In a speech at the state Republican convention in Greensboro today, the gubernatorial nominee received one of the loudest ovations as he called himself "a change agent" in his race against Democratic nominee Beverly Perdue, Jim Morrill reports.
Change agent. Hmmmm. Let us count the ways.
1. Pat McCrory is bringing the Worst President Ever to Raleigh to help raise money from a bunch of rich people for his campaign. Check.
2. Myers Park Pat is a rich white guy himself, who has been shilling for one of the nation's largest polluters, Duke Energy, his entire career. Check.
3. Pat "agent of change" McCrory has a list of contributors that looks like a who's who of sloppers at the government trough in banking and real estate development, with at least one US Attorney thrown in for good measure. Check.
4. Up until his political ambitions got the best of him, McCrory never even considered Charlotte part of North Carolina, nor does he consider himself part of the state. This is what we call Pat McCrory's big ugly "they" problem. From his victory speech last month, referring to his tenure as mayor in Charlotte: "I plan to bring that leadership to the rest of North Carolina because they deserve it." Just in case you missed it, "they" means "you." That's change alright. Check.
Only in the delusional mind of Republicans can you define "change agent" as another rich white guy who thinks North Carolina just can't get by without him. Pat McCrory is a hard-core Republican operative who considers it a privilege to be associated with George W. Bush. That's change North Carolina can well do without.