Which One Never Belonged

by Ed Naile November 1, 2015

This is a tale of two former members of the Republican Party. One was a Republican with conservative principals – the other – not so much. Which one leaving the party actually matters? Tom Tancredo was a Congressman from Colorado for ten years and was ahead of the times regarding illegal occupation of America by […]

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Well, this explains no reruns of Wednesday’s GOP debate

by Skip October 30, 2015

Believe it or not, I actually wanted to watch it again.  No, not for another tweetstorm (which requires multitasking and I know I missed some things in “round robinning” my attention), but to get more of a 10,000 foot view instead of the ground zero.  But I looked out over the CNBC future schedule, I […]

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by Skip October 30, 2015

That’s the headline over at Big Government.  Heck, I beat them to it – have been saying this for years and actually, for a general election, willing to do such with the Left of center bloggers here in NH (Blue Hampshire kept turning me down): Get some conservative bloggers to ask the question – they […]

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Trick Or Treat?
Orange Boehner To Resign Oct 30th!

by Mike September 25, 2015

Just in time for Halloween! From The NY Times: Speaker John A. Boehner will resign from Congress and give up his House seat at the end of October, according to aides in his office. Mr. Boehner was under extreme pressure from the right wing of his conference over whether or not to defund Planned Parenthood […]

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Data Point – Republicans hate their Party

by Skip September 24, 2015

That is an astounding number: 6 in 10 Republicans feel “betrayed” by their Party.  Now betrayed is a very strong, emotionally laden word.  I know, I’ve used it before – years before – here on the ‘Grok.  And its cause is rather simple: they see that the elected Republican officials won’t act according to what […]

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I blame the Republicans for allowing the US Constitution to be so abused

by Skip September 22, 2015

And Kelly Ayotte voted for the deal that greased this idea’s skids?? Can we ever make it back to a time where the Constitution is not just given lip service but actually followed in every jot and tittle? To think that the Senate would ever cede its power and responsibility in such a way. If […]

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Scott Walker is Out

by Steve MacDonald September 21, 2015
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Yahoo! News Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is expected to drop out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, a Republican familiar with his decision told Yahoo News. Another source close to Walker confirmed “is exiting the race,” but did not provide further details. Walker, who has seen his poll numbers plummet in recent weeks, has […]

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The Donald – arbitraging GOP voters away from the Establishment

by Skip August 5, 2015

Yes, this tends to be a vocation with me lately – pointing out the why of the Republican officials, candidates, and Party are not all that welcome with a lot of Republican folks in the base.  And it is ALL self-induced!  Don’t do what you have promised, for years?  Decisions have consequences and with the […]

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Another Republican willing to walk away – if the Republicans show, AGAIN, they won’t honor their words

by Skip July 29, 2015

More and more I am hearing things like the following.  And yes, I am getting to that point as well – I no longer will listen to Republicans yammer their pie holes and expect me to believe in that yellow rain.  Trust – built over time, gone in an instant.  A lot of the base […]

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GrokTALK! – GOP Promises Not Kept

by Steve MacDonald July 14, 2015
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The Republicans asked for the majority to fix things like ObamaCare and big government and when the voters gave them that majority what did they do with it? That and trimming the administrative state. (Yes, I said that last time – got my segment notes mixed up.) Listen to the entire program here Follow us […]

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GrokTALK! – Changing GOP Ground Game?

by Steve MacDonald July 13, 2015
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Has the GOP finally changed its ground game. A series of impressive special election wins suggest  that something is different.  We discuss the most recent winner in NH, then how chasing votes in the wrong direction cost them elections in NH in 2014. Listen to the entire program here Follow us on YouTube,USTREAM, Facebook, and […]

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Which one is not like the others?

by Skip July 7, 2015

we’d rather see the shards of the current Establishment on the floor than continue to see the shards of the broken promises and actions that the Republican Party is actually delivering. I do have to say that there are a lot of Republicans not liking that Donald Trump has crashed their party of “The Party”. […]

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“Go GOP, right?”

by Susan Olsen June 29, 2015

Again, I wish I could write stuff like this. “We’re Living In The United States Of Calvinball. It’s Time The Right Got In The Game. —DrewM. “Other kids’ games are all such a bore! They’ve gotta have rules and they gotta keep score! Calvinball is better by far! It’s never the same! It’s always bizarre! […]

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A Seat At Our Table

by Steve MacDonald June 25, 2015
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It amuses me to no end when Republicans (individuals, groups, so-called advocates, candidates, politicians, party leadership) tell us that we must compromise on our principles to “have a seat at the table.” Compromise is part of politics but shouldn’t we be looking for leaders who are more interested in getting the opposition to sit at our […]

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History Repeats – Ace of Spades

by Susan Olsen June 12, 2015

Posted in its entirety because it is so worth the read: “Apparently, for TPA (the fast track authority) to pass, it was necessary that the TAA pass alongside it, and the latter failed, so they’re in limbo. Some people whom I respect are arguing in favor of TPP (TPA is the legislation that puts it […]

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So Much For Republican Unity

by Steve MacDonald June 11, 2015
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Former House rep George Lambert joins us to discuss the Republican war against one of their own in New Hampshire. We talk about the players and the political cost at the local level, all (apparently) so Senator Ayotte can clear the battle space to run for re-election as a RINO. Listen to the entire program […]

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GrokTALK! – David Bozell on Amnesty, The NSA, and Republicans

by Steve MacDonald June 3, 2015
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David Bozell from ForAmerica is back to discuss the recent 5th circuit ruling on Executive Amnesty. We also discuss lousy Republican leadership in Congress, and Rand Paul being all he can be in his fight against NSA spying. Listen to the entire program here Follow us on YouTube,USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with you oniTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker,TuneIn, or Stitcher.

