Category: Congress

McIntyre to stick with re-election campaign to Congress

        Congressman Mike McIntyre (D), an 8th Congressional District resident, will be on the ballot for  the 7th Congressional District race in May and November.  (YAWN.)  He issued the following statement to clarify his decision to forego…

When will the NCGOP learn?

            This little jewel just popped up on our Twitter feed:   @scott_lasterScott Laster RT @McHenryCampaign: We need your help to reach our Facebook goal. Like our campaign page & help us reach 600 tonight!facebook.com/ReElectMcHenry… Scott…

John Edwards: STILL a sleazeball

        We’ve been hit with a lot of sympathetic coverage of former US senator and presidential candidate John Edwards lately.  Our local paper has been cooing over him.  (Edwards’ parents still live here in Moore County.)  We’ve…

You GO, girl !!! …

  (That’s what they say on Jerry Springer when offering enthusiastic encouragement to a female.) I’m having second thoughts on U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers.  We’ve been a little tough on her on this site. She campaigned as a Tea Party…

Bureaucrats, pimps, politicians, and drug dealers: birds of a feather with different means, same ends

  On a daily basis,  I am amazed at how hard government works to keep people dependent on the bureaucracy.  Working hard and reaping rewards of your labor doesn’t matter.  What matters is how grateful you are for all the…

Big changes in the air: So long, Sue

  The Charlotte Observer is reporting that U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick (R-Charlotte) will not be seeking reelection in 2012.  Myrick has been a good, solid voice for conservatism in the House.  She will be missed. Filing for the May primary…

GOP leaders seek to shake “inflexibility” image

              The New York Times is praising Speaker Boehner and Majority Whip Cantor for putting all that harsh conservative talk on the backburner: Unpopular and divided, the once mighty House Republicans are laboring to…