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GOP pollster: Again, where’s the wave?

John McLaughlin, one of the wise old men in national GOP/ conservative politics, is asking a question similar to the one posed the other day by Larry Sabato.  McLaughlin and his team are not as enthusiastic about November as the RNC appears to be:  Back…

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How many illegal aliens did Barry dump in your county?

We posted earlier about the secretive effort by the feds to dump all of those border-crashing kids from South America in various US states — without bothering to inform the governors or other leaders. As of July 31, the feds report that 1429 illegals have…

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Thoughts on statists, taxes and, um, PATRIOTISM ????

On the surface, it’s heart-warming to hear statists celebrating the concept of patriotism.  Of course, their idea of patriotism and MINE appear to be vastly divergent.  I think of Old Glory, baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and our military heroes of past and present.  Leftists…

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The drive-by media: Can’t please them. Stop trying.

Gov. Pat McCrory so loves to run away from the conservative principles of the GOP platform to embrace the squishy, soft, comfy middle.  The drive-bys are always preaching to Republicans to do just that.  You would think they’d LOVE McCrory.  But, NO.  The governor tosses…

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#NCSEN: What wave?

Veteran election observer Larry Sabato has a thought-provoking piece out in the latest edition of Politico Magazine.  The UVa professor and renowned cable TV talking head says he is not seeing the overwhelming GOP wave in US Senate races that so many — including himself…

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Campaign 2014: NC candidates want Lt. Dan

I communicate regularly with a number of elected officials at the state and local levels across North Carolina. The drive-bys have been speculating about WHO among the Democrat candidates would welcome Barry Obama swinging by for some campaign help. I decided to pose a similar…

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Barber flatulates. Drive-by media is there on the scene to take a whiff.

Most preachers are pretty busy with church stuff on Sundays. Not the most-holy-of-holies, reverend Bill Barber, though. The Round Rev was busy preening in front of the slobbering sycophants and their cameras: About 100 people rallied at the old State Capitol on Sunday, continuing a…

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#NCGA: Despite ”conservative revolution” state spending exploding

If you listen to the drive-by media or the zombies and trolls following Bill Barber around, you’d think North Carolina state government was now a shoe-string operation.  Thanks to media misinformation, and some fancy accounting by politicos, we’re getting quite a dishonest picture about our…

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‘Who Knows?’ Big questions still linger about the price tag for Tillis Tholl Roads

Thom Tillis pushed approval for privately-managed toll roads through the North Carolina House despite objections from NCGOP grassroots leaders.   Skip Stam has endorsed the idea.  Gov. Pat McCrory has instructed his DOT board to look at toll roads as a serious statewide instrument for…

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We get an answer (KINDA) on our pal Fletcher

We’re approaching September 2014.  Way back in January 2013, the North Carolina state board of elections announced an investigation into the campaign finances of state senator Fletcher Hartsell (RINO-Cabarrus).  THIS news report from January 2013 cited info from the state board of elections suggesting that the…