Excerpt From: Civitas Institute. Written By: Susan Myrick.
On Feb. 26, North Carolina finally discovered who won the November election for governor.
Oh, sure, on Nov. 8, voters cast their ballots. On Dec. 6, Gov. Pat McCrory conceded a tight race.
But all that time, a lot of people thought the new governor would be that folksy, ol’ Roy Cooper they saw on the TV commercials. Only now, however, do we see the real Gov. Cooper: a radical progressive who detests anyone with qualms about allowing men into public bathrooms, locker rooms and showers used by women and girls.
Cooper, in his pursuit to eliminate gender designations on bathroom and shower room doors in North Carolina, wants Republican legislators to drop a provision in HB186, the proposed compromise to eliminate HB2.
Over the weekend Cooper likened the compromise provision, which would allow for a vote by the people on local nondiscrimination ordinances, to allowing the old South to vote on the federal Civil Rights Act. The Civil Rights Act of 1965 ended the racist Jim Crow laws of the past century. In making this comparison, he equates voters in North Carolina today to the Democrat politicians of the Jim Crow era who wrote and enforced the racist law.
In saying this, Cooper isn’t merely disagreeing about the legislation.
He’s saying people who support HB2 are ignorant, violent racists. In other words, Cooper is really just like other radical progressives who detest anyone who opposes them.
Also, he’s saying in effect he will never willingly compromise. Would you compromise with racist bigots? Of course not. That’s why Cooper, and other members of his party who are under the sway of the radical Left, don’t want to compromise on this.
This slur against the people of North Carolina also flies in the face of the historical facts.
In North Carolina, it was the politicians in power and the media of the day – the News & Observer – who implemented and enforced Jim Crow, not the people.