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A Peek Inside George Holding, Inc. : Mostly smoke and mirrors

George Holding’s background is a campaign consultant’s dream come true.  He’s the scion of the First Citizen’s Bank empire, a former aide to U.S. Senator Jesse Helms, and a former U.S. attorney who presided over high-profile political corruption probes.  Holding is currently trying to capitalize…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

The (REAL?) story on the NCGA gas tax relief #FAIL: ‘The Emperor Has No Clothes’

        We’ve vented our frustrations repeatedly on this site about North Carolina’s obscenely high gas tax.  With gas prices skyrocketing, the economy tanking, and the unemployment rate skyrocketing, we thought cutting the state gas tax would be a no-brainer for the conservative…

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Campaign 2012: Richard Morgan, those photo shoots, “the picture girl” and those not-so-subtle threats

“He’s a mental case. He does things no sane person would do.”  — Former State Rep. Frank Mitchell (R-Iredell) , in 2006, on fellow Republican legislator Richard Morgan       Raleigh insiders tell me they saw signs early on that Richard Morgan had plans…

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Pay no attention to THAT failing economy …

    A lot of times, when there is something someone REALLY doesn’t want to talk about, they’ll try to turn your attention to ANOTHER UNRELATED subject.  That’s the tactic leftists and their useful idiots in the mainstream media are employing in the face of…

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Endorsement? (GULP!) Um, er — What Endorsement??? (Walter WHO?)

      U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary (and ObamaCare queen) Kathleen Sebelius really stepped in it this past week in Charlotte: Kathleen Sebelius, President Barack Obama’s secretary of Health and Human Services, is walking back what appeared to be an endorsement of Lt….

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Oh, hell. Richard’s back. (AGAIN)

    SpeakerrrrrRichardMorgan™ is starting to remind me of Jason Voorhees, the deranged killer in all of those really bad Friday The 13th movies. The heroes in those movies are terrorized by Jason, but they fight really hard to kill him off.  They think he’s…

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NCGOP: Merely a new set of money-changers in the temple?

  GOP leaders took power on Jones Street in 2010 with promises of “no more business as usual.” They were propelled into power by an angry Tea Party and frustrated citizenry eager for dramatic change in Raleigh.   Here we are — two years later…

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TimmyWatch: Lea for NC Senate?

Moore County political insiders tell me to not be surprised  if retiring Moore County Commissioner Tim Lea files at the last minute for the NC Senate seat held by Republican Jerry Tillman of Randolph County.  If Lea files, he would join Tillman (the Senate majority…

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Senator Burr: Having it both ways with BarryO’s stimulus

      U.S. Senator Richard  Burr (R-NC) published a great piece the other day in The Charlotte Observer on the evils of BarryO’s stimulus: Three years ago, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Investment Act, better known as the stimulus bill, into law,…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Democrats Economy Howard Coble Kay Hagan Media Mike McIntyre Moore County NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans Walter Jones

National Journal: Ellmers is NC’s most conservative Member of Congress

  National Journal, the non-partisan national publication dedicated to daily coverage of the U.S. Congress, has released its annual ideological rankings of Members of Congress.  It appears that the Tar Heel State’s newest Member of Congress, Renee Ellmers (R-2nd) has shot to the top of…