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…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County NCGOP Politics

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…

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

Bev’s tax “deal” really 3-card monte scam taking NC taxpayers for a ride

Gov. Bev Perdue and GOP agree on gas tax —  Raleigh News & Observer headline, May 11 2012 So,  Lame Duck Bev’s steno pool in the N&O newsroom want us to believe that their girl is playing nice with GOP legislators on Jones Street on…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

Could an Indiana scenario happen in The Carolinas?

Sadly, I think the answer is NOT ANYTIME SOON. Hoosier voters have put up solid conservative Mike Pence as their gubernatorial nominee.  They rose up against 36-year RINO establishment US Senator Dick Lugar and tossed him out — replacing him with a solid conservative. If…

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

The GOP establishment and primaries

The GOP ruling class had NO qualms about sticking their noses into Republican primaries at the local, legislative, and congressional levels this year .    However, we had ONE primary — Insurance commissioner, involving a Republican candidate KICKED out of the party — that didn’t see…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC State Government Pat McCrory Politics

Waldo chokes Boom-Boom; takes on McCrory next

Our translucent, barely-visible lieutenant governor Walter Dalton risked life and limb seeking the gubernatorial nod against former congressman, sidewalk wrestler, and all around nice guy Bobby “boom boom” Etheridge. That hard work paid off handsomely on Tuesday — thanks to a lot of help from…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Howard Coble Media NCGOP Politics Republicans

How to tackle (and possibly beat) Howard Coble

I came across an interesting memo put together for The Campaign For Primary Accountability (CPA) by Wilkins Perkins Allen (WPA) Opinion Research.  The memo, dated April 5, featured the results of a March 20-21 poll on the 6th Congressional District GOP primary featuring Guilford County…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

Forget the whales and the dolphins. Save the Speaker! (Save Thom !!!)

The state’s economy is in the tank.  Our debt is growing by the minute.  Unemployment ranks are growing.  And what is the Raleigh political class doing?  Plotting to save poor Thom Tillis’s political reputation and get him two more years as the top money-changer in…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Howard Coble Media Moore County NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers Walter Jones

A seismic event in NCGOP congressional primaries?

    Political insiders suggest that there is a VERY good chance that Virginia Foxx could be the ONLY incumbent Republican Member of Congress from North Carolina to survive the May 8th primaries. Renee Ellmers in the 2nd, Walter Jones in the 3rd, and Patrick…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

Toss Thom: Tillis is toxic to the fortunes of the NCGOP

I have long been suspicious of  state House speaker Thom Tillis.   He was recruited into politics by Richard Morgan —  Robin to Jim Black’s Batman — to run against state Rep. — and Morgan critic — John Rhodes in the 2006 GOP primary.  Rhodes…