#ncpol: Ol’ Pat to Civitas?

We were just talking about how North Carolina’s most prominent unemployed guy was hankering for another taste of Raleigh.

The word on the street(s) — Blount and Jones, of course, among others — is that the former governor has caught the eye of Art Pope and his nephew John Hood.  That dynamic duo, I hear, has visions of ol’ Pat filling the shoes soon to be vacated by one Francis DeLuca.

The move would certainly give McCrory a platform to stay in the news until 2020.  Though, it would be hard to sell him as “the voice of conservatism” — given his track record in Charlotte and Raleigh.  Stay Tuned. 


6 comments for “#ncpol: Ol’ Pat to Civitas?

  1. Esmerelda
    November 8, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Someone needs a paycheck……

  2. KPL
    November 8, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Dear Civitas, JLF, NC GOP, Berger, Moore, Tillis, Foxx, Pittenger, McCrory and crew,

    You are the worst — middle of the road, spineless liberals masquerading as conservatives. You stand for nothing, will do everything to appease progressives and will do nothing to serve the folks who elected you. And, Civitas and JLF serve as your echo chambers.

    Are you doing anything about the 4th Circuit ruling taking our sovereignty away? Nope. Doing anything about the $8 billion it costs our state to pay for illegals? Nope. Doing anything to defund the UNC indoctrination camps? Nope. The list is endless.

    Thanks to you, we have Cooper, Stein, no wall, crappy schools, likely DACA and possibly amnesty. You wake up everyday and do nothing to fight back against the ever expanding progressive base here in NC and do everything to undermine President Trump.

    When will you ever learn? Oh wait…Never.

  3. GUWonder
    November 8, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Civitas was set up as the more grassroots of the two Pope groups, and under Jack Hawke it held to that mission, and most of the time under DeLuca, it did, too, until Hood started putting his thumb on the scales. I cannot imagine anyone in the GOP more allergic to the grassroots within the GOP than Pat McCrory. Unlike Holshouser and Martin who filled their administrations from the grassroots, party activists were persona non grata in the McCrory administration. That was the reason for so many of his politically dumb moves.

    McCrory is not a conservative and not grassroots oriented. He would destroy what Hawke and DeLuca built, and that would be a shame, even though Hood already has his wrecking ball swinging.

  4. Ellen
    November 8, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    For heaven’s sake, please keep McCrory as far away from Raleigh as you can! Civitas must have a death wish.

  5. john steed
    November 8, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    I had also heard a rumor that Civitas would be a dumping ground for Woodhouse, as some are starting to wake up that he is a liability.

    Civitas led by either establishment hack McCrory or Woodhouse would become an instant joke. They would have to cancel their annual conservative conferences because nobody would come. No conservative would give a thing they did any credibility. They might as well appoint someone from the Obama administration to head it as either of that pair. It is hard to imagine Art Pope destroying an organization that bears his own father’s name that way.

  6. E Deploribus Unum
    November 13, 2017 at 8:35 am

    There are two people who will decide who Civitas’s next president is: Art Pope and John Hood. And then after they choose that “president,” he/she will be president-in-name-only. Art and John will call the shots.

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