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NC’s Jones, SC’s Mulvaney stand strong on spending, while rest of US House GOP folds like cheap suit

“And the beat goes on … ” — Sonny & Cher ——————————- The drive-bys have been calling last week’s vote on the 2016 federal budget in the GOP-controlled US House as ”conservative.”   Seventeen members of the House GOP caucus would beg to differ with that…

Posted in Congress Media Politics Richard Burr Thom Tillis

Burr, Tillis havin’ a gay old time in DC

Flintstones. Meet the Flintstones. They’re the modern stone age family. From the town of Bedrock, They’re a page right out of history. Let’s ride with the family down the street. Through the courtesy of Fred’s two feet. When you’re with the Flintstones Have a yabba…

Posted in Congress Media NC legislature Thom Tillis

‘The senator from Thime Warner has the floor …’

Word from Washington today is that freshman U.S. senator Thom Tillis is upset with the Federal Communications Commission. Why, you ask? Let’s find out:  U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., is moving to overturn a Federal Communications Commission decision that would lift restrictions on city-owned broadband…

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Burr, Tillis join Senate cave on amnesty

Remember the CRomnibus fight on Capitol Hill?  Republicans said they would not hold up that spending bill and cause the dreaded government shutdown. We were told that the Department of Homeland Security would be funded through THIS month, and THEN the GOP would get tough on…

Posted in Congress Thom Tillis

Loretta Lynch & The Senate GOP: Bringing a knife to a gunfight

Yep. Indiana Jones showed us all how foolish that strategy can be. Democrats have, for decades, made mincemeat out of GOP nominees simply because they disagreed with them.  Clarence Thomas.  Robert Bork. Samuel Alito.  (Remember Mrs. Alito running out of the hearing room in tears…

Posted in Congress Thom Tillis

Tillis: Demanding hand-washing AFTER you pee = government tyranny

Holy cow.  If you thought Renee Ellmers was one hot PR mess — wait until you get a load of our junior US senator.  We posted earlier about  ol’ Thom’s debut with the Bipartisan Policy Center.    Some of his remarks there are making national headlines….

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#ncsen: Thom Tillis. Making Friends. With DEMS.

In November, voters across the Carolinas and the nation sent a message to DC loud and clear.  Stop Obama.  Stop Obama’s agenda. SOMEHOW that got translated to John Boehner and Mitch McConnell  & co. that we want them to partner with Obama and his friends…

Posted in Congress Economy Media Richard Burr Thom Tillis Walter Jones

DC Republicans keep the bailout gravy train rolling

The more things change, the more they stay the same.  We had something pass Congress late last week called “The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act”.     How do you oppose something with a title like that? It’s kind of like the “God Bless America Law” or…

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That didn’t take long: Senator Thom Tillis already trying to cash in on his new DC gig

There’s a new player in the political cash-gobbling game: THOMPAC.  Yes, the FEC received a filing formalizing the creation of a leadership PAC called Together Holding Our Majority (T.H.O.M) Political Action Committee. (Turn to page two of the document and you will see the confirmation…

Posted in Congress Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

The Rooster Crows: (“Mr. 48%” lets us know how he REALLY feels)

Every day it becomes more clear that we live rent-free in Thom Tillis’s head: […] ”Well, I think the media plays an important role. I think what the governor may be referring to are people that I don’t necessarily consider to be the credible part…