Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Politics Republicans

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 repair their image and frame a new agenda. Absent for…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Media Obama Politics

The Financial Recession Excuse

            Former US senator Phil Gramm (R-TX) — a PhD in Economics — and co-author Mike Solon put together a fantastic piece this week in The Wall Street Journal that takes BarryO to task about his blame-game on the current economic mess: Commerce Department data…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress DENR Economy Media Politics

Incomes on rise in energy mining areas, falling in manufacturing regions

According to data published this week in The Wall Street Journal, regions of the U.S. where energy mining is on the rise are seeing an economic boom, while industrial and manufacturing areas are experiencing a bust. (Yet one more piece of evidence to throw in the faces of environmental wackos trying…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Democrats Economy Media NC State Government Obama Politics

Fudging the jobless numbers — and scamming the voters — to aid reelection campaigns

              I’ve always cautioned people against believing what they see in the mainstream media.  Today’s media-gasm on the drop in the unemployment rate is only the latest example of what I’m talking about: The United States created jobs at the fastest pace in nine…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Kay Hagan Media Obama Politics

U.S. Senator Sock Puppet (D-NC) gets her dander up

      The folks who enjoy abortion, and the generous government funding it enjoys, like to refer to themselves as “pro-choice.”  But anyone who dares to make a “choice” this crowd doesn’t like risks being subjected to heavy-handed political intimidation and lawsuits.  When the elected representatives of the people…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Law & Order Media NCGOP Politics

Richard Burr’s EPIC FAIL on congressional insider trading ban

        The U.S. Senate voted 93-2 to move forward on the STOCK bill, which lowers the boom on Members of Congress who use info they gain via their regulatory and oversight duties to make investment decisions.  The legislation arose from allegations raised in a great book by…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Last one out, turn out the lights …

Boy, the rats sure are abandoning the sinking ship.  I believe it is incredibly symbolic, fitting, and appropriate that BarryO will be holding his convention in a state where the Democrat Party is in a downward spiral free-fall toward electoral disaster. We learned today that state House Democrat Leader —…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

Who Am I? Ah’m gonna be yo’ next guvnah. BOOYAH! (Who ARE you?)

  He’s back.  Hide your kids. The sanctimonious, Bible-thumping, corn-pone snake oil salesman (and sidewalk wrestler) from Harnett County is hauling his carcass into the political spotlight ONE more time.  The right Rev. Bobby Etheridge is trying to move his “spending-spree-with-other people’s-money” routine — so rudely interrupted two years ago…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media NC legislature NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Will Big Government Republicans scam conservative voters ONE MORE TIME?

      In 1994’s Contract With America, U.S. House Republicans pledged to eliminate 95 federal programs.  By 2010, according to The Cato Institute, spending on those particular 95 programs had GROWN by 13 percent.  Andrew McCarthy, writing in National Review, tells us that the Republican Party is “not serious…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Congress Economy NC State Government NCGOP Obama Pat McCrory Politics

Barry & Bev’s economy, by the numbers

          We here at The Haymaker want to make sure you have ALL the vital information you need to make thoughtful, responsible decisions this election year.  As a public service, we’re providing you with some morsels of economic data to counter BarryO and his friends in…