Kelly Ayotte

Ayotte is Awful on the Environment

by Steve MacDonald July 19, 2016
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One of the more frequent concerns I hear from conservatarian voters about Kelly Ayotte’s primary opponent Jim Rubens regards past remarks about global warming, energy, and the environment. If you believe that Ayotte should get your Primary vote because “she is better on the environment” than Rubens you may want to rethink that.  Kelly Ayotte is […]

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Quick Thought – Betty Tamposi is dead wrong

by Skip July 18, 2016

Betty Tamposi, beloved of the Establishment Republicans, has a piece in the Concord Monitor where declares that Republicans must resist Donald Trump – he’s the Barbarian at the Gate of Republicans so we MUST go out and embrace the Goths, Vandals, and Visi-Goths. Together, reaching across the aisle, Republicans, Democrats and independents can choose the candidate […]

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Is Kelly Ayotte going to pull a Jennifer Horn over Eric Estevez?

by Skip July 12, 2016

After all, that’s what high office NH GOPe-ers do – run away from any political mud that may be trying to outrun the Law of Gravity.  Jennifer Horn is infamous for doing so and throwing anyone under the bus needed in her attempts to remain spotless (all those IRS tax liens aside, et al).  So […]

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And we fought a War of Independence because of a government that used to do this?

by Skip July 3, 2016

Hey, Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen, this is what you want our American Government  (and let’s add Frank Guinta and Annie Kuster to this as well as Speaker Ryan is bringing this to the House after it getting voted down in the Senate) to be like?  Yay, it’s just about Independence Day? No, no planes […]

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ICYMI – Challenging Ayotte, then the Rise of Experimental Science

by Steve MacDonald June 28, 2016
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ICYMI – Jim Rubens, Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s primary challenger, joins us to talk about Kelly’s record and why he’s the better Republican. Then John Zmirack helps us explore the question, “why did experimental science arise in the West, as opposed to other civilizations?” Original broadcast date 6-4-2016. >>> You Can Listen to us on Stitcher Smart Radio! <<< […]

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So Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen, THIS is the kind of Due Process you want?

by Skip June 27, 2016

One that is unConstitutional and, well, hasn’t any “due” to the bureaucratic process now in place?  Again, you want to CHAMPION this Hotel “due process” California hell? (emphasis mine, reformatted) Currently, it can take years for an innocent individual to get off the list. Take for example Rahinah Ibrahim, an innocent Stanford professor and PhD student […]

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Due Process Under Attack

by Steve MacDonald June 27, 2016
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Lead by Democrats (and Radicalized Republican moderates) the Feds and progressives are taking every opportunity to kill due process wherever they can. We discuss it locally and nationally. Download this Segment | Get the Complete Podcast >> Listen to us onStitcher Smart Radio! <<<  

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BlogLine of the Day – establishing where the blame should be

by Skip June 23, 2016

Listen up, Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte: “Blaming guns for the Islamist murder of 49 people in the Orlando gay club, is like saying that Zyklon B gas was the cause of the Holocausts and not the Nazis:” Yeah, a near miss against Godwin’s Law but it fits.  Just wish that Kelly wasn’t falling for […]

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Guest Post – About Kelly Ayotte and her Constitutional disdain

by Skip June 22, 2016

Senator Ayotte: Thank you for exhibiting your basic misunderstanding of both the NH and US Constitutions with your support of Senator Collins latest bill. Super secret government lists that a person does not know they are on, has no way of getting off the list used to deny that person of multiple natural rights? You […]

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Part II – Kelly Ayotte’s Republican Challenger

by Steve MacDonald June 7, 2016
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In part II we continue the conversation with Jim Rubens on why he is challenging sitting New Hampshire US Senator Kelly Ayotte in a Republican Primary. Download this segment – listen to the complete podcast  

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Jim Rubens is Challenging Kelly Ayotte for US Senate

by Steve MacDonald June 5, 2016
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Jim Rubens is a long-time political activist, former NH State Senator, slayer of Corporate-Casino-cronyism, and a founder of the secret ballot in town elections in New Hampshire. He is challenging sitting Republican US Senator Kelly Ayotte. We speak with him about his qualifications and why Ayotte must go. Download this segment – listen to the […]

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Steve Marchand – Please Remind Maggie Hassan About Democrat Talking Point: Big Money in Politics

by Steve MacDonald June 5, 2016
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Former Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand (D) is accepting voluntary limits on campaign contributions in his race for Governor of New Hampshire”in the spirit of reducing the corrosive influence of big money in politics.” According to SeacoastOnline, accepting “The spending limit prohibits a gubernatorial candidate from spending more than $625,000 in the primary and $625,000 in the […]

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June 4th, 2016 Podcast

by Steve MacDonald June 4, 2016
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Jim Rubens, Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s primary challenger, joins us to talk about Kelly’s record and why he’s the better Republican. John Zmirack helps us explore the question, “why did experimental science arise in the West, as opposed to other civilizations?” And Guest host Max Abramson has a slew of legislative updates.  

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Ayotte and Shaheen vote for Radical Obama Bill that will hurt your Neighborhood

by Kimberly Morin May 20, 2016

Yesterday both Senators Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen voted for a radical bill that hands over local control of your neighborhood to the federal government. Because Ayotte and Shaheen clearly don’t care about their constituents in New Hampshire, they have decided to push this outrageous rule by Obama that forces middle class and upper middle-class […]

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Ayotte supports CASA Act that could destroy your sons in college

by Kimberly Morin April 30, 2016

On Thursday the Washington Time reported on the CASA Act – The Campus Accountability and Safety Act. This is legislation brought forth by extreme far left wing Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri. This legislation is based on the bogus claim that there is a “rape culture” on college campuses.

