Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

Thilli$$$: Relax. Special prosecutors are GOOD FOR YOU.

“Our man” in Washington writes down in — appropriately — The Washington Post his thoughts about WHY special prosecutors are good for you, me AND especially Donald Trump: I believe in the rule of law, regardless of who occupies the White House or which party…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

(*THUD!*) UNC law school falls down. Can it get up?

It’s kind of like those folks who CAN’T understand why fans are fleeing the NFL in droves.  (Could it have anything to do with a certain prof who lives in  a van down by the river?) Here’s the latest from Business North Carolina: Imagine the…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: ANOTHER Raleigh swamp-dweller jumps on McInnis bandwagon

Raleigh is not being all that subtle about trying to pick our next senator down here in the Sandhills.  The Senate GOP caucus paid for mailers promoting state senator Tom McInnis. (Never mind he is locked in a tight primary with another Republican, Whispering Pines…

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Walter Jones

Wheels coming OFF on Scott Dacey’s Soros fantasy?

Lying and obfuscation are such an integral part of American politics that we often accept it and / or become immune to it.  But sometimes, the bovine fecal matter gets piled on so thick, and its odor becomes so unbearable, you have to SAY SOMETHING. Sites like…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Kelly Hastings, losing it?

We may be talking figuratively AND literally here.  (More than just a primary election…) Long-time readers of this site may be familiar with state Rep. Kelly Hastings  — who works harder than ANYONE on Jones Street to squeeze an extra dollar (or A HUNDRED) out…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature Politics

#ncga: White NC Dem thinks he’s black. In post-HB2 NC, why not?

What is it about white Democrat politicians running away from what they are? We heard about one white Democrat legislator ashamed of being white. It sounds like we’ve got another one on our hands: Asked about promoting diversity in North Carolina, a candidate for the…

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

Soros, Lies & Press Releases.

Cease and desist.  Those are the golden, melodic, magical words being directed toward the congressional campaign of Indian casino lobbyist Scott Dacey by the reelection campaign of congressman Walter Jones.  What’s this all about, you ask? On Sunday, Scott Dacey (who I hear lobbies on…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Dallas, his “warm body” get reprieve from state elections board (on a technicality)

It’s amazing.  It’s one of those head-scratching moments like when charges get dismissed against a murderer because a box got left unchecked on the search warrant application: The Bipartisan State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement approved appeals by two Republican primary candidates, reversing decisions…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Kelly Hastings’s 2015 campaign reports: So, um, *nice*, they got filed THRICE!

I for one am not comforted by guys and gals, charged with making important dollars-and-cents decisions for our state, struggling with properly filling out their campaign finance reports.  (Looking at YOU, Mr. Saine.) For Speaker Moore’s carpool buddy Kelly Hastings, it took THREE ATTEMPTS (and…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Aaaaaaand let’s go to the tape …

Mealy-mouthedness by politicians is, unfortunately, the rule instead of the exception.  But it is sooooooooo delicious when you manage to catch said conduct on videotape. Take for instance, this video of state Rep. Bob Steinburg (R-Edenton) compiled by activists with the group NC Voters for…