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Outer Banks Tea Party fight with NCGOP establishment heating up

          The epicenter of the fight between the conservative grassroots and the Raleigh establishment is in The Outer Banks’ House District 6.  A July 17 GOP runoff features the top finisher, a Tea Party favorite, vs. the #2 finisher — a former Democrat legislator backed by…

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Eastern NC Tea Partiers hunting RINOs, slapping Morgan & NCGOP

        Over on The Outer Banks, we’ve got YET another case of NCGOP trying to force one of their handpicked cronies down the throats of voters.  Truth or Dare, a conservative blog based in The Outer Banks, has the details on a state House race that has…

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GOP Candidate unloads on NCGOP’s heavy-handed approach to 2012 GOP primaries

        Former state senator Fern Shubert has never been one to mince words. She came in a close third place in the May 8th GOP primary for state auditor.  Greg Dority and Wake county school board member Debra Goldman were slated to compete in a July 17…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

“Tom-with-an-H” is all alone on this one

Drip-drip-drip.  The sordid details surrounding Speaker Thom’s staff  are treating Raleigh Republicans to the worst kind of Chinese water torture.  They took power in 2010  promising a different environment than what their predecessors offered.  Considering some of the stories coming out of the speaker’s office, it’s like Richard, Jim, Joe,…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Pat McCrory Politics

Guilt By Association? (Stones in glass houses, anyone?)

          I need ol’ Richard to clarify something for us. On his Facebook page,  Richard Morgan instructs visitors  to “stop our go along with Obama insurance commissioner.” O-kay.  Richard — you formed an alliance with Jim Black  (who went to federal prison) and spent four years…

Posted in Campaign 2012 NCGOP Politics

NCGOP’s heavy hand comes down hard in auditor primary

              The mental giants in NCGOP leadership are forcing yet another one of their cronies on us: Greg Dority, who came in second in this month’s GOP primary for state auditor, announced Thursday that he would not seek a runoff against first-place finisher Debra…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County NCGOP Politics

Has Richard been hacked?

              I had to do a double-take after reading this quote posted on Insurance Commissioner candidate Richard Morgan’s  Facebook page: Richard T. Morgan Yesterday near Raleigh, NC via mobile Another day – so let’s get going and approach it that before the day is out we each do…

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NCGOP: ”I pledge allegiance to The Mittster …”

    I swear, the mental giants in the NCGOP hierarchy are TRYING to pick a fight when one is really not needed. Activists, reacting to  our earlier report about the proposed resolution pledging loyalty to Mitt Romney, have been calling NCGOP HQ in Raleigh seeking clarification. One of our…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Loyalty Oaths for the NCGOP?

      If you thought the Democrat convention in Greensboro was fun, it’s looking like the June NCGOP convention might be trying to compete with its opposite number. UNITY is the buzzword among GOP establishment types.  That concept was used to stifle Tea Party dissent in the primaries and…

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Runoffs are put-up-or-shut-up time for NC Tea Party supporters

Well, The Tea Party folks really don’t have a whole lot to smile about in the wake of the May 8th primaries in North Carolina.  The establishment — The Ruling Class — in both parties got pretty much EVERYTHING they wanted.  Republican Members of Congress who talk a  good game…