Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

#ncpol: A primary for Pat

He was never a go-along get-along kind of guy. He frequently called out colleagues — Republican and Democrat — when he saw them doing what he perceived was unethical, wrong, or illegal.  He refused to play the game, and got run out office by establishment…

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Book Tour Brouhaha?

There’s been all kinds of speculation about DOT secretary Tony Tata’s sudden departure from his post.  Some of my well-placed folks in the capital city tell me that Tata’s split with McCrory was, um. less-than-amicable. A LOT less. What was the source of this reported…

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#ncpol: Pumping up Pat

Being governor is HARD.    Legislators are not very nice to you sometimes.  People on the Internet get a little rough.  Sometimes you need a little encouragement — a little pick-me-up to help you get through the day in the executive mansion.   A  faithful…

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That giant sucking sound? Gov. Pat’s rump being SMOOCHED.

I’ve got to hand it to Team McCrory.  Their PR shop has failed miserably in dealing with the drivebys.  It appears that someone in that camp has decided that — if they can’t get anywhere with the existing media — a media outlet of their own…

Posted in campaign 2016 Dan Forest Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

#ncpol: An opportunity for Dan Forest?

If you’re like me, you’re probably a bit disheartened by our Lt. Governor.  Dan Forest talked a good game on the 2012 campaign trail.  He talked directly to frustrated Tea Partiers.  He spoke like  passionate conservative who was going to give voice to average folks frustrated…

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“Real” vs. ”unreal” journalists: One heck of a slippery slope

It’s weird to find myself on the same side as blinkin’ Chris and his comedy web site: Education reporter Lindsay Wagner was kicked out of a North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE) annual meeting today, a press event listed on McCrory’s public schedule that…

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Governor ‘Thin-Skin’

This little gem popped up on Twitter today.   It’s interesting that it is just now going public today — FRIDAY.  I first heard about it at the beginning of the week from one of my Raleigh moles.  One thing I remember from my days…

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Our boy governor throws a fit

Gov. Pat McCrory had something on his expansive mind so he took to that bastion of right-wing thought called public radio to let it all out:  Republican Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday called a GOP proposal to redistribute sales tax revenues “class warfare” that would…

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TN says Noooooooo to expanding Medicaid. (Gov. Pat, take note.)

Tennessee’s moderate Republican governor has been talking up the idea of expanding Medicaid — which is basically the implementation of ObamaCare. He traveled to DC to talk up the strategy with feds.  The TN governor even basked in the approval of the drive-by media. (Sound familiar?)  …

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McCrory’s award? BAAAAD. Award for AP drive-bys? Mooooost Excellent.

It’s truly interesting how the folks at Low-T HQ (a/k/a The Raleigh News & Observer) handled stories about two different awards in the same issue of their tragically unreadable paper. Headline #1: “McCrory honors Alamance County sheriff facing federal allegations of racial profiling.” *Ah-Ha! There…