Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media Mick Mulvaney NCGOP Politics South Carolina

SC’s Mulvaney: amnesty foes ‘absurd,’ ‘stupid’

If you thought things were bad on the north side of the border, take a trip a little ways south to check out alleged Tea Party hero Mick Mulvaney: […] “Here’s the surprise,” the narrator says. “The strategy is to target the hardcore Tea Party conservatives like Mick Mulvaney, guys…

Posted in Congress Mark Meadows Mick Mulvaney South Carolina Tea Party

The FREEDOM Caucus?

Yep.  One has been founded on Capitol Hill.  The founding group includes NINE Republican House members — with Mark Meadows (NC) and Mick Mulvaney (SC) being the only members from The Carolinas.  What is this group all about?: Conservative lawmakers are officially rolling out a new group aimed at advancing…

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 Media Politics Republicans

Republican? Misspell? Misspeak? You’re Dumb. Democrat? Not so much. Probably TIRED.

Dan Quayle has been out of office for 22 years now.  But he will never live down that fateful day he spent officiating a spelling bee at a New Jersey school. Politicians at that level are conditioned to reading exactly what staff prepares for them on cue cards, speeches, and…

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 Obama Politics Republicans

GOP-controlled US House passes debt ceiling lift with almost NO Republican help

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed yet another increase in the federal debt ceiling by a margin of 221-201.  Of those 201 NO votes, 199 of them were Republican.  Boehner only managed to coax 28 Republicans to go along with him in doing the dirty deed.   I like the…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Politics Republicans South Carolina Tea Party

Whither the OPPOSITION party?

We’ve got a president operating well outside the boundaries of The Constitution — arbitrarily making changes to laws passed by the legislative branch.   If a Republican president had tried something similar, the howler monkeys on the left side of the aisle would be offering up off-the-chart decibel readings.  But the…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Economy Media Obama ObamaCare Politics Republicans

O-Care: Lefties run damage control on Barry & Kay’s job-killing pet monster

The Congressional Budget Office — long the target of much love and affection by liberals and mainstream media types — is now feeling their wrath.  The CBO dared to publish data suggesting that ObamaCare will cost the US economy 2.5 million jobs by 2017. *Is THAT all?* The spin defending…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Politics Republicans South Carolina Tea Party

#SCSEN: ANOTHER censure for Lindsey Graham?

Boy, the problems keep mounting for South Carolina’s senior US senator.  He’s got four primary opponents.  He’s been censured by at least half a dozen county GOP organizations (including the one in his home county).  It appears some activists in Myrtle Beach want to add to his problems.  Here’s an…