NH GOP

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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GrokThought: about the NH Senate getting rid of the Medicaid Expansion sunset clause?

by Skip May 9, 2015

“I have been informed me that the Senate plans on ADDING REALID into the budget AND plans on REMOVING the Medicaid Expansion sunset clause.” Again, we are trying to verify our little birdie’s tweet of last nite where it was said that the NH Senate was going to hide an amendment in an existing bill.  Yes, […]

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A time for choosing – what will the NH GOP Exec Board, NH GOP Chair Jennifer Horn, and NH GOP Committeeman Steve Duprey choose?

by Skip May 7, 2015

Yes, I do believe that the story that NH GOP Committeeman Steve Duprey supporting the Planned Parenthood Action Fund “has legs”.  Certainly here at GraniteGrok (where we hate it when we catch Establishment GOPpers being political hypocrites – because it shows they ARE hypocrites) it is But – Steve has a very good point: And […]

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Does Steve Duprey really think this is going over well?

by Skip May 6, 2015

Seriously?  He’s been in politics for 4 decades and thinks this slithering meek “apology” is sufficient?  At least when Jim Foley’s lies caught up with him, he resigned – everything even as he tried to “apologize” as well.  At least Foley’s folly was self-contained – Duprey’s money went to Planned Parenthood (a self-described enemy of Republicans).  And it […]

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Et tu, NH GOP Committeeman Steve Duprey?

by Skip May 6, 2015

And since that is philosophy under which Planned Parenthood was started…and since most abortions occur in the urban inner cities and involved black babies… …and since Steve Duprey gives Planned Parenthood money… …isn’t nice to see that Steve Duprey also feels EXACTLY like the presumptive US President Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton? (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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So, NH State Senator Jeb Bradley is now going to “put it to” NH PSNH ratepayers?

by Skip May 5, 2015

The Public Utility Commission (“PUC”) with their environmental allies who preach “NO COAL!” have had it out for PSNH for years with one tactic after another.  Well, there was a hearing on SB 221 – the PSNH “securitization and divestiture”bill where NH State Senator Jeb Bradley seemingly has his fingers in this pie pretty deeply (ostensibly to be a […]

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Steve Duprey and Jack Kimball – a quick thought on NH GOP Executive Board action

by Skip May 5, 2015

One of the bones that was picked when Jack Kimball that was used to kick him out as NH GOP Chair was that he signed a petition so that a Libertarian would be able to get on the ballot.  They said that was helping the “enemy” of the GOP.  In a way, yes, it would have […]

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Steve Duprey – another reason why Walt Havenstein & Scott Brown lost

by Skip May 4, 2015

Why should the grassroots work & fight for NH GOP Leadership that double-crosses them ideologically? OK, a bit of a clickbait title, but it works.  Here’s why: Walt Havenstein lost, in no small part, because he insulted pretty much all of the TEA Party base (re: Conservative, Libertarian) wing of the Party.  Then didn’t like being […]

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Guest Post – Dr. Betsy McCaughey: Last week’s GOP confab in Nashua showed the beauty of the primary

by Skip April 25, 2015

NEW HAMPSHIRE makes Presidents. The way it’s done was in full view last weekend, when 16 Republican hopefuls pressed into the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua, for two days of Q&A and coffee huddles with local voters. It was democracy at its best. Since 1952, winning the presidency almost always starts with a win in […]

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603 Alliance Grassroot Summit – NH State Rep Dan Itse and a collage video by Mike Rogers

by Skip April 23, 2015

Dan Itse is well recognized for his knowledge of the NH & US Constitutions (as well as other States’ as well).  Here at the 603 Alliance meeting, he talks about his favorite Constitution.  Mike Rogers’ work also makes an appearance – the importance, celebration, and the work needed to keep our Freedoms.                                       Dan Itse                          […]

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603 Alliance Grassroot Summit – Guess the Establishment is peeved: “…“but that’s not how the primary operates…”

by Skip April 23, 2015

Works for me – welcome to asynchronous, asymmetric warfare.  Caught this from DiStaso at WMUR (emphasis mine, reformatted) THE CONSERVATIVES’ CAUCUS. A recently formed conservative group, the 603 Alliance, held its own summit at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua the day after the Republican Party finished its event. A wrap-up memo to supporters obtained by […]

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603 Alliance Grassroot Summit – Jessica Vaughn and Fredo Arias-King

by Skip April 22, 2015

Next in line as speakers for the 603 Alliance Grassroot Summit: From the Center for Immigration Studies came Jessica Vaughn (Director of Policy Studies) to talk about, well, immigration. She was followed by Fredo Aria-King, industrialist, who was described to me as a real Renaissance Man for all of the varied projects he is involved in. […]

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603 Alliance Grassroot Summit – Mike Rogers and Trevor Loudon

by Skip April 22, 2015

The resurgent talk about the US Constitution’s Tenth Amendment and States’ Rights was the object of Mike Roger’s speech to the crowd, a subject of no little interest lately with the overreach of the current Obama Administration trying to wend its way into every nook and cranny of everyone’s commercial and private lives.  After all, […]

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603 Alliance Grassroot Summit – Aaron Day & Ann Marie Banfield

by Skip April 22, 2015

Chair of the RLCNH and the Stark 360 PAC, Aaron Day, came to the stage next to talk about both the PAC and the end goal of why this conservative collaboration of getting behind a candidate so as not to repeat the sad lessons of when squishes split the middle of two (or more) conservative candidates.  […]

