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In an article posted on Politico Tuesday morning, author David Catanese, weighed in on the North Carolina gubanatorial race. Catanese argueed that the Democratic National Committee is urging the primary candidates to “define Pat McCrory“. Since the focus is now off Governor Beverly Perdue, the DNC argues, they need to focus on uncovering Pat McCrory’s “negatives”.
…but as pollster Fred Yang writes …, McCrory, … has so far benefited from little scrutiny because of Perdue’s consistent problems.
As far back as mid-2011, Rep. Bill Faison (D-Orange) began began publicly toying with the idea of entering the governor’s race. He knew Governor Perdue had made serious flubs during her term and turned the public against her. Her numbers were falling faster than a heavy rain.
Faison recently announced, and is currently advertising on cable television. His main problem is name recognition, though his team hopes that staying on TV can change that. Tuesday, he spent the day campaigning in your blogger’s home area, eastern North Carolina.
Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton has also officially entered the race. Others said to be considering the race are former Second District Congressman Bobby Ethridge, and former Clinton Chief-of-Staff, Erskine Bowles, the favorite of the DC crowd.
Top NC Democrats passing on the race include 11th District Congressman Heath Shuler, and Charlotte mayor Anthony Foxx.
McCrory will have his hands full with either of the two announced candidates. He had such a lead over Governor Beverly Perdue that all North Carolina Republicans are disappointed that they won’t have her ”to kick around anymore”.
Katy’s Conservative Corner endorsed Pat McCrory in a post on Monday. Tuesday afternoon in Greensboro, he officially entered the race in Guilford County, his home area.
It was another big win for the Democrats in North Carolina this year, and a win that Republicans desperately wanted. Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx won a second term Tuesday, driven largely by the upcoming Democratic National Convention.
According to the Charlotte Observer, Foxx won 67% of the vote, over Republican challenger Scott Stone. Democrats also took all four of the city council seats that were up for election, making it a clean sweap over the Republican candidates.
Conservatives wanted to have the mayoral seat, as a sort of “bully pulpit” in which to welcome the Democrat guests to Charlotte next autumn. Democrats and other groups out-organized and out-worked the Republicans. In an election that saw one of the lowest turnouts ever, only 16 %, the liberal groups got their people to the polls, while conservatives did not.
This goes along with some of what was said at the Defending the American Dream Conference, held last weekend in Washington. The event was sponsored by the Americans for Prosperity, a group founded in North Carolina and greatly disliked by President Barack Obama.
During a breakfast on Saturday morning for the North Carolina delegation, Dallas Woodhouse told the attendees that the opposition is organized for eight, ten, and twenty years out.
Just like the Wake County school board races, held a month ago, there wasn’t just one Democrat office running the efforts, there were four. Each one was run by a different liberal organization, all working together and trying to undo the progress that members achieved the last two years, when forced busing was removed and the county saw a return to neighborhood schools.
Republicans, conservatives, and their allies, must get on a track towards the long term, instead of just looking to the next election, then sitting on our laurels.
Sure it’s fun to celebrate victories, but the Democrats have our number. They don’t like losing either and they have turned those efforts into victory. This state and nation has much to lose, and gain, in 2012. Let’s get together, recruit your friends and neighbors and get active. It’s almost too late. Join your local conservative group, tea party, or Republican party.
See also: Big labor favor: DNC may replace local workers with out-of-state union labor for convention
by Matthew Boyle at the Daily Caller
From the Pantano for Congress Campaign:
For most the lines that define a congressional district are a bunch of insider politics that don’t put food on a table or pay a mortgage, but we have some good news about these new maps. They will finally give the citizens of (Eastern and) southeastern North Carolina the conservative voice they deserve.
See the detailed map, here.
While still subject to change, these maps demonstrate a logical conclusion that the region is well served by concentrating its coastal strength from Morehead City to Calabash.
