NH GOP

The former and present Speaker of the NH House: Bill O’Brien

by Skip November 18, 2014

Barring any Doug Scamman type hijinks in two weeks (Organization Day for the NH House when the full House votes on the Speakership), Bill O’Brien will be this session’s Speaker (having won the majority Republican nomination race).  As with the rest of the Groksters, I congratulate Bill! NOW it is Happy Feet dance time and for […]

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GraniteGrok Endorsement Bill O’Brien for NH Speaker of the House: His Consistency has created Trust – please give him your Vote

by Skip November 18, 2014

That from the meme of “Consistency breeds Trust yields Votes”, and yes, NH House Representatives, we at GraniteGrok are unanimous in endorsing Bill O’Brien once again for the most powerful political position in New Hampshire.  Beyond “deserving” it (a hackneyed worn our phrase in this Entitlement Age), he has earned it.  While we have a […]

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Gene Chandler: like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, I’m in my last innings

by Skip November 17, 2014

Josh McElveen: “…why did you decide that you think that your leadership is what is required?” Gene Chandler : …I’d like to put my experience to good use. As the pro golfer Roy Maclroy said that about Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, they’re in their last innings THAT’s what I am, kind of.  I thought […]

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US Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) should have stayed”butt’d out” of the NH Speaker of the House race

by Skip November 17, 2014

Or say both Bill O’Brien and Laurie Sanborn on Kelly Ayotte’s endorsement of Gene Chandler (“Right After That Nap”) for NH Speaker of the House.  While Bill (who, for full disclosure, GraniteGrok endorsed in this race) talked about passe moderates (one of which, Doug Scamman, conspired with the Democrats to seal his fate) of last […]

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Questions 18 (Priorities)

by Skip November 16, 2014

Last question that the GraniteGrok Editorial Board had for NH State Rep and Candidate for the NH Speaker of the House seat, Bill O’Brien, and it was what most folks would ask first.  However, we wanted to find out, as we said before, not only his stances but WHY he holds those stances on issues […]

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I am endorsing Bill O’Brien for NH Speaker of the House on Tuesday

by JR Hoell November 16, 2014

All, I am supporting Bill O’Brien for Speaker and the article below should make it clear that everyone on this mailing list should do the same. Remember the days of Doug Scamman and Charlie Bass being in office. higher taxes, bloated budgets, loss of liberties while “Republicans” were in charge…  In fact, Bass was so bad […]

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Questions 16 & 17 (Union Dues, Liberty)

by Skip November 16, 2014

A couple of questions on Liberty – where does this fit within Bill O’Brien and his worldview?  How would this work within the Legislative leadership he wishes to hold?  Is it “the common good” that is overriding, or is it the lowest level that must be addressed – the Individual?  Two real world, important, and […]

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Gene Chandler Priorities ‘If Elected Speaker’ – Part 2 (Unify)

by Skip November 16, 2014

Steve said “A picture is worth a thousand words, and at least a post or two…or three….and so on” concerning Gene Chandler; I’m willing to oblige.  From the UL: “…while U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and former Govs. John H. Sununu and Stephen Merrill, in a joint letter, urged elected representatives to support Chandler. Former […]

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Questions 13 & 14 (State Cartels, more Alinsky demonization)

by Skip November 15, 2014

“Winning is only a precursor; it is what you do afterwards that is most important” And we are not close to being done (close, but a coupla/few more posts).  This time, the plethora of areas where NH must be begged “Daddy, may I earn a living?” instead of just getting to the job of doing […]

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Questions 11 & 12 (State employee lobbying, Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals)

by Skip November 14, 2014

Two important questions having to do with the Proper Role of Government (State employees be able to lobby State legislators?) and the power of the Democrat PR Machine getting inside some Republicans’ heads.  That latter one would be the Democrat tactic of using Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals (Rule #12) against Bill O’Brien (especially it is clear […]

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Questions 9 & 10 (Conservatarians, Domicile & Voter Fraud)

by Skip November 14, 2014

Even in a small State like New Hampshire there is more than a plethora of issues to keep us in blog fodder for, well, forever.  You see, since Progressives have carried out their “The personal is political, the political is the personal”, politics has been shoved by them into every nook and cranny of our […]

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Questions 7 & 8 (Legislative Abdication, Dependency on Feds)

by Skip November 14, 2014

Yes, more than a few questions already but we aren’t even halfway!  More questions – are legislators actually doing the hard work we elected them to do and are we “selling our State” to the Feds by being too dependent on their money? Question 7: Is it the case that legislators are giving away their authority […]

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Questions 5 & 6 (Commissions & Boards, Regional Planning Commissions)

by Skip November 13, 2014

These next two question were in the area of the growing Administrative State – unelected and unaccountable to the voters making decisions that will affect those voters with the force of law without the legislative process.  It has overtaken the Federal Government and Obama is playing that violin much to our detriment – and it […]

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Really, that’s what they think Gene Chandler should do as NH Speaker?

by Skip November 13, 2014

NH State Rep. Debra DeSimone (R): “The Constitution is a guideline” NH State Rep. Sandra Keans (R, now D): “I don’t try to justify anything by the Constitution, it’s not my job and I don’t want to do it”.   This caught my eye from Steve’s post where a number of Establishment Republicans lined up […]

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And his first initial act as Speaker of the NH House will be!

by Skip November 13, 2014

Active GOP Speaker of the NH House Leadership at work according to Papa Smurf (John H. Sununu), Kelly Ayotte, Steve Merrill, Charley Bass, Donna Sytek and Doug Scammon (he who colluded with the Dems to become the Speaker in his time): (H/T: Kimberly)  

