Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Economy Media ObamaCare Politics

#BOHICA: Study shows Affordable Care Act NOT SO AFFORDABLE

The Manhattan Institute (TMI) — a right leaning think tank — has put out a heckuva study illustrating the state-by-state, county-by-county impact of ObamaCare on the cost of health care. Let’s look at men and women in North Carolina.  TMI shows ObamaCare increasing premiums for…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Democrats Kay Hagan Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: PPP says Hagan opening up lead on Tillis while Libertarian Haugh polls at 11%

Public Policy Polling is out with some new numbers on the highly-watched US Senate race here in good ol’ NC.  The survey of 1,076 registered North Carolina voters between June 12 and June 15 says 39 percent support incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan, 34 percent back…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NC legislature Politics Thom Tillis

The I-77 Tholl Roads: Radio Transmitters in Commuter Cars?

Boy, this story about the HOT Lanes / Toll Roads keeps getting, um, *better.* We know that Thom Tillis, Pat McCrory and the rest of the CharMeckGOP “mafia” have been singing the praises of High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes as a way to pay for…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Gov. Pat & the DOT budget: ‘Bev did it, too’ is NOT an excuse

Republicans took over in Raleigh promising to change the culture — No More Business As Usual. Now we have our Republican governor defending a questionable practice by claiming he’s only doing the same thing Bev Perdue did: House leaders are OK with a quiet decision by…

Posted in campaign 2014 Education Jerry Tillman Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

#NCGA: A Common Core food fight?

Want to send blood pressure readings through the roof?  Mention those two magical C-words among a crowd of people and stand back to watch the ensuing fireworks.  Common Core is a federally-coordinated public education curriculum endorsed by the educrats, The US Chamber of Commerce, and…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Politics Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: ObamaCare is BAD because — um, (WHA…????)

Uncle Karl and American Crossroads GPS have gone to bat for Speaker Thom again.  They’re plastering the state’s airwaves with an ad blasting Kay Hagan’s support of ObamaCare.  The ad sounds good until they get around to explaining WHY ObamaCare is so bad: it takes…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Politics

#NCSEN: Pulling out the race card

We’ve had that rotund, jheri-curled oaf Bill Barber out there for months hollering about the white Republicans on Jones Street.  Kay Hagan took Cory Booker — the New Jersey Democrat who also happens to be  black AND a member of the US Senate — to…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

NC-08: Despite losing his patron, Hudson looking to MOVE UP in House

PACs associated with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) spent big to get Richard Hudson through the 2012 GOP primary and general elections. (Cantor, as you know, got upended last week in the Virginia primaries.)   It was amazing how the long-time DC and Raleigh politico,…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Moore County NCGOP Politics

NC-02: Ellmers THE ONLY NCGOPer to back welfare for illegal immigrants

Renee Ellmers is the luckiest broad in the Milky Way galaxy.  She would be little more than a political footnote if not for this video.  In 2012, redistricting lagged for so long that she avoided a substantial primary opponent.  In 2014, a deep pocketed potential challenger…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Tea Party

GOP hasn’t learned ONE THING from Cantor primary loss

House Majority leader Eric Cantor spent years running around the  country meddling in other people’s primaries.  He cheerleaded for more spending and more debt, poo-pooed the repeal of ObamaCare, and promoted amnesty for illegal aliens.  And to “thank” him for that, his constituents sent him packing this…