Posted in Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: NOW, we’re looking at YOU, Mr. Jackson. (Yes. We. Are.)

It’s hysterical — and, sometimes, sad — to hear the excuses from those caught with their hand in the proverbial cookie jar.  Senator Brent Jackson (R) in the Jones Street solar subsidy mafia.  He and his allies have pushed hard to put all of us…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Politics

O’Keefe, Veritas tightening noose around Woodhouse, Hillary?

If you follow James O’Keefe on Twitter, you might get the feeling that a really big shoe is about to drop sometime around NOON TODAY; O’Keefe is calling out presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Democrat operative Brad Woodhouse (brother of NCGOP executive director Dallas Woodhouse)….

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics

Hey, look. A PROTEST!

Some folks in Pitt County are pretty upset about a Pitt County Community College employee’s reported involvement with the on-going, raging scandal at NCGOP HQ: A statewide contingent of Republican activists will gather at Pitt Community College in Greenville Friday to protest the actions of…

Posted in Congress Media

Burr-McCain-Flake-Coburn VA bill a good first step, but needs to go FURTHER

Reports are out that our senior US senator has joined fellow Republicans McCain of Arizona, Flake of Arizona, and Coburn of Oklahoma in sponsoring a bill to make significant changes to the way business is conducted at the US Department of Veterans Affairs.  I don’t…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: Lil’ Jordan’s Todd Akin analogy might be hitting a little too close to home

Lil’ Jordan, US Senate candidate Thom Tillis’ diminutive sidekick, took a predictable route in defending his boss from the latest round of Democrat ads: […] Tillis’ campaign issued a response that avoided discussing the substance of the ad, instead attacking Democrats and trying to use…

Posted in Congress Media Politics

IRS brouhaha: Not a Dem or GOP thing. It’s all about BIG GOVT

Republicans are absolutely giddy over the current IRS scandal.  Agency employees reportedly harrassed Tea Party-linked groups and individuals.  Many in the national GOP see the scandal as an election issue and a possible monkey wrench in the implementation of ObamaCare. Does anybody seriously think that…

Posted in Democrats Economy Law & Order Media Moore County NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Phil Berger Politics Thom Tillis

NAMING NAMES: national gambling scandal $$$$ lined a lot of pockets in both parties on Jones Street

The North Carolina state board of elections is calling for a probe into campaign contributions made by an indicted Oklahoma businessman and his wife to Gov. Pat McCrory and scores of North Carolina state legislators. Chase Burns, the owner of International Internet Technologies (IIT), is…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

L’affaire LaRoque exposing chinks in Thom T’s armor?

    Talk about closing the barn door after the horses have escaped.   It’s being reported now that state House speaker Thom Tillis is recommending that his federally-indicted House colleague (and close political ally) Stephen LaRoque resign from his state House seat.  That’s *nice*…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

It’s a GREAT DAY to make some women cry …

The NCGOP effort to play up the DOT Auto-Pen McScandal  took a turn for the worst today.  For their efforts, GOP senators earned media coverage featuring full color photos of crying women and sound bytes from legislators berating said women. (Awfully nice PR work, guys,…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Democrats Media Politics

Woman behaving badly too at NC Dem HQ?

  The N&O’s political ace John Frank is reporting via Twitter that the state Democrat Party 1st vice-chairman, who would succeed chairman David Parker if he is forced out, has a “lengthy” record of bad check charges.  According to Frank, that criminal record would not…