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Bill O’Brien: a good characterization

by Skip November 13, 2014

On the NH Speaker of the House: Bill O’Brien is the clear choice here, and the only real leader and servant of the people among the three, and the only one with our Republican values and Constitution tattooed on his chest. (H/T: Dan)

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Q2 What happens if the Supremes rule against IRS subsidy rule?

by Skip November 13, 2014

The next question was on Obamacare – specifically the pending doom that that the US Supreme Court may deal to the IRS for writing its Obamacare tax subsidy rule directly counter to what the plain text of the Obamacare law states (tax subsidies are only to be given through State Obamacare Exchanges and not Federal […]

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Q1A Follow up: High cost of Right To Know for ordinary folks – what can be done?

by Skip November 12, 2014

Following on Steve’s question to Bill O’Brien on the high cost of Right To Know requests, my follow on was concerning the case when government workers decide that they will obfuscate and delay getting that lawfully requested information – can the normal qualified immunity be stripped and they be made personally liable? Q1A:  RTKs by […]

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Q1: High cost of Right To Know for ordinary folks – what can be done?

by Skip November 12, 2014

“Winning is merely a precursor – it is what you do afterwards that is most important” And the NH Speaker of the House will have most to do regarding what is done.  Last night the GraniteGrok Editorial Board met with NH State Rep. Bill O’Brien, who is running for re-election for the NH Speaker of […]

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NH Speaker of the House Race – incoming rumors

by Skip November 12, 2014

“NH Voters Embraced ‘O’Brien’ Budget & Agenda in 2014“: Attention: newly elected Conservative & Libertarian leaning NH House Republicans considering for whom to cast their votes for Repubs Bill O’Brien, Gene Chandler, or Lori Sanborn: NEW: “Also, I have heard that Merrill, Duprey, Ayotte, Guinta, and Benson are working on a joint letter in support […]

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Campaign finance – another whack at Mayday PAC and Larry Lessig

by Skip November 12, 2014

I had put up a post here about campaign finance that in the grand scheme of things, the amount of money spent on campaigns PALES in comparison to what Americans spend on other stuff.  Jim Rubens piped in on a comment speaking up for such a thing to be applied upon our Free Speech because […]

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NH GOP – So when are they going to update the voted upon Platform?

by Skip November 11, 2014

NH GOP Leadership – Taking hostage of the NH GOP Platform continues! Update: or maybe not the last one? Update 11/10 – the Last One. For Won they didn’t.  NOW, a week after the election, the NH GOP finally updated its platform…timely, very timely boys and gals.  Ya think it was…..politically motivated?  Couldn’t be, these pristine, […]

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Shades of Doug Scammon – secret deals by Republicans with Democrats on Elections

by Skip November 10, 2014

Cuomo had a secret re-election ‘pact’ with Republicans The state’s most powerful Republican secretly worked for months to help Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo win re-election — in exchange for Cuomo’s promise not to aid Senate Democrats in their Long Island races, a top New York GOP leader has charged. We here at GraniteGrok get excoriated all […]

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As to the Death of the TEA Party meme

by Skip November 9, 2014

For as long as I’ve been part of the TEA Party movement (“Fiscal Frugality, Govt staying within Constitutional bounds, Free Markets” are the 3 TEA Party principles.  Period), it has undergone demonization by the Democrats at full roar.  THIS election cycle, we saw the Establishment Republicans (Mitch McConnell: “We will crush them!”) join them.  Thus, one […]

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Been sayin’ this for a while: “One BIG Republican night; Now what?”

by Skip November 5, 2014

Not the “BIG Republican night” part (although that’s what happened all over except NH) but that’s a headline over at IBD.  It’s the “Now what?” that’s important. Mine? Winning is merely the precursor; what is important is what is done afterwards So what will it be, Republicans – especially NH GOP elected Republicans?  What’s the agenda?  How […]

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Is US SEnator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) listening to how illegal alien Amnesty did last night?

by Skip November 5, 2014

Again, as a reminder, she was ALL against Amnesty during her campaign and then hooked up with John McAmnesty in the Senate and voted in favor of the now infamous “Gang of Eight” group legislature on “comprehensive immigration” whose capstone really was all about Amnesty for all of the illegals that broke our laws to […]

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“Hello, Skip!” – Part 1

by Skip November 3, 2014

Finally got my first call from the NH GOP GOTV (Get Out The Vote) process two nites ago.  I could tell it wasn’t done from the State Committee Member list – on that, I am “Skip”.  No, it was using my formal given name – so I knew instantly it was from the RNC official […]

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“Who will the elite media vote for”, James Pindell?

by Skip November 2, 2014

James Pindell – in the footsteps of George Stephanopolous and Candy Crowly, you put yourself squarely as “Poster Boy” for this ad this cycle: Don’t worry James, as I have pointed out before, your WMUR compadres have blazed that trail for you. (H/T: Campaign Spot)

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Priorities – you can see the NH GOP priorities

by Skip November 2, 2014

Tuesday is coming and there will be NO way that the NH GOP can blame the TEA Party for these actions – or their results. From State House Dome, I’ve taken and bulletized how the NH GOP decided to assist their candidates for their NH State Senate seats - reformatted and emphasis mine: If you want […]

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Scott Brown’s Bay State Push

by Rick Olson November 2, 2014

“Do I have the best credentials? Probably not. ’Cause, you know, whatever. But I do have strong ties to this state.” —Scott Brown I have listened to Howie’s Carr’s show in excess of 20 years and I’ve even called in a couple times. Howie is an icon and has an excellent show. He has a […]

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