Paul Ryan on the Budget, Obamacare, and Cyber Terrorism

April 30th, 2012 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Featured, Economy, Jobs, US NC Congressional Races 2012, Uncategorized No Responses
Paul Ryan on the Budget, Obamacare, and Cyber Terrorism

In this week’s address, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan discusses the House Republican Budget, The Path to Prosperity. It is a responsible budget that tackles our fiscal crisis and protects future generations from a crushing burden of debt. This weekend (April 29) marks exactly 3 years since the Democrat-controlled Senate last passed a budget. That’s inexcusable. We must stop Washington’s reckless spending to save our country from fiscal collapse.

He did not mention what all cyberterrorism bills they passed. However we know that CISPA was passed last week, and that’s an area of concern for patriots.

Myrick chooses candidate to bless

March 6th, 2012 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Featured, Candidates, US NC Congressional Races 2012 One Response

U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick broke her silence Monday and endorsed Republican Jim Pendergraph in the crowded race for her 9th District congressional seat.

Also Monday, Myrick’s colleague, U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry of Cherryville, endorsed former state senator Robert Pittenger, one of Pendergraph’s 10 Republican opponents.

Pittenger, who plans to formally kick off his campaign this morning, became the first candidate to air a TV ad in the race, called “Effective & Conservative.”

Pendergraph and Pittenger are among 11 Republicans running for the seat.

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So what do you think? Will a Myrick “blessing” help this candidate? 9th District peeps- who are YOU supporting in this race?
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Sixth District Shuffle

February 28th, 2012 by WendyW Categories: Featured, Candidates, Economy, Jobs, US NC Congressional Races 2012 No Responses

A few days ago, James Allen announced on his Facebook page:

“After numerous request from the people, and republicans in the state, I have decided it is in the best interest of our Country and our party to run for US Congress in the fourth district NC. I am very familiar with the district as I worked throughout the area for twenty years, I know so many people and have shared in their hopes and dreams. We are running to win and hope to have an additional House seat for our conservative values. The seat although with vast changes to its area has been filled by a liberal spending democrat for some time. Please support us as we take this seat back to and for the people. Jim”

Today, Bill Flynn announced his candidacy for the Sixth district GOP nomination at a press conference  in Greensboro. More details to come!!

NC08 Republican Primary Debate Rundown

February 23rd, 2012 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Featured, Candidates, US NC Congressional Races 2012, Uncategorized One Response
NC08 Republican Primary Debate Rundown

The five candidates participating were former Winston-Salem councilman Vernon Robinson, Iredell County Commissioner Dr. Scott Keadle, Neurosurgeon Dr. John Whitley, North Carolina State Assemblyman Fred Steen, and veteran politico and owner of the Cabarrus Marketing Group, Richard Hudson.

On the issues, I was fairly surprised by how uniform all five candidates were on their opinions.  For the most part, they all seemed to take the same positions, although with some differing degree.  One that stood out was how to handle the nuclear situation in Iran.  Both Hudson and Steen seemed much more hawkish on Iran than the other three, very much putting military action on the table, perhaps sooner than later.  The other three candidates took more of a “let’s take a step back and see how things shake out first” approach, one that I happen to agree with.  Robinson, Keadle, and Whitley all acknowledged the dangers of Iran, but weren’t as convinced the current threat is yet at a flashpoint of blowing up as others are making it out to be.

This led into a question about Pakistan and how we should handle them going down the road given they are a nuclear state and concealed the presence of bin Laden.  Hudson said we should tie their foreign aid to their level of cooperation and that we need to maintain our strength in Afghanistan to show solidarity in our support.  Steen didn’t believe for a second that the Pakistani government did not know bin Laden was there.  Whitley went the opposite direction and flat out stated that we need to begin withdrawing our operations in Afghanistan and come home.  He feels that our continued presence in the Middle East is ultimately going to cause more problems for us, not less.

It was the answer I didn’t hear from any of the candidates that surprised me the most.  When asked about continuing foreign aid to Pakistan I was waiting for one of them to say no, we should be cutting off foreign aid to them and all nations because we’re broke!

The subject of full recognition for the Lumbee Indian tribe came up since Robeson County, where they largely live, will now be part of the new 8th District.  All of the candidates except Robinson supported federal recognition of the Lumbee tribe.  Robinson opposed it on the grounds that with this recognition will come costly federal benefits that the country cannot afford.  Keadle said that we can do both, give them recognition and the financial benefits that come along with it, but rather than increase the size of the pie, simply split it up to now include the Lumbees.  Hudson jumped in and said that what Keadle proposed is already law of the land.

When asked who they would vote for president were the primary held today, both Hudson and Steen were firmly dedicated to Rick Santorum.  They both said he best reflects their conservative values.  Whitley was hesitant to name anyone specific, saying he hasn’t made up his mind yet, but could live with Santorum if that was the option.  Keadle said if forced to make a choice today he’d rather poke himself in the eye with a sharp stick.  I understand his sentiment entirely.  Robinson was hoping to see Cain become the nominee prior to his implosion so that the general election could be Cain vs. “unAbel.”

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Eichenbaum drops out of NC11 Congressional Republican primary

February 23rd, 2012 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Featured, Candidates, US NC Congressional Races 2012 No Responses
Eichenbaum drops out of NC11 Congressional Republican primary

“Dan Eichenbaum, one of the top Republican contenders in the 11th Congressional District primary, surprised opponents and observers Monday by announcing he’s out of the race, in large part because he can’t afford to self-fund a campaign.

“Over the past several months of the campaign, listening to the other candidates for Congress in N.C. 11, I find increasingly little difference, on paper or in words, between the positions I have consistently held and theirs,” Eichenbaum said.

“More importantly, I am unable to self-fund sufficiently to compete against those who can,” he said. “As such, I see no clear path to victory in the primary.”

His announcement leaves eight Republicans vying for their party’s nod in the May 8 primary. Eichenbaum had strong support from tea party activists.”

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