NH GOP

Guest Post – An Open Letter to the National Republican Party

by Skip May 7, 2016

I am a New Hampshire conservative Independent. I am by no means unique and, in fact, am probably a member of a species that is far more common than most people may realize or care to acknowledge. Over the last several months I have developed distaste for the national Republican Party and it has grown stronger […]

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Notable Quote – Kimberly Morin

by Skip May 5, 2016

“The GOP is like a heroin addict. They keep promising their supporters they’ll end their big government, less freedom addiction if you just vote for their candidate. Trump is their fatal dose of heroin. And there’s no Narcan available. -Kimberly Morin (blogger, writer) The jig may be almost up for the Republican Party – more […]

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Yes, NH Rep Joe LaChance, you did it. The NH Advantage just died a little more as you wielded that knife

by Skip April 6, 2016

Nice to see how easy it is for the Republicans mentioned above to backslap themselves in advancing the Democrat agenda item in moving socialized medicine forward. Limited Government? Less intrusive Govt? Free Markets? Ah….nope.Just once again proving to the base that the NH GOP is really the Bipartisan Fusion Party (aka, the Jr. Lackeys of […]

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Here is the NH GOP Chair doing the rah-rah for Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion

by Skip April 4, 2016

BUMPED: in doing some research (after all, we pretty much talk about all things political so with close to 25,000 posts, the ‘Grok has become its own research center), I came across this where NH GOP Chair Jennifer Horn was boosting Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion.  First published on 11/18/2013, it shows that, 3 years later, how […]

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Ya think! NH Political Operative Mike Dennehy: “You know quite frankly, I think the Republican Party is on the verge of a civil war”

by Skip March 6, 2016

(H/T: WMUR). Heck, I’ve been writing about this for years now – and now he seems to be surprised.  This has been slow rolling since the start of the TEA Party movement 8 years ago.  Anyone inside that movement, who thought about what was happening, thinking about what its principles were (e.g., Free Markets, Fiscal Frugality, […]

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Well, a long term reader acted on my post about leaving the Republican Party

by Skip February 15, 2016

You can read my post here and it caused a loyal ‘Grok reader to let us know what his feeling was about it (emphasis mine): I also went “unaffiliated” this past Thursday. I had intended to do it after voting Tuesday, but was told one could only switch after switching before the vote at the polling […]

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Former NH Speaker of the House Bill O’Brien on Voter Fraud this past FITN Primay

by Skip February 15, 2016

NRO via Hot Air (emphasis mine): GOP state representative Bill O’Brien, who was the speaker of New Hampshire’s house when the voter-ID bill passed in 2012, is appalled by just how porous its enforcement was in this year’s primary. “It’s an embarrassment this should happen in a state that is accorded the right to the first […]

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NH GOP Republicans had the chance to do this, too

by Skip February 12, 2016

But too many of them are actually beholden to unions themselves, value their seats over Principles, or are outright Democrats masquerading as Republicans. Or, really, are just spineless political protoplasm?  Me?  I think it is more the latter than the others.  They are UNWILLING to stand up for Principles that they mouth the words to.  Could […]

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They made me not to care

by Skip February 12, 2016

With this from Steve as a backdrop: “The current New Hampshire Republican Party has devolved away from being any kind of bulwark against creeping progressivism and the ardent promotion of candidates who will man the bulwark or (God help us) take us into battle, to little more than an exclusive party for hand-picked political insiders, […]

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This guy makes NH GOP Committeeman Steve Duprey look like a piker

by Skip February 10, 2016

Yes, that NH GOP Committeeman Steve Duprey who gives money to Planned Parenthood’s political action committee.  Yes, that PPPAC that has vowed to remove NH Senator Kelly Ayotte from her seat in the US Senate.  Yes, we have cataloged (probably much to the dismay of Renee Plummer and NH State Rep Joe LaChance) the evil […]

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And another one (and another one) bites the dust: Christie and Fiorina

by Skip February 10, 2016

That would be both Chris Christie AND Carly Fiorina – after really disappointing results (and blowing millions of bucks), they have dropped out of the race seeking the Presidency.  TMEW asked me about Carly as she had boasted that she was going all the way as recently as last night; all I could do is […]

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GrokTV: PBS News Hour interviews Grokster Steve – The PBS News Hour version

by Skip February 9, 2016

I previously posted the full interview that Lisa Dejardins, Political Director for the PBS News Hour, conducted with Steve.  Her piece, talking about the different factions within the NH GOP in the run up to today’s primary, is here.  Steve’s interview, quite short, starts with some B-roll on the front end that they shot during […]

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“It wasn’t with any substance” – Fergus “The Fringe” Cullen has just as much success with Trump as being NH GOP Chair

by Skip November 24, 2015

Yet another embarrassment for former NH GOP Chair Cullen – I guess he still hasn’t learned about The Rule of Holes”.  Not content in being the biggest losing Chair in NH GOP history for fundraising as well as losing seats, he continued on to ruin the Connecticut GOP and then has the idiotic notion of […]

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Uh-oh: did the NH GOP not pay their hosting charges for NHGOP.ORG?

by Skip November 13, 2015

UPDATE: It’s back up now, but I confirmed that it was OoO (Out of Office) for a while. (H/T: Kimberly)

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Remember this, Doug Scamman….

by Skip August 14, 2015

…ye who keeps saying that Republicans need to stay away from “social issues”: Yes, I've noticed that the far Left organizes a social movement a year prior to presidential elections. https://t.co/43bVPCL0Jl — Brandon Darby (@brandondarby) August 11, 2015 Remember this too, Doug, this sage advice from the late Andrew Breitbart: Politics is downstream from Culture. […]

