#ncpol: Et Tu, Rich?

It’s the Ides of March in late September.   Remember how upset some folks at NCGOP HQ got when some party activists criticized GOP candidates during the general election?  We had tribunals and expulsions from the party. Oh, it was quite ugly. Meanwhile, there’s something quite similar happening down in Charlotte that doesn’t appear to be raising NCGOPe dander: Yep.  Richard Vinroot — one of those guys we conservatives were asked to hold our noses for and support — is backing the Democrat challenger to an incumbent GOP state House member.  And WHERE is the Hillsborough Street lynch mob? If…

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#ncga: House Republican ObamaCare Caucus DOUBLES in size.

Rep. David Lewis (R-Harnett) now has some company: […] State Rep. Nelson Dollar, a powerful Republican budget writer and redistricting chairman who has been an architect of some of the party’s policy priorities, touts his role in boosting teacher pay. In an interview with The Washington Post, Dollar also said he would vote to let North Carolina expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act — something he has opposed since Republicans took over in 2010.[…] Lewis was the ONLY House Republican to support Medicaid expansion when it first came up.    North Carolina already has some of the most generous…

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#ncga: More evidence of special treatment for Steinburg in Currituck deal?

If you’ve been following this site, you know that state Rep. Bob Steinburg, who represents Currituck County in the NC House and is running to represent them in the Senate,  got $50,000 in county funds with no votes or public discussion on the matter.  The money was payment to Steinburg for promotion a basketball tournament IN ASHEVILLE but named after Currituck County.  Steinburg’s BFF is the Currituck County board of commissioners chairman. Steinburg got the money without debate or votes even though he had no prior experience promoting basketball tournaments. I don’t know HOW I missed this gem from late…

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George Soros stooge seeks seat on NC Supreme Court

One only has to look back at the blitz of lawsuits since 2010 to see the power of the judiciary  to wipe out conservative and Republican gains at the ballot box.  Never mind that 70 percent of the state’s voters wanted to codify marriage as being exclusively between a man and a woman.  Find the right leftist ideologue in a black robe and — Voilà!  The will of the people is struck down.  In 2016, in no small part to foul-ups at the top of NCGOP ranks, liberals earned a one-vote majority on the state Supreme Court.  Anita Earls, founder…

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#ncpol: Meeting & Greeting SOMEBODY ELSE’S voters

This is Congressman Mark Meadows’s Democrat opponent in November. Could someone please provide him with a map?   This guy is running in the 11th congressional district.  The Sheraton Chapel Hill is in the 4th congressional district. Check out the map below and see if you can spot the problem. No one residing within a reasonable driving distance of the Sheraton Chapel Hill can legally vote for Phillip Price.  They would likely be Democrat congressman David Price’s constituents.  Perhaps Phillip is hoping those wacky Orange County libs will be confused by the last names and think they are donating to…

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Florence a catalyst for bolstering the welfare state?

That appears to be the thesis for a pastor (and fellow Lumberton native) writing for a site called “Progressive Southern Theologians.” I don’t know the writer, Rev. McLeod, but I do know many members of his immediate and extended family. McLeod’s piece is a real eye-opener, illustrating just how tightly the socialist demons have sunk their talons into organized religion: My hometown is underwater. This is the second time that this has happened in the past two years. The interstate that runs through the heart of it is under 3 feet of water from the Lumber River, which crested its…

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Polls! (Yay.)

A couple of recently released polls may be providing some insight into why certain NCGOPe types are trashing President Trump and, in general, losing it. High Point University has released polling showing the generic ballot matchup, R v. D, for November’s NC House races virtually tied.  Same for the NC Senate races.  Polling from Elon earlier this month indicates (1) strong support for the constitutional amendments on November’s ballots, and (2) the presence of the amendments on the ballots is not really providing much of a get-out-the-vote incentive. Polling from Civitas also finds a virtual dead-heat in the generic ballot…

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Richard Hudson: Roy Cooper providing “great leadership”

You  know things aren’t going well when the communications director for the opposing party is trumpeting your comments across the media: Hudson, in case you didn’t know, is a Republican congressman representing the 8th district of North Carolina.  He made these comments during a Fox News interview. I don’t remember Democrats giving Pat McCrory this kind of love for Matthew.  Again, it goes back to Republicans bringing knives to a gunfight. In any event, politicians can’t do much more than what you or I could do to help with storm recovery.  The real people to salute are first responders out…

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#ncga: When “special” counsels attack

Well, this didn’t take long. This IS the same person who tried to pick a fight with THIS website a couple of years back. (It appears he’s still trying to go a few rounds with the site in the ring.) Woodcox was convinced then that we were talking a bunch of trash about him.  I did a search of our archives at that time and found absolutely NO MENTION OF HIM.  In fact, the only mention of him on this site EVER (as I write)  is in the “buffoon” post he is raving about right now. THIS post is mention…

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NCGOPe not so interested in playing nice with conservatives as November looms ahead

The usual post-primary strategy involves reaching out to your former rivals and patching things up as you prep for battle against the other party in the general election.  Some  NCGOPe types are turning that tried-and-true strategy on its head this year. In Moore County,  we had a pretty vicious GOP primary for state Senate between incumbent Tom McInnis and Whispering Pines mayor Michelle Lexo.  McInnis ran a hard-nosed, aggressive campaign that had the full blessing of Raleigh’s GOPe leadership and the special interests who run that town.  Some are arguing that McInnis’s strategy during the primary was more had-nosed and…

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