I watched Governor Pat McCrory’s State Of The State address LIVE on News14 Monday night. I could have watched on WRAL or waited and read about it in tomorrow’s N&O or ChrlObsrv or News&Record….. but I wanted to know what he actually said….. not “their twisted version”. It was an excellent speech well-delivered in a language and tone like “real people” communicate. The Era of Dumplin’ is done….. There’s A Real Governor “in the Mansion”.
I strongly recommend all of you use News14 for your state and local news and weather. They seem to go out of their way to be impartial like “real journalists” should. News14 is Time Warner’s 24/7 news/weather station.
I have not listened to Pat McCrory deliver many speeches. I was very impressed. As noted above, he speaks in “real people-speak” avoiding political clichés and that gawd-awful political correct crap that his predecessor blathered. OK, she just didn’t know any better. And none of that faux-intellectual garbage either.
One had to be impressed that PatMc was not talking to “the low information voter” who are easily swayed by demagoguery and raging b*** s***. Pat did not attend the Bill Barber School of Screech & Scream.
While his talking points on the various issues facing NC was the meat of his speech…. I admit I did enjoy a camera shot of Deborah “Chatty Cathy” Ross (D-Cary) in what appeared to be Stage Two Constipation. Bless her heart.
PatMc did not attack the 25-years of blotted bureaucratic rot by calling out those directly responsible. Ad hominem attacks being “their” (Democrat / Liberal) stock in trade.
We can count on McClatchy’s journo-weasels and Jim Goodmon’s gang of dumpster divers to attack Pat directly however. It’s who they are. It’s what they do. They don’t know any other way.
Pat DID cite specific and alarming cases of rampant bureaucratic bloat within state government. Twenty-five years of good ol’ boy patronage and “diversity is all that matters” hiring practices can wreck a one-car funeral much less a state bureaucracy.
When skin-color trumps professional competency – “North Carolina, we gotta problem!” (NOTE: Those are MY words not Governor McCrory’s)
Why was it allowed to fester unreported during the past 25 years of Democratic control? I dunno. Ask the investigative reporters at The N&O…. or at The N&R?
For the sworn enemies of Pat McCrory, Thom Tillis and Phil Berger and their elected associates, PatMc directly addressed combustible issues such as higher education, energy, public education, and the economy. If those sworn enemies chose to listen – I doubt they did – they would have heard a totally different version than what the afore-mentioned media weasels have already been force-feeding them in these early days of the McCrory administration.
Never let “the Truth” get in the way of political character assassination. Right Laura Leslie and “Binky”? Right John Frank and RobReilleWho? Right “Fitzy”?
I hope you can find a copy of the text or an unedited video version of his speech. I strongly recommend you hear/read it unfiltered by Pat McCrory’s sworn enemies in the regional media.