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#ncpol: A MAJOR campaign announcement.

<Monster truck show announcer voice> This Friday.  5 PM.  Concord, NC.  The Hampton Inn.  (Be there.)  </Monster truck show announcer voice.> The good folks at The Cabarrus Conservative Alliance are putting the word out statewide: You are cordially invited to a New Campaign Launch Announcement…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Tea Party

#ncpol: Primaries, primaries, and primaries

On this site, and elsewhere, we spend a lot of time griping about Washington. You can’t fix the Democrats.  We’ve wiped out all of them we possibly can in our state’s congressional delegation.  Our only option left is to clean, um, “House” on the right…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics Tea Party

#ncpol: Jesus and The Tea Party

Ace race-baiters and all-around agitators and shake-down artists Bill Barber and Tim Tyson have outdone themselves.  They appear to be claiming — in an article entitled ”Jesus didn’t join the Tea Party either” — that alignment with The Tea Party is incompatible with Christianity: [..]…

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#ncga: The era of ‘tax-and-spend’ Republicans

I took a look at that bill –portrayed in the media as a gas tax cut — that is really a gas tax hike.  It lumps all kinds of changes to the state’s Internal Revenue Code in with the gas tax changes.  (It really bothers…

Posted in Congress Mark Meadows Mick Mulvaney South Carolina Tea Party

The FREEDOM Caucus?

Yep.  One has been founded on Capitol Hill.  The founding group includes NINE Republican House members — with Mark Meadows (NC) and Mick Mulvaney (SC) being the only members from The Carolinas.  What is this group all about?: Conservative lawmakers are officially rolling out a…

Posted in Congress McClatchy Media NCGOP Tea Party

The GOP: Winning, then surrendering

‘Crazy’ candidates keep GOP from shedding label of Old White Guy Party –– actual McClatchy news story headline   When I read the above headline, I was ready to pound out yet another diatribe against media bias.  But I read into the story, and found…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Politics Tea Party

Laying the foundation for a November blame game

By all indications, Republicans should have a good November.  But we also thought that about November 2012.  Remember everyone saying there was no way in hell that Barry Obama would get another four years? Well, it appears the DC establishment is laying some groundwork JUST…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Tea Party

GOP hasn’t learned ONE THING from Cantor primary loss

House Majority leader Eric Cantor spent years running around the  country meddling in other people’s primaries.  He cheerleaded for more spending and more debt, poo-pooed the repeal of ObamaCare, and promoted amnesty for illegal aliens.  And to “thank” him for that, his constituents sent him packing this…

Posted in campaign 2014 Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics Tea Party Thom Tillis

BOHICA Alert: Cost projections show new toll roads to be LITERAL highway robbery

Thom Tillis, Skip Stam, and the McCrory administration have all been singing the praises of HOT lanes and tolls as THE BEST way to pay for future road construction and improvements.  Wellllllllllll —- some new cost projections reveal that drivers will likely have to start…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Tea Party

#NCGOP: Convention pre-game show

State Republicans are headed off to the furthest western regions of our state this weekend to hold their convention and plot a course for the next year. Observers are worried about a number of things impacting participation in the event: the remote location, the distractions…