Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Media Politics

Federal deficit DOUBLED

        Last month, the federal government recorded a deficit that was TWICE what it was at the end of May 2011: The U.S. government posted a budget deficit of $125 billion in May, more than twice the level registered in the same month last year. So far this fiscal year, the budget deficit stands at $844.5 billion, narrower than at the same time a year ago. Under…

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Holding taking heat over decisions re: John Edwards

        George Holding, former US attorney and current GOP nominee for the 13th congressional district, is facing questions from Edwards case jurors, legal experts, and the mainstream media about his decision to probe and prosecute former Democrat U.S.  Senator and vice-presidential nominee John Edwards: […] From the start there were allegations from the Edwards camp that he was a victim of political score settling. Holding, a Republican…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress DENR Media Moore County NC legislature NC State Government Politics

The Pilot: pushing far-left talking points, telling half of the story, and mocking the few readers it has left

You have to just LOVE Yankees who move down here and chastise us for not being more like the morally and fiscally-bankrupt blue states they fled. Steve Bouser, The Pilot’s minister of propaganda overseeing the paper’s op-ed pages, is a textbook example of just such antics.  His page ran for months with leftist talking points about the proposed  marriage amendment to the state constitution — warning of a return to Jim…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Kay Hagan Politics

Our very own Senator Sock Puppet keeps marching along to Chuck Schumer’s orders

  U.S. Senator Kay Hagan — also affectionately known in these parts as “Chuck Schumer’s sock puppet” — was in The Charlotte Observer groaning and moaning about “The War on Women.” Hagan owes her very existence in the Senate to New York’s senior senator, so she frequently carries his water.  Schumer has declared that there IS a war on women out there, so Hagan has been dispatched to flyover country…

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GOP-controlled U.S. House: more debt in 15 months than in ALL of the first 97 Congresses COMBINED

      It took nearly 200 years for previous Congresses to do what John Boehner, Eric Cantor and the rest of the Honorables have managed to do in 15 months:  amass $1.59 trillion in debt.   Before the sputtering starts about how  “Harry Reid wouldn’t let us cut anything!”, consider THIS: […] In the fifteen months that the Republican-controlled House of Representatives–led by Speaker John Boehner–has effectively enjoyed a…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress John Edwards Media Politics

Why is this man smiling? (Answer: He — um — GOT OFF.)

          After lengthy deliberations, a federal jury has found former senator (and all-American baby-daddy) John Edwards not guilty on one criminal count, and got hung up on the remaining counts: The jury in the John Edwards trial on Thursday found the former presidential candidate not guilty on one of six counts in his campaign finance trial and announced it could not agree on the five remaining…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Democrats Larry Kissell Media Politics

I’ll take endangered big spenders for a trillion, Alex

  The folks at the NRCC in Washington have come up with a creative little web site that should appeal to the fans of the popular long-running game show Jeopardy. Kissell – a Democrat representing North Carolina’s 8th district since 2008 – has been targeted by state and national Republicans.  The 8th district has been reconfigured to be more Republican than in the past.  Republicans Richard Hudson and Scott Keadle …

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County Politics

Renee Ellmers making overtures to GOP’s left wing?

  A TV ad during the May primary promoted congresswoman Renee Ellmers as “North Carolina’s most conservative member of Congress.” It also plugged her as a fighter for “traditional marriage” and the free market. That ad helped her get renominated in a new, more conservative district, and likely reelected for two more years in Washington. After the primary we hear about her 59 (out of a potential 100) percent conservative…

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Charlotte Observer, Hudson tee off on Scott Keadle

        Richard Hudson and The Charlotte Observer have JUST discovered that the DC-based Club for Growth is endorsing and supporting Eighth Congressional District Republican candidate Scott Keadle: A little-known dentist from rural North Carolina hopes to become the latest Republican congressional nominee to charge from behind and, with the help of a powerful Washington backer, upset a favored GOP pick. Congressional candidate Scott Keadle of Iredell County,…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans

Lt. Ellmers goes off to war …

      I got YET ANOTHER emailed release from congresswoman Renee Ellmers’ taxpayer subsidized PR flack.  I started reading it, and saw our Renee risked life and limb this week by heading into the Afghanistan war zone.  Good for her, I thought. The release included a lengthy quote praising our soldiers, which was surely composed by said taxpayer-subsidized PR flack.  I scanned through that until I hit THIS passage:…