Posted in Campaign 2012 Law & Order Media NC State Government NCGOP Obama Pat McCrory Politics

Why does NCGOP keep giving the AG’s race a pass?

  Every four years we see the same phenomenon in The Tar Heel State: a gaggle of GOP gubernatorial wannabees, followed by a bunch of also-rans lower down the ticket for Council of State races.  North Carolina has one of the weakest governors in the…

Posted in Campaign 2012 NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Is The Tea Party brewing a primary challenge to McCrory in 2012?

    The alleged mainstream media and the Raleigh Ruling Class have already crowned Pat McCrory the next governor of North Carolina.  Just like their other favorite Mitt Romney, Pat has shown off his purty hair and his great smile, but has said and done…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Why should Pat McCrory be North Carolina’s next governor?

    Longtime readers of this site know that I am no fan of Boss Bev.  (She HAS GOT TO GO. )  But what do we replace her with?  The Raleigh Ruling Class Republicans are working overtime to shove former Charlotte mayor Pat McCrory down…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Moore County NCGOP Obama Politics Renee Ellmers

Ellmers-Etheridge: The Sequel ???

  I’ve believed for some time that Bob Etheridge was planning a comeback bid in North Carolina’s Second Congressional District, now held by freshman Republican Renee Ellmers.   The man most associated — next to Roger Daltrey — with the question “Who Are You?” has…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Bev’s Christmas going down the drain FAST

            It’s looking like quite a blue Christmas for the Tar Heel State’s boss lady.  According to her friends at the N&O, one of Bev’s appointees has resigned in protest from her crime commission:  One of the state’s district attorneys…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Law & Order NC State Government NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

No justice at all in Bev’s veto

    Once again, Ms. Perdue-Eaves is standing in the way of common sense in Raleigh.   Our Boss Lady (til 2012) vetoed the legislature’s repeal of the 2009 Racial Justice Act. The original 2009 legislation, rammed through by a Democrat majority on Jones Street,…

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The Grinch is trying to steal Boss Bev’s Christmas

              Her friends at The N&O are STILL talking about those pesky private airplane flights from 2008 that SOMEHOW never made it onto her campaign report.  Now, Carolina Journal’s indefatigable investigative reporter Don Carrington has found that Boss Bev’s…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Mitt Romney NCGOP Politics Republicans South Carolina

SC : Nikki LOVES Mitt ( Tea Party falling OUT of love with Nikki?)

        In North Carolina,  Republican Renee Ellmers was unexpectedly propelled past Democrat Bob Etheridge in the 2010 race for the state’s 2nd congressional district seat in Washington.  Once sworn in, Ellmers latched on to John Boehner and the party establishment, and pretty…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Congress Kay Hagan Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics Republicans Thom Tillis

Will indictment of Boss Bev’s bag man bounce back on Senator Hagan?

Boss Bev’s campaign finance chief was in court yesterday, and WRAL was there: Gov. Beverly Perdue’s former campaign finance chief pleaded guilty Wednesday to obstruction of justice in connection with violations in her 2008 campaign. Peter Anthony Reichard entered an Alford plea, which allows a…

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An epidemic of Gingrich Fever sweeps into the Carolinas

South Carolina’s primary is in January.  North Carolina’s primary is in May.  Yet, we have a ‘Team Gingrich’ — composed of some of the usual NCGOP establishment suspects —  being unveiled in Raleigh. Karen Rotterman — 1/2 of the Raleigh-based husband-and-wife consulting team that is…