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Missouri and Medicare. The STUPID PARTY rides again

Many years ago, columnist George will coined the phrase “The Stupid Party” to describe the GOP establishment and its stupefying habit of taking a situation — tailor made for the party’s success — and turning it into a disaster. The Stupid Party is back —…

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Chuck Schumer ALLOWS Senator Kay Hagan to address her constituents

Chuck Schumer, New York’ s senior U.S. Senator, is granting those of us in North Carolina a marvelous opportunity to hear from our junior senator — his protegé and, some say, sock puppet — Kay Hagan.  (Can’t you just see the rainbows and unicorns and…

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Senator Hagan and payroll taxes

            North Carolina’s junior U.S. Senator Kay Hagan — affectionately known around Capitol Hill as “Chuck Schumer’s sock puppet” — is stepping into the fray over extending a payroll tax cut for all Americans: Supporting President Obama’s payroll tax cut…

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DeMint stands alone against ‘pandering’

No one can accuse South Carolina’s U.S. Senator Jim DeMint of being a typical Washington politician — wetting his finger and holding it up to see which way the wind blows: You can accuse U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint of being Scrooge, but you can’t accuse him of…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Jim DeMint Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans South Carolina Walter Jones

Senator DeMint: We are STILL not cutting.

    For those of us active in The Tea Party, who thought we really brought change to Washington in November 2010, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint’s (R-SC) article in National Review provides quite a reality check for us: Despite bipartisan promises to cut spending after…

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Jim DeMint: Common sense’s lone voice in the U.S. Senate

    For North Carolinians like me who appreciated Senator Jesse Helms — and are dismayed by what we now have representing us in the Senate,  South Carolina’s Jim DeMint gives us some hope for the future. Like Helms did in his day, DeMint rejects…

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Democrat U.S. Senate kingpin “Dingy” Harry Reid: govt jobs more important than private sector

        Yep, that’s what the genius said on the floor of the United States Senate — the world’s greatest deliberative body.   (No word yet on how much he had to drink before making the statement.) : We all suspected this was…

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Hagan’s tax holiday: not a job creator, but a sweetheart deal for lobbyist pals

      The News & Observer, busy with rehabbing our buffoonish governor, is going to work to prop up our junior U.S. senator Kay Hagan, a Democrat — of course — from Greensboro: North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan Thursday introduced a bipartisan bill to…

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Burr for Whip: Lots for him, little for us

  U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC)  has announced his plan to seek the #2 position in the Senate Republican caucus, once it is vacated by its current occupant, retiring U.S. Senator John Kyl of Arizona: North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr plans to make it official:…