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#ncga #TBT: The dawn of the Speaker Timmy era

With politicians, it’s always fun to match what they’re saying and doing NOW, with what they said or did FIVE MINUTES ago, FIVE WEEKS ago, FIVE MONTHS ago, or even FIVE YEARS ago. Here’s a post from 2014 where a bright, young bushy-tailed legislator from…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

TWO MORE YEARS of Speaker Timmy

He’s at the center of concurrent state and federal probes.  But that didn’t stop his colleagues from reelecting state Rep. Tim Moore to another term as Speaker of the North Carolina House.  We had heard from a number of sitting House members that a senior…

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Vandal blocked from speaking at Asheville school. (Bert & Ernie are pissed.)

When I was in school, we often heard from speakers who were pillars of the community — who did constructive things that benefited the community or society as a whole.  People you could look up to and admire. Here’s one of Bert and Ernie’s goons…

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#ncga: A time for choosing

On Monday, House Republicans will decide on their nominee for speaker for the next session.  Let’s rewind to Tim Moore’s announcement of his candidacy for speaker:  […I]t is time we move toward a different phase in our leadership of North Carolina. To govern in the…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: www.draintheswampnc.com ??? (Ruh-roh.)

Donald Trump used that slogan pretty effectively to coast to The White House.  It seems like someone in-state is trying to do something similar in Raleigh.  A site called www.draintheswampnc.com popped up on the Internet thingie today. The webmaster(s) is / are apparently NOT fans…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media Politics

Meet the new boss. Pretty much the same as the old boss. (Not as orange.)

All of the DC-NY conservative intelligentsia are swooning and cooing over the rise of Paul Ryan to the speakership of the US House.  I have never understood the conservative fascination with Ryan.  He’s all for amnesty for illegal aliens.  He was all for the Wall…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

Are we being played on Boehner-McCarthy-Ryan speaker “drama”?

El Rushbo apparently thinks so:  […] Limbaugh suggested that the House Freedom Caucus members engaged in large-scale Kabuki dance in conjunction with the Republican establishment to ensure Ryan’s Speakership. After Ryan issued his list of demands for conservative lawmakers, “you would not think that the…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Mark Meadows Media Politics

Paul Ryan. WHY ???????????

Conservatives just helped oust a speaker who was okay with the Wall Street bailout, debt ceiling increases, and amnesty for illegals.  Now, they and the rest of the House are ready to replace said speaker with another guy who pretty much has the same positions…

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The Speaker Spat: Change the position, then hold a free-for-all

It’s pretty disturbing to hear that Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan, and the rest of The Freedom Caucus are saying they would ‘look favorably’‘ upon the idea of speaker Paul Ryan.  Let’s see — Ryan gave us the TARP giveaways, openly campaigned against Tea Partiers in 2014 House…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

#ncpol: McCarthy, um, PULLS OUT. Ellmers lawyers up.

The all-but-anointed speaker of the House is now outta  there:  House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)has dropped out of the race for the Speakership of the House moments before members were set to go behind closed doors to nominate a GOP candidate on the…