Posted in campaign 2020 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

Stupid. Big Mouth. Patently dishonest. (Not much has changed.)

  It always insults my intelligence to see big-time  marketing pros peddling something to me as new and improved — when, in fact, it is pretty much the same as it always was and hasn’t exactly been improved.   Seeing THIS on Facebook the other…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress George Holding Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

NC-02: PACs, lobbyists pay the way for Dr. and Mrs. Nee-Nee

Renee Ellmers has set a new standard for bald-faced hypocrisy and outright lying.  She apparently thinks the voters are too stupid to check the facts.  Given her TWO reelections, she might be right about a lot of her voters.  The Ellmers campaign this year has…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress George Holding Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

NC-02: The Donald on the phone for Nee-Nee

I swear, they’ve got to work on the political instincts at Trump HQ:  Donald Trump made his first congressional endorsement as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee on Saturday, releasing a robocall that features his praise of North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers. In the recording, sent…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress George Holding Renee Ellmers

Monkey Business Report: Campaign signs in NC-02

I am hearing things are getting a little rough on the ground in that 3-way fight between George Holding, Renee Ellmers and Greg Brannon. My sources are telling me that some of the Holding campaign’s yard signs are disappearing to be replaced with signs of…

Posted in Congress Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

NC-02: Lefties @ IndyWeek endorse Ellmers

Wow.  An endorsement from The Independent Weekly in a GOP primary.  *What more could a Republican candidate ask for?*: U.S. Representative Renee Ellmers is, by no stretch of the imagination, good at her job.[…]  *Um, wait.  I thought this was supposed to be an ENDORSEMENT.* …

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

#nc-02: Nee-nee in THIRD PLACE ???

If you believe consultant Carter Wrenn, THAT is apparently the case:  Renee Ellmers was being clever. She thought. By telling voters George Holding had opposed ‘the U.S. Army.’ But it turned out to not be clever at all. Because when Holding explained that Ellmers was…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress George Holding Renee Ellmers

#ncpol: Amnesty and the June primary

Donald Trump has made immigration a major issue in the presidential race.  On the congressional level, a number of candidates on the ballot for the June 7 primary have staked out interesting positions on the problem of illegal aliens:  District 2:  During last week’s televised…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress George Holding Renee Ellmers

#nc-02: Two guys, a girl and a Crabtree

Well, WRAL hosted a debate featuring the three candidates for this US House seat Thursday night.  Here’s the video.  Of course, I watched — so you don’t HAVE to, and made some observations: LOOK AT MEEEEEEEEEEEE.  I’M DAVID CRABTREEEEEEEEEE.  North Carolina’s very own Ted Baxter…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

#nc-02: Drivebys perplexed by Right’s rejection of Ellmers

First it was The Club For Growth. Now, Americans For Prosperity is reaching out to smack Big Govt Barbie.™  This has the driveby media just flummoxed.  HOW — HOW can these right-wingers be against the darling of the Trump campaign?  How ???  Nee-nee is eating…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

#NC-02 Club For Growth: ABNN (Anybody BUT Nee-Nee)

The drivebys are stunned — stunned, I tell you — that the conservative Club For Growth would come out against the reelection of “Trump ally” Renee Ellmers.  Yes, this is the same woman who — just a few years ago, in response to criticisms that…