GOP Establishment Wins In North Carolina

STATUS QUO “REPUBLICAN” ADVANCES … North Carolina Speaker of the House Thom Tillis – a fiscally liberally “Republican” backed by the national GOP establishment – dispatched seven challengers on Tuesday to claim his party’s nomination in the fight against vulnerable incumbent U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan. With 100 percent of precincts…


North Carolina Speaker of the House Thom Tillis – a fiscally liberally “Republican” backed by the national GOP establishment – dispatched seven challengers on Tuesday to claim his party’s nomination in the fight against vulnerable incumbent U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Tillis received 222,238 votes – or 45.7 percent of the GOP primary electorate (under North Carolina law, any candidate receiving more than 40 percent of the vote does not have to participate in a runoff election).

Tillis’ closest competitor was physician Greg Brannon – who received the support of fiscal conservatives in the U.S. Senate like Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) and Mike Lee (R-Utah). Brannon finished with 132,013 voters – or 27.1 percent of the electorate. Mark Harris, a pastor from Charlotte, N.C., received 85,393 voters (17.6 percent).

On the Democratic side, Hagan received 369,331 votes – cruising to the Democratic nomination with 77.2 percent of the vote.

In his victory speech, Tillis took aim at Hagan for her support of U.S. President Barack Obama.

“For six years, she’s voted with Obama and against North Carolina,” he said.

Sure … but so have a lot of “Republicans.”

In fact as far as we’re concerned, North Carolina’s primary results highlight the futility of trying to achieve pro-free market, pro-freedom reform from within the GOP. It’s abundantly clear those views will only be sandwiched between those of fiscal liberals and social conservatives.

Supports of limited government need to start looking outside of the failed two-party system for votes.

Speaking of … for those of you keeping score at home only one million out of North Carolina’s 6.5 million registered voters (or 15.7 percent) cast ballots in Tuesday’s election (including only 486,411 voters in the contested “Republican” primary). In 2008, 1.8 million voters showed up – including 1.3 million who cast ballots in the contested Democratic primary.

Translation? There are a lot of people out there not buying what the two parties are selling …

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GrandTango May 7, 2014 at 8:28 am

Liberals are stressing the fight within the GOP, when it’s the democrats ruining the country. You are ignoring that.

We’ll deal w/ the Establishment GOP. We’ve slapped Boehner’s @$$ back into place a couple times already. He cowered and did what we’ve told him. The people are actually having a voice in the GOP…And it’s effective. Republicans are by far the choice over the democrat generic, nationally.

FITS. your Stupid @$$ might need to worry about the mess the democrat party is in. They are fueling race and gender hate, because they see the Senate going BIG to the GOP. And when that happens, all we have to do is threaten the Republicans, and they”ll do what we tell them…(see the now-meek Sanford)

It’s the Republic working like it’s supposed to work. And that is what scares the Dog-$#!* out of Dictator-leftists like you….

Deo Vindice SC May 7, 2014 at 1:15 pm

I could’nt imagine life as a Republican, how do you do it ?

Gomer Pindice May 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Shazzzzzzzzaaaaammm! The faux Marine impersonator can’t imagine a life with morals ,courage and a job.
Go figure.

Newt's Ugly Fucking Wife May 7, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Funny, I was about to ask Newt if he’ll marry again when all this Botox catches fire.

Native Ink May 7, 2014 at 8:31 am

When the heck are Tea Partiers gonna start their own party so the GOP can be torn in half? Ummm. Please, please, please?

nitrat May 7, 2014 at 9:20 am

The TEA Partiers and Libertarians prefer hostile takeovers to running under their own names.

Sandy Shagger May 7, 2014 at 9:21 am

No need.As Tango said, it is working like it is supposed to work.
Since Obama was anointed pResident Republicans have gained control of the house,picked up 2 seats in the senate,now control 30 of 50 gov’s and a majority of BOTH house/senate in states.
In November Republicans will add seats in the house, gain 8-10 seats in the senate for control and put the brakes on muslim Obama and his regime.
All is well. RIP Obamacare ,RINO’S and OWS.

