Weekly Wrap: Second verse same as the first

Posted April 8, 2016

— Another week, more hue and cry over the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, more commonly known as House Bill 2, not to mention more internal warfare at the state Republican Party.

More opposition lined up against House Bill 2, including PayPal canceling plans for a $3.5 million, 400-person operations center in Charlotte. Still, Gov. Pat McCrory wouldn't budge from his support of the law when asked whether North Carolina could withstand economic fallout from it.

Inside the state GOP, Chairman Hasan Harnett tried to mend fences with other party officials after weeks of publicly feuding. Party insiders wanted nothing of that, however, released several documents they say support their claims that Harnett overstepped his authority and was hurting the party.

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  • Fanny Chmelar Apr 8, 2016
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    The GOP derives its power from rural voters, so the voters in urban areas are being ignored. The GOP isn't going to budge voluntarily.

    If we're going to get HB2 overturned without an expensive fight on the Federal level, rural voters need to understand what this bill just did to their own interests. The more the misnomer of "the bathroom bill" is fed to them, the less likely they will vote these atrocious legislators out of their lives.

    Alas, the eternal struggle.