Paul Ryan. WHY ???????????

Conservatives just helped oust a speaker who was okay with the Wall Street bailout, debt ceiling increases, and amnesty for illegals.  Now, they and the rest of the House are ready to replace said speaker with another guy who pretty much has the same positions on those issues! Mark Meadows appears to be getting on board with Paul Ryan.  (We know he reads this blog faithfully. He’s commented here before. It would be nice if he would comment on this post — explaining why it is he can “live” with Speaker Ryan.)  Ryan — coming off that *fantastic* performance in…

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The GOPe slaps back at Mark Meadows

[Editor’s Note: Those of you who had hoped I had been spirited away by black helicopters never to be seen again, or had died in a fiery, explosive car wreck — I’m sorry to disappoint you.  I’m back from a long holiday weekend in our state’s beautiful mountains.  The batteries are recharged and we are ready to deliver some haymakers to some deserving folks.  Buckle up.  It’s sure to be a heck of a week.] We’re not big fans of The Politico around here. In fact, we affectionately refer to it in-house as The PoS-tico.  I am not going to…

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It’s not easy being ORANGE

Just as we thought.  It’s being reported now that the reason John Boehner hasn’t brought up Mark Meadows’s ”vacate” resolution is that leadership is not confident they have the votes to kill it. Only two of our TEN Republican House members are supporting the measure — Walter Jones and Meadows.  The Third District GOP has passed a resolution supporting Meadows’s decision to file the resolution and is asking all other Republicans to do so as well.   The delegation’s other Mark — Walker — is doing quite the tapdance on this issue (”I like Mark Meadows, BUT ….) .  Here’s…

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Boehner talks tough on Meadows move (but WHY no vote yet?)

Mark Meadows has taken over from Ted Cruz as the Washington establishment’s whipping boy.  He spoke a lot of truth in the resolution he authored seeking to vacate the speaker’s chair. Boehner and his team — and, surprisingly, a number of Meadows’s fellow conservatives — are publicly poo-poing Meadows and his resolution.  The orange man himself says Meadows’s move is “no big deal.”  That statement begs the question:  If it’s no big deal, why not go ahead and vote on it?  That’d be a great way to shut up AND shut down Meadows.  (What could Meadows and all of those…

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Jones to Meadows: SIGN ME UP!

The two most notorious residents of John Boehner’s dog house — from opposite ends of this great state —  are teaming up to see about VACATING the speaker’s chair.   Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC-03) has confimed via Facebook that he has Mark Meadows’s back:   I am sure there is room on that paper for the signatures of Mrs. Ellmers & Mrs. Foxx,  and Messrs. McHenry, Hudson, Holding, Rouzer and Pittenger.  If you get the chance, tell some of those folks how important it is that they sign up with Walter and Mark to get this thing done.  And if they…

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#ncpol: Meet the chairman of the House Committee on BIG Cojones

There he goes again, showing his colleagues how to behave like a conservative.  One has to wonder how long it will take for Patrick McHenry (R-NC-10) to run whining to the drivebys about his neighbor in the 11th, Mark Meadows?    Will Thom Tillis scold him publicly like he did Ted Cruz?  Congressman Mark Meadows has the attention of the WORLD after spearheading a procedure to remove Speaker John Boehner from power.   Here is the measure Meadows submitted to get the ball rolling.  Meadows admits to knowing he’s made himself quite a target taking on one of the most powerful pols…

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A potential monkey wrench in the Draft Meadows effort?

Congressman Mark Meadows collected a lot of new fans with his recent tussle with John Boehner and crew.  An effort has arisen to encourage Meadows to forego election to the House in 2016 and primary incumbent US senator Richard Burr. Well, certain developments in DC have me thinking that primary matchup might be looking less and less likely: A critical bloc of House conservatives has been invigorated by its victory over GOP leaders, who caved in a high-profile fight over a punished subcommittee chairman. The reinstatement of Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) is a small win for the months-old Freedom Caucus. But it…

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#NCSEN: Draft Mark Meadows for, um, SENATE ????

That’s what the website says.  The 11th district congressman has become a hero in Tea Party circles for his resistance to House leadership efforts to abandon conservatism.  He had his subcommittee chairmanship snatched away.  His diminutive prepubescent colleague, Patrick McHenry, chided him for “siding with Democrats” and not being a “team player.” NCGOP chairman Hasan Harnett has spoken out in support of Meadows.  Grassroots activists from across the state and the country have taken to cyberspace and the phone lines to voice their displeasure over the treatment of Meadows by the House leadership. Meadows got his chairmanship reinstated.  But that…

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#ncgop: Now THIS is what we’re talking about !

We’re often accused around here of being too tough on the boys and girls at NCGOP HQ.  But — with what I saw on Twitter today, from the party’s new chairman — I think we may have to adjust our tune a bit:   Whaaaaaaaaaa … ????  Taking a slap at The Orange Man™ and defending one of our own.  Could you imagine something like this coming out of Robin Hayes, Bill Cobey, or Claude Pope?  Way to go, Hasan.  Okay.  Let’s contrast the NCGOP chairman’s reaction with that of prepubescent congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC):  Rep. Mark Meadows lost his chairmanship…

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#nc11: Meadows gets his committee back. Will he keep his cojones?

Fresh off of being labeled a traitor by a little boy named Patrick McHenry, congressman Mark Meadows has his committee chairmanship back: The second bit of good news is that Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) has been reinstated by Jason Chaffetz as chairman of a subcommittee from which he was removed earlier in the week. Meadows is a member of the conservative Freedom Caucus and Speaker Boehner demanded his removal for voting against the rule to bring some bills to the floor. “I think it just got to the point where an awful lot of people were saying, geez, they go out and they…

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