Greg Brannon event Thursday

2/4 – Greg Brannon, candidate for US Senate, will host a townhall at the Broyhill Civic Center at 6pm.

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Tuesday, FEBRUARY 2, 2016

6:30 – Meet and Greet
7:00 – Meeting – “Speed dating” with the candidates again this year.  Like last time, each candidate will have their own table. People are free to go to any table they want to ask questions of candidates. There will be a bell that rings every 7 minutes to move people to another table. You may visit a candidate’s table as many times as you would like.
Dr Rosemary Stein (R)– NC Superintendent of Public Instruction
A.J. Daoud (R) – NC Secretary of State
Deanna Ballard (R) – NC Senate
Ken Boham (R) – NC Senate
Larry Holmquist (R)– US Senate
All other Candidates are welcome.
Downstairs in the meeting rooms at
Caldwell County Public Library,
120 Hospital Ave, Lenoir, NC 28645
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The Cruz or Trump dilemma

I still haven’t decided who I’m voting for yet.

I’m engaged in the process and understand the issues.

I have never been so undecided in a presidential election.

I’m struggling with my vote for Trump or Cruz.

Trump isn’t perfect, but neither was Reagan when he was elected.

Here’s is some of my internal chatter:

  • Trump has changed the political discussion like we have never seen it happen. Trump is driving the political discussion, not the media and not the political parties.
  • I like both of their positions on immigration and illegal immigration. “PAUSE!”
  • Cruz is excellent constitutionalist and debater, but is he going to have an eligibility issue the Democrats and media will hound him with??  If so, can he survive the General Election?
  • But on the other hand, Cruz swears his eligibility is fine, and I believed him when he looked at me and told me so.  But why are his records sealed? Do I believe him?
  • Cruz is undoubtedly a Christian and a Conservative.
  • Trump is a fierce businessman who I believe will exhilarate our free markets for a business boom!  I believe Trump will be business friendly.
  • Trump doesn’t fall for politically correctness! Trump says what we are all thinking!  Cruz is careful with his words, more careful than I would like today.
  • As much as I like Cruz, he has only held government jobs or office. Is he an outsider?
  • Trump will tell foreign leaders who hate us to pound-sand or take-a-hike, instead of appeasing them with billion dollar deals.
  • Trump has given money to EVERYONE in politics, so I don’t care who specifically.
  • Will Trump further socialize our medical system and bring about a singlepayer system???  
  • The GOP Establishment hates Cruz and Trump, no wait a minute, they like Trump now. I think?  They definitely hate Cruz.
  • Trump is a take charge person that will not allow Iran and China to get the best of us. Trump will build that wall.
  • Michael Savage loves Trump, but Mark Levin loves Cruz. 
  • Glenn Beck, who I admire, but stopped listening to long ago, just endorsed Cruz.
  • Sarah Palin endorsed Trump.
  • Phyllis Schlafly likes Trump, but has not given an endorsement. (She has endorsed our favorites like Mark Meadows, Walter Jones, and Louie Gohmert, too.) 
  • EagleForum.og, Phyllis Schlafly’s view: 

Make what you will with my questions and statements. We all have to make our best decision.

Quite frankly, any of these Republican candidates would be 100-times better than Obama and move the nation in the right direction. Well, some will do it better than others. We need less from government, not more!!

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Have you seen this TRUMP information yet?

Asheville TEA Party emailed the info in the box below and it’s worth posting for you all. Each of us must wade through the good and the bad info.

If You’re Not Already Awake …
” … Is Trump a liberal? Who knows? He played one for decades – donating to liberal causes and politicians (including Al Sharpton) and inviting Hillary Clinton to his (third) wedding. Maybe it was all a game, but voters who care about conservative ideas and principles must ask whether his recent impersonation of a conservative is just another role he’s playing. When a con man swindles you, you can sue-as many embittered former Trump associates who thought themselves ill used have done. When you elect a con man, there’s no recourse. …” More here
National Review:  Conservatives Against Trump
Trump says William F. Buckley would have been “ashamed” of NR’s cover on Trump. Er, in 2000 Buckley wrote a great column for Cigar Aficionado slamming Trump as a “demagogue” and “narcissist.” I don’t think he was a fan then; does anyone think Trump has changed his style since?  The 2000 article also includes why ethanol subsidies were a scam then (as they are now!) This is crony capitalism, the government picking winners and losers.  

