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  • Lindsey Graham Says Republicans Will Call for Obama’s Impeachment if He Makes This Move Again

    06/04/2014 10:43:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 5, 2014 | Oliver Darcy
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) warned President Barack Obama Wednesday that Republican lawmakers would call for his impeachment if he released prisoners from Guantanamo Bay again without notifying Congress. “It’s going to be impossible for them to flow prisoners out of Gitmo now without a huge backlash,” Graham said, according to The Hill. “There will be people on our side calling for his impeachment if he did that.” The comments come days after Obama approved a deal to release five prisoners from the detention camp, in exchange for the Taliban releasing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the last remaining prisoner of the Afghanistan...
  • Cruz unavailable, Huckabee too pricey; GOP scrambles to secure big names for state convention (NC)

    06/02/2014 1:32:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Sylva Herald ^ | May 28, 2014 | Quintin Ellison
    The state Republican convention in Cherokee is still lacking that big national headliner; some 1,200 to 1,400 people are expected in Jackson County June 5-7, and organizers are feeling the pressure. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, the Tea Party darling from Texas, turned down an opportunity to speak in North Carolina because he’ll be attending his state’s convention. Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor, wanted $15,000 to secure his presence, an engagement fee North Carolina officials aren’t prepared to pay. “We don’t have that kind of money,” Ralph Slaughter, chairman of the Jackson County Republican Party, said last night during a county...
  • Showdown in Tar Heel country (NC)

    05/31/2014 9:20:58 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 30, 2014 | George Will
    “Twenty-four times” is Thom Tillis’s answer, delivered with a faint flicker of a Cheshire Cat smile. The question was: How many times, that his campaign knows of, has Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) said on camera that under Obamacare, if you like your health insurance, you can keep it? Tillis will be sharing some of her video promises with voters as he seeks to become part of a Republican Senate majority in January.
  • Candidate gets Palin endorsement (Taylor Griffin, 3rd CD, North Carolina)

    04/30/2014 4:01:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is endorsing the main challenger in the 3rd Congressional District’s Republican primary. Taylor Griffin, who worked with Palin during Sen. John McCain’s failed 2008 presidential bid, released a statement Wednesday with Palin’s endorsement. “Todd (Palin’s husband) and I are happy to honor your request and support your candidacy,” Palin said. “In Washington, we need you to stay true to your beliefs of smaller government, protecting life and furthering conservative principles.” ******* Do you think an endorsement from Sara Palin helps or hurts a candidate? Vote at reflector.com.
  • Democrats in 2014: The Party of John Edwards

    01/04/2014 3:00:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 2, 2014 | Peter Beinart
    In his inaugural address Wednesday, incoming New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tried to establish an intellectual pedigree for his focus on economic inequality. He invoked Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Al Smith, Frances Perkins, Fiorello La Guardia, Jacob Riis, David Dinkins, Mario Cuomo, and Harry Belafonte. It reminded me of when Democrats, eager to prove their national-security bona fides, tell audiences they hail from the party of Roosevelt, Truman, and Kennedy. As if there wasn’t some other Democrat after Kennedy who dabbled at war and peace, some guy from Texas. De Blasio’s speech was a bit...
  • Clay Aiken Mulls Run for Congress (Report)[North Carolina]

    01/03/2014 2:14:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Wrap ^ | January 3, 2014 | Tim Molloy
    Openly gay “American Idol” runner-up could run in North Carolina Clay Aiken may dedicate his knack for winning voters’ hearts to something besides “American Idol”: The runner-up on the show’s second-season is reportedly mulling a run for Congress in North Carolina. The Washington Blade says Aiken, 35, has consulted with political operatives including Betsy Conti, a political strategist who worked for Al Gore and former North Carolina Gov. Bev Purdue. Conti is based in Aiken’s hometown of Raleigh. He would potentially seek the seat now held by second term Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers, the Blade reported. Aiken, who came...
  • Speaking in Raleigh, Colin Powell blasts North Carolina voting law

