Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature Politics

#ncga: Aaaaaaaaand HERE come the skeletons!

Here we are, less than a week before early voting,  and all kinds of folks’ dirty laundry is coming over the transom.  (I think I am going to have to bring on a few interns to help weed through all this.) Let’s get started with our first set of victims.  We told you some time back about Democrat attorney Mark Bibbs being accused of lobbying without a license (among other things)….

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

#nc-09: Um, oh yeah — RACISM !!!!!

I was wondering how long it would take to get here: So, the snide, snobby vegan metrosexual who runs the failing Charlotte Observer’s op-ed page is showing us how brave he is by trashing two dead guys while smearing ONE live Republican candidate.  (And his special friend at WRAL is cheering him on.) Apparently, trying to smear Mark Harris as a he-man-woman-hater  because he dared to cite The Bible in…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: NCGOP still fumbling & bumbling NC Supreme Court race

Spectrum News just released a poll: Granted, it’s registered voters and not likely voters. But it does fall in line with previous info we’ve seen.  Earls’s lead is clearly outside the margin of error.  Even if Jackson scoops up ALL the undecideds, it’s not enough to catch Earls. The NCGOP campaign team is doing a sorry job of (1) raising Jackson’s name ID, (2) tying her to the conservative view…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Speaker Timmy getting inspected by the SBI

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.  The NCGOP doesn’t have a brand problem.  It has a leadership (er, lack of) problem. Too many of the most party’s most prominent, public faces keep painting themselves into embarrassing or ethically-dubious situations. These folks are human.  They make bad decisions like the rest of us.  But those bad decisions get harder to tolerate (especially when you came to power promising…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media Politics

#ncpol: Richardson OUT, anthem-kneeling IN in Panther-land

The Carolina Panthers traded a conservative, home-grown owner for a Hillary-loving hedge fund type from the northeast. The new guy has made it clear he’s not interested in building goodwill with the natives down here. Jerry Richardson was a no-nonsense conservative-leaning guy.  That image clashed with the SJWs who now control the NFL and much of the media.  So, he got hounded out of the league and the top job…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Berger cheers increased spending

I guess the days of bashing Democrats as “big spenders” are over.  The GOPe appears sold on the concept of spending big. We learned recently that NC House Republicans were bashing a Democrat challenger for favoring offsetting increased spending with spending cuts.  Now, we have THIS from the NCGOP’s ‘Mr.Big’ in Raleigh: Wait. What?  He starts off bashing Democrats for “spending like drunken sailors,”  but finishes with bragging about the…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media Politics

#ncpol: NC State, NC Spin keeping it “All In The Family”?

(Editor’s Note: By popular demand, we are re-posting this item from October.  Enjoy.) I was feeling a wee bit bored this weekend, so I decided to stream the latest episode of NC Spin on YouTube.  (*Somebody needs to watch it.*) Besides, I had been experiencing delirium tremens due to going so long without seeing John Hood’s smirking face.  This week it was the Jim Goodmon mafia (Rob Schofield and Chris…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: Dale Folwell v. BIG HEALTH CARE (Ready to Rumble?)

In the NC House, Dale Folwell demonstrated over and over that he didn’t come to Raleigh to join the clique and make nice.  Here in the age of Trump, Folwell is shaking things up and maintaining that bulldog style from his perch in the state treasurer’s office.  And the swamp-dwellers and associated parasites are none too happy about it.  Here’s an item from a recent Business NC email newsletter: Our…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: We are seeing the future. (And it looks like Georgia.)

Well, lookee here: The Education Department said Wednesday that it is investigating whether a Georgia school district’s policy allowing transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice created a “hostile environment” for a 5-year-old girl who said she was sexually assaulted in a school bathroom.[….] *Using the Christine Ballsy Ford precedent, we MUST believe the 5-year old girl 100 percent. Without question.* MORE: […] The agency’s Office for Civil…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: House Republican caucus poo-poos concept of spending cuts

There are so many bizarre things happening this political season, I am expecting to start hearing voice-overs from Rod Serling. It wasn’t long ago that General Assembly Republicans were boasting about spending MORE than the Democrats.  Now, we have the House Republican Caucus political operation attacking a Democrat challenger for wanting to offset spending increases with spending cuts: So, cutting spending is now anathema to the NCGOPe?   The real…