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GOP, you are STUPIDER than I thought if you think this is a reason why I’d vote for you

by Skip June 7, 2017

Ben Sasse On What The Republican Party Stands For: “I Don’t Know” I hate almost all of the MSM, as any long term ‘Grok reader knows, as over the years I have blogged about specific instances of MSM bias against presenting news stories straight up without insipid (or gratuitous condescension) commentary slapping around half their […]

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I think the last line describes it well.

by Skip May 16, 2017

Is the GOP, at the national level, a “governing” Party? Governing Parties don’t whine – they just DO.  Certainly not seeing a whole lot of DO outside of rolling back Obama Administration rules and regulations.  Don’t get me wrong but no RESULTS on the items they’ve campaigned on and they’ve had 7 years to prepare […]

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Blogline of the Day: It shouldn’t take the Wall Street Journal to enlighten the DC GOP about this

by Skip May 12, 2017

WSJ EDITORIAL BOARD: The fastest way to lose Congress is by not repealing ObamaCare. The GOP has been promising this for 7 years.  The base put them in place for ONE and only ONE reason.  Complete repeal. Govt out of my decision making with my doctor.  No more mandates.  No more taxes. Heck, no more […]

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BlogLine of the Day – “EMBRACE THE HEALING POWER OF ‘AND.”

by Skip May 9, 2017

House Conservative: Congress ‘Lacks the Intellect or Lacks the Backbone’ to Avoid ‘Debilitating Insolvency’ Update: Judging by the early returns in the comments, I should have gone with “EMBRACE THE HEALING POWER OF ‘AND’.” I regret the error. Unsure if the Blogline is really line 1 or line 2…either one, it is the Stupid Party. […]

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And now, the latest Republican excuse for not getting things done legislatively?

by Skip May 2, 2017

Like Rush said: : “Why is anybody voting Republican, if this is what happens when we win?” Give us the House Give us the Senate Give us the Presidency Give us….oh crap, make something up QUICK…oh yeah – GIVE US MORE SENATORS Er, see #2 – we did?  How much more do WE have to do […]

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Blogline of the Day – Rush Limbaugh

by Skip May 2, 2017

Rush on the terrible spending bill: “Why is anybody voting Republican, if this is what happens when we win?” Consistency breeds Trust yielding Votes.  Right now, I see no Consistency so why should I Trust them? You know what the comment is on that third word, right?  Right? This goes for the NH GOP as […]

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Embarrassing – GOP just got on their knees to the Dems on this latest budget deal

by Skip May 1, 2017

Yeah, the GOP is alREADY saying “wait until next time!” Nancy Pelosi & Chuck Schumer are laughing and laughing at this gutless wonders that promised us everything but have given us Conservatives essentially nothing in this “bipartisan” agreement.  As Steve pointed out here and especially here at “On the Crossing of Aisles”: This is not ‘Democrats’ […]

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“If I vote for this healthcare bill, it will be the end of my career.”

by Skip April 30, 2017

Yesterday at the Rally for Jerry, I said the above to a prominent GOP activist here in NH when she said “not to worry” in that the DC GOPers will get the job done and repeal Obamacare.  I thought she’d about fall off her chair – she knows I don’t kid about such things.  I […]

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Guest post by JD Rucker: Why Life is at the Forefront for the Federalist Party

by Skip April 22, 2017

The Declaration of Independence conspicuously listed life as an unalienable right. It’s impossible to know for certain how the founders would weigh in on the modern abortion debate, but the Federalist Party holds to the idea that protecting life at all stages is a self-evident truth. The opportunities to write about this to the nation […]

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Why does the GOP keep avoiding its base’s priorities?

by Skip April 11, 2017

SHOT: Report: GOP Leaders May Exclude Border Wall Funds In Next Years Budget The creation of a border wall along our southern border continues to be something president Trump really wants to make happen. However, a new report indicates that federal funds for Trump’s border wall may not be included in the House GOP’s budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018. The […]

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Blogline of the Day (Part 3) – the dumbest line of the day (I think)

by Skip April 3, 2017

Schumer: How about instead of nuking the filibuster, you let Democrats help choose Trump’s SCOTUS nominee? Yeah, the Republicans won the election to do THAT? If that happened, Senate Minority Leader Chuckie Schumer would be the Senate Majority Leader in slightly less than two years. And neither Trump or Pence would be in the Oval […]

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Blogline of the Day (Part 2) – Republican “dedication”?

by Skip April 3, 2017

FORMER CONGRESSMAN TOM PERRIELLO: I lost my seat in Congress because I voted for Obamacare. I don’t regret that decision at all. House Republicans have yet to show similar commitment to their oft-stated principles. He was willing to sacrifice his political career for Socialism (for that is what Obamacare is – just like the VA). […]

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Democrats set the expectations – but Republicans were defending it?

by Skip March 29, 2017

You know that old political saw: once given an entitlement, it’s almost impossible to take it back.  In this case, Obamacare and its real payload, Expanded Medicaid.  We’d expect Democrats to defend it – it is THE way to continue to have Government insert itself more and more into the healthcare space.  Presto – universal […]

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Republicans: formerly the Party of LESSER government. Now, how to tell them from the Dems?

