Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Politics

Club for Growth likes Keadle for NC-08 GOP congressional primary

The  Club For Growth, a national political action committee that champions the free market and economic liberty, is formally wading into North Carolina’s Eighth Congressional District GOP primary and endorsing candidate Scott Keadle of Iredell County.  (The Eighth District has been represented for the last…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

An option for NC conservatives with heartburn over the race for governor

  A lot of my fellow conservatives are grumbling about being force-fed a healthy dose of Pat McCrory by the “wise men” in Raleigh.  Those folks DO have at least ONE viable option in the May primary:  retired Superior Court Judge Paul Wright of Mount…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Charlotte conservatives quiz, consider Pat McCrory

      Charlotte attorney Tom Ashcraft — a former US attorney and aide to Senator Jesse Helms — is a conservative leader in the Charlotte area who has been known to criticize that city’s former mayor (who just happens to be seeking a promotion…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Obama Politics

One of the really big lies on oil production

“We use 20 percent of the world’s oil while producing only two percent.”       That line has been repeated ad nauseum by BarryO, his minions, and their comrades in the news media. How true is that  statement? Energy expert Steve Maley opines on…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media Politics

Something for the environmentalists to chew on

  Data just released from the State of North Dakota shows that unemployment in the region of that state where the fracking is occurring has fallen to 0.8 percent.  By contrast, North Carolina is sitting at TEN PERCENT. My cousin and some friends of his…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

WRAL poll: Voters — even Republicans — give thumbs-down to NCGA

Voters gave Republicans a majority in the NC General Assembly and a clear mandate to cut government and taxes in 2010. Two years later, we’ve got minimal cuts in government and NOTHING in the way of tax relief.  We’ve got legislators close to the Speaker…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media Obama Politics

BarryO’s ‘scorched-earth’ reelection campaign

  I admire campaign guru Dick Morris — even if he gave us a double-dose of Bill Clinton.  The guy CAN read the political tea leaves.  I think it was a year or so ago on Fox News where Morris predicted that President Barry would be…

Posted in Campaign 2012 DENR Economy Media Moore County NC legislature NC State Government Politics

Frackin’ & Marryin’ : Media’s omissions help push leftist agenda

You could call it sloppy, lazy reporting. You could call it conveniently leaving out inconvenient facts in order to spin a story the way you want it to go.  But a lot of North Carolina media — especially locally — seem to be giving us…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Politics

Campaign 2012: Picerno REALLY gets to ‘Meet The Press’

      County Commissioner Nick Picerno, as a conservative Republican officeholder, knew coming into the job that he’d be engaging in combat with the mainstream media.  I’m sure he never expected to be literally running for re-election against the media. Ellen Marcus, a former…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Mitt Romney Politics Republicans

Mitt Romney: The consummate etch-a-sketch

            Just as many of us allied with The Tea Party were starting to accept we need to suck it up and TAKE our Romney,  the former Massachusetts governor’s campaign stepped in it BIG and confirmed our worst fears: It…