We are confident that the citizens of the new 7th District will respond very positively to Ilario’s conservative message of JOB CREATION by reducing taxes and cutting regulations to spur private sector economic growth while at the same time putting an end to the runaway spending and crippling debt burden that threatens the prosperity of our families and future Generations. Ilario’s pro-growth message of government reform and private sector innovation will stand in sharp contrast to his opponent’s record of supporting the Barack Obama stimulus, failing to support any budget or debt reduction plan, and his continued support for wasteful spending of money we don’t have paid for by debt from governments we don’t trust.
This weekend Congressman Mike McIntyre is returning from a taxpayer paid luxury junket across Europe from Rome to Moscow to Lisbon where the official itinerary noted he and his wife were celebrating their wedding anniversary with all the perks of a Washington insider.
Meanwhile, back here in southeastern North Carolina, where unemployment is in the double digits, Pantano will be spending time in 7 counties celebrating America’s Independence with supporters and friends from all across the new district. A 4th of July stop will include Onslow County where Ilario served proudly as a Marine in two of our nation’s wars, the first Gulf War (1991) and Iraq in (2004).
Pantano, whose father legally immigrated to the United States from Italy and became a US citizen in 1976, is willing to give the congressman an Italian Lesson for free when he returns from spending our money overseas.
Pantano will also be happy to share with the Congressman what he heard from his fellow citizens of Southeastern North Carolina about their concerns over unemployment, the debt, and out of control federal spending which has ballooned over his opponents fourteen years in Washington living high on the hog.
EDITOR’S NOTE: As a part-time resident and property owner in Western Carteret County, this blogger urges the Pantano team to pay more attention to the Atlantic Beach to Emerald Isle area on Bogue Banks (aka Crystal Coast) and from Morehead City to Cedar Point on the mainland.
We think it is great that he’ll be in Onslow County for July 4th, but we assume that Mr. Pantano will make plenty of appearances in Carteret County where the people are conservative and politically active. Please don’t take this solid base of support for granted.
Katy’s Conservative Corner endorses Illario Pantano for Congress!
He is the one for the 7th district. We’ll have another post on that, soon.
Facts can be frightening things, almost as frightening as an American flag to a liberal on July 4th.
Let’s use this wonderful holiday celebrating our nation’s birth to remind our friends and family why President Barack Obama has failed this nation and why we need to get him and his fellow liberals out of office next year.
Remember this? ”We own it!”
“We Own It”: Two of the President’s closest allies, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Dick Durbin, have admitted that this “President owns the economy” in the minds of voters.
Quick Facts about THE DEBT
- National Debt up 35% under Obama
- Current National Debt is $14.3 Trillion
- $3.7 Trillion added to the national debt since Obama took office
- 43 cents borrowed on every dollar the federal government
- $26.3 Trillion is the expected national debt in 2021 under Obama’s budget
- National unemployment at 9.1%
- Unemployment up 25% under Obama
- 2.5 million jobs lost under Obama
Let’s remind our friends and family that Obamanomics has failed and that HOPE never did hire in America!
Thanks to our friends at the North Carolina Republican Party for these statistics.
Much has happened this week in the North Carolina State Legislature and Col. Brenda Formo has covered it all. Katy’s Conservative Corner cannot thank her enough for her dedication and oversight to conservative causes.
This report helps many plan their legislative activities and know when to contact their elected officials. Formo had a distinguished career in the United States Army and we thank her for her service to our nation.
Writing on behalf of the North Carolina Federation of Republican Women, Mrs. Formo is the State Vice-President of the Central Region. To find out how to join a Republican Women’s Club near you, please contact Valerie White.
On Monday, President Barack H. Obama is scheduled to visit Cree in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. He plans to discuss jobs and the economy and we can be sure he’ll take credit for any successes and blame the Republicans for all failures. The man does not understand how to accept responsibility, nor does he know that by keeping his greedy administration’s hands off, businesses of all sizes can flourish and attract more jobs.
In the latest sign Obama’s economic policies have failed, unemployment ticked up for the second month in a row to 9.1% while job growth plummeted to an 8 month low.
As the Grand Old Party often says, “Hope still isn’t hiring in America”
The President calls the current status of our economy a temporary “bump in the road” but it looks as if we are heading towards a dead end.
- Debt is at $14.3 Trillion
- Unemployment is at 9.1%
- 43 cents borrowed for every dollar we spend.
