Posted in NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

McCrory transition hitting a few bumps?

      It’s interesting to see what’s left of North Carolina’s mainstream media thoroughly inspecting Pat McCrory’s transition team, agenda, and appointees.  I don’t think Bev or Easley got THIS LEVEL of media vetting in their 12 years in Raleigh. Though, a few interesting…

Posted in Congress Democrats Economy Media NCGOP Obama Politics Republicans

“Getting Something DONE” vs. “Standing Firm and Doing What’s RIGHT”

        An awful lot of the DC Republican establishment is lashing out at conservatives who were unwilling to go along with John Boehner and Eric Cantor’s tail-tucking surrender on taxes and the “fiscal cliff.”  You’ve seen it in the pages of National…

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ObamaCare to impact Fido’s vet bill TOO

      If you think ObamaCare is going to jack up medical costs for you and your family,  wait until you get a load of the potential impact on your pets’ bills for veterinary treatment.   The folks at The Heritage Foundation have come across…

Posted in Economy Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics

What ever happened to CUTTING taxes AND cutting SPENDING ???

  Politicians in Raleigh and DC, aided and abetted by our oft-clueless media, are railing about how the only way to fix our economic mess is to get the ‘guv-mint’  MO’ revenue. Some state Republicans, along with the Civitas Institute, are pushing the idea of…

Posted in Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Welcome to the Obama Era: Uncle Sam & Aunt Bev are largest NC employers

    Triangle Business Journal’s ranking of  North Carolina’s Top Ten Largest Employers  speaks screams volumes about the sorry state of the Tar Heel State’s econ0my.   The two largest — and four of the top ten largest — are government entities. The state of North…

Posted in Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Look Who’s Running ‘Thangs’ Now (Charlotte area makes its move in the Capital City)

    North Carolina’s financial center (Charlotte) and its center of government (Raleigh) appear to be melding together or merging.  We’ve seen it in McClatchy buying both the Charlotte Observer and the Raleigh News & Observer.  The same editorial operation services both papers.  If you’ve…

Posted in Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

ObamaCare deadline passes, Gov. Pat STILL UNCOMMITTED on the issue

    Unbelievable, isn’t it?   McCrory has named his HHS secretary but has not made up his mind about establishing a state health insurance exchange, a vital component of the impending ObamaCare nightmare. Gov. Pat should take some time to get briefed by South…

Posted in Law & Order Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Phil Berger Thom Tillis

Here we go again: Berger makes sense on reparations, Tillis DOES NOT

    Let’s recap.  We have record unemployment, and one of the highest gas tax burdens in America.  We have the third highest amount of debt to the federal government — to the tune of $2.5 billion and counting — in THE NATION.  Meanwhile, the state…

Posted in Media NCGOP Politics

Robin Hayes’s battle with foot-in-mouth disease

        I am really amazed that Robin Hayes survived as long as he did in Washington.  I’ve seen plenty of video of him in action as NCGOP chairman.  It appears that his brain and his mouth have a laissez-faire relationship.  Whatever happens,…

Posted in Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Deafening silence on ObamaCare from leaders of ‘conservative revolution’ in Raleigh

      Gov Bill Haslam (R-TN), a moderate who campaigned for Pat McCrory this year, has announced his state will refuse to establish a health exchange called for in the federal  ObamaCare legislation.   That makes 24 of the 50 states that have gone on…