Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: A primary for Speciale. (*Sur-prise. Sur-prise. Sur-prise.*)

It’s regularly done for his House compatriot Larry Pittman.  Now, one has magically come out of the woodwork for conservative stalwart Mike Speciale of New Bern: A Republican primary shaping up for 2018 would pit two retired Marines from New Bern against each other – including Rep. Michael Speciale, a legislative lightning rod. The challenger, Eric Queen, 41, holds views in line with most Republicans. He supports voter ID and…

Posted in campaign 2018

The lesson from Alabama?

Stay on offense.   Roy Moore’s team spent ALL of their time having to deny their guy was a perv.  (Never mind that there was no real evidence.  Never mind that the same media and the same crew beating Moore about the head and shoulders for the last few months cheered as legendary pervs Bill Clinton and Ted Kennedy got elected and reelected.) Republicans will throw their scandal-tainted folks overboard in…

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Walter Jones

#ncpol: Jones and taxes.

  When news broke that Walter Jones was one of thirteen Republicans to vote NO on the hallowed tax package pushed through the House by Paul Ryan and the boys, I just knew it would be misused to further the myth that Jones is some kind of “liberal.” I just knew that the NCGOPe boo-birds — seeking to replace Jones with one of their own by perpetuating that myth —…

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

$666 BILLION deficit: GOP Congress setting spending records

666.  The sign of the beast. And the first three numbers of the total federal deficit in FY 2017.  Boy, the “conservative” party is making us proud: Real federal spending in fiscal 2017, which ended on Sept. 30, was higher than in any year in the history of the United States other than fiscal 2009, which was the year that President Barack Obama’s $840 billion stimulus law was enacted.  Fiscal…

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Walter Jones

#nc-03: Gambling interests, DC swamp betting BIG on Dacey

If you run into Craven County commissioner Scott Dacey, one of the first things likely to come out of his mouth is how much money he’s raised in his bid to oust Walter Jones from Congress.  Here he is on Facebook: Here’s the link to his report with the FEC.  Being the devoted public servants that we are, we decided to analyze it for you to verify whether the Dacey…

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

#nc-09: While Pittenger hugs Rove, Harris hugs up to Breitbart, Bannon

Remember when Robert Pittenger earned national attention refusing — on video — to vote to repeal ObamaCare?  Well, he’s back in the national spotlight AGAIN:  When is a wall not a wall? When it is a euphemism. Speaking at Lumberton High School earlier this week, U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger told students that President Donald Trump never intended to wall-off Mexico, but rather was speaking plainly about border security. Talking to…

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress

NC’s solar goons accused of misleading GOP candidates, voters

The Washington Examiner has the story:  Would you be more or less likely to vote for a congressional candidate in 2018 if that candidate supported expensive, inefficient, environmentally-hazardous wind farms in your community? As a Nevada resident in a critical swing state, would you be more or less willing to vote for a congressional candidate who favors the installation of 400-foot-tall wind turbines that will block your view of the…

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Media Politics

A primary for EVERYBODY.

Yep.  THAT is what Steve Bannon and his team appear to be hinting for all US Senate Republicans (except Ted Cruz).   Here’s the Breitbart chief and former presidential counselor: Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon declared war on the “establishment, globalist clique” on Capitol Hill, vowing to primary every lawmaker who does not support the pro-American worker economic nationalist agenda that got President Donald Trump elected. On Fox News’ Hannity,…

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

Art Pope: Keep shoveling your $$$ to the GOPe in DC

Alleged conservative godfather Art Pope is trying to tell us it’s a bad idea to write off Mitch McConnell and the boys in DC:  […] The White House has been closely monitoring the donor unease, concerned that it could derail the party’s 2018 efforts. Last week, Marc Short, Trump’s director of legislative affairs who previously served as an operative for the Koch financial network, delivered a presentation for a group…

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

Tillis: Anger at Congress killing GOPe fundraising

The drive-bys tell us that the big donors to the national GOP are a wee bit miffed at their boys and girls on Capitol Hill: Republicans are confronting a growing revolt from their top donors, who are cutting off the party in protest over its inability to get anything done. Tensions reached a boiling point at a recent dinner at the home of Los Angeles billionaire Robert Day. In full…