2016 Presidential Primary

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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Which one is not like the others?

by Skip July 7, 2015

we’d rather see the shards of the current Establishment on the floor than continue to see the shards of the broken promises and actions that the Republican Party is actually delivering. I do have to say that there are a lot of Republicans not liking that Donald Trump has crashed their party of “The Party”. […]

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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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