    08/22/2013 10:36:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Raleigh News & Observer ^ | August 22, 2013 | John Murawski and John Frank
    UPDATED: Moments after Gov. Pat McCrory left the stage, former Secretary of State Colin Powell took aim at North Carolina's new voting law Thursday, saying it hurts the Republican Party, punishes minority voters and makes it more difficult for everyone to vote. "I want to see policies that encourage every American to vote, not make it more difficult to vote," said Powell, a Republican, at the CEO Forum in Raleigh. "It immediately turns off a voting block the Republican Party needs," Powell continued. "These kinds of actions do not build on the base. It just turns people away." The retired...
  • NC NAACP President Compares Republicans to George Wallace (A Democrat)

    05/02/2013 4:53:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    RedState ^ | May 1, 2013 | Ben Howe
    On yesterday’s edition of “All In with Chris Hayes” we were greeted with narrative creation at its finest as host Chris Hayes attempted to define the arguments in favor of Voter Identification laws in North Carolina as merely the spoils of victory as opposed to any type of actual reasoned position.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) HAYES: If a skeptical person looks at what’s going on in north carolina and says, look, this is why we had elections, we had elections, the republicans won, they won the governorship, they haven’t had it since 1988, they’ve got all three branches of state government for the first...
  • US Sen. Hagan of NC Backs Same-Sex Marriage Rights

    03/27/2013 1:38:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News / ABC News ^ | March 27, 2013
    North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan said Wednesday she backs marriage rights for same-sex couples, joining a growing number of Democratic Party politicians ahead of her re-election race next year. Hagan announced her position as the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the federal Defense of Marriage Act, a law that denies federal benefits to married same-sex couples. "Marriage equality is a complex issue with strong feelings on both sides, and I have a great deal of respect for varying opinions on the issue," Hagan said on her official Facebook account. "After much thought and prayer, I have come to...
  • Age Makeup of NC Early Voters (Favors Romney)

    10/29/2012 7:33:12 PM PDT · by IsaacDian · 4 replies
    Just a quick thing I wanted to point out about NC early voting, one of few states that breaks it out by age: 2008: 18-29 14.9% 30-44 23.5% 45-64 40.2% 65+ 21.4% 2012: 18-29 10.8% (DOWN by 4.1%) 30-44 18.3% (DOWN by 5.2%) 45-59 29.1% (DOWN by 11.1%) 60+ 41.7% (UP by 20.3%) Older voters favor Romney...and are showing up in WAY higher numbers for early voting compared to 2008 early voting...while young voters who favor Obama are down to only 10% of early votes (from nearly 15% in 2008).
  • Democratic strategist Paul Begala: Obama has given up on North Carolina

    10/22/2012 5:01:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | October 22, 2012 | Sean Sullivan
    * Obama’s campaign has given up on winning North Carolina, Democratic strategist Paul Begala, an adviser to the pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action said in an interview Monday. “Yes. I am not supposed to say that Wolf, but I work for, as you mentioned, the pro-Obama super PAC, and I am being paid to help re-elect the president. But if you look at where he is going and where he is spending money — yes, it looks like Gov. Romney is likely to carry North Carolina.” * Obama’s pre-debate meal is the same as last time — steak and...
  • Report: Obama campaign turning grim on Florida, Virginia, North Carolina — and Colorado?

    10/17/2012 3:12:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 17, 2012 | Allahpundit
    You need to read way, way, way down into this National Journal piece to find the key bit, but it’s worth it. Says Jay Cost, “I’ve never seen anybody bury a lede like Major Garrett here.” Let’s bring this treasure chest up to the surface: What also became clear after the dust began to settle from the rumble on Long Island was the electoral map has narrowed and Obama’s team, while conceding nothing publicly, is circling the wagons around Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada. Plouffe said that Obama remains strong in all four states, but he would not discuss...
  • Mike Duncan: Undecided Voters Will Choose Romney Late in Campaign

    09/21/2012 10:52:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 21, 2012 | Jim Meyers and John Bachman
    Mike Duncan, chairman of the powerful super PAC American Crossroads, tells Newsmax.TV that undecided voters will make up their minds late in the campaign and elect Mitt Romney as the next president. He also says he is confident that Republicans will retain control of the House and are within “striking distance” of winning the Senate. (VIDEO AT LINK) Duncan served as the chairman of the Republican National Committee from 2007 to 2009, and on the campaigns of five presidents. He is also the president and CEO of American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. His political action committee American Crossroads, backed...
  • For local GOP, Romney video speaks 'truth'

