Pat McCrory Calls Donald Trump “The Best Of America”

That’s right, at the Trump rally in Wilmington, Governor Pat McCrory said that the GOP nominee who has attacked Gold Star families, made fun of a disabled reporter, and bragged about sexual assault, is “the best of America.” Hardly surprising from a governor who torpedoed North Carolina’s economy with the discriminatory HB2 law.

See for yourself:

Trump: Come here, Governor. He’s been loyal to Trump from day one.

McCrory: We need an outsider to clean up Washington, D.C. Just like we had an outsider to clean up Raleigh, North Carolina. This is the best of America. God bless y’all. Thank you very much.

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Christie back to fetching McDonalds for Trump

Christie: “Guilty or not guilty?”; Rabid masses: “GUILTY!”

Donald Trump’s transition chair and almost VP pick, Chris Christie, was finally out of the dog house and given permission to campaign on Trump’s behalf in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania this weekend…that is, until today when two of his top aides were found guilty of all charges in the Bridgegate political scandal.

Now that Christie’s allies were found guilty, don’t the prosecution’s assertions that Christie knew about using government resources for political retaliation have even greater crediblity?

And what does it say about Donald Trump that he’d keep Christie in his inner circle through these allegations of corruption and using taxpayer dollars to settle personal vendettas — especially since Trump previously claimed that Christie “totally knew about it”? One hint as to why Trump has maintained a close friendship with Christie might lie with Christie wiping out $25 million of […]

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Governor McCrory Hurt The North Carolina Economy, Now His Own Stock Is Plummeting

Governor Pat McCrory is in trouble. McCrory’s stock has been plummeting since he took office, and he’s finally dug himself a hole too deep to climb out of.

After the governor signed HB2 into law in the dead of night, his approval numbers took a nose dive. The disastrous HB2 continues to damage North Carolina’s economy and reputation, and now as they attempt to defend Donald Trump’s disgusting comments caught on tape in 2005, which seem to mirror too well what they said HB2 would prevent, McCrory and his Republican cronies won’t back down.

At the same time that HB2 is keeping jobs out of the state, McCrory’s touting around his favorite talking point on the “Carolina Comeback,” or as the Triad Business Journal called it the “Carolina meh.” Advocating for policies right out of the Koch handbook, McCrory has prevented the economic growth North Carolina deserves.

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WATCH: McCrory Has His Kelly Ayotte Moment, Calls Trump A Role Model

Governor Pat McCrory — sticking with Donald Trump even after he bragged about assaulting women — calls Trump a “Role Model.”

Chuck Todd: Any part of him make him a role model?

Pat McCrory: I think what makes him a role model is where he does stand strong on certain issues that need to be said, especially outside Washington D.C.

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WATCH: McCrory-Made Recession

Governor Pat McCrory’s job-killing HB2 continues to wreak havoc on North Carolina’s economy. Every week the discriminative law accrues more damages — from the NCAA pulling out of the state to more than 50 big investors calling for its repeal, but even as it sinks him in the polls, McCrory won’t back down.

NC Republicans and McCrory could take action to repeal the legislation, but they are too busy blaming everyone else for the problems it’s caused to take responsibility for the catastrophic consequences. No wonder it’s being called a McCrory-made recession.

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Equal Pay Opponent Pence’s Indiana Has 10th Largest Gender Pay Gap Nationally

With Governor Mike Pence in charge, it’s no surprise that Indiana women aren’t receiving equal pay for equal work. Pence has been a longtime opponent of equal pay, voting three times against the Paycheck Fairness act and three time against the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act while in Congress.

Here’s Pence’s impact after four years as governor: a recent study from The American Association of University Women has found that Indiana has “one of the largest gender pay gaps” in the country, according to the IndyStar. In the Hoosier state, “women earn just 76 percent of what men earn,” the 10th largest gender pay gap across the 50 states and Washington, D.C.

Pence had an opportunity to support legislation that would guarantee women receive fair wages in Congress, or at the very least guarantee due process to fight back against employer discrimination. But apparently Pence — who’s said working mothers cause their kids […]

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NCAA Pulls Championships From NC, “Thanks, Governor Pat”

North Carolina continues to pay the price for Governor Pat McCrory’s discriminatory HB2 law.

The state saw millions of new jobs and economic revenue disappear after the governor signed the anti-LGBT legislation in the dead of the night. Meanwhile, Senator Richard Burr has tried to suggest that the law wasn’t affecting the business community, and now, the NC GOP is laughing off the losses with the Trumpian excuse of “political correctness,” ignoring how HB2 is hurting real people.

As long as Governor McCrory and his fellow Republicans are in charge, there’s no end in sight to the damages from his hateful and job-killing law. 

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Jury Selection Begins In Chris Christie Aides’ Trial

As jury selection begins in Chris Christie’s aides’ Bridgegate trial, you’d forgive the Trump transition chair for being a bit distracted as he takes meetings in D.C. today on behalf of Donald Trump.

With two of his closest advisers accused of orchestrating the George Washington Bridge lane closures, New Jersey’s corrupt and vindictive governor has got to be sweating out the possibility of an indictment to call his own. And there’s no way Christie missed the New York Times report that he’s “expected to be on a list of people who federal prosecutors say knew about the scheme,” so that’s only compounding his nervousness.

To kick off the proceedings, American Bridge is today releasing a new report recapping the scandal from August 13, 2013’s “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,” to Christie’s secret emails that came to light in June 2016.

American Bridge Vice President Eddie Vale issued the following statement on the […]

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McCrory & Pence: Great At Hate & Job-Killing, Terrible At Governing

Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence and Governor Pat McCrory have a lot in common. They both trust a man with the temperament of a two-year old with the nuclear codes, and they’ve both passed hateful anti-LGBT laws that have been disastrous for their states.

Before McCrory’s anti-LGBT HB2 law, there was Mike Pence’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Just like in North Carolina, Pence’s insistence on the “religious freedom” law stained Indiana and caused uproar in the business community. In fact, McCrory seems to have gotten his HB2 playbook from Pence, signing the legislation into law in the dead of night similarly to how the Indiana governor signed his at a secret meeting.

HB2 has cost North Carolina economic revenue and thousands of new job opportunities. Charlotte’s economic loss might be biggest of all — the 2017 NBA All-Star Game pulled out of the city after McCrory refused to repeal the heinous and […]

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