Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Kay Hagan Media NCGOP

Senator Sock Puppet talks out of both sides of her, um, stitching

      McClatchy is bending over backwards to promote Senator Kay Hagan for her praise of Big Barry’s decision to delay the implementation of a portion of ObamaCare: […]In an emailed statement, Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina applauded the Obama administration…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NCGOP Politics

Senator-wannabe Mark Harris needs some questions, scrutiny

A LOT of my Tea Party friends from the Charlotte area are just cooing over the potential US Senate candidacy of Baptist pastor Mark Harris.  (I dont know much about Harris.  I DO know that he was quite active in promoting the marriage amendment to…

Posted in Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

NC politics takes a detour through the OB-GYN’s office

If you believe McClatchy and Bill Barber’s zip-tie crowd (or the “eye candy”  pictured with this post), the GOP-dominated state legislature is preparing to strip North Carolina’s women of their God-given rights and put them ALL at risk of death, disease, and dismemberment. Back when…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NCGOP Politics

A RINO and a lefty walk into a Starbuck’s …. (STOP ME if you’ve heard this one before)

Apparently, a group of GOP legislators has been meeting on the down-low  with reps of Bill Barber’s zip-tie crowd.  Never mind that Big Bill’s group is composed mostly of (1) hardcore Democrat activists, (2) veterans of international left-wing protest efforts, (3) Occupy Wall Street vets,…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NCGOP Politics

We beg to differ, Mr. Chairman …

We’re just rolling back in to Haymaker HQ after a long relaxing, enjoyable Independence Day weekend.  Over the weekend, we noticed that NCGOP chairman Claude Pope commented on our post regarding the Craven County GOP’s latest attempt at censuring state House speaker Thom Tillis.  …

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

Craven Co. GOP – Thom Tillis spat MAY cost Craven GOP chairman HIS JOB

You may recall our previous coverage of efforts by Craven County Republicans to censure state House Speaker Thom Tillis.   What is behind all of this? Well, local activists have long memories — just like their party’s mascot.  They recall stuff like THIS, THIS, THIS and…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP

The state budget impasse: It’s ALL Pat’s fault !!!

It’s amazing.  Bill Barber, Chris Fitzsimon, and their echo chambers at McClatchy and WRAL have been trying to sell us that a hard-right revolution is sweeping through Raleigh — making school kids dumber, taking food out of senior citizens’ mouths.     THAT kind of…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

NCGOP releases 2013 party platform. (Will elected GOPers notice?)

    The platform document approved at the recent NCGOP state convention has been released to the public.   If you’ll recall, there was a bit of a hubbub at the convention about toll roads, HOT lanes, and the like.  The week following the convention, the…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Kay Hagan Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans

The “Hamlet” of Harnett STILL publicly playing footsie with the media over #NCSEN race

Will she, or won’t she?  (WHO CARES ????)  McClatchy and WRAL — and the political chattering classes — apparently are concerned about whether US Rep. Renee Ellmers, conqueror of  Bobby “Boom Boom” Etheridge, will try to jump from the House to the Senate. I’m not…

Posted in campaign 2014 Law & Order Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Some needed corrections for The NC Department of Corrections

State Senator Thom Goolsby (R-Wilmington) has pointed out something that should have all Tar Heel State residents concerned: There are 149 convicted criminals who are supposed to be serving their time in North Carolina prisons, but get to go home for weekend visits. These defendants…