Conservatism

Oh, I’m quite sure

by Skip March 16, 2014

On today’s WMUR’s CloseUP, Josh McElveen interviewed both Scott Brown and his wife.  He posed a question to Scott (emphasis mine): [Bob Smith said]: You’re so liberal that you should be in a primary with Jeanne Shaheen And the way that Scott Brown answered the question, it seem like a challenge Scott Brown “That’s Bob […]

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CPAC 2014 – “…our movement is being splintered by Big Government and Big Tent conservatism”

by Skip March 7, 2014

Words from Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center and he goes on to talk about that the Fiscal Conservatives, Foreign Policy Conservatives, and Traditional Values Conservatives have either been co-opted and redefined to be elsewise, or have given up.  These three legs are fracturing as the Big Government / Big Tent “conservatives”, as he […]

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Equality: How Liberals think Conservatives see it – Part II

by Skip November 21, 2013

A great graphic that I’ve chopped up a bit – Part 2 tonite For Progressives, “Equality” seems to be the driving force – everyone MUST be equal no matter what area of life is being viewed.  Anything that promotes or allows “inequality” must be stamped out.  Freedom is reserved for the realm of “free from […]

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Equality: How Liberals think Conservatives see it

by Skip November 19, 2013

A great graphic that I’ve chopped up a bit – Part 1 tonite For Progressives, “Equality” seems to be the driving force – everyone MUST be equal no matter what area of life is being viewed.  Anything that promotes or allows “inequality” must be stamped out.  Freedom is reserved for the realm of “free from […]

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Now she is acting like the person why I voted for the other one.

by Skip October 20, 2013

This is from Pindell: “Ayotte is now acting like the person people thought they voted for.”  James, let me remind you that I’m not the only one – and they were LOUD.  He continues: However, during the shutdown, Ayotte came into her own politically. She was no longer following the lead of mentors like U.S. […]

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And then you wonder why we don’t trust Main Street / Moderate / Establishment / “Republican because I’m a Republican” Republican:

by Skip October 16, 2013

There  few words that can describe the sheer madness in that he actually believes that somebody will actually believe this (without violating Rule #1): McConnell lamented that the agreement would not seriously address ObamaCare, but vowed to keep fighting against the law. “This is far less than many of us had hoped for, frankly, but […]

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GrokTALK! August 24th, 2013

by Steve MacDonald August 25, 2013
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This week on GrokTalk!… Everyone shows up early.  Steve, Ed, and Susan host with NH House Reps John Burt and Spec Bowers piling on. What did we talk about…How Union Membership pays…after you leave the union to go work at Market basket, Welfare Jobs almost anyone will take, what happened to Steve at Water Country, […]

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Another American traditional value repudiated by Progressives

by Skip August 1, 2013

Progressives put no stock at all in phrase “I learn more from my mistakes than from my successes”.  Instead, Progressives are working hard to free anyone from any bad consequences, given that they are not responsible for the bad decisions leading up to that bad consequence.  Re: one of the biggest bugaboos of Progressives is […]

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So, did Michelle O’s version of Big Government all over our kids food work out?

by Skip July 16, 2013

Conservatives believe that the best government is a limited one and the closer to to the Citizens it is supposed to serve, the better.  That way, it is much easier for Citizens to correct the actions and decisions made by their public servants. After all, local is where life is lived and when things go […]

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Belknap County Conservative Republicans’ Family Fun Day – interview with Greg Moore

by Skip May 19, 2013

The last interview from the Belknap County Conservative Republicans’ Family Fun Day was with Greg Moore, the Executive Director of the New Hampshire chapter of Americans for Prosperity.  His mission as Exec. Dir., as always, is to reach out to all kinds of groups, current and new (as the BCCR group is) and let them […]

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Belknap County Conservative Republicans’ Family Fun Day – interview with Don Walker

by Skip May 19, 2013

After doing GrokTALK! first thing in the morning in Concord, I headed up to Laconia to Funspot where the Belknap County Conservative Republicans were having their Family Fun Day – under the tent, free food, and opening up their arms to the public at large to talk about the Republican Party Platform, Constitutional values, and […]

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”no controlling legal authority”

by Skip May 16, 2013

That was the line Al Gore used back when he was campaigning against George W Bush back in 2000 in raising money at a Buddhist temple (where the monks has a vow of poverty).   As I used to hear in Sunday school, and then say myself – an object lesson!  By that, he just didn’t […]

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April 27th GrokTALK! Guest Segment – Republican Youth Activist David Hurst

by Steve MacDonald April 28, 2013

This week on GrokTALK! the New Hampshire Young Republican’s (former chairman) and current vice-chairman, David Hurst, takes a few minutes to chat about conservatism, what is a young Republican, the challenges of promoting opportunity versus the lefts allure of handouts, learning self responsibility, and where NHYR is now and where it is headed. To download […]

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Guest Post: former Speaker of the NH House, Bill O’Brien on the passing of Margaret Thatcher

by Skip April 8, 2013

Rep. William O’Brien’s Comments on the Passing of Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minster of Great Britain and the indispensable philosophical, political and international ally of Ronald Reagan, died this morning. Lady Thatcher was a giant of conservative values and action.  Along with President Reagan, Margaret Thatcher inspired us with her thoughtful and unflinching […]

