NH GOP

Looks like someone forgot to register his “name” domain

by Skip April 6, 2014

Not exactly a most auspicious start from someone that ran a high tech company like BAE?  I wonder who his advisor(s) are, or is this the mark of “rushing into things”?  No matter what, someone (and will continue)  is having fun at his expense:  Walter Havenstein.com.  Montgomery County (MD) property tax, contributing to a “pre-primary” […]

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So is Scott Brown really a surrogate for Andy Leach? Question 1

by Skip April 4, 2014

I wrote about Scott Brown’s talk at Grokster Mike’s house last Wednesday here and mentioned that there were a number of questions that were asked. Here are the first two questions.  I’ll dribble  the rest out over the next few days. Question 1: The ads they have thrown at you over oil and that’s the […]

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Speaking of Republicans voting the majority of times w/Democrats….

by Skip April 3, 2014

As I posted here, it is clear that Scott Brown, rather than supporting more Conservative issues supported more Progressive ones: sided with a Democratic majority on 22 percent of votes in his first year, ranking him seventh among all senators.  The next year, he voted with Democrats 46 percent of the time, trailing only Sen. […]

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Kathy Sullivan’s tweet: what she gets wrong and Scott Brown doesn’t understand

by Skip April 2, 2014

Earlier today, Grokster Steve alerted the rest of us that Kathy Sullivan tweeted out my post describing and opining on the talk that Scott Brown gave last Wednesday: 1. Usually don't read Granitegrok but this post on @Senscottbrown house party hate to admit is must read. #nhpolitics http://t.co/VcA8hVAmTL — Kathy Sullivan (@NHKathySullivan) April 2, 2014 […]

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Yes she did! And so did they…

by Skip March 30, 2014

From Pindell on Friday: Maggie Hassan: It took more than a year, but the freshman Democratic governor finally has her first solid legislative victory on Medicaid expansion. And a big Progressive step Leftward (and remember, Progressives are merely incremental Socialists in disguise) – in furthering the instrusion of Obamacare here in NH.  Like I said […]

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Well, when someone is paying for you, what’s not to like?

by Skip March 25, 2014

If you look at my previous post, you will see the name of Republican Herb Richardson who voted for BradleyCare today – the expansion of Obamacare’s Medicaid program.  So much for that Plank of the NH GOP Platform, eh? Sidenote: does any Conservative in NH have a sufficient amount of scotch tape and glue to […]

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HB 413 – BradleyCare

by Skip March 25, 2014

As Steve points out (“Yes, The NH Democrat Majority House Passed Bradley Care“), the NH House has also voted to implement Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion.  I just figured that I’d point out the Republicans that voted for this – who seemingly have abandoned their belief that Republicans stand for limited government (this will be one of […]

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Only the RIGHT has Yahoos….so says ABC’s “This Week with Geoge Stephanopolous”

by Skip March 23, 2014

The discussion was about the US Senate elections coming up later on this year and whether or not control would shift to to the Republicans… Sidenote: and Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com is now saying that is a 60% chance that will happen; I’m unsure of that percentage but probably good with his assessment that even […]

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Once again, we see the Republicans just ducky for moderate candidates

by Skip March 23, 2014

This morning’s CloseUP program’s first segment had NHDP Chair “Buckles” and Republican “strategist” Tom Rath.  The latter had this to say about Scott Brown entering the NH Senatorial campaign: Of course, the President of the United states has described him as a moderate so that’s something that’s pretty good for us I dryly note that […]

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Oh, I’m quite sure

by Skip March 16, 2014

On today’s WMUR’s CloseUP, Josh McElveen interviewed both Scott Brown and his wife.  He posed a question to Scott (emphasis mine): [Bob Smith said]: You’re so liberal that you should be in a primary with Jeanne Shaheen And the way that Scott Brown answered the question, it seem like a challenge Scott Brown “That’s Bob […]

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THANKS for calling us the other Elephant – and what it really means!

by Skip March 16, 2014

MEH We consider DaTechGuy (Pete Ingemi, a nationally recognized blogger and radio host) as being one of our ‘Grok friends.  If we have set up at an event and he shows up, we ALWAYS make sure he has a seat at our table.  Smart, persistent, and a genuinely nice guy, I’m happy we’ve gotten to […]

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Notable Quote – George Will

by Skip March 10, 2014

The idea that politicians should write laws restricting people critical of them is as perverse as the idea that the sprawling, opaque IRS bureaucracy should be assigned to construe and apply such laws. It is bad enough that there is the misbegotten Federal Election Commission to do what the First Amendment forbids — government regulation […]

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WMUR CloseUP – some thoughts

by Skip March 9, 2014

There’s almost always something just to make a comment about and this week is no different as the first segment had NH State Senator John Reagan, Josiah Bartlett Public Policy Center’s Exec. Dir. Charlie Arlinghouse, and Republican political operative Jim Merrill.  Each had something that evoked a quick comment. Reagan: Morse’s attempt was to extract […]

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Update – NH College Republican Federation Chairman Jake Wagner resignation refusal

by Skip March 7, 2014

As I pointed out here, the Chair of the NH College Republicans, Jake Wagner, has been asked to resign for one simple reason: He’s not in college. He hasn’t been in college for quite some time but refuses to relinquish that which he should not have.  I guess this self-proclaimed “Radical RINO” (who doesn’t seem […]

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NH State Senator Repubs approved Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion – The Fallout Begins

by Skip March 6, 2014

FIRST!  We applaud those that stood tall and voted against the Morse / Bradley Medicaid  Expansion bill: NH State Senator Andy Sanborn, NH State Senator John Reagan, NH State Senator Sam Cataldo, NH State Senator Sharon Carson, and NH State Senator Russell Prescott. We’ve been writing for a while that we absolutely believe that if […]

