Yesterday, he cited the mess in Durham as a “better” method for dealing with Confederate monuments. Today, Roy Cooper is calling for ALL Confederate monuments to be taken down as a safety measure:
On Tuesday night North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) called on the state legislature to grant counties, municipalities, and the state the ability to remove Confederate statues lest protesters get hurt pulling them down. […]
And while you’re at it — stop locking your cars, as well as the doors and windows on your homes. *It would be a shame if folks got hurt trying to help themselves to your stuff.*
(Let’s see — Jim Hunt, the “education governor.” Roy Cooper: The, um, VANDALISM governor?)
[…] Cooper used a Facebook post to reference the way slaves were once kept in chains in the South. And he criticized the existence of Confederate monuments without mentioning that Southern slave-owners were Democrats and that the Confederacy was a Democrat nation. Rather, he said, “These monuments should come down. Our Civil War history is important, but it belongs in textbooks and museums.” […]
The legislature has been shoving veto after veto back down his throat. He has NO major accomplishments. So, he’s decided to adopt the Bill Barber race-baiting and agitating playbook. ( I am waiting for this goober to start jheri-curling his hair and gain 200 libs.) Yeah, Mr. White Boy-Carolina Law alum is the personification of the black “struggle” in America.
[…] He then transitioned to public safety, saying, “My first responsibility as Governor is to protect North Carolinians and keep them safe. The likelihood of protesters being injured or worse as they may try to topple any one of the hundreds of monuments in our state, concerns me.” […]
Actually, that was the first responsibility of your OLD job. *You know, the one where you refused to go to court to defend us? The one where you let the crime lab backlog grow so big that local governments had to start outsourcing to third parties? *
It sure is interesting how Confederate monuments were NOT a problem during Jim Hunt’s 16 years in office, Mike Easley’s eight, and Bev Perdues’ FOUR. (All of them of course had legislative majorities to work with, too.)
When you’ve got nothing else to run with — whenever you run out of ammo — just start hollering ‘racism.’ Whip out that race card.