Moderates

Notable Quote – Thomas Paine

by Susan Olsen June 22, 2013

‘…all those who espoused the doctrine of reconciliation, may be included within the following descriptions. Interested men, who are not to be trusted; weak men, who cannot see; prejudiced men, who will not see; and a certain set of moderate men, who think better of the European world than it deserves: and this last class, […]

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Main Steet Republican’s Drop “Republican.”

by Steve MacDonald January 13, 2013

In any good story of conquest the tyrants who rule the police state always have ‘loyalists.’  These are indigenous members of the conquered people who side with the oppressors in exchange-presumably–for less oppression.  They are turn-coats, the worst variety of the sunshine patriot, or how about members of the Republican Main Street Partnership? How about […]

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson January 27, 2012

“A government big enough to give you everything you need, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have….”—Sen. Barry Goldwater Representative Marshall E. “Lee” Quandt, Rockingham District 13 is this week’s RINO OF THE WEEK.  Representative Quandt tends to be “Clintonista” with his navigation of the New Hampshire political Fabric and […]

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RINO OF THE YEAR!

by Rick Olson January 9, 2012

Representative Julie “The Mad Hatter” Brown, Strafford, District 1 is the RINO of the Year based on three separate polls! Representative Julie “The Mad Hatter” Brown, Strafford, District 1 RINO of the Year I was certain when I started these polls that Ken Gould would win. But Julie Brown left Ken in the dust and […]

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson January 9, 2012

“Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.” —Barry Goldwater  The 2012 Legislative Session brings new opportunities for analysis of the Granite State Legislature. The RINO Report began in July of 2010 and featured those Republicans who were “clear cut” Republicans in […]

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TAKE A QUICK SURVEY FOR N.H. HOUSE RINO OF THE YEAR

by Rick Olson December 31, 2011
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RHINO’S VERSUS “RINO’S”

by Rick Olson October 6, 2011

                        &nbsp  &nbsp “A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.” —Adlai E. Stevenson Following my recent RINO OF THE WEEK report, an amused reader and friend inquired, “Isn’t the RINO one of the world’s deadliest animals? Or is that the […]

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson October 2, 2011

        &nbsp  &nbsp “Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.” ~Barry Goldwater This week’s Rino of the Week Report is two days overdue. We have now moved into that area of RINO-dom where we are now looking at “RINO-esque” house votes versus […]

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“REPUBLICANS” WHO OPPOSE RIGHT TO WORK THINK ONLY OF THEMSELVES AND THEIR PALS

by Rick Olson September 23, 2011

“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes”—Mark Twain Reading Steve MacDonald’s entry, “You Can’t Be A Republican And Vote Against Right To Work“…caused me to once again step back and reevaluate the public debate about Right-to-Work. I opened House Bill 474 and carefully read it again…and […]

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson September 23, 2011

It has often been said that ones’ environment and geography shapes and affects the personal paradigm. Copeland, a retiree from one of the most highly regulated, anti-second amendment jurisdictions in the nation (New York) is a crystal clear example of that notion…

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JOHN LYNCH: A STEADY LEADER…WHEN?

by Rick Olson September 22, 2011

“Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions.” —Bo Bennett  In a letter to French Scientist Jean-Baptiste Le Roy in November of 1789, Benjamin Franklin quipped those ever long-enduring and famous words, “[B]ut in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes … ” It would appear Franklin had not contemplated […]

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The Republican Votes Against Senate Bill 88

by Rick Olson September 15, 2011

Filed Under, “Drinking the Kool-Aid…” Republicans who voted Against the Senate Bill 88 Veto Override Name County District *Bolster, Peter Belknap 5 Fields, Dennis Belknap 2 Flanders, Donald Belknap 4 *Millham, Alida Belknap 5 Pilliod, James Belknap 5 Russell, David Belknap 6 Emerson, Susan Cheshire 7 Johnson, Jane Cheshire 6 Sterling, Franklin Cheshire 7 Richardson, […]

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DEAR REPUBLICANS…

by Rick Olson September 10, 2011

“There is hardly a political question in the United States which does not sooner or later turn into a judicial one.” ~Alexis de Tocqueville The Senate has now voted to override the Governor’s veto of Senate Bill 88. The Bill next will come to the full house for concurrence, allowing “Stand your Ground” to become […]

