RALEIGH – The notion of politicians making promises on the campaign trail that they can’t (or won’t) keep when in office is classic Americana at this point. But how many broken promises does it take to mark a overall failure? One broken promise for every three made? One for two? How about breaking three out of every four promises made on the campaign trail?
That’s the rate at which Governor Roy Cooper has broken campaign promises over the course of his first term.
According to a tallying effort conducted by WRAL News, Cooper has made good on a mere seven of a total 31 promises made on the campaign trail. The left-leaning news outlet, usually sympathetic to and willing to carry water for Democrats, notes that Cooper’s reelection campaign is built on a record of failure:
“Still, with only 12 months left in his term of office, Cooper is in danger of failing on a majority of his promises. Even if he wins re-election in November, he will be working during his second term on a new set of promises he’s sure to make in the coming months.”
Not that Republicans, or North Carolinians in general, should be upset that Cooper was unable to make good on the other 24 promises. Most of them represent wish list items straight from the Far Left’s agenda that would be damaging to the citizens of the State. We have a Republican majority to thank for standing between us and Democrats turning North Carolina into California.
In fact, it was the Republicans’ loss of the veto-proof super-majority in 2018 that enabled Cooper to make the little progress he did. Yes, at a 75 percent fail rate over his term, Cooper still had his best year yet, achieving three promises, versus only two in each of the last two years. This, in no small part, is because of the Democrats’ increased legislative leverage on Jones Street.
While the failing grade surely doesn’t make the Left’s base happy, Democrats have overcome their policy failures the best way they know how, by turning Republicans into racist, bigoted, homophobes that hate teachers and poor people. We’ll only see more of this as we approach this year’s election because, as you can see by these numbers, that’s all they’ve got.
A scandal-plagued, lawsuit happy, ineffective governor that plays to the a Leftist subset of activists that in no way represents North Carolina as a whole. Roy Cooper 2020.