By A.P. Dillon

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina just announced a big rate hike. The reason?

Obamacare.

Grandfathered plans will see a double-digit hike around 13.5%, but those who have plans transitioned under Obamacare are going to have a coronary. Their rates will jump anywhere from 19.2% to 25.7%.

“Affordable HealthCare Act”. ‘A Family of four will see a reduction of $2500’.  Riiiiight. 

Triad Business Journal Reported:

Customers with so-called “transitional plans” — those plans purchased after the passage of the ACA and allowed to be continued by the Obama administration in 2013 — will see the highest jump, with an average increase of 19.2 percent.

WRAL also reported:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina has asked state regulators for a 25.7 percent average rate increase on individual insurance plans purchased under the Affordable Care Act for 2016.

Gee, if only someone had warned the people this would happen. Oh wait.. someone did.

North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis, who beat Obamacare supporting incumbant Kay Hagan in 2014,  issued a statement. In the statement, Tillis called for an ‘off-ramp’ from Obamacare:

“Today’s announcement that North Carolinians covered under the President’s healthcare law will be hit with more crushing premium rate increases is yet another confirmation that the Affordable Care Act is not affordable and is creating hardship for millions of families. Hardworking Americans deserve an off-ramp from ObamaCare to a patient-directed healthcare market that will control costs and give them more freedom to make their own healthcare decisions.”

These hikes are hitting in other states, not just North Carolina.

Tennessee has it worse, Blue Cross is spiking rates up to 36% next year. New Mexico is getting slammed with a 51% hike.  In Michigan, a hike by Blue Cross of over 11% is sought, amongst other insurers that seek up to a 37% increase.

Hawaii, whose Obamacare exchange is imploding, will see a huge hike – 49%.

Wall Street Journal reports hefty increases in multiple states, the average of which is 29% or more.  The Wall Street Journal also notes these hikes must be justified to the Obama administration.

Flashback to 2010: Feds fire warning shot to health insurers
Flashback to 2012: Insurance Industry Warns Of Higher Rates Due to Obamacare

Reminder, this past March, President Obama taunted those who criticized Obamacare. Gee, Mr. President, We Told You So.

 

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By A.P. Dillon

This week, the Republicans scored big for the U.S. Senate and maintained control of the House as well.  This morning I found myself repeating the words, “Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader”.   That phrase will never get old.

North Carolina was one of the most expensive races and Harry Reid’s PAC dumped millions into it.  I wish I could have seen his face when Hagan lost in what was record midterm voter turn out in the state  of 2,915,757.

In cast you missed a few memos, I’ve been documenting Democrat Kay Hagan’s very bad month here at Da Tech Guy.  Scandal and an investigation into a conflict of interest plagued Hagan in the weeks leading up to election night.

In North Carolina, the #waronwomen candidate became a ‘one and done’ candidate, as Thom Tillis surged passed her. Tillis made up ground fast. At one point, Tillis erased Hagan’s 100k lead in the blink of an eye. Tillis made consistent gains after that and held them as the night progressed.

Sad trombone for the Hagan camp.

Point of interest: Every race where James O’Keefe had an investigation, Democrats lost.

On the Congressional side of North Carolina, Renee Ellmers was reelected. Her challenger, Clay Aiken came in second yet again and enjoyed having his bus towed after he voted.
Jake Tapper with an epic troll on the race:

 

Legislature races in North Carolina also yielded majority Republican wins despite being outspent by Democrats.

The House side of the North Carolina General Assembly maintained its super majority with Democrats only able to flip three seats.  In the Senate, Republicans picked up a seat and kept the super majority there as well.

 

Looking at the national and the local races in North Carolina, the following things stand out to me:

  • The war on women mantras fell flat.
  • Both Clinton’s campaigned for Hagan and she still lost.
  • Fracking and climate change were apparently non-issues in local state races.
  • Democrats outspent Republicans in both national and state races, yet they lost anyway.
  • The sweep seems to indicate a rejection of Obama and those tied to him; Obamacare was a factor but the President’s policies overall were on the ballot – just as he said.

 

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By A.P. Dillon

Last week, I gave an update on the NC Senate race between Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis. Senator Hagan is having a bad month.  That bad month is continuing this week.

Carolina Journal continued to expand on the stimulus scandal involving Kay Hagan and her family members.  This involvement included ‘significant’ monetary benefit to the Hagan family:

However, a Carolina Journal examination of the JDC Manufacturing grant file at the N.C. Department of Natural Resources revealed that Tilden Hagan and William Stewart, Sen. Hagan’s son-in-law, had significant involvement in the project.

