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N&O sat on NC Dems’ sex scandal since December ???

    The “Ol’ reliable” slipped up and told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth — for a change.  Check out this passage in a story that finally appeared on The N&O web site this weekend: The staffer’s firing has caused consternation within the party ranks for months. A party spokesman told The News & Observer in December he could not comment on an internal personnel…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics

SEANC poll shows BOOM BOOM some love …

        A poll commissioned by the State Employees Association of North Carolina has Bobby “Boom Boom” Etheridge leading Lt. Gov Walter Dalton by TEN POINTS in the Democrat primary for governor of North Carolina: Etheridge leads with 32 percent, followed by Dalton with 22 percent, and former state Rep. Bill Faison with 4 percent, according to the survey. But a large number of Democratic primary voters, 42…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County Politics

Tea Party groups flexing muscle in NC’s 2nd, 3rd and 10th congressional races

It’s been reported here previously that many prominent Tea Party leaders in the 2nd congressional district are abandoning Congresswoman Renee Ellmers and are gravitating toward GOP challenger Richard Speer of Fayetteville. Now, we’re hearing that national and state Tea Party leaders are making moves in the 10th congressional district, currently represented by Republican Patrick McHenry.   The national Independence Caucus (iCaucus) and The Asheville TEA PAC have announced their endorsements…

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While NCGOP HQ sleeps, NCDP HQ ‘rides dirty’ …

        Once again, The N&O gets scooped by Civitas and The Daily Caller in their own backyard.   The North Carolina Democrat Party leadership is being rocked by reports of a male-on-male sex harassment scandal and payments of hush money within its state party headquarters: North Carolina Democratic Party executive director Jay Parmley was accused of sexual harassment by former male staff member Adriadn Ortega. Ortega left…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Mitt Romney Politics

Stepping up in defense of Ann Romney

First off — I am not part of the Mitt Romney fan club.  But it was extremely slimy for that Hillary Rosen idiot at the DNC to step out and blast Mrs. Romney for “never having worked a day in her life.” The Democrat Party claims to be THE defender of women making life choices that are the best for them.  Let’s look at the record. Michelle Obama and Hillary…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Phil Berger Politics Thom Tillis

Paying for them to do NOTHING

        We, the beleaguered taxpayers of North Carolina, are being told that we will finance a “special session” of the General Assembly where ABSOLUTELY NOTHING will be voted on: Those hoping for excitement during the April 23 special session at the General Assembly will (most likely) be disappointed. Everyone else can go ahead and focus on primary campaigns, the budget and other work for the legislative session….

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Education Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics

Remedial education for NC high school graduates on the rise

        The Democrats WANT to talk about education this campaign season.  They’ve dominated state government for decades.  They’ve thrown tons of money at our public schools.  How’s all that working out?  Terry Stoops with The John Locke Foundation fills us in: Last year, I published a study of community college remediation rates from 2007 to 2010.  I now have the 2010-11 data, which reflects the percentage of…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics

Today is THE DAY!

  Today marks THE LAST DAY you can register to vote or change your party registration in time for North Carolina’s May primary.  If you need to do either of those things, you need to beat a path over to your local board of elections office.

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media Moore County Politics

A lesson for Pinehurst government in Raleigh

  The Village of Pinehurst government is aggressively promoting the idea of downtown revitalization.  They’ve paid for a study of the idea of building a performing arts center.  They’ve obtained grants to help a brewery renovate a historic building in the downtown area.  Now, the village government is exploring the idea of incentives for new businesses to open up in the historic downtown area. The John Locke Foundation reported yesterday…

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Tea Party dumping Ellmers?

The fallout from a rather heated meeting in Pinehurst between local Tea Party leaders and Congresswoman Renee Ellmers has local activists ready to organize a district-wide revolt against Ellmers in the upcoming GOP primary. I talked to one Tea Party source familiar with today’s private powwow: “She was combative.  She was getting in people’s faces  and telling them they don’t have a clue, and that they needed to get one.  She…