PPP: Dems reshuffling deck chairs on HCR Titanic.
Let me preface this by saying that I have nothing against Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling: he’s a Democratic pollster, sure, but he doesn’t bury polls that are unhelpful to his side. Which is smart of him – it makes him more credible when he tells me things that I don’t particularly want to hear – but there’s nothing wrong with having a credible | Read More »
A Look at GOP Candidates for NC-13
This past Saturday I attended my first local GOP meeting – a monthly breakfast of the Rockingham County, NC GOP. It is my first step in getting active in local politics after years of following only the national scene. I could write a much lengthier post about the issues and challenges my local GOP sees – and perhaps I will at some point. However, the big | Read More »
Wake Co GOP, NC calling for volunteers for Scott Brown, MA
Got this email today from the Wake Co GOP: Republican volunteers have been asked to support Scott Brown, who is the Republican running for the Senate in Massachusetts to take the late Ted Kennedy’s seat held for 40+ years. Recent polling numbers show that he is in a dead heat against the Democratic opponent, in a very Democratic state! The special election is on January | Read More »
NC 8th District
In the last election, larry Kissel moved the NC 8th District back to the blue column. Right now, I know of 8 different candidates running for the Republican Nomination. Tim D’Annunzio Darrell Day Lou Huddleston Harold Johnson Hal Jordan Bob Palisin I swiped that list from here: http://www.8thncgop.com/ The only real data I have is that pretty much all of them are calling themselves Conservatives… | Read More »
NC-4 2010 – Frank Roche face off with the liberal nut job David Price.
We need your assistance in this race. Let me introduce David Price first; First elected in 1987, voted Cap-and-Trade, Healthcare, Stimulus, Federally funded abortions, seemingly hates the military, 91% liberal rating from the National Journal (sounds low to me), on three Appropriation sub-committees … and so on. All around bad guy that loves to spend your money. In the last election he won 62% in | Read More »
Audit the Fed bill Gutted by Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC)
As the nation tries to repair the damage to its economy, the one proposed legislative remedy which would provide real financial transparency, HR 1207, a bill to Audit the Federal Reserve, has been gutted by Democratic Congressman Mel Watt. Representative Ron Paul, the Texas Republican who has called for an end to the Federal Reserve, said legislation he introduced to audit monetary policy has been | Read More »
Tags: Audit The Fed
, bank of america
, Barney Frank
, Ben Bernanke
, Campaign for Liberty
, central bank
, Federal Reserve
, government growth
, HR 1207
, James Clyburn
, Mel Watt
, New York
, North Carolina
, power grab
, S 604
, Tim Geithner
, too big to fail
, Walter Williams
40 in 2010: NC-08
(In order for the Republicans to take back the House in 2010, they need to net 40 seats. It’s a long shot, but it is possible. By my count, there are 83 Dem-held seats that the Republicans have at least an outside chance of winning. That number will change as we get closer to election time, of course. But for now, I’ll be highlighting some of these seats from time to time.)
In my last post, proudgop expressed frustration regarding NRCC recruiting. That’s certainly true to some extent. This series of posts is not meant to say that we have this in the bag, and the giant list of seats I’m taking this from have plenty of long shots mixed in there as well. Some of them have no announced challengers yet, much less a top tier candidate. So today, I’m going to look at one of the seats that the NRCC has struggled to find a candidate.
North Carolina – 08
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Meet Lou Huddleston (R Cand, NC-08).
NC-08: R+2 district, flipped to D after a lot of effort by the national Democratic party, including redistricting. The former holder Robin Hayes barely won in ’06 and lost by quite a bit in ’08; since then Larry Kissell’s voted for the ‘stimulus‘, played duck-and-cover on the health care rationing bill and has cosponsored EFCA – even though North Carolina’s unemployment rate has nearly doubled | Read More »
Getting in their faces – David Price’s (D, NC-04) town hall.
The assault (from last Thursday) disturbs me. The casual mockery by pro-health care rationing supporters towards a man (who I haven’t even fully confirmed was a health care rationing protester) who’s just gotten punched in the face disturbs me a whole lot more. I don’t care what your stance is on this issue: your instinctive response to this sort of thing should not be to | Read More »
Only We the People can keep Dems blue enough to stop Obama-nonCare
Recent history showed we couldn’t even trust a GOP Congress under Bush to control government spending. The past century of history reveals the myth of the conservative blue dawg Democrat. Blue dawgs are mostly drawl and that’s all when it comes to final votes on major legislation, and yet, they are now Americans’ only hope to avoid, at minimum, a near decade long Great Recession | Read More »
Amazon shuts down its North Carolina affiliates program.
Via Glenn Reynolds, it’s time for another round of Elections have Consequences! Action: The North Carolinan legislature (run by Democrats) is about to provide legislation to the governor of North Carolina (Democrat) that allows North Carolina to collect sales tax from Internet transactions. Reaction: Amazon has closed its Amazon Associates program to North Carolina residents. To all North Carolinan bloggers and website owners out there | Read More »
Senator Hagan suddenly not looking to replace George Holding after all.
You may remember from Sunday about how the Democrats were quietly planning to remove a somewhat… inconvenient… US Attorney from his position before he was through investigating a former North Carolina Democratic governor. Now, via Geraghty, via Kaus, we find out that nothing of the sort is going to happen. Now. U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan said today that the U.S. Attorney in Raleigh, George Holding, | Read More »
Democrats set to remove meddlesome anti-corruption prosecutor.
(Via Instapundit) No, not Fitzgerald: Illinois is a little too prominent right now for that kind of shenanigans. North Carolina, on the other hand… Democrats fix sights on GOP prosecutor John Edwards admits federal investigators are asking him questions. Federal subpoenas were issued Friday related to Mike Easley. As the separate federal probes into a former senator and the former governor are emerging, Democrats are | Read More »
Smoke-free mob turns Tar Heel state deeper shade of blue
Tar Heel state turns deeper shade of blue as property rights trashed. Sir Walter Raleigh and George Washington heard rolling over in their graves. Imagine you worked 16 hours a day since the age of 16 for 16 years to save the $16K for the down payment on a restaurant-bar and then worked 16 hours a day for 16 more years to establish a reputation | Read More »
A Hard Time vs. Hard Times redux
The Great Recession tests the Charlotte and American Character We are going to have a hard time no matter what plan wins this weekend. The issue re times is, will the plan ensure long hard times. I wrote those words amidst the credit crunch last September when Charlotte’s unemployment rate was under 6%. It now stands at over 10%. Friends and business associates lose their | Read More »