Wayne Mac Donald ..”People who blog are those who are “ruining” the party”

by Steve MacDonald

Did Wayne MacDonald just kill unity?

Did Wayne MacDonald just kill unity?

Kathy Benuck was a delegate at the GOP State party Convention Saturday and has a nice write-up here (LondonderryPatch).  She has some great observations and asks some good questions.  But what caught my attention (naturally) is this…

After the meeting had been adjourned, I approached the outgoing party chairman, and I related that I was highly disappointed that the election results were not disclosed. I asked why they had not been. He impatiently told me that for “unity” purposes, there was no need to give the results of the vote. I stated that it sounded more like “secrecy’ to me, and that perhaps such things had something to do with people losing faith in the NH Republican party. He told me that he was not going to waste his time discussing the vote with me. Oh yeah … and he also said that people who blog are those who are “ruining” the party.

emphasis mine

Note to departing Chairman Wayne Mac Donald…assuming Ms. Benuck got the quote right, and I expect she did, if what passes for your idea of a state party is what Bloggers are ruining, then may we accelerate its demise so that it may be reborn Phoenix-like as something for the good of all Republicans, not just the important ones whose turn it is or who happen to know which hands to shake and which cheeks to kiss.

I congratulate her on her victory but I do not envy Ms. Horn her task if the rest of the old guard is of a similar mind.  Wayne MacDonald just shot Unity.  It is now in critical condition, its chances of survival…unknown.


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  • gadsdengurl

    It also seems MacDonald does not like ‘groups’ either… such as RLCNH, etc. Apparently groups who try to keep the GOP on its platform are looked down upon as trouble.

    • http://granitegrok.com/author/mike Mike Rogers

      ‘try to keep the GOP on its platform’

      As do we humble scribes at the Grok, which is why they don’t like us, either.

      • http://www.GraniteGrok.com/ Rick Olson

        Somebody asked me why I am no longer active in the N.H. Republican Party. I told that person, “I’ve never been able to adopt a fondness for Kool-AId”

        • C. dog e. doG

          Saccharin sweet, empty calories.
          – C. dog

      • C. dog e. doG

        That settles it: it’s a conspiracy!
        – C. dog

  • http://granitegrok.com/author/mike Mike Rogers

    We have to divide the party in order to unite it
    We have to hide the vote in order to prove we won
    We have to break the rules in order to have a valid meeting
    We have to have a confusing platform in order to deliver a clear message.

    I have news for the NHGOP – we come not to praise calumny, BUT TO BURY IT!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1791120546 Fred Leonard

    I don’t disagree the old guard is a problem, but if everyone walks away or fights our internal battles publicly, there will be no change…blowing it up (as it were) would be the worst thing to do in my opinion!

    • http://granitegrok.com/author/mike Mike Rogers

      You are correct.
      First we fight for control, or at least for influence.
      Then we fight to keep the winners honest. (We are here)

      Then we think about a new party

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    Yes, let us not waste our time “kissing the cheeks” of the NH Repubs. We’ve got much better things to do . . . like kiss the cheeks of Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, et al . . .

    • C. dog e. doG

      Who let Danny-boy out of detention hall again?
      – C. dog tired of catching strays

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  • http://shanevanderhart.com/ Shane Vander Hart

    Being an outsider to NH politics I’ll be interested to see Jennifer Horn in this role. As far as bloggers ruining the party, well you guys are just a bunch of rabble rousers anyway ;)

    • granitegrok

      Heh! Just like you, sir, just like you!

      How ARE things further west where the corn is grown and the Fair spits out wannabees?


      • http://shanevanderhart.com/ Shane Vander Hart

        I try to be a rabble rouser in Iowa as well… and hey we keep sending a quality candidates NH way… you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink. :)

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