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Aaaaand the surrender train keeps rolling on

In the 1970s. a perfect storm of libertarians, Christian conservatives, and conservative Democrats came together to shift the GOP from an afterthought to  a force to be reckoned with in North Carolina. Folks with some things in common — and some NOT — came together in a way that benefited…

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A missed opportunity for Barbara Jackson

A bi-partisan group of 58 sitting sheriffs (out of a total of 100) emphatically endorsed the reelection of NC Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jackson the week before the election.  But NO ONE in the NCGOP hierarchy, the Jackson campaign, or the driveby media appeared to give a damn.  Some of…

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Fun with Math

This stupid headline from The N&O illustrates one of the biggest pieces of nonsense were going to hear about from the leftists in upcoming months.  Yet, some UNC-brainwashed activist judge will examine his tea leaves,  chicken bones, ouija board and magic 8-ball and give even more life to it. The…

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NC Dems take Tilli$$$’s old NC House seat

For the first time in at least sixteen years, the residents of North Carolina House district 98 in Mecklenburg County will be represented by a DEMOCRAT. Conservative champion — and prominent Jim Black critic — John Rhodes was elected to the seat in 2002.  In 2006, he was primaried and…

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Constitution Party gets a win on Tuesday

The Constitution Party fared pretty well in its first general election in North Carolina. CPofNC candidate Jerry Jones came out on top in a county commissioner race in Greene County. That’s quite a feat for a party that just got ballot access THIS YEAR.  (The Libertarians have a city councilman…

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And let the spin BEGIN …

The six-figure salaried frat boys at NCGOP HQ are already taking to social media to try and make lemonade out of Tuesday’s lemons: Let’s see.  When Dallas The Boy Wonder and his Grandpa got installed via coup at NCGOP HQ in 2015, we had a GOP governor, a majority on…

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In Lee County, a 24-year old GOP star is born

Quite a few twenty-somethings in North Carolina politics make pilgrimages to Raleigh with visions of making it big QUICK. Patrick McHenry, for instance, got elected to the North Carolina House right out of college.  One young lady in Lee County started off aiming small and ended up becoming one of…

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A post-mortem on Tuesday. (Look, Ma. We’re goin’ backwards.)

For Republicans and conservatives across North Carolina, there was not a whole lot to cheer about Tuesday night.  Our side got out-hustled, out-strategized, out-raised, out-marketed.  *Out-EVERYTHINGED.* To satisfy the folks who have been nagging me all morning via text and tweets to offer up my  thoughts, here goes: The Good…

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#ncga: The (NC House) $$$ chase thus far …

Whoever has the most money is not always the best indicator of who will come out on top when the smoke clears at the end of election day. Factors like name ID, various local issues, and the proportion of local vs. outside contributions also make a big difference.  Nevertheless, we’ll…

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Advice for Tuesday …

We’ve been bombarded with questions from folks seeking recommendations about who to vote for on Tuesday.  Here’s the sample  ballot from my neck of the woods. It features local races that are important to Moore County residents, but no one else.  There are other items on the ballot that people…