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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…

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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….

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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. …

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…