    09/18/2012 5:00:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Winston-Salem Journal ^ | September 18, 2012 | Bertran M. Gutierrez
    Mitt Romney's comments about "entitled" people in a video released Monday, described by some pundits as detrimental to his presidential bid, cemented support among Republicans in Winston-Salem and probably won't affect the race in North Carolina, according to interviews with voters, political science professors and conservatives. "I'll accept the truth from any politician. In fact, it is refreshing to look at truth and adjust our direction based on truth," said Brian Miller, a former chairman of the Forsyth County GOP who attended the Republican National Convention in Tampa as an alternate delegate. The video, recorded May 17 in Boca Raton...
  • Romney campaign releases ads for 8 battleground states (CO, FL, IA, NV, NH, NC, OH, and VA)

    09/07/2012 5:34:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | September 7, 2012 | Gregory Wallace
    Less than an hour after President Barack Obama had stepped off of the Democratic National Convention stage, Republican challenger Mitt Romney's campaign announced 15 new, state-specific television advertisements which the campaign says will run in 8 battlegrounds. A week ago, Romney was officially made the Republican Party's presidential nominee, granting him access to a substantial war chest set aside for the general election. His campaign largely stayed off of television during the Democratic National Convention, which concluded after Obama's speech on Thursday. --snip-- Now that Romney has officially been named the GOP nominee his campaign will get its hands on...
  • What DNC Talks About When They Talk About Jobs: will.i.am to offer his thoughts on job creation

    09/06/2012 8:05:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 6, 2012 | Mark Hemingway
    Charlotte - Stop me if you’ve heard this one: So, will.i.am, Arianna Huffington, Tom Brokaw, and one of the President’s economic advisers walk into the ballroom at the Ritz-Carlton for a panel discussion on job creation... There is no punchline, except to say this hellbroth of personalities were all participating in a real event at the Democratic convention, and it was about as bad as it sounds. Officially, it was called “Opportunity: What Is Working - A Bipartisan Search for Solutions to the Jobs Crisis,” and it was sponsored by the Huffington Post. In total there were 16 people on...
  • Charlotte Swag: 'Once You Vote Black You Never Go Back' and More

    09/06/2012 2:45:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 4, 2012 | David Graham, associate editor
    What do you get when you combine the festival atmosphere of a political convention with Barack Obama, the man who has pushed the boundaries of campaign swag farther -- from high fashion to scented soy candles -- than any candidate before? Here's a quick sampling of some of the gear I saw on display around the Democratic National Convention and the surrounding area in the days before the convention opened. **** This button doesn't appear to be official merchandise, but a street vendor was hawking it at CarolinaFest, an outdoor Labor Day celebration in downtown Charlotte (which is confusingly called...
  • Sen Tom Harkin: Clint Eastwood 'angry white' nonsense

    09/04/2012 9:41:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 4, 2012 | Kevin Robillard
    Clint Eastwood is the “perfect icon” for the GOP, Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin said Tuesday, describing the legendary actor as “an old angry white man spewing incoherent nonsense.” The Des Moines Register reported the 72-year-old Harkin made his comments on the Iowa delegation’s breakfast this morning in Charlotte, N.C. “We’ve got our work cut out for us this week, folks, following the Republican convention,” Harkin told the delegates. “I mean, how are we ever going to match Clint Eastwood? I got to thinking he is the perfect icon for today’s Republican tea party: an old angry white man spewing incoherent...
  • Ed Rendell: GOP Welfare Attack Is Starting To Work

    09/04/2012 12:27:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | September 4, 2012 | Zeke Miller
    CONCORD, N.C. — Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell warned Democrats today that the Republican attack alleging that President Barack Obama gutted the welfare work requirement is taking hold. "It’s starting to resonate," he told the Maryland delegation at a breakfast. "It’s starting to affect blue-collar white voters.” Rendell predicted that pushing back on the widely criticized attack will be a central component of the last Democratic president's speech. "I think the man that will push back on it will be the man that pushed for it and signed it — President Bill Clinton," Rendell said, "but he can't do it...
  • Obama hopes he doesn't cry during wife's speech

