Posted in Congress Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

How’s THIS for “party disloyalty”?

Reports of conservative activists in western North Carolina being allegedly persecuted and harassed over “party disloyalty” for the offense of criticizing the ruling NCGOP junta in Raleigh have us thinking. The GOP platform, at the state and national level, clearly lays out what you’re voting…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: RIP, NCGOP

It’s a new day in North Carolina politics.  We’ve been saying for a while that the political parties no longer matter much.  They are a great vehicle for getting the little people back home fired up and involved. They’re great for “getting out the vote.”…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NCGOP Politics

NCGOP waters down 2014 platform

In this case, we hate being right.  Some time back, we posted about efforts in the NCGOP platform drafting commitee to remove a lot of the issues important to Tea Party activists.  The copy of the platform leaked to us turned out to be pretty…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

NCGOP: 2014 Platform hijinks? Yanking, Watering-down Tea Party stuff?

A committee is quietly working away on a draft of the North Carolina Republican Party’s 2014 platform.  A well-connected source — and loyal reader — of ours managed to get us a copy of the current working draft.  (My source got it from someone on…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

NCGOP releases 2013 party platform. (Will elected GOPers notice?)

    The platform document approved at the recent NCGOP state convention has been released to the public.   If you’ll recall, there was a bit of a hubbub at the convention about toll roads, HOT lanes, and the like.  The week following the convention, the…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

The GOP establishment: Here They Go Again …. (Give us your votes, then SHUT UP!)

Tea Party folks have been told for months now that we need to get on the bandwagon — for the sake of unity.  We need to join the cheering section for Pat and Mitt.  We’ve done our part, but what do we get in return? …