2016 Presidential Primary

2016 Presidential Primary – Rand Paul to announce April 7th

by Skip March 24, 2015

OK, last night I had a complete case of writer’s block.  I couldn’t type a period – sad, sad.  So this is a bit of late news: Next week, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is expected to kick off his own announcement with a five-state tour. More from the Washington Times: Rand Paul will formally declare his […]

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Carlos Martinez, Constitutional Conservative, I have an answer for you! Ted Cruz to announce…

by Skip March 22, 2015

Last Sunday at Turbocam, Ted Cruz was asked by Carlos when he was going to announce his run for the Presidency – you can see the video here as Cruz was a bit out front (and coy) with his answer.  Well, we now have the answer  from the new GraniteGrok Twitter follower,  Ted Schleifer ( @TeddySchleifer […]

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GrokTV Event: US Senator Ted Cruz – MicroInterview with Ted Cruz

by Skip March 22, 2015

When US Senator Ted Cruz had finished with his address to the crowd and the questions, he did come over to the ‘Grok area where we had set up to talk for a few moments.  Knowing that time was valuable in getting to a couple of other meetings / events that day, it was nice […]

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GrokTV Event: US Senator Ted Cruz – Interviews with Mac Kittredge & the Nam Knights

by Skip March 21, 2015

After US Senator Ted Cruz had left the Turbocam building, we did a couple of interviews: ‘Grok friend Mac Kittredge and member of the Nam Knights motorcycle organization    Previous videos:

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GrokTV Event: US Senator Ted Cruz – Questions 5 & 6

by Skip March 21, 2015

From last week’s Ted Cruz event comes a couple of more questions from the audience: Question 5 – From former NH GOP Chair Jack Kimball: “will you push MORE against Obama’s Constitutional Lawlessness? Question 6 – From a teacher:  what would you do about Common Core?    Previous videos:

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GrokTV Event: US Senator Ted Cruz – “The Wallet” & “The story of Snowflake and the White House”

by Skip March 20, 2015

“The Wallet” – I’m not sure how to describe this segment where a man in the front row went on a bit of a rant in support of a Ted Cruz penalty to the point of throwing his wallet in front of Ted Cruz (e.g., an open check) “Snowflake” – a cute story about a […]

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GrokTALK! – At Liberty Forum – The Videos (Segments 11 & 12)

by Skip March 20, 2015

Segment 11 – Former RNC Committeeman (R-MI) Saul Anuzis comes on to talk Presidential politics and Aaron Day of the Atlas Society comes on to talk about “The Cronies” award Segment 12 – Matt Philips comes on to talk about PorcFest! and  former RLCNH Chair and NH Governor candidate Andrew Hemingway comes on to also talk […]

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GrokTALK! Interview with Senator Ted Cruz

by Steve MacDonald March 19, 2015
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This is the interview Senator Ted Cruz called “..the most substantive, serious conversation I’ve had in terms of a discussion of the issues,”  and he went on to “complement the degree of depth we got into on constitutional issues.” Here’s the interview.  Listen to the entire broadcast here Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and […]

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Ugh – I really didn’t want to know this. You are who you surround yourself – possible bad move, Rick Perry?

by Skip March 16, 2015

There are several people that I’m now starting to watch on the Republican side of the 2016 Presidential Primary (and several I have no intention of voting for as well).  Rick Perry is one of the former but there may be a lot of consideration going on after reading this news.  When I co-founded GraniteGrok, […]

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GrokTV Event: US Senator Ted Cruz – Q&A for questions 1 & 2

by Skip March 16, 2015

Sure, US Senator Ted Cruz took some hard questions after his talk. Question 1 – As President, what would you do to get money out of campaigns and kill the Citizens United Supreme Court decision?  Ted Cruz’s  answer is a pithy and well answered defense of Free Speech – a complete takedown of the premise of […]

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2016 Presidential Primary – Lindsey Graham would us the US Military to make Congress do what he wants??

by Skip March 11, 2015

Please, don’t give Obama any ideas here!  But, he did say this here in NH at the Concord City Republican Committee meeting: During his remarks before the Concord City Republican Committee last week, Sen. Lindsey Graham(R-SC) suggested that robust military spending is absolutely necessary to defeat ISIS forces abroad, and that, as president, he would use […]

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So what would be the difference between Jeb Bush and Hillary – Part 1

by Skip March 4, 2015

Jeb Bush – part of the Bush Dynasty.  It certainly seems that the Establishment GOP is rolling out the carpet for him; here in NH, he’s about to be squired around the State on Friday by Congressman Frank Guinta and former and failed NH GOP Chair Fergus “The Fringe” Cullen.  The problem for me is, […]

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Actually, Senator Lindsey Graham, the GOP will be blamed for something else!

by Skip February 24, 2015

LINDSEY GRAHAM BELIEVES GOP WILL GET BLAMED FOR DEFUNDING HOMELAND SECURITY Moderate Republican South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) mantra, believes Republicans will be blamed if the Department of Homeland Security is not funded over objections to President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty…On This Week, Graham called for Congress to pass an unencumbered Homeland Security bill so […]

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GrokTV Event – US Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) live in Hollis, NH for the Hollis Republican Committee

by Skip February 23, 2015

Grokster Mike is onsite and getting the trusty iPAD rolling – US Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)  should be speaking shortly: Live streaming video by Ustream

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“Winning is only the precusor; what you do afterwards is more important”; which is more important, Jeb Bush?