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GrokTV: Hillsborough County Republican Committee Lincoln-Reagan Gala – John O’Sullivan, Q and A

by Skip March 24, 2013

Pretty much, any speech to a political crowd means that questions wish to be asked and answered and last night was not exception.  Given the time of the evening (the entrees at this dinner were served a bit later than scheduled) and the length of the speech, there were only three questions asked: The President, […]

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Guest Post by NH State Rep. Jane Cormier – Honor is the Only Way Out of This Mess!

by Skip February 3, 2013

Since becoming involved in Republican politics back after the 2006 elections where the Republicans first got mauled (for not understanding and standing up for what they used to say they were), I have said, over and over again, that elected Republicans needed to stay engaged with the local media outlets – write the guest columns, […]

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And so it begins……….a thought

by Skip January 10, 2013

Remember, Progressives hate women defending themselves.  Why?  Well, Susan just posted another case of “what as bad when Republicans did it, but fine when Democrats do it” – their faux cries of “settled law” (here and here).  Here we see the regressive nature of Democrats in trying to reverse the Natural Right to defend yourself.  […]

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Notable Quote – Plus!: On Restraining the ‘Passions of Men’

by Steve MacDonald December 29, 2012

“For Conservative thinkers believe that man is corrupt, that his appetites need restraint, and that the forces of custom, authority, law, and government, as well as moral discipline, are required to keep sin in check.” -Quintin Hogg       “Experience has ever shown, that education, as well as religion, aristocracy, as well as democracy […]

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A Conservative Solution to The Public School Lunch Circular Firing Squad

by Steve MacDonald December 18, 2012

Federal mandates made school lunches cost more and forced foods into them most kids don’t care for so the Derry School District Lunch program is pondering why overall receipts are down. “The food service numbers are significantly less on student sales,” Simard said. She said the food services department is still working to determine the […]

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im41 has some rules for Bloggers to defeat Libs

by Skip December 14, 2012

He asked a number of bloggers what they believe the “rules” are to help recover what happened in November and in the culture in general.  Here are a few of them: Of course: Andrew Breitbart:  War! Atlas Shrugs: A complete reevaluation of the opposition strategy is needed. The Republicans have failed. The Republican Party has […]

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Paul Harvey: “If I were the Devil”

by Rick Olson December 8, 2012

“In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.” —Paul Harvey DATELINE: April 3, 1965. Yes. These very words spoken by Paul Harvey were spoken  nearly 48 years ago. Paul Harvey, as we knew him, was born Paul Harvey Aurandt, September 4, 1918 in Tulsa Oklahoma. Paul Harvey, was a […]

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Talk About Having No Idea What A Conservative Is… (Updated Again & Bumped)

by Steve MacDonald December 3, 2012

John B. Heroux is reported to be a resident of Bedford, New Hampshire, and a chronic contributor to the Union Leader Editorial page (if Google can be trusted), but he has absolutely no idea what a conservative is.  In his recent “Your Turn” contribution to the public discourse (Union Leader) he starts with this: The […]

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Facebook Doodlings – So, Greg Carson, Secretary of the NH GOP is demanding “unity” – An interlude with Bill Whittle

by Skip November 22, 2012

I have to admit – Facebook has nothing to do with this post – but the topic of this post does have much with the philosophy of that Part I post.  That said, let me allow Gntp NH from that FB thread set the stage for this absolutely spot on calling out of the Republican […]

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Conservatism Is Calling

by Rick Olson October 31, 2012

Another OUTSTANDING work by the venerable Bill Whittle

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Very, very well done. And the message is simple….

by Tim Condon October 26, 2012

STATISM IS THE PROBLEM. We must defeat and destroy it. Here’s why, and how:

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Notable Quotes: Russell Kirk – John Randolph

by Steve MacDonald September 10, 2012

Law will change, indeed, with the times; but arbitrary intervention in the process, rude revision upon abstract concepts a la French taste, is a short and nasty way to social caducity.  When a people begin to think that they can improve society infinitely by incessant alteration of positive law, nothing remains settled; every right, every […]

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Romney Talks De Tocqueville? Huh?

by Scott Morales August 31, 2012

I saw this last night on c-span before the convention and was shocked.  How did the conservative gene skip Mitt? This is the Romney that should be nominated, check this out: “If I had to identify what I think is our most serious threat, it wouldn’t be in the economic area.  It wouldn’t be in […]

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So, are Frank Guinta and Charlie Bass Conservative heros or zeros for their voting records?

by Skip June 21, 2012

Over at RedState, I learned of this new site, The Madison Project, whose purpose is to measure our Federal Representatives to see if they measure up to their districts.  Put it another way, are they acting as Conservative as their District is, worse, or better.  For instance, if a Rep is very Conservative Republican but […]

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I can agree with John Hawkins on these!

by Skip June 3, 2012

‘Grok friend John Hawkins from RightWingsNews has a list of 20 things that he, as a Conservative, believes in for his latest TownHall column.  Here’s a few of my Likes – but as always, GRTWT: 1) Any illegal alien caught in this country should be forever barred from legally visiting this country, working here, or […]

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Libertarians and “Conservatives”

by Mike December 26, 2011

Tim points out that Dick Morris is down on Ron Paul as ‘not a conservative’. Morris is a ‘born again (neo)conservative’ of the kind who tend to be overzealous in some areas where a strict constitutional conservative would prefer government stay out. Nowhere is that more starkly defined than in the drug war, and the […]

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