by Skip March 29, 2017

First off, NH: As it currently stands, the budget will exceed $12 billion for the first time ever. The cost of running state government will be about $9,000 for every man, woman, and child in NH. Is your family getting its money’s worth? Can you afford to pay your share? Here are the numbers from the last budget […]

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And if you are one that thought that Ryancare SHOULD have passed today, contemplate this:

by Skip March 24, 2017

Obamacare Regulations Drove Up Premium Costs By Up to 68%. And NOTHING in this current bill changed ANYTHING that causes that rise.  Nothing.  Every single item that has been bending that curve upward for the last seven years in Obamacare IS STILL IN OBAMACARE 2.0. Every. Single. One.  Go ahead – prove me wrong. Yes, […]

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RyanCare: Pi$$ Poor Planning Produces Pi$$ Poor Performance – the Debacle, Part 3

by Skip March 24, 2017

This post title DOES says it all for me (sarcasm at all the other faux outrage): How DARE House Freedom Caucus hold GOP accountable to its promises!? End Result?  Republicans wasted seven years in uttering hot air instead of doing the actual work – this bill failed their rhetoric. This bill also failed the Trust […]

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So, the GOP in DC decide to cut taxes and shrink government…..aw sheesh

by Skip November 15, 2016

“The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small,but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.”  – President Obama, Inauguration (2009) Still thinking about the above but what the heck, is the […]

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So, the GOP in DC decide to cut taxes and shrink government…..oh wait!

by Skip November 15, 2016

“The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small,but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.”  – President Obama, Inauguration (2009) Hmmm, is it the case that I only have about 2 […]

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Notable Quote – Stephen Green

by Skip November 9, 2016

FLASHBACK: The Manchurian President. It’s a little early in his administration to draw any broad conclusions, but the evidence is clear: As a younger man, Barack Obama was kidnapped and brainwashed by evil Republican operatives, then sent deep undercover to destroy the Democratic Party and perhaps even the entire liberal worldview. That’s the intro of […]

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Notable Quote – Brad Wardell

by Skip October 27, 2016

“You can’t have it both ways. You can’t say that it’s a matter of life and death for the Republicans to maintain control and yet treat the actual job so casually while in office. If the free world hangs in the balance, then bloody act like that during your term and not just in the […]

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Political signs as proxy?

by Skip October 22, 2016

To be sure, I stay home a lot – it’s easy when you work via the Internet during the day and don’t get out much at night lately.  Today, though, I had to run errands myself this morning.  For whatever reason, I actually took note of the political signs that I saw – and those […]

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The GOP owns Trump because it rejected and destroyed the TEA Party

by Skip October 9, 2016

Much ink has been written about the rise and fall of the TEA Party.  It started off as a rebellion against what it saw as overreaches by Government, especially the Federal govt, starting slowly with Bush (“We have to destroy the Free Market in order to save it”) and then on steroids after Rick Santelli’s […]

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The GOP again gives us a reason for “not a dime’s worth of difference”

by Skip August 14, 2016

Or, why do we think there there is only a Fusion Party?  Because they act no differently than the Democrats when they don’t think we’re looking.  Take the appropriations for the Office of Civil Affairs and its meddling over transgenderism by its own re-manufacturing of law and definition replacing the meaning of what was passed […]

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Part II – NH Republican Gubernatorial Debate in Digestible Bits

by Steve MacDonald August 3, 2016
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Part II A few weeks back the Windham GOP held a debate. We posted their video here, and I promised to break up the audio from that recording into digestible bits for your casual consumption. Hour TWO broke down into three segments. I have edited (shortened) the audio down to the questions and answers. Applause volume has […]

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Windham GOP Republican Gubernatorial Debate

by Steve MacDonald July 15, 2016
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If you missed it, here it is. The entire Windham GOP Committee Republican Debate.

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DNC Platform Committee Burns Bernie

by Steve MacDonald June 30, 2016
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We start with what the DNC left out of their platform, talk about alphabet agency gun-buys, the GOP, Convention shenanigans, Trump and more… Download this Segment | Get the Complete Podcast >>> You Can Listen to us on Stitcher Smart Radio! <<<  

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Trump Nears Delegate Threshold

by Steve MacDonald May 25, 2016
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(Bloomberg) Donald Trump won Tuesday’s Republican presidential primary in Washington state, according to the Associated Press, putting the party’s presumptive nominee on the cusp of crossing the delegate threshold required to formally secure his party’s nomination. Trump scored 27 delegates in Washington State, leaving him 41 delegates shy of 1237. With 300 Delegates still up for […]

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Guest Post – An Open Letter to the National Republican Party

by Skip May 7, 2016

I am a New Hampshire conservative Independent. I am by no means unique and, in fact, am probably a member of a species that is far more common than most people may realize or care to acknowledge. Over the last several months I have developed distaste for the national Republican Party and it has grown stronger […]

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Notable Quote – Kimberly Morin

by Skip May 5, 2016

“The GOP is like a heroin addict. They keep promising their supporters they’ll end their big government, less freedom addiction if you just vote for their candidate. Trump is their fatal dose of heroin. And there’s no Narcan available. -Kimberly Morin (blogger, writer) The jig may be almost up for the Republican Party – more […]

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