A drive-by sliming, courtesy of the N&O and Politico ….

It is astounding how much more press coverage and scrutiny the current occupant of the 2nd congressional district seat, Renee Ellmers (R), is getting than her predecessor, Bob (Who are you?) Etheridge (D) did. ( I am SURE it could not have anything to do with those letters in parentheses next to each of their last names. ) Check out the N&O’s latest swipe at Ellmers: Report: Ellmers at paid event, not open meetings Submitted by lbonner on 2011-08-17 11:39 Tags: Under the Dome | Politico | Renee Ellmers | town halls U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers is one of the subjects of a Politico article about House members forsaking open…

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Renee Ellmers “grows in office” …

That spells BIG trouble for us, fellow taxpayers. You see, The New York Times — like The Raleigh News & Observer — does not care for ANYTHING even remotely conservative. In either of those publications, if you see a mention of a conservative’s name, you can bet the piece is some kind of nasty hit job. After reading the recent profile in The Times of the Dunn Republican — soon to be Moore County’s representative in Congress — an eerie, cold sensation shot up my spine. The National Review coined a term “growing in office” to refer to a conservative…

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North Carolina’s “Monty Hall” Republicans in Washington …

The new majority in the state legislature has been a pleasant surprise for North Carolina conservatives, who have stewed for years about the spending smorgasbord on Jones Street.  We have been seeing a lot of principled conservatism and common-sense legislation coming out of the legislature this year. For 30 years, conservatives in North Carolina had a champion in DC in the form of US Senator Jesse Helms.  Helms, proud of his nickname “Senator No”, spent years tying up and standing in the way of really bad legislation.  The bi-partisan Ruling Class poo-pooed Helms’ s tactics, chiding them for harming the…

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Trillions more in debt is GOOD for you. Trust US.

I have to give rare kudos to Democrats Larry Kissell and Mike McIntyre, who voted against the U.S. House deal to raise the federal debt ceiling — even if it might have been for the wrong reasons. Sixth District Republican congressman Howard Coble, who represents Moore County, and 2nd District Republican Renee Ellmers, who will soon represent Moore County, both voted for the debt ceiling increase debacle: “I voted for the bill because it cuts government spending at a greater amount than it increases the debt ceiling,” Coble said. “We did that without raising taxes, without harming Social Security and…

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McIntyre: I’m running in NC-7 regardless of final map

Congressman Mike McIntyre has said publicly that he plans to run for reelection to his 7th district seat regardless of what the final redistricting map looks like.  Two maps have come out of the legislature.  The first map had more than half of McIntyre’s home county in Larry Kissell’s 8th district.  The second map released this week had McIntyre’s ENTIRE home county of Robeson in Kissell’s district. Wilmington resident Ilario Pantano, a former Marine and the 2010 GOP nominee in the 7th district, is already running for the 2012 GOP nomination.  Today, reports have surfaced that state Senator David Rouzer…

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Redistricting reboot: From bad to worse for NC Democrats

The Left threw a major tantrum over the first congressional redistricting map released by the conservative majority in the North Carolina General Assembly.  Leftists claimed the map was unconstitutional, unfair to minorities, and WAY TOO GENEROUS to Republicans. The map-drawers in Raleigh received word that the federal government had concerns about the redrawn NC-1, which is a majority-minority district currently occupied by U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D).   Legislators said that adjusting NC-1 would likely cause a “domino effect” on the shapes of the state’s other 12 districts.  Boy, were they NOT kidding: Republican lawmakers had promised a ripple effect…

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Fact: The N&O LOVES liberals

I often harken back to the eight year period (1984-1992) when we last had a GOP governor in Raleigh. That is also the last occasion when The Raleigh News & Observer subjected an incumbent governor to tough questions and scrutiny. The newsroom practically went to war against Governor Jim Martin. Martin probably had no idea what he was in for when he took office. The N&O scribes lovingly cooed over Jim Hunt’s eight year stint in the executive mansion. Suddenly, when the lovable Dem leaves office, and the mean ol’ Republican steps in, the tone of the coverage changes. (It…

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