Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Media Mitt Romney NC State Government NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Pat McCrory’s Mitt Romney Impersonation

          It looks like the scheme by North Carolina Democrats to split conservatives from Pat McCrory  is well-underway.  The North Carolina Democrat Party has launched a parody site raising questions about McCrory.  Now,  reliably leftist Chris Fitzsimon, who works for reliably…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Education Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Paul Stam Phil Berger Politics Thom Tillis

NC Legislators end union shakedown of teachers; Democrats & media throw major fit

  On the N&O’s front page, there was a full color photo of some large, angry Hillary Clinton lookalikes from the NC Association of Educators (NCAE) holding signs  that said “We will not be silenced.” (I pity their poor husbands.) The N&O posted a video…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Law & Order Media Politics

EEOC: requiring an education MAY be discriminatory

            Here comes another example of a federal agency that has outlived its usefulness.  The EEOC was founded with the intention of ending racial and gender discrimination.  Too many politicians are afraid of questioning the agency’s budget or practices —…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics South Carolina

Huntsman picks up major GOP endorsement for SC primary

          Tonight, in Iowa, the news is all about three guys named Paul, Romney, and Santorum.  But an email that went out today across The Carolinas –with the subject line Ronald Reagan in 2012 —  indicates that former Utah Gov. Jon…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Mike McIntyre Politics

NC’s 7th CD race: lobbyist parties, the death of a controversy, and an incumbent who lives in NC-8 (Oh, my)

    In May,  Illario Pantano of New Hanover County — the 2010 GOP nominee for this congressional race — and state Senator David Rouzer (R-Johnston) will face off for the privilege of taking on incumbent Democrat congressman Mike McIntyre in November. McIntyre, who has…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Mitt Romney Politics South Carolina

Davidson prof: If Romney wins Iowa, the race is OVER

              Wow. Yep, that’s what 34-year old Josh Putnam told The Charlotte Observer today: Q. What if Mitt Romney wins in Iowa? Is the race over? A. “It would be over. That would be the death knell for quite…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

An interesting way for conservatives to send McCrory & co. a message

So far, it looks like ol’ Pat has no primary competition, and everyone is being told to go ahead and get on board with Team McCrory for November.  I remember, earlier in the year in a town near Wilmington, a group of business people —…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Howard Coble Media NCGOP Politics Republicans

Waiting on Howard

  Howard Coble, the Republican congressman representing North Carolina’s Sixth District,  appears to be playing the part of Hamlet here at the end of 2011.  Fresh off of hospital stays in DC and Greensboro, the congressional delegation’s senior member says he can’t make up his…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics South Carolina

SC Primary: Um, THANKS ?????

              A former South Carolina state official convicted on drug charges has endorsed Ron Paul for President: South Carolina’s former treasurer who spent 10 months in prison on a cocaine charge says his experiences as a victim of the…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Media Occupy Politics

Miss Nancy is BUSTED! (Livin’ la vida 1%)

  (I bet Pinehurst mayor — and faithful Haymaker reader Nancy Fiorillo — had a conniption and spit out her coffee when she saw that headline. )  Our friends at Andrew Breitbart’s  BigGovernment.com have outdone themselves again.  They’ve  caught the plastic-faced U.S. House Democrat Leader (and…