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Art Pope: ConnectNC is “fiscally conservative”

Is he speaking in a relative sense?  “Fiscally conservative” in comparison to what?  The federal government?  The act of simply flushing cash down the toilet?  (*How much did he have to drink before granting this interview?*)  This is mind-blowing stuff coming from one of the…

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Civitas Poll: It’s Trump and Cruz in NC. (Burr, Undecided in a tight one)

According to our friends at Civitas, the fight in North Carolina for the GOP presidential nomination comes down to Ted Cruz and Donald Trump.  And somebody named Undecided sure is giving two-term senator Richard Burr a run for his money.  The polling was done from…

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A NCGOP Central Committee Meeting? (Well, isn’t that special?)

There has been a wee bit of drama at NCGOP HQ this week.  Party leaders have been conspicuously silent on the now-public spat between elected party chairman Hasan Harnett and appointed executive director Dallas Woodhouse. Now, it appears some decisive moves are being made.  Insiders…

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#ncpol: How to “Send A Message.”

I understand some folks are pretty upset out there at Raleigh and DC.  I hear some people throwing up their hands and saying they’re done and not participating anymore.  That’s a mistake.  THAT is what the other side WANTS. I’m here to offer up some…

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Showdown at the NCGOP corral

The locked email saga continues.  State GOP chairman Hasan Harnett has fired the latest shot in an email to executive director Dallas Woodhouse, accountant Greg Fornshell, and to hundreds of GOP bigwigs across the state: […] Mr. Woodhouse/Fornshell, I am politely requesting you turn my…

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#ncpol: Hasan Harnett, locked out.

I swear, folks. You can’t make this stuff up.  (Well, maybe you CAN.  But I don’t.) : In all serious — is this the African-American outreach plan in action, or what?  Couple this with ol’ Dallas refusing to follow the chairman’s orders about the convention fees.  The…

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#ncga: David, Nelson, Lies, damned lies and …

“There are lies, damned lies, and statistics.” — Mark Twain ————————————————– It’s sad, but you come to expect lying from elected officials.  But sometimes the lying gets to be a little too much to stomach.  As an example, let’s look at two of the latest…

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Lefty “education” groups infiltrating GOP primaries

We’ve already talked about DPI superintendent Mark Johnson’s ties to Michael Bloomberg and the pro-Common Core group Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE). Now, we have a similar issue popping up in the GOP primary for NC House District 105 in the Charlotte area: If  you…

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The N&O, WRAL, and Politifact: Guardians of “The Truth.” (BWAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA …)

It is amazing how the driveby media’s passion for fact-checking happened to blossom right as the GOP took over in Raleigh.  (I am suuuuuuuuuuure it’s just a coincidence.) WRAL’s Binky has been at this “fact-checking” game for a little while now.  That’s kind of like…

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“Office of The FORMER speaker.” (Are you serious ????)

I am afraid it is quite serious.  Here’s the word on that from Washington:  Two aides to former House Speaker John Boehner are earning over $10,000 a month in his taxpayer-funded “Office of the Former Speaker,” according to congressional records. Both longtime aides, Amy Lozupone…