Campaign 2012: Big lead for McCrory against each of top three Dems in Civitas poll

        The right-leaning, Raleigh-based Civitas Institute has released polling apparently showing Republican Pat McCrory in the driver’s seat for the 2012 race for NC governor.  (Remember, it is only March. The primary is in May.  Barry and his hordes and their cash descend on Charlotte in June.  In other words, it’s early.)  Here are some of the poll’s findings: […] 6. If the election for Governor were held today and you had to make a choice, for whom would you vote if the candidates were: Pat McCrory, the Republican or Walter Dalton, the Democrat? 2/12  3/12 49%…

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Raleigh pol wants reserved spots, free electricity for tin-can smartcars

      Reserved parking spots get abused ALL the time.  I see plenty of people with handicapped parking passes looking pretty able-bodied as they stroll the short distance from their car to the store’s front door. The last time I checked, Progress Energy DOES NOT give away electricity.  You have to pay them for it. A City of Raleigh leader is seeking reserved parking for smartcar drivers like himself so they can recharge their electric cars FOR FREE while they shop: Raleigh City Councilman Bonner Gaylord is the proud owner of a new Nissan Leaf, an electric car that…

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Boom Boom’s double-standard

  Flash back to 1996.  DPI Secretary Bobby “Boom Boom” Etheridge was running for Congress against freshman Republican incumbent David Funderburk in North Carolina’s Second congressional district. We all know NOW that Funderburk was involved in a — ahem — “controversial” traffic accident.   Funderburk was accused of switching seats with his wife to avoid being cited in the accident. THAT became THE issue in the race. The Etheridge campaign and the state party and various lefty groups ran ad after ad after ad on the accident.  (You would have thought Etheridge and Funderburk were auditioning for the job of…

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NC Campaign 2012: Our stupid, biased mainstream news media

We’ve got record unemployment, an economy in the tank, underperforming public schools, crime problems, and rampant corruption in Raleigh.  The mainstream media gets all three main Democrat gubernatorial candidates together, and what do they come away with?  Commentary on a FLORIDA shooting: The Trayvon Martin case has made its way into the Democratic primary for governor. At two events Saturday in eastern North Carolina, the three major Democratic candidates were asked for their thoughts on the case. The questions caught the candidates — who were all together for one of the first times this campaign season — off guard. At…

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Boom Boom is not happy: UNDECIDED expanding lead in Dem primary for NC Gov

Boom Boom is NOT HAPPY. This guy “Undecided” is really coming on like gangbusters in the Democrat primary for North Carolina governor.   Public Policy Polling, a Democrat firm from Durham, is clearly perplexed:  their own polling shows Mr. (or Ms.) “Undecided” expanding his/her lead from 41% to 45% over Bob Etheridge, Walter Dalton, Bill Faison, et. al., IN THE LAST MONTH. Etheridge is in second place, while Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton is a close third.  Faison is in a distant fourth place tied with someone named Gary Dunn. (Um, UNDECIDED, Mr. Etheridge would like to have a word with you…

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Fun with The Internet

  Former state Rep. Richard Morgan’s long-time web site address (www.richardmorgancampaign.com) now redirects to a site filled with anti-Morgan information and propaganda. Even curioser — if you type in  www.communists.com or www.socialists.com you get re-directed to BarryO’s reelection campaign web site.

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Tea Party displeasure with SC’s Haley an omen for NC voters considering McCrory?

      Tea Party activists in South Carolina had such high hopes for state legislator Nikki Haley while she was running for governor of The Palmetto State. She had a strong conservative record in the legislature, and talked a good game on the campaign trail.  The Tea Party — locally and nationally – is widely credited with helping Haley win a primary packed with better-known establishment candidates, and cruise to victory in November.  Oh,  how times can change: Talbert Black, state coordinator of the S.C. Campaign for Liberty, worked hard to get his Lexington County state representative, Nikki Haley,…

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Where will Pat McCrory draw a line in the sand, stand his ground, and FIGHT?

  Former Charlotte mayor Pat McCrory TALKS a good game on the need to cut taxes and government. But during most of his reign in Charlotte, The Queen City was the highest taxed locale in The Tar Heel State.  Charlotte attorney Tom Ashcraft fired off a bunch of questions to McCrory about mass transit spending — which we detailed in an earlier post on this blog.  A lot of McCrory’s response to Ashcraft included excuses about The City Council basically RUNNING OVER and THROUGH him.  Does that give you confidence about GOVERNOR McCrory dealing with the money-changers in the temple…

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More proof the politicians are GOUGING us at the gas pump

  The American Petroleum Institute has prepared an eye-opening briefing on the total tax burden — by state — drivers are dealing with at the gas pumps.  According to API, North Carolina is ONE of SEVENTEEN U.S. states with a combined local, state, and federal gas tax burden HIGHER than the national average. API reports that, as of January 2012, the national average of the combined total local, state, and federal gas tax burden was 48.8 cents per gallon.   At that time, North Carolina’s total gas tax burden per gallon of gas was 57.6 cents per gallon.  South Carolina…

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One out of every FIVE NC drivers has No license ???

            Yep.  That’s what AAA says: UNC Charlotte student Lauren Brown says driving without a license is no good, “It’s scary though, if anything.” The 19 year old just bought her car and says if someone with no license and no insurance hit her, “I’d be pretty angry.” AAA Carolinas spokesman Tom Crosby says her chances are pretty good, “If you’re in a backup with 10 cars, 2 of those people don’t have a license.” Crosby says nearly 1 in 5 drivers on North Carolina’s roadways are driving with out a license, “It’s never got…

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