Records from the stimulus file show direct payments to Tilden and Stewart of $12,785. They may have additional compensation that was not reflected in the public records. Moreover, William Stewart now is listed as a manager of Green State Power.
SourceCarolina Journal 10/24/14

Carolina Journal also reported last week that there was a USDA grant involved and that officials at the USDA had blocked access to the records in question. What was turned over had redacted information regarding JDC manufacturing.

Washington Free Beacon picked up the story of these sketchy payments, noting ‘It pays to be Hagan‘. Ouch.

The spectre of Hagan’s missed Senate Armed Services Committee meetings also came back to haunt her. Politico picked up the story and inferred that the President and his team seemed incapable of protecting the United States in an article titled, Team of Bumblers?

Now, enter the race card as Harry Reid and Hagan supporters were caught and called out by Sister Toldjah for using Trayvon Martin to bash Republicans:

Another race card was also played by NC’s Alma Adams, as Brad Dayspring notes:

I wonder if these antics play into the Charlotte Observer calling her a disappointment?

Hagan supporters have a lot to learn about signage as well:

Perhaps they can learn from Hillary Clinton, who came in to stump for Hagan but only drew about 1,800 people in Charlotte. Meanwhile, Rick Perry packed them in when he came to stump for Thom Tillis. The ‘enthusiasm gap‘ for Kay Hagan is real.

Now, factor in illegal mailers sent out supporting Kay Hagan.

If all of that wasn’t enough, Hagan’s week continued with a set of DREAMERS protesting at one of her speaking engagements in Raleigh. The protesters held signs that read ‘Friends don’t deport friends‘ and proceeded to literally upstage Hagan.

What’s also interesting about this upstaging is the attempt by local media outlet, The News and Observer, to hide what happened.

Note News and Observer pulled their first video. They have replaced it with yet another edited video. See the updates at the bottom of my post on it. Amazing censorship by a media outlet.

Also, the bombshell from James O’Keefe and Project veritas: Multiple NC Campaign Workers Willing to Aid Non-Citizen With Felony Kay Hagan Votes

What a bad, bad, bad month for Kay Hagan.

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By A.P. Dillon

Kay Hagan has been having a very bad month.

Last week, I wrote about how her family’s investments were steeped in companies who are sending jobs overseas while retraining the employees impacted through a tax payer funded government program.

The article before that I wrote about how Hagan skipped critical meetings, including one on ISIS, in order to fundraise.

Prior to both of these bombshells, we learned that Hagan’s family businesses had pocketed stimulus cash to the tune of $390k. We’ve just learned this week that scandal is worse than we originally thought, with an additional $400k added to the Hagan windfall and what looks to be a company created by one of Hagan’s family members just to take advantage of the stimulus funds.

Carolina Journal summed it up:

But here’s where we stand: Companies owned by family members of Kay Hagan got more than $400,000 in taxpayer funding to finance upgrades at facilities and for businesses they own — not just the $300,000 in stimulus and USDA grants we initially found. The grants used tax dollars to offset the costs of improvements in the physical plant, and provide tax breaks for one of the companies, and reduce the energy bills of another. Kay Hagan’s husband and son created a solar company and allowed it to handle some of the work. And we’re still digging for additional documentation.

As this excerpt above mentions, the total mentions money beyond the stimulus in the form of a USDA grant. A grant of which apparently the USDA office is blocking access to the records.

Let us not forget Kay Hagan’s judicial foray that also benefited her family and of which Instapundit noted, “CULTURE OF CORRUPTION: Kay Hagan Put Judge Up for Federal Appointment As Judge Ruled on Husband’s Million-Dollar Lawsuit.

A very bad month indeed.

So bad, Kay Hagan declined to a debate this week. Her staff stated they agreed to three debates back in July and that this one was not on the schedule. Whether the Hagan campaign likes it or not, they are in a tight race and every appearance counts — scheduled or not.

Her absence on Tuesday evening was noted and has been tweeted repeatedly using the hashtag #EmptyChair.  Fitting.

Hagan’s team decided to tweet during the debate though. How brave of them.

Also, when you’ve lost Maddow

 

 

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By A.P. Dillon

Well, last week I wrote about Hagan admitting to skipping vital committee meetings to fundraise. There’s more interesting news about the Senator and her priorities. Local media outlet Carolina Journal has a lot of detail on how Hagan’s family received over $250k in stimulus cash and pocketed probably around $114k of it.

