Republicans ramp up their flirtation with identity politics

Republicans talk  a good game about judging people on their qualifications / content of character.  But more and more Republicans — including our very own (former) congresswoman Renee Ellmers — have been  beating the drums about electing more Republicans with TWO X-chromosomes.   It’s demeaning and insulting to lump all black people into one political pigeonhole.  It’s disgusting to hear alleged “black leaders” blast Herman Cain and Clarence Thomas for not being “black enough.”   Blacks are allowed to love free markets, or even the welfare state.  America is great like that.  Feminists like to rave about “women’s issues.”  It’s…

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DC tells pro-border security Americans to ‘Stuff it.’

The DC establishment is working feverishly to avoid the feared government shut-down.  *Can’t tick off The Washington Post and The New York Times, can we?*  (I wish they felt the same about us little people out in fly-over country.)  Republicans STILL allegedly control Capitol Hill.  But they can’t seem to cough up $5 billion to kick-start President Trump’s border wall.  But they CAN find $10.6 billion in foreign aid to send to Mexico and a number of other Central American countries. On top of that, we have Democrat members of Congress escorting members of the so-called refugee caravan across our…

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In Lee County, a 24-year old GOP star is born

Quite a few twenty-somethings in North Carolina politics make pilgrimages to Raleigh with visions of making it big QUICK. Patrick McHenry, for instance, got elected to the North Carolina House right out of college.  One young lady in Lee County started off aiming small and ended up becoming one of the NCGOP’s few bright spots on Tuesday. Arianna del Palazzo (R), a 24 year-old  financial planning professional, shocked the political world in this Sandhills-based county by knocking off a veteran Democrat County commissioner 50 years her senior. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Ms. del Palazzo clung to a 65-vote…

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RINO crackdown on conservatives extends south of the border

Those of you in Haywood County who have been PNGed by the NCGOP — those of you who have been threatened with losing your party position for daring to comment on THIS site (or share posts from this site on social media) — take heart.  Just south of us in The Palmetto State, RINOs are utilizing similar tactics against conservatives: Three conservative activists in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina have been asked to vacate their positions with the local “Republican” party because they are supporting a free market conservative over a fiscally liberal incumbent in this fall’s elections. The activists – Eva…

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The REAL Helms legacy

Jesse Helms was arguably the man who made being conservative AND Republican cool in North Carolina.  His televised editorials opened a ton of eyes and stimulated a lot of deep thinking among the North Carolina electorate.  He helped set the tone that led to the 1972 Nixon reelection rout, the capture of the governor’s mansion  that year, and the 1980 victory of Ronald Reagan over Jimmy Carter.  An awful lot of conservative leaders today  (including this blogger) credit the man with inspiring them.  An awful lot of lefties in and out of academia try awful hard to rewrite history and…

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Tax rate reductions? Nice. (Now, WHERE are the spending cuts?)

Republicans in Raleigh are singing the praises of themselves for great big “tax cuts.”  That’s a good thing to allow people to keep more of their hard-earned money. But politicians view tax cuts different from the way you and I in the real world do.  Politicos always want to be perceived as “giving” somebody something they’ll appreciate.  When they talk of tax cuts, it’s really more about cutting one favored constituency’s rate while slightly knocking up another group’s. Think of it like this:  Let’s say you and your three friends all chip in on a large pizza (with everything) once…

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*Pssst. Tip off Speck at the N&O. He’ll write ANYTHING (that comes from libs).*

For the longest time, we were treated in the pages of The N&O to Colon Campbell’s peculiar obsession with toilets.  HB2 and trannies in the ladies room made its way into all sorts of things young Colon wrote about.  The boy lived and breathed restrooms. At least they were bathrooms in North Carolina. Now comes Andy (“Call me Paul”) Specht (Spock? Speck?) and his fascination with a US Senate candidate in A WHOLE OTHER STATE.  Recently, young Andy / Paul gobbled up some oppo research from liberal activists and went after a NC GOP state legislator about Alabama Republican Roy…

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The Round Rev: ‘Decider’ of who IS and who AIN’T “Christian”

He’s done stuff like this before.  But our state’s really BIG bundle of, um, “joy” is exporting his socialist-stepin-fetchit act to the national stage: A disturbing pattern has emerged since the Washington Post first reported that four women accused Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of offenses ranging from the creepy to the criminal. People in Gadsden, Alabama, where Moore worked in the District Attorney’s office three decades ago, say it was “common knowledge” that Moore pursued teenagers when he was in his 30s. Locals told the New Yorker that they recall being told than the local mall banned Moore for…

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Art Pope: Keep shoveling your $$$ to the GOPe in DC

Alleged conservative godfather Art Pope is trying to tell us it’s a bad idea to write off Mitch McConnell and the boys in DC:  […] The White House has been closely monitoring the donor unease, concerned that it could derail the party’s 2018 efforts. Last week, Marc Short, Trump’s director of legislative affairs who previously served as an operative for the Koch financial network, delivered a presentation for a group of influential conservative financiers that included Frayda Levin and Art Pope. Some in the administration, however, view a donor revolt as a useful way to motivate lawmakers. On Tuesday, Nick…

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How’s THIS for “party disloyalty”?

Reports of conservative activists in western North Carolina being allegedly persecuted and harassed over “party disloyalty” for the offense of criticizing the ruling NCGOP junta in Raleigh have us thinking. The GOP platform, at the state and national level, clearly lays out what you’re voting for if you pull the Republican lever on election day.  But, are you getting that?  Is it arguable that elected officials who ignore the party platform while in office are the ones truly being disloyal to the party?  Let’s take a look at that.  NCGOP Platform, Article 2 The Economy: […] 2. Economic freedom is…

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