Nate Silver: McCrory is one of the most conservative governors in the nation

Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight is out with new figures on how conservative the nation's 30 Republican governors are. They reveal something staggering--Pat McCrory is the ninth most conservative governor in the nation. In fact, he's to the right of the likes of Sam Brownback, Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal, Jan Brewer, Rick Scott and Nikki Haley. When you're to the right of that crew, that takes a lot of effort.

The state Democratic Party immediately pounced on this with a release declaring that McCrory's self-designation as an "Eisenhower Republican" is an elaborate sham. As the release points out, McCrory has signed into law measures that gut unemployment insurance and let the earned income tax credit expire.

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Elaborate sham indeed

Well said.

After 100 years of Democrats

and this latest "progressive" (whatever the hell that is) infection in my party. I am enjoying the change of scenery.

Not everything but meh.

Bullshit

You're not a fucking Democrat, and if you are who I think you are, you've been banned and warned off this site so many times an accountant would lose track.

Go back to your echo chamber.

Pat is Indeed Progressive...

...as in PROGRESS Energy!

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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

I hate to see ...

...McCrory compared to conservatives. He's a Right Wing Hack masquerading as a conservative.

Pat is a Windmill...

...he seems to want to be reasonable, but Tillis & Berger seem to have him by the you-know-whats.

Esse Quam Videri! http://ncbackward.com/BackwardNC_Symbols.html#Motto

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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

McPope is part of the new normal

McCroryPope is really just following the lead of the national Republican party - put a happy face on the same extremist policies they've been running on the past few election cycles and hope that no one notices.

You can take an old beat up Yugo and give it a new paint job. But it's still a Yugo.