Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Economy NC legislature NCGOP Politics

The Tea Party is living rent-free in Bev’s head

The alleged mainstream media (MSM) spends a lot of time and energy trying to tell us that the Tea Party is an extremist fringe who should not be taken seriously. The word “tea” is an acronym for “Taxed Enough Already.”  The activists who align themselves with the Tea Party — I am one — are demanding that the government bureaucracy get its fiscal house in order.  They want to see…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

N&O tries to carry Bev across the finish line

Rob Christensen and the boys in the N&O newsroom appear to be quite excited about a new poll from Colorado-based Magellan Strategies showing Pat McCrory only leading Madame Governor by ONE point. If you go to Magellan’s site and study the survey data, you will find that 47% of respondents HAVE NEVER HEARD OF — OR HAVE NO OPINION OF — PAT MCCRORY.  Also keep in mind:  McCrory has not…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Law & Order NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics Republicans

A Whole Lotta Sex-Talk in Raleigh

Well, the “honorables” in the North Carolina House have voted overwhelmingly to put the issue of a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage on the May primary election ballot. Of course, this development has sent the Chapel Hill-Carrboro crowd off the deep end.  They tried hard to derail this thing.  First, they started with the ol’ tried and true Hitler-and-the-Jews analogy, but that didn’t wash. Then, they tried the economic development…

Posted in Law & Order NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

STILL not passing the smell test …

NC PolicyWatch, a Raleigh-based leftist think tank, is ratcheting up its reporting on NC State Rep. Stephen LaRoque (R-Kinston): N.C. State Rep. Stephen LaRoque tapped a federally-funded non-profit he ran to loan his own company money, according to documents filed in the Lenoir County Courthouse this week. LaRoque Management Group, the for-profit company LaRoque owns, received a $200,000 loan at zero-percent interest in July 2010 from East Carolina Development Company,…

Posted in Congress Howard Coble Media Politics Republicans Walter Jones

9/11: Why we should never forget. Why we should keep fighting.

The alleged mainstream media (MSM) is beside itself — pretending to be patriotic — as it commemorates the 10th anniversary of the 9/11/01 mass murders in New York, DC and Pennsylvania.  They talk about the event like it was a terrible storm, like Hurricane Katrina. Barry-O tells us we need to commemorate the events of that day by planting a tree, working at a soup kitchen, or some other kind…

Posted in Media NC legislature NC State Government

The N&O stands up for The Ruling Class

  The N&O’s Rob Christensen is at it again — going to bat for Ruling Class bureaucrats and politicians against those EVIL , know-nothing taxpayers and voters. Rob wants us to believe that the legislature’s efforts to end involuntary annexation will “stifle” North Carolina’s cities: Take a good look around you. This may be the high-water mark for North Carolina’s cities. If you follow the Interstate 40-85 corridor, you will…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics Republicans

Is it Bo, Moe, Joe, or “No, this really isn’t my dog” …

Gaffes and scandals pop up from time to time in campaigns.  Like the changing of the seasons or the rising and setting of the sun.  They just happen.  But it is truly a shame when a candidate produces and distributes something that leads to embarrassing publicity for his own campaign. That is what former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory — the presumptive GOP nominee for governor in 2012 — has done,…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Obama Palin Pat McCrory Politics Republicans

Give me something to believe in …

    (Believe me, it hurts to have to start off a post quoting lyrics from 80s “hair” band Poison.)  The latest column by Fox News contributor and political columnist Michael Barone , entitled “GOP Needs a Front-Runner Stronger Than Candidate X’‘,   should provide some real food for thought to GOP candidates here in North Carolina and at the national level: The race for the Republican presidential nomination finally seems to…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Obama Politics Republicans

Meet “The Donkey Whisperer” …

I’m a big fan of Cesar Milian, The Dog Whisperer, and his show on The National Geographic Channel.  I’ve picked up a few tricks from Cesar to help keep my favorite pooch in line. Well, a Texas Republican congressional candidate, Roger Williams, has put out an ad that is a clever,  tongue-in-cheek parody of “The Dog Whisperer” show called “The Donkey Whisperer”  — a not so subtle jab at Barry-O…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media Mitt Romney Politics Republicans

Rethinking Romney ….

I know I gave major props to Mitt Romney in an earlier post about “job creation” and the silly season.  An editorial in today’s Wall Street Journal has me rethinking that praise: Mitt Romney rolled out a major chunk of his economic agenda yesterday, and we’ll say this for it: His ideas are better than President Obama’s. Yet the 160 pages and 59 proposals also strike us as surprisingly timid…