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Seriously? NC state govt — BILLIONS IN DEBT — owns a RAILROAD ???

          We’ve been told — since the November 6 election — that North Carolina experienced a “conservative revolution.”  Yet we have the NCGOP majority in Raleigh sending up trial balloons about things like — oh — jacking up unemployment taxes, not…

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

AFTER the election, GOP thinks tax increases are A-OK

Now that the smoke has cleared — and they are safe from the voters’ wrath for at least two more years — Republicans in Raleigh and Washington appear ready to toss supply-side, low-tax, deregulated economics under the bus. U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss  (R-Ga.) has been…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Gov. Pat: Going wobbly on ObamaCare fight?

    Businesses have been downsizing, closing facilities, implementing employee layoffs, and instituting hiring freezes in anticipation of the impending fiscal and regulatory nightmare known as ObamaCare. Pat McCrory won the 2012 governor’s race in an impressive fashion by pledging to lead a Carolina Comeback. …

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Shubert: Wayne King meddled in NC GOP’s state auditor primary

      Fern Shubert is not one to mince words.  The former Republican legislator from Union County rocked  many a boat during her tenure on Jones Street.  Besides her legislative service, the conservative pol has run unsuccessfully for governor and for state auditor. Shubert…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media NC State Government Politics

Gov. Pat: Bev’s a disaster, but I’m keeping a lot of her people.

Pat McCrory, fresh off his rout of Walter Dalton in the governor’s race, is putting out the word that we shouldn’t expect “major personnel changes right away.”  Wait a minute.  I thought Bev Perdue was a disaster — a complete nightmare for North Carolina.  We…

Posted in Campaign 2012 NC legislature NC State Government Politics Thom Tillis

NC House GOP re-ups with Tillis, delays vote on other offices

It looks like we’re going to get two more years of Thom Tillis in the House chamber’s big chair.  It also looks like proposal to alter the majority leader job into two pieces got altered a little.  The office of “conference leader” is being created…

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Mr. Forest Goes To Raleigh

  In one of the best election-related pieces of news for North Carolina Tea Partiers, canvassing has confirmed Republican Dan Forest’s victory over Democrat Linda Coleman.    Forest, one of the state’s few major office candidates who ACTUALLY EMBRACED Tea Party activists,  saw his 11,000…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County NCGOP Politics

DID NCGOP mislead grassroots activists?

There is something disturbing rumbling to the surface here in Moore County in the wake of the Nov 6 vote.  The state GOP set up”NC Victory” offices all over the state.  (We got one in Southern Pines, managed by one Eli Schilling — a young…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Paul Stam Politics Thom Tillis

Thoughts on the NC House GOP leadership skirmish

State House Republicans are meeting today to decide who will lead them through the next legislative session in Raleigh.  A lot of the current leadership is running again, while a few challengers have jumped in. The GOP added nine seats to their majority in the…

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BOHICA: Bev goes ahead on ObamaCare implementation (Where are NCGOP & Gov. Pat?)

Friday is the deadline for the states to let the Feds know if they will be setting up health exchanges — Phase One in the implementation of ObamaCare.  State governments have a lot of say on this. GOP-controlled state governments in Alabama and Virginia and…