Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Mark Meadows Media NCGOP Politics Richard Burr

#NCSEN: Draft Mark Meadows for, um, SENATE ????

That’s what the website says.  The 11th district congressman has become a hero in Tea Party circles for his resistance to House leadership efforts to abandon conservatism.  He had his subcommittee chairmanship snatched away.  His diminutive prepubescent colleague, Patrick McHenry, chided him for “siding with…

Posted in campaign 2016 Hasan Harnett Mark Meadows Media NCGOP Patrick McHenry Politics

#ncgop: Now THIS is what we’re talking about !

We’re often accused around here of being too tough on the boys and girls at NCGOP HQ.  But — with what I saw on Twitter today, from the party’s new chairman — I think we may have to adjust our tune a bit:   Whaaaaaaaaaa…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Mark Meadows Media NCGOP Politics

#nc11: Meadows gets his committee back. Will he keep his cojones?

Fresh off of being labeled a traitor by a little boy named Patrick McHenry, congressman Mark Meadows has his committee chairmanship back: The second bit of good news is that Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) has been reinstated by Jason Chaffetz as chairman of a subcommittee from which he…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Mark Meadows Media NCGOP Politics

#NC11: Mark Meadows, Street Fighting Man

Everywhere I hear the sound of marching, charging feet, boy ‘Cause summer’s here and the time is right for fighting in the street, boy Well what can a poor boy do Except to sing for a rock ‘n’ roll band ‘Cause in sleepy London town…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Mark Meadows Media NCGOP Politics Walter Jones

Who’s REALLY ceding power to the Democrats

Oh, just roll THIS around in your head for a minute: […] Losing a subcommittee chairmanship midway through a congressional session is among the most serious punishments thus far in Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) majority. Boehner and his leadership team have grown frustrated with Republicans…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Mark Meadows Media NCGOP Politics Walter Jones

#NC11: Meadows joins Jones in Boehner’s ”dog house”

It’s no secret there’s no love between the speaker and Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC).  Jones voted against Boehner for renomination as speaker.  He’s also bucked leadership on a number of key votes.  He’s been stripped of any key committee assignments. The boys in DC even…

Posted in Congress David Rouzer George Holding Mark Meadows Media NCGOP Patrick McHenry Politics Renee Ellmers Richard Burr Richard Hudson Thom Tillis Virginia Foxx Walter Jones

NC’s Jones, SC’s Mulvaney stand strong on spending, while rest of US House GOP folds like cheap suit

“And the beat goes on … ” — Sonny & Cher ——————————- The drive-bys have been calling last week’s vote on the 2016 federal budget in the GOP-controlled US House as ”conservative.”   Seventeen members of the House GOP caucus would beg to differ with that…

Posted in Congress Mark Meadows Mick Mulvaney South Carolina Tea Party

The FREEDOM Caucus?

Yep.  One has been founded on Capitol Hill.  The founding group includes NINE Republican House members — with Mark Meadows (NC) and Mick Mulvaney (SC) being the only members from The Carolinas.  What is this group all about?: Conservative lawmakers are officially rolling out a…

Posted in Congress David Rouzer George Holding Mark Meadows Media NCGOP Patrick McHenry Renee Ellmers Richard Hudson Thom Tillis Virginia Foxx Walter Jones

The Orange One Lives: Only TWO Carolinas reps bother to listen to the people

It was the biggest rebellion against a House speaker in 150 years.  Recent polling found 60 percent of Republicans wanting a new speaker of the House.  Only eighteen percent believe speaker John Boehner and Senate leader Mitch McConnell are doing a good job. Yet, when…

Posted in Congress Mark Meadows Media Walter Jones

TWO MORE THINGS to hate about CRomnibus

This $1.1 trillion travesty fully funds ObamaCare, amnesty AND Renee Ellmers’s vitally-important women’s museum. It gives some lucrative sweetheart treats to Wall Street and bankers. All of our Republicans from North Carolina — except Walter Jones (R-3) — were good Boehner sycophants, did as they were…