Posted in Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Monkey Business Report: Did NCGA aid strong-arming of state agency for ex-speaker’s lobbying client?

Blinkin’ Chris, Scowlin’ Rob and the crew over at WRAL’s political wing may be on to something here.  Granted, they’re upset from the leftist POV on environmental issues.  Really, the most disturbing part of this story is that, apparently, ex-House Speaker Harold Brubaker felt comfortable…

Posted in Congress Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

Tilli$$$$: Call me a RINO, please. (And make the check out to T-H-O-M …)

It didn’t work on Tucker Carlson.  But Paul Shumaker must have convinced our weather-vane of a junior senator to give it one more crack out in public:  […] Tillis had more to say about other topics, including one particularly memorable quip. When he dies, he said,…

Posted in Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

Tillis: ‘Ain’t-skeered-a-no-Rush Limbaugh’!

Our junior US senator popped up in Moore County yesterday.  It was the whole package: the haircut by WeedEater, the dirty hands, and the even more horrid (F-rating from Heritage AND Conservative Review) voting record.  His talk was highlighted by what not many folks would…

Posted in Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

The Dee & Paul Show: Selling the NCGOP on solar welfare

I saw this carnival sideshow being promoted on Twitter.  It appears at least one of John Hood’s troops made it for a first-hand look-see: Two highly regarded Republican political consultants told an audience of state lawmakers, lobbyists, and renewable-energy entrepreneurs Tuesday they should consider government…

Posted in Congress Media NCGOP Politics

Thilli$$$$$: Trump doesn’t REALLY mean it

He’s suffered one beat-down after another following his very public dissing of his very own party’s primary voters and incoming presidents.  But Thom Tillis is sticking with his game plan:  […} Many of Trump’s more bombastic campaign promises will wind up being more rhetoric than…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: Gettin’ PAID for mailing stuff

As the end of the year reporting deadline came and went, I thought it would be fun to check in on the NCGOP organization itself.  For those of you playing along at home, that’s more complicated than it sounds. To look up the NCGOP on…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Jeter’s final campaign report: $$ for gas, ding dongs and soda; little to nothing for successor, colleagues

It hit the papers that Charles Jeter would be quitting the NC House on July 25.  Yet, instead of leaving something for his successor, sharing with his soon-to-be-former colleagues, or showing some respect for his donors, he continued to spend campaign funds on “travel snacks,”…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Down BIG in the polls, Barringer throws HB2, her party under the bus

The N&O’s “Genitalia” Campbell led the reporting team breathlessly reporting on “the first Republican” to call for the repeal of House Bill 2.  What their story downplays, omits, leaves out is that senator Tamara Barringer (R-Cary) is down — according to key sources on Jones…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Richard Burr

Donald Trump, Richard Burr and a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea

I had been hearing this gossip about Richard Burr as a possible VP candidate for Donald Trump for weeks now.  I blew it off — assuming it was something floated out there by Paul Shumaker & co. to generate some buzz about their anemic candidate…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress

NC-09: A sorry GOP lot, indeed …

Boy, I am GLAD I am not in the 9th district and having to make a choice in THAT U.S. House primary.  We have Robert (“Thoughtul Answer”) Pittenger — he of the FBI and IRS probes ;  pastor Mark Harris of Charlotte, and former Union…