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Notable Quote – Ace

by Susan Olsen June 2, 2015

“Political unions don’t fall apart because of dissidents and heretics; there are always dissidents and heretics. Political unions fall apart because the Establishment, the leadership, the allegedly cool hands at the wheel, prove themselves to be incompetent and let once-mendable tears and rips become irreparable.” Printed in its entirety, read the whole thing!

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The True Party of Diversity

by Scott Morales April 14, 2015

h/t Ricochet

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Matthew Dowd: icky Culture War this religious stuff – just shut up.

by Skip April 5, 2015

On This Week with George Stephanopolus (4/5) was another great example of an Establishment Republican, Matthew Dowd (Republican strategiest, according to This Week), of the absolute distaste of the Beltway R Elite not wanting even engage in anything that gets in the way of “we can’t make it smaller but we can manage Govt better” […]

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Updated – Yvonne Dean-Bailey Wins Special Election Primary

by Steve MacDonald April 1, 2015
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Update – Added vote totals Yvonne Dean-Bailey, who was a GrokTALK! guest back on Feb 27, has won her primary in Rockingham County District 32 (Candia, Deerfield, Northwood, and Nottingham). Yvonne now advances to the special election on May 19th against Democrat Maureen Mann. GOP Press Release Our earlier interview with Yvonne

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Open letter to Fergus Cullen and his GOP Establishment

by GrokWatch News Desk March 25, 2015

Kathy Dunton | GrokWatch News Desk I had been hoping that you and your people would have figured it out by now, but I guess it needs to be explained to you, and others that have lost their way. Recently, Presidential Candidate Rand Paul made the comment that NH cannot seem to get a Republican […]

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Laurie Sanborn Wouldn’t Toe Jaspers Line – Gets the Boot

by Steve MacDonald March 24, 2015
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This isn’t new or unusual but given the tolerance promised in the age of the Jaspercrats–which is to say none: Republican Majority leadership less tolerant of Republicans than Democrat Majority leadership ever was– this seems appropriate. Rep. Laurie Sanborn was removed this morning from the House Finance Committee for her refusal to support the leadership's […]

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Notable Quote – Ace of Spades

by Susan Olsen March 20, 2015

“Yes, Establishment GOP, you can teach us that you will always lie to us, stab us in the back, humiliate us and crush us; but if you teach us that, be aware we are learning another lesson, too. Not just that “The Establishment Will Always Crush You,” but the lesson that There is no hope […]

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Ted Cruz Event Live Stream – Strafford County Republicans

by Steve MacDonald March 15, 2015
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We are live from the Strafford County Republican Chili and Chat with guest speaker Senator Ted Cruz. Live broadcast by UstreamIf you don’t see it here, you can always watch it at here. Today on GrokTALK!

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Liberty & Freedom folks, revisit how & WHY you vote for Republicans

by Skip March 10, 2015

I’ve been calling what the elected Republicans have been doing in Concord (as in “we’ve been Jaspered”, as Steve has coined – Democrats pulling the strings of the Democrat appointed Speaker Jasper to get more favorable bills.  After all, if Jasper crosses the Dems, he’s out.  So we Republican voters are secondary to him and the resulting […]

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Collusion with Obama right from the get go on his Executive Amnesty from the Senate and House Republicans?

by Skip March 3, 2015

Don’t have any other explanation, because even stupidity doesn’t begin to explain it: We can also add the US House to that sentiment.  Boehner and Frank Guinta melted faster than Odo into his bucket.  (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Blogline of the Day: Sarah Palin (& she’s not talking about the Patriots)

by Skip January 22, 2015

“It’s not just the New England Patriots who are dealing with deflated balls right now.“ The context after the jump – and there’s more than a few folk that agree with it

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The Rules Change on Roll Call Votes is A Smoking Gun

by Steve MacDonald December 31, 2014
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One of the important debates in the shadow of Democrat elected Speaker Shawn Jasper’s (R-Hudson) ascension to the gavel is what degree of tolerance should conservatives have for Republicans disinclined to let the party platform temper their legislative passions.  Everyone had valid observations (in the email thread) up to a point but after reading a […]

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GrokTALK! Republicans Anonymous

by Steve MacDonald December 13, 2014

This week the Bloggers from are the guests as we explore the Conservatarian verses Establishment Republican throw-down nationally and in New Hampshire. And we announce our commitment to be the tip of the spear for those Republicans who’ve had enough of the GOP’s capitulation to media narratives and their support for the progressive agenda […]

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