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If the GOP keeps ignoring me….well, then they have NO ONE to blame but themselves

by Skip August 3, 2017

And that would be: Consistency breeds Trust yields Votes Winning is only a precursor; what is most important is what you do afterwards They aren’t Consistent, they are breaking Promises, and worse, don’t seem to care.  They pleaded for 8 years – they got what they wanted.  We aren’t.  We aren’t happy either.  I hope […]

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“No Party Can Remain In Power By Lying To The American People”

by Skip July 29, 2017

That’s from US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).  I’d like to believe that it’s true, that the Republicans would get tossed out of power like a pit bull throws around a rag doll.  But we’ve seen the result of that before when the Dems took control mid-last decade – due to the fecklessness of the Republicans […]

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Which one is not the same?

by Skip July 22, 2017

Sorry, trick question; they are all the same. (H/T: Powerline)

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“What Does it Mean to Be a Republican?” – The California edition

by Skip July 19, 2017

O’Sullivan’s First Law: Any institution that is not explicitly right wing will become left wing over time. Well, the GOP isn’t explicitly right wing and too often we are seeing it isn’t even right of center.  Again, my favorite worst hobbyhorse is that Republicans instituted Medicaid Expansion – a major part of the Democrat process […]

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“What Does it Mean to Be a Republican?”

by Skip July 18, 2017

Alternate title: John Thune: Health care debacle makes Republicans look ‘dysfunctional’ Look?  Really, you had the stones to say “look“, Senator?  Are you freakin’ serious?  Is there ANY doubt left? You must be delusional to think that we are SO delusional to even think of accepting that lame spin. But given what Congress has done lately, […]

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Notable Quote – Peter Kirsanow

by Skip July 18, 2017

The Republican agenda is stuck in neutral in part because of the tendency by Beltway Republicans and some conservatives to play by the rules established by the media and progressives, the flouting of which were a contributing factor in Donald Trump’s electoral victories. The health-care fiasco, though not foreordained, was eminently predictable once Republicans essentially […]

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GOP – deliberately made promises it had no intention of keeping

by Skip July 17, 2017

“I didn’t expect Donald Trump to win. I think most of my colleagues didn’t. So we didn’t expect to be in this situation.” That was US Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) a couple of weeks ago at a town hall committing a gaffe – inadvertently admitting to a truth that none in the GOP elite (and […]

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Senator Rand Paul – the GOP isn’t going to keep its promise on Obamacare repeal

by Skip July 13, 2017

I don’t agree with him all the time but on this, I do.  The GOP made a singular promise, over and over, for seven years.  Now, like the dog that finally caught the car, they don’t seem to know how to govern.  Which is to say, keep that promise, to completely repeal and replace Obamacare, […]

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Data Point – Wait, WHAT? This isn’t supposed to happen with Obamacare!!!

by Skip July 10, 2017

And the news is from CNN (oh wait, should it be believed??)!  Yikes – they’re even saying the stuff we are: Several factors could be driving the uptick, Gallup said. Premiums rose substantially in 2017 for those who don’t qualify for federal subsidies, and many consumers had fewer choices on the exchanges because insurers bailed […]

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I guess it isn’t just the NH GOP that sucks

by Skip July 2, 2017

From my friend and loyal reader (emphasis mine): Skip – thought you’d appreciate the irony. After OH voters rejected marijuana on the Nov ballot, our Republican legislature passed it anyway – too much money at stake. If you’re rich enough and can grow in large qtys, you can apply for a license.  Still illegal for […]

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Why am I not surprised at the GOP running dead last?

by Skip July 1, 2017

All we hear from the Dems and the Media how BAD Trump has been – then why does the general public rate Trump better?  Mostly because, all tweets aside, he is getting things done which is what he campaigned on and is doing.  He is keeping his campaign promises for the most part and the […]

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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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