Bill O’Brien

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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Bill O’Brien for NH House Speaker

by Tom November 13, 2014

To all newly-elected NH State Representatives: I hope that on Tuesday, Nov 18th, you’ll select Bill O’Brien as Caucus Leader, then House Speaker. The NHGOP establishment is gunning, again, for someone who votes least with the Republican platform (Gene Chandler).  His HRA scores have been consistently in the low 80% range.  Democrats most definitely want Chandler to […]

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Q2 What happens if the Supremes rule against IRS subsidy rule?

by Skip November 13, 2014

The next question was on Obamacare – specifically the pending doom that that the US Supreme Court may deal to the IRS for writing its Obamacare tax subsidy rule directly counter to what the plain text of the Obamacare law states (tax subsidies are only to be given through State Obamacare Exchanges and not Federal […]

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NHGOP Leadership Publicly Announces Plot to Deceive Republicans in The NH House

by Steve MacDonald November 13, 2014
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From the “Republicans” who couldn’t be bothered to stop Medicaid Expansion, impositions on free speech, attacks on gun rights, all bucket list items for the Democrat party, we get the official endorsement of Gene Chandler for Speaker of the House. The letter is addressed to “representative-elect,” signed by Ayotte, former Govs. John H. Sununu and […]

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Q1A Follow up: High cost of Right To Know for ordinary folks – what can be done?

by Skip November 12, 2014

Following on Steve’s question to Bill O’Brien on the high cost of Right To Know requests, my follow on was concerning the case when government workers decide that they will obfuscate and delay getting that lawfully requested information – can the normal qualified immunity be stripped and they be made personally liable? Q1A:  RTKs by […]

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Q1: High cost of Right To Know for ordinary folks – what can be done?

by Skip November 12, 2014

“Winning is merely a precursor – it is what you do afterwards that is most important” And the NH Speaker of the House will have most to do regarding what is done.  Last night the GraniteGrok Editorial Board met with NH State Rep. Bill O’Brien, who is running for re-election for the NH Speaker of […]

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NH Speaker of the House Race – incoming rumors

by Skip November 12, 2014

“NH Voters Embraced ‘O’Brien’ Budget & Agenda in 2014“: Attention: newly elected Conservative & Libertarian leaning NH House Republicans considering for whom to cast their votes for Repubs Bill O’Brien, Gene Chandler, or Lori Sanborn: NEW: “Also, I have heard that Merrill, Duprey, Ayotte, Guinta, and Benson are working on a joint letter in support […]

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Voters Already Chose Bill O’Brien to Be Speaker of the NH House

by Steve MacDonald November 11, 2014
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The Democrats ran a statewide campaign to tie every House Republican candidate to Bill O’Brien before the election. They didn’t run a statewide campaign against Gene Chandler or anyone else who might want to be speaker.  The Obama agenda is apparently not threatened by Gene Chandler or scheming Party insiders.  Only Bill O’Brien. So if […]

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Former Speaker Bill O’Brien was excoriated for this – devolve Power back to Individuals

by Skip November 11, 2014

BUMPED: First posted on 2/17/2014 And that is why the Left here in NH HATED Bill – he believed that political power should not reside in the State Capital and certainly not with politicians (note: some harsher words from Glen Reynolds from Instapundit about this: “Deny them that, and make it painful for them whenever […]

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