Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Kay Hagan Media NCGOP Politics

Mark Harris: Is He A Todd Akin-in-the-makin’ ?

By now,  politics-watchers are well familiar with the story of Todd Akin, the GOP challenger to Missouri senator Claire McCaskill (D) in 2012.  Akin was a solidly conservative member of the US House with a lot of support from the religious right.  Claire McCaskill was…

Posted in Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Piling on Dr. Wos

Make no mistake — we are NOT exactly “fans” of the welfare state here.  In our opinion, the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) could collapse into a giant sinkhole — never to be seen again — and the world would be a…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Moore County NCGOP Renee Ellmers

Source: Chatham GOP’s Duncan eyeing primary bid against Ellmers

I spoke with a well-placed Tea Party activist based in The Second Congressional District who confirmed for me what has been one of the region’s worst kept secrets for some time:  Renee Ellmers is getting a primary opponent. My source tells me that Jim Duncan,…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Economy Media NCGOP Politics

A lively evening in Pinehurst with Renee

On paper, the idea of a Republican politician holding a town hall in the heart of Pinehurst looks pretty good.  Pinehurst is in the heart of Moore County — one of the whitest, most yellow-dog Republican communities in the state.  It’s pretty safe to assume…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans

Ellmers: Heritage Action = Hypocrites

        Second District  congresswoman Renee Ellmers hosted a town hall meeting in Pinehurst Tuesday night.  And, of course, we were there with a camera rolling. During the more than 150-minute event, Ellmers responded to critics who question her — and her colleagues’…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Economy Media NCGOP Politics

ObamaCare: It’s getting WORSE

  There’s a great piece over at Forbes talking about how The White House is considering expanding the subsidies in ObamaCare to include not just the uninsured but ALSO UNION MEMBERS.  How is this getting paid for?  Higher taxes.  Higher insurance premiums.  Higher deductibles.  Why…

Posted in Education NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Dan Forest: Showing ’em how it’s done.

An ancient Chinese philosopher once said:  “If you can’t dazzle ’em with brilliance, baffle ’em with bullshit.” Every day, WRAL, McClatchy, ABC-11 and all of their comrades in the professional Left attempt to baffle us.  We’ve got Republican members of Congress — out of fear…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

#NCSEN 2014: Brannon gets endorsed. Hagan gets spanked.

    It’s getting pretty clear that Tea Party-affiliated groups and voters are warming up to Cary physician Greg Brannon and his campaign for the GOP nomination for US Senate.   He’s picked up endorsements from The National Association for Gun Rights as well as…

Posted in campaign 2014 NC legislature Politics

Raleigh GOP establishment flexing muscle in Davidson County

We’ve said quite a bit about the hubbub in Davidson County over the appointment of Republican Roger Younts to finish out the unexpired term of long-time legislator Jerry Dockham, who got appointed to the state Utilities Commission by Gov. Pat McCrory. Younts was seated in…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Kay Hagan Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

My how things change after you announce for US Senate and start trolling for PAC dollars

Let’s check the ObamaCare scorecard, friends.  Senator Burr says trying to defund ObamaCare is “the dumbest idea.”  Senator Hagan voted for and praised ObamaCare, and now takes both sides on the issue.  Renee Ellmers says she’s not interested in a defunding showdown.  Neither is Bob…