Bill O’Brien

Overheard at the Belknap County Republian Committee meeting last nite – about NH State Senator Jeb Bradley

by Skip December 11, 2014

This was rather interesting, given that report that NH State Senator Jeannie Forrester reportedly was making calls for Democrat appointed Speaker Shawn Jasper.  Apparently during the NH Republican House voting for NH Speaker of the House, NH State Senator Jeb Bradley was stalking around the Hall of Representative’s gallery.  According to a ‘Grok friend, he […]

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This is what happens when the NH GOP doesn’t vet its candidates – Shawn Jasper

by Skip December 4, 2014

And I blame Chair Jennifer Horn, the EBoard, Papa Smurf, and last century’s Republican leaders for setting the table for this absolute fiasco for happening. You caused a split in the caucus between Chandler and O’Brien and create that country lane that Shawn J(ass)per just sauntered up – with Deputy Dawg Shurtleff on one arm and Ray Buckley on […]

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What Kind of Deal Did Jasper Make?

by Mike December 3, 2014

THAT is the key question posed by longtime political reporter, Kevin Landrigan as he reported the stunning upset staged by Shawn Jasper over Bill O’Brien for the Speaker’s gavel. “What kind of deal did Jasper make with the Democrats to get ALL of their votes?” See for yourself! It is clear, especially with the sudden […]

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Meet The Democrats’ Speaker, Shawn Jasper!

by Mike December 3, 2014

Two of our old buddies with the depressing news – on 3rd ballot, Shawn Jasper becomes Speaker with 195 mostly Democrat votes to O’Brien’s 178 all GOP votes – as Pindell points out, 3/4 of the GOP caucus voted against Jasper, but his old Democrat buddies elected him. No Wonder Deputy Dawg shuffled off, stage […]

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WMUR Interviews “His Vileness” Shawn Jasper

by Mike December 3, 2014

H/T WMUR See other articles below…

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Dear Representatives: “There Is No Alternative!”

by Mike December 3, 2014

The Left will always tell you who they fear, and make no mistake, they FEAR Bill O’Brien: They campaigned against him – and lost seats; they fundraised off him – but the GOP did better; they wailed about his potential return – and the GOP caucus voted for Bill anyway! It is that fear, on […]

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NH Speaker of the House: Not Shawn Jasper / David Hess but Bob Mead / Shawn Jasper?

by Skip December 2, 2014

Yesterday, we were hearing from sources that Shawn Jasper was shilling for David Hess to push aside Bill O’Brien even though the NH House Republican caucus nominated Bill O’Brien for NH House Speaker.  Turns out, with the letter below, that we were right about the coup, just off concerning the players.  Shawn Jasper was not […]

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Video: US Senator Kelly Ayotte, on CloseUp,doubling down on having endorsed Gene Chandler for NH House Speaker

by Skip December 1, 2014

Kelly Ayotte was on CloseUp yesterday speaking about a number of things and as I noted here. One of those items was her seemingly defending signing the letter (along with last century’s NH GOP luminaries) endorsing Gene Chandler for NH Speaker over Bill O’Brien.  Here’s the video: (H/T: Mike and his Tivo)

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NH Journalism School Starts With ONE Lesson…

by Ed Naile November 23, 2014

I know it’s hard to believe but several NH news outlets have fresher fresh stories about the contentious, obnoxious, overbearing, mean spirited, impossible to get along with – Republican Speaker-elect, Bill O’Brien. Yes indeed every “NH reporter” worth his salt has to do an anti-Bill O’Brien story. After all, it’s November 22, 2014 and that […]

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GrokTALK! Guns, Crime, Morality, Oh My!

by Steve MacDonald November 21, 2014
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In this segment we talk California’s new court-ordered shall issue gun law, the Right to self defense, Crime, Morality, Leadership, Scott Walker – who is a template for Republican success that needs to be followed here in NH if not everywhere.  Then we  pivot to Bill O’Brien (who did get elected Speaker of the NH […]

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O’Brien Win Theory

by Steve MacDonald November 20, 2014
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Steve Vaillancourt has a few theories over at NH Insider about why Bill O’Brien won the vote for Speaker yesterday.  I found them interesting, figured I’d share a few.. Theory 2—An Republican Rep inside the caucus told me what I’ve suspected all along, that Shawn Jasper, R-Hudson, cost Chandler a handful of votes, certainly enough […]

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NH Democrats ‘Grubering’ their supporters with lies about Bill O’Brien

by Kimberly Morin November 19, 2014

Yesterday the Republican Legislators in the New Hampshire House of Representatives elected their Speaker. The election was between former Speakers Bill O’Brien and Gene Chandler. Laurie Sanborn had also been in the race but dropped out due to family health issues. This was the race in which Senator Kelly Ayotte decided to (for the first time […]

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All The News Thats…

by Ed Naile November 19, 2014

Right out of the liberal playbook there appears the tired old news collaboration we have seen in this small state so often. State Representative Bill O’Brien, a Republican thorn in the side of tax and spenders from both parties for a decade or more, has been elected Speaker of the House once again. And within […]

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The former and present Speaker of the NH House: Bill O’Brien

by Skip November 18, 2014

Barring any Doug Scamman type hijinks in two weeks (Organization Day for the NH House when the full House votes on the Speakership), Bill O’Brien will be this session’s Speaker (having won the majority Republican nomination race).  As with the rest of the Groksters, I congratulate Bill! NOW it is Happy Feet dance time and for […]

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Breaking – NH Democrats Stuck on Stupid

by Steve MacDonald November 18, 2014
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Ray Buckley, New Hampshire’s own outlet for the lies of Jonathan Gruber, has a problem.  He and his party have supported Obama’s endless stream of flip-flops and lies. They have run cover for the most scandal-ridden presidency in the modern era, perhaps ever.  They smeared opponents as Democrats doubled the national debt.  And they fought […]

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Welcome back, Mr. Speaker

by Susan Olsen November 18, 2014

You’ve been missed.