Washington Free Beacon also has this stimulus story and elaborate how her husband’s company pocketed taxpayer dollars, hired their son and future son-in-law to work on a solar project.

Carolina Journal has a follow-up article out, citing a second solar grant to Hagan’s husband’s firm. This one is for $50k.  Carolina Journal also cited a conflict of interest surrounding the whole affair and Senator Hagan’s response has been inconsistent and that legal help was being sought. Via Carolina Journal:

When asked about potential ethical concerns at Thursday’s U.S. Senate debate in Wilmington, Kay Hagan offered a response that was not consistent with a statement her campaign had given to Politico. Campaign spokeswoman Sadie Weiner told Politico that Kay Hagan had consulted with Washington, D.C.-based Democratic attorney Marc Elias ; at the debate, the senator said her husband sought legal help.

Wow. 


That’s not all, though. On top of the stimulus story is an emerging story that Senator Hagan’s priorities include investing in companies which are shipping jobs overseas.

Some Background on Hagan’s Wealth
Senator Hagan is one of the wealthiest U.S. Senators.  She ranks 41st in terms of wealth in the U.S. Congress according to Roll Call. That’s up from a ranking of 45th the year before. Roll Call goes as far as to call her “by far the wealthiest of the Democrat Senators running” this fall:

The only North Carolinian on this year’s roster of the 50 Richest members, Hagan is also by far the wealthiest of the Democratic senators running in this fall’s most competitive re-election campaigns.

She has been among the best-off lawmakers since she arrived six years ago, and her minimum net worth has increased significantly since. The minimum value of her assets exceeded the minimum value of her liabilities by $6.7 million the year she won her seat; that measure of wealth had grown to $8.1 million in 2012 and was $9.1 million last year — a 37 percent increase during her first Senate term.

Not surprising given that Senator Hagan, born Janet Kay Ruthven, comes from a very politically connect and one of the wealthiest families in Southwest central Florida.

Continue on down in the Roll Call profile and you see how tied in her husband and son are to the family fortune:

The biggest asset of the senator’s husband, mergers and acquisitions attorney Chip Hagan III, is more than $1 million in BNC Bancorp stock. He also has a minor stake in the Greensboro Grasshoppers, the Class A Miami Marlins farm team.

Shorter: The whole Hagan family is pretty well off.

Back to the part about companies who ship jobs overseas
Both Kay Hagan and Chip Hagan seem to have invested in a large number of companies who have a history of employees that are taking advantage of the Trade Adjustment Assistance program (TAA). The TAA helps workers revamp their skills and use various resources to get back into the marketplace due to losing their jobs to foreign trade.  This assistance includes covering healthcare premium costs.

Just for some perspective into how costly this is to the taxpayer, the North Carolina profile shows that $88,164,952 federal dollars were given to the state to support this program and its benefits.  The top applicant was Phillip Morris, a North Carolina company and an investment of Chip Hagan’s.

Some of the companies invested in by Senator Hagan who have applied for TAA include Bank of America, Berkshire Hathaway, Cardinal Health, Delta Airlines, General Electric, Johnson and Johnson, Microsoft, Pepsico, Procter and Gamble, CVS, Ecolab and Pfizer.

As for Chip Hagan, companies applying for TAA included Bristol Myers, Johnson and Johnson, Franklin Resources, Boeing, Conoco Phillips, Exxon Mobil, Abbott Labs, Merck, Pfizer, Phillip Morris,  Procter and Gamble, Verizon, American Express, AT&T, Citigroup, JP Morgan, Cisco, Comcast, Disney, General Motors, General Electric, John Deere, Honeywell, Kraft Foods, Metlife, Oracle, Pepsico, Raytheon, Target, T-mobile, UPS, United Health, Wal-Mart and United Technologies.

A good number of these companies invested in by the Hagan’s had extensive lists of applications in multiple states. Many of those companies had locations in North Carolina who applied; some were denied but quite a few were certified.  Look them up for yourself at the TAA site.

 

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By A.P. Dillon

On Tuesday evening, the 2nd Senate debate between NC Speaker of the House Thom Tillis and NC Senator Kay Hagan took place.  It was a typical debate in that the challenger would pose a question and the incumbent would dodge answering said question.  This debate was a little different from the first in terms of Hagan’s posturing and overall hostility throughout the event. She was clearly on the defensive.

