Grassroots

Attention New Hampshire State Reps: Your Voting Record Matters

by Op-Ed September 12, 2018

by James Kofalt Too many State Reps get away with positioning themselves one way and then voting an entirely different way. On the “R” side of the fence, we always seem to have a handful of Republicans who vote with the Democrat platform more often than they vote with the GOP. CarolynGargasz (R, Hollis) has straddled […]

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‘Constitutional Carry’ passes in NH: Grassroots activists win the day

by Kimberly Morin February 9, 2017

Today, despite the snowstorm, the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 12, aka “Constitutional Carry.” The vote was 200-97 with several Democrats voting for the bill and only two Republicans voting against it. The bill will now go to Governor Sununu’s desk where he has already said he will sign it into law. […]

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Mitt Romney doubles down on think you’re stupid

by Skip March 6, 2016

Methinks that Ryan Williams (to whom I am still not the Second Coming of thereof) ought to tell the lead tongued one he needs to change his patter when speaking about his speech, the perception that the grassroots has of him, and certainly the perception that he is solid rock core Establishment.  On the Sunday […]

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NH’s 1st Conservative Caucus

by Steve MacDonald October 26, 2015

Former gubernatorial candidate Andrew Hemingway shares his thoughts on last Weeks first ever conservative NH caucus.    

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GrokTALK! – NH’s 1st Conservative Caucus

by Steve MacDonald October 26, 2015
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Former gubernatorial candidate Andrew Hemingway shares his thoughts on last Weeks first ever conservative NH caucus. Listen to the entire program here or on any of these platforms GrokTALK! is a Mobile-Ready Broadcast- any device – everywhere!

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Rick Perry’s Parting Words On Conservatism, Federalism, And Listening To The Grassroots

by Mike September 12, 2015

Rick Perry’s parting words to conservatives and a warning that the party should listen to its conservative grassroots, as he announces the suspension of his presidential campaign at the Eagle Forum in St Louis, MO, yesterday – an excerpt from KTVI Fox 2:

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Email Doodlings – …abhors a vacuum…”

by Skip September 6, 2015

The question that Kim posed below, I think is an important one and appeared first in our internal ‘Grok email so I asked her to post it (thanks for posting, Kim!).  My response: >> who thinks Trump has  put voice to the concerns of many Americans Which is what I have been writing for a […]

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Monetary and fiscal policy conference begins with Jackson Hole Summit

by Kimberly Morin August 28, 2015

Last night kicked off the first ever event to discuss monetary and fiscal policy at the same time as the Central Bankers are discussing policy. Annually central bankers and others who influence monetary policy gather in Jackson Hole to discuss conditions and what if any possible changes should be made to policy. The Jackson Hole […]

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Be Part of NH Political History – October 17th, 2015

by Steve MacDonald August 13, 2015
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If  you are tired of the same old primary politics that inevitably anoints some cookie-cutter moderate Republican who shares few if any of your values, this is your opportunity to end the cycle of “doing the same thing every four years and expecting something different.” On October 17th, 2015 New Hampshire will hold the first large-scale grassroots […]

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“Commitments Kept” – a new PAC for Kelly Ayotte. Have I got a question for them!

by Skip August 7, 2015

This came in over the transom a bit ago and I forgot to post it up: Commitments Kept New Hampshire Launches Grassroots Organization Bringing Cutting-Edge Tactics and Technology to New Hampshire’s US Senate Race Really – a “Grassroots” type of organization?  When I see or hear that, I think just ordinary Joes and Janes that […]

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GrokTALK! – Drive the TEA Party Out?

by Steve MacDonald December 17, 2014
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GOP leadership gets fingered for playing at RINO King maker in the NH House. Was it all part of a plan to drive the grassroots out of the party? How does that affect elections? Does the establishment even care or are they content to hang on to enough power to horse trade for favors? We’ve […]

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Upcoming Events for You to Attend

by Steve MacDonald October 21, 2014

Benjamin Tasker 11:22am Oct 21 I have an open forum with Shurtleff tonight 7-7:30 at Penacook Community Center, 76 Community Dr. Please come if you can!     Also, from Citizens for a Strong NH –  (Sign waves and protests) Tuesday- 5:00pm Shaheen Protest Captial Center for the Arts-Concord                 5:00pm Shea Porter Protest […]

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Let’s pile on, shall we – Part III

by Skip August 27, 2014

UPDATE: I forgot this from Instapundit as the setup: WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS? The thing is, the NRSC went all-in to deep-six Milt Wolf in favor of doddering nonresident Pat Roberts. Now Roberts faces a “tough re-election fight,” with this observation: “It’s difficult to see how Milton Wolf would have done appreciably worse in this case, […]

