Kelly Ayotte

Why is Kelly Ayotte keeping her Town Hall schedule secret (pssst – 8/28 @ 4P in Littleton)

by Skip August 27, 2014

Why is it so secretive for Republican office holder Kelly Ayotte to openly publish her “public meetings”?  I got this yesterday from a disgruntled Republican who is tired of Republicans acting just like the Democrats in this matter (emphasis mine): From: a ‘Grok Friend that wishes to remain anonymous To: “skip@granitegrok.com” <skip@granitegrok.com> Sent: 8/26/2014 10:19:47 AM […]

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Data Point – Most of the illegal alien kids are not “kids”; Democrats want them to stay

by Skip August 4, 2014

From HHS: On average between 7.000 and 8,000 children are served annually in this program.  In Fiscal Year 2012 (October 1, 2011 – Septmber 30, 2012), this number jumped dramatically, with a total of 13,625 children served by ORR that year.  Since that time, the overall increas has continued, resulting in 24,668 UAC referrals from […]

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Kelly Ayotte Will Officiate Arianna Brown’s Wedding

by Steve MacDonald July 12, 2014
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“Happy Couple” has just taken on a new layer of nuance… U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) will officiate the wedding of Arianna Brown, the daughter of Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown, on Sunday, according toWMUR-TV. Ayotte endorsed Brown in late May, and the two have joked that the other is their “wing man,” or would […]

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Buyers Remorse Double-Tap: Did Ayotte Give 10K$ To Cochran?

by Steve MacDonald July 8, 2014
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Mike Rogers posted a handy list of US Senate donors who stepped in to help stop the unwinding of Thad Cochran’s Senate Career. The RINO’s put their covered wagons in a circle to protect one of their own.  Now that there is a slew of electoral impropriety attached to the win, it is worth knowing […]

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So why aren’t the US Senate Republicans saying much about our foreign invasion, Kelly Ayotte?

by Skip July 7, 2014

Re: here.  Here’s a GREAT reason why and it has nothing to do with being intellectual, being ideological, or philosophical.  And it COMPLETELY explains…. Many people are wondering why Republicans are not doing more to stop the Illegal Alien influx, and more specifically not stop President Obama’s approach.   We can answer that question….. This guy, Tom […]

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Buyer’s Remorse For Kelly And The NRSC Over Ole’ Thad

by Mike July 4, 2014

Cue the Alice Cooper Music – it’s Summer, and the GOP morals are easy: “We ain’t got no pride; We ain’t got no principles……” But of all the parts of government where principles are set aside for expediency, nothing beats the US Senate – they don’t call it the “Most Exclusive Club in the World” […]

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Data Point – Republican Kelly Ayotte, this Amnesty chart is for you

by Skip June 15, 2014

My US Senator, Kelly Ayotte, campaigned hard against granting Amnesty to illegal aliens – a stance that sits very well with the base here in NH.  Now, 4 years into her term, she has gone hard Left on the issue – Amnesty is GREAT for Republicans!  If the debacle of Eric Cantor primary loss, in […]

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So Kelly Ayotte must be proud of the Amnesty efforts separating young children from their parents?

by Skip June 12, 2014

With words emanating from Obama, folks like Eric Cantor, Chuck Schumer, Luis Guttieriez, and yes, our own Kelly Ayotte, that amount to that America WANTS underaged illegal aliens to come to America – come NOW and you’ll get Amnesty!  All you have to do is get here and this formerly rich nation (now the brokest […]

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Kelly Ayotte: “Here to support Thad!”

by Skip June 12, 2014

Big Government reports on US Senators banding together to support, not the best candidate possible, but to keep their collective butts in those high paying seats in the US Senate.  Our very own Jr. US Senator Kelly Ayotte seemingly is on board with this. I guess this means that she’s gone DC – the “business as […]

