2016 Presidential Primary

Instead of pledging fealty to the Party…

by Skip September 2, 2015

Methinks (and a lot of others) believe that the Trump phenomena is really starting to flush out the horror, tears, and sackcloth rendering within the Smart People of the Party.  When it all comes down to it, however, it is all about the slipping away of power from the Establishment as they just can’t control The […]

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GrokTV: Ted Cruz at Grokster Mike’s – Talk / Questions and Answers

by Skip September 1, 2015

The one thing you have to say is that Ted Cruz can hold an audience’s attention!  He certainly hit on most of the topics that are driving the conservative interest in this Prez Primary cycle.  After the jump is the section from the livestream where he did a goodly time answering questions. The Talk: The […]

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GrokTV: GraniteGrok interviews Ted Cruz

by Skip August 31, 2015

Radical Moderate (Guest): No flies on you guys at GG! Great meaningful and probing questions. Such a pleasant change from the sophomoric questions posed by the Legacy Media. Thank you. You’re quite welcome, Rad Mod!  Being Conservatives with libertarian leaning activists, we ask the questions WE want answers to – and hopefully those wanted by […]

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Democrat Presidential Candidate: Illegal Immigration is to get Democrat voters”

by Skip August 31, 2015

Who would have EVAH thought this? Democratic Presidential Candidate: More Immigration Means More Democratic Votes Democratic presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee said Friday that support for increased immigration will result in more votes for the Democratic Party. “We’re right on immigration,” said the former Rhode Island governor and senator, during the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting […]

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I really do think he’s having fun this Presidential cycle

by Skip August 27, 2015

After all, how many political operatives, especially one that is not well liked by the Establishment Republicans (especially here in NH) get to prove the latter wrong and is the campaign manager for the guy leading the race – who also is holding up a digit to said Establishment by leading in the polls by […]

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Bobby Jindal in Iowa – “…come legally, learn English, adopt our values…get to work!”

by Skip August 23, 2015

” (H/T: The Blaze)

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Doodlings – Meet The Press

by Skip August 23, 2015

On Meet The Press this morning, Chuck Todd had two Establishment Republican insiders on: Alex Castellanos and Charlie Black.  A couple of things caught my ear:  “Only 20-25% of the party” They kept on saying that it is only a small part of the Republican electorate that is going for Trump Gosh, what makes them think […]

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Goffstown Republican Town Committee – keynote speaker Carly Fiorina

by Skip August 23, 2015

The Goffstown Republican Town Committee is holding an event at Lemay’s at which Carly Fiorina will be speaking.  Grokster Mike will be there (as my back has sidelined me once again) and will be streaming as possible. Also, the Women’s Defense League of NH is going to be raffling off a Fausta Over and Under […]

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Americans for Prosperity’s Defending the Dream: Ted Cruz and 90,000 IRS agents

by Skip August 22, 2015

Heh!: Ted Cruz Jokes About Where He’d Send 90,000 IRS Employees After Abolishing the Federal Agency Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz said if elected he would rescind “every single illegal and unconstitutional executive order” signed by President Barack Obama, begin investigating Planned Parenthood, “rip to shreds” the Iranian nuclear deal and order all federal […]

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And now we know where they went….

by Skip August 20, 2015

This “imaginary” (cough, cough) is from a post I wrote a while ago and its theme is “You have made them not to care” – that when confronted with an ugly truth, some Establishment Republicans refused to face reality. I repost it for a reason: Consistency also comes with listening.  There is a large problem confronting […]

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Email Doodlings – Oh, I forgot the ending of the previous post!

by Skip August 20, 2015

Which was about John Kasich: Which, by the way, we should start gearing up as to whom we as GraniteGrok will endorse.  Thoughts? And I did:

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Email Doodlings: Speaking of Doug Scamman….I was not surprised

by Skip August 20, 2015

…when it became public that he and his wife (Stella, the more conservative of the two, FWIW) had endorsed John Kasich.  As we are wont to do from time to time, we Groksters yak and yak about the stuff that happens and this popped out from me: I saw that and immediately what popped into […]

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Outsiders take over GOP

by Skip August 16, 2015

That’s the headline at The Hill (via Instapundit) – and I do believe that the Establishment is in full disarray (and anger) over the developments in the 2016 Presidential Primary races.  No, not all are expressing it, or if they are, it is in words that have a heavy, heavy veneer over them.  Yet, there […]

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Trump Slumps, As Carly Crushes It

by Steve MacDonald August 13, 2015
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Washington Examiner  In the first poll to show troubles from his debate performance, Donald Trump has tumbled from 26 percent to 17 percent, with insurgent Republican business leader Carly Fiorina skyrocketing into third place. Rasmussen Reports said that Trump remains the leader of the GOP pack, but his support has fallen by more than a […]

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I love it when Chris “Tingly Leg” Matthews get pwned – and Carly Fiorina does it

by Skip August 9, 2015

Update: Forgot to post up her RedState Gathering speech as well – after the jump. While Obama did affect the nervous system in Matthew’s leg, Carly takes a figurative baseball bat to his other political love, Hillary Clinton – and there’s nothing he can do about it: (H/T: Free Beacon)  This is yet another indication […]

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RedState Gathering – Ted Cruz

by Skip August 9, 2015

RedState is a site that is a daily read for me.  OK, I have to admit, multiple times a day and I link to the writers there a lot.  Anyways, this weekend is the 2015 RedState Gathering down in Atlanta and a number of the present Republican Prez Wannabees were invited to speak to that […]

