Yesterday, I penned a piece over at The Resurgent called The High Cost of Doing the Right Thing.
The subject of the piece was former North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, and his struggle to find his footing after the governorship.
Because of his stand on HB2, the controversial North Carolina bathroom bill that restricted access to bathrooms and locker rooms to birth gender, McCrory says he has been labeled a “bigot” and he’s finding many doors of opportunity closed to him.
The former Republican governor says HB2 “has impacted me to this day, even after I left office. People are reluctant to hire me, because, ‘oh my gosh, he’s a bigot’ – which is the last thing I am.”
Of course, you know the same liberals that suggested little girls would have to learn to “get comfortable” with seeing penises in their bathrooms are loving this.
Thankfully, however, there are still some opportunities and areas where employers are willing to take the risk.
“I’ve currently accepted several opportunities in business to do work that I’d done prior to becoming governor in consulting and advisory board positions, and I’ve also been exploring other opportunities in academia, nonprofits and government,” he said. “And I’ll hopefully be making some of those decisions in the near future.”
McCrory declined to name the companies he’s working for. But the former governor said that he’s been considered for part-time university teaching positions – he wouldn’t say where – but that academic leaders “have shown reluctance because of student protests.”
“That’s not the way our American system should operate – having people purged due to political thought,” he told The N&O.
McCrory said he’s also “had ongoing discussions with the Trump administration, but at this point in time nothing has come to fruition.”
I can only imagine, given the clamp down on conservative speech on our college campuses, just what the reaction would be to knowing Pat McCrory was working – even part-time – in a teaching capacity at one of our liberal indoctrination centers colleges.
McCrory made the case that the core of the HB2 debate is an attempt to redefine gender. “You ask the doctor if it’s a boy or a girl; you don’t ask the baby,” he said.
Liberals really hate science, though. They find biology to be something harsh and incompatible with their feelings.
So will McCrory run again for governor in 2020?
There are a lot of factors and it may be too early to determine.
If Lt. Governor Dan Forest runs, which he may, that would put a lot of conservatives (like myself) in a tight spot, as we tried to determine how to vote in the primary.
McCrory has proven himself to be a strong, principled, conservative leader, and what he accomplished in a single term was amazing.
Forest, however, is a true, rock-ribbed Republican, who speaks well and has repeatedly been on the right side of the issues.
The state could not go wrong with either of them.
Asked of his interest in running again, McCrory offered:
“I loved the job, and I would never rule out running again,” McCrory said. “I’ve got to ask my wife. I don’t know what my feeling will be two or three years from now. If I do decide to run, it will be curious if the conservatives stick with me.”
Again, it may depend on who else runs, but I really have no problem with supporting Pat McCrory again.
He deserved better than he got.