2016 Presidential Primary

GrokTV – Interview with former TX Gov. & GOP Prez candidate Rick Perry

by Skip July 4, 2015

No GrokTALK! this morning but given the scheduling snafu we had with Rick Perry last week (we thought then, he thought today), we traveled down to Bedford for a real quick interview  with Rick Perry as he was getting ready to march in a couple of July 4 parades.  We (Mike and I) had the […]

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NJ Guv Chris Christie in the race. Second Amendmenters – a Second Coming of Scott Brown?

by Skip June 30, 2015

If I ever get involved in one of those surveys, even as I have been the one to put up most of the Chris Christie YouTubes, that asks which Republican candidate you would never vote for, THAT’S when he would get my vote.  Why?  I detect Scott Brown with a wider waistband – from The […]

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Mr. Rubio, if our Government is not abiding by the Rule of Law

by Skip June 26, 2015

While most of the other GOP 2016 contenders have urged resistance to the Supreme Court’s Friday ruling on same-sex marriage, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said Americans “must abide by the law.” In a statement on his website, Rubio said he believes in traditional marriage as central to a strong family life, but then added: While […]

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An Open Letter to the Sea of Presidential Primary Candidates

by Rick Olson June 25, 2015

“A charlatan makes obscure what is clear; a thinker makes clear what is obscure.” — Hugh Kingsmill Another day has passed and another two candidates have declared their intent to seek the Republican Presidential Nomination. Governor Chris Christie and Governor Bobby Jindal. Eventually all will come to New Hampshire, so please consider this an open […]

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603 Alliance – How Do We Solve The Problem…

by Steve MacDonald June 19, 2015
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What problem? Watch the video… Check them out at 603 Alliance.org, on Facebook, and Twitter. Discolsure: I am on the steering committee of the 603 Alliance

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Gov. Scott Walker at the RCRC Dinner

by Steve MacDonald May 31, 2015
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There were plenty of speeches at the Rockingham County Republican Committee Founders dinner–as there so often are at such events. The keynote speaker is the one you’ll be most interested in; unfortunately I only have the first 20 plus minutes of that speech.  Mike Rogers will have to bail me out for the balance.  Event […]

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Mike And I Will Be At the Scott Walker Event Tonight

by Steve MacDonald May 30, 2015
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Mike and I will be at the Scott Walker event tonight.  He is the featured speaker at a Rockingham County Republican Committee dinner. Just a heads up really.  You might see an update on Facebook, a picture or two, or a tweet or three, but we are primarily recording for later publication. The event begins […]

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Ben Carson At The Halligan Tavern, Derry.

by Mike May 18, 2015

A decent crowd gathered in downtown Derry, NH just before rush hour got going in earnest. We can certainly say that the good doctor is attracting a lot of interest – every location that he attends draws a crowd, which is noteworthy for the fact that those crowds extend way beyond the “usual suspects”, in […]

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We welcome yet another MSM Twitter follower: Jacqueline Alemany @JaxAlemany

by Skip May 13, 2015

@JaxAlemany – feel free to contact us.  Hey, come on GrokTALK! and tell us what you think! Let us figure out if you are an honest reporter or one of those “Democrats with a byline”.

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So, what do Obama, Hillary, and George Pataki have in common?

by Skip May 12, 2015

“Defeating Islamic terror, shrinking government, growing the economy. These are the issues that matter most.  Instead, we’re debating social issues like abortion and gay rights. They’re a distraction and only help to elect Hillary.  After 8 years of Obama style socialism, we need to shrink government, not let Big Government tell us how to live […]

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NH Rebellion got the NH GOP Exec Dir Elissa Voccola fired? Gosh, what would have happened if she had invited us??

by Skip May 12, 2015

Reformatted, emphasis mine: After only three months on the job, Elissa Voccola is no longer the executive director of the New Hampshire Republican Party, WMUR.com has learned.  Party sources said Voccola’s last day on the job was Friday and the parting was by mutual agreement. Hmm, that’s pretty much code speech of “resign and we go […]

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A time for choosing – what will the NH GOP Exec Board, NH GOP Chair Jennifer Horn, and NH GOP Committeeman Steve Duprey choose?

by Skip May 7, 2015

Yes, I do believe that the story that NH GOP Committeeman Steve Duprey supporting the Planned Parenthood Action Fund “has legs”.  Certainly here at GraniteGrok (where we hate it when we catch Establishment GOPpers being political hypocrites – because it shows they ARE hypocrites) it is But – Steve has a very good point: And […]

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Presser – NHRTL PAC: NH Right To Life PAC Calls for GOP Committeeman Removal

by Skip May 5, 2015

New Hampshire Right to Life Political Action Committee Phone 603 230-8136

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Notable Quote – US Senator Bernie Sanders (Socialist – VT)

by Skip April 30, 2015

Actually, the official designation is US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for “Independent” but he certainly caucuses with the Democrats.  However, this from Town Hall reminds us what he truly is, on this day that he announced that he is running for the Presidency of the United States (emphasis mine): “I am a socialist and everyone […]

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Guest Post – Dr. Betsy McCaughey: Last week’s GOP confab in Nashua showed the beauty of the primary

by Skip April 25, 2015

NEW HAMPSHIRE makes Presidents. The way it’s done was in full view last weekend, when 16 Republican hopefuls pressed into the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua, for two days of Q&A and coffee huddles with local voters. It was democracy at its best. Since 1952, winning the presidency almost always starts with a win in […]

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2016 Presidential Primary – Hot Air’s Republican tracking poll

by Skip April 24, 2015

But they keep telling me that Ted Cruz has ZERO possibility… (H/T: Hot Air)

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Hillary’s Most Memorable Lies

by Steve MacDonald April 24, 2015
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The most comprehensive depiction of Hillary lies yet? | Legal Insurrection   America Rising PAC dropped a new video earlier this week and boy does this one sting. This latest addition to the open Hillary oppo file recounts the scandalicious candidate’s most memorable lies in all their video-taped glory. Clinton Fraud Friday is brought to […]

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Live Free or Privacy Will Die

by GrokWatch News Desk April 24, 2015

Brian Darling | Opinion This an open letter to the many politicians seeking to be the next President of the United States. I would like you to promise “hope and change” for those of us who are sick of politicians (in both parties) trampling on our right to privacy.

