Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Media Occupy Politics

Miss Nancy is BUSTED! (Livin’ la vida 1%)

  (I bet Pinehurst mayor — and faithful Haymaker reader Nancy Fiorillo — had a conniption and spit out her coffee when she saw that headline. )  Our friends at Andrew Breitbart’s  BigGovernment.com have outdone themselves again.  They’ve  caught the plastic-faced U.S. House Democrat Leader (and…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 NC State Government NCGOP Obama Pat McCrory Politics

Recipe for 2012 GOP gubernatorial victory missing key ingredients

The three modern day successes for the NCGOP in governor’s races came in 1972, 1984, an 1988. What do those three years have in common? A Republican presidential candidate cruising to victory.  Nixon was stomping McGovern in 1972, and Reagan was doing the same to…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Politics South Carolina

Tea Party needs to refocus its eyes on THE TRUE PRIZE

          In a slow news cycle, just in front of the South Carolina primary, a couple of loudmouth local yokels calling themselves “Tea Party leaders” are airing their dirty laundry in front of  a national news media ever-ready to mock Southerners…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Media Mitt Romney NCGOP Obama Pat McCrory Politics

GOP: Get On the bandwagon — or else …

    Rush had the theory some time back that the DC Republican Ruling Class is putting out the following message to Republican activists and officials around the country:  Get behind Romney if you want to be  a player in this party ever again.  Watching…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Media Politics

Time for Sally Struthers to leave Africa and go film a commercial on Capitol Hill?

  I’ve heard of Feed The Children, but FEED THE CONGRESSMEN?  It’s clearly a slow news time here at the end of the year.  The Washington Post did a story — and played right along with BarryO’s class warfare theme — on The Center for…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Media NC State Government NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

A Charlotte conservative’s POV on Pat McCrory

    The Pat McCrory “campaign” encourages us to talk to the people of Charlotte — the people who know him best — about his record. So, I dug up a couple of very interesting old columns from Charlotte Observer columnist Tom Ashcraft. ( Ashcraft…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Media Obama Politics Republicans

Merry Christmas! BarryO wants another $1.2 TRILLION.

        That debt ceiling deal Republicans sold us on a few months back is going from bad to worse.  We were told the country would go into default and the nation’s credit rating would suffer if the federal debt ceiling was not…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Media NC State Government NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

NC Democrats offer peek at plan to divide conservatives, McCrory

  The North Carolina Democrat Party realizes they have a sorry record and sorry gubernatorial and presidential candidates to present to the state’s voters in November 2012.  So, they are resorting to pointing out the flaws in their opponents — primarily targeting former Charlotte mayor…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Law & Order Moore County Politics

Pinehurst Police: Same — um — STUFF, different chief

  Well, the election is over. There is a new chief at Pinehurst PD. And it appears NOT much has changed from the old regime.   We now have the added touch of a speed trap at the village limits sign on Highway 5.  That’s…

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Why does NCGOP keep giving the AG’s race a pass?

  Every four years we see the same phenomenon in The Tar Heel State: a gaggle of GOP gubernatorial wannabees, followed by a bunch of also-rans lower down the ticket for Council of State races.  North Carolina has one of the weakest governors in the…