Posted in Congress Media NCGOP Politics Walter Jones

#NC-03: John Boehner backs Scott Dacey

That’s what the folks at Bloomberg say: Add former Speaker John Boehner to the list of Washington names piling on against Rep. Walter Jones. Jones (R-N.C.) is being challenged in next week’s primary election. Boehner’s political action committee, The Freedom Project, sent a $1,500 contribution…

Posted in Congress Mark Meadows Media NCGOP Patrick McHenry Politics

#ncpol: John Boehner disses Meadows, praises McHenry

Politico has a lengthy profile on the speaker-in-exile.  It offers some real insight into the former DC powerbroker-turned-golf-cart-jockey.  (Especially about how foul-mouthed he is.) In the article, Boehner singles out two members of the North Carolina delegation: […] Cantor’s loss triggered a leadership shuffle: McCarthy…

Posted in Congress Media Politics

#BOHICA: More debt. More spending. Boehner & co. strike ANOTHER DEAL with Obama

Great.  Another closed-door deal.  If major decisions are getting made by a handful of folks behind a closed door, WHAT IS THE POINT of sending 535 folks up there to Capitol Hill?  The deal is for TWO YEARS — thereby cutting the next Congress (and…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

Elevating McCarthy to fill Boehner’s shoes FIXES NOTHING.

The Orange Man has fallen — albeit FOUR YEARS too late.  The House weasel caucus is already scrambling to fill the speaker’s spray-tan and tear-stained shoes.  It is infuriating to hear that these people in the House are seriously looking to replace Boehner with his…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media Politics

Kevin McCarthy? Seriously?

We’re seeing all kinds of trial balloons about the rebels seeking to oust John Boehner reportedly warming to the idea of Speaker Kevin McCarthy.  Seriously?  As Majority Leader, McCarthy (R-CA) has a voting record that puts him to the left of EVERY North Carolina Republican…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Mark Meadows Media NCGOP Politics

The GOPe slaps back at Mark Meadows

[Editor’s Note: Those of you who had hoped I had been spirited away by black helicopters never to be seen again, or had died in a fiery, explosive car wreck — I’m sorry to disappoint you.  I’m back from a long holiday weekend in our…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Mark Meadows Media NCGOP Politics

It’s not easy being ORANGE

Just as we thought.  It’s being reported now that the reason John Boehner hasn’t brought up Mark Meadows’s ”vacate” resolution is that leadership is not confident they have the votes to kill it. Only two of our TEN Republican House members are supporting the measure…

Posted in Congress Mark Meadows Media NCGOP Politics

Boehner talks tough on Meadows move (but WHY no vote yet?)

Mark Meadows has taken over from Ted Cruz as the Washington establishment’s whipping boy.  He spoke a lot of truth in the resolution he authored seeking to vacate the speaker’s chair. Boehner and his team — and, surprisingly, a number of Meadows’s fellow conservatives —…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress David Rouzer George Holding Mark Meadows Patrick McHenry Renee Ellmers Richard Burr Richard Hudson Virginia Foxx Walter Jones

Jones to Meadows: SIGN ME UP!

The two most notorious residents of John Boehner’s dog house — from opposite ends of this great state —  are teaming up to see about VACATING the speaker’s chair.   Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC-03) has confimed via Facebook that he has Mark Meadows’s back:   I…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress David Rouzer George Holding Mark Meadows Patrick McHenry Renee Ellmers Richard Hudson Virginia Foxx Walter Jones

#ncpol: Meet the chairman of the House Committee on BIG Cojones

There he goes again, showing his colleagues how to behave like a conservative.  One has to wonder how long it will take for Patrick McHenry (R-NC-10) to run whining to the drivebys about his neighbor in the 11th, Mark Meadows?    Will Thom Tillis scold him…