Posted in campaign 2020 Media Politics

Joe Biden and the elephant in the room

    Plagiarism is generally frowned upon in western society. People lose their jobs.  Reputations get damaged.   But Joe Biden is an outlier.  He gets eight years as vice president of the United States and is being spoken of seriously as the next president…

Posted in Congress Media NCGOP Politics

STILL kicking the late senator Helms

  Our very own state Republican Party downplays the memory of Jesse Helms — despite the fact that HE was a tremendous force in making the GOP a power player in eastern North Carolina.  The vile knuckle-draggers in  the N&O and Charlotte Observer newsrooms did…

Posted in campaign 2020 Media Politics

What a difference 31 years makes.

  I first cut my teeth in big time politics back in 1988 in the early stages of the Bush-Quayle campaign.  As  a bright-eyed bushy-tailed college kid, I got a great chance to watch, from my vantage point as a low, low, low-level peon,  some…

Posted in Congress Media NCGOP Politics

The smell of butthurt in the morning: About that “stolen” Supreme Court seat

Oh, the butt hurt is epidemic the day after President Trump picks Judge Neil Gorsuch as his first nominee to the US Supreme Court.  (Some of you long-time political junkies may remember Gorsuch’s mother, Anne Gorsuch Burford, who served as Reagan’s EPA administrator.)  We’re getting all…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Politics

Did Tricia spill Biden’s beans?

We’ve all gotten to know Tricia Cotham, the — um — *special* young lady filling the seat vacated by convicted felon Jim Black, through her, um, *wisdom* she has been sharing on Twitter.   Well, it looks like she might have inadvertently leaked info about a…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Politics

What a difference 27 years makes.

The year was 1988.  That was the first national election I was eligible to vote in. As a young, wide-eyed bushy-tailed college kid, I had the great opportunity to watch-and-learn, hands-on, (from the bottom-up, of course) politics from the GOP side of that year’s presidential…

Posted in Congress Economy Media NCGOP Politics

#NCSEN: A sock puppet, a shih-tzu, and a buffoon walk into a fundraiser. (Stop me if you’ve heard this one.)

        Neil Kinnock Joe Biden stumbled into Chapel Hill this week to offer his, um, assistance to our hapless junior US senator. Around Haymaker HQ, we were gleefully awaiting more of that patented Biden wisdom and eloquence.   N&O executive editor John Drescher’s…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Mitt Romney Politics

A tale of two VP nominees: Biden & Ryan

The media and the left have told us — again and again — that a vice-presidential nominee MATTERS because he /she will be “a heartbeat away from the presidency” if the election goes their way. The mainstream media jackals are baying at the moon, calling…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics

Biden: North Carolina. Virginia. Whatever. (Potato. Po-ta-ta ..)

The mainstream media tries so hard to convince us that we have two geniuses currently occupying the top two offices in the land.  But ol’ Barry and Joe are just not living up to the hype. One real weakness I see in our current president…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Politics

BarryO’s appalling VP

    Late night comedians and the alleged mainstream media have tried to tell us that Republicans Sarah Palin, Dan Quayle, and George Bush are the biggest idiots to ever set foot in the American political arena.  Yet, their silence is deafening when it comes…