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The Heritage Action Scorecard vs. New Hampshire “Republicans”

by Steve MacDonald June 11, 2014
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The Heritage Action Scorecard is an excellent resource for measuring whether or not someone who is elected as a Republican is actually voting like one. It measures action against conservative principles to give a more realistic picture of a politician’s national platform mettle. Eric Cantor, for example–he who was just exorcised from congress by the […]

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BREAKING: so the TEA Party is dead – how did it just beat Eric Cantor in the Primary?

by Skip June 10, 2014

UPDATE: Fox shows Brat beating Cantor, 55% to 44%.  This is a LAMBASTING! Over at the Washington Examiner: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor appears to have fallen to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat in a shocking upset in Virginia. The Associated Press called the race for Brat shortly after 8 p.m. Eastern time. Cantor was […]

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In The Tank With The DC Establishment,
Ayotte Sinks As She Endorses Brown

by Mike May 26, 2014

I get party loyalty, I especially get the Senate code (which is suspiciously like Omerta), whereby one sitting Senator will never attack another of the same party (unless it is the Establishment attacking its TEA party members). What I don’t get is blind loyalty to a FAILED Senator, one who could not even beat LieAwatha […]

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NH GOP Meeting – Ruminations: Kelly Ayotte

by Skip May 16, 2014
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Consistency breeds Trust which yields Votes.  The operative word is “Consistency” – is what you SAY congruent with what you DO?  Can we, as voters (notice I DIDN’T say “Members of the NH GOP State Committee” – at least, thus far) see that Consistency and can we depend upon it?  Are we so sure of […]

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2014 NH GOP Annual Meeting Keynote Speakers – Kelly Ayotte, Joe Scarborough

by Skip May 4, 2014

There were two main keynote speakers at yesterday’s NH GOP Annual Meeting were US Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and former US Congressman (and current MSNBC host) Joe Scarborough).  Kelly talked about Obamacare and its effects on NH, tax code, foreign policy, the Benghazi coverup: Note:  A lighter moment right at the beginning of her speech.  […]

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More deportations of Illegal Aliens? That’s what the American people say, Kelly Ayotte!

by Skip May 1, 2014

Kelly Ayotte (R), the Jr. US Senator from NH has done the “John Kerry Flip-Flop” on Amnesty – instead of supporting The Rule of Law, she is bending to the Emotional Mob.  She was against Amnesty before she was for it.  Problem is, according to the latest poll by Rasmussen, that puts her out of […]

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GrokTALK! April 26, 2014 Segment One – Is There Someone at BLM Named Putin?

by Steve MacDonald April 28, 2014
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There was plenty to talk about the BLM trying to grab more land in Texas and Oklahoma, and what those states had to say about it.  As an afterthought I had to wonder–just now as I write this–with all this land grabbing going on…is there someone at BLM named Putin, or perhaps Vladimir? This leads […]

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This is the definition of “Having one’s back”?

by Skip March 30, 2014

“Having one’s back” – the trust that one places in another that no matter the situation, no matter the circumstances, the other guy will be steadfast, present, and loyal.  It’s that last term that seems to be such a nuthingburger in politics where if political speed of movement could be measured when the mud starts […]

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Mike Gill Interview with Nashua Patch on FRM Cover Up

by Steve MacDonald January 24, 2014
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Mike Gill is naming names as he continues to seek accountability from those involved in New Hampshire’s  FRM banking scandal and beyond.  Elected officials, judges, members of the banking committee, friends and family of people in State Government, and the AG’s office, are all implicated by Mr. Gill in the scheme and its cover up. […]

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Heritage Action for America – Scoring for NH lawmakers in DC

by Skip January 19, 2014

Surprised on this; I would have expected better… (H/T: Heritage)

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Senate Democrats Refuse to Fund Veterans Benefits Again

by Steve MacDonald January 10, 2014
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The Powerline title I sourced this from says it all: “Once Again, Democrats Vote to Cut Veterans’ Benefits in Order to Enable Fraud By Illegal Aliens.” “Feeding” the dependents of illegal immigrants who may not even be in America is more important to Senate Democrats than funding Veterans benefits. That is offensive enough, but what […]

