Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

McCrory v. Dalton: ‘Dirty campaigning’ is in the eye of the beholder

While the state’s economy continues to crash and burn, the Democrat and Republican campaigns for North Carolina governor are busy talking about who is the dirtiest campaigner.   What exactly is dirty campaigning? Well, breaking into your opponent’s HQ to plant listening devices is dirty campaigning. …

Posted in Campaign 2012 Law & Order Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

Waiting for Team Tillis to stand up and fight

It is hard to understand the squeamishness on the part of Speaker Thom & the House leadership in today’s N&O re: voter id.  Speaker Tillis and Rep. David Lewis say they can’t get the votes for a bill that demands some form of government issue…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Politics

Facebook: the new battleground for GOP nod in Insurance Commissioner race

  I know it’s tough to evaluate candidates for down-ballot races.  Sure, it’s pretty easy to separate the wheat from the chaff in the governor and presidential fields.  But when you get down to the judicial races and the council of state races, what is…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Politics

GOP-controlled U.S. House: more debt in 15 months than in ALL of the first 97 Congresses COMBINED

      It took nearly 200 years for previous Congresses to do what John Boehner, Eric Cantor and the rest of the Honorables have managed to do in 15 months:  amass $1.59 trillion in debt.   Before the sputtering starts about how  “Harry Reid…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature Politics

“Let’s play CHANGE THE SUBJECT!”

    All of us have things that we REALLY don’t  want to talk about.  State Democrats DON’T want to talk about Barry Obama, John Edwards, David Parker, Jay Parmley, the economy. 13th congressional district GOP nominee George Holding DOES NOT want to talk about…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County NCGOP Politics

Tea Party group issues runoff endorsements: Causey, Forest, Goodwin, Keadle & Tedesco

    Moore Tea Citizens — one of North Carolina’s largest TEA Party organizations — has stepped forward with its very FIRST official campaign endorsements. ( The group includes voters from within Moore County, as well as from counties bordering Moore.)  All of these endorsements…

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Democrat PAC smacks McCrory AGAIN

  It’s the eve of the NCGOP convention, and the Democrats are carpet-bombing the guy at the top of the state Republican ticket.  Another ad, questioning Pat McCrory’s ethics has come out. The McCrory campaign has already threatened litigation against the PAC behind this, and…

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Meet Mike Causey (R), candidate for NC Insurance Commissioner

  When you first meet Mike Causey, the Greensboro Republican strikes you as way too nice of a guy to be a player in hard-nosed big-time statewide politics. He presents quite a contrast to Richard Morgan —  his opponent in the July 17th GOP runoff…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics

Endorsements Time!

    Two Council of State races with runoffs on July 17 have had some movement in the endorsement area. Mike Causey and Richard Morgan are facing off in the GOP runoff for state insurance commissioner.  Causey tells us that James McCall, the third place…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Education Media Moore County NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Tillman’s chicken nugget bill has good intentions, but misses the mark

  State senator Jerry Tillman (R) — that body’s majority whip, who also represents Moore and Randolph counties — has pushed through legislation  targeting a policy that gave North Carolina some embarrassing international publicity earlier this year: The Hoke County chicken nugget school lunch incident…