NC Election update from my time with Tim Boyum and Joe Stewart on Time Warner Cable News North Carolina last night! Also, Hillary, Trump, Smart Growth and yes, our good buddy Donald Bryson from Americans for Prosperity – North Carolina. And we just couldn’t help ourselves, we had to update folks on that bizarre Renee Ellmers clip about the volunteer weight gain. Be careful eating too much BBQ — Congresswoman Renee Ellmers may be watching!
Happy 2nd Primary Day in North Carolina! We start the show out today discussing today’s primary election. Special shout out to our friends at the North State Journal for their excellent Voter Guide for today’s election.
Chad talks about the new “Surrender Caucus” in the House of Representatives for potentially backing down on HB2. Chad points out the problems with making decisions by the polls rather than leading and “making the polls.”
Later in the show, Dr. Terry Stoops, Education Policy Director at the John Locke Foundation, joined us for his biweekly appearance on the Chad Adams Show. Dr. Stoops and Chad discussed the potential Achievement School District’s pros and cons in North Carolina. This led to a broader discussion about why teachers leave schools, and it’s likely NOT about salaries. Later they discussed the viability and necessity for the Department of Public Instruction at the state level. Can it be trimmed down? Is it necessary?
It’s manufactured! That was the opening topic of today’s show as we discussed the “manufactured violence” seen at Trump rallies as clearly documented in Tammy Bruce’s column at the Washington Post. That was connected with the ongoing activities in NC and the messages of Deborah Ross (increasing minimum wage) and Rep. Chris Sgro who has a new bill he is pushing to discriminate against certain classes of North Carolina.
Also, today is Media Monday with our weekly segment with the North State Journal. We welcomed Drew Elliot, the opinion editor of the North State Journal to the show. The North State Journal is NC’s new statewide newspaper and will be highlighted on our Monday broadcasts moving forward! Check out www.nsjonline.com for more information about the North State Journal.
Senate Bill 867 has a lot to say about protecting kids in public schools. . but also protects DPI. . we discuss in detail today! Also a poignant interview with Laurie Vass, formerly Thomas Vass, about a conservative’s view of the ongoing HB2 debate. Then we reveal that 80% of Americans (in a poll) think ANY food with DNA in it, should be labeled as such (nope, didn’t make that one up!) And finally a great news round up of the week with our good friend Tim Boyum.
We were joined by Dr. Greg Brannon, running for congress against two incumbents. Yes, Rep. George Holding and Renee Ellmers for Congress have also been invited. We also had a spirited discussion with Joe Stewart from North Carolina FreeEnterprise Foundation. We also covered Senator Tom Apodaca’s bill to lower tuition rates at minority colleges and the story in Texas about honor society members NOT being allowed to be recognized for their hard word!
Had a great time interviewing Colin Campbell from the The News & Observer with an overview of the proposed NC Senate Republicans budget. Merit raises, teacher pay increases, tax cuts and rainy day fund. Also Joseph Kyzer from Americans for Prosperity – North Carolina discussing Certificate of Need and Con. Renee Ellmers. Plus an overview of why class warfare isn’t a good idea.
Today on the Chad Adams Show, former Dept of Military Affairs Deputy Secretary Ilario Pantano joined Chad for a Memorial Day recap and to discuss ongoing Veteran issues in NC. Mr. Pantano is the Senior Director, Community Service, Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University. He also discussed issues veterans are having with the current VA system and how a more free-market based approach should be looked at more closely.
Also, our biweekly guest, Roy Cordato, Vice President of Research of the John Locke Foundation joined us to discuss Certificate of Need laws in NC and how they are, in actuality, far more socialistic than any of the policies espoused by current presidential candidates. He also spent time discussing his personal journey to libertarianism.
Today’s show saw the introduction of Drew Elliot, opinion manager, from the North State Journal. Drew discussed the creation of this weekly enterprise, how it evolved from the former Jones and Blount and how it will become a daily publication to be delivered to folks statewide. He also discussed their polling which indicated over 60% of North Carolinians don’t want an ordinance similar to Charlotte’s in their town.
We then had our weekly wrap up with Tim Boyum of Time Warner News. Tim has interviewed two transgender plaintiffs in the HB2 lawsuit against NC.
In both interviews we discussed the overwhelming good news economically that has taken place in North Carolina. Unemployment is down, underemployment is down and wages are up. Implications of this on the election in November were front and center.
Much more during the two-hours of outstanding commentary and discussion, but you’d have to listen to hear it all!
Daniel Horowitz joined the show today to discuss Senator Burr’s double-talk on HB2 and the hypocrisy of Republicans and conservative leaders on the HB2 issue. Horowitz is the Senior Editor at Conservative Review focusing on the hot-button issues in Congress. Horowitz has a unique way of calling the ‘balls and strikes’ on the major issues and players in Washington, providing in-depth analysis of the political happenings in D.C., grounded in true conservative principles.
Secretary Donald van der Vaart came by the studio today to discuss overreach from the Obama Administration and from the NC General Assembly via Rep. Chuck McGrady over coal ash that will adversely impact citizens and businesses in North Carolina. Gov. Pat McCrory named Donald R. van der Vaart Secretary of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources in 2015. Before becoming deputy secretary and energy policy advisor, van der Vaart worked as an engineering supervisor and later as program manager for the N.C. Division of Air Quality. He also teaches environmental policy and law at N.C. State University.
Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity, joined Chad to discuss how AFP is active in defeating Renee Ellmers in the 2nd Congressional district and their mission to hold members of both parties accountable over spending. Tim is a veteran political strategist and one of the nation’s premier grassroots organizers with 28 years of experience, including presidential, gubernatorial and congressional races, as well as state legislative, local and issue-advocacy campaigns. In 1992, Tim managed U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s (R-VA) first congressional campaign and later served as Rep. Goodlatte’s chief of staff on Capitol Hill for four years. In 1997, Tim helped found Century Strategies, one of the nation’s leading public affairs, political consulting and public relations firms. He was named a “Rising Star in Politics” in 1998 by Campaigns and Elections Magazine. In 2012, Tim was named one of Politico’s top 25 public policy players.
A.P. Dillon of Lady Liberty 1885 Blog (https://ladyliberty1885.com/) joined Chad today to discuss HB2 and yesterday’s protest of civil rights pastors who are upset with the Left’s insistence to compare HB2 to Civil Rights. A.P. Dillon (Lady Liberty 1885), is a Conservative minded wife and mother living in the Triangle area of North Carolina. A.P. Dillon founded the blog LadyLiberty1885.com in 2009. After the 2012 election, she added an Instapundit style blog called The ConMom Blog.