Pat McCrory goes for a swim in the Fox News cesspool

When you're a champion liar like Pat McCrory, you get to be in the Major League of Lying (aka Fox News). Pat went on TV to lie about North Carolina's unemployment situation.

The governor was on TV to talk about the state’s plunged unemployment rate and reduced federal debt following North Carolina’s decision not to extend long-term jobless benefits.

Varney asked McCrory if he thought cutting those benefits was the way of the future nationally, observing that there seems to be a philosophical conflict among some states over the value of benefits.
There is disagreement about whether cutting jobless benefits led to more jobs in North Carolina, or if the unemployment [sic] just quit looking.

In case there was any doubt, Pat repeated the lie about reduced unemployment benefits leading to increased employment and he repeated the lie that employers told him people weren't taking jobs that were offered until he and Tillisberger cut benefits.

Asked point blank if the unemployment rate was entirely attributable to people taking jobs, versus people dropping out of the workforce, Pat lied and said it was the former. He didn't say "frankly", but you can tell at this point in the video -- you can see it in his eyes -- that he knew this was an easily debunked lie and that the data showed just the opposite, so he immediately changed the subject and started blathering about recruiting and expanding jobs.

The cesspool of lies called Fox News knows where to go to find some of the best lies and liars in the nation!


Regarding the headline

The Raleigh News & Observer seems to think that the big newsworthy item from Pat's swim in the cesspool is that Fox News asked him if he was going to run for President (yes, of the United States of America).

“Governor, that’s what you did: You cut long-term benefits. You said ‘No more,’ ‘No mas,’ ” Varney said. “… Do you propose, at some point, to run for the presidency?”

Asking something so laughable and ludicrous demonstrates just how clueless Fox News is. Like Pat, they have their own alternate reality.

Pat running for prez would be fun to watch, though. It would make Rick Perry's presidential campaign look like a smashing success, and Pat would make Perry look like a genius.

Pat should go on national TV as often as he can. Stay in the spotlight, Pat, it's time that all of America and the world see what we North Carolinians have to deal with every day.

"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

Pat takes pride in his lies

The same News & Observer article notes that Governor Pope thought that Pat did a fine job on Fox News.

The governor’s staff thought the interview went so well they posted a video of it on his website.

It seems like a curious decision to me. The video is chock-full of material that an opposition candidate can use. Besides having great clips of Pat telling outright lies that can be easily refuted, it's a nice case study in exactly how Pat lies. Even without his recently famous "frankly" tell, Guvnor Pat can't hide his lying eyes. All an opposition candidate would need to do in a debate is point out each lie that Pat told and encourage the audience to watch Pat's eyes so that they, too, can know when they're being lied to.

"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014