Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Mark Meadows Media NCGOP Politics Richard Burr

#NCSEN: Draft Mark Meadows for, um, SENATE ????

That’s what the website says.  The 11th district congressman has become a hero in Tea Party circles for his resistance to House leadership efforts to abandon conservatism.  He had his subcommittee chairmanship snatched away.  His diminutive prepubescent colleague, Patrick McHenry, chided him for “siding with…

Posted in campaign 2016 Hasan Harnett Mark Meadows Media NCGOP Patrick McHenry Politics

#ncgop: Now THIS is what we’re talking about !

We’re often accused around here of being too tough on the boys and girls at NCGOP HQ.  But — with what I saw on Twitter today, from the party’s new chairman — I think we may have to adjust our tune a bit:   Whaaaaaaaaaa…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Mark Meadows Media NCGOP Politics

#nc11: Meadows gets his committee back. Will he keep his cojones?

Fresh off of being labeled a traitor by a little boy named Patrick McHenry, congressman Mark Meadows has his committee chairmanship back: The second bit of good news is that Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) has been reinstated by Jason Chaffetz as chairman of a subcommittee from which he…

Posted in Congress Media NCGOP Politics

Heritage Action: Jones, Meadows NC’s top conservatives; Ellmers, Burr most liberal GOPers

According to the folks over at Jim DeMint’s shop, the two guys in our delegation in the most trouble with leadership are doing the best job of abiding by the principles of conservatism.  Reps. Walter Jones and Mark Meadows are tied at the top of…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Mark Meadows Media NCGOP Politics

#NC11: Mark Meadows, Street Fighting Man

Everywhere I hear the sound of marching, charging feet, boy ‘Cause summer’s here and the time is right for fighting in the street, boy Well what can a poor boy do Except to sing for a rock ‘n’ roll band ‘Cause in sleepy London town…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Mark Meadows Media NCGOP Politics Walter Jones

Who’s REALLY ceding power to the Democrats

Oh, just roll THIS around in your head for a minute: […] Losing a subcommittee chairmanship midway through a congressional session is among the most serious punishments thus far in Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) majority. Boehner and his leadership team have grown frustrated with Republicans…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Mark Meadows Media NCGOP Politics Walter Jones

#NC11: Meadows joins Jones in Boehner’s ”dog house”

It’s no secret there’s no love between the speaker and Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC).  Jones voted against Boehner for renomination as speaker.  He’s also bucked leadership on a number of key votes.  He’s been stripped of any key committee assignments. The boys in DC even…

Posted in Congress Mark Meadows Mick Mulvaney South Carolina Tea Party

The FREEDOM Caucus?

Yep.  One has been founded on Capitol Hill.  The founding group includes NINE Republican House members — with Mark Meadows (NC) and Mick Mulvaney (SC) being the only members from The Carolinas.  What is this group all about?: Conservative lawmakers are officially rolling out a…

Posted in Congress David Rouzer George Holding Mark Meadows Media NCGOP Patrick McHenry Renee Ellmers Richard Hudson Thom Tillis Virginia Foxx Walter Jones

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…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Politics

Note to GOP: Again, the drive-by media CANNOT be pleased. Stop trying.

First it was Richard Hudson begging for forgiveness for his role in trying to defund ObamaCare.  Now, we have Mark Meadows appearing to be seeking penance:  U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows said he should have considered a strategy other than shutting down the government last year…