Posted in Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Dan Blue: Race Pimp

[…] I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.[…] —  Martin Luther King, Jr. N.C. Central University’s 2017…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Politics

#ncpol: ‘If you can’t beat ’em, BUY ’em.’

Incumbent state treasurer Janet Cowell fought tooth and nail against a legislative proposal, pushed by an architect and construction company, that would allow for the privatization and leasing of public school buildings with state funds.  Well, the Democrat incumbent treasurer is not seeking reelection.  But…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: Dan Blue channels his inner Farrakhan / Sharpton / Obama / Barber / Laura Leslie

Dan Blue used to be a pretty reasonable guy.  When he was speaker of the NC House, he was a guy Republicans could actually do business with.  But, as time went on, and the GOP started taking over, and the Democrats careened far to the…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Richard Burr

#NCSEN: Burr vs. Blue in ’16?

THAT is the spin that is making its way around our fair capital city these days.  Sources in the know up that way tell me that operatives close to Hillary Clinton are encouraging former state House speaker, and current Senate Democrat leader, Dan Blue to…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics

NC Campaign 2012: Black Dems aiming for state’s top two posts in year BarryO seeks reelection

        The two announced candidates for the Democrat nomination for lieutenant governor are a black state senator from Fayetteville and a black woman who currently serves as state government’s personnel director.   Now, The N&O — the flagship publication for all things…