including the repeal of HB2, North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law that targets transgender people for discrimination.
“HB2 you” indeed, McCrory.
Pat, in his infinite wisdom, has a rather amusing response. (emphasis mine)
“I wish they would have saved their money and not spent it on a ridiculous political propaganda and maybe would’ve donated that money to a lot of the homeless people that we have right now that are flooded out of their homes over about a 600 square mile area of North Carolina,” McCrory responded.
Wait a minute…
The House also overwhelmingly approved (89–23) Gov. Pat McCrory’s (R) request for $500,000 to be divested from the state’s disaster relief fund to pay the legal bills to defend HB2 in court. Because Attorney General Roy Cooper (D) refuses to defend the discriminatory law, McCrory has had to hire outside counsel. House Speaker Tim Moore (R) defended the reallocation, claiming, “The state has more money set aside between disaster relief and the rainy day fund than at any time in the state’s history.”
So it’s not “ridiculous political propaganda” when Republicans do it. Oops!
You can’t make this stuff up.