One question that was repeatedly asked and not answered was her attendance of Armed Services committee meetings, specifically ones on ISIS. Hagan has been accused of skipping meetings to fundraise instead.  Hagan did not answer the question during the debate. Instead, she opted to wait until people turned off their televisions and answer the question at a post-debate press conference.

Hagan confirmed she skipped out on a critical ISIS meeting to go fundraising.

 

Hagan claims it was just one meeting.  Given her reticence to answer the question in front of North Carolina voters, color me skeptical on that one. What she missed was pretty critical:

 

It was also uncovered yesterday that Hagan also skipped another important meeting. This one was on Ebola.  The irony here is that she skipped the meeting on Ebola to do a photo-op with an Ebola survivor:

Senator Kay Hagan (D., N.C.) appears to have excused herself from an extended Congressional hearing on the Ebola virus last month, but not before taking time to get her photo taken with Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantley.

The Senate Appropriations Committee posted photos of Hagan and Brantley sitting in the committee waiting room on its Flickr page, along with others photos for the actual hearing, which lasted nearly three hours and featured testimony from top officials from the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health.

Video of the hearing, which took place on Tuesday, September 16, is available here. Hagan does not appear to have attended, or participated in any way, while Senator Richard Burr (R., N.C) was present for almost the entirety of the hearing.

Hagan seems to be making a habit of missing important meetings. She has come under fire for skipping a classified briefing in February on the rise of ISIS in Iraq in order to attend a fundraiser in Manhattan.  – Washington Free Beacon

Of note last night, the second major question asked by moderator George Stephanopolous was on Common Core.

Tillis came out with the right answer, saying that Common Core was cutting into the rights of states to enact education as they see fit and curbing the freedom of teachers.

Hagan came back defending Common Core by using the worn out and debunked talking points used by Common Core supporters.

Hagan failed to mention much of her time at the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) was spent pushing a re-authorization of the failed No Child Left Behind program via the STAR Act. There’s a lot more to this Core support of Hagan’s. Read more about STAR and Hagan’s support of Common Core.  Elected officials backing the Common Core do so at their own peril and Hagan’s rhetoric on being a big education defender is negated by this support for the Common Core Standards.

 

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By A.P. Dillon

Given the busy week Kay Hagan (D-NC) is having, a dispatch from the NC Senate race is due here. Hagan’s campaign has been ugly, divisive and pretty much deceptive across the board.  Polls are close. Election day is looming. Hagan needs to manufacture some outrage and dangle a few shiny objects to survive the next few weeks.

Kay Has A Stimulus Problem
In a nutshell, Hagan helped her husband’s company get stimulus funds which turned around and went into their own millionaire pockets. Local media have been shamefully remiss in reporting on this.

Politico reported that Hagan’s husband, Chip Hagan, benefited from the stimulus to the tune of $390k.

“JDC Manufacturing, a company co-owned by the Democratic senator’s husband, Chip, received nearly $390,000 in federal grants for energy projects and tax credits created by the 2009 stimulus law, according to public records and information provided by the company.”  

Hagan claimed she didn’t profit from the money that went to JDC, but that appears not to be the end of the story. Chip Hagan spread the wealth around the family a bit.

Enter Hagan’s son, Tilden.

After Hagan’s husband’s company (JDC) received their stimulus cash, their son’s company, Green State Power, received solar panels from them.

There’s more. Chip Hagan is on the board of his son’s company:

The net result, so far, is that three Hagan family related companies shuffled stimulus money around between themselves. All thanks to Kay Hagan, who voted for the stimulus in the first place. Cozy.

 

Running Against Herself While Yelling’ SQUIRREL!’
Hagan desperately needs to distract from her non-record and needs to whip up her base in the face of her stimulus scandal.

To accomplish the required distraction, Hagan has turned to campaigning against the NC General Assembly, much like Candidate Obama used President Bush while campaigning against McCain.

Hagan has chosen to beat on education spending and teacher pay because her war on women attacks went nowhere. Nothing highlighted her war on women failure more than locking arms with the nation’s most famous serial adulterer.

This ‘war on education’ campaign is the same strategy used by Blueprint NC, and its partners like Moral Monday we’ve seen over the course of the last year here in North Carolina. Hagan appears to be getting help from far Left Progress NC, who has tried to hide their involvement in a non-profit that has been used to stage protests attacking the legislature on education.

Alongside Progress NC is North Carolina’s Superintendent of Education, June Atkinson. She’s quoted in the HuffPo article below as saying, “North Carolina has not invested in its teaching force as it should,” Atkinson told WTVD.

