A colleague of mine received the following entreaty from the governor today. I thought it worth posting and looking at.
Here it is.
What can I say? Only that I’m deeply disappointed by what the ACLU, Roy Cooper and President Obama have done to force schools to allow boys and girls to share restrooms and locker rooms. That’s essentially what happened when a federal court ruled in their favor over North Carolina children and families.
Is there any common sense left in this country?
I need you now more than ever. With this latest court ruling, the special interests will only be emboldened and who knows where they will stop. Add your name and fight back against these left-wing groups!
I came up with one to send back to McCrory.
What can we say? Only that we are really deeply disappointed that you do not listen to the ACLU, Roy Cooper, (notice the Oxford comma) and President Obama. You can in no way defend the merits of HB2 by claiming it would allow boys and girls to share restrooms and locker rooms. That’s not even close to essentially what happened when a federal court ruled in favor of a transgender student in Virginia. HB2 is in no way protecting North Carolina children and families. Actually, it is harming them. Furthermore, Roy Cooper, President Obama, and staff at the ACLU have law degrees. You don’t.
Is there any common sense left in your cranium?
We need you to actually do your job. With this latest court ruling, the GOP powers in the General Assembly will only dig in further and become more obstinate and who knows when they will come to their senses. Repeal this piece of legislation before it gets overturned in the courts and costs us taxpayers millions in defending it because of your ego. That’s common sense.