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Congratulations, Bill – The Left Will Always Signal Who They Fear!

by Mike November 18, 2014

They impugned him inoffice, they campaigned against him on the campaign trail, they told us they’d rather work with Gene Chandler…. In other words, the Democrats made it very clear that Bill O’Brien would be bad for their agenda and spending plans. In return, The voters re-elected Bill O’Brien, they elected a significant Republican majority […]

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Breaking News – Republicans Nominate Bill O’Brien for Speaker of the NH House

by Steve MacDonald November 18, 2014
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Bill O’Brien  has been nominated by the Republican majority to be speaker of the NH House. Congratulations to Bill O’Brien. The question now?  Does Chandler’s unifying “power” unite them all behind O’Brien?    Do Ayotte, Sununu and company throw support behind the Republican candidate for Speaker of the NH House now that it is not Chandler? […]

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GraniteGrok Endorsement Bill O’Brien for NH Speaker of the House: His Consistency has created Trust – please give him your Vote

by Skip November 18, 2014

That from the meme of “Consistency breeds Trust yields Votes”, and yes, NH House Representatives, we at GraniteGrok are unanimous in endorsing Bill O’Brien once again for the most powerful political position in New Hampshire.  Beyond “deserving” it (a hackneyed worn our phrase in this Entitlement Age), he has earned it.  While we have a […]

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US Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) should have stayed”butt’d out” of the NH Speaker of the House race

by Skip November 17, 2014

Or say both Bill O’Brien and Laurie Sanborn on Kelly Ayotte’s endorsement of Gene Chandler (“Right After That Nap”) for NH Speaker of the House.  While Bill (who, for full disclosure, GraniteGrok endorsed in this race) talked about passe moderates (one of which, Doug Scamman, conspired with the Democrats to seal his fate) of last […]

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RINOs Seek “Easy Button” From NH Speakers Race

by Steve MacDonald November 17, 2014
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Gene Chandler says he’ll bring unity–Skip just reminded us yesterday right here. Chandler said he’d be Mr. Unity in the same article in which the sour cream of our RINO crop endorsed Mr. “Anyone with an ‘R’ is a good Republican” Chandler.  So I assume the unity of such ‘any old ‘R’ Republicans is a […]

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Questions 18 (Priorities)

by Skip November 16, 2014

Last question that the GraniteGrok Editorial Board had for NH State Rep and Candidate for the NH Speaker of the House seat, Bill O’Brien, and it was what most folks would ask first.  However, we wanted to find out, as we said before, not only his stances but WHY he holds those stances on issues […]

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I am endorsing Bill O’Brien for NH Speaker of the House on Tuesday

by JR Hoell November 16, 2014

All, I am supporting Bill O’Brien for Speaker and the article below should make it clear that everyone on this mailing list should do the same. Remember the days of Doug Scamman and Charlie Bass being in office. higher taxes, bloated budgets, loss of liberties while “Republicans” were in charge…  In fact, Bass was so bad […]

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Questions 16 & 17 (Union Dues, Liberty)

by Skip November 16, 2014

A couple of questions on Liberty – where does this fit within Bill O’Brien and his worldview?  How would this work within the Legislative leadership he wishes to hold?  Is it “the common good” that is overriding, or is it the lowest level that must be addressed – the Individual?  Two real world, important, and […]

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Questions 13 & 14 (State Cartels, more Alinsky demonization)

by Skip November 15, 2014

“Winning is only a precursor; it is what you do afterwards that is most important” And we are not close to being done (close, but a coupla/few more posts).  This time, the plethora of areas where NH must be begged “Daddy, may I earn a living?” instead of just getting to the job of doing […]

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Questions 11 & 12 (State employee lobbying, Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals)

by Skip November 14, 2014

Two important questions having to do with the Proper Role of Government (State employees be able to lobby State legislators?) and the power of the Democrat PR Machine getting inside some Republicans’ heads.  That latter one would be the Democrat tactic of using Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals (Rule #12) against Bill O’Brien (especially it is clear […]

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Questions 9 & 10 (Conservatarians, Domicile & Voter Fraud)

by Skip November 14, 2014

Even in a small State like New Hampshire there is more than a plethora of issues to keep us in blog fodder for, well, forever.  You see, since Progressives have carried out their “The personal is political, the political is the personal”, politics has been shoved by them into every nook and cranny of our […]

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Questions 7 & 8 (Legislative Abdication, Dependency on Feds)

by Skip November 14, 2014

Yes, more than a few questions already but we aren’t even halfway!  More questions – are legislators actually doing the hard work we elected them to do and are we “selling our State” to the Feds by being too dependent on their money? Question 7: Is it the case that legislators are giving away their authority […]

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Questions 5 & 6 (Commissions & Boards, Regional Planning Commissions)

by Skip November 13, 2014

These next two question were in the area of the growing Administrative State – unelected and unaccountable to the voters making decisions that will affect those voters with the force of law without the legislative process.  It has overtaken the Federal Government and Obama is playing that violin much to our detriment – and it […]

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Bill O’Brien: a good characterization

by Skip November 13, 2014

On the NH Speaker of the House: Bill O’Brien is the clear choice here, and the only real leader and servant of the people among the three, and the only one with our Republican values and Constitution tattooed on his chest. (H/T: Dan)

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