Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers Uncategorized

Renee’s Big Moore County Adventure

    Renee Ellmers, the doyenne of the Raleigh and DC GOP establishment, decided to grace us with her presence Monday night.  She was a scheduled speaker at the meeting of the Moore County Home Builders’ Association.  The meeting was held at Locust Lumber, which…

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FreedomWorks falling in line with the RNC?

To paraphrase El Rushbo — the closer you are geographically to DC, and the longer you stay there, the less conservative you become over time. I fear that piece of wisdom may be ringing true in the case of FreedomWorks.  That organization attempts to position…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Politics

Driving in Pinehurst: speed traps, little old ladies in great big cars, and ANOTHER ROUNDABOUT???

When you talk about driving in Pinehurst, most people’s first thoughts go toward the kind don best  with TaylorMade or Callaway products.  The kind you do on four tires can get about just as interesting in our fair village. Most people are familiar with our…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Politics

NC Spin crew sounds off on November races

    I tuned in to this poor-man’s version of “The McLaughlin Group” this morning to see what kind of wisdom would be imparted upon me and the handful of other viewers. Democrat campaign consultant Brad Crone says Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, a Democrat, is…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Politics

A little insight into those judge ratings …

I pulled a little piece of nastiness out of my mailbox this week with a headline that screamed “Judge Rob Wilkins has been ranked one of the worst judges in North Carolina.” Really?  Well, I decided to dig a little deeper into the matter.  The…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature NCGOP Paul Stam Politics Thom Tillis

Thom Tillis? DONE. Skip Stam? DONE. (Any questions?)

          I button-holed a Republican legislator recently to try and get some of the inside skinny on the happenings on Jones Street.  This House member told me that his caucus’s polling shows a strong likelihood of a continued GOP majority in…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

N&O newsroom grabs buckets to bail out rapidly-sinking S.S. Walter Dalton

              Incredible. After reading today’s editorial in The N&O, I predict a massive outbreak of ANAL POISONING in “The Ol’ Reliable’s” newsroom / steno pool: Republican Pat McCrory has a large fundraising advantage in his encore campaign for the…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Mitt Romney Obama Politics

Media: Lehrer made Obama lose debate

  Usually, everything is BUSH’S FAULT.  We’ve been treated to years and years and years of fawning stories about PBS’s Jim Lehrer and what a great moderator he is.  Now that Barry The Magnificent got his clock cleaned by The Mittster, the media has apparently…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Politics

Let’s Make A Deal: Pinehurst resort, Moore County seek land swap

        The Moore County commissioners will have a public hearing this month to discuss a possible deal with the Pinehurst Resort in advance of the 2014 U.S Open.  County attorney Misty Leland authored a memo to the board giving some background details:…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Mitt Romney Obama Politics Uncategorized

Does Obamacare cover butt-kickings?

Last night, Mitt Romney showed John McCain how it SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE in 2008.   The Mittster called Barry’s bluff on a number of occasions — correcting his misstatements and  outright lies. The spectacle reminded me of a college professor calling out and correcting a…