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#ncga: The Jones Street oligarchy

We get all kinds of blather about how The US Capitol and the General Assembly are “the people’s house” populated by “the people’s representatives.”  Those terms are missing a few key words.  It’s actually “the people with the big bank accounts who write big checks’s…

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#ncpol: Cut, baby, cut.

I don’t know about you.  But it boils my blood to see stuff — that,if it disappeared, NOBODY would notice — get routinely funded with our tax dollars.  For instance, about half of the stuff under the jurisdiction of the state Department of Administration.  The…

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The Left’s selective use of history for political purposes

Dare to even possess a book that treats Robert E. Lee or Jefferson Davis fairly, and you will be pounded into smithereens  by the Bernie Sanders Fan Club and their comrades in the driveby media. Republican legislators Mitch Setzer and Larry Pittman had the nerve…

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Time to lawyer up?

It looks like that might be the way forward for the newly-minted Constitution Party.  Here’s their spokesman Joe Guarino: Yesterday, I had reported here that the General Assembly’s override of Governor Cooper’s veto of “sore loser” legislation would potentially affect nominations the Constitution Party of…

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Constitution Party leadership: NCGA’s elections bill unconstitutional

The new kids on the political block have thrown down the gauntlet with the powers-that-be on Jones Street.  Here’s Constitution Party treasurer Joe Guarino: The General Assembly today overrode Governor Cooper’s veto of Senate Bill 486. This means the “sore loser” provision in that bill…

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Aaaand the nominees ARE ….

The newly-minted Constitution Party of North Carolina held its nominating convention this weekend.  Joe Guarino, a friend of The Haymaker and the boss at The Triad Conservative, is the new party’s treasurer.  He has identified on his blog the TEN candidates who have received the…

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NCGOP’s Nix: We are NOT the “conservative” party!

Many of us on the right have seen the GOP running as fast as it can from conservatism over recent years.  (*And why not?  It only encouraged a ton of people to bolt the Democrat Party and turn the NCGOP from an afterthought to a…

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Bob Orr swan dives into the leftist hysteria over voter ID

When he was on the bench,  I thought Bob Orr was one of the smartest, sanest people out there. My how things change. Here’s Orr, the Democrats’ and driveby media’s faaaaaaaaaavorite Republican in The Charlotte Observer: The Observer’s editorial board recently opined against a new Republican…

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#ncga: We’ve got legislator rankings!

Granted, they’re from Civitas and the American Conservative Union.  Granted conservatism is in the eye of the beholder.  One man’s conservative is another  man’s liberal.  But, here we go. For 2017, now-former Rep. Chris Millis was the only House member to get a perfect conservative…

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#ncga: ANOTHER ONE!

We told you earlier about the political consulting,um, “side job” of one Stephen Wiley — the deputy political director of the NC House GOP caucus.  It turns out that his boss, THE political director, has a political consulting firm on the side too.  Matt Bales…