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#NCGOP: All the way with A.J.?

Claude Pope isn’t running again for state chairman.  All kinds of establishment types have fallen behind somebody named Craig Collins to replace him.  Somebody named Hasan Harnett is also seeking the chairmanship.    Of course, Carolyn Justice — a reformed (?) Richard Morgan groupie  — is…

Posted in campaign 2014 Claude Pope Media NCGOP Politics

The perils of “Party Unity”

Conservatives are regularly lectured by establishment types to forget the silly issues and simply “take one for the team.” Never mind that Mitt Romney pushed through in Massachusetts something about as bad — if not worse — than ObamaCare. Never mind that Pat McCrory regularly…

Posted in campaign 2014 Claude Pope Congress Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Phil Berger Politics Thom Tillis

The view from UNDER the bus

THIS didn’t take long:  A leading Republican state senator issued an apology Tuesday for his remarks skewering Gov. Pat McCrory, first lady Ann McCrory and lawmakers in a private meeting about legislation to regulate puppy mills. […] Rabon called the McCrorys, House Speaker Thom Tillis and…

Posted in campaign 2014 Claude Pope Congress Media Moore County NCGOP Politics

Basking in the warm glow of all of this, um, ”party loyalty”

Establishment folks are browbeating those of us in the grassroots to toe the party line.  Send Kay Hagan home.  That’s what’s important.  Even if you have to hold your nose to do it.  NCGOP chairman Claude Pope is singing the party loyalty song.  I, and…

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THE Pope: It’s ALL The Haymaker’s fault!

A reader forwarded to us an email conversation they had with NCGOP chairman Claude Pope.  (Of course, we came up.) The reader asked THE Pope about reports on our site that the NRSC had entered into a joint fundraising arrangement with Thom Tillis — one…

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NCGOP cracks down on Republicans criticizing Republicans

We’re in the middle of the primary election season.  These times are all about internal debates / discussions between party members as they chart the direction of and craft an agenda for their parties.  Yet, it appears the NCGOP hierarchy — including The Pope himself…