- 2.5 million jobs lost under Obama
- Unemployment ticked up for the 2nd month in a row
Even Democrats have noticed Obama’s lack of business acumen.
Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) said ”I do think that President Obama has had a bit of a tin ear as far as the business community goes.”
He’ll cite Cree as a model of success but he won’t mention that the company took corporate welfare (a.k.a. government incentives), just to stay in North Carolina. He won’t mention the fact that Cree was ready to abandon the Old North State just as soon as the government’s (i.e. taxpayer’s) money stopped flowing.
Yes, Cree has done some amazing things with the solid state lighting technologies they pioneered. They invented virtually the first commercially viable blue LED. But paying them money to stay in North Carolina should NEVER have happened. This blogger doesn’t care that every other company is at the taxpayer trough. Cree is successful enough to stand on its own.
Meanwhile, the North Carolina Republican Party has released an ad “welcoming” Mr. Obama to North Carolina. The Democratic National Committee sees NC as a key state in 2012 and this blogger expects to see more of him. Each time he comes, we will be sure to roll out the welcome mat. KCC cannot wait until the Democratic National Convention. We’ll be there and will be bringing it all to you.
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Our liberal Democrat friends have been selling our parents and seniors down the river. They are lying to the American people about the Republicans’ commitment to Medicare reform and the liberal assault on conservative reform continues.
The following was posted by the group Heritage Action for America. We thank them for allowing us to repost:
By Ashe Schow
President Obama and his big-government allies would rather mislead the American people and make a campaign issue out of entitlement reform than actually rolling up their sleeves and contributing to the discussion.
Liberal campaign organizations are spending millions in order to paint the Ryan Budget as “an end to Medicare.” The DCCC has launched a campaign with the slogan, “VOTE REPUBLICAN – END MEDICARE.”
This is simply not true.
Unfortunately, these misleading slogans have worked to scare some of those currently on Medicare and those about to reach 65. The truth is that the House budget exempts current and near-retirees from these reforms. Under the Ryan Budget, those currently over 55 would be exempt from any changes to their Medicare benefits. Those under 55 have at least a decade to prepare for the changes.
Medicare Trustees are reporting that Medicare costs will continue to grow substantially and that the hospital insurance trust fund will become insolvent in the year 2024. If changes aren’t made to the program now, then benefits would automatically be scaled back, allowing the program to limp along.
What are the actual changes proposed in the Ryan Budget?
Liberals would have seniors believe that the Ryan Budget eliminates Medicare by handing out vouchers for a small amount and will force seniors to pay out-of-pocket for their health care. This is not true.
Under the Ryan Budget, seniors would be able to choose health plans and the government would contribute adequate support to the premium cost of the plan they choose. These plans would be tightly regulated to ensure quality and would resemble the system that Members of Congress and federal employees and retirees enjoy.
The truth is that what’s being blasted throughout the media by the left is nothing more than scare tactics and spin
Liberals are hiding from the fact that they have no ideas on how to reform entitlements and no desire to reduce spending. Their idea of entitlement reform is to punish doctors and empower bureaucrats, who would have the power to lower provider payments which would lead to a lower quality of care.
President Obama’s own budget listed immediate, deep cuts to Medicare without any reform to the system, yet somehow he has the nerve to attack the Republican budget?
Our country can’t solve its problems if every time someone steps up and tries to address a concern they are attacked with lies and demagoguery. Washington needs to STOP political attacks based on reelection goals and START getting serious about restoring America’s prosperity and future.
Editor’s Notes: Your blogger believes that President Obama and the Democrats like the “Bill Clinton” strategy. That is if you tell a lie often enough, people begin to believe it. It then becomes “the truth”, at least in the eyes of the media.
Sadly, so many voters in this once proud nation believe every thing the liberal (old) media says, that it is hard to over come such hogwash.
Please do what you can to tell your friends and neighbors, Facebook friends, and Twitter followers to not believe these lies. Keep up with conservative groups like Heritage Action and take action when called upon.
It’s our America, too and we can take it back, or let THEM keep it!