Smirks May 7, 2014 at 9:43 am

and put the brakes on muslim Obama and his regime.

Supposing Republicans were to take back the Senate, good luck overriding Obama’s veto if you want to kill health care reform. It just won’t happen. :)

vicupstate May 7, 2014 at 9:57 am

Yes, picked up two senate seats, of course the Democrats had 60 to begin with. Democrats have won 5 of the 6 last presidential election by popular vote. Yous see, gerrymandering doesn’t apply to the Senate or POTUS.

The country is nearly evenly divided, not 2/3rds GOp as you imagine.

The Teanuts had their big victory in 2010 which was the perfect time to do so, as reapportionment immediately followed, thus allowing gerrymandering to maximize there advantage in the legislatures and US House.

luther May 7, 2014 at 11:36 am

I hate a sore loser. :-)
Most Republicans are elected because they believe the Constitution is a ‘living and breathing’ document intended to help protect individual freedoms and liberties.60% of the country.
Most Democrats are elected by a brainwashed,fringe and radical element in this country that believes they are victims of racism and sexism so they should be allowed to ride the perpetual welfare train while advocating for as many abortions as possible and perverted lifestyles. 40% of the country UNTIL the 19-28 year-olds realize everything their state controlled teachers and professors taught them is a lie and then it goes down to 30%.

vicupstate May 7, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Most Republicans are elected because they believe the Constitution is a ‘living and breathing’ document intended to help protect individual freedoms and liberties.60% of the country.

Wow. If only you and your ilk actually BELIEVED that. In reality, if it is not expressly stated in the Constitution, your ilk think it is unconstitutional. Things like the FDA, EPA, Social Security, etc. are all unconstitutional in Teanut land.

When I was 19-28 years old, I was a conservative Republican. As I grew older I realized the lies I was told by the right, were just that, lies. I guess you’re just slower, and you will eventually come around too.

The Tea party is getting bitch-slapped by the GOP ‘establishment, and it is just starting. They were fine to take your money and your votes, just not your nutty beliefs.

luther May 7, 2014 at 12:53 pm

lol!!! What ‘lies’ bothered you so much that you became a socialist?
The 1,000,000 abortions a year that the Democrat Party advocates for and is a badge of honor?
That marriage is between a man and a woman?
Strong national defense?
Right to bear arms.
It is my money NOT the governments?
Oh wait SWEET JESUS!! These are truths!!!

Yay! I Married A Man! May 7, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Damn, you’re making Tango look smart.

Yay! I Married my Dog! May 7, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Damn, best wishes.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt May 7, 2014 at 7:21 pm

You should do some research on the top 10 countries with the highest per capita GDP. You should also do some research on the countries with the least amount of gun deaths, the best health care, the best education, best environmental policy, best working conditions and pay….

Guess what, they’re pretty much all socialist democracies.

aikencounty May 7, 2014 at 1:25 pm

“Bitch Slapped”.
Why didn’t they trot out Sarah, Nicki, Michelle, and that little “witch’ from Delaware.
However, I do fantasize about a “Wesson Oil” party with them!

dem women are ugly May 7, 2014 at 1:43 pm

lol! Trot em out!
Then have the Dems trot out them ugly old hags named Barbara Mooooocowski,Nancy Pukelosi,Patty ‘Muggsy’ Murray,Debbie Wasserwitch Shitz ,Barbara ‘dick’ in my Boxers and Diane Stinkstein..
6 of the ugliest bitches in America.Barney loli-pop Frank is better looking than this gang!
ooops forgot about Hillary. 7.

Newt's Ugly Fucking Wife May 7, 2014 at 1:49 pm

I’m so jerkin’ it to Jan Brewer right now.

Not Greedy May 7, 2014 at 7:45 pm

LOL! Give me the witch from Delaware and the bitch from Alaska, with or without the Wesson Oil.