    09/04/2012 11:35:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    President Barack Obama says he'll try not to let his daughters see him cry tonight as he watches the first lady's speech at the Democratic National Convention. Obama calls Michelle Obama "the star of the Obama family" and says he gets "all misty" whenever she speaks. The president made the comments before a mostly African-American crowd...
  • Tuesday's speakers at Democratic convention

    09/03/2012 10:20:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Speakers for Tuesday's session of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena, as released by the Democratic Party (all times EDT): ___ 5-6 p.m. Call to Order: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, chair, Democratic National Committee Invocation: His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas, bishop of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Detroit Presentation of Colors: Disabled American Veterans, The Stanly County Chapter 12 Honor Guard Pledge of Allegiance: 3rd Grade Class, W.R. O'Dell Elementary School, Concord, N.C. National Anthem: Amber Riley, singer/songwriter and "Glee" actress...
  • Opinion: Dems hold hope for the South

    09/03/2012 4:46:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 3, 2012 | Juan Williams
    Why are we here? Why did the Obama reelection team pick North Carolina for the Democratic convention? As the convention begins, prominent Democrats are still grumbling about that question. They fear the Tar Heel State is no sure win for the president. Recall that in 2008, Barack Obama won North Carolina by 0.4 percentage points over Arizona Sen. John McCain (R). Before that, the state had gone Republican in every presidential election since 1976. Current polls have Obama and Romney tied in the state. When then-President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, he famously told an aide...
  • Obama facing mounting questions over ‘you didn’t build that’ remark

    09/03/2012 2:06:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 2, 2012 | Amy Gardner
    CHARLOTTE — After being pummeled for days at the Republican National Convention for his remark that business owners “didn’t build that,” President Obama heads to the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina this week facing mounting questions about how he will respond to charges that he is hostile to free enterprise. On Sunday, senior Obama advisers suggested that they will not address the anti-business allegations directly but will instead try to turn the tables on their GOP rivals by accusing them of being dishonest about what Obama meant. David Plouffe, a senior White House adviser, said in an interview Sunday...
  • Marion Barry Arrives At Democratic Convention, Slams Republicans

    09/03/2012 11:17:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | September 3, 2012 | John Stanton
    Charlotte, NC – Former DC Mayor Marion Barry hit the Democratic convention Monday and, as per usual, the divisive and wildly popular figure immediately drew onlookers and media interviews. Barry was barely 10 feet into the Charlotte convention center before convention goers and reporters started queuing up to talk to him. Although extremely controversial thanks to numerous arrests for crack possession, Barry remains very popular in Washington and many parts of the black community nationally. Sporting a bright red t-shirt that read “I’m a Democrat and I support DC Statehood,” the 76 year old Barry was clearly in his element....
  • Breaking: California Democrat Compares Paul Ryan to Nazi Joseph Goebbels

    09/03/2012 8:52:29 AM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 32 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 09/03/2012
    New tone alert... According to a just released report from the San Francisco Chronicle, California Democratic Party Chair John Burton compared Paul Ryan and the GOP to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. Let's see how - or if - the media reports this outrageous comment. Had this been a Republican, you would have already heard about it, as opposed to having to read it here. From the Chronicle (who will be posting audio shortly): Greetings from the California delegation breakfast at the DNC where before he had a cup of coffee Democratic Party Chair John Burton – much like his ol’...
  • Democrats cobble together stadium crowd for Obama's speech piece by piece (Bussed in)

    09/03/2012 8:59:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Windsor Star / The Associated Press ^ | September 3, 2012 | Julie Pace
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - College students from across North Carolina will arrive in Charlotte by the busload. Same with members of predominantly black churches in neighbouring South Carolina. Their goal: help fill a 74,000-seat outdoor stadium to capacity when President Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination Thursday night. Anything short of a full house on the final night of the Democratic Party's national convention will be instant fodder for Republicans eager to use empty seats as symbols of waning voter enthusiasm for Obama. Democrats have been fretting for months over whether the president can draw a capacity crowd at Bank of...
  • WILLIAMS: [Obama and the Democrats] Running scared

