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

NC state govt’s “Dorothea” Pre-“Dix”-ament

    It’s being reported that the GOP majority in the General Assembly, outgoing Gov. Bev Perdue, and incoming Governor Pat McCrory are all squabbling about what to do with the former Dorothea Dix Hospital property in Raleigh.  For decades, Dix was the place to send the criminally deranged, and…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Seriously? NC state govt — BILLIONS IN DEBT — owns a RAILROAD ???

          We’ve been told — since the November 6 election — that North Carolina experienced a “conservative revolution.”  Yet we have the NCGOP majority in Raleigh sending up trial balloons about things like — oh — jacking up unemployment taxes, not fighting the implementation of ObamaCare,…

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Shubert: Wayne King meddled in NC GOP’s state auditor primary

      Fern Shubert is not one to mince words.  The former Republican legislator from Union County rocked  many a boat during her tenure on Jones Street.  Besides her legislative service, the conservative pol has run unsuccessfully for governor and for state auditor. Shubert tells The Haymaker that NCGOP…

Posted in Campaign 2012 NC legislature NC State Government Politics Thom Tillis

NC House GOP re-ups with Tillis, delays vote on other offices

It looks like we’re going to get two more years of Thom Tillis in the House chamber’s big chair.  It also looks like proposal to alter the majority leader job into two pieces got altered a little.  The office of “conference leader” is being created and added to the GOP…

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Mr. Forest Goes To Raleigh

  In one of the best election-related pieces of news for North Carolina Tea Partiers, canvassing has confirmed Republican Dan Forest’s victory over Democrat Linda Coleman.    Forest, one of the state’s few major office candidates who ACTUALLY EMBRACED Tea Party activists,  saw his 11,000 vote election night lead drop…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County NCGOP Politics

DID NCGOP mislead grassroots activists?

There is something disturbing rumbling to the surface here in Moore County in the wake of the Nov 6 vote.  The state GOP set up”NC Victory” offices all over the state.  (We got one in Southern Pines, managed by one Eli Schilling — a young activist with close ties to…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Paul Stam Politics Thom Tillis

Thoughts on the NC House GOP leadership skirmish

State House Republicans are meeting today to decide who will lead them through the next legislative session in Raleigh.  A lot of the current leadership is running again, while a few challengers have jumped in. The GOP added nine seats to their majority in the House, and, apparently, TWO seats…

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BOHICA: Bev goes ahead on ObamaCare implementation (Where are NCGOP & Gov. Pat?)

Friday is the deadline for the states to let the Feds know if they will be setting up health exchanges — Phase One in the implementation of ObamaCare.  State governments have a lot of say on this. GOP-controlled state governments in Alabama and Virginia and South Carolina have all said…

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Recount?: Dan Forest preps for another fight as SEIU, Linda Coleman lay groundwork

If you thought Governor Bev Perdue had competence issues, wait until you get a load of Lt. Governor Linda Coleman. Coleman, the former  Democrat legislator and state personnel chief, was backed to the hilt this year by the state’s powerful public employees union.  Despite generous multi-million dollar contributions from union…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Raleigh’s “conservative revolution” off to an inauspicious start

The economy is in shambles.  We are still coping with record unemployment.  And the political class in Raleigh is FASCINATED with who will be on Pat McCrory’s transition team as well as WHO will be the next speaker pro tem and majority leader in the state House. The governor-elect is…