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Senator Ayotte On The Recent Budget Bill

by Steve MacDonald December 20, 2013

From a Reader:  NH Senator Kelly Ayotte’s response regarding the “Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013.  Note the bits about veterans benefits cuts and then read what I posted here yesterday re; Jeanne Shaheen. Dear Mr xxxxxx: Thank you for contacting me regarding the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (H.J. Res. 59). I appreciate hearing from […]

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MAYBE they ARE listening – Consistency

by Skip December 13, 2013

FINALLY – a “yay! in that the boat may be swinging about.  We’ve been pounding on NH Republicans and the NH GOP on the truism: Consistency + Trust = Votes (all other things being equal).  But first, you have to ACT Consistently, and talk Consistently, and if you can master that (it really isn’t all […]

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You know, I DO wish that Kelly was palling around with this guy before voting for illegal alien amnesty…

by Skip October 24, 2013

If she had as much of a shred of compassion for the low-skilled low-wage American worker as she does the illegal aliens that Big Biz, Big Govt, and her palie-walies Maverick and Grahamnesty, she wouldn’t be in as much hot water.  It would have been much better if Kelly Ayotte, she of the “common sense”, […]

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GrokTalk! 10-19-13 Segment One – The Philosophical Split in the GOP

by Steve MacDonald October 21, 2013
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Skip and Steve open the show with a conversation about the philisophical split in the GOP between the liberty and freedom side and the Establishment wing.  Between the principle-based conservatives and the surrender caucus. And about the NH-GOP ignoring big-picture problems just in case they sweep up a Republican or two on the road to […]

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You know, maybe DiStaso ought to leave the bubble more often…

by Skip October 21, 2013

His story on Kelly Ayotte had this line in it: Ayotte had been successfully straddling the line between Tea Party favorite and establishment Republican — until the shutdown occurred. This is pretty much the same level of “journalism” we see from a lot of these ink-stained (he’s old enough for that phrase) “reporters” lately when […]

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Now she is acting like the person why I voted for the other one.

by Skip October 20, 2013

This is from Pindell: “Ayotte is now acting like the person people thought they voted for.”  James, let me remind you that I’m not the only one – and they were LOUD.  He continues: However, during the shutdown, Ayotte came into her own politically. She was no longer following the lead of mentors like U.S. […]

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Brit Hume: Tea Party Arose from GOP Establishment Failure to Restrain Govt. Spending

by Skip October 18, 2013

From Big Journalism, the set up graf: Fox News political analyst Brit Hume conceded that Republicans that grew the federal government while they were in power the last decade may have ultimately been responsible for the recent standoff over the budget because their actions helped create the Tea Party that now stands fiercely opposed to […]

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More on the “Ayotte Booing” – and not just because it is almost Halloween

by Skip October 18, 2013

As I reported from the First Annual Strong New Hampshire Conference, I was not expecting the reaction that the crowd had when Howie Carr asked them what they thought of Kelly Ayotte’s behavior lately.  Go here if you have forgotten.  One of our loyal readers sent this Letter to Ayotte’ s office and gave us […]

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Ayotte Joins Lynch Mob, Rips Conservatives

by Mike October 17, 2013

Schoolmarm scolds conservatives for daring to shut down the government, even though it was Obama and his Barry-ers which deliberately inflicted pain on the public. In case anyone missed the message, she concluded “I hope we learned our lessons from this!” If you’re tempted to be charitable and think she’s scolding Democrats, I urge you […]

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Guinta’s name didn’t show up in the list when he had the chance – and neither did Ayotte’s now

by Skip October 16, 2013

The Senate vote on the Continuing Resolution  and to allow the Obama Administration to spend even more of our kids’ money had the following Republicans voting “NO!”: The 18 Republicans voting no were: Senators David Vitter (La.), Ted Cruz (Texas), Mike Lee (Utah), Marco Rubio (Fla.), Ron Johnson (Wis.), Pat Toomey (Pa.), John Cornyn (Texas), […]

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