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Tim Lea’s 2012 rhetoric doesn’t match up with his record

    Facts can be an inconvenient thing for politicians.  Most like to say whatever will please the crowd right in front of them AT THAT MOMENT.  The introduction of The Internet — and Google — into our culture helped make it a lot easier…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Moore County Politics

Guzzling Timmy’s kool-aid in The Pilot’s newsroom

      Very few people outside of The Pilot’s newsroom take county commissioner Tim Lea seriously. That became crystal clear in the 2008 GOP primaries, when Lea barely eked out a victory against an unknown underfunded challenger.  (He was saved by the absentee ballots.) …

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Democrats flex muscle, build up electoral insurance policy in North Carolina

  The Democrat majority on the NC state board of elections has voted to dramatically expand early voting in predominantly Democrat areas over the strenuous objections of Republicans.   The number of days for early voting has been expanded.  The hours for voting each day have…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Obama Politics

The DNC in NC: cheering abortion, booing God, and LITERALLY soaking the rich

Well, the freak show in Charlotte is winding down.  We’ve been treated to a celebration of abortion, the booing of God, and serious – I think – attempts to make us believe things are going GREAT.  (By the way, check out the latest economic /…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Mitt Romney NCGOP Politics

Morton Blackwell sounds off on RNC rules change controversy

    Remember the video of Robin Hayes’s temper tantrum at the RNC?  There was an older gentleman in the video who was invited as a guest speaker to explain his concerns with the rules changes.  (Rantin’ Robin gave him quite a sarcastic, disrespectful reception.)…

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Is Tim Lea playing TOO nice with Democrats?

I never cease to be amazed by some of the things said and done by allegedly Republican Moore County commissioner Tim Lea. For the last several months, Lea has been engaged in guerrilla warfare against his fellow commissioners –attempting to set them up and publicly…

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NCGOP moves into damage control mode

        In the face of a “Fire Hayes and Clean House” groundswell among party activists, the folks at NCGOP are taking steps to limit damage caused by the leak of a videotaped rant by state party chairman Robin Hayes at the recently…

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Did Rantin’ Robin spark an intra-party rebellion?

  We are still feeling the aftershocks from NCGOP chairman Robin Hayes’s videotaped Tony Soprano-style shakedown of North Carolina delegates at the Tampa convention. I’ve personally heard from numerous activists across the Tar Heel State expressing their frustration on- and off-the-record.  People are demanding actions…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Mitt Romney NCGOP Politics

Grassroots Republicans protest hardball tactics at GOP national convention

    It’s looking more and more like the DC Republican establishment has created for itself a MAJOR PR ISSUE that could blow up in the party’s collective face in November.  The hardball treatment of congressman Ron Paul and his delegates, as well as the…

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Republican Liberty Caucus source stands up for Ada Fisher in RNC rule change fight

    We recently reported on a video documenting a temper-tantrum / tirade by NCGOP chairman Robin Hayes at the national GOP convention in Tampa.  The meeting documented on video was one called by Dr. Ada Fisher, one of North Carolina’s two representatives on the…