In a surprise move Monday morning, the Charlotte City Council met and unanimously voted to rescind their transgender bathroom mandate that sparked the General Assembly’s passing of HB2, and all of the drama that followed over the past 9-months.
Possibly even more surprising is the fact that Republicans in the North Carolina legislature are now indicating that they are preparing to repeal HB2 altogether. Governor Pat McCrory has even called for a special session on Tuesday to do just that.
In reporting this news, the mainstream media is going out of their way, tripping and drooling all over themselves, to paint Governor-elect Roy Cooper as some sort of white knight who’s rode into Raleigh to set all the bathrooms free.
Of course, as anyone who was actually paying attention during all this nonsense knows full well, there was a major compromise in the works this past summer, but Roy Cooper swooped in and threatened and bullied Democrats who supported the compromise into opposing it.
Cooper knew he couldn’t win the race for Governor without HB2 hanging over the campaign, so he forced Democrats to abandon efforts to compromise in order to benefit his own ambition.
Not exactly the work of a guy who’s all that concerned about the LGBT community…
Governor McCrory’s spokesman, Graham Wilson, highlighted Cooper and the Democrats’ hypocrisy on Monday: “Gov. Pat McCrory has always advocated a repeal of the over-reaching Charlotte ordinance, but those efforts were always blocked by [Charlotte Mayor] Jennifer Roberts, Roy Cooper and other Democrat activists.
“This sudden reversal, with little notice after the gubernatorial election, sadly proves this entire issue originated by the political left was all about politics and winning the governor’s race at the expense of Charlotte and our entire state.”
And that’s truly what is most troubling, and personally infuriating, about this whole ordeal.
Liberal radicals used this entire “controversy” to kill jobs in North Carolina, tearing down and stomping on our state’s reputation in order to win a Governor’s seat there’s little doubt they’ll lose in just four short years.
But, as Wilson pointed out, this clearly was about politics and a radical agenda, not human beings or their rights.
There wasn’t some major crisis hanging over our state where transgender people were frozen in confusion standing outside of public restrooms, unsure of which door to go into.
It just wasn’t reality.
And with Charlotte rescinding their mandate and HB2 being repealed, we’re going right back to exactly how things were prior to Charlotte passing their mandate. There’s literally nothing different about it, and Roy Cooper, the Democrats, and their liberal lackeys are all celebrating this as some sort of win for them.
How can it be a win to go back to exactly how things were when your side claims there was this massive statewide issue with public restrooms not being equal for everyone?
It can only be a win if your goal from the beginning was to defraud the people of North Carolina, destroy jobs and opportunity for the citizens of this state, while completely destroying our state’s reputation.
The radical left certainly succeeded in that regard.
In the end, Charlotte’s city council, controlled by the far left, decided they’d fabricate an issue that didn’t exist.
And they almost took down the entire state of North Carolina with them.