Congress

It’s bad when even LIBERAL Law Professor Jonathan Turley says Congress is making itself irrelevant

by Skip July 18, 2014

The Founders' belief that self-interested branches would protect their own appears to have been their single, fatal miscalculation. — Thomas H. Crown (@ThomasHCrown) July 9, 2014 I have been saying this for a number of years now – that Congress has been following in the footsteps of the Roman Senate – still having the self-righteous words, […]

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House Votes To Ban Taxing Internet Access Forever

by Steve MacDonald July 16, 2014
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The US House bill that just passed a bill that would prohibit any state or federal government from taxing internet access forever.  This is good news but I think states should retain the right to decide this matter individually.  Oh, and what’s with that “forever” thing, right? The Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act is an […]

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Notable Quote – Mark Tapscot

by Skip July 15, 2014

On separation of powers (emphasis mine): Ultimate test of checks and balances The credibility of Congress and the courts thus now depends upon their successfully exposing the truth about the IRS scandal and punishing those responsible. If they fail, the executive branch will be effectively liberated from constitutional restraint. Thus, the IRS scandal has now become the […]

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Data Point – Public confidence in the Mainstream Media

by Skip June 20, 2014

 newspapers: fallen to 22 percent, down from 23 percent last year and tying the record low in 2007. higher levels of public confidence in institutions that are often criticized by the press: the military (74%) small business (62%) the police (53%) organized religion (45%). Heh!: Faith in the U.S. Congress currently stands at seven percent, down […]

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You Might Be A New Hampshire Democrat If…. (updated)

by Steve MacDonald June 12, 2014
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If you think your neighbors are not a better judge of how to spend their own money than their Congressman or some bureaucrat down in Washington DC…. …Yooooou,  Might be a New Hampshire Democrat.   If you think the 69 billion dollars per year spent on the Dept of Education does a whole lot more […]

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Congress – the reason we can’t have nice things?

by Skip June 11, 2014

Do we know how they will impoverish us next?  Or by what amount?  Or what Rights they will try to diminish? (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)    

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Is Dan Innis A Faculty Lounge Democrat Plant?

by Steve MacDonald June 11, 2014
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I’ve been waiting a while to ask this.   Is Dan Innis a Faculty Lounge Democrat Plant sent to use a Republican wave election to ensure the left holds CD-1 in New Hampshire? He was a registered Democrat. He did give 500.00 dollars to Jackie Cilley,  she being the more extremist left wing Democrat in the […]

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Lambert Challenges Kuster to Debate

by Steve MacDonald June 5, 2014
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Lambert Challenges Kuster to Debate   Nashua – In response to Congresswoman Ann Kuster’s incoherent statement regarding the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner exchange, Marine Corps Colonel (Ret.) and 2nd Congressional District candidate Gary Lambert issued the following statement: “Once again, Ann Kuster has made it clear that she is unprepared and unqualified to represent us on […]

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Carol-Shea Pay to Play?

by Steve MacDonald May 30, 2014
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Last week on GrokTALK! I remarked on a site that tracked donations to votes in congress and how New Hampshire Congress Person Carol Shea-Porter had a remarkable record.  Remarkable in that 93 percent of Carol-Shea Pay to Play’s votes could be correlated with cash donations to her Campaign within 30 days of her vote. Out […]

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Current GrokPOLL! Result for NH CD-1 With Two Days Left to Go

by Steve MacDonald April 21, 2014
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With Two days left to vote in this weeks unscientific GrokPOLL! , the political crack study monkeys have pushed the buttons for their early congressional candidate of preference in CD-1 over 1800 times.  Dan Innis currently has a 12 point lead.  Will he be able to hold that lead? If you have not voted yet […]

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Income Equality….? I Have Some Ideas.

by Steve MacDonald April 10, 2014
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I think income equality starts with the people in government, most of whom make way too much money and have far too many incentives to milk the taxpayers and the system dry without fear of repercussion.  People should not be getting rich from elected office, period. The answer (maybe) is to ensure the job of […]

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It’s The Democrats IRS Now

by Ed Naile March 27, 2014

Republicans in Congress are used to letting the Democrats run things and as Democrats usually do they achieve the most political mileage they can out of positions of power. Take the IRS for instance. The Obama Regime has used this bureaucracy to keep any political opposition, in this case the TEA Party groups, from acquiring […]

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GrokSHOTS! Phil Kerpen – Real Regulatory Accountability (That Democrats Block)

by Steve MacDonald March 24, 2014
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This week, Phil Kerpen from American Commitment explained a bill called the REINS Act that would dissuade congress from writing huge bills that abrogate them of responsibility or accountability by assigning broad power to unelected regulators.   Phil Kerpen  – Keeping Congress Accountable with the REINS Act. ( 1 min. 54 sec.)   Listen to […]

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Carol Shea- Porter Has Some Competition

by Steve MacDonald March 13, 2014
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It’s not what you think.  Well, maybe it is. c/o John Hinderaker at Powerline, on Sheila Jackson Lee.  This is classic Lee: Maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority — the Republicans, my chairman and others — for giving us an opportunity to have a deliberative constitutional discussion […]

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Congress

by Rick Olson January 7, 2014

“Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.”—Mark Twain

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Did You Know….?

