#ncpol: Meeting & Greeting SOMEBODY ELSE’S voters

This is Congressman Mark Meadows’s Democrat opponent in November. Could someone please provide him with a map?   This guy is running in the 11th congressional district.  The Sheraton Chapel Hill is in the 4th congressional district. Check out the map below and see if you can spot the problem. No one residing within a reasonable driving distance of the Sheraton Chapel Hill can legally vote for Phillip Price.  They would likely be Democrat congressman David Price’s constituents.  Perhaps Phillip is hoping those wacky Orange County libs will be confused by the last names and think they are donating to…

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Florence a catalyst for bolstering the welfare state?

That appears to be the thesis for a pastor (and fellow Lumberton native) writing for a site called “Progressive Southern Theologians.” I don’t know the writer, Rev. McLeod, but I do know many members of his immediate and extended family. McLeod’s piece is a real eye-opener, illustrating just how tightly the socialist demons have sunk their talons into organized religion: My hometown is underwater. This is the second time that this has happened in the past two years. The interstate that runs through the heart of it is under 3 feet of water from the Lumber River, which crested its…

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Polls! (Yay.)

A couple of recently released polls may be providing some insight into why certain NCGOPe types are trashing President Trump and, in general, losing it. High Point University has released polling showing the generic ballot matchup, R v. D, for November’s NC House races virtually tied.  Same for the NC Senate races.  Polling from Elon earlier this month indicates (1) strong support for the constitutional amendments on November’s ballots, and (2) the presence of the amendments on the ballots is not really providing much of a get-out-the-vote incentive. Polling from Civitas also finds a virtual dead-heat in the generic ballot…

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Richard Hudson: Roy Cooper providing “great leadership”

You  know things aren’t going well when the communications director for the opposing party is trumpeting your comments across the media: Hudson, in case you didn’t know, is a Republican congressman representing the 8th district of North Carolina.  He made these comments during a Fox News interview. I don’t remember Democrats giving Pat McCrory this kind of love for Matthew.  Again, it goes back to Republicans bringing knives to a gunfight. In any event, politicians can’t do much more than what you or I could do to help with storm recovery.  The real people to salute are first responders out…

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#ncga: When “special” counsels attack

Well, this didn’t take long. This IS the same person who tried to pick a fight with THIS website a couple of years back. (It appears he’s still trying to go a few rounds with the site in the ring.) Woodcox was convinced then that we were talking a bunch of trash about him.  I did a search of our archives at that time and found absolutely NO MENTION OF HIM.  In fact, the only mention of him on this site EVER (as I write)  is in the “buffoon” post he is raving about right now. THIS post is mention…

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NCGOPe not so interested in playing nice with conservatives as November looms ahead

The usual post-primary strategy involves reaching out to your former rivals and patching things up as you prep for battle against the other party in the general election.  Some  NCGOPe types are turning that tried-and-true strategy on its head this year. In Moore County,  we had a pretty vicious GOP primary for state Senate between incumbent Tom McInnis and Whispering Pines mayor Michelle Lexo.  McInnis ran a hard-nosed, aggressive campaign that had the full blessing of Raleigh’s GOPe leadership and the special interests who run that town.  Some are arguing that McInnis’s strategy during the primary was more had-nosed and…

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We’ve seen this movie before.

It was 1991.  I was working on the Senate side of Capitol Hill while wrapping up my undergrad studies.  The  big excitement — other than  the First Gulf War — was the confirmation hearing of an up-and-coming conservative jurist to the US Supreme Court.  It looked like smooth sailing for the nominee until a woman came out of the woodwork with some tawdry years-old allegations. It sounds like we’re talking about 2018 and the Brett Kavanaugh hearings.  But, no, that was Clarence Thomas’s confirmation hearing.  Thomas, only the second black justice to serve on the high court. had his reputation…

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Top NCGA GOP staffer: Trump is a ‘buffoon’

Yep.  Another textbook example of what the inside-the-beltline crowd thinks of US and OUR president: Mr. Woodcox, esq. is “special counsel” to the North Carolina General Assembly.  More specifically, He serves as an adviser to Speaker Tim Moore and Senate president pro tem Phil Berger. Actually, Rush had an excellent piece on the whole 3000 deaths claim the other day.  Apparently, that was based on some kind of computer model produced by leftists, and not by any actual on-site research.   A few years back — one Friday night — someone posting on Twitter as “Brent Woodcox” challenged this website…

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In Robeson County, poor ratings from the state get you a promotion.

Robeson County is one of the poorest in the state of North Carolina.  The county tops the rankings of all the worst social and economic ills. I can throw shade at that place.  My birth certificate says I came into this world there.  But it’s seen quite a turn for the worst since that magical day.  The Robeson County commissioners, the highest paid in the state, recently announced a pleasant surprise for county finance director / assistant county manager Kellie Blue: In a surprise move Tuesday, the Robeson County Board of Commissioners named Finance Director and Assistant County Manager Kellie…

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Lil’ Josh goes to war against “price-gouging”

Boy, for a guy who complained his budget got cut so much he couldn’t do anything, this little one sure is busy.  Think someone is charging too much for their good or service before, during, or after Hurricane Florence?  Never Fear — lil’ Josh Stein, your elfin highly-woke duly elected attorney general is on the case.  I sure wish we could get politicians and drivebys to understand supply-and-demand.  These are some of the same people who think it’s outrageous you can’t buy homeowner insurance — meant to protect your home from future problems – AFTER your house burns down.  Not…

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