Posted in Campaign 2012 Law & Order Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Paul Stam Politics

Stam goes into the belly of the beast, gets gnawed on

Seriously, Mr. Leader.  What good did you think could come from going to Chapel Hill to defend the gay marriage ban constitutional amendment? Going over there was akin to a cat accepting a party invitation from a pack of pit bulls.  It’s like trying to…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans

If you talk the talk, you better walk the walk

    I hate to say it, but I am leaning toward the N&O on this one.  During the 2010 campaign, U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-Dunn) attacked her opponent, then-incumbent Bob Etheridge, for his use of taxpayer-funded mailings to constituents.  The N&O is reporting that…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics Republicans Thom Tillis

Huh? What? A listening tour?

The campaign silly season is upon us.  Politicians are running all over the countryside kissing babies and telling us how bad the other guys are. Thanks to the Tea Party — which the MSM loves to tell us is so extreme, racist, hated, etc. —…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Pat McCrory and the polls

The folks at the N&O’s Under The Dome column appear a bit giddy over the latest data on the 2012 NC governor race from Triangle-based Democrat consulting firm Public Policy Polling (PPP). “Is McCrory vulnerable to a GOP challenge?”  the headline trumpets: It’s just conventional…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Economy NC legislature NCGOP Politics

The Tea Party is living rent-free in Bev’s head

The alleged mainstream media (MSM) spends a lot of time and energy trying to tell us that the Tea Party is an extremist fringe who should not be taken seriously. The word “tea” is an acronym for “Taxed Enough Already.”  The activists who align themselves…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

N&O tries to carry Bev across the finish line

Rob Christensen and the boys in the N&O newsroom appear to be quite excited about a new poll from Colorado-based Magellan Strategies showing Pat McCrory only leading Madame Governor by ONE point. If you go to Magellan’s site and study the survey data, you will…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Law & Order NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics Republicans

A Whole Lotta Sex-Talk in Raleigh

Well, the “honorables” in the North Carolina House have voted overwhelmingly to put the issue of a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage on the May primary election ballot. Of course, this development has sent the Chapel Hill-Carrboro crowd off the deep end.  They tried hard…

Posted in Law & Order NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

STILL not passing the smell test …

NC PolicyWatch, a Raleigh-based leftist think tank, is ratcheting up its reporting on NC State Rep. Stephen LaRoque (R-Kinston): N.C. State Rep. Stephen LaRoque tapped a federally-funded non-profit he ran to loan his own company money, according to documents filed in the Lenoir County Courthouse…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics Republicans

Is it Bo, Moe, Joe, or “No, this really isn’t my dog” …

Gaffes and scandals pop up from time to time in campaigns.  Like the changing of the seasons or the rising and setting of the sun.  They just happen.  But it is truly a shame when a candidate produces and distributes something that leads to embarrassing…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Obama Palin Pat McCrory Politics Republicans

Give me something to believe in …

    (Believe me, it hurts to have to start off a post quoting lyrics from 80s “hair” band Poison.)  The latest column by Fox News contributor and political columnist Michael Barone , entitled “GOP Needs a Front-Runner Stronger Than Candidate X’‘,   should provide some…