WRAL tracking McCrory's campaign promises

Not that voters are really paying attention:

WRAL News identified 33 specific promises McCrory made while on the campaign trail and, through our Promise Tracker feature, have been keeping tabs on whether he keeps his word. Of those promises, McCrory has accomplished 17. Another four are marked "kept so far," which means he will achieve that goal if his office's policies don't change. Combined, that's a full two-thirds of the promises we're tracking.

During McCrory's two years in office, the tracker has rated only two promises as broken. One relates to additional abortion regulations; the other relates to developing an ethics plan at the start of his term.

There are a couple of major problems I see with this approach to "rating" the performance of McCrory. The first is evident from the sentence above: When issues are broken down into sheer numbers, the importance of some are diminished. He gets a "No" on adding abortion restrictions, but a "Yes" on allowing industry to be more involved in their own regulation. In reality, the abortion statement he made was a bald-faced lie that seriously compromised the rights of both female patients and doctors, and it deserves more than just a check-off on a list. The second problem with this approach is it only tracks campaign promises, as opposed to promises he's made as Governor. Like holding Duke Energy accountable for the Dan River coal ash spill, and then allowing them to claim "mission accomplished" while 90+% of the coal ash remains in the River. If we're not going to track all of his lies, what's the point?

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Good gawd Steve

Do you seriously expect them to be able to afford the man hours it would take to keep track of that many lies. Be reasonable, man.



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This is true.

It would take a staff of hundreds, and even then...

Did you see the WRAL article that said McCrory is making

progress in keeping his promises?

Hmmmmmm

I guess since he didn't promise to NOT profit on his office....then he didn't break that promise.



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You were supposed to laugh

I'll stop trying to be funny....



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Heh. I thought you might be slipping...

Or maybe I was slipping. Somebody was slipping, and I didn't want to call attention to it. :)

Oh...I'm definitely slipping

I've just been up since 3:30 this morning (cat) and everything seems funny to me right now....I need a nap.



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WRAL is wrong

They say that Prevaricating Pat didn't develop an ethics plan at the start of his term.

It's become abundantly clear that Pat most certainly did develop an ethics plan at the start of his term. That plan was to toss ethics out the window and see how much unethical behavior he could get away with. And he is right on plan.

Another promise kept by Promising Pat!

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014