#ncpol NC-09: Theam Thillis ripping Pittenger, but giving Thom a PASS on the same offenses.

thom-smokingI’ve long believed that George Rouco’s primary challenge to ethically-challenged, FBI and IRS-scrutinized Robert Pittenger was the Charlotte political  Mafia’s not-so-subtle way of telling ol’ Bob to get off the stage.   Apparently, Big Bob couldn’t take the hint.

Well, the primary race in the 9th is getting quite nasty.  Team Rouco is bashing Pittenger mercilessly on his ethics troubles AND his vote for that obscene Omnibus spending package.    One of the more interesting developments has been the prominent presence of Tillis political operatives on social media aiding and abetting the tearing of Pittenger a NEW ONE. 


Mrs. Bingle is widely-known and regarded as Susan (Mrs. Thom) Tillis’s political consigliere. Her right-hand gal.   The problem here?  Thom The Therrible voted the same way on the same bill over on the Senate side!   

And then there is this guy:


Mr. Barton was a regular fixture in our site’s comments section during the 2014 senatorial race.  He was a passionate defender of Thom Tillis — rising to the man’s defense every time we raised ethical issues or position / vote inconsistencies.  Again, Thom The Therrible voted the same way on the same bill as Pittenger.  Where is the anger at Thom? Interesting. 

This site is wholeheartedly behind any effort to get Robert Pittenger out of government.  But is it truly beneficial for the district to replace damaged goods with not-yet-but-possibly-soon-to-be-damaged goods? 

I hope Rouco is the real deal and will walk the walk in addition to talking the talk.  But judging by the crowd gathering around him, this looks a lot more like cutting losses before Pittenger’s mess blows up on the rest of the local political establishment.

12 thoughts on “#ncpol NC-09: Theam Thillis ripping Pittenger, but giving Thom a PASS on the same offenses.

  1. Great coverage. Tillis obviously wants someone he controls in that seat, and Pittenger, while obviously corrupt, is also independently wealthy and not under Tillis’ thumb. The fact that well-known Tillis stooges are pushing Rouco should give anyone pause.

    1. So correct me if I am wrong: Tillis votes for Omnibus spending then his people attack others for voting for Omnibus spending ????

      My brain is going to explode

    2. Hmmm…isn’t Lady Di an NCGOP ExComm member? More interfering in Primaries by the GOPe. Not surprised, Thom Thillis did the same to some races out East, didn’t he? Party for the course with his crowd.

  2. Yes, Dianna Bingle IS a member of the NCGOP State Executive Committee. She is directly violating the Plan of Organization by campaigning for Rouco before the primary. Will anything be done? What’s 9th District GOP Chairman John Steward’s position on her activities?

    1. as long as she was not using her title as a executive committee member to endorse someone then it would still be allowed

  3. Would be nice if writer/blogger actually talked to me. At this time, I have just returned from Dr., being diagnosed with Strep Throat and Ear Infection.Once the antibiotic kicks in and other meds which will relieve the pain I will address your concerns Brant Clifton.

    1. have you had strep throat as a Adult it took me out for a month about 3 years ago so if she is sick giving her a break would be the logical thing to do

      we might need to cordon off a well area and sick area of the upcoming executive committee meeting it is flu season after-all

  4. I’m not surprised since the Tillis stooges never struck me as being very bright since they supported the guy who forced the Progressive public private partnership I-77 toll lane scam on NC taxpayers.

  5. thanks for spelling my name correctly,,,, That’s a good looking filly in that photo on my FB page. We are going to run her in a couple of weeks, I hope she wins.

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