Tag: NCGOP

MAJOR #FAIL# : GOP majority in Raleigh drops ball on proposed gas tax cap

The North Carolina Republican Party’s official web site includes a long list of things “We Believe,”  including THIS GEM: We Believe… government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of their own money they earn. Really?  Someone needs…

Recipe for 2012 GOP gubernatorial victory missing key ingredients

The three modern day successes for the NCGOP in governor’s races came in 1972, 1984, an 1988. What do those three years have in common? A Republican presidential candidate cruising to victory.  Nixon was stomping McGovern in 1972, and Reagan…

Let the scare tactics begin …

        When liberals realize they can’t win a debate on the issues, they almost always turn to the scare tactics. Lyndon Johnson got the ball rolling in 1964 against Barry Goldwater, running ads depicting Barry Goldwater as…

Put up or shut up time for NCGOP

          There are a number of developments brewing in Raleigh that will tell volumes about whether North Carolina made a wise investment in the Republican Party last November: 1) Ethics:  There has been a steady drip-drip-drip…

No profiles in courage for NCGOP in DC

  North Carolina’s Republican Members of Congress have proved — once again — that keeping Speaker John Boehner happy is more important than looking out for the folks struggling through a wretched economy back home. On Wednesday, 48 Republican members…

GOP legislator eyeing Kissell challenge in NC-8

  Reports from Washington are that state Rep. Justin Burr (R-Albemarle) — no relation to our state’s senior U.S. Senator — is seriously eyeing  a challenge to two-term 8th district incumbent congressman Larry Kissell (D). The NCGOP is placing a lot of…