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GrokDebates – yes, we want to do them. We ARE going to do them going forward

by Skip August 19, 2018

Over the years, GraniteGrok has made it part of our Citizen Journalism to cover debates.  One reason is that we like listening (and critiquing) who was there, what was said, and to determine their political philosophies with respect to the NH Constitution, US Constitution, and to date, the NH GOP. We did debates, and covered […]

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The RINO Virus (Part III, Recovery)

by Ian Underwood July 25, 2018

  Led by Marie Kondo, a wave of tidying up is sweeping the nation.  People everywhere are going through their belongings, posing some simple tests, and getting rid of the items that fail those tests. In Ms. Kondo’s case, the test is:  Does this item spark joy?  If it does, you keep it.  If not, you […]

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The RINO Virus (Part II, Cure)

by Ian Underwood July 24, 2018

It seems that not a week goes by that we don’t hear conservatives and libertarians moaning, ‘Why did we bother to elect Republicans if they’re just going to _____?’ Republicans seem to have forgotten what a political party is for.  It’s a way to focus time, effort, energy, and money so that they don’t get dissipated.  […]

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The RINO Virus (Part I, Diagnosis)

by Ian Underwood July 23, 2018

Years ago, a friend told me about something he calls the ‘baby test’.  To take it, raise either arm straight up so your upper arm touches your ear.  Bend the arm at the elbow.  If you can make a 90-degree angle, you’re not a baby. It occurs to me that there is a similar test […]

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RRftSotRP – I get stuff. Third lesson: “I won’t participate with Republicans…”

by Skip July 23, 2018

Today is going to be a very busy day, so just a quick continuing thought on the missive I received that was ‘preached’ at a still fairly recent GOP meeting.  The author, I remind you, admonished the assembled crowd that they were “not allowed” to audio or video record their speech……then left handouts of the […]

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NH GOP – just GIVING money to the opposition. Again. Once again, the phrase “The Stupid Party”…

by Skip July 21, 2018

…is running circles in my head like the above motorcycle of death circle.  WHY is the NH GOP so self-defeating?  Do they not even care about what the “campaign battlespace” looks like?  Wasn’t NH GOP Committeeman Steve Duprey (owner of five hotels in Concord) willing to step in to host such an event (er,  skuttlebutt […]

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CNHT Taxpayer Family Reunion Picnic – the NH State Senate candidates edition

by Skip July 14, 2018

Five (out of the possible 24 NH State Senate District) candidates showed up (listed alphabetically): Gary Daniels is running for NH State Senate District 11. Carla Gericke is running in NH State Senate District 20 Dan Hynes is running for NH State Senate District 9. Bill Kuch is running for NH State Senate District 16. […]

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Jay Matthews – reconsider your “Wood Welfare” please

by Skip July 6, 2018

I just read Steve’s post North Country “Wood Welfare” and went to the NHPR article he links to and pulled this additional quote from “beleagured” logger Jay Matthews “I’m concerned with my electrical bill like anybody, but … I think we’d probably be better off paying a little more money in our rate and then […]

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NH GOP: School Choice and educational opportunity

by Op-Ed June 20, 2018

By the NH GOP Reservations (free):   SchoolChoiceNHGOP.eventbrite.com

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RRftSotRR – I get stuff. This one? “Shut up and just vote for us, Republicans”

by Skip June 13, 2018

I get stuff.  All the time.  Some puts a smile on my face for the right reason.  Some don’t.  But some put smiles on my face but not necessarily for the purposes for which it was meant.  This is one of them. RRftSotRR stands for one of my memes: a “Republican Republican for the Sake of […]

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GraniteGrok reports: Annual Belknap County GOP Lake Winnipesaukee Cruise – Dr. Stewart Levenson

by Skip June 4, 2018

Last of the candidates to talk during the Belknap County GOP’s annual fund raiser on the M/S Mount Washington on Lake Winnipesaukee was Dr. Stewart Levenson.  He, too, is running in NH’s Second Congressional District: Previous Videos:

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GraniteGrok reports: Annual Belknap County GOP Lake Winnipesaukee Cruise – Steve Negron

by Skip June 4, 2018

Following Brian Belanger was his friend, Steve Negron.  Both are running for the US House of Representatives in NH’s Second Congressional District.  Like the others, Steve addressed the crowd on the M/S Mount Washington on Lake Winnipesaukee. Note: it seems that a number of the candidates are prior military – many of them Air Force […]

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GraniteGrok reports: Annual Belknap County GOP Lake Winnipesaukee Cruise – Brian Belanger

by Skip June 4, 2018

Joining Lynne Blankenbeker in NH CD-2 is another newcomer to politics: Brian Belanger.  He focused his talk in his main issues: Previous Videos:

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GraniteGrok reports: Annual Belknap County GOP Lake Winnipesaukee Cruise – Lynne Blankenbeker

by Skip June 3, 2018

Lynne Blankenbeker was the next candidate up but this time in New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District.  A former NH State Representative from Concord as well as a captain in the Navy Reserves, she’s decided like Andy Sanborn to move up to the next rung on the political ladder.  She, too, makes the case to the assembled […]

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GraniteGrok reports: Annual Belknap County GOP Lake Winnipesaukee Cruise – NH State Senator Andy Sanborn

by Skip June 3, 2018

NH State Senator Andy Sanborn decided to forego running for re-election to the NH Senate and decided that he would also make the run for the US House of Representatives in the NH First Congressional District.  Here, he addresses the M/S Mount Washington crowd on board for the Belknap County GOP annual fundraiser. Previous Videos: […]