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Belknap County Convention – last budget meeting

by Skip March 6, 2014

To say that the Belknap County Convention’s budget meetings have been contentious is like calling a hunger crazed tiger a kitty cat.  Yelling, sulking, obstruction, power struggles, Liberals hating the Conservatives who were given the power by the people, Govt employees demanding more from the taxpayers, lawsuits by the Commissioners against the NH State Reps […]

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Breaking: NH GOP State Senators give NH GOP base a big F. U. with Bradley / MorseCare

by Skip March 6, 2014

WMUR: With Republicans split over the matter, the GOP-led New Hampshire Senate passed a measure Wednesday that would effectively expand Medicaid by providing health insurance to an additional 58,000 of some of the state’s poorest residents. …The bill passed 18-5. All five votes against came from Republicans. State Sen. Peter Bragdon, R-Milford, didn’t vote citing […]

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Why is non-college-attending NH College Republican Federation Chairman Jake Wagner still on NH GOP E-Board?

by Skip March 3, 2014

UNH College Republicans call on self-proclaimed “Radical RINO” NH College Republican Federation Chairman Jake Wagner to resign for violating Federation Constitution regarding college enrollment. Caveat – I’ve met Jake Wagner (there on the left with Obama’s David Axelrod on right).  Now, he didn’t come up to me and proclaim himself to be a “Radical RINO” […]

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That shows what the members think – but not the Leaders

by Skip March 2, 2014

I had posted a snippet from DiStaso a few days ago (“You’re Dreaming“, reformatted here): “State GOP chair Jennifer Horn told us today, “There is a healthy debate about the Senate’s health care compromise taking place among Republicans. This sort of debate and discussion within a political party is natural and nothing new.As we’ve always […]

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Medicaid Expansion – here’s some ammo for the Republican grassroots Rebellion

by Skip March 2, 2014

Over at the Republican Liberty Caucus of NH was this request for info: Windham GOP is considering their Medicaid resolution on the night Chuck Morse is their guest speaker Senator Chuck Morse, prime sponsor of the medicaid expansion bill, will be at a special Windham Republican Committee meeting this Tuesday, March 4th at 6pm. We’re […]

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“You’re dreaming”

by Skip February 26, 2014

Well, just after I wrote this, I saw that John Distaso’s latest popped up on my Google watch list.  And NH GOP Chair Jennifer Horn had this to say about this (emphasis mine): State GOP chair Jennifer Horn told us today, “There is a healthy debate about the Senate’s health care compromise taking place among […]

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EMail Doodlings: So, will this go down as the worst political debacle in a couple of decades?

by Skip February 26, 2014

I’m talking about the decision of the NH State Senate Republicans (Jeb Bradley, Chuck Morse, Nancy Stiles, Odell (whatever his first name, although after the next election, it may really be “whatever it was”) to help carry President Obama’s water in implementing Obamacare’s Medicare Expansion.  Regardless of their claim of “it’s not Medicaid – we’re […]

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LTE by NH State Rep Jane Cormier: Grassroots vs. Special Interest Funding?

by Skip February 20, 2014

Joe Kenney is running a grassroots campaign in his election against Michael Cryans in the District 1 Executive Council seat. In yesterday’s Laconia Daily Sun, there was an article regarding Cryans receiving a “2 to 1 advantage in funds raised”. For those who have been watching the political left’s ability to ‘raise funds’, it is […]

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NH Establishment Republican’s at Work?

by Steve MacDonald February 16, 2014
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On January 30th, when Andrew Hemingway announced his run for governor, I wrote this… I do have to ask the obvious question before I close. Now that we have a Republican candidate the establishment might not be in love with, running against a very weak Democrat opponent, will there be a dash to file a […]

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Traditional Families – We’ve Got to Defend them

by Steve MacDonald February 13, 2014
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Tyler Deaton used to work for the same people who paid Mo Baxley.  Baxley was a progressive shill for out-of-state, NYC based, liberal gay-rights money.    Deaton took over to push the same agenda, with the same money, but as a Republican.  Without getting too technical, the goal was to use political influence to normalize the […]

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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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He’s got questions, I’ve got observations and answers

by Skip February 10, 2014

Sometimes, it’s easy and sometimes, there’s not much to work with.  But as I’ve said before, if Pindell is gonna ask, SOMEBODY has to answer……even if it is only me.  From last Friday’s Political Scoop: What did Andrew Hemingway’s camp make of Jeb Bradley’s comments on CloseUP that if Brown gets in the U.S. Senate […]

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Stop the Party I Want to Get Off

by Tom February 3, 2014

We affiliate with or join political parties to support ideas that we believe in. We say, “I’m a Republican”, “I’m a Democrat”, or, increasingly, “I’m an Independent”, based on our core principles. Each political party has a platform. New Hampshire Democrats have theirs and New Hampshire Republicans have theirs. These platforms are unsigned contracts between […]

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Letter to the Editor – vote for Joe Kenney

by Skip January 17, 2014

I sent this in to the Laconia Daily Sun: To the Editor, This is in response to Niel Young’s Letter to the Editor (after the jump) of today.  I dryly note that while Jane Cormier may be in his “NOT friends” category (a rather large set of people, I imagine), I am quite sure I […]

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Advice for unhappy Republicans from Instapundit

by Skip January 12, 2014

Unhappy?  Time to get to work (emphasis mine): I suggest you actually attend your state’s Republican and Democrat party conventions (Bing is your friend). Attend every day and stay at the convention hotel, don’t be a day tripper. Mingle. Listen in the hallways and listen in the hospitality suites. And learn. After your learning assignment, […]

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