Posted in Congress Media Politics Republicans South Carolina

Attacks from outsiders COULD AID Mark Sanford’s return to DC

A political chain reaction was set off earlier this year, south of our southern border, when Jim DeMint resigned from the US Senate and was replaced by congressman Tim Scott.   Scott’s Charleston-based seat came up for grabs in a special election.  Two candidates —…

Posted in Congress Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics Republicans

STILL WAITING FOR THAT CONSERVATIVE REVOLUTION: NC, national GOP throwing limited government under the bus

In 2010, we were told a conservative revolution was sweeping North Carolina AND the country.  In 2012, we were told conservatism was on the rise — with the election of a new GOP  lt. governor, governor, and expanded majorities in the legislature. Fast forward to…

Posted in Congress Media NCGOP Politics Republicans

RNC missing the boat with its “autopsy”

      The mainstream media is chattering away about this party “remake”  report issued by a group of establishment Republicans.  The report regurgitates a lot of the same things we’ve heard from MSNBC talking heads:  the party offends women and minorities, is insensitive to…

Posted in Education Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics Republicans

McCrory vs. UNC: Opening a Pandora’s box, inviting lefty jihad?

      (No, lefty jihad is not an old basketball coach.)  Gov. Pat  has trained both barrels on the public education establishment — specifically those folks within the UNC system.  The Captain of Team Charlotte™ believes that universities have allowed themselves to be hijacked…

Posted in Congress Kay Hagan Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics Republicans

Tea Party finds an opponent for Kay Hagan

  The Republican Liberty Caucus and The Eastern North Carolina Tea Party have united behind a Wake County physician’s effort to unseat U.S. Senator Kay Hagan.   Dr. Greg Brannon of Cary has thrown his hat in the ring as a GOP challenger to US…

Posted in Media NCGOP Politics Republicans

Open up and say AAAAARRGGH: RNC to give us SOME MORE Reince

        It appears that the DC establishment has worked the rules and played some hardball to guarantee RNC chairman Reince Preibus will run for reelection unopposed.  Brian Doherty from Reason magazine has the details: As I reported here the other week, a…

Posted in Congress Economy Media Obama Politics Republicans

The debt ceiling: A recurring, bi-partisan SNOW JOB

          Here in the Carolinas, we’re being hit with weather reports about severe wintry weather.  Schools are already closing — before the first snowflake has fallen.  This weather phenomenon should not be too much of a shock to our systems: We’ve…

Posted in Media NCGOP Politics Republicans

Hayes: NCGOP all in FOR Priebus @ RNC

    NCGOP chairman Robin Hayes has proven — once again — that,when the DC establishment needs something handled, he’s THERE for them. The state party chairman has sent out an email to RNC leaders telling them that he and North Carolina’s two voting RNC…

Posted in Media Moore County NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics Republicans

NC’s RNC committeeman endorses Priebus, responds to grassroots activists

      State Rep. David Lewis (R-Dunn), one of North Carolina’s two voting members on the Republican National Committee, has stepped forward to respond to a resolution put forth by Tar Heel state grassroots activists regarding this coming week’s election in Charlotte for RNC…

Posted in Congress Economy Media Politics Republicans

A primer on the US economy for LOW-INFORMATION VOTERS

      The lefties (and many establishment Republicans) are promoting the idea of increasing the debt ceiling — AGAIN — as simply paying for your  obligations.  Just like us paying our phone bills, and mortgages, and car payments.  * No big deal. *  The mainstream…