Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: The two faces of Thom

Hollywood gave us “The Three Faces of Eve.”    This year, the GOP establishment is trying to force-feed us a real stinker called “The Two Faces of Thom.” Americans have a real respect for flexibility when it comes to athletes and, um, cheerleaders.  In politicians?  Not so…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Politics Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: Mitt Tillis

In 2012, we were told Barack Hussein Obama would be political ‘dead meat’ when he faced the voters in 2012.  The economy was terrible.  National morale was down.  It was shades of Jimmy Carter.  We just had to find the right champion to take the…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: Tillis to be endorsed today by #1 cheerleaders for amnesty, Common Core

When you think of “chamber of commerce,” Bob the insurance guy who lives down the street from you probably comes to mind.  The US Chamber of Commerce is a whole different ball of wax.  It’s dominated by big corporations with armies of lobbyists who have…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Mark Harris Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: The Preacher Strikes Back

    It appears that Charlotte pastor and US Senate candidate Mark Harris has learned what a lot of us have known for YEARS:  Thom Tillis is a political weathervane who will say anything or do anything to stock his campaign treasury and nail down…

Posted in Congress McClatchy Media

#NCSEN: The shih-tzu drops a deuce on Thom’s thax thrickery

Every so often John Drescher’s pet shih-tzu surprises me.  The young man occasionally breaks free from RobRielle’s mind meld and does some honest-to-goodness political reporting. Speaker Thom and his diminutive sidekick Lil’ Jordan tried to hoo-doo North Carolina voters this week with THIS MAILING claiming…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Politics Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: Did planted debate questioner backfire on Tillis?

There is a pretty interesting video floating around cyberspace.  It highlights Nathan West, one of the questioners at the Time Warner Cable US Senate debate, and his gun control question.  West participated in the from-the-audience portion of the debate, and portrayed himself as a wide-eyed…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Greg Brannon Mark Harris Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

WRAL #NCSEN debate pre-game show: It’s O-Care, Stupid! (Binky, up close & personal)

If you didn’t get enough excitement from last night’s extravaganza in Davidson, flip on over to Raleigh’s WRAL TV tonight for Round 2. Mark Harris really fumbled a great opportunity last night.  We fought hard to get him into tonight’s event.  The preacher needs to…

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

#NCSEN: GOP legislator raises questions about speaker-turned-candidate Tillis

The feud between GOP state Reps. Robert Brawley and Thom Tillis is bubbling up again here late in the 2014 primary season.  Brawley went public with his issues about Tillis, and ended up relinquishing his chairman’s gavel.  Tillis’ henchmen put the word out that even…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NC legislature Politics Thom Tillis

HOT & Bothered: Virginia’s HOT lane experience offers lessons for NC

HOT lanes are a ho topic around these parts.  House speaker — and US Senate candidate — Thom Tillis is foisting them on his constituents.  Gov. Pat McCrory’s DOT board is mulling the idea of blessing the rest of us with HOT lanes and toll…

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…