Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Kay Hagan Media NCGOP Obama Republicans

Hagan: If we only took time to understand, we’d see there is a lot of GOOD about ObamaCare

US Senator Kay Hagan — affectionately known in some parts as Chuck Schumer’s Sock Puppet™ — found her way out of the sock drawer this week to meet with the slow-pitch softballers on The Fayetteville Observer’s editorial staff. The Observer article misinterprets recent polling —…

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Defunding ObamaCare: A modern-day Bunker Hill?

    Imagine if  Samuel Adams had said: “What’s the point to standing up to the British?  I mean, King George is the king.  He’s in control.  He’s got a lot of soldiers with guns.  King George and Lord Cornwallis will never allow us to…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Moore County NCGOP Obama Politics Republicans

Bob Pittenger joins Burr & Ellmers in ObamaCare surrender

      Charlotte’s rookie congressman has apparently decided that pleasing John Boehner and Eric Cantor is more important than saving the country and protecting the folks back home.  He told a crowd at a town hall meeting this week that he will not sign…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NCGOP Obama Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans

Renee Ellmers on joining ObamaCare defund fight: “Absolutely Not!”

      Regular readers of this site know we tend to be highly critical of congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC-2).  Miss Renee tends to give us plenty of ammo every time she gets in front of a representative of the mainstream media — like HERE….

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Politics Republicans South Carolina

Will SC voters MACE Lindsey Graham?

    Tea Partiers in The Carolinas have an opportunity to make a forceful statement in the  2014 GOP primaries for US Senate.  In North Carolina,  they have a champion in the form of Greg Brannon . In South Carolina,  Nancy Mace — the first female…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans

TWO more years ? (sigh)

          Well, congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC) has sent out an email to constituents announcing that she’s going to forego a run for the Senate and bless us with TWO MORE YEARS in DC’s lower chamber: After a great deal of reflection…

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Burr: Resistance to ObamaCare implementation is “the dumbest idea”

From 1972 to 2002, North Carolina was represented in the US Senate by one of the nation’s most preeminent conservatives. Since 2004, we’ve been stuck with Richard Burr — a guy highly impressed with John McCain and Lindsey Graham,  who snubs leaders like Rand Paul…

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For Senate GOP, surrender IS apparently an option

    We’ve been hearing all about “a grand compromise” in the US Senate over filibusters and votes over Obama administration nominees.  Let’s review the details of the “compromise”: Harry Reid won’t go “nuclear” — i.e., change the rules so that nominees can sail through…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Kay Hagan Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans

The “Hamlet” of Harnett STILL publicly playing footsie with the media over #NCSEN race

Will she, or won’t she?  (WHO CARES ????)  McClatchy and WRAL — and the political chattering classes — apparently are concerned about whether US Rep. Renee Ellmers, conqueror of  Bobby “Boom Boom” Etheridge, will try to jump from the House to the Senate. I’m not…

Posted in Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics Republicans Thom Tillis

The NC House: Seems like Old Times

    Neil Simon had a pretty successful movie in the 70s by that name.   It’s too bad we’re not talking about a comedy classic here.  Deals being cut behind the scenes.  Promising legislators one thing, then pulling the rug out from under them.  Using…