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603 Alliance Grassroot Summit – Media Panel

by Skip April 21, 2015

We get a little bit away from the speakerpalozza regime with a media panel to talk about the state of today’s media and the 5th Estate.  Sylvia Smith (conservative activist, 603 Alliance committee) and Jeff Chidester (also a conservative activist, radio talk show host, and newspaper columnist) joined me in, yes, raking the mainstream media […]

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603 Alliance Grassroot Summit – NH State Rep Frank Edelblut & Mike Rogers for Ambassador Gregory Slayton

by Skip April 21, 2015

NH State Rep Frank Edelblut then took the stage at Sunday’s 603 Alliance Grassroot Summit at the Crowne Plaza in Nashua; his message was about conservative legislation efforts in the NH House.  Former Ambassador Gregory Slayton was slated to be next but could not attend (at the last moment); Mike Rogers stood in for him to […]

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603 Alliance Grassroot Summit – Sharon Angle and Bill O’Brien

by Skip April 21, 2015

603 Alliance Grassroot Summit: the Conservative kick-off of the 2016 Presidential Primary.  Sure, the NH GOP had their big shindig the two days prior to Sunday’s event in which the “second campaign” has started in earnest – the wooing, attracting, and snaring of NH “name” activists by either the announced or coy Republican Prez wannabees.  […]

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603 Alliance Grassroot Summit – US Congressman Steve King and NH Right To Life President Jane Cormier

by Skip April 21, 2015

Next up at the 603 Alliance Grassroot Summit were US Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) and Jane Cormier (President of NH Right to Life).  Steve King talked about the goings on in DC while Jane spoke about the importance of the unborn, their right to Life, and why it should be important to us all.    […]

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603 Alliance Grassroot Summit – Dr. Betsy McCaughey and Jack Kimball

by Skip April 21, 2015

Phew!  I’m still not through processing the videos from Sunday’s 603 Alliance Grassroot Summit but I’ve done enough to start posting them up.  Pretty much all day, too, without running out!  The first speaker was nationally known (and ‘Grok fave) Dr. Betsy McCaughey, Constitutional scholar and Obamacare expert and was followed by Jack Kimball (former […]

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GrokTALK! April 18th 2015 – The Videos

by Skip April 18, 2015

Well, no Pre-Show this week as the livestreaming software decided to be quite contrary and refused to start a few times.  But, a good show with Max Abramson, Jorge Mesa-Tejada, Carly Fiorina, Pete Ingemi, and Kevin Bloom all giving up a part of their Saturday morning to be with us – and you! Segment 1a […]

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WMUR’s CloseUp – Lindsey Graham on Religious Freedom (psst….)

by Skip April 17, 2015

 So, a church would be able to control its facilities – how big of Lindsey Graham on his definition of Religious Freedom. “But nobody doing business should be allowed to discriminate against another American.  At the end of the day, you’re trying to protect religious freedom, the right to be able to follow your conscience […]

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Tsk, tsk Matt Mowers – letting the American Bridge PAC dude so close to Chris Christie!

by Skip April 17, 2015

Really, Matt Mowers (NH Director for Chris Christie’s Prez campaign) – not protecting your candidate?  You’ve been here in NH for a while – you SHOULD know this dude.  And to have him that close to Chris Christie is bad enough but to have him in full view on the WMUR newscast? Tsk, tsk….and him livestreaming back […]

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EMail Doodlings – Taxes, Pataki, and Bolton

by Skip April 13, 2015

Really, it’s about the taxes.  Federal taxes – I finished doing mine last night.  Since I haven’t posted since last Thursday, I let my fellow Groksters know I’m back in action: From: “skipdcm” <Skip@GraniteGrok.com To: Groksters Sent: 4/13/2015 1:09:57 PM Subject: Re: [GrokCrew] Fwd: Weirs 27 Sure!  Will start posting again tonite. I failed in […]

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GrokTV – Dr. Ben Carson: address to the Alpine Grove crowd

by Skip April 6, 2015

As posted out here, Mike was there to livestream the Dr. Ben Carson talk at the Alpine Grove in Hollis, NH. The question and answer part is still uploading; see it after the jump when it is ready:

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GrokTV Live – Dr. Ben Carson at Alpine Grove in Hollis, NH

by Skip April 6, 2015

Commencing at 6pm. Grokster Mike is onsite at the Alpine Grove banquet facility (Hollis, NH) awaiting the arrival of reputed Republican Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson.  Since TMEW had WMUR news for background, the former pediatric neurosurgeon isn’t too far away – they just showed him live at the Hollis Pharmacy (a favorite stop on […]

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GrokTALK! at the SRW / RCRC Brunch – Part 1

by Skip March 30, 2015

Well, Saturday’s event at the Seacoast Republican Women / Rockingham County Republican Committee Brunch at the Portsmouth Country Club was fun to be there.  Even though I was under the weather (and in coming down from Central NH where some of the snow squalls were starting to go whiteout, that’s setting a low bar to […]

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GrokTALK!/GrokTV! Live Stream March 28th, 2015 SRW & RCRC Brunch: Keynote Speaker – Ted Cruz

by Steve MacDonald March 28, 2015
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Live stream for Saturday March 2815, 2015 from 9 am to 11 am EST . This week the show comes to you live from the Seacoast Republican Women and the Rockingham County Republican Committee Brunch at the Portsmouth Country Club located in Greenland, NH!  The keynote Speaker is US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX Live broadcast […]

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