2016 Presidential Primary

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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WMUR’s CloseUp – Lindsey Graham on Religious Freedom (psst….)

by Skip April 17, 2015

 So, a church would be able to control its facilities – how big of Lindsey Graham on his definition of Religious Freedom. “But nobody doing business should be allowed to discriminate against another American.  At the end of the day, you’re trying to protect religious freedom, the right to be able to follow your conscience […]

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Tsk, tsk Matt Mowers – letting the American Bridge PAC dude so close to Chris Christie!

by Skip April 17, 2015

Really, Matt Mowers (NH Director for Chris Christie’s Prez campaign) – not protecting your candidate?  You’ve been here in NH for a while – you SHOULD know this dude.  And to have him that close to Chris Christie is bad enough but to have him in full view on the WMUR newscast? Tsk, tsk….and him livestreaming back […]

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EMail Doodlings – Taxes, Pataki, and Bolton

by Skip April 13, 2015

Really, it’s about the taxes.  Federal taxes – I finished doing mine last night.  Since I haven’t posted since last Thursday, I let my fellow Groksters know I’m back in action: From: “skipdcm” <Skip@GraniteGrok.com To: Groksters Sent: 4/13/2015 1:09:57 PM Subject: Re: [GrokCrew] Fwd: Weirs 27 Sure!  Will start posting again tonite. I failed in […]

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GrokTV – Dr. Ben Carson: address to the Alpine Grove crowd

by Skip April 6, 2015

As posted out here, Mike was there to livestream the Dr. Ben Carson talk at the Alpine Grove in Hollis, NH. The question and answer part is still uploading; see it after the jump when it is ready:

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GrokTV Live – Dr. Ben Carson at Alpine Grove in Hollis, NH

by Skip April 6, 2015

Commencing at 6pm. Grokster Mike is onsite at the Alpine Grove banquet facility (Hollis, NH) awaiting the arrival of reputed Republican Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson.  Since TMEW had WMUR news for background, the former pediatric neurosurgeon isn’t too far away – they just showed him live at the Hollis Pharmacy (a favorite stop on […]

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GrokTALK!/GrokTV! Live Stream March 28th, 2015 SRW & RCRC Brunch: Keynote Speaker – Ted Cruz

by Steve MacDonald March 28, 2015
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Live stream for Saturday March 2815, 2015 from 9 am to 11 am EST . This week the show comes to you live from the Seacoast Republican Women and the Rockingham County Republican Committee Brunch at the Portsmouth Country Club located in Greenland, NH!  The keynote Speaker is US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX Live broadcast […]

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GrokTV Event: Conservative Business League VFW event – Ted Cruz is speaking

by Skip March 27, 2015

Hopefully the livestream will keep up as Ted Cruz is the featured speaker at an Event being hosted by the Conservative Business League of NH: Live streaming video by Ustream

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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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