Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Law & Order Media Moore County NCGOP Politics Walter Jones

NC-02: Ellmers targets Laura Ingraham after on-air amnesty meltdown

Some people JUST don’t know when to shut up.   Congresswoman Renee Ellmers got her posterior roughed up a wee bit by nationally-syndicated conservative radio host Laura Ingraham today.  Ingraham chastised the North Carolina Republican for regurgitating liberal pro-amnesty talking points and ignoring cold, hard facts.  Ellmers labeled Ingraham’s position…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Walter Jones

Boehner, The RNC & co. coming after Walter Jones

In 2002, the DC establishment parachuted Elizabeth Dole into North Carolina to fill the seat of retiring senator Jesse Helms.  In 2014, Karl Rove, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell are trying hard to pick our next US senator for us.  Also, this year, it appears House speaker John Boehner is working…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Economy Howard Coble Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans Tea Party Walter Jones

The debt ceiling: We were tricked, y’all!

American Hustle is not just lighting up the movie screens.  It’s playing out on Capitol Hill as well. Following last week’s disgraceful surrender by House Republicans on the debt ceiling, we got all kinds of stories about how Howard Coble was the only NCGOPer to vote for Boehner’s bill.  Actually,…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Economy Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers Walter Jones

The GOP’s ObamaCare sellout rolls on.

        John Boehner says he has the plan to fix it all.  He’s NOT going to use his leverage to defund ObamaCare in the continuing resolution vote.  Instead, he says, House leaders are going to try to work a deal with Obama to chip away at ObamaCare…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Howard Coble Media Moore County NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers Walter Jones

A seismic event in NCGOP congressional primaries?

    Political insiders suggest that there is a VERY good chance that Virginia Foxx could be the ONLY incumbent Republican Member of Congress from North Carolina to survive the May 8th primaries. Renee Ellmers in the 2nd, Walter Jones in the 3rd, and Patrick McHenry in the 10th are…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Politics Walter Jones

Walter Jones called one of “Ten Most Likely” to lose their House primaries

          “The Fix” — The Washington Post’s online politics blog — has tapped North Carolina congressman Walter Jones as one of the top ten incumbents MOST LIKELY to lose their primary races this year: […] Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.): If there’s one guy who’s ripe for a…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Democrats Economy Howard Coble Kay Hagan Media Mike McIntyre Moore County NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans Walter Jones

National Journal: Ellmers is NC’s most conservative Member of Congress

  National Journal, the non-partisan national publication dedicated to daily coverage of the U.S. Congress, has released its annual ideological rankings of Members of Congress.  It appears that the Tar Heel State’s newest Member of Congress, Renee Ellmers (R-2nd) has shot to the top of the “Most Conservative” list for…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Howard Coble Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics Republicans Walter Jones

McHenry, Jones facing spirited 2012 primary challenges from the right

    Republican congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) is being hit hard by his GOP primary opponent Ken Fortenberry, a retired newspaper journalist and publisher in Lincoln County.  Fortenberry suggests McHenry is talking the Tea Party talk, but is in reality too comfortable with the Washington establishment. Fortenberry has been pressuring…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Jim DeMint Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans South Carolina Walter Jones

Senator DeMint: We are STILL not cutting.

    For those of us active in The Tea Party, who thought we really brought change to Washington in November 2010, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint’s (R-SC) article in National Review provides quite a reality check for us: Despite bipartisan promises to cut spending after the 2010 elections, Washington politicians…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Howard Coble Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers Walter Jones

Tell me again why we tossed Bob Etheridge …

    Renee Ellmers came into office  with a lot of promise. She campaigned as a die-hard conservative and embraced the Tea Party, which played a big role in her upset win over incumbent Bob (Who Are You?) Etheridge. The New York Times publishes a flattering piece on her role…