Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Greg Brannon Media NCGOP Politics Richard Burr

#ncsen 2016: The doctor is IN !

I’ll have to admit we were caught off guard around here. But Twitter lit up over the news this morning: The last we heard from this guy — he was on the losing end of a divisive, bitter 2014 US Senate primary and things weren’t…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

NC-02: Repeal, Postpone, potato, poh-ta-toe. (Um, unconstitutional?) Nee-nee is BACK for MORE.

Big Government Barbie™ signed on the dotted line yesterday to seek two more years in Congress.  Renee Ellmers, the one person who has better survival skills / luck than The RoadRunner, also took time to open her mouth for Miz Leslie and say, um, something:  […] Ellmers…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: David Lewis. On The Phone. Unhinged.

That’s how participants described a rather unusual conference call held Thursday among some House Republicans.  The meeting was moderated — some would argue dictated and dominated — by beleaguered House Rules chairman David Lewis.  Participants had to be cleared via Lewis operatives.  And the call…

Posted in Media NCGOP Politics

#ncgop: MORE Dallas mischief?

Holy cow.  I am starting to believe Dallas Woodhouse and Curtis Watkins may be taking political strategy advice from the same person.  (Yet, Watkins had the decency to step down.  Dallas is STILL employed at state party headquarters.)  We’ve all heard about the hubbub regarding…

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

#ncga: A RINO retreats

It appears that the bearded RINO will not be lumbering around the North Carolina Senate chamber in 2016 after all.  We wrote earlier about how, um, *classy* it is to file for reelection while you’re under investigation by state and federal prosecutors.  Reality must have…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Richard Burr

#NCSEN: Burr probing Ted Cruz

Our senior senator is apparently in hot pursuit of Texas’s junior senator:  A key Senate Republican is looking into whether Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) discussed classified information during Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate. “I’m having my staff look at the transcripts of the debate right…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics

#ncgop: Oops, he did it AGAIN.

Some people learn — painfully — not to touch the hot stove.  Others keep touching the hot stove hoping that it will eventually not burn their fingers.  Larry Holmquist of Greensboro filed Monday to officially make the GOP primary for US Senate a threesome.  On…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics

John Hood: Donald Trump is a BIGOT

It’s pretty apparent that Raleigh’s *Mr. Conservative* doesn’t think much of GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump or his supporters: THAT –my friends — is sarcastic repartee in the vein of what one might expect from an admirer of Lord Shaftesbury-FancyPants of 16th century England.  It’s…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

#ncpol: A primary for Pat

He was never a go-along get-along kind of guy. He frequently called out colleagues — Republican and Democrat — when he saw them doing what he perceived was unethical, wrong, or illegal.  He refused to play the game, and got run out office by establishment…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: Folwell ready to tackle multi-billion $$$ state health, pension mess

“We’re speeding down the road at 100 miles per hour right for a $30 to $40 billion dollar wall,” said Dale Folwell, currently the only GOP candidate for the state treasurer position being vacated by Democrat Janet Cowell. “Raleigh has been kicking the can down…