#ncga: The LATEST about THE LATEST charlie foxtrot

This all started out kind of smooth and uptown-charlottey.  Speaker Timmy, President Phil, Gov. Pat and soon-to-be Gov. Roy got together and reportedly figured out a nice way to make this whole HB2 unpleasantness “go away.” Charlotte would repeal their ordinance banning gender-segregated facilities and the state would follow suit with a repeal of HB2 — the argument being that the absence of a problematic ordinance in Charlotte does away with the need for HB2. 

Well, ace reporter Nick Ochsner spilled the beans that the Charlotte City Council actually didn’t go through with a full repeal of the ordinance. 

The NC House muddied the waters by voting to adjourn without even taking on a bill to repeal HB2.

Senator Berger is pushing a compromise that involves a repeal and some kind of moratorium on municipalities and counties doing things similar to what Charlotte did.

Lt. Gov. Dan Forest says he’s not interested in going along with ANY of this:

Interesting.  You have the outgoing Republican governor surrendering.  You have the senate president trying to compromise.  You have Speaker Timmy apparently losing control of his chamber.   And here you have Lt. Dan stepping up to fight.

So many people in the political world see fighting as a folly.  It’s all about “getting stuff done.”  But for so many of us outside the Raleigh beltline, we’ve been aching for someone to fight the good fight for us.

If Forest is able to unite with House Republicans and kill off this whole effort — he instantly achieves party leader status.  Quite a few folks on Jones Street are angry about the Charlotte double-cross, and the double-dealing of chamber leaders, and simply want to go home.  Forest’s gambit may well pay off for him with them.

In the meantime, why not frame this as a true constitutional question?  You have to run requests for new stoplights in town through the legislature.  Our state’s guiding document doesn’t allow you to run wild enacting your wildest fantasies.  *Chapel Hill goes clothing-optional.  Carrboro enacts a $100 minimum wage.  Durham County grants “personhood” to house cats.*  There IS something to be said about a check on local power.  

If you REALLY want dudes in the ladies room, submit a bill in the legislature and have a full-blown debate and vote on it.  If THAT is really the will of the people of North Carolina, their elected servants will approve it — in accordance with the state constitution.

8 thoughts on “#ncga: The LATEST about THE LATEST charlie foxtrot

  1. This is not the Berger we have known in the past. He usually stands and fights, not sells out our women and girls to the extreme left. Disgusting, as is any Senator who votes for this betrayal.

    Dan Forest has it exactly right. I hope he is working the halls hard to stop the disgusting surrender monkeys.

  2. I’ve heard conflicting info about whether or not the GA will go with the court order and have a 2017 Election. They can do that, or they can repeal HB2 but they better not do both, if the rising temperature in my County Republican Party is any indicator.

  3. Once again North Carolina voters should join with me and so many others in recognizing what a jewel, what a special person Dan Forest is. With wisdom beyond his years the voters responded to him very positively in November. I am looking forward to his next role in service to citizens in the great North State.

    1. I look forward to voting for him and him becoming our next governor in four years. Doofus Roy will be such a disaster that even demorats will be able to see the folly of electing him again.

  4. You are exactly right on everything except one thing…NickOchsner is definitely NOT an ‘ace reporter’. He’s a lapdog wannabe attack dog who reacts instead of checking facts most of the time…

    1. Even if that is true, how does that make him any different from any of the other reporters in the fake news organizations? From what i have seen, at least Ochner is willing to ask questions from multiple perspectives, so he is far and away better than other reporters at these fake news outlets.

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