All bolding, indents, and underlining are done by your blogger and not by the author.
NOW WATCH THE FACTS:
HERE IS THE FICTION:
URGENT MESSAGE: All hands on deck! Thursday morning, please go to Duke Energy in Charlotte and bring your Anti-Cap and Tax Signs. Thursday is the day of the big shareholder meeting and patriots are letting them know that they mean business!
Duke Energy supports Cap and Trade legislation AND has guaranteed at Ten Million Dollar line of credit for the Democratic National Convention. Duke Energy CEO is also the leading the fundraising efforts for the convention. Below are several links for back-up.
What: Protest at Duke Energy Headquarters
Where: 526 S. Church Street, Charlotte
When: Thursday, May 5 from 9am – 11am
Why: This is the day of the Duke Energy shareholder meeting.
Bring: Anti-Cap & Tax signs, such as
“My energy company or dollars shouldn’t support a national party convention” and whatever other anti-climate change signs you can manage!
For questions, contact: Allen Page of FreedomWorks at 336-213-1167 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
For further resources see:
Hat Tip: Metro Charlotte Patriots
If you traveled over the Easter weekend, you surely noticed the dramatic increase in gas prices. According to the Washington Times, gas prices have doubled since President Obama took office. And according to a recent Reuters article,
“the average U.S. household will spend about $700 more for gasoline in 2011 than it spent last year.”
The higher gas prices are hurting Americans at the pump and also hurting Obama at the polls. Washington Post highlights President Obama’s approval has gone down among independents
“who view gas prices as a ‘serious financial hardship’ in their lives…just 28 percent approve of Obama, while 67 percent disapprove.”
What will YOU Do About it? What about organizing your precinct? What about prepping for 2012? Obama’s team has been on the ground getting ready since last Spring. They are organizing and his opponents should be too.
For example, the North Carolina Republican party has organized the “Take Back NC” program, which is grassroots oriented is focused on helping you organize at the precinct level so you will be ready when the thousands of Organizing for America and labor union “paid volunteers” invade our state in the coming months.
To get involved, contact your county Republican Party, or the North Carolina Republican Party here.
They will invade our state telling North Carolina voters the only way to get our country back on track is to give Barack Obama and Gov. Beverly Perdue a blank check to spend whatever they want another four years.
We must say NO and make sure that blank check bounces. It’s up to everyone of us.
So, exactly where WAS North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue, during last weekend’s rash of heavy tornados that blew through the Old North State? It first appeared to be a state secret.
As the storms began rolling through, spokeswoman Crissy Pearson e-mailed a media release at 5:24 p.m. saying that the governor’s staff was on “full activation” (Raleigh News and Observer).
The N&O further reported:
…Pearson did not respond to an e-mail or a phone message seeking more information about where the governor was.
Reached on her cell phone at 9:06 p.m., Pearson said the governor had been out-of-state attending to a family obligation. However, Pearson refused to say where Perdue was or when the governor might return to the capital.
Though the tornadoes were Saturday, and the National Weather Service had given at least two days warning, it wasn’t until SUNDAY that Perdue’s office finally came clean.
She had been visiting with Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) and four college roommates from her days at the University of Kentucky. Further, she had attended the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, a horse race held the same day as the storms.
National media have had a field day with the story. Washington Post reporter Rachel Weiner reported that Perdue, who was already an underdog in her 2012 re-election bid, and is less popular than President Barack Obama in North Carolina. She’ll have an even more uphill climb.
In 2008, she narrowly lost to Republican nominee Pat McCrory and he appears ready for a rematch.
Politico called it “An Appalachian Trail moment”.
Despite the fact that North Carolinians are clearly tired of Perdue, Obama and the Democrats, Perdue has a huge factor in her favor. The Democratic National Committee has chosen to try to take North Carolina back and therefore gave Charlotte the 2012 National Convention. NC Republicans stand ready to overcome this “advantage”.
KCC will be in Charlotte during the Democratic National Convention, bringing you all the fun and games.
Meanwhile, Gov. Perdue, “You’re Fired!” (Apologies to Donald Trump).