    09/02/2012 1:54:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 2, 2012 | Armstrong Williams
    After a well-executed Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., it is now time for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. The Democrats already are responding to the Republican convention and changing their speaker lineup. According to Donovan Slack of Politico, the Democrats are adding women and minorities to their roster, which I take to mean that the Republican convention was effective. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s speech was presidential — it wouldn’t be hard to imagine her giving that if she were the nominee. Just as stirring was that of Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. Some left-wing critics...
  • What to Expect at The Democratic National Convention

    09/01/2012 8:56:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 31, 2012 | Matt Vespa
    The Circus? I’ve been working the night shift at the Media Research Center for the past week and given the reactions from MSNBC’s Matthews, Maddow, Schultz, Sharpton, and Hayes–I expect Abortion Fest 2012 the Democratic National Convention to be a nothing short of entertaining. If the fact checking failures, such as falsely slamming Paul Ryan for saying that the Janesville GM plant closed in April of ’09, were indicative of anything, it is that September 4th and proceeding seventy-two hours will be the most ludicrous the mainstream media has ever broadcasted to an American audience. Just look at how MSNBC...
  • Tampa trend: Crashing the other party’s convention could become the norm

    08/30/2012 10:37:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Maryland Reporter ^ | August 31, 2012 | Matt McNab
    TAMPA, Fla. – Several prominent Democrats, led by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, made unexpected appearances in Tampa this week, prompting Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus to respond that Republicans aren’t fazed. “They can do what they want, but whatever they do we can do 10 times over,” Priebus said Thursday. “What goes around comes around.” Led by two Maryland politicians — O’Malley and U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Montgomery — a contingent of Democrats have slammed Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in Tampa. Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, also made an appearance...
  • HPU Poll: NC Registered Voters Say Romney Would do Better in Creating Jobs, Reducing Deficit

    08/29/2012 10:51:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    High Point University ^ | August 29, 2012 | Pam Haynes
    HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 29, 2012 - A new High Point University Poll of registered voters finds that 50 percent of survey respondents selected Mitt Romney as the presidential candidate who would do the best job at reducing the federal deficit, compared to 38 percent of voters who selected Obama for the same issue and 11 percent who weren't sure. Romney was also chosen by 49 percent of respondents as the candidate who would be most effective at creating jobs, while 41 percent selected Obama and nine percent weren't sure. The respondents were split between Obama and Romney regarding who...
  • To Stop Mitt, Obama Targets N.C., Florida, Ohio

    08/12/2012 9:30:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Patriot Post / The Washington Examiner ^ | August 12, 2012 | Michael Barone
    Our presidential elections, pundits sometimes remind us, are not national contests, but rather contests in 50 states and the District of Columbia. And since most states lean heavily to one party or the other these days, the only real contests are in a dozen or so target states. Once upon a time, most states were in play. In the 1976 contest between Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, 30 states with 396 electoral votes were carried by less than 10 percent of the votes. Three-quarters of voters lived in those states. In 2008, the field of play was much smaller. The...
  • North Carolina: YG Action Fund Goes Big for Richard Hudson (conservative attacked in runoff)

    07/10/2012 5:26:34 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies
    Roll Call ^ | July 10, 2012 | Joshua Miller
    The YG Action Fund, a super PAC aligned with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), is taking out its big guns in North Carolina’s 8th district. The group reported today that it was spending about $450,000 backing Richard Hudson, a North Carolina GOP Congressional candidate in a competitive runoff with Scott Keadle, a candidate aligned with the Club for Growth. That brings the total spent by group in support of Hudson in both the primary and the runoff to $525,000. The Club for Growth and its affiliated entities have spent more than $720,000 backing Keadle in the runoff and the...
  • Obama's Stunning Loss Of African-American Support Has Extended To Nevada

