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McCrory putting the shiv to Raleigh Republicans

They hated his guts while he was governor.  But ol’ Pat sure is giving the lefties what they need these days. Exhibit 1:  McCrory has teamed up with the other living former governors (Hunt, Easley, Perdue, Martin) to publicly campaign AGAINST two of the constitutional amendments being promoted by General…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Gov. Pat’s lawyer: McCrory AGAINST HB2 before he was FOR it

As one can imagine, a lot of emails get leaked to the media in the final weeks of an election. It appears The Charlotte Observer got their hands on some from the governor’s chief counsel: Three days after Gov. Pat McCrory signed House Bill 2, his general counsel told a…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Pat McCrory Politics

“The dozens” meet #ncgovdebate

Roy Cooper and Pat McCrory and Jim Stockdale Lon Cecil got together for a debate last night.  Believe it or not, HB2 got mentioned.  (I know — SHOCKING.)   *Can you BELIEVE that one of these guys will be governing our state over the next four years?* Hard feelings likely…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

(*Stop me if you’ve heard this one.*) Two empty suits get rolled into a hotel ballroom …

We get a lot of interesting folks who pass through here in lil’ ol’ Pinehurst.  I’ve had the chance to become acquainted with a WWE wrestler / performer who spends some of his downtime here.  (I occasionally bump into him in the local fitness center.) One day at the gym,…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Drivebys: Punk’d or willing participants in anti-HB2 petition scam?

The Gay News & Observer and its buddies in the Gay News Network gave us all kinds of great headlines about anti-HB2 petitions and pictures of anti-HB2 activists carrying all of these boxes allegedly filled with petitions. Well, Team McCrory has done for the public what the drivebys SHOULD have been doing:…

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The ConnectNC campaign — Illegal ????

That’s what some legal experts are suggesting in the wake of the truth-mangling pro-bond campaign’s success on Tuesday.  Nick Ochsner of Charlote’s WBTV, apparently the only driveby still doing real journalism, has the low-down:  Governor Pat McCrory, some North Carolina state universities and the state’s community college system may have…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress David Rouzer Media NC legislature NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

#ncpol: ‘Did I say ”EMINENT domain”? Gosh, I meant INTIMATE.’

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Tom Campbell introduced us to the term ‘intimate domain’ on this weekend’s edition of NC Spin.  We, of course, knew what he meant to say. But there are a lot of politicians this very minute running like hell from the very mention of the words ’eminent…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

#ncgov: Talk about bipartisan

Oscar Keller, a 94 year old Sanford resident, was awarded the Order of The Long Leaf Pine just before Christmas.  The award is handed out by the governor of North Carolina to honor “distinguished service” to the state and its people. Keller recently hosted a fundraiser for Gov. Pat McCrory…

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#ncpol: A scandal waiting to happen (Gov. Stanley Roper ???)

Come and knock on our door… (Come and knock on our door) We’ve been waiting for you…. (We’ve been waiting for you)  … ________________________________________ Many of you are likely familiar with that gem of American culture “Three’s Company” — where the kisses are hers, and hers, and his.  It’s a…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

#ncpol: Robert Brawley and Jim Black

It’s interesting to see Team McCrory so worked up over Robert Brawley.  Their guy has all the money and name ID and organization.  Brawley is not so well known outside of the Charlotte area, and doesn’t have much of a campaign treasury. Right as the rumors surfaced that Brawley was…