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Another Republican willing to walk away – if the Republicans show, AGAIN, they won’t honor their words

by Skip July 29, 2015

More and more I am hearing things like the following.  And yes, I am getting to that point as well – I no longer will listen to Republicans yammer their pie holes and expect me to believe in that yellow rain.  Trust – built over time, gone in an instant.  A lot of the base […]

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Blog Observation – the NH GOP Resolution condemning Planned Parenthood

by Skip July 21, 2015

Given the tape of Planned Parenthood negotiating for baby parts / organs from those aborted babies, a lot of people are looking both askance at and deeply into what this “social issue” truly means for our Society.  It IS EVIL, what is going on and what is being done.  Good on the NH GOP, as […]

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Doug Scamman – a note on the “social issues” you want Republicans to drop

by Skip July 21, 2015

After all, they are JUST so icky and JUST so divisive.  So, ‘splain this one to me, eh? This all comes as Walker shoots up in the GOP primary polls with the renewed focus he’s placing on social issues and on national security issues. Social issues.  Polling high.  Why, Doug, why?  Does this mean that […]

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2016 Presidential Primary – Donald Trump – another musing (quick)

by Skip July 19, 2015

I am no fan of John McCain.  Yes, GraniteGrok “fought” for him back in 2008 but it was more against Obama (who we knew back then that he’d eventually start acting like he has the last few years – his Communist / Muslim background demanded it just as much as a leopard cannot change its spots). He […]

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GrokTV: 2016 Presidential Primary – Donald Trump

by Skip July 18, 2015

Finally, I didn’t have to travel to an event this past Thursday – one in my own backyard about 15 minutes from Chez Skip.  Donald Trump, now leading nationally in the polls, flew in on his Citation bizjet to hold an event at the Weirs Community Center in Weirs Beach at Laconia, NH.  I have […]

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Chris Sununu – how will he vote on the PPNE contract next week?

by Skip July 17, 2015

Certainly the latest undercover video where Planned Parenthoods’ Deborah Nucatola () spilled the beans over lunch about Planned Parenthood’s profiting over harvesting body parts / organs from aborted babies has made a huge impact in the blogosphere where the Right is properly outraged and the Left is “meh!”.  The former because we see each unborn […]

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Which one is not like the others?

by Skip July 7, 2015

we’d rather see the shards of the current Establishment on the floor than continue to see the shards of the broken promises and actions that the Republican Party is actually delivering. I do have to say that there are a lot of Republicans not liking that Donald Trump has crashed their party of “The Party”. […]

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So, where is the NH GOP’s position on these momentus US Supreme Court decisions?

by Skip June 26, 2015

The NH GOP generally has something to say about any reasonably important political happening.  I surely expected to have email missives from them from yesterday on the Obamacare decision.  After all, it is in the Statement of Principles: Support the repeal of Obamacare and oppose its implementation in New Hampshire Why isn’t NH GOP Chair […]

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Yet another NH Republican quits – Part “I need more fingers to count”

by Skip June 13, 2015

After putting up this post, a comment was left at our Facebook page (emphasis mine):  Good for you Skip. We’ve neglected our personal life too in order to TRY to get the NHGOP to keep it’s promises and party platform. We’re done. Next trip to the town office will include a change in my registration […]

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A shot across her bow – what will NH GOP Committeewoman Juliana Bergeron do?

by Skip June 13, 2015

“she has a choice: either avoid discussion of the issue or resign.” Will she listen to the people who know her best, Republicans in Cheshire County, and remove her name?  Decisions have consequences and NH State GOP Committeewoman Bergeron is now learning that her decision to sign an amicus brief with other “Republican luminaries” supporting […]

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Yet another NH Republican calls it quits

by Skip June 13, 2015

Yes, I have been on a bit of a sabbatical lately and it will continue as I realized that life, after 9 years of GraniteGrok, had just tipped way over in being out of balance.  I’ve said often that this hobby, over time, became more of an obsession, and then went beyond and when I […]

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The Republican and Democrat hypocrisy over Frank Guinta’s FEC issue

by Kimberly Morin May 21, 2015

If you live in New Hampshire and breathe air, you probably have heard about Representative Frank Guinta’s FEC issues. They have been ongoing for the past 5 years and the FEC just decided this week that Guinta violated their laws and will have to pay back the money he put into his campaign and pay […]

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So, what do Obama, Hillary, and George Pataki have in common?

by Skip May 12, 2015

“Defeating Islamic terror, shrinking government, growing the economy. These are the issues that matter most.  Instead, we’re debating social issues like abortion and gay rights. They’re a distraction and only help to elect Hillary.  After 8 years of Obama style socialism, we need to shrink government, not let Big Government tell us how to live […]

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NH Rebellion got the NH GOP Exec Dir Elissa Voccola fired? Gosh, what would have happened if she had invited us??

by Skip May 12, 2015

Reformatted, emphasis mine: After only three months on the job, Elissa Voccola is no longer the executive director of the New Hampshire Republican Party, WMUR.com has learned.  Party sources said Voccola’s last day on the job was Friday and the parting was by mutual agreement. Hmm, that’s pretty much code speech of “resign and we go […]

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GrokThought: I thought the Dems were ALL about “Community”

by Skip May 9, 2015

“I don’t think either Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton have much time for my district.” That being a rather interesting admission by rather elderly (in comparison) Democrat  Maureen Mann running against youthful & vigorous (hey, if the Dems can play this game (see below), well, so can I!) Republican Yvonne Dean-Baily in the special election […]

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