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Loretta Lynch & The Senate GOP: Bringing a knife to a gunfight

Yep. Indiana Jones showed us all how foolish that strategy can be. Democrats have, for decades, made mincemeat out of GOP nominees simply because they disagreed with them.  Clarence Thomas.  Robert Bork. Samuel Alito.  (Remember Mrs. Alito running out of the hearing room in tears during her husband’s confirmation to the Supreme Court?)  They play hardball.  Our guys play softball.  Republican majorities have given overwhelming support to Clinton and Obama…

Posted in Congress Thom Tillis

Tillis: Demanding hand-washing AFTER you pee = government tyranny

Holy cow.  If you thought Renee Ellmers was one hot PR mess — wait until you get a load of our junior US senator.  We posted earlier about  ol’ Thom’s debut with the Bipartisan Policy Center.    Some of his remarks there are making national headlines. And NOT in a good way:  In a week packed with news over concerns for public health, Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) described his own history…

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#ncsen: Thom Tillis. Making Friends. With DEMS.

In November, voters across the Carolinas and the nation sent a message to DC loud and clear.  Stop Obama.  Stop Obama’s agenda. SOMEHOW that got translated to John Boehner and Mitch McConnell  & co. that we want them to partner with Obama and his friends to “get things done.” Apparently, THAT is the interpretation our new senator Thom Tillis got too.  Yesterday, ol’ Thom was the keynote speaker at something…

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DC Republicans keep the bailout gravy train rolling

The more things change, the more they stay the same.  We had something pass Congress late last week called “The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act”.     How do you oppose something with a title like that? It’s kind of like the “God Bless America Law” or a “Resolution in support of Mom and Apple Pie.”   But — if you read into the fine print on TRIA — you see that…

Posted in Congress Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

That didn’t take long: Senator Thom Tillis already trying to cash in on his new DC gig

There’s a new player in the political cash-gobbling game: THOMPAC.  Yes, the FEC received a filing formalizing the creation of a leadership PAC called Together Holding Our Majority (T.H.O.M) Political Action Committee. (Turn to page two of the document and you will see the confirmation that this IS indeed a leadership PAC.) What is a leadership PAC?  Here is the take from OpenSecrets, a government transparency group:  A leadership PAC…

Posted in Congress Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

The Rooster Crows: (“Mr. 48%” lets us know how he REALLY feels)

Every day it becomes more clear that we live rent-free in Thom Tillis’s head: […] ”Well, I think the media plays an important role. I think what the governor may be referring to are people that I don’t necessarily consider to be the credible part of the media. Because it’s a very difficult thing these days with the Internet — anybody can appear to be a journalist. I think the…

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The Orange One Lives: Only TWO Carolinas reps bother to listen to the people

It was the biggest rebellion against a House speaker in 150 years.  Recent polling found 60 percent of Republicans wanting a new speaker of the House.  Only eighteen percent believe speaker John Boehner and Senate leader Mitch McConnell are doing a good job. Yet, when the smoke cleared Tuesday, only TWO Carolinas Republicans  bothered to even LISTEN to the public outcry for change at the top. Walter Jones (R-3) and…

Posted in Congress Thom Tillis

Former Helms aide front-runner for top DC post w/ Sen-elect Tillis?

That’s what I am hearing from some pretty well-plugged in folks.  I am hearing that John Mashburn, a former legislative counsel to the late Senator Jesse Helms, is the favorite to run Thom Tillis’s US Senate operation. John’s current role is executive director of The Carleson Center for Public Policy – a DC think tank promoting Reaganite public policy positions.  He’s also been in a leadership role with The American…

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PPP Poll: 31% approval? (Burr, that’s cold.)

That’s right. He will have been in office for 12 years when the 2016 campaign heats up.  But, according to the leftist Public Policy Polling organization, 31 percent of voters approve of Burr, 36 percent disapprove, and 33 percent have no idea what to think of him.  That’s after TEN YEARS in office, folks.   Granted, those numbers don’t sound great.  But we just finished a Senate campaign involving two…