NH FITN winnows the field – Christie to take stock of his campaign

by Skip February 9, 2016

Given the Iowa results and now his disappointing finish (8% with 75% of the vote in), NJ Governor Chris Christie is going home to NJ tomorrow and to talk over the what’s what with him, the lack of positive results, the aspect of going forward, and I bet, campaign funding. And, oh yeah, he’s bumped […]

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GrokTV: PBS News Hour interviews Grokster Steve – The PBS News Hour version

by Skip February 9, 2016

I previously posted the full interview that Lisa Dejardins, Political Director for the PBS News Hour, conducted with Steve.  Her piece, talking about the different factions within the NH GOP in the run up to today’s primary, is here.  Steve’s interview, quite short, starts with some B-roll on the front end that they shot during […]

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Hillary 2016 Campaign: Replace Old Glory!

by Scott Morales February 9, 2016

After anticipating a devastating loss in the NH Primary, Hillary’s 2016 campaign plans to reveal a new initiative that is expected to play well with her base: replacing Old Glory.   Out of many possible replacements expected to be well received by the Democrat constituency with the goal of galvanizing her campaign are the Rainbow Flag, […]

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GrokTV: PBS News Hour interviews Grokster Steve

by Skip February 9, 2016

This past Saturday we had Lisa Dejardines on GrokTALK! – it wasn’t clear to me at the start what we were supposed to talk about but it sure was a lot of fun and on some deep issues (we’ve asked her to come back if her Bosses will let her).  However, the main reason she […]

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SCOTUS Puts Clean Power Plan On Hold

by Steve MacDonald February 9, 2016
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On a 5-4 vote the US Supreme Court has blocked implementation of the Presidents Clean Power Plan while legal challenges work their way through the courts. Let us hope that the legal system drags this one out until at least the end of January 2017. If the GOP doesn’t screw this election up we might […]

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The 2016 Presidential Primary: the personal

by Skip February 9, 2016

TODAY, for the first day in months, I did not receive a single political mailer.  However, the GOTV (Get Out The Vote) machines all cranked up but I was surprised that I only got 8 calls: 1 call to vote from Kasich, 3 from the Donald, and 4 from Cruz. I just got back from voting (Yes, […]

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Yes, Hitler was a Liberal Socialist

by Steve MacDonald February 9, 2016
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poke – poke….

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10 Questions from Christopher Monckton for the Purveyors of Climate Doom.

by Steve MacDonald February 9, 2016
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In an article titled “The profiteers of Doom Were Wrong About Climate,” Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, Willie Soon & David R. Legates, have ten questions for the climatologists of doom. Awkward questions, like… 1: Where has the warming that the surface thermometer datasets now say has occurred in the past 18 years come from? 2: Why, […]

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Why Ted? Consistency And Experience

by Mike February 9, 2016

Cruz is FAR more than a ‘first term senator’ Conservative? Ted fell in love with the Constitution and US history in middle school. Pastor Rafael Cruz says conservatism is hereditary – he learned it from his kid! Smart and persuasive? A top debater, Cruz was praised by liberal law professor Alan Dershowitz, who called Ted […]

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ICYMI – The Metzler Hustle, Campus Culture, and Presidential Politics

by Steve MacDonald February 9, 2016
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ICYMI – The Metzler hustle, Campus Culture, Presidential politics, and more. (Original broadcast date – Jan 16th, 2016)  

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Just In – Jeb! Bush Opposes Money as Speech, Probably Because It Didn’t Work for Him

by Steve MacDonald February 9, 2016
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It is First in the Nation Primary Day in New Hampshire. Tomorrow the phone will ring less, the mailbox will not runneth over with shiny circus-like campaign literature, and the digital froth in my email, well…this morning I woke to this from NHRebellion: BREAKING NEWS: Jeb Bush calls for Overturning Citizens United to stop Super PAC spending Did […]

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2016 Presidential Primary – Dixville Notch

by Skip February 9, 2016

Voting started at 12 midnight with 9 total votes cast:  Republicans: Kasich – 3, Trump – 2    Democrats: Sanders – 4 (H/T: WMUR)

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GraniteGrok Endorsement: Ted Cruz for President

by Skip February 8, 2016

Updated: Originally posted 11/18/15.  Bumped for tomorrow’s First In The Nation Primary The last couple of election cycles, the ‘Grok as been rather stingy with endorsements. We decided that we would raise our bar high and no longer do the “least worst” that we did in some cases in the past.  We decided that it […]

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Guest Post by former NH State Senator Fenton Groen: “Why I support Cruz”

by Skip February 8, 2016

Hello Friend, Tomorrow we in NH have the privilege to cast our votes in the first in the nation primary. I hope you will join me in voting for Senator Ted Cruz. I believe Ted Cruz has the ability to lead our country back to traditional conservative values in the way that Reagan did after […]

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On this, Rubio is right and Jeb! can’t fix nothing

by Skip February 8, 2016

Shot: Marco Rubio: Let’s dispel with this notion that Barack Obama doesn’t know what he’s doing. He knows exactly what he’s doing.” Chaser: Jeb Bush: “My pledge to you: When I’m president I will not blame Barack Obama for a single thing,” he told listeners at the Nashua Country Club in Nashua, N.H. “The day that […]

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‘Settle for Hillary’

by Kimberly Morin February 8, 2016

Apparently at an event in Hudson, New Hampshire someone had a  sense of humor and wore a shirt that says ‘Settle for Hillary.’ Unfortunately for Democrats, this is the sad, pathetic truth. They can thank the Democrat Party for that.