Shameless.
Hagan’s deceptive ads are choosing to ignore that teachers received raises this year, starting salaries were increased and that NC’s education spending takes up half of the state’s budget. North Carolina ranks in the top ten for state dollars spent on education.

All of these facts Superintendent Atkinson knows full well.  The spin she and the NC Department of Public Instruction are using in order to drive false narratives is rather disgusting.

 

Survey Says… Union Backed, Missing Data
Hagan has been tweeting out an article linking to a survey by Wallethub which indicates NC is one of the worst places for teachers.

Ignore for a moment that Wallethub has never done this kind of education survey before. Also ignore that their site looks like a newbie PowerPoint user put it up and the point of contact on the site, Scott Feder, is no longer with the company.

The survey has two fundamental flaws. One is that one the participants is the biggest teacher’s union out there, the National Educators Association. The other issue is that the survey doesn’t take into account the recently passed 2014-2015 budget.

Sister Toldjah explains how #NCSen’s Hagan unknowingly blames Dems – & herself – for “worst state for teachers” report. The punchline here is that the survey covers 7 years of Democrat control and only 3 for Republicans. Bonus – During some of those 7 years Hagan was at the NC General Assembly and therefore attacking herself.

 

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By A.P. Dillon

Apparently, Senate Democrats have noticed that “nondescript, virtually unnoticed, hugely important Senate race” in North Carolina and have hit the panic button. Scratch that, they are pounding on the panic button to the tune of $9 million dollars and a negative ad campaign blitz that will have fact checkers drooling.  Will that money help? Time will tell, but it didn’t help Elizabeth Dole who outspent Hagan by $6 million in 2008 and lost by 8 points.

Jennifer Duffy of the Cook Political Report sees Hagan’s campaign having to go with negative with ads and this large of a money dump points to a candidate in trouble.

The ad buy, the largest so far in North Carolina, would be paid out through the end of the campaign. It reflects both the outside interest in a race that will help decide control of the Senate and, some say, concern about Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan.

“It tells me a couple things,” said Jennifer Duffy, an analyst with the Washington-based Cook Political Report. “One, that she really is in trouble. They’re not going to spend that kind of money defending an incumbent who’s in reasonably good shape.

“Two, they’re going to do the negative ads because I don’t think her approval ratings can take any more hits.”
– Charlotte Observer 8-13-14

That money also represents a huge blow to Hagan’s credibility and campaign theme of attacking ‘outside money’ flowing into North Carolina’s Senate race. Like Obama, she can’t run on her record — She’s not passed a single bill of her own in six years.  And just like Obama, since she can’t run on her record Hagan has to make the focus shift from her failures to twisting the successes of her opponent, Thom Tillis. Folks, Hagan is already doing it.

REMINDER:

#NCsen is going to get ugly in epic fashion.
If you add the hypocrisy on “dark” money to her past attacks coming back to haunt her, then factor in the anger is still palpable for half a million NC citizens who had their insurance canceled due to her vote for to Obamacare. This race is going to get ugly really fast.

Then again, Hagan’s campaign is familiar with ugly.

Remember Senate Majority PAC’s creepy tax ad? Their record with ads in North Carolina have been far from accurate, which earned them 3 Pinnocchios from Washington Posts’s Glenn Kessler. The Washington Post article mentions the figures came from the NC Budget and Tax Center, an outfit run by NC Justice Center. Keep in mind NC Justice Center spawned Blueprint NC. That same Senate Majority PAC ad was also proven false by FactCheck.org and local Raleigh media outlet WRAL.

P.S. -NC Citizens shouldn’t  bother trying to get Kay on camera. Like Obama, transparency is not her thing.

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By A.P. Dillon

I’ve just gotten back from the Common Core call to action event, We Will Not Conform and my inbox has exploded. While I want to write about that experience in this article, I’m stepping away from it for a moment to write about something else. If you want to catch up on the We Will Not Conform, hit my personal blog.

In this article I’d like to touch on American Bridge and their stalker-like videos.
Taking a video of a politician leaving a fundraiser isn’t necessarily creepy in and of itself. It’s having an outfit like American Bridge dedicated to basically stalking those they politically disagree with that seems to take this to a stalker-like level.  Congrats David Brock, your American Bridge project is the politics equivalent of the bottom-feeding celebrity paparazzi.

American Bridge has hit Speaker of the NC House, Thom Tillis with one of their videos. Tillis is running against Democrat Kay Hagan. Of course, one of the most Left leaning/BlueprintNC friendly outfits in NC is promoting the American Bridge piece.

