Posted in Congress Democrats Media Mike McIntyre

Next stop for McIntyre: Governor?

    Congressman Mike McIntyre made a big announcement today. He’s coming back home after 18 years in DC.  A 2014 reelection was looking tough in his new GOP-leaning district. Mike and I are both native Lumbertonians.  We know each other — and know a…

Posted in Law & Order Media NC State Government Politics

Pearce (unintentionally) makes the case for Roy Cooper to quit

    With three years until the next governor’s race — North Carolina attorney general Roy Cooper is fixated on evicting Pat McCrory from that state-owned historic property on Blount Street.  The problem?  Roy Cooper has been elected and reelected — as recently as November…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Kay Hagan Law & Order Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

Running for office on OUR DIME

First, it was Thom Tillis who told us he could represent the people of his legislative district, serve as speaker of the House, AND run for the US Senate all without any problem — ethical or otherwise. Now comes word that Attorney General Cooper —…

Posted in Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Gov. Pat, a conservative? (Cue the video)

A  loyal reader of this site forwarded me a recently-published piece in National Review by John Hood, president of the Raleigh-based John Locke Foundation.    Hood’s piece, about conservatism “thriving” at the state level, singles out our newly-elected governor Pat McCrory as a “conservative.”  Yep….

Posted in Education Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics Republicans

McCrory vs. UNC: Opening a Pandora’s box, inviting lefty jihad?

      (No, lefty jihad is not an old basketball coach.)  Gov. Pat  has trained both barrels on the public education establishment — specifically those folks within the UNC system.  The Captain of Team Charlotte™ believes that universities have allowed themselves to be hijacked…

Posted in Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

The McCrory era SO FAR: ObamaCare surrender, “progressive” tax code, wind energy

        Supposedly, our state is in the midst of a “conservative revolution.”  But the message we’re getting out of our new administration in Raleigh is sounding a lot like something crafted by the NC Democrat Party’s communications staff.  Obamacare:  More than half…

Posted in Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Look, Ma! I’m governor!

    Today, at noon, the McCrory era began in Raleigh.  Pat McCrory, the Republican former mayor of Charlotte, broke the Queen City curse and got sworn in as North Carolina’s new chief executive.  What’s left of our mainstream media has spent most of the…

Posted in Media Pat McCrory Politics

When Gov. Pat talks, we listen …

        Like the throngs looking for smoke at The Vatican, the Carolinas media waited breathlessly for North Carolina governor-elect Pat McCrory’s address to The North Carolina Bankers’ Association.  Some highlights: […] First, however, McCrory says the state has to decide how it…

Posted in Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Deafening silence on ObamaCare from leaders of ‘conservative revolution’ in Raleigh

      Gov Bill Haslam (R-TN), a moderate who campaigned for Pat McCrory this year, has announced his state will refuse to establish a health exchange called for in the federal  ObamaCare legislation.   That makes 24 of the 50 states that have gone on…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Memo to Governor McCrory: Heed Gary’s advice, remember Jim Martin

The political establishment — and the state political media — are coming around to the realization that, barring the discovery of a dead girl or a live boy in the McCrory residence, Mayor Pat will be getting a promotion at the end of the year.  …