Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Politics South Carolina

South Carolina state government politics: a peek into NC’s future?

    A lot of GOP activists in North Carolina are talking about how great it will be to have a Republican governor AND legislature in Raleigh after 2012.  Well, South Carolina Republicans already have that. Check out South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s Twitter feed…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Politics

GOP-controlled U.S. House: more debt in 15 months than in ALL of the first 97 Congresses COMBINED

      It took nearly 200 years for previous Congresses to do what John Boehner, Eric Cantor and the rest of the Honorables have managed to do in 15 months:  amass $1.59 trillion in debt.   Before the sputtering starts about how  “Harry Reid…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Politics Renee Ellmers

Pants on Fire: What are you cutting, Renee?

      South Carolina congressman Joe Wilson is talking to Renee Ellmers again. In today’s Raleigh News & Observer, congresswoman Ellmers speaks up in support of her boss John Boehner: Ellmers knows the criticism against her. But she says it will take time to…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Politics Republicans

STILL waiting on those federal spending cuts

You gotta love Congressman Allen West (R-FL).  Love him because the mainstream media and the DC establishment HATE him.  He says what needs to be said, and he backs up his talk with votes.  A real rarity in DC, these days .. Anyway, West shared…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Education Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics

The NCGA GOP spending machine keeps rolling on ….

        We’re being told that those mean ol’ legislative Republicans on Jones Street are trying to bleed public education dry.  Au Contraire, mes amis.   Check out this latest development from a recent House committee meeting: A House committee endorsed an arrangement that…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Economy Education Media Moore County NC legislature NC State Government Politics

Raise taxes on us? How about getting Bev to DO HER JOB FIRST????

        Our Nobel Prize-winning,  Pulitzer prize-contending local paper here in Moore County is at it again — parroting the leftist views of its owners and making their Democrat masters in Raleigh proud.  Editorializing about Lame-Duck Bev’s demand for $$$ mo’ money $$$ for…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics South Carolina

Strings Attached: How State Lawmakers Invite Federal Control

        The South Carolina Policy Council, a free-market oriented think tank based in The Palmetto State, does yeoman’s work in the thankless task of trying to keep politicians and bureaucrats honest.  I stumbled across a great post on their site that beautifully…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Jim DeMint Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans South Carolina Walter Jones

Senator DeMint: We are STILL not cutting.

    For those of us active in The Tea Party, who thought we really brought change to Washington in November 2010, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint’s (R-SC) article in National Review provides quite a reality check for us: Despite bipartisan promises to cut spending after…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy NC legislature Politics

Two great weapons for debating economics with lefties

        I’ve stumbled across two great resources — both available for free online — that provide great info, in layman’s terms, for defending capitalism and the free market from the liberal hordes.  First, is the 2011 Budget Chart Book published by the…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans

If you talk the talk, you better walk the walk

    I hate to say it, but I am leaning toward the N&O on this one.  During the 2010 campaign, U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-Dunn) attacked her opponent, then-incumbent Bob Etheridge, for his use of taxpayer-funded mailings to constituents.  The N&O is reporting that…