Ugh.

Seriously??!!  Is their any more pathetic group, any greater embarrassment to their state, than NC legislative Republicans.  I did think the HB2 repeal would happen, but I also was not counting my chickens before they hatched.  They didn’t hatch.  From WRAL:

— A much ballyhooed plan to repeal a controversial state law that limits LGBT rights went down in flames Wednesday night after hours of negotiations between Republican legislative leaders and conservative members of their caucus and a last-ditch parliamentary maneuver to squeeze a bill through the Senate.

My favorite part is that the Republicans, with super-majorities in both houses, blame the Democrats:

“Make no mistake: Roy Cooper and Senate Democrats killed the repeal of HB2, abandoning Roy Cooper’s commitment to avoid divisive social issues by shooting down a temporary cooling off period on ordinances like the one that got us into this mess last March,” Berger, R-Rockingham, said in a statement. “Their action proves they only wanted a repeal in order to force radical social engineering and shared bathrooms across North Carolina at the expense of our state’s families, our reputation and our economy.”

Oh, good God.  Do they even believe themselves when they spout off like this?!  Sad.  Plenty more details in the story, but the basic reality is that Charlotte complete rescinded their local ordinance and the Republican legislature refused to repeal HB2, which they have long said they would if Charlotte got rid of it’s law.  [This the part where where I write what I really think full of bad language and then just insert this instead]

Just unreal.  And all the Republicans in the state will happily just vote for the R next to their state legislators name next election.  And all of us live with the consequences.  Ugh, indeed.

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About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

2 Responses to Ugh.

  1. R. Jenrette says:

    Can we hope that the court ordered redistricting and the election in 2017 may improve Democratic chances to repeal HB2?

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