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Prez Wannabe Polls – 3 different conservative sites

by Skip August 4, 2015

No, we haven’t run one lately – but that will happen.  In the meantime, it was a bit interesting (given the big Voters First Forum last nite in NH) to see how different sites’ readerships voted on some straw polls.  Here are those from Instapundit, National Review Online, and Hot Air (e.g., libertarian leaning, mainstream […]

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GrokTALK! July 25th, 2015 – The video

by Skip July 25, 2015

A very good show, in my estimation (which makes two good shows in a row)! Segment 1 – Groksters Steve, Mike, and Skip yak with Kimberly (on the phone) about the News of the Day and Week Segment 2 – Keith Carlson comes in to talk about the Health Compact movement; a way for States […]

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An example of Establishment Republicans heaping coals on themselves – Kasich in his own words!

by Skip July 23, 2015

Great example from Instapundit (in its entirety, emphasis mine, reformatted): KASICH REVEALS HILLARY CAME TO HIS ENGAGEMENT PARTY: Sean Hannity, who interviewed Kasich after his announcement on Tuesday, asked the Ohio governor about comments he’s made downplaying the IRS and Benghazi scandals. “You said, ‘I’m more worried about how we’re going to fix America than Hillary’s […]

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The Establishment Party on Trump; what part of “You have brought him upon yourselves”

by Skip July 23, 2015

is it that you don’t get?  Much part of the base’s angst is often due to the perception that the Establishment “picks” the Party’s candidate, this is just craziness (emphasis mine): GOP donors wanted Bush, Rubio, and Walker to boycott debates unless Trump was disqualified So, so dumb, but that’s our donor class for you. […]

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2016 Presidential Primary: Carly Fiorina laying the smackdown on Hillary over baby organ harvesting

by Skip July 22, 2015

From an interview at CNN with Jake Tapper (emphasis mine, reformatted): Let’s talk about the legislation that’s sitting on the senate floor right now, which does allow for [exceptions for rape and incest]. Let’s also talk about Hillary Clinton’s position. Let’s talk about what extreme is. “It’s not a life until it leaves the hospital.” […]

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CNHT Picnic – Presidential campaign spokesfolks Part 2

by Skip July 20, 2015

Yup – still working on video from the CNHT Annual Picnic.  This post has a couple more folks that are Prez campaign associated  that I missed before: CNHT – Sarah de la Cerda for the Ben Carson campaign Matt Ciepielowski for the Trump for President campaign    Sarah de la Cerda                Matt Ciepielowski Previous video:

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CNHT Picnic – Presidential campaign spokesfolks

by Skip July 19, 2015

In addition to Jim Gilmore and Carly Fiorina, some local NH folks acted as stand-ins (or “surrogates”) for other Presidential campaigns: Zack Carrier for the Ted Cruz campaign NH State Rep Victoria Sullivan for the Rand Paul campaign Taylor Baxter, also for the Rand Paul campaign Tom Mulkeen for the Jeb Bush campaign Tom Colantuono […]

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GrokTV: CNHT Annual Picnic – former HP CEO, Carly Fiorina

by Skip July 19, 2015

I will have to admit, I keep getting more impressed with Carly Fiorina every time I hear her speak and certainly true at the CNHT Picnic. Now, it is unfortunate that she decided to move from the podium from OUR standpoint as she ended up with her videographer right in front of her and our […]

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2016 Presidential Primary – Donald Trump – another musing (quick)

by Skip July 19, 2015

I am no fan of John McCain.  Yes, GraniteGrok “fought” for him back in 2008 but it was more against Obama (who we knew back then that he’d eventually start acting like he has the last few years – his Communist / Muslim background demanded it just as much as a leopard cannot change its spots). He […]

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GrokTV: 2016 Presidential Primary – Donald Trump

by Skip July 18, 2015

Finally, I didn’t have to travel to an event this past Thursday – one in my own backyard about 15 minutes from Chez Skip.  Donald Trump, now leading nationally in the polls, flew in on his Citation bizjet to hold an event at the Weirs Community Center in Weirs Beach at Laconia, NH.  I have […]

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Where upon Jan Glassman enters The Streisand Effect Room

by Skip July 17, 2015

From our ABOUT page:  “Anything that amuses us is game!”.  Yes, I can get amused. From our FAQs page: EMAIL Look in the Contact Us to email us. Anything you send is fair game for us and we may use it on the site. Steve had a post up back last week: Is Belknap County […]

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Notable Quote – Carly Fiorina

by Skip July 14, 2015

Well, you know, it’s interesting. I have been in New Hampshire now for six days. And I have not been asked a single question about Donald Trump. On the other hand, I think Donald Trump taps into an anger that I hear every day. People are angry that a commonsense thing like securing the border […]

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2016 Presidential Primary – Scott Walker is in; has some ‘splaining to do?

by Skip July 13, 2015

Well, at least he and his advisors understand, unlike some politicians in NH, that you CANNOT WIN WITHOUT CONSERVATIVES!  From Mediaite (emphasis mine): Congratulations on your official presidential announcement, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Now you get to spend part of your day explaining away something one of your advisers said. Speaking — wait for it […]

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CNHT Straw Poll Results

by Steve MacDonald July 11, 2015
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The CNHT Annual Taxpayer Picnic Straw Poll Results. Rand Paul – 56 Carly Fiorina – 22 Ted Cruz – 16 Donald Trump – 12 Ben Carson – 8 Bobby Jindal – 6 Rick Perry – 5 Jon Kasich – 5 Chris Christie – 4 Jeb Bush – 2 Rick Santorum – 2 Jim Gilmore – […]

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