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The Orange One Lives: Only TWO Carolinas reps bother to listen to the people

It was the biggest rebellion against a House speaker in 150 years.  Recent polling found 60 percent of Republicans wanting a new speaker of the House.  Only eighteen percent believe speaker John Boehner and Senate leader Mitch McConnell are doing a good job. Yet, when…

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#NCSEN: McConnell, Boehner throw in with Thom Tillis

It’s no secret that the DC and Raleigh Republican establishment is in love with the idea of state House speaker Thom Tillis moving up to the US Senate.  Karl Rove and Senator Richard Burr have already signed on with ol’ Thom.  Now  reports are surfacing…

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Bring on the sequester !

  The mainstream media and The White House are warning of a coming apocalypse brought on by “draconian” spending cuts in the budget sequester that is to kick in on March 1.  And “draconian” spending cuts at the federal level are a bad thing?  Are…

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The fiscal cliff debacle: assessing the damage

      Anyone giddy over the congressional “fiscal cliff” solution needs to have their head checked.  This whole episode was travesty from start to finish — with people desiring further harm to the US economy as the only real winners.  Let’s inspect the damage:…

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NY’s Eve ‘Me Too’ “deal” on “fiscal cliff” means not very happy 2013 for taxpayers, economy

In 1972, 1980, 1984, and 1988 the GOP ran a national ticket touting the promise of limited government and tax cuts.  The Republicans saw smashing, overwhelming victories in each of those years. In 1976, 1992, 1996, 2008, and 2012 the GOP ran tickets that couldn’t…

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Congressional GOP leaders A-OK with trashing the economy HALF as bad as Obama

    What does it mean to be Republican?  Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater established the national party as a force for shrinking government and cutting taxes. From 1994-2006, the GOP ruled Capitol Hill and actually GREW the federal government.  From 1988-1992  and from 2000-2008,…

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No profiles in courage for NCGOP in DC

  North Carolina’s Republican Members of Congress have proved — once again — that keeping Speaker John Boehner happy is more important than looking out for the folks struggling through a wretched economy back home. On Wednesday, 48 Republican members of the US House joined…