    06/14/2012 9:09:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 13, 2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    A day after a poll in North Carolina showed a stunning loss of support for President Barack Obama among African-American voters, a new poll from the same firm finds the same thing is happening in Nevada. The survey, from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling, gives Obama 69 percent of the African-American vote. Republican nominee Mitt Romney gets 28 percent. If these numbers are accurate, than this is astounding. In the North Carolina poll released Tuesday, Obama got 76 percent of the African-American vote, to Romney's 20 percent. Much like North Carolina, Obama garnered the vast majority of African-American support in Nevada...
  • Obama is Losing

    06/13/2012 4:55:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    South Dakota Politics ^ | June 13, 2012
    My election Shaman paid me a surprise visit today. He was standing just outside my front door as I retrieved the mail. He rattled his beaded stick a couple of times and then said: "Focus on the cost!" He then vanished in a puff of blue smoke, leaving behind only a damp bar napkin with some smudged charts scribbled on it and a few peanut shells clinging to its corners. I thought at first that he might have been talking about campaign finance or the pension plans in San Jose. After reflection, I am pretty sure he was talking...
  • Lifelong Democratic mayor joins Republican Party (NC alert)

    05/30/2012 4:52:14 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    The Shelby Star ^ | April 24, 2012 | Corey Friedman
    Mayor Rick Murphrey’s views on tax policy, the national debt and social issues like same-sex marriage have led the lifelong Democrat to switch his party affiliation to Republican. Murphrey and his wife, Sandra, filed new voter registration forms on Wednesday, Cleveland County Deputy Elections Director Meloni Wray confirmed. The seven-term mayor said his conservative political views more closely match those of the Republican Party. “As we look at both parties and focus on the upcoming election, we want to be in a party that is focused on reducing the national debt and that is lowering corporate taxes so industries can...
  • Romney’s Electoral College prospects bright — still

    05/28/2012 12:19:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | May 28, 2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    Not too long ago pundits were arguing that Mitt Romney’s path to 270 electoral votes was “narrow.” We didn’t buy it. Lo and behold, conventional wisdom has now changed. The Associated Press writes: “Warning signs for Obama on tight path to 270.” The AP explains: Obama’s new worries about North Carolina and Wisconsin offer opportunities for Republican Mitt Romney, who must peel off states Obama won in 2008 if he’s to cobble together the 270 electoral votes needed to oust the incumbent in November. Iowa, which kicked off the campaign in January, is now expected to be tight to the...
  • Pat Buchanan: Obama ‘Put His Presidency At Risk’ With Embrace Of Gay Marriage

    05/14/2012 1:12:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Mediate ^ | May 14, 2012 | Noah Rothman
    Former MSNBC contributor and conservative author Pat Buchanan appeared on Fox’s America Live with Megyn Kelly on Monday where he said that President Barack Obama’s recent embrace of gay marriage imperils his presidency. He said that gay marriage rights is the “heart of the cultural war” and that Republican voters are “right now riding to the sound of the guns” to get behind Republican candidate Mitt Romney as a result of Obama’s support for same-sex marriage rights. RELATED: Pat Buchanan To Hannity: Liberals ‘Use Terms Like Bigot… To Set Up An Inquisition’ What the President has done is forfeit –...
  • Hudson, Keadle headed toward runoff in 8th District primary

    05/08/2012 9:45:16 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies
    The Cabarrus Independent Tribune ^ | May 8, 2012 | Tim Reaves
    Richard Hudson, who worked with former Eighth District Republican Representative Robin Hayes, is closer to securing the district for himself after gaining more votes than the other four Republicans in the GOP primary on Tuesday. Since Hudson could not reach 40 percent of the vote, he faces a primary runoff with second-place finisher Scott Keadle in June or July. As of 10 p.m. Tuesday, Hudson had 31.3 percent of the vote, followed by Scott Keadle at 22.2 percent, Vernon Robinson at 17.8 percent, Fred Steen at 15.1 percent and John Whitley at 13.5 percent. “This was a huge victory for...
  • Mark Meadows for Congress in NC-11

