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#NCSEN: “I want to be NUMBER ONE.”

Well, state House speaker and Republican US Senate nominee has wasted little time in announcing his goals — explaining why we should send him to DC for six years. First, he declared that one of the top things he’d like to do — upon settling…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Education Media NC State Government Politics Thom Tillis

Is SOMEONE’S Potomac Fever screwing over NC’s microbrewers?

A Greensboro TV station ran a report about a local restauranteur frustrated about not being able to sell the beer he, himself, brews. State law requires wholesalers to be inserted into those transactions as middlemen. Earlier we posted about efforts by craft brewers to get the…

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#NCGA: Protecting Tillis. Running out the clock. Blowing a great opportunity.

I had an interesting talk today with someone who has floor privileges in the legislative building to go along with his flashy job title.  We talked about the passion being exhibited by grassroots activists to get House Bill 1061 passed into state law.  My source tells…

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

#NCSEN: race already starting to look like one for #NCGA

We had all hoped for this campaign to be about punishing Kay Hagan for her cooperation with Barry Obama and Harry Reid in the enactment of ObamaCare and the accompanying destruction of the US economy.  Instead, it looks like we’re going to hear about what…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

#NCPOL: What Tea Party?

I participated in the big 9/12/09 march on Washington that is credited with being the coming-out party for The Tea Party movement.  As my friends and I walked amid the hundreds of thousands of fed-up citizens, a friend of mine commented: “This is wonderful.  Let’s…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Politics Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: Gov. Pat is on the phone. He likes Thom.

I am hearing from quite a few folks who heard from Pat McCrory on their home telephones Sunday evening.  The governor was telling them how important it was to vote for state House speaker Thom Tillis in Tuesday’s GOP primary.  Yes, that’s right.  The —…

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#ABT: THE rule for Tuesday

That’s it:  A-B-T.  Anybody But Tillis.   It’s an election year.  Ruling class politicians — and their drive by media lapdogs — are trying to tell us everything is FINE. They are playing games with the workforce population in order to tweak the unemployment number…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: Not behaving like a runaway winner

The chattering classes in Raleigh and DC are already talking up a general election race between Thom Tillis and Kay Hagan.  Never mind that all signs point to a GOP runoff in July and that the polls for the primary elections don’t close for another…

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…