Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: The NC Republican Senatorial Committee and the SD-25 GOP primary

Remember those “affiliated party committees”? They got rammed through Jones Street in response to the election of Hasan Harnett to the NCGOP chairmanship.  *Can’t have the unwashed Tea Party hordes getting their hands on all that shakedown moolah!* The GOP senators took all of their…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Following the “affiliated” Money

We all remember the sneakiness associated with passing those “affiliated committees” through the General Assembly last session. Now, we are finally starting to see a paper trail. Let’s look at the North Carolina Senate majority.  THEY have founded the NC Republican Senatorial Committee to facilitate…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

#ncga: It’s getting’ all affiliated up in here, yo.

Back in September, House Rules chairman David Lewis slipped into technical corrections some language about these affiliated committees– basically allowing our elected officials to bypass the party organizations and privately rake in their own cash. Here’s what we said back then:  Quite a few honorables have…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: But, but but — It’s them bloggers’s fault !!!

That was apparently the spin — as reported to us by a faithful reader —  put forth recently by state Rep. Frank Iler (R-Brunswick) in response to questions about those “affiliated committees.”: ”As for the second provision in the bill, it was about good accounting…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics

#ncgop: County party chairmen lash out at Berger, Moore re: H373, S119

The furor over that affiliated committees mess is not dying down.  I had been hearing that Speaker Tim Moore and President Pro Tem Phil Berger have been getting an earful from angry party activists. We got our hands on one example of the angry communications…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: RIP, NCGOP

It’s a new day in North Carolina politics.  We’ve been saying for a while that the political parties no longer matter much.  They are a great vehicle for getting the little people back home fired up and involved. They’re great for “getting out the vote.”…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Legislators to voters: ‘Screw You.’ (Power Grab NOW EVEN WORSE)

I swear.  You almost have to harken back to the Soviet Union or look to Cuba to find a government that has such utter, comparable, contempt for its people. NCGOP Chairman Hassan Harnett, newly-chosen executive director Dallas Woodhouse, speaker Tim Moore, and president pro team…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Storming the barricades

I am getting all kinds of reports from Jones Street indicating that the voters are not pleased with the elections power grab that just flew through the legislature.    (I am honestly hearing comparisons to The French Revolution.)  Quite a few honorables have mentioned a flood…