Pour One Out for Pat McCrory

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Former North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory was evicted from the governor's mansion and, according to him, no one wants to hire him because he's a bigot.

In a podcast interview recently with WORLD, an Asheville-based evangelical Christian news website, McCrory talked about his challenges on the job market.

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.”

You know who else has been "impacted?" Gay and transgender residents of North Carolina and the local business community. They're still being impacted "to this day" even after he left office.

McCrory signed a bill that prohibits cities from passing their own anti-discrimination ordinances and criminalizes transgender bathroom use. McCrory even cracked a series of bathroom jokes on the campaign trail in 2016, because discriminating against vulnerable people and costing your state hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity is super funny, amirite?

Whatever the "last thing" McCrory is, a bigot isn't it.

A bigot is the first thing he is.

  • bphoon

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. Isn’t it at least of passing interest how easily these people, who marginalize, stigmatize and discriminate against people they aren’t comfortable with, play victim when they think it serves their agenda?

  • muselet

    I’m sure there are some Righty think tanks that would be more than willing to hire a bigot like Pat McCrory.

    They might not be willing to pay him what he seems to think he’s worth, but they’d hire him.


    • bphoon

      Or they realize that he’s dumber than he looks…

      • muselet

        Since when has stupidity kept anyone out of a Righty think tank? Sometimes I think intelligence is disqualifying.


  • Badgerite

    Excellent post.

  • 1933john

    Wanted: Apprentice Procurer (AP)
    Location: Various
    Job Description: Provide Transgenders* for OGS (Operation Golden Shower).

    * Bud Lite drinkers not excepted.

  • ninjaf

    He is not even an honest bigot. He is an opportunist willing to play a bigot if it meant he would get reelected. Thanks to some FOIA requests, we know that McCrory signed the bill after reading some polling that showed the idea was popular in the state. So, he doubled and tripled down, sure that his base was going to support him in the election. He just didn’t realize that his base is also opportunistic and are willing to give up so-called religious piety when it means loss of money and jobs to the state.

    Who knew?

  • Scopedog
  • Michael B. Conway

    No, no, you are supposed to say, “The last thing I am is a bigot, BELIEVE ME.:”

    • Draxiar

      Followed with “Nobody loves the trannies more than me, nobody!”

  • Aynwrong

    Man who devoted his entire governorship to victimizing and stigmatizing innocent people is having trouble finding gainful employment because of it?