You can have my share of the other two.

Deo Vindice SC May 7, 2014 at 1:05 pm

Most Republicans are elected with corporate money. The Republican Constituion is money.

nitrat May 7, 2014 at 1:08 pm

When that happens, it will be the beginning of the end for con-servatives.

Deo Vindice SC May 7, 2014 at 1:12 pm

I have to disagree, but I’m glad you got a ray of sunshine in NC.

Nölff May 7, 2014 at 8:31 am

Ol’ Lindsey is probably here to stay.

Smirks May 7, 2014 at 9:45 am

Watch your step, there’s a lot of people here who don’t buy it and their jaws will hit the floor when it happens.

CNSYD May 7, 2014 at 8:51 am

Wake up and smell the coffee Sic Willie. The majority of voters ain’t buying what you are attempting to sell.You can rant and name call all you want but it doesn’t change what the voters like.

Smirks May 7, 2014 at 9:36 am

Willie likes to opine about how “futile” it is to achieve the goals he supports from “within the GOP” but him and those like him dare not jump ship, lest they drown in the oceans of irrelevancy. Staying within the GOP and trying to pull a few politicians their way is the only way they’ll ever achieve any influence at all. If they actually tried to start a third party they would find out real quick how fast “conservative” America would cease to tolerate their bullshit.

The sad thing is, not everything conservatives or libertarians support is bad, but they’ll never achieve what most could agree on as good due to their extreme stances, refusal to compromise, and their lack of hesitation to demonize and label anyone and everyone that may have a difference of opinion as whatever stupid fucking buzzword comes to mind. I mean really, it’s come down to this:

“I agree with most of what you believe, except for maybe X and Y, and I could meet you halfway on Z.”

You Communist Socialist leftist America-hating unpatriotic establishment RINO “Republican!” Sure you voted against this and that every single time BUT THAT ISN’T GOOD ENOUGH!!!1!

Rocky Tango May 7, 2014 at 10:03 am

W)$*%_#)$*(%#_)$*(%_ – just thought I’d give Grand Tango a head start – :)

junior justice May 7, 2014 at 11:00 am

But you didn’t mention Obama, or mama, or trains, or prison?

RHood2 May 7, 2014 at 8:53 am

Tillis actually told supporters to get their brooms to sweep out Kay Haga’s mess. Ala Zach Gallifanakis in the Campaign.
I do not kid about that.

Not Buying Your BS May 7, 2014 at 9:03 am

Only in the bizarro world of FITS can the Speaker of the NC House be considered fiscally irrresponsible. After watching the legislation, the direction and bent of government in NC for the last several years only a moron or someone with clear idealogically biased agenda could make the broad sweeping accusation you asserted in this piece.

CNSYD is right. The majority isn’t buying what you are selling, Folks.

Increasingly, the majority in other States aren’t buying this silliness espoused by the Tea Partiers and further, the loosely moored Libertarians either.

Missing South Carolina May 7, 2014 at 8:58 pm

Well, you have watched the legislation and direction, but I am a NC resident. I can tell you that he was fiscally irresponsible, and, as a registered Republican, I could not vote for him. Check out the nearly $500 million budget shortfall that we are going to have this year. Last year, the budget was balanced due to the use of nonrecurring revenue from a “rainy day fund” and that, as we all know, is just a budget gimmick. Where does this current deficit come from — cutting taxes but not cutting expenses. How could he not have seen this from the budget? His own party even said this was based upon questionable numbers. What is amazing is that freshmen members of his own House are apologizing to educators for cutting too deeply. Teachers are fleeing NC because they can get a $15,000 pay raise by moving elsewhere (NC is now 47th in the nation in teacher pay). How is it that he lived with his chief of staff, who had an affair with a lobbyist, but knew nothing about it? How is it that happened again with another one of his senior staffers? Even better, how is it that these folks (plus others in his office) were given a pay raise when all other State employees were told there was no money for any state raises? Fiscal conservative? No.

