Posted in Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga #TBT: The dawn of the Speaker Timmy era

With politicians, it’s always fun to match what they’re saying and doing NOW, with what they said or did FIVE MINUTES ago, FIVE WEEKS ago, FIVE MONTHS ago, or even FIVE YEARS ago. Here’s a post from 2014 where a bright, young bushy-tailed legislator from Kings Mountain was making his…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Politics

#NCGOV: The tale of the $$$$, by county

WBTV out of Charlotte has a heck of an interesting graphic.  They’ve broken down the latest fundraising totals for the two major candidates for governor, county-by-county. If the map on the linked page has any correlation to standing in the polls, Team McCrory really has its work cut out for…

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#ncga: Fletch flounders

Politics is a lot like business in the real world.  In business, people form relationships with people because they need something from them.  In most cases, those relationships end when that need is satisfied. (Some people, unfortunately, mistake those relationships for honest-to-goodness friendships.)  In politics, everybody is happy and friends…

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#ncga: Fletch OWES

Electorally speaking, things weren’t so tough for senator Fletcher Hartsell from 2012 to 2014.  So, why did he personally dump six figures into his campaign fund during that time?  Hartsell is currently under investigation by the state board of elections.  The senator is alleged to have been using his senate…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Kay Hagan Law & Order Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

Running for office on OUR DIME

First, it was Thom Tillis who told us he could represent the people of his legislative district, serve as speaker of the House, AND run for the US Senate all without any problem — ethical or otherwise. Now comes word that Attorney General Cooper — nine months into his current…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Democrats Economy Obama Politics

Celebrating job creation — in Latin America …

We in North Carolina are being blessed with the honor of a visit from the great Barry-O.  He will be speaking to students at NC State University in Raleigh and to workers at a business in Apex. (The Chapel Hill-Carrboro crowd must be beside themselves.  The Messiah is walking among…