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A new twist in NC House GOP Leadership race (Oh, and there is an ObamaCare deadline FRIDAY)

      Well, the election is over.  It looks like the NCGOP staff has gone on vacation, since the web site does not appear to have been updated since October 25.    Mayor Governor-elect Pat is in Vegas, and the “honorables” in the NCGA…

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Congressman-elect Meadows: walking back campaign promises at the speed of light

          Republican Mark Meadows talked a tough, conservative game in his campaign for the 11th district congressional seat being vacated by Democrat Health Shuler.  Now, after the votes have been counted, and he’s been guaranteed at least two years in Washington,…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Politics

Hey Raleigh! Just say NO! (Key ObamaCare deadline THIS WEEK)

      The Obama administration has asked states to let them know by THIS FRIDAY their plans for setting up health care exchanges at the state level.  This is a key piece of ObamaCare’s implementation process.  Some conservatives are suggesting that governors tell the…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics Thom Tillis

Source: Election results strengthen the hand of Team Tillis

        I chatted recently with a long-time NCGOP insider — and a friend of this site — about some of the conversations going on right now in the smoke-filled backrooms of Raleigh. My source tells me that Tuesday’s results strengthen the hand…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Politics

Recount?: Dan Forest preps for another fight as SEIU, Linda Coleman lay groundwork

If you thought Governor Bev Perdue had competence issues, wait until you get a load of Lt. Governor Linda Coleman. Coleman, the former  Democrat legislator and state personnel chief, was backed to the hilt this year by the state’s powerful public employees union.  Despite generous…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Politics

Boehner: waving the white flag BEFORE the shooting starts

        Prior to Tuesday’s vote, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid emphatically told the media that he and his crew in the Senate WOULD NOT work with a President Romney.  That’s apparently OK.  However, after the vote, House Speaker John Boehner is telling…

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Vanishing Republicans?

    The movie Atlas Shrugged: Part I — based on the legendary book by Ayn Rand — featured a story line about people disgusted with the state of the country who simply hang it all up and drop out of society.  Part II is…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Raleigh’s “conservative revolution” off to an inauspicious start

The economy is in shambles.  We are still coping with record unemployment.  And the political class in Raleigh is FASCINATED with who will be on Pat McCrory’s transition team as well as WHO will be the next speaker pro tem and majority leader in the…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Politics

Wilmington’s vagina wand lady a rising star on the left

        Democrat Deb Butler made quite a bit of news during her recent — yet unsuccessful run — against GOP incumbent state Senator Thom Goolsby.  She starred in a campaign commercial attacking Goolsby — filmed in her kitchen, while she waved around…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature Politics Thom Tillis

NC’s “conservative revolution” rolls on: Tillis mulling taxpayer funds for Panther stadium renovation

    Oh, the things you learn two days after the election.  It appears that North Carolina state House  speaker  — and Richard Morgan protégé — Thom Tillis is ready to put state taxpayers on the hook for renovations to Bank of America Stadium in…