McCrory talks drilling and Blueprint on Fox News

Posted February 26, 2013

— Gov. Pat McCrory appeared on Fox News Channel's "Fox and Friends" show at about 7:15 a.m. Tuesday. 

During the three or four minutes he was on, McCrory was asked what he talked to President Barack Obama about when he was in Washington, D.C., over the weekend. McCrory said he pressed the case for North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia to begin drilling for oil offshore.

"I got a political speech and no commitment whatsoever" from the president, McCrory said. He added that, at a time when the states and federal government are facing tight budgets, "There is absolutely no sense of urgency to give us a permitting process."

On the sequester, automatic federal budget cuts scheduled to go into effect later this week, McCrory said that he would hold meetings Tuesday to try to understand how the roll back of federal funds might affect North Carolina.

"We're getting a lot of mixed signals from Washington," he said, noting that Obama hosted the governors for a black-tie dinner on Sunday night, the day before he outlined what the sequestration cuts would mean for their states.

Asked about the memo linked to Blueprint NC, McCrory called it "shameful" and said the nonprofit groups were "close to breaking the law."

"I've only been in office six weeks, and they're already trying to brand me," he said.


This blog post is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • North Carolina Home Feb 26, 2013

    Time to "blueprint" WRAL and their liberal bias.

  • andy2 Feb 26, 2013

    Crumps Br0ther - Be honest the number is not 5 years it is 13 years.

  • andy2 Feb 26, 2013

    It seems pretty obvious this clown is in over his head, but that is the state of politics. I cannot think of the last true statesman this country elected. The last several have been pathetic with zero ability to work with others.

  • SouthernPackerFan Feb 26, 2013

    Hmmm so Barry took money from big oil? How does that makes you feel? All that stuff he says about them and still takes their money and becomes beholden to them. How do you make that right in your mind so that you can still support that hypocrite?

    Crumps Br0ther
    just shows that he's not beholden and yet your outrage becomes you? You support the GOP who aligns everything they do to Big Oil, O has alot of different folks and business's that contributed to his election and re-election.

  • andy2 Feb 26, 2013

    I am curious as to what people think who make there living along some of the most pristine beaches in the country. An oil field off the coast that could be another BP waiting to happen. I am not a fan of the current situation but I do not like the sound of drilling.

  • SouthernPackerFan Feb 26, 2013

    Hey Crumpy...always Half-truths with you guys hey?

    The 27th Amendment to the constitution — intended to prevent members of Congress from voting themselves a pay raise — also prohibits them from taking a pay cut until after the next election.

  • beachboater Feb 26, 2013

    " I didnt vote for Bush, Romney, or Obama."

    Sir: If you didn't vote, I daresay you have no say in this or any other arguement. You gave up your right to dispute when you didn't vote. Voting, sir, is a civic duty.

    As for Fox news, I think they do attempt to balance some of the news. As far as awards, I think they have the largest viewer base of all the major channels. What awards has CBS, ABC, NBC won lately. I haven't seen much news from anyone lately.

  • SouthernPackerFan Feb 26, 2013

    So tell me libs, why should that rich guy get to keep his money while you want him to take everyone else's?

    Spin spin spin!

    Crumps Br0ther
    do the House Reps get to keep theirs? How about the Senators
    you see your just a Faux Puppet, always just enough , but not all..... you wright for Faux, if not you should

  • ILoveDowntownRaleigh Feb 26, 2013

    "and I still have yet to hear him once talk about increasing jobs which is what his major platform when he was running for office..." - getout

    Governor McCrory was informed that $100,000,000 a month in Federal Medicaid funds would save over 500,000 poor North Carolina citizens from immediate ruin, and would create more than 25,000 new health care JOBS.

    OK, technically you're right, he didn't specifically comment about the 25,000 JOBS we will never get. But he did say that our STATE Medicaid system was "broken", and therefore we cannot trust the federal government or accept money from them. The $6,000,000,000 of your tax money will have to be given to other states who obviously have no pride and will accept it.

    :-) Stop looking at me like that. This is a true story.

  • SouthernPackerFan Feb 26, 2013

    There is no way possible that those huge turbines only put out 10 db..whatelse
    google is your friend

    google the town, first one on the top
    it's from the Town Council with the report
    funny the Mods wouldn't let me post the link