Posted in Campaign 2012 Law & Order Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

Waiting for Team Tillis to stand up and fight

It is hard to understand the squeamishness on the part of Speaker Thom & the House leadership in today’s N&O re: voter id.  Speaker Tillis and Rep. David Lewis say they can’t get the votes for a bill that demands some form of government issue photo ID in order to…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County NCGOP Politics

Tea Party group issues runoff endorsements: Causey, Forest, Goodwin, Keadle & Tedesco

    Moore Tea Citizens — one of North Carolina’s largest TEA Party organizations — has stepped forward with its very FIRST official campaign endorsements. ( The group includes voters from within Moore County, as well as from counties bordering Moore.)  All of these endorsements are for runoff elections to…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Democrat PAC smacks McCrory AGAIN

  It’s the eve of the NCGOP convention, and the Democrats are carpet-bombing the guy at the top of the state Republican ticket.  Another ad, questioning Pat McCrory’s ethics has come out. The McCrory campaign has already threatened litigation against the PAC behind this, and a previous ad, as well…

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Meet Mike Causey (R), candidate for NC Insurance Commissioner

  When you first meet Mike Causey, the Greensboro Republican strikes you as way too nice of a guy to be a player in hard-nosed big-time statewide politics. He presents quite a contrast to Richard Morgan —  his opponent in the July 17th GOP runoff for insurance commissioner — a…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Education Media Moore County NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Tillman’s chicken nugget bill has good intentions, but misses the mark

  State senator Jerry Tillman (R) — that body’s majority whip, who also represents Moore and Randolph counties — has pushed through legislation  targeting a policy that gave North Carolina some embarrassing international publicity earlier this year: The Hoke County chicken nugget school lunch incident of 2012 led the North…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Media NCGOP Politics

On eve of NCGOP convention, long knives come out

      State GOP leaders are spinning the need for “unity” heading into the November general election, but a flier making the rounds of  party activists suggests THAT might not be in the cards: Is GOP intruding into local or state and national primaries? Are they recruiting and supporting…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Politics

Imitation: The Sincerest Form of Flattery?

Far too often in business (and other areas of society), when someone does something that WORKS, you get all kinds of other folks doing something pretty doggone similar.  Amazon rolled out its Kindle e-reader to great success, and now TONS of other companies have  an e-reader.    Apple was an…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

As The Budget Busts: the expensive soap opera being rolled out by Jones Street studios

  We had a GOP takeover of the General Assembly which showed promise of introducing fiscal sanity to state government.  The 2011 budget debate had leftists hollering about mean old Republicans starving seniors and dumbing down school kids.  Republicans were crowing about that budget being a good first step. My,…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Meet Ed Goodwin, candidate for NC Secretary of State

Most people, when they hear the words ‘secretary of state’, they think of foreign policy and Hillary Clinton. The position of North Carolina Secretary of State plays a significant role within North Carolina’s economy.  The office administers state business licensing, certifies election results, and investigates securities  and other kinds of…

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L’affaire LaRoque: C’est fini?

Well, it appears embattled Republican legislator and state House Rules Committee chairman Stephen LaRoque  is DONE.  The recount in his apparent May 8th loss to challenger John Bell confirmed that LaRoque lost by 39 votes. Confirmation of the LaRoque defeat would appear to eliminate one of House Speaker Thom Tillis’s…