Not Buying Your BS, either May 7, 2014 at 9:51 pm

You do, of course, understand the difference in fiscal conservative and fiscally irresponsible, don’t you?

You don’t have to answer if you voted for the Tea Party numbnut, Brannon.

Full disclosure: my company pays NC taxes. I’m not uninformed.

Bible Thumper May 7, 2014 at 10:24 am

FITS — “North Carolina’s primary results highlight the futility of trying to achieve pro-free market, pro-freedom reform from within the GOP.”
It is futile as a third party or independent.

GrandTango May 7, 2014 at 11:15 am

Just gets worse for Hillary: Can you say: ‘Todd Akin Moment’…..???…Hahahaha.

Democrat Tweets a Joke About Benghazi… Because Dead Americans Make for Great Punchlines


OUCH!!!!!…All those S#!* sandwiches she ate for Bill…and it’s swirling down the toilet….LMAO…

CSN&Y May 7, 2014 at 11:22 am

????…four dead, four dead, four dead,…????

GrandTango May 7, 2014 at 11:49 am

“Tin Soldiers and Clinton Comin’…Four Dead in Benghazi”…(to the tune of Neil Young’s O-Hi-Oh…”How many more?”

Deo Vindice SC May 7, 2014 at 12:46 pm

With the Benghazi cover up and republican secret knowledge on how to fix the economy, they’ll win in 2016 for sure.

GrandTango May 7, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Nothing brings out the liberals, p!$$!ng their pants, like going after their NEXT Great White Dope….

And it’s GOT TO BE Hillary, or the party will dissolve into a Blood-Bath…

But if Cory Booker tries, I will LMAO, watching w/ a box of popcorn, as they devour each other over a dried up, sagging liberal white hag…and a Gay brotha, who is said to deserve it because of his Black-Skin privilege…Who will the elites choose??…They’ll rip each other apart…to my delight…

Deo Vindice SC May 7, 2014 at 1:07 pm

My pant’s are dry, drink another one and get back to me.

For The Bigot In Your Life May 7, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Let us know when opportunity knocks, Tango, because you can’t find a job hiding in the basement eating corn chips. Is that why your greasy fingers keep hitting the shift key?

GrandTango May 7, 2014 at 2:17 pm

You always reveal what you fear most. And you always tip me when I hit the nail on the head…

luther May 7, 2014 at 11:27 am

LMAO…I see a movie coming in 2016:
The Stinky Cigar on My Stained Dress
Starring Smirks as the cigar and vicupstate as the stained dress!

Rush Limpdick May 7, 2014 at 11:49 am

Good one!

Ben-Wa-Zi Balls May 7, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Yeah, that’s really going to sway the vote…

Deo Vindice SC May 7, 2014 at 1:02 pm

You and George know all the punchlines I’ll bet.

TyroneMamaCollards May 7, 2014 at 11:26 am

I am a demo libtard as Tango would say, but in reality I am against abortion, I think people on food stamps and disability should be regularly reviewed to see if they continue to meet the legal requirements, and I think people should be free to run their lives as they see fit without too much intervention. I also think every kid should serve his country for at least 2 years in the military at age 18.
What I do not like about the GOP is its lack of interest in the opposing side of the story, the counterpoint to the point. The GOP used to very engaged in all of the modern debates of the day but now they get their guns and will aim at you for going against Jeebus. If they returned to normalcy I could support some of their causes but right now they are too weird for me.

Ben_Kinlaw May 7, 2014 at 4:50 pm

Tom Tillis is the most electable of the Republican candidates. NC has registration by party, and the Republican numbers come in at 30.6% of the registered voters compared to the Democrats at 42.3%. The Independent or unaffiliated come in at 26.7% which is the demographic that swings the winning vote.
As a native North Carolinian I have had conversations with many Democrats who are very displeased with Washington, DC politics, and will be supporting Republicans at the national level.


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