Tuesday, February 25, 2014

#NCSEN: Harris campaign challenging narrative of Tillis inevitability

The Daily Haymaker, by Brant Clifton, February 24, 2014 

There’s been quite a bit of suspicion for some time that Charlotte pastor Mark Harris’ Senate campaign was merely a stalking horse to peel Tea Party votes away from  Greg Brannon.  Harris labels himself a conservative — like Thom Tillis does.  But he’s named former congressman, NCGOP chairman and Ripon Society fanboy Robin Hayes as his campaign chairman.  Hayes’ longtime political strategist, Tom Perdue, has also come aboard the Harris effort.

Observers have been quick to note how — in forums and other public events — Harris and his supporters are quick to criticize Tea party favorite Brannon, but are silent on Thom Tillis, the favorite of Establishment, left-of-center Republicans.  In some forums, Harris has spoken in defense of Tillis on toll roads and other aspects of the General Assembly’s agenda

But things appear to be changing on that front.  I’ve seen polling from pros — with campaigns and unaffiliated — suggesting that Harris appears to be getting a good chunk of votes in Tillis’ Charlotte-area home base.  Perdue, the Harris strategist, has upped the ante a little bit with some crowing to Roll Call, the DC-based “newspaper of Capitol Hill”:

#NCSEN: And NOW for THE REST of the story …

about Dr. Greg Brannon.....

The Daily Haymaker by Brant Clifton, February 24, 2014

Binky, The Shih-tzu, and the rest of their knucklehead mainstream media pals have been piling on Greg Brannon these past few days — amid giggling from Brannon’s political foes — since that finding from the jury in that civil case was announced.

Pete Kaliner, an Asheville talk radio host who used to do some serious reporting in Charlotte, decided to dig a little deeper into Brannon’s courtroom experience.  On Friday, Kaliner devoted an hour to Robert Rice, the CEO of the tech company at the center of the lawsuit in question. I encourage every one of you to listen to the full interview (about 40 minutes).   I did, and I learned a few things that I never would have known if I had relied on Binky and his friends:

Hampstead Democrat files for U.S. Senate, giving Hagan a primary

Port City Daily, February 24, 2014

The candidate field continues to expand as filing for the 2014 elections enters its final week.
New in the mix is Will Stewart, a Hampstead-based Democrat who filed Monday for U.S. Senate–meaning incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan, also a Democrat, will face a primary in May. Four Republicans had previously filed for that seat: Mark Harris of Charlotte, Heather Grant of Wilkesboro, Ted Alexander of Shelby, and Greg Brannon of Cary.

Obama’s proposed IRS rules to limit tax-exempt status concern liberals, too

Opposition grows from both sides

Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan, February 24, 2014

The Obama administration’s proposed crackdown on tea party and other nonprofit groups that want to play a role in politics is quietly crumbling as opposition builds across the political spectrum to new IRS rules.

Almost all of the nearly 70,000 public comments submitted as of Monday night were vehemently opposed to the proposal, which would limit the ability of social welfare nonprofits — those organized under 501(c)(4) of the tax code — to even talk about candidates in the two months before an election.

Dick Cheney: Obama would rather spend money on food stamps than a strong military

Washington Examiner, BY  | FEBRUARY 25, 2014

Former Vice President Dick Cheney sharply criticized President Obama for reducing the size of the American military including plans to reduce the Army to the smallest force since before World War II.

Cheney pointed out that Obama's plans to cut the military were "over the top," citing "enormous long-term damage" to the military.

Cheney said Obama's decision was made for budget reasons, not any strategic goal.
"He would much rather spend the money on food stamps than he would a strong military or support for our troops," he said.

The ‘Before Obama’ and ‘After Obama’ history lesson for school children

Teaching your children well is your best defense against the anti-American Barack Hussein Obama

Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod, February 25, 2014

With Common Core spoon-feeding school children a steady school-day diet of anti-American propaganda, it’s prime time for parents to school their own children in the true chronicled History of the one nation the rest of the world still cherishes as the escape hatch to freedom and liberty.

Only yesterday, it was revealed that the Obama administration is planning on gutting the U.S. military to pre-World War II levels.

Parents should turn the tables by using this latest Obama move as the impetus to teach their children how America can legitimately claim guardian of world freedom status.
Make a homemade ledger marking it under just two simple categories: ‘Before Obama’ (BO) and ‘After Obama’ (AO).

America detractors repeat ad nauseum that America was late coming into World War II. While this is true, were it not for the Americans knowledge of the full horror of the evil of the Nazis may have been late in coming, too.

And you trust Obama why?

TPN—Judson Phillips

The Free Trade wing of the Republican Party is up in arms.  Conservatives are opposing the latest free trade agreement called the Trans Pacific Partnership.