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Does Congress’s budget deal mark the end of the Tea Party?

  That’s what Rand Paul  said on Wednesday:   Sen. Rand Paul, who was first elected in 2010 as a one of the original tea party candidates, declared the movement dead on Wednesday, citing a massive budget deal poised for passage Thursday.   “Both parties…

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US House GOP introduces ‘ObamaCare Lite’

Remember how Coke has played with its formula over the years?  New Coke? Coke Classic?  Slightly different packaging, but the same crap.   THAT is what we’re apparently being treated to by our US House Republicans in the ol’ ObamaCare “fight.”  You remember those folks?…

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#ncga: The BIGGER bonds, bloated budget blues

“I am willing to sit here until December.” — Rep. Nelson Dollar (8/5/15)  ________________________________ House leaders and Gov. Pat are trying to push through a bond issue AND a packed budget. Frustration is starting to build within the House GOP caucus: “The governor was told…

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#ncga: Tax-and-spend Republicans

Why vote FOR Republicans, if they are going to simply do what the Democrats WOULD have done had they been in charge?   That’s a question to ponder in the wake of DC Republican leaders helped Democrats push through funding for ObamaCare AND amnesty for…

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Drive-bys encouraging DC, Raleigh GOP to follow McConnell advice: ”Don’t be Scary”

I just about lost my lunch the other day when I read that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell actually went on the record with that comment.  I don’t remember all this hand-wringing against “extremism” by the drive bys and ruling class when the Democrats were…

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Loretta Lynch: The NEXT GOP surrender?

No, we’re not talking about The Coal Miner’s Daughter.  We’re talking about the low-key New York prosecutor nominated by BarryO to replace the godawful, horrific Eric Holder as US Attorney General. When Republican presidents nominate conservatives to various federal posts, Democrats in Congress go to…

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A GOP “strategy” on amnesty

We’ve learned that there just might be a crony capitalism angle in the amnesty fight for at least one powerful House Republican. We’ve also heard about a letter, circulated by 50 House Republicans, urging that ONLY a short term funding measure be passed and that…

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Reconciliation: Do unto Democrats as they have done unto US

Mitch McConnell and John Boehner are falling all over themselves to disarm their respective caucuses before the new session even starts.  Republicans were awarded majorities in both chambers on Capitol Hill with two specific instructions from voters: (1) get rid of ObamaCare, and (2) STOP…

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#NCGA: House leadership races? (We’ve got the inside scoop.)

The Republican majority will huddle next weekend to pick leaders for the chamber AND for their caucus.  Since they are a majority in the General Assembly’s lower chamber, the Republican picks will be quite the big dogs in the upcoming sessions. The candidates to replace…

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Speaking of holding feet to the fire …

You might have a real good chance to give it a try REAL SOON. My old comrade-in-arms Terry Jeffrey, is offering up details suggesting that GOP leaders on Capitol Hill REALLY didn’t understand what we said with our votes last Tuesday: Will the congressional Republican…