Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Gov. Pat: Going wobbly on ObamaCare fight?

    Businesses have been downsizing, closing facilities, implementing employee layoffs, and instituting hiring freezes in anticipation of the impending fiscal and regulatory nightmare known as ObamaCare. Pat McCrory won the 2012 governor’s race in an impressive fashion by pledging to lead a Carolina Comeback. …

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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…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Attention, Wal-Mart Shoppers: Atlas HAS SHRUGGED!

Ayn Rand and George Orwell are starting to look like real prophets. We’ve got record unemployment, bankruptcies, foreclosures, and business closings.  We’ve been humiliated overseas.  Our embassies have been overrun and our ambassador has been killed.  The recipe was perfect for a change of command…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Mitt Romney NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

McCrory coattails ????

I don’t think there is anybody — outside of Walter Dalton’s immediate family — who hasn’t conceded that we will be spending the next four years talking about GOVERNOR McCrory.   The crew on NC Spin was speculating this weekend about whether the former Charlotte mayor…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Mitt Romney NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Endorsements 2012: Mitt & Pat

      The GOP nominees for the top two posts we’ll be voting for on November 6 can really vouch for the old theorem about “right place, right time.”  Some members of the establishment may see the impending victories by Mitt Romney and Pat…

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Memo to Governor McCrory: Heed Gary’s advice, remember Jim Martin

The political establishment — and the state political media — are coming around to the realization that, barring the discovery of a dead girl or a live boy in the McCrory residence, Mayor Pat will be getting a promotion at the end of the year.  …

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics Republicans

Lumbee Tribe political machine splitting its ticket this year?

Robeson County is about as yellow-dog Democrat as you can get.  In 1972, while George McGovern was getting destroyed nationwide  by Richard Nixon  –  he was winning comfortably in  Robeson County.  The county, one of the state’s poorest,  features a unique tri-racial population of black,…

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N&O newsroom grabs buckets to bail out rapidly-sinking S.S. Walter Dalton

              Incredible. After reading today’s editorial in The N&O, I predict a massive outbreak of ANAL POISONING in “The Ol’ Reliable’s” newsroom / steno pool: Republican Pat McCrory has a large fundraising advantage in his encore campaign for the…

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Down with The Struggle: Walter Dalton, soul brother #1

            There’s nothing like the whitest white man on the planet Earth complaining that someone else doesn’t get “the black experience.”  But that’s what we were treated to last night in the televised “Shootout at the Mediocre Corral,”  a/k/a the…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Education Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Snow is cold. The sun is hot. NCAE opposes a Republican.

      The N&O is presenting the surprising, shocking news that the NC Association of Educators is upset with GOP gubernatorial nominee — and general election frontrunner — Pat McCrory.   Apparently the union is mad about the fact that McCrory supports (1) charter schools,…