by Steve MacDonald January 6, 2014
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Paul Mirski Endorses Marilinda Garcia For Congress

by Steve MacDonald November 26, 2013
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  I support Marilinda Garcia for NH’s Second Congressional District seat 110%. She’s a social conservative – but, I would judge, pragmatic on libertarian issues – leans libertarian but only leans. She’s honest, very bright, articulate, attractive in demeanor, very accomplished, a very good speaker, a hard and absolutely reliable worker. She has lot’s of […]

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Marilinda Garcia is Officially Running for Congress in NH-CD2

by Steve MacDonald November 25, 2013
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Long time NH Republican House Rep Marilinda Garcia has joined the race for congress in NH CD-2, at leas that’s what her web page says… marilindagarcia.com CD-2 is not my district.  I’m (currently) stuck with Democrat Carol Shea-SEIU Porter.  But over in CD-2 you’ve got ‘Pay What taxes?-Give me that camera you F-Bomb McKluster, aka […]

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And one Constitutional reason why the Republicans SHOULD not cave

by Skip October 15, 2013

Our Constitution is under assault like never before – Progressives see it, along with traditional families, the value of self-reliance, and God, as the last impediments to transforming America into their version of Dystopia Utopia.  Congressman Tom McClintock (R-CA) has the following observations on the current Continuing Resolution to keep the Government open (as the […]

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Yet another Obama assault on the Constitution?

by Skip October 15, 2013

There is a ton of stuff going on that’s bad – and more and more keeps piling on (the “dense pack” theory of overwhelming your opposition).  Here’s yet another one – From Breitbart: President Obama wants fast track power so he can conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an expansive system of global governance that would […]

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GrokTALK! 10-5-2013 The video – Keynote Speaker: Dr. Betsy McCaughey (Parts 1 & 2)

by Skip October 6, 2013

The Keynote Speaker for the NH Federation of Republican Women’s annual meeting was Dr. Betsy McCaughey: BETSY MCCAUGHEY, PH.D., is a constitutional scholar with a Ph.D. from Columbia University, a patient advocate and health policy expert, and a former Lt. Governor of New York state. In 1993 she read the 1,362-page Clinton health bill, warned […]

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Guinta Announces Bid to Retake Congressional Seat

by Steve MacDonald September 23, 2013
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23rd, 2013 Contact: Ethan Zorfas, ezorfas@gmail.com Frank Guinta Announces Campaign for New Hampshire’s First Congressional District We Must Put People First: Rising healthcare costs, higher tuition bills, less take home pay are really hurting the middle class and our government cannot get anything done.   Manchester, NH—Through a web video, Frank […]

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Obama is looking for a savior

by Don September 13, 2013

  The Congress float was leaky, so now Obama is trying to grab the SS Putin float

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Blogline of the Day – Sarah Palin

by Skip August 31, 2013

On Obama’s hellbent intentions of using “his” military (“Now, I have not made a final decision about various actions that might be taken to help enforce that norm,” Obama said. “But as I’ve already said, I have had my military and our team look at a wide range of options.” – since when was a […]

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Bill O’Brien – Not Running for Congress

by Steve MacDonald August 23, 2013
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Manchester TV News is reporting that former Speaker Bill O’Brien has elected not to run for Congress is New Hampshire Congressional District 2.   They are reporting that he plans to take a job in the private sector.  There are no other detials at this time.

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I dream of Jeannie Shaheen too – and Carol Shea-Porter, Annie Kuster, and Kelly Ayotte and it’s still a nightmare.

by Skip August 11, 2013

Ladies (you who now belong to the DC Ruling Political Class), I bet you all are so relieved – that you and your staffers have all been relieved of the burden of sharing in the “shared sacrifice / responsibility” (as a President of oft to say) of Obamacare and joining with the rest of us […]

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Orwell’s Pigs Are Alive And Well – On THEIR ObamaCare, At OUR Expense!

by Mike August 9, 2013

John Goodman at the National Center for Policy Analysis writes: Is this Obama’s Nixon moment? In 2014, members of Congress and their staff will receive their health insurance through the health insurance exchanges created by ObamaCare. Lucky for them, it was recently announced that the federal government will make tax-free contributions toward the employee’s insurance […]

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Data Point: And let’s not leave out Congress when we talk about Trust

by Skip June 15, 2013

  Lest I be accused to only be about picking on the Executive Branch, let’s swing over to the Legislative Branch – how much do we, the American Public, trust Congress?  Here’s a chart from Gallup – I’ll make it easy for you.  Just go to the last line. Combine that 10% approval with only […]

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“Congress Members & Hill Staff Fear They Can’t Afford Health Care Under Obamacare! Can America?

by Skip June 14, 2013

Video posted by the Mass TEA Party: Imagine that – Congress, those “public servants” who have exempted itself from many of the strictures it has put upon the Citizenry, is finding out the consequence of passing voluminous, complicated, and hastily done legislation can harm themselves.  No, I have no pity at all for these chuckleheads […]

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Call The Pelosi Twins – The House Vote To Repeal ObamaScare is Today

by Steve MacDonald May 16, 2013

Let Carol Ann Shea-McKluster know that…now that we all know what’s in it – we still don’t want it!

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