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Obama’s DOJ respecting our founding philosophy of Federalism? Hardly

by Skip February 8, 2016

Shot: New law requiring ID for voters in the Granite State Residents of the Granite State participating in the upcoming New Hampshire presidential primary can expect a change in voting procedure, as a recently implemented voter identification law will require voters to present a valid photo ID at their polling station. Chaser: US attorney’s office […]

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“BREAKING. Rand Paul’s New Hampshire Campaign Chair Endorses Ted Cruz”

by Skip February 8, 2016

Just in: Rand Paul's New Hampshire state chairman Sen. Avard has endorsed Ted Cruz's campaign, he tells a crowd here pic.twitter.com/fOGnGlRjhi — Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) February 8, 2016 Good choice, Kevin! I agree with RedState; while not necessarily spot on the social issues, Cruz comes closest on Constitutional governance. (H/T: RedState)

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Ted Cruz was Defending commerce and Free Markets…from day one

by Steve MacDonald February 8, 2016
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I posted this back in November (Did Ted Cruz Save E-Commerce) but it is worth revisiting because Ted Cruz was defending commerce and free markets..from day one. Follow the links and read…  PJ Media has an interesting piece on Ted Cruz when he was developing economic policy as the director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Office […]

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As we here in NH get ready to vote tomorrow, something to keep in mind

by Skip February 8, 2016

Character used to matter, a lot, on both sides of the aisle.  Now?  Not so much.  Think about these words – one of the seldom time that I will lift an entire post by Jerry Molen at the Daily Interlake (emphasis mine): OPINION: ‘Once upon a time…’ (It’s not a fairy tale; it’s American history) Once upon […]

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Seriously? A great exhibit of “polls suck nowadays”

by Skip February 8, 2016

And not just because they may show results that I don’t like.  It is well known that the polling industry hasn’t been doing all that well the last few cycles with results that didn’t match reality.  Think Brat over Cantor where the TEA Party guy (Brat) was predicted to get swamped by the #3 guy […]

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Futures predictors already saying Rubio has already lost?

by Skip February 8, 2016

OK, perhaps not the most accurate of methodologies but it IS real people putting their REAL money where their mouths are.  Or, to put it another way, where the profit leads – and profits seem to be racing away from Marco Rubio (reformatted, emphasis mine): BEDFORD, N.H. (MarketWatch) — It won’t show up in the […]

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Clintonian Feminism – “Special Place in Hell” Edition

by Steve MacDonald February 8, 2016
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Being a Clinton supporter means never having to say you’re sorry…for what Bill Clinton has done to women. You don’t have to say you’re sorry for anything Hillary did either, which works out great because while there is a special place in hell for women who do not help other women, there is a special […]

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The Wall – it will be YUUGGEE!

by Skip February 8, 2016

Shot: Donald Trump may want to build a wall across the U.S. southern border to keep Mexican migrants out but don’t expect Mexico to pay for it, former President Felipe Calderon told CNBC, calling the billionaire a “not very well-informed man.” The GOP presidential hopeful insisted in October that if elected, he would build a wall […]

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Loony Lefties Infiltrate Cruz Event in Raymond – His Response? Priceless

by Kimberly Morin February 8, 2016

Some left wing loons infiltrated a Cruz event in Raymond, NH today. Apparently they think he’s a vampire or something? Who knows how their tiny little minds work. Cruz’s response was PRICELESS. Watch the video below:   h/t Dana Hanson for the video!

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Neither Trump nor Hillary are Worthy of being President

by Don February 8, 2016

Donald Trump is a sore loser, so he lashes out.  Give him a pacifier.  He’s crude; he even manages to present reasonable proposals in an offensive way.  He’s nasty:  consider his vicious comments about Ben Carson, Megyn Kelly, Carli Fiorina, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, et al.  Perhaps Trump attacks personally because he can’t debate […]

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Robotic Rubio Reamed In Debate!

by Mike February 8, 2016

Headline Shamelessly Stolen From ConservativeHQ.com ! Marco Rubio is between a rock and a hard place – the GOPe old-timers haven’t quite welcomed him into the club, and conservatives abandoned him after the “Gang of Eight” shamnesty bill. While Ted Cruz and even Trump, were happy to play “prevent defense” in the early part of […]

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ICYMI – Desjardins, Benko, Roubian, Sandblade, and Abramson

by Steve MacDonald February 8, 2016
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ICYMI – PBS News Hour political reporter Lisa Desjardins; Senior Economic Advisor at the American Principles Project, Ralph Benko; From the New Jersey Second Amendment Society, Alex Roubian; Max Abramson talks NH Medicaid Expansion; and our special guest host this week is Emily Sandblade. (Player updates at 9 am Eastern) .  

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Oklahoma Public School: Staff Armed – May Use Whatever Force is Necessary…

by Steve MacDonald February 8, 2016

Rather than wait for good guys with guns to show up the Okay School district in Oklahoma has armed some of its own, on campus, and posted signs warning ‘visitors’ that, “certain staff members can be legally armed and may use whatever force is necessary to protect our students.” Other districts in OK are considering […]

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Stop Medicaid Expansion

by Steve MacDonald February 8, 2016
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The House will vote on reauthorizing expanded Medicaid this week. In this segment Max Abramson joins Emily Sandblade to explain the dire consequences and how the House is the only place we have a shot at stopping it. (full podcast)  

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