And,  if any of you have any doubt about Trump’s phony conservative credentials, we now have the Republican establishment – some call them RINOs – endorsing Trump.  If that isn’t a screaming warning, what else is!!  GOP Warms To Trump, and Remains Cool Toward Cruz.  Why?  They are terrified of Cruz because he is a Conservative with proven credentials.

NYT:  ” … the cadre of Republican lobbyists, operatives and elected officials based in Washington is much more unnerved by Mr. Cruz, a go-it-alone, hard-right crusader who campaigns against the political establishment and could curtail their influence and access, building his own Republican machine to essentially replace them. …” Trump or Cruz?  Republicans Argue Over Who Is The Greater Threat .  This is what the good citizens of this nation have been fighting against since 2009 when we were jolted awake.  We have this election cycle to get this RIGHT.
 “For Such a Time as This …”
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Vote AGAINST the Bond on March 15

In the March 2016 primary election, NC residents will be asked to vote for or against a proposal to borrow 2 billion dollars.

Is this loan truly necessary? It is important to note that the loan request is not for funding of transportation nor k-12 education projects. The $2 billion will go into the “Connect NC” fund, a committee that is chaired by a whole host of politicians. From there, 66% will be divvied out to the NC college systems, hundreds of millions of dollars will go to parks, zoos, agricultural “research,” and other political pet projects across NC (view the “Connect NC” bond appropriation chart at this link).

What does Caldwell County get out of this bond deal? The answer is: absolutely nothing. The debt legislation shows $5.6 million appropriated to Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute upon passage of the bond; however, a review of the appropriation chart from “Connect NC” informs us that the money is actually earmarked for Watauga’s CCC&TI campus, not Caldwell’s. Caldwell County would receive $0 of the bond’s line of credit.


A bond is not free money, it’s debt with heavy interest that is left to the next generation to pay without their consent. If an item is important enough then it should be budgeted and our elected officials held accountable for the spending of NC tax dollars. NC households have to prioritize their finances rather than acquire large debts for every need or want. Legislators should learn to do the same.

Don’t fall for the gimmicks! We keep hearing from the pro-bond campaign employees that this $2 billion debt being proposed “will not require a tax increase” in order to pay it off. That claim is purely a marketing gimmick. The politicians of today have no control over the actions of the next set of legislators. The politicians who are promoting this bond today are not the ones who, themselves, will be paying it off.

It is the taxpayers of North Carolina who will be forced to pay the $2 billion, whether it be by a tax increase or by taking money away from other future priorities in order to pay for the pet projects of today.

Many of those who will be forced to pay for this loan are not of voting age and therefore have no voice in the decision to adopt the debt in their name. If these projects truly have merit then they should be budgeted, so that those who want them are paying for them today, not irresponsibly forcing others to pay the debt and interest for the items that this set of politicians desires right now.

For these reasons I urge you to show up on March 15 and vote AGAINST the bond debt proposal. Check out for more information and like them on Facebook for updates. Make your pledge to vote AGAINST at this link:

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Meeting reminder for tonight 1/19

1/19 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting 7pm. We are looking to have Caldwell County Commision candiates at this meeting. Also candidates Deanna Ballard (NC Senate), Robert Brawley (NC Governor), and Michael LaPaglia (NC Secretary of State). All candidates welcome! (Please email us to let us know you are coming, so we can share it with our members.) 7pm at the Caldwell County Library, 120 Hospital Ave., Lenoir, NC 28645.

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Watch “Mideast volatility raises questions about US leadership”

Lt. General Michael Flynn on Kelly File last night expresses his concern about US foreign policy after Obama. Flynn begins at 3:00 mark. He said, “The importance of the next national election is huge because the next America president is going to deal with a huge mess.” He went on to say, “It is going to last a long time” probably their whole presidency. The void Obama has left “will be filled by dictators, terrorists, ISIS, Iran,…”

ELECTIONS MATTER! Don’t vote for a candidate that is weak on foreign policy.

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