Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

Who Am I? Ah’m gonna be yo’ next guvnah. BOOYAH! (Who ARE you?)

  He’s back.  Hide your kids. The sanctimonious, Bible-thumping, corn-pone snake oil salesman (and sidewalk wrestler) from Harnett County is hauling his carcass into the political spotlight ONE more time.  The right Rev. Bobby Etheridge is trying to move his “spending-spree-with-other people’s-money” routine — so…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Moore County NCGOP Obama Politics Renee Ellmers

Ellmers-Etheridge: The Sequel ???

  I’ve believed for some time that Bob Etheridge was planning a comeback bid in North Carolina’s Second Congressional District, now held by freshman Republican Renee Ellmers.   The man most associated — next to Roger Daltrey — with the question “Who Are You?” has…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

Renee Ellmers: THERE she is …

      Renee Ellmers is beginning to give a lot of ‘street cred’  to those blonde jokes. I watched a recent floor speech by the 2nd district congresswoman dealing with concealed carry  legislation.  It was such a rambling, incoherent mess.  I thought — for…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Jim DeMint Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans South Carolina Walter Jones

Senator DeMint: We are STILL not cutting.

    For those of us active in The Tea Party, who thought we really brought change to Washington in November 2010, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint’s (R-SC) article in National Review provides quite a reality check for us: Despite bipartisan promises to cut spending after…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

Ellmers anticipating GOP primary challenge for 2012

        The New York Times has an article up today about nationwide voter anger, and how it could affect the job security of many congressional incumbents.   U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers, a Dunn Republican likely to be representing Moore County in 2012,…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

Q & A with Renee Ellmers

        I am sure you were sitting around wondering what the favorite dessert of  our soon-to-be congressional representative is. If that question, and others like it, were eating away at you, check out Roll Call’s quickie interview with the Dunn Republican: Every…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

WHO ARE YOU? I’m Bob Etheridge, and I’m BACK !!!

    The guy most closely associated with the question “Who Are You?”  — besides Roger Daltrey — appears to be putting out feelers on the question of a congressional comeback: Former Rep. Bob Etheridge is in Washington today as part of a recruiting class…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

Ellmers looking weak in congressional money chase

The most recent round of campaign finance reports indicate a weak showing for North Carolina’s freshman U.S. Rep Renee Ellmers (R-Dunn).  Ellmers, representing the state’s Second District (which should include Moore County if the current redistricting plan stands), has turned in a report showing her…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Howard Coble Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers Walter Jones

Tell me again why we tossed Bob Etheridge …

    Renee Ellmers came into office  with a lot of promise. She campaigned as a die-hard conservative and embraced the Tea Party, which played a big role in her upset win over incumbent Bob (Who Are You?) Etheridge. The New York Times publishes a…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Media NCGOP Obama Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans

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 of the US House joined…