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A 63-YEAR OLD REMINDER OF FREEDOM

by Rick Olson September 6, 2011

CROSS-POSTED

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson August 26, 2011

“Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.” ~Barry Goldwater No RINO Report will be featured this week in observance and honor of the Sixth Annual Live Free Or Die Rally in Jaffrey, NH, beginning Friday August 26 and ending Sunday, […]

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson August 19, 2011

“Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.” ~Barry Goldwater A common theme heard from whiney liberals these days is that conservatives, tea-party patriots and some Republicans take absolute positions on issues and are unwilling to compromise, “for the good of […]

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson August 12, 2011

“Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.” ~Barry Goldwater THE RINO OF THE WEEK is four term House Representative William J. Remick.  Representative Remick’s voting record reveals a demonstrated pursuit of the moderate label by voting with his liberal pals […]

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson August 5, 2011

“Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.” ~Barry Goldwater The RINO of the week is six-term Hollis House Representative Carolyn M. Gargasz.  This RINO is not quite the rank-and-file RINO that perhaps Ken Gould or David Kidder might be. Representative […]

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson July 29, 2011

“Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.” ~Barry Goldwater This week’s installment of RINO of the week bring us an example of a real Dinosaur. This RINO has been around for way too long, ruining the Republican platform since 1988. […]

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson July 22, 2011

This Week’s RINO of the Week is Representative Priscilla P. Lockwood, Merrimack 06

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson July 15, 2011

“Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.” ~Barry Goldwater The RINO of the week is three term House Representative David H. Kidder.  Representative Kidder’s voting record reveals a rank statist who consistently supports governmental intrusion into the lives of Granite […]

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson July 8, 2011

“Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.” ~Barry Goldwater The RINO of the week is six term House Representative Alida Millham.  This week features a Republican whose voting record shows consistent patronage to social statism, advocacy of nanny-state meddling in […]

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson July 1, 2011

The RINO of the week is Nottingham House Representative Frank Case. This week features a Republican whose voting record shows frequent opposition to conservative values and resistance to liberty.

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Mike June 24, 2011

“Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.” ~Barry Goldwater The RINO of the week is eight-term Derry House Representative Kenneth H. Gould.  This week features a genuine RINO because Representative Gould’s voting record shows a consistent with support of issues […]

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A Funding “Solution” For Democrats Concerned about Budget Cuts

by Steve MacDonald May 13, 2011

Remember all that stuff we didn’t have to have in the New Hampshire budget before 2006 when the democrats started piling it up into what has become our Billion dollar budget deficit? I don’t either. I’m not even sure what they spent it on which is why I am convinced I can do without it. All this caterwauling is clearly just cover for keeping the bloated bureaucracy alive so they can milk it for union campaign contributions.

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Quick Note To Those Seeking A Reasoned Political Debate

by Steve MacDonald May 9, 2011

The first step would be to advance a theory where government didn’t have its fingers in every single pie. If the state left more decisions to local and individual control there would be a lot less to debate, and less heated rhetoric, because it would be none of the political classes damn business.

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Did Maggie Hassan…Just Take A Step To The Right?

by Steve MacDonald December 20, 2010

Now that she has so much free time on her hands, former State Senator Maggie Hassan is proudly advocating for her newest hobby, the group No Labels. This means that Maggie ‘The Red’ Hassan is advocating for moderate debate that is open to all sides with a goal of non-partisan compromise. I also hear that Michael Vick would like to buy a dog?

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The No Labels Lie Starts Today

by Steve MacDonald December 13, 2010

The New Hampshire Sleeper Cell of No Labels woke up and puts it’s cloven hooves on the ground today, as did all the other franchises nationwide. The group, founded by a trio of democrat national political consultants, has had plenty of ink at GraniteGrok already (11/17/10 and 12/1/10) because it is imperative that we understand who they are and why they should be avoided.

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Coffee Party Needs More Prunes.

by Steve MacDonald September 28, 2010

Apparently the post Tea Party, can’t we all just get along, moderate, reaching across the aisle movement had its big national Coffee Party Convention this weekend. … (?) Yeah, that’s what I said. Hot Air has some actual video of a room (posted here on the jump) with a few people in it.  Looks like […]

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Joe Citizen

by Steve MacDonald April 13, 2010

Maybe you’ve gotten an invitation from Joe Citizen on facebook.  Maybe you are enticed by the idea of re-invigorating citizenship in New Hampshire.  And maybe, just maybe, you didn’t know that the Live Free or Die Alliance (LFDA) is a product of Left wing environmental activist, and Obama supporter Gary Hirschberg and his buddies. Now […]

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