Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics

A Time For Choosing for Dan Forest

I have to admit there are some mixed emotions at this site about Lt. Gov. Dan Forest.  I’ve talked with him ONCE, and was impressed.  I know people who know him well.  They all tell me he’s a great guy.  It’s too bad he’s (1)…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Politics

Some thoughts for early voters

It’s about that time.  Some folks are already asking for my suggestions on the races.  There are several I am honestly indifferent about right now.  But there are some that are slam-dunks for me right now: President:   TRUMP.  DONALD J. TRUMP.  You’re going to…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Politics

WHY is it OK for Dave Matthews Band to get a UNC professor, but not for the Koch Brothers?

Gene Nichol gets paid six figures of our money PER YEAR for what appears to be no more than writing a bunch of angry hard-left op-eds for The N&O.   He makes it a point of IDing himself as The Boyd Tinsley Distinguished Professor of…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NC legislature Politics

NC’s hyper-regulated health care

Only New Jersey, Hawaii, DC, and Vermont slap more red-tape on their health care providers than North Carolina does.  THAT information comes from a recent study by The Mercatus Center at Virginia’s George Mason University:  In the summer of 2016, New Hampshire became the 15th…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Politics

Lyin’ Binky, The Crooked AP, and FERTILE GROUND FOR THE KKK?

Here’s ol’ Empty-Head himself on Twitter: Yep.  Promoting MORE leftist propaganda with a photo of an event proven absolutely to be a fraud.  The Round Rev and his posse held a rally in front of a bunch of these boxes allegedly full of petitions calling…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: It’s ALL about Trump

I’ve been watching this politics game for more than three decades now.  I can’t recall — even during the Reagan years — a presidential candidate sucking ALL of the oxygen out of the room during a campaign.  I talk to a lot of people all over the…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Politics

#ncpol: Polls. DO THEY MATTER in 2016?

During my time in the driveby media and while doing this blogging thing, I have developed relationships with several — some big, some not-so — political campaign consulting professionals.  More than one has told me in recent months and years that they don’t even bother…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics

Breitbart / Gravis Poll: Tight races for Burr, Trump in NC

This one is of 694 voters across North Carolina. It was conducted on Sept. 23 and has a margin of error of +-3.7 percent.  Here we go:  Obama approval:  This sucker is EVENLY SPLIT DOWN THE MIDDLE.  Of the O-fans, only 37% say they “strongly…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Politics

High Point U. Poll: McCrory down BIG; Burr, Trump in statistical tie

This survey was of 404 likely voters via telephone between September 17 and 22.  (Margin of Error? +-4.9%.)  Here’s what we learned:  Governor: Roy Cooper leads Pat McCrory 49-41.   THAT should concern the governor’s team because it puts the Democrat challenger ahead outside of…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics

Email Hack indicates ‘The Round Rev’ a paid TOOL of George Soros

The driveby media stands ready to record for posterity ANY and EVERY belch or other utterance from any of his bodily orifices.  He’s upstaged the General Assembly.  He’s made ALL the cable talk shows.  Happy Meals have mysteriously disappeared from kids’ trays during his visits to…