Here is a snippet from the email below- by the way, nice typos guys! Might want to spell check next time. I’ve bolded them so you can take note.

From: “Gerrick Brenner” <admin@progressnc.org>
Date: Jul 23, 2014 3:37 PM
Subject: VIDEO: Tillis in DC This AM

Progress NC Action

Friend,

You won’t believe this. We just got video of Speaker Thom Tillis exiting a big DC fundraiser this morninig. Instead of doing his job in Raleigh and fixing the budget stalemate, he’s being wined and dined by DC lobbyists and big special interests. Check it out:

While he skips town to run for U.S. Senate, Tillis is now warning that there might not be a budget deal at all. He’s too busy fundraising to worry about the thousdands of teachers he promised raises to.

*SNIP*

Oh, you really got him, American Bridge… he’s walking down a sidewalk. So evil…or something. Boring. It’s not like they caught him screaming at and assaulting a student or anything.

I’m not really sure why American Bridge or Progress Action NC think that this is some kind of big shocker. After all, Tillis has to keep up with the outside money and Dark money flowing into Hagan’s campaign. It’s not like Tillis is hiding from North Carolinians like Hagan did during the shut down when she went dark for 9 days and turned out to be fundraising with lobbyists in D.C. while North Carolina businesses were being forced to close by the government. Later that same  month, Hagan hit NYC for a fundraiser held by the liberal group Emily’s List.

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AP DillonA.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. Mrs. Dillon’s writing, in addition to Da Tech Guy’s Magnificent 7, can also be found at StopCommonCoreNC.org, WatchdogWireNC and WizBang. Non-political writing projects include science fiction novellas that are, as of yet, unpublished. Her current writing project is a children’s book series.

By A.P. Dillon

 

Kay Hagan’s obsessive fear of the Koch’s and Democrat Dark Money isn’t her only slice of  hypocrisy. As a mother of three, she’s now backed by Planned Parenthood — the national provider of abortions which received taxpayer funds.  Planned Parenthood has launched a campaign tailored for her.

Planned Parenthood is dumping $3 million into the NC race.

Kay likes to play like she’s the ‘every woman’ of North Carolina, but her well-manicured Bio leaves out quite a bit. She’s been a political insider from a young age as American Thinker notes. Her attacks on her opponent, Thom Tillis, lay bare her continued hypocrisy and penchant for lies of omission. Snippet from American Thinker:

In 2014, the media’s preferred campaign narrative is shaping up to be how political insider and privileged white male Republican Thom Tillis wants to sell out North Carolina as part of the Republican #WaronWomen.  This narrative is false to the core. 

Unlike the connected Kay Hagan, Thom Tillis, age 53, was born into a working class family.  While he has been labeled a political insider in this election cycle, his background is anything but that of someone with longstanding  family connections.  Tillis he wasn’t able to go straight from high school to college.  He had to work.  It was the late 1970s and good jobs were very hard for young people to come by. 

For years Tillis juggled work with taking classes at community colleges and extension programs.  As a result, Tillis didn’t finish his BA degree until he was 36.  In the next decade he first became a partner in the consulting group at PriceWaterhouseCooper.  Then, in 2006, Tillis first ran for public office and won.  His new colleagues in the NC House of Representatives thought so highly of his talent that he became a whip during the 2008 legislative session. 

Tillis helped recruit and organize other candidates so that after the 2010 election there was a Republican majority in the NC House of Representatives, the first in over a century.  Tillis was elected speaker at the start of this third term, a very fast rise to top political leadership. 

Only in Obama’s America could a Horatio Alger rise such as that of Thom Tillis be written off as no more than white male privilege, even as the well connected nonentity Hagan is celebrated in the media as a woman who triumphed over the patriarchy.  

War on Women. Laughable given their long history of assaults on any woman who dare to show signs of  a spine, conviction of their beliefs or defend themselves.  Just look at their latest ‘rape culture‘ push. Good grief.  I’m not going to even get into the ‘equal pay‘ cannard or the #YesAllWomen bit.

No. The only war the Democrats are truly waging is a war on men.

 

If you enjoyed this article, you should really check out other pieces written by Da Tech Guy’s Magnificent Seven writers and maybe hit that tip jar! AP DillonA.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. Mrs. Dillon’s writing, in addition to Da Tech Guy’s Magnificent 7, can also be found at StopCommonCoreNC.org, WatchdogWireNC and WizBang. Non-political writing projects include science fiction novellas that are, as of yet, unpublished. Her current writing project is a children’s book series.