    04/17/2012 4:39:58 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies
    Red State ^ | April 17, 2012 | Daniel Horowitz
    Earlier this year, Heath Schuler decided that masquerading as a conservative Democrat in the era of Obama and Pelosi had become too cumbersome, and summarily announced his retirement. This western North Carolina district has become even more Republican after redistricting, providing us with an easy pickup opportunity. This is the sort of seat that we can easily fill with a conservative without having to battle an incumbent Republican. Our choice is Mark Meadows. A strong comprehensive conservative, Mark was described to us by someone who knows this race as “tea party inside the Republican Party years before the tea party...
  • 5 Republicans, 1 Dem seek to oust US Rep. Kissell

    03/25/2012 12:54:27 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 2 replies · 1+ views
    The Salisbury Post ^ | March 22, 2012
    Four years after being elected to Congress in the same year that Barack Obama won North Carolina, Democratic U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell faces a tough re-election contest in a district that has been redrawn to favor Republicans. Kissell must first fend off a May 8 primary challenge from a fellow Democrat, Lumberton lawyer Marcus Williams. If Kissell prevails, he will compete against the winner of a five-candidate GOP primary in the sprawling 8th District, which extends across parts of 12 counties. Running on the GOP side are state Rep. Fred Steen II, a two-term legislator and small business owner from...
  • Obama jabs at Gingrich's "phony" gas price promise

    03/08/2012 12:01:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 7, 2012 | Stephanie Condon
    President Obama's visit to Mt. Holly, North Carolina on Wednesday to discuss energy policy and the economy was technically not a campaign stop, but he didn't shy away from adding some politically-tinged remarks during his taxpayer-sponsored visit. "The next time you hear some politician trotting out some three-point plan for $2 gas, you let 'em know, we know better," Mr. Obama said, seemingly referencing Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich's pitch to bring gas prices down to $2.50 if he becomes president. "Tell 'em we're tired of hearing phony, election year promises that never come about." Mr. Obama toured the Daimler...
  • Walter Jones, that was then, this is now

    02/19/2012 10:53:46 AM PST · by MitchellC · 16 replies
    Truth or Dare NC ^ | December 19, 2011 | Imkitties
    Walter Jones’ campaign is having to dig deep to try and showcase their candidate’s former conservative credentials. Recent Facebook posts labeled ‘From the Archives‘ show two photos of a young Walter Jones with conservative stalwart Senator Jesse Helms nearly 20 years ago. That was then. This is now. Let’s get a little more current, shall we? Cut and Run “Cut and Run” Jones with progressive left-winger Dennis Kucinich.Jones voted for Kucinich’s articles of impeachment against Bush in 2008. Jones also voted numerous times with Kucinich and Pelosi to pull out of Iraq long before the job was done.Support for Dodd-Frank...
  • Pendergraph to run for 9th District seat (NC)

    02/08/2012 6:28:07 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    WCNC.com ^ | February 8, 2012
    Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jim Pendergraph formally announced his campaign for the 9th District Congressional seat Wednesday. Pendergraph will seek to replace fellow Republican Sue Myrick, who announced Tuesday she will not seek a 10th term in office. Pendergraph said he'll continue in the tradition of Myrick and acknowledged there will be many other candidates to announce in the coming weeks. “I expect a number of people will jump into this race, because the seat hasn't been open in 18 years,” Pendergraph said in his announcement. Other Republicans who have expressed interest include County Commissioner Bill James, Charlotte City Council member...
  • The early list of Myrick replacements (NC incumbent retiring)

    02/07/2012 3:46:50 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | February 7, 2012
    The list of possibilities to replace U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick will surely change by the hour. Within minutes of Myrick's announcement that she won't be seeking another term, Roll Call was up with some obvious names: N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis of Huntersville, state Rep. Ruth Samuelson of Charlotte and state Sen. Bob Rucho of Matthews. We'll add former state Sen. Robert Pittenger and former Charlotte mayor Richard Vinroot. And don't discount some local prospects, including Mecklenburg county commissioner Jim Pendergraph (who will announce his intention to run, the Observer's Jim Morrill reports) and former City Councilman Edwin Peacock. Here's...
  • Congressional Candidate Dr. Dan Eichenbaum secures iCaucus Endorsement

