Roy Cooper doesn’t want to do his job? He needs to GO.

North Carolina attorney general Roy Cooper is starting to remind me of Peter Gibbons, the main character in the cult hit movie “Office Space.”  :

Joanna: So, where do you work, Peter?quit

Peter Gibbons: Initech.

Joanna: In… yeah, what do you do there?

Peter Gibbons: I sit in a cubicle and I update bank software for the 2000 switch.

Joanna: What’s that?

Peter Gibbons: Well see, they wrote all this bank software, and, uh, to save space, they used two digits for the date instead of four. So, like, 98 instead of 1998? Uh, so I go through these thousands of lines of code and, uh… it doesn’t really matter. I uh, I don’t like my job, and, uh, I don’t think I’m gonna go anymore.

Joanna: You’re just not gonna go?

Peter Gibbons: Yeah.

Joanna: Won’t you get fired?cooper

Peter Gibbons: I don’t know, but I really don’t like it, and, uh, I’m not gonna go.

Joanna: So you’re gonna quit?

Peter Gibbons: Nuh-uh. Not really. Uh… I’m just gonna stop going.

Amazingly, Peter doesn’t get fired. He gets PROMOTED.   His hard-working friends, Samir and Michael, get laid off.  Fortunately — in most cases — the real world does not work like this.

Roy Cooper, as attorney general, is constitutionally-mandated to serve as the state’s official lawyer.  However, he’s announced that he will not represent the state in court against leftist attacks on the marriage amendment to the state constitution.    Attorneys throughout the state bar frequently give us non-lawyers lip service about defending their clients to the hilt — even if they’ve done some really bad things they, as attorneys, disagree with.  Looks like that principle gets thrown right out the window if you’re seeking the Democrat nomination for governor. 

Shortly after winning a new term in 2012, Cooper announced he was running for the 2016 Democrat gubernatorial nomination.  What about the four year term as AG that occurs between now and then?  Cruise control, baby. 

Where else but in Hollywood — and government — can you announce that you don’t want to do your job, and still keep it? Cooper should have stepped down as soon as he decided he didn’t want to be AG anymore.  Republicans will have a hard time making that case, since they’ve given a wink-and-nod to state House speaker Thom Tillis osrunning for US Senate.  In both cases, the voters — the people of North Carolina — are not being properly served.  

Cooper moans about how a federal judge struck down Virginia’s anti-gay marriage amendment and that it’s a matter of time before they get North Carolina’s.  The problem with that?  The people of North Carolina deserve a vigorous defense JUST like Charles Manson and Timothy McVeigh and — apparently — those hairy guys in Gitmo.  cm

We, on the right, have sat back and allowed the left to take over our culture.  They’ve got academia — K-12, colleges, law schools.  The law schools turn out young liberal lawyers who grow up to be liberal judges.  The judiciary has moved from interpreting law based on the governing documents to musings based on the personal preferences of the person in the black robe at the front of the room.  That’s how you get a “right” to taxpayer-funded abortion from the 4th Amendment’s protection against unreasonable search and seizures by government. 

We’re starting to run out of common sense conservative judges appointed by Reagan.  

The marriage amendment is not about depriving anyone of their rights.  It’s about clarifying a point that most people thought was common sense:  marriage involves a man and a woman.  If, as  a judge, you are doing your job and comparing the verbiage in legislation to that in the constitution, that makes things pretty freakin’ crystal clear. 

Striking down the amendment will not be enough for the left.  Look at the stories about the baker and the florist and the photographer being run out of business for refusing to take part in gay marriage festivities.  Churches that refuse to host gay wedding ceremonies and receptions will surely be next. 

If you’re really interested in preserving the sanctity of the institution of marriage, it might be wise to start working on removing it from government’s claws. No more special government benefits based on marriage.   Return marriage to the domain of the church — where it all began.  

10 thoughts on “Roy Cooper doesn’t want to do his job? He needs to GO.

  1. The GOP lost the same-sex argument long ago. Best thing for the GOP to do is forget about same-sex marriage and let them get on with it. Roy is becoming a hero for siding with the homosexuals. Discretion is the better part of valour on this issue.