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GraniteGrok reports: Annual Belknap County GOP Lake Winnipesaukee Cruise – Bruce Crochetiere

by Skip June 3, 2018

Following Eddie Edwards was newcomer to politics: successful tech businessman, Bruce Crochetiere.  He is also running in NH’s First Congressional District and adding a new perspective to the race. Previous Videos: Belknap County GOP Mount Washington Cruise – Eddie Edwards

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GraniteGrok reports: Annual Belknap County GOP Lake Winnipesaukee Cruise – Eddie Edwards

by Skip June 2, 2018

Every year the Belknap County GOP has their annual fundraiser on the M/S Mt. Washington that cruises Lake Winnipesaukee.  People talk, they eat dinner, they talk some more, candidates for various offices get a chance to speak, political activists are still talking, more candidates, political activists still talk….you get the picture. This year, the candidates […]

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So Grant Bosse is advocating the same for the NH GOP as Obama actually did for immigration?

by Skip May 20, 2018

Grant is the Editorial Editor for the UL and with his latest missive, he’s both right – and horribly wrong.  First for the good part (reformatted, emphasis mine; his editorial after the jump): Where’s the big tent? NH Republicans hurting themselves As a Republican’s Republican for the sake of the Republican Party (he leans more […]

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So Horns are going all in on “we’re victims!”; Bill Horn resigns from NH GOP

by Skip May 14, 2018

Not a big surprise.  Lots of people are going Independent but not for the reasons they are.  Here’s the Letter sent to Andrew Cernota that John Distaso tweeted out: Other half after the jump:

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NH GOP Elected Politicians – Trust? We don’t need to build Trust. What a quaint idea you have!

by Skip May 14, 2018

And then some high up GOPe-er rants about “We need to reverse the trend of voters preferring Democrats over Republicans“? Sorry, I’ve already digressed; that will be another series of posts. But keep it in mind as you read the following. And they wonder why I added the word “Snarl” to my blogging vocabulary because […]

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On another meeting I DIDN’T go to – Kevin Landrigan goes with the “rotten peeps, those GOPers are” with his headline

by Skip May 13, 2018

Quick Thought: NH GOP members exclude delegate from convention, take no action on her pro-gay-rights proposals By KEVIN LANDRIGAN Yes, I slap them around when it is needful – but I’ll go the other way when needed as well. The NH GOP did no such thing as exclude a delegate from the NH GOP Convention […]

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Quick Thought: “Medicaid expansion passes NH House on voice vote”

by Skip May 5, 2018

That’s the headline at the Union Leader on the NH Republican elected officials continuing Obamacare in NH, one of the most contentious pieces of legislation over the last five years.  What a weseal way of passing such legislature!  Nice, easy way to keep your constituents from holding you accountable for a package that may well lead to […]

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Even the Republicans are LYING about the Paid Family Medical Leave (HB628)

by Skip March 31, 2018

In addition to checking the verbiage of a new bill, always check the “Fiscal Note” part of the analysis – how much is this going to cost tax payers. I long ago posted what the Medicaid Expansion was eventually going to cost us as Obamacare is wound down. And now, the NH GOP elected officials […]

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NH GOP Increases Calls for Resignation of State Rep Guilty of Assaulting a Citizen

by Kimberly Morin December 30, 2017

Yesterday, the New Hampshire Republican Party renewed calls for the resignation of state representative Katherine Rogers (D-Concord). Rogers is the representative who recently pleaded guilty to assaulting a volunteer during a ballot recount last year. While most people believe Rogers should resign for her deplorable behavior of physically assaulting a citizen, the New Hampshire Democrat […]

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Seriously Hynsie – you actually put your name to this? Did you warn your client of Hypocrisy?

by Skip October 4, 2017

That would be blatant hypocrisy, by the way. OK, admittedly I’m late on this but hey, better late than never. You’re a Republican operative AND communications guy – did you forget to check the history on your client’s voting record BEFORE sending this (and others) out?  Isn’t that just basic standard procedure – protect your […]

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Family Paid Leave. Tell me again? What is the difference between the GOP and the Democrats on a “Free Marketplace”?

by Skip October 3, 2017

You know, that thing that we used to have?  Where the participants involved make their own deals and agreements for mutual benefit?  And Government used to just make sure that all of them would live up to their agreements – and not lord over them like Royal Monarchists or Communist apparatchiks in mandating how they […]

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Gee, if only someone had warned them…

by Skip September 24, 2017

And yes, that would be we Groksters.  For years we have warned about taking “free money with strings attached.” There’s another meme that describes the below from the Pravda on the Merrimack: “Fed crack.” No, not real drugs but the allure and the addiction is just as real as that white powder: greenbacks. Lots of […]

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A CLASSIC example of the NH GOP stuck in the Marquis of Queensbury rules

by Skip August 17, 2017

(Image H/T: UL)  Previously posted: Cicero: You may not be interested in politics but be assured, politics is interested in you. Muslim Jihadist translation:  You may not be interested in our Jihad but be assured, we don’t care what you think. Antifa corollary: ALL you Republicans are Nazis (and thus far game for us). Steve […]

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Medicaid Expansion – well THANK YOU (again) Republicans Jeb Bradley, Chuck Morse, and the other…

by Skip June 7, 2017

…cast of known characters that decided, contra the NH GOP Platform, that shoving NH into the Obamacare morass via the Medicaid Expansion (Hey Jeb – thanks for the extra taxes!).  So once again, Govt has decided that it knows economics better than anyone and these self-righteous nitwits went for it.  I’m not waiting for my […]

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Blogline of the Day – Rush Limbaugh

by Skip May 2, 2017

Rush on the terrible spending bill: “Why is anybody voting Republican, if this is what happens when we win?” Consistency breeds Trust yielding Votes.  Right now, I see no Consistency so why should I Trust them? You know what the comment is on that third word, right?  Right? This goes for the NH GOP as […]

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