Posted in Campaign 2012 NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Is The Tea Party brewing a primary challenge to McCrory in 2012?

    The alleged mainstream media and the Raleigh Ruling Class have already crowned Pat McCrory the next governor of North Carolina.  Just like their other favorite Mitt Romney, Pat has shown off his purty hair and his great smile, but has said and done…

Posted in Campaign 2012 NC legislature Politics

Key player in L’affaire LaRoque wavering on re-election bid?

          A Republican legislator who got a taxpayer-financed loan from embattled state Rep. Stephen LaRoque is being rather coy about whether he will seek re-election to his seat in the state House. The Hickory Daily Record has the story: Rep. Mark…

Posted in Bev Perdue Congress Law & Order Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Indictment of Boss Bev cronies is like deja vu all over again …

  If I talked to you about a governor with cronies laundering money to sidestep campaign finance laws, you’d think I was talking about Mike Easley.  We went through a whole soap opera about ol’ Mike, a made-up job for his wife, unauthorized campaign flights,…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Let the scare tactics begin …

        When liberals realize they can’t win a debate on the issues, they almost always turn to the scare tactics. Lyndon Johnson got the ball rolling in 1964 against Barry Goldwater, running ads depicting Barry Goldwater as a madman eager to start…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media NC legislature Politics Thom Tillis

Put up or shut up time for NCGOP

          There are a number of developments brewing in Raleigh that will tell volumes about whether North Carolina made a wise investment in the Republican Party last November: 1) Ethics:  There has been a steady drip-drip-drip of information hitting the media…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Media NCGOP Obama Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans

No profiles in courage for NCGOP in DC

  North Carolina’s Republican Members of Congress have proved — once again — that keeping Speaker John Boehner happy is more important than looking out for the folks struggling through a wretched economy back home. On Wednesday, 48 Republican members of the US House joined…

Posted in Democrats Larry Kissell Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics Republicans

GOP legislator eyeing Kissell challenge in NC-8

  Reports from Washington are that state Rep. Justin Burr (R-Albemarle) — no relation to our state’s senior U.S. Senator — is seriously eyeing  a challenge to two-term 8th district incumbent congressman Larry Kissell (D). The NCGOP is placing a lot of emphasis on this district. The…