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Let’s pile on, shall we – Part II

by Skip August 27, 2014

This from Erik Erikson at RedState – more indication that the Republican Wave may turn out to be a drip (reformatting (some) and emphasis mine): Throughout primary season, the National Republican Senatorial Committee in alliance with groups like the Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Partnership have treated the Republican base as their enemy. Running […]

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Incessant Cries for Unity

by Steve MacDonald August 10, 2014
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Jen Kuznizki (conservative writer) would fit in just fine around here… I’m mindful that the Democrat Party is really, really awful.  They try to get elected by saying their Republican opponent will take away the poor’s welfare and they’re a bunch of racist bigots.  But then, the Barbours in Mississippi on behalf of Thad Cochran […]

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Interview: Jane Cormier by Ellen Kolb of Leven for the Loaf for NH State Senate District 16

by Skip July 24, 2014

Ellen Kolb has been a guest on GrokTALK! several times and we’ve had a splendid time.  She also runs Leven for the Loaf – a solo blog that concentrates on issues surrounding the Right To Life.  She had the opportunity to interview former NH State Rep Jane Cormier who is now running for NH State […]

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GrokTALK! April 12th, 2014 – Grassroots Activism With Campaign For Liberty

by Steve MacDonald April 16, 2014
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Tony DeMott from Campaign for Liberty in Michigan joins us to talk local politics, building lists, and getting Politicians out of their comfort zone. Listen to Segment Three Listen or Download this segment here Here Listen to the full podcast here If you are having problems with the above Audio Flash Player you can also […]

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An observation, a question, and THE answer. Like what I’ve been saying for a while.

by Skip February 10, 2014

Ron Christie at The Daily Beast has the observation: In the past few weeks, I’ve noticed a widening rift between the Republican establishment and the Tea Party activists who swept John Boehner into the House Speaker seat and put Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell within striking distance of a majority to effectively cement President Obama’s […]

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Jennifer – remember “derogatory”? You threw me under the bus, a few of years back

by Skip October 21, 2013

Oh, Sidenote first (because it IS just that kind of day): OK, Landrigan, you and DiStaso are a pair today.  He can’t tell a TEA Partier from shinola and you can’t even get the names straight: “Bragdon goes on offense in offering defense”.  Even as we are castigated as mere bloggers, all I keep hearing […]

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A New Colorado Model?

by Steve MacDonald September 11, 2013
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Despite Mayor ‘No More Guns’ Bloomberg dumping a fortune into the state to protect anti-self defense Democrats, two Colorado Democrat state Senators, including the Colorado State Senate president have been successfully recalled (by large margins) after they voted to implement strict anti-gun laws in the state. The left will cry foul and point at the […]

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And now the US House Leadership wants to run roughshod over its caucus too?

by Skip March 10, 2013

The opening line from Instapundit that caught my eye: IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE TEA PARTY BECOME A TRUE THIRD PARTY, THIS IS HOW TO BRING IT ABOUT: Indeed – and the Republican Party elites will only have themselves to blame.  If Republican Leadership thinks that it has a lock on the Right of […]

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Where “Grassroots” Can Earn You $100.00/Hour

by Steve MacDonald September 20, 2012

There’s an ad on Craigslist for professional political workers. (the entire ad is on the jump). Grassroots solutions, which claims to be a national field organization that is all about helping coordinate grassroots political efforts, is hiring people to help Planned Parenthood of Northern New England do door to door canvassing in the Concord and […]

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The NHRVC Is On The Move

by Steve MacDonald March 23, 2012

The New Hampshire Republican Volunteer Coalition (NHRVC) was founded in the wake of the November 2008 elections to recruit, train, and support GOP activists and campaign volunteers in New Hampshire.   Our mission was to build  a grassroots coalition of highly motivated activists working to elect principled Republicans who stand for low taxes, fiscal responsibility, free […]

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GrokTV Special Interview: Cliff Hurst running for NH GOP Vice-Chair (Question 8)

by Skip February 28, 2012

This is the last of the questions that Cliff Hurst that the ‘Grok asked – one near and dear to GraniteGrok and to many others that brings up the event where Jack Kimball was forced out of the Chairmanship of the NH GOP (even as technically, it was a resignation): What is your message to […]

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Where Is That Elusive Middle Ground?

by Steve MacDonald December 12, 2010

Grassroots is at the root of all politics in New Hampshire these days (most days really) and in response to that the Sunday News has taken notice, publishing an article this morning by Shawne K. Whikham which highlights a handful of groups from around the state.

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