by Skip February 15, 2015

I’ve been busy all day (you know, that “balance” thing) so blogging has been light.  Pretty much most Sundays, I do watch the talking head shows.  On today’s This Week, “Republican strategist” Anna Navarro who never seems to lose an opportunity to “sniff” at conservatives did exactly that.  Donna Brazille talked about the conservatives she knew […]

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2016 Presidential Primary: speaking of guns, Rick Perry just shot himself in the foot.

by Skip February 8, 2015

In the Texas Tribune, former Texas Governor Rick Perry took a shot at his fellow Texan, US Senator Ted Cruz, who may be vying with him in the 2016 Presidential Primary: “It’s one of the selling points, if you will, to the American people as they decide who’s going to follow Barack Obama,” he said. […]

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2016 Presidential primary: keep repeating the following

by Skip February 7, 2015

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Wherein NH Democrat Party Chair Ray Buckley makes a fool of himself on national TV

by Skip February 5, 2015

“On Tuesday’s airing of MSNBC’s Hardball, host Chris Matthews tried several times to get New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Raymond Buckley to commit to holding presidential primary debates in his state. Matthews asked many times, trying to get the chairman to guarantee that there will be debates and not just a coronation of Hillary Clinton.” […]

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Speaking of Flip Flops, here’ssss Jeb Bush!

by Skip January 27, 2015

First and foremost we need to control our border.  A great nation needs to control its border.  Not just at the border, which is hugely important, but also the 40 percent of the people that have come here illegally came with a legal visa and overstayed their bounds.  We ought to be able to figure […]

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First David Corn and now…..Nancy Pelosi????

by Skip January 27, 2015

When David Corn, a far Left Progressive writing at  Mother Jones, said that Mitt Romney was (in so many words) a closet Progressive, it left me rather unenthused. After all, a Progressive wanting Mitt – this is what I as a “base” Conservatarian, wants to hear about a guy that I resignedly voted for in the […]

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Blogline of the Day – Carly Fiorina already campaigning against Hillary Clinton?

by Skip January 26, 2015

“I, too, have traveled hundreds of thousands of miles around the globe. But, unlike her, I’ve actually accomplished something.” (H/T: Carly Fiorina at the Iowa Freedom Summit via National Review)

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However, I bet that Presidents Dole, McCain, and Romney disagree with Senator Ted Cruz

by Skip January 13, 2015

I just don’t understand why, though… Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, reiterated Tuesday that he believes the GOP has a track record of failure when the party nominates a presidential candidate from the “mushy middle.” “There are a lot of folks in Washington who argue that the way Republicans should win is that they should […]

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Jeb Bush, may I introduce you to two NH candidates…

by Skip December 16, 2014

No, seriously, with each passing day this sounds more like Huntsman II. But with lots, lots, lotsmore money involved. But before pursuing the presidency, Mr. Bush is grappling with the central question of whether he can prevail in a grueling primary battle without shifting his positions or altering his persona to satisfy his party’s hard-liners. In conversations […]

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More Bushisms – this time, from Jeb Bush

by Skip December 4, 2014

Yes, with the 2014 elections now over here in NH, the Presidential Primary now starts to rear its multiple heads (like Hydra, uglier but carrying around more money).  One of the wannabees is the next in line in the Bush Dynasty, Jeb Bush, who had this to say: “I kinda know how a Republican can […]

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GrokTV: Rockingham Repub Dinner – Intro Ceremonies

by Skip May 11, 2014

As I said here, the Rockingham County Republicans held their annual Washington / Lincoln / Reagan Dinner at the gorgeously restored Wentworth By the Sea (a project that Bill Binnie undertook when everyone said couldn’t be done given the absolute state of disrepair it had become).  The big draw for the night was US Senator […]

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Mike Pence Looking Strong For 2016

by Mike April 27, 2014

I’ve written about Mike Pence before: About how I’ve admired his humility and his principled voting record, about his gravitas and speaking ability, and how he carries himself with the dignity becoming of a Presidential contender. In my prior article, I mentioned his stellar record with the Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF), and, it turns […]

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Rick Perry Talks BLM, Greg Abbott, Jeb Bush, Jobs, and 2016

by Mike April 26, 2014

Your World with Neil Cavuto, Wednesday April 23rd: Rick Perry talks with Stuart Varney about BLM land grabs, Greg Abbott, Jeb Bush’s ludicrous immigration statements, and his 2016 aspirations. If he’d been on this form in 2012, he’d be President today, and never forget his primary campaign slogan “I want to make the Federal Government […]

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15% Of Americans Democrats Prefer Jeb

by Mike April 24, 2014

Once upon a time, he was the sensible younger brother, but there’s Common Core and Immigration, to list but two of his RINOid tendencies.

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Even THESE Lefty talking heads don’t know what Hillary’s done

by Skip April 14, 2014

Sorry, but putting up with Bill’s philandering doesn’t make one a Presidential quality candidate.  Either does being an activist First Lady.  Haven’t heard of her singular accomplishments as a US Senator after she just “dropped into” New York either (although I have heard she was a hard worker – but I couldn’t tell you what […]

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2016 Presidential Poll – TEA Party style

by Skip February 11, 2014

Ok, ok, it’s early and this poll may mean absolutely zero for results.  But in a way, it is interesting to see WHO gets put into the mix: The poll provided 11 different matchups. From there, the support for each were totaled. Texan Cruz was at the top with 84 percent supporting his candidacy, followed […]

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