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Grab your umbrellas. (Watch for falling drive-by crocodile tears.)

  During the Richard Morgan-Jim Black reign of terror in the North Carolina House (2002-2006) it was quite common for “enemies” of House leadership to be assigned to windowless, out-of-the-way, tiny offices.  Conservatives — like Frank Mitchell, John Blust, and John Rhodes — were usually…

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A financial investigation at NCGOP?

  That’s what one line item in the state party’s financial report appears to indicate:     Here’s the website for Wilmington’s Financial Forensic.     According to the website, here is some of the stuff they do:  business and financial misconduct investigations, opportunity and risk…

Posted in campaign 2019 Media NCGOP Politics

The NCGOP: Speaker Timmy’s kid on the payroll. Michele Nix’s $$$. A $500K hole. (Who crashed the day care van?)

  It’s always fun to take a peek at how the state party is spending what money it still has.  Especially now that Dallas & The Defendant are gone from the premises. This latest report is chock full of intrigue and questions.   Especially the…

Posted in campaign 2020 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

Does Congress’s budget deal mark the end of the Tea Party?

  That’s what Rand Paul  said on Wednesday:   Sen. Rand Paul, who was first elected in 2010 as a one of the original tea party candidates, declared the movement dead on Wednesday, citing a massive budget deal poised for passage Thursday.   “Both parties…

Posted in campaign 2020 Media NCGOP Politics

#hayesscandal: Kicking the can down the road

  Defense lawyers seem to be having their way with this one.  The US attorney is a former Mecklenburg County DA who happens to be BFFs with Thom Tillis.  The defense got the judge changed from a hard-line Democrat to a newly-seated, newly-approved Republican ….

Posted in campaign 2020 Media NCGOP Politics

Moore County D.A.’s race: incumbent Krueger OUT, challenger Hardin now unopposed.

  It was looking to be a tough reelection bid for Maureen Krueger anyway.  A lot of people are still angry at her for so publicly meddling in the last sheriff’s race.  And then there was the episode where she struck a deal with  a…

Posted in campaign 2020 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

Tillis teams with Dems to enact race, gender quotas for federal patents

  His campaign is mouthing a bunch of nonsense about how much he love Trump and how conservative he is, but Thom Tillis’s own Senate website tells a different story:   Yesterday, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property,…

Posted in campaign 2020 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

The omitted details on the latest entry into the NC LtGov race

Campaign materials are identifying him as  “Iraq War Veteran and current North Carolina National Guard soldier” Greg Gebhardt.  But they left out some other important details: He’s registered with the state as a lobbyist for the solar goons. He was a long-serving aide to House…

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NC SPIN cut by UNC-TV (Grandpa Tom sees black helicopters, hidden hand of Harry Smith)

  Tom Campbell needs to wake up and smell the coffee.  He has been the face of a product that few people have wanted, and has been living on borrowed time.     The show was being propped up by advertising provided by the NCSU…

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Tillis leads effort to keep crony capitalist Ex-Im Bank alive & kicking

  The Ex-Im Bank guarantees loans to foreigners so they can purportedly buy US-made goods.  (Though, how much is actually MADE here anymore?)  Conservatives cry foul over the continued existence of the bank, calling it the ultimate  in “crony capitalism.”    The “bank” is less…