As a former Republican and party activist, never in my wildest dreams did I ever anticipate that the party could/would ever descend into total insanity. In the nearly two decades since I resigned from the GOP over the party's increasing hostility to the concept of the separation of church and state, up until now, I never believed that the self-prostitution of GOP elected officials would become so blatant and disgusting that a tawdry whore would appear honest and virtuous compared to the average Republican elected official. Now, however, the North Carolina GOP has taken the concept of self-prostitution to a heretofore unknown level. Indeed, North Carolina Senate Majority Leader (a Republican) says he absolutely will not repeal , Never mind that the state is facing a federal lawsuit that it cannot win in light of yesterday's 4th Circuit ruling on transgender rights, never mind that North Carolina could now lose billions in federal funding, never mind that the state's tourism and convention business is getting slammed, never mind that the UK has issued a travel advisory against visiting North Carolina. No, the only thing that matters to the North Carolina GOP is prostituting its members to Christofascists who seek to impose a Christian version of Sharia law on America. The New Civil Rights Movement looks at the insanity and swamp fever that now controls the North Carolina GOP. Here are excerpts:
Republican Senate Majority Leader Phil Berger says he absolutely will not repeal HB2, North Carolina's anti-LGBT law that legal experts have labeled unconstitutional. The GOP state senator called it "the bathroom safety bill," at a press conference Wednesday afternoon."My job is not to give into the demands of multi-millionaire celebrities pushing a pet social agenda, liberal newspapers like The New York Times, or big corporations who have every freedom to set whatever policies they wish under this law," Berger said, as the News & Observer reported. "My job is to listen to the people who elected us to represent them, and the vast majority of North Carolinians we've heard from understand and support this reasonable, common-sense law."
Sen. Berger claimed that "many are relying on the spin of far-left interest groups, instead of the facts," WRAL reported, despite the fact that Gov Pat McCrory has delivered comments on HB2 that fact-checkers rate some degree of "false."
In the latest news on the economic impact HB2 has had on North Carolina, the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce announced a tech company has scrapped plans to move into the area, and with that the 1000 jobs it would have added. That follows a report last week that found HB2 has cost the Tar Heel State well over a half-billion in revenue.
I truly hope that the Obama administration will notify Berger and his fellow political whores that federal education funds are going to be forfeited and overnight school systems will be facing bankruptcy. Hopefully, the North Carolina populous will lay the blame for the economic disaster at the feet of the North Carolina GOP and take retribution on them at the polls in November and vote them out and return control of the legislature to the Democrats.
Meanwhile, the cynic in me wonders how long it will be before we hear that Mr. Berger has been caught in an extra-marital affair or has been arrested in a restroom sting after soliciting gay sex from an undercover officer. Frankly, it cannot happen soon enough.