North Carolina's Deputy Assistant Governor came to Chapel Hill to talk business with the state's leading special interest group, the NC Chamber. During the course of his brief remarks at this private event, McCrory repeated talking points about the budget, as required by Art Pope, the brains behind the spreadsheets.
McCrory's comments are not alternate interpretations of data. Nor are they misunderstandings of the facts. McCrory's comments are lies, lies he believes will come magically true if he tells them often enough. These lies are part of a disturbing pattern of deception and deceit involving everything from staff positions, tax "reform," abortion restrictions, outside agitators, attendance at Moral Mondays, and more. Simply put, the man holding forth in the governor's mansion seems unable to distinguish truth from falsehood.