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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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After the show – John Kasich: Republicans should like Democrat ideas

by Skip April 24, 2016

Yeah, that pic to the left (pun intended) just wasn’t enough for Kasich to prove his bona fides as a “Conservative” Republican. Nor his earlier statement that he fits in comfortably in between Bernie and Hillary policy wise. Ayup, a great way to motivate the base to vote for him like saying “Vote for me […]

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Republican Convention Fallout?

by Steve MacDonald April 24, 2016
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Mark Meckler, one of the founding leaders of the TEA Party movement, joins us to discuss convention politics, candidates, post-convention fallout-scenarios, what we need to do to take over the GOP, and more. Here’s a 45 second GrokSHOT! from this segment-  

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Cruz Should Be Trump’s Vice President

by Steve MacDonald April 12, 2016
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I’ve suggested this a handful of times going back months, as a very reasonable solution to the biggest problem; stopping the Democrat party from having the opportunity to finish what Obama started. Recalling that Ronald Reagan overcame a 30-point polling deficit to defeat Jimmy Carter in 1980 by winning in the Northeast, Lord said, “He carried […]

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Colorado Did Vote – March 1st.

by Steve MacDonald April 11, 2016
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You can be mad about Colorado, just be mad at the right people, and for the right reasons. On March 1, Colorado Republicans gathered at 2,917 precinct caucuses to select delegates to the county assemblies and district conventions. If you’re a Coloradan with a view on the Republican primary, this is when you got to vote. […]

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The Delegate Rules Differ From State to State

by Steve MacDonald April 9, 2016
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You’d think that Federalism loving voters would get this, if not understand it. Rules (some laws, customs, habits) will and should differ from state to state, including how delegates are elected by state parties and how they are expected to behave. And they do differ! Jim Geraghty wrote about it, and shared some more thoughts […]

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An observation as to why Trump is winning: Betrayal

by Skip March 10, 2016

When I first started blogging, I discovered Paul Rahe and began to try to read everything I could that he wrote (and then add my pittance to it).  Alas, someone else thought much of him and behind paywalls he went (ah yes, folks like Bernie Sanders would judge this to be a failure of the […]

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Ya think! NH Political Operative Mike Dennehy: “You know quite frankly, I think the Republican Party is on the verge of a civil war”

by Skip March 6, 2016

(H/T: WMUR). Heck, I’ve been writing about this for years now – and now he seems to be surprised.  This has been slow rolling since the start of the TEA Party movement 8 years ago.  Anyone inside that movement, who thought about what was happening, thinking about what its principles were (e.g., Free Markets, Fiscal Frugality, […]

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Data Point – Do tell – Primary exit polling vis-a-vis the Republican Party

by Skip March 2, 2016

Those voting in the Republican Party Primary dish (diss?) on the GOP: Angry Republicans turned out to vote in the South Large numbers of Republicans across the board said they felt “betrayed” by their party, with almost 6 in 10 feeling that way in Georgia and Alabama, and 1 in 2 feeling that way in […]

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