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GOP sellout on ObamaCare?

      The Tea Party worked hard to give Republicans a majority in the U.S. House and a larger caucus in the U.S. Senate in 2010.  How did DC Republicans repay this small-government grassroots movement?  They worked with BarryO to raise the federal debt…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans

Ellmers slams state’s I-95 toll proposal

  Can I get an Amen? My congresswoman and I are singing from the same sheet of music on this issue of tolls on I-95.   I dealt with these things when I lived in Virginia in the 70s and early 80s.  There was such…

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

Ellmers sets her sights on ObamaCare

          Congresswoman Renee Ellmers — an RN married to an MD — has got a true insiders perspective on American healthcare and government bureaucracy’s effect on it.  She  recently penned an op-ed on BarryO’s health care voodoo: When the Constitution and…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress DENR Economy Media NC State Government Politics

Study: No connection between fracking and groundwater pollution

        North Carolina is looking at a potentially enormous economic boom with fracking.  North Dakota is already booming. The energy industry believes that The Tar Heel State has great untapped energy resources and wants to start fracking to get them out of…

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Conservatism of Congressional GOP leaders

    Does anyone else find it interesting that the top congressional leaders of the GOP — the conservative party — are nowhere near being the most conservative members of their respective caucuses or chambers? According to National Journal, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va), the House…

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Senator Burr: Having it both ways with BarryO’s stimulus

      U.S. Senator Richard  Burr (R-NC) published a great piece the other day in The Charlotte Observer on the evils of BarryO’s stimulus: Three years ago, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Investment Act, better known as the stimulus bill, into law,…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

Campaign 2012: Confused? Lost?

    Our local paper reported the other day that Congresswoman Renee Ellmers was campaigning in Moore  County.  However, according to her official web site, neither Southern Pines nor Moore  County are part of her district.   (The primary vote for Congress is about two…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

Potomac Fever sweeping Moore County?

    It is looking like we in Moore County could have TWO to THREE of our fellow residents on this year’s Second Congressional District ballot.   Democrat Steve Wilkins has signed on the dotted line for this race, as has Republican Clement Munno of…

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National Journal: Scott, Gowdy are SC’s most conservative in U.S. House, DeMint ranks 10th in Senate

  If you check National Journal’s conservative effectiveness rankings for the U.S. House, you will find The Palmetto State’s most right-leaning legislators tying for 80th place out of 435.  Republicans Trey Gowdy  and Tim Scott each earned scores of 66 on economic issues, 83 on…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Democrats Economy Howard Coble Kay Hagan Media Mike McIntyre Moore County NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans Walter Jones

National Journal: Ellmers is NC’s most conservative Member of Congress

  National Journal, the non-partisan national publication dedicated to daily coverage of the U.S. Congress, has released its annual ideological rankings of Members of Congress.  It appears that the Tar Heel State’s newest Member of Congress, Renee Ellmers (R-2nd) has shot to the top of…