Posted in Congress Greg Murphy Media NCGOP Politics

#NC-03: Wannabe Murphy aide causing confusion, giving congressman’s team a headache

  Sometimes, folks get so enthusiastic about the candidates they support that they cause more problems than they solve.  That appears to be the case with GOP activist Dianne Layden and rookie congressman Greg Murphy.  Media and political types all over the NC political universe…

Posted in campaign 2020 Media Moore County NCGOP Politics

Caught giving $$$ to Obama, Adam Schiff? Man Up, and blame it all on the women in your life.

    That’s the path nominal Republican Arthur Donadio —  lame duck incumbent DA Maureen Krueger’s hand picked successor — appears to have taken.  And his “explanation” appears to raise  more questions than it answers:     In 2012,  Barack Obama was running for president….

Posted in Congress Dan Bishop Media NCGOP Politics

Dan The Man.

  Bishop, that is. One of our two newest Members of Congress is demonstrating he won’t be shy about coming out swinging:   While  Richard Burr snivels and cowers and lets Mark Warner (D-VA) run his committee,  congressman Dan Bishop is taking Adam Schiff’s impeachment…

Posted in campaign 2020 Media NCGOP Politics

Mark Johnson for, um, LtGov?

  I’ve met Department of Public Instruction superintendent Mark Johnson ONCE.    What most struck me was the campaign contribution he got from Michael Bloomberg during his inaugural run for the DPI slot.   Johnson made a big deal of his background on the Forsythe…

Posted in campaign 2020 Congress Media Politics

Tillis: MORE Green cards for Indian workers to take jobs from Americans

    All of those “America First”  and “I love Trump” ads don’t appear to match what our junior senator — up for reelection next year — is saying and doing in DC:   GOP Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) is championing legislation to reward Indian…

Posted in Congress Media NCGOP Politics

(*SIGH*) Once again, Richard Burr aids Left’s anti-Trump efforts

  It looks like our senior US senator is once again giving cover to Democrat shenanigans in DC:   Senate Intelligence Committee ChairmanRichard Burr (R-N.C.) said on Thursday that he does not think the identity of the whistleblower at the center of the House impeachment…

Posted in campaign 2020 Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Boss Phil executes a PERFECT full ‘Timmy’

    NC PolicyWatch and The N&O are collectively soiling their Pampers over a story that senate leader Phil Berger has been using campaign funds to purchase some choice Raleigh real estate.  (Hey, at least he didn’t take envelopes of cash in  a restaurant men’s…

Posted in Media NC legislature Politics

Misplaced outrage over l’affaire Gerlach

  If you caught NC Spin this week, or read the driveby media,  you saw and heard a whole lot of self-righteous outrage about the events which led to the resignation of interim ECU chancellor Dan Gerlach. Chris Fitzsimon was one of the loudest complainers…

Posted in campaign 2019 Media Moore County Politics Southern Pines

Moore County: Did John McLaughlin commit a ‘Lorna Clack’?

    Some  years ago,  we had a rather pretentious (and awful)  county school board member named Lorna Clack who lost a bid for reelection.  (We like  to think this site had a small part to play in that event. )   At one particular…

Posted in campaign 2020 Media NCGOP Politics

Cooper aims LOW at Folwell

  You would think revelations that his transportation department is overspending by $2 billion and possibly broke the law would concern him.   But we’re dealing with a guy who sat in the AG’s office for sixteen years doing absolutely nothing — stumbling into the…