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Even DC can see Jones Street’s leftward drift

      We’ve had Republican majorities in the General Assembly since 2010.   However,  we should keep reminding ourselves that the terms “Republican” and “conservative” are becoming more and more mutually exclusive.     The DC-based American Conservative Union (ACU) — always a dependable…

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#ncga: 2016 ACU ratings (Who’s conservative, who’s NOT)

    The American Conservative Union always has me a bit skeptical.  They have that word “conservative” in their name, but the flavor of much of what they do is GOPe. But they DO rate state legislators every year.  So, that makes them somewhat interesting in…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: ACU says our GOP guys and gals more conservative than all our neighbors (except Tennessee)

We’ve heard about the upper chamber on Jones Street.  Let’s throw the House into the mix.  The ACU’s overall average for the state House was 62 percent.  Republicans rated, on average, 86 percent while Democrats averaged 23 percent.  According to the ACU, Rep. Charles Jeter…

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Those Congress rankings and the distortion of the term “conservative”

        Well, every year groups from the ADA to the ACU to National Journal to The Club For Growth release ideological rankings of the 535 voting members of Congress.  Americans for Democratic Action ranks pols in accordance with their liberalism, while The…