    1. We representing marriage can’t lose this argument because your argument isn’t with us. It is with nature. If you think Roy is becoming a hero for siding with lawlessness then what does that say about you? We should impeach Roy Cooper for not defending laws passed by the voters. I’m sure he will argue that he was elected by the people therefore he should stay in office. Quite the conundrum.

    2. That is what the British Conservative Party leadership thought, but it turned out to be a bad idea. Prime Minister Cameron supported gay marriage legislation, although a slight majority of Conservative members of Parliament voted against it.

      Both the Archbishop of Canterbury, head of the Anglican Church and the Archbishop of Westminster, head of the Catholic Church in the UK both opposed gay marriage strongly. In fact, the Archbishop of Westminster said that if gay marriage passed it would lead to worse religious oppression of Catholics than occurred under Henry VIII.

      Politically, at the next election, the Conservative Party saw a lot of its base defect to the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) in local elections, and then in the nationwide elections for the UK Parliament, UKIP ran first nationally and pushed the Conservative Party into third place for the first time in its history. According to exit polls, UKIP’s opposition to gay marriage was one of the top three reasons for Conservative Party voters deserting to UKIP (the other two were UKIP’s stronger stand against immigration and UKIP’s call for the UK to leave the EU).

      I don’t think the American electorate is that much different than the British electorate on this issue, and if anything it may be more socially conservative here.

      1. We cannot edit after something is posted, but that should have been the next election for the EU parliament, not the UK parliament where the Conservative Party got its ass kicked due in part to Cameron’s embrace of gay marriage.

  2. When Roy Cooper was sworn in as AG, he took an oath on the Bible to protect and defend the NC Constitution, but he only seems to want to do it when it is politically convenient to him. This is not the first time he has played this game. When a lawsuit demanding adherence to the NC Constitution was filed some years ago in State court, Cooper not only failed to defend the Constitution, but he openly took the side of those trying to override the Constitution. Democrat partisanship and leftwing ideology are what define Roy Cooper, not a respect for either the US or NC Constitutions. This despicable scumbag ought to resign as State AG. He is as rotten as Eric Holder. In fact, he should be called ”NC’s Eric Holder”.

    One still wonders what was going on in 2012 when the NCGOP was playing games to try to keep conservative Fern Shubert from bring GOP nominee for State Auditor, but failed to even try to recruit a candidate against Cooper. Shameful.

    1. Raphael,

      Did Roy Cooper take an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution and the State’s Constitution and laws not inconsistent therewith? Or did he take an oath do defend the Bible? I’d like examples of ANY standing United States elected or appointed officials who have been forced to take an oath to defend the Bible. Just name one.

      John P.

      1. Their oath is NOT to ”defend” the Bible. It is to defend the two Constitutions. That oath is sworn on the Bible. Cooper put his hand on the Bible and lied under oath. He is not fit to be a dogcatcher, much less an Attorney General.

  3. Roy ain’t going nowhere and I doubt the NC GOP will try to make him go. The same-sex marriage issue is a dish best left unserved by the GOP. The less said the better. The more publicity that Roy gets the better for the Dems. Let Roy have this round.

    This late in the game the GOP does not need to stop the clock. Let the game end and get to the locker room.

    1. Cooper was highly vulnerable last election due to the scandals in the SBI and Cooper’s incompetence in running that agency. The NCGOP failed to take advantage of that in one of the biggest acts of political malpractice or worse that I have seen. While the NCGOP’s vice chairman was playing lots of games, disadvantageous to conservatives in other Council of State races, he either failed to do anything, or as some alluded to, may have actucally discouraged potential GOP candidates against Cooper.

  4. There is little remaining that has not already been surrendered to statists. The people spoke clearly on this issue and should not be disenfranchised by two robes. There are hills to die on and hills to retreat from. This is one to fight for even if it is a losing cause. (And I don’t think it is a losing cause. Much the same way the abortion battle, which was thought to be “over,” is in fact now turning around and will be won as long as there is no surrender.)

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