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Asheville, NC (December 20, 2011) — With an approval rating of 95%, Dr. Dan Eichenbaum recently became the first and only congressional candidate for North Carolina’s District 11 to be endorsed by national citizen-led vetting organization Independent Caucus. The ICaucus process required Eichenbaum to submit his candidacy to the independent vetting process that includes a background check, completion of a related questionnaire, and recorded interview. This information was then made available to IC affiliate groups consisting of five grassroots organizations in the district for review, discussion and vote. Eichenbaum said, “We have an incumbency problem in Washington...
  • Video: Newt Speaks to Packed House at Rep. Tim Scott's Townhall

    12/11/2011 9:59:45 PM PST · by garjog · 2 replies
    Newt 2012 ^ | Tuesday, November 29, 2011 | Newt Gingrich
    A crowd of nearly 800 ignored the rain and made their way to the historic Sottile Theater at the College of Charleston last night to see Newt Gingrich participate in Tim Scott’s Presidential Town Hall Series. Rep. Scott has now hosted six contenders for the Republican nomination in a format that uses questions submitted by the voters and moderated by Scott. The Gingrich event was the largest by far, drawing twice as many attendees as any of the others. More than 100 were turned away by fire marshals because there was not enough space.
  • Eichenbaum talks Constitution, economy with Buncombe County Teens

    11/12/2011 8:59:44 PM PST · by DrDan4Congress · 1 replies
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gary Shoemaker, Campaign Manager Dr. Dan Eichenbaum for Congress 2012 P.O. Box 75 Murphy, NC 28906 Phone: 866-898-7977 Email: TrustInFreedom@DrDan4Congress.com Website: DrDan4Congress.com Republican Congressional hopeful Dr. Dan Eichenbaum told the Asheville-Buncombe Teenage Republicans on Saturday afternoon at the home of co-chairman Alex Montgomery that the founding father were meticulous about limiting the power, scope and size of the federal government using the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. Eichenbaum said, “Article I, Section 8 lists specific enumerated powers of the federal government, and the Tenth Amendment says if we didn’t say you could do it...
  • Dr. Dan Eichenbaum and WCU students discuss politics & economics

    11/10/2011 7:13:13 PM PST · by DrDan4Congress
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gary Shoemaker, Campaign Manager Dr. Dan Eichenbaum for Congress 2012 P.O. Box 75 Murphy, NC 28906 Phone: 866-898-7977 Email: TrustInFreedom@DrDan4Congress.com Website: DrDan4Congress.com Eichenbaum discusses 'Liberty' with Young Americans for Liberty Cullowhee, November 10, 2011. U.S. Congressional candidate Dr. Dan Eichenbaum spoke before the Western Carolina Chapter of Young Americans for Liberty and other political science students Tuesday evening at the AK Hinds University Center in Cullowhee. Eichenbaum began with a brief overview on various forms of government and why the founding fathers chose to establish a republic in America. “Our government was carefully formed to protect...
  • Justice Department Greenlights New North Carolina Congressional Map

    11/02/2011 3:59:17 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies
    Roll Call ^ | November 2, 2011 | Joshua Miller
    The Department of Justice pre-cleared North Carolina’s redrawn Congressional map today, solidifying this cycle’s most detrimental gerrymander for House Democrats. Four Democrats — Reps. Larry Kissell, Mike McIntyre, Heath Shuler and Brad Miller — are in more danger of losing their seat next year under the new lines.
  • Cain wins straw poll at Farm City Day [North Carolina]

    10/03/2011 8:45:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Hendersonville Times-News ^ | October 3, 2011 | Gary Glancy
    If a poll conducted Saturday is any indication, local Republicans think Herman Cain is the man for U.S. president. Exactly 100 registered voters participated in the Henderson County Republican Party Presidential Straw Poll during Farm City Day in Hendersonville, with 19 percent choosing Cain. Tied for second were Rick Perry and Mitt Romney with 17 percent each, followed by Sarah Palin with 11 percent and Ron Paul with 10 percent. Michele Bachmann got 6 percent of the vote, as did Chris Christie, who has not actually entered the race. Conversations with participants indicate that if Christi does enter the race,...