Governor McCrory mixes up "common sense" with "biased, politically motivated horse turds" He just signed a draconian voter ID bill. Now if he really believed in it, he'd have signed it in public like he did the abortion bill and all other bills he's signed since he took office. Why not this one? Because voters and protesters were prepared to picket and show up at the signing and let him know of their displeasure. So he took to the Internet to bring his slanted, far askew defense of the bill. He even goes so far as to blame the Democrats as promoting scare tactics involving this voter ID bill.
No longer will student or government subsidy ID's be allowed. Free state ID's will be provided at DMV's across the state, assuming the elderly, the ill, the poor who lack transportation can make it in to get theirs.
But free or not, he skips over the fact that the new bill will cut down early voting by a week, will prohibit Sunday voting, eliminates same-day registration, ends pre-registration for 16-and-17 year-olds and a student civics program, kills an annual state-sponsored voter registration drive and lessens the amount of public reporting required for so-called dark money groups, also known as 501(c)(4)s.
McCrory said the bill was necessary even if there are very few reported cases of voter fraud. "Even if the instances of misidentified people casting votes are low, that shouldn’t prevent us from putting this non-burdensome safeguard in place," he said in a Raleigh News and Observer op-ed. "Just because you haven’t been robbed doesn't mean you shouldn’t lock your doors at night or when you’re away from home."
Way to go, Pat. A similar argument could be made-- just because you're not too bright doesn't mean you have to open your mouth and prove it.
The very governor who recently went back on his word that he wouldn't sign any bill restricting a woman's right to an abortion, asks us to take his word once again. In court, the jury is admonished that if a witness lies once, all of his testimony can be tossed out. Well, Gov. Pat, your lying is well documented on the Internet. So there's no reason to believe anything you say here as truthful or honest. I'm even wondering if you are who you say you are. Has anyone checked your DNA to make sure you're not some alien who took over the governor's body?
If you want to see what a liar looks like in action, here's the cowardly lion hiding from the public and putting out his response, not in person, but rehearsed, in a studio. Yes, a studio. He wouldn't even appear from the governor's mansion. What's this man hiding except the truth?