Posted in campaign 2020 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Even DC can see Jones Street’s leftward drift

      We’ve had Republican majorities in the General Assembly since 2010.   However,  we should keep reminding ourselves that the terms “Republican” and “conservative” are becoming more and more mutually exclusive.     The DC-based American Conservative Union (ACU) — always a dependable…

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: Meadows, Budd, Jones still NC’s top 3 conservatives in DC

Congressmen Mark Meadows, Ted Budd, and Walter Jones are holding firm as the top three conservatives from North Carolina in the latest congressional rankings from Conservative Review. Meadows (95%-A), Budd (95%-A), and Jones (86%-B) lead the delegation to DC.  They are followed by Mark Walker…

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#ncga: NCFEF ratings reward crony capitalists

Words like “conservative” and “free enterprise” sure do get bandied about quite liberally.  We’ve got something here in North Carolina called The North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation that claims to be the leader in promoting free enterprise in state government. Every year, NCFEF rates legislators…

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#ncga: 2016 ACU ratings (Who’s conservative, who’s NOT)

    The American Conservative Union always has me a bit skeptical.  They have that word “conservative” in their name, but the flavor of much of what they do is GOPe. But they DO rate state legislators every year.  So, that makes them somewhat interesting in…

Posted in Congress Media NCGOP Politics

Conservative Review: All NCGOPers in DC get Fs (except for Meadows, Jones, Holding, and Walker)

*Saying one thing, and doing another when you think no one is looking.*  That’s what we have going on here.  According to CR’s highly-acclaimed vote score card, only FOUR members of our state’s delegation to Congress can truthfully call themselves “conservative.” Mark Meadows leads the…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

About those AFP ”lifetime” ratings

In a recent interview with McClatchy, senator Thom Thilli$ touted his “lifetime rating” of 100 percent from Americans for Prosperity.  Never mind that, for him, “lifetime” means the calendar year 2015.  (So, crossing the aisle and co-sponsoring stuff with Amy Klobuchar and Babs Mikulski is…

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

NC-02: Heritage Action says Renee Ellmers most liberal GOP House member from NC

Heritage Action, the political arm of The Heritage Foundation, produces ratings that have become the gold standard for evaluating how conservative Members of Congress truly are.  They track votes throughout the year and rate each member of the House and Senate on a scale of ZERO…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Politics

A little insight into those judge ratings …

I pulled a little piece of nastiness out of my mailbox this week with a headline that screamed “Judge Rob Wilkins has been ranked one of the worst judges in North Carolina.” Really?  Well, I decided to dig a little deeper into the matter.  The…