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Problems with Elon polling on NC marriage referendum

        Previously, I have cited a major problem with polling produced by Elon University.  They poll only RESIDENTS — i.e., whoever answers the phone — instead of the more reliable REGISTERED VOTERS or LIKELY VOTERS.   So, Elon poll respondents could be your…

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Dem Strategist: some risks for marriage amendment opponents

          Gary Pearce is the wisest wise man looking out for Democrat interests in The Tar Heel State.  He has been at the helm for some of the party’s greatest successes.  Writing in his blog, Pearce notes some potential pitfalls this…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Paul Stam Politics

The Problem with Paul Stam

  Paul “Skip” Stam is the affable leader of the Republican majority in the NC House.  He was a compromise candidate for caucus leader elected in the wake of the Republican civil war initiated by Richard Morgan and his allies.  Stam was someone all parties…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Law & Order Media Moore County NC legislature NC State Government Politics

What Amendment One ACTUALLY says

    The gay rights movement, the professional LEFT, and their allies in the mainstream media (like our local Nobel Prize-winning newspaper) have moved into Moore County to continue — trying — to tie this May’s Amendment One vote to the old Jim Crow laws….

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans

Campaign 2012: Why Renee Ellmers has SO MANY opponents

            David Bass, with Carolina Journal, is looking into why SO many people have filed to run against Congresswoman Renee Ellmers in her first reelection bid: Why did freshman U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers draw three Republican primary challengers? That question…

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Senator Burr: It’s all about ME

          North Carolina’s senior senator was recently featured in The Charlotte Observer pontificating on his personal ambitions within the world’s  “greatest deliberating body”: Sen. Richard Burr says not to count him out of the race for the Senate Republicans’ second most…

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Some common sense on voter ID

          Jonah Goldberg, editor of National Review Online, has it just about right on the issue of voter identification in today’s edition of The Daily: Right now, millions of adult Americans cannot legally fly on an airplane or rent a car….

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media Politics

Gas Prices: Up, Up and Away …

                Oh, the news keeps getting  *better* concerning gas prices. BarryO — after telling us in 2008 that gas prices were ALL George W. Bush’s fault — now says there is NOT MUCH the president can do about…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Obama Politics Republicans

Worse than a powder keg: How DC politicos have made a mess out of our war on terror

        Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy — the guy who put the ‘Blind Sheik’, the mastermind of the first World Trade Center Attack, behind bars — has an excellent piece in National Review about how micromanagement from DC is wasting a lot of American…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Politics

Moore County Democrat chairman needs a lesson on civility, himself

It’s interesting to see the chairman of Moore County’s “small-enough-to-fit-in-a-phone-booth” Democrat Party lecturing Rush Limbaugh AND Moore County GOP Chairman Bob Levy — one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet — on civility. Chairman Jim Heim writes in our Nobel Prize-winning local paper that Rush…