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If you are treading onto Constitutional grounds, try READING it first…

by Skip April 4, 2016

I try to make the rounds of the NH newspapers; this morning at the Concord Monitor I came across a Letter to the Editor from someone who definitely doesn’t understand his civics (emphasis mine): Letter: Cheated by Ayotte, GOP Sen. Ayotte was recently quoted as saying she believes “the American people deserve to have a […]

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Kelly Ayotte finally got something right – Guest post by Rick Manning

by Skip March 18, 2016

Rick Manning is the President of Americans for Limited Government. Ayotte joins the GOP Senate majority Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) got it right when she walked back her open door to Obama’s Supreme Court nominee today stating that she supports Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) position to not consider the nominee and let the […]

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Comment Doodlings: Ovide, you have both lost your way and lost your mind

by Skip March 18, 2016

I could only shake my head when I read this Op-Ed over at the UL: Another View — Ovide Lamontagne: Why conservatives should support Kelly Ayotte It was one thing when, after she had won the 2010 US Senate Primary here in NH, he waltzed her around the state in a show of unity.  Certainly she […]

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Kelly Ayotte had better stop being wishy-washy on SCOTUS nominee

by Skip March 16, 2016

Three: “I believe strongly that the people of New Hampshire must have a say in this extraordinarily important debate. With so much on the line for the future of our country, the Senate should not proceed with a confirmation process until the American people have spoken by electing a new president in November.” Two: And […]

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Jim Rubens Outlines The Case Against Ayotte

by Mike March 7, 2016

Interviewd on WMUR Close Up, US Senate candidate Jim Rubens laid out the reasons why voters were angry at Kelly Ayotte, and she would lose the General Election. Steve covered the announcement by Rubens and the Stark 360 PAC, here. Now watch as Jim prosecutes the case for replacement of our Junior Senator before it’s […]

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And so it begins – the US Senate Republicans poke a hole in their Supreme Court dike.

by Skip February 22, 2016

I knew it wouldn’t last long before some squish Republican US Senator would start the wimping out – it is who they are.  They were elected to do ONE thing: stop Obama and the Progressive agenda for which he stands.  Any.Way.Necessary.and.Possible.  Full Stop.  You only have one job to do to keep this country moving […]

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Senator Ayotte’s Op Ed on Supreme Court Nominees

by Steve MacDonald February 19, 2016
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In its entirety, without comment. (I will comment tomorrow on GrokTALK!) Justice Antonin Scalia was a staunch defender of our Constitution and a brilliant jurist. Through the force of his intellect, he made contributions to our nation that will impact our lives for generations to come, and all Americans join his family in mourning his […]

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Ayotte Takes a Page From Jeanne Shaheen’s Campaign Playbook

by Steve MacDonald February 11, 2016
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Kelly Ayotte has announced her support for ‘The People’s Pledge’ by asking Governor Hassan to sign on. If you forgot what that is, Jeanne Shaheen tried to foist in on Scott Brown in the 2014 US Senate race after he lost to Liz Warren when they both signed on in 2012. If an independent third […]

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Ayotte Camp Provides List of Known or Potential Threats to State Sovereignty

by Steve MacDonald January 11, 2016
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Over the past 5 years Sen. Kelly Ayotte has proven herself to be a threat to local control, local politics, state sovereignty, the party platform, and our State and Federal Constitutions. Perhaps not as much of a threat as Maggie Hassan but the bar is set so low at this point as to be more […]

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Since You Brought It up, It Was the GOP That Moved The Goalposts

by Steve MacDonald January 6, 2016
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Does the Union Leader consider Sen. Kelly Ayotte to be an ‘actual Republican’? I’d really like to know because the other day they published an editorial titled 11 Conservatives and Trump. In it they posit the notion that all the Republican presidential primary candidates are conservatives (except Trump I suppose) and that those who claim otherwise […]

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“I wanted to share a look back at some of the work I’ve been doing for you in Senate”

by Skip January 5, 2016

That was from an email I received from Kelly Ayotte, the junior Senator from NH.  She’s running for reelection and I’ve been getting a bunch of her emails touting her “accomplishments”.  No, I’m not going to post it here – especially as it leaves out some of her accomplishments that, well, don’t sit well with […]

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Says the guy solidly from the Republican Establishment…

by Skip December 14, 2015

Seriously, he’s just got to be funnin’ us all, right?  And I bet he said the same thing about Havenstein and Brown, too: “Kelly’s support among the Republican grassroots runs deep, and any suggestion to the contrary is obviously false,” said Steve Merrill, a former governor and chairman of Ayotte’s campaign. “She continues to deliver […]

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NH Senate Race: Two pathetic candidates in an historical cat fight

by Kimberly Morin December 12, 2015

Yesterday WMUR released an update on their campaign reports in which they discuss the dueling petitions between incumbent Senator Kelly Ayotte and Governor Maggie Hassan, running for the same seat. Apparently each candidate has a petition out this week. Hassan’s is about taking rights away from innocent people on the ‘No Fly List’ and Ayotte’s […]

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Well, GraniteGrok has been Twitter blocked by US Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)

by Skip December 7, 2015

Last nite, like a lot of TV political events, I tried to tweet out thoughts that come to mind and last nite’s totally useless Obama speech was no different. In fact, I summarized it like this: #GROK #NHPOLITICS #OBAMA Typeical Obama – nothing new and no change. #Blockhead and #Blinkered — GraniteGrok (@GraniteGrok) December 7, […]

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Kelly Ayotte on last week’s CLOSEUP:

by Skip December 6, 2015

Yeah, blogging has been light from me lately – let’s just chalk it up to a constantly changing schedule lately beyond my control and with it, too many interruptions to be able to concentrate properly on this “hobby”.  Thus, this has been sitting for almost a week, and to be frank, I forgot what my […]

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