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603 Alliance Grassroot Summit – NH State Rep Dan Itse and a collage video by Mike Rogers

by Skip April 23, 2015

Dan Itse is well recognized for his knowledge of the NH & US Constitutions (as well as other States’ as well).  Here at the 603 Alliance meeting, he talks about his favorite Constitution.  Mike Rogers’ work also makes an appearance – the importance, celebration, and the work needed to keep our Freedoms.                                       Dan Itse                          […]

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603 Alliance Grassroot Summit – Guess the Establishment is peeved: “…“but that’s not how the primary operates…”

by Skip April 23, 2015

Works for me – welcome to asynchronous, asymmetric warfare.  Caught this from DiStaso at WMUR (emphasis mine, reformatted) THE CONSERVATIVES’ CAUCUS. A recently formed conservative group, the 603 Alliance, held its own summit at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua the day after the Republican Party finished its event. A wrap-up memo to supporters obtained by […]

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603 Alliance Grassroot Summit – Jessica Vaughn and Fredo Arias-King

by Skip April 22, 2015

Next in line as speakers for the 603 Alliance Grassroot Summit: From the Center for Immigration Studies came Jessica Vaughn (Director of Policy Studies) to talk about, well, immigration. She was followed by Fredo Aria-King, industrialist, who was described to me as a real Renaissance Man for all of the varied projects he is involved in. […]

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603 Alliance Grassroot Summit – Mike Rogers and Trevor Loudon

by Skip April 22, 2015

The resurgent talk about the US Constitution’s Tenth Amendment and States’ Rights was the object of Mike Roger’s speech to the crowd, a subject of no little interest lately with the overreach of the current Obama Administration trying to wend its way into every nook and cranny of everyone’s commercial and private lives.  After all, […]

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603 Alliance Grassroot Summit – Aaron Day & Ann Marie Banfield

by Skip April 22, 2015

Chair of the RLCNH and the Stark 360 PAC, Aaron Day, came to the stage next to talk about both the PAC and the end goal of why this conservative collaboration of getting behind a candidate so as not to repeat the sad lessons of when squishes split the middle of two (or more) conservative candidates.  […]

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603 Alliance Grassroot Summit – Media Panel

by Skip April 21, 2015

We get a little bit away from the speakerpalozza regime with a media panel to talk about the state of today’s media and the 5th Estate.  Sylvia Smith (conservative activist, 603 Alliance committee) and Jeff Chidester (also a conservative activist, radio talk show host, and newspaper columnist) joined me in, yes, raking the mainstream media […]

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603 Alliance Grassroot Summit – NH State Rep Frank Edelblut & Mike Rogers for Ambassador Gregory Slayton

by Skip April 21, 2015

NH State Rep Frank Edelblut then took the stage at Sunday’s 603 Alliance Grassroot Summit at the Crowne Plaza in Nashua; his message was about conservative legislation efforts in the NH House.  Former Ambassador Gregory Slayton was slated to be next but could not attend (at the last moment); Mike Rogers stood in for him to […]

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603 Alliance Grassroot Summit – Sharon Angle and Bill O’Brien

by Skip April 21, 2015

603 Alliance Grassroot Summit: the Conservative kick-off of the 2016 Presidential Primary.  Sure, the NH GOP had their big shindig the two days prior to Sunday’s event in which the “second campaign” has started in earnest – the wooing, attracting, and snaring of NH “name” activists by either the announced or coy Republican Prez wannabees.  […]

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603 Alliance Grassroot Summit – US Congressman Steve King and NH Right To Life President Jane Cormier

by Skip April 21, 2015

Next up at the 603 Alliance Grassroot Summit were US Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) and Jane Cormier (President of NH Right to Life).  Steve King talked about the goings on in DC while Jane spoke about the importance of the unborn, their right to Life, and why it should be important to us all.    […]

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603 Alliance Grassroot Summit – Dr. Betsy McCaughey and Jack Kimball

by Skip April 21, 2015

Phew!  I’m still not through processing the videos from Sunday’s 603 Alliance Grassroot Summit but I’ve done enough to start posting them up.  Pretty much all day, too, without running out!  The first speaker was nationally known (and ‘Grok fave) Dr. Betsy McCaughey, Constitutional scholar and Obamacare expert and was followed by Jack Kimball (former […]

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603 Alliance Grassroot Summit – Intro Ceremonies

by Skip April 20, 2015

Yesterday was a long day at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua for the 603 Alliance Grassroot Summit event: 20 speakers (all with different topics) and a short panel discussion.  At its max, approximately 200 people were in attendance according to the event registration folks (way more than The Daily Beast reporterette penned, but more on […]

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GrokTALK! April 18th 2015 – The Videos

by Skip April 18, 2015

Well, no Pre-Show this week as the livestreaming software decided to be quite contrary and refused to start a few times.  But, a good show with Max Abramson, Jorge Mesa-Tejada, Carly Fiorina, Pete Ingemi, and Kevin Bloom all giving up a part of their Saturday morning to be with us – and you! Segment 1a […]

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