#ncga COJONES CHECK: Berger? (Yep.) Moore? (Um, May-be.)

bergervetoWell, it appears the scaredy-cats on Jones Street force-fed Gov. Pat another one of his vetoes.  This one was the guv’s veto of a bill allowing magistrates the ability to opt-out of performing gay marriages. 

On one hand, I have to applaud the upper chamber for defending the will of the people expressed in that 2012 vote on the marriage amendment to the state constitution.  On the other hand, I think this bill is a fastball right up the middle for some left-wing lawyers (or judges) to knock out of the park and strike down.   The best way to go — in my honest opinion — is to disentangle the institution of marriage from the tentacles of the state’s bureaucracy.  

Now that the Senate has done its duty and overridden the veto, it’s time for the House to step up. Speaker Moore has said the veto override was going to be calendared for Wednesday.  He backed off of that statement, saying he was going to wait until ”a firm vote grow a paircount” was completed.  

Contact your House members and let them know that a stalling tactic — hoping that we’l get distracted by something else and forget — won’t work.  If Speaker Moore helps to kill off the override attempt, he will accomplish little more than proving McCrory right.

There’s no reason to be scared of the man on Blount Street.   People outside the beltline are really starting to figure out that the emperor governor has no clothes. 

 

6 comments for “#ncga COJONES CHECK: Berger? (Yep.) Moore? (Um, May-be.)

  1. Observant Debate Watcher
    June 3, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Senator Berger continues to prove that he is easily the most conservative, skilled legislative leader this state has had in DECADES.

    Will never understand why some local tea party activists and over-the-top conservative activists demanded his scalp last year during the 6th congressional district primary between his son and the others. If you ever want to know why conservative activists lose out to the Ellmers and the like, go back and study that primary race.

    And before anyone tries to deny there were calls made last year to recruit someone to primary Senator Berger, I would refer you to Facebook posts from Walker supporters including the wives of some local elected officials.

    • Raphael
      June 3, 2015 at 2:37 pm

      I agree that some of Walker’s people got out of hand with Berger, Sr. because they were mad at Berger, Jr.. The campaign showed that Berger, Jr. was not of the same caliber as his father, but a few months in office have also shown that Walker is not to be trusted, especially after he renigged on his campaign pledge to vote against Boehner. Berger, Jr. ruffled feathers because of that nasty independent PAC his supporters created to smear every other candidate in the race, a stupid move some idiot consultant suggested that had the effect of uniting all the other candidates against him in the runoff.

      The best way to punish those Walker idiots who called for a primary against Berger, Sr.? Make sure to get a good conservative primary opponent to Walker in 2016, one who really will vote against Boehner.

      • Toxhandler
        June 3, 2015 at 8:21 pm

        If 6th District conservatives want a do-over, they need to smarten up and draft Don Webb, the only (other) candidate who point-blank promised he’d never vote for Boehner (long before Walker was pressured into saying anything like that) and also to fight amnesty tooth-and-nail. Politicians say a lot of things but you could sense that Don said what he mean’t and mean’t what he said.

        • GUWonder
          June 5, 2015 at 1:06 am

          Webb would be a huge improvement over Walker, who has been a disappointment.

  2. Earl
    June 3, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    The Republican House is in total disarray. Sad to watch. McCrory has intentionally split the party and it is having its worst impact in the House because it lacks the strong leadership that Berger exhibits in the Senate.

  3. Marm
    June 4, 2015 at 9:08 am

    It seems more and more evident that the biggest problem we have are the dudes in black robes. The NCGA could enact legislation to curb their questionable powers and uncontrollable egos. Otherwise, those black robes might have to be collected and discarded.

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