NH GOP

What WILL Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) do? Will she confirm someone who values Bureaucracy over Congress?

by Skip January 29, 2015

Steve put up the video of Ted Cruz interviewing Obama’s nominee to replace Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch.  I listened to it and was amazed at how much “no answer’ answers the nominee can get away with.  And as the commenters to his post agher here. Paul Mirengoff of Powerline was live-blogging the Loretta Lynch hearing […]

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Speaking of Flip Flops, here’ssss Jeb Bush!

by Skip January 27, 2015

First and foremost we need to control our border.  A great nation needs to control its border.  Not just at the border, which is hugely important, but also the 40 percent of the people that have come here illegally came with a legal visa and overstayed their bounds.  We ought to be able to figure […]

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First David Corn and now…..Nancy Pelosi????

by Skip January 27, 2015

When David Corn, a far Left Progressive writing at  Mother Jones, said that Mitt Romney was (in so many words) a closet Progressive, it left me rather unenthused. After all, a Progressive wanting Mitt – this is what I as a “base” Conservatarian, wants to hear about a guy that I resignedly voted for in the […]

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Blogline of the Day – Carly Fiorina already campaigning against Hillary Clinton?

by Skip January 26, 2015

“I, too, have traveled hundreds of thousands of miles around the globe. But, unlike her, I’ve actually accomplished something.” (H/T: Carly Fiorina at the Iowa Freedom Summit via National Review)

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Fiscally unsound for WHO, Senator Jeff Woodburn?

by Skip January 24, 2015

This caught my eye earlier this week in the Union Leader (reformatted, emphasis mine): DOWN TO BUSINESS: Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Woodburn of Dalton likened a GOP effort to cut the business profits tax and business enterprise tax to “political footballs.” [Senate GOP wants to lower NH business taxes].   Sen. Andy Sanborn, R-Bedford, and Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley, R-Wolfeboro, touted […]

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NH GOP Annual Meeting – Amendment Egg on their face?

by Skip January 10, 2015

First meeting for the newly elected Committee members and they had two jobs to do: Elect new NH GOP Officers – Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and the 5 Area Vice Chairs Vote on the mostly Establishment sponsored Amendments – 6 of them I posted about Amendment #1 (and left the others alone, below, at the […]

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“You have made them not care”, NH GOP – The three becomes four

by Skip January 8, 2015

Promoted from the Comment section of “You have made them not care”- NH GOP Elite? Pat yourselves on the back – three MORE just took the Exit door” (emphasis mine): Welcome to the club. I left the Republican Party when former Republican senator Rausch tried to push a gas tax chained to the CPI. When […]

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“You have made them not care”- NH GOP Elite? Pat yourselves on the back – three MORE just took the Exit door

by Skip January 8, 2015

My previous post on Pat Caddell’s observation on the anger among the GOP grassroots (“up to one-third of Republicans are ready to call it quits as members of the GOP“) elicited an inbound email  directed towards the NH GOP (emphasis mine) – a real life example of calling it quits: Just finished your article on Republicans […]

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“You have made them not care.” Pat Caddell: “up to one-third of Republicans are ready to call it quits as members of the GOP.”

by Skip January 7, 2015

…that the estimate that one-quarter to one-third are hanging on by a thread is a conservative one… Once again, I bring up my little vignette: Me: there are Republicans out there they are no longer voting nor donating to the Party.  They’ve quit. She: Well, why ARE they doing that??  Don’t they realize that this will […]

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So, NH GOP, how will you wield a club called “or other Good Cause”?

by Skip January 3, 2015

The NH GOP Annual meeting is coming up this next Saturday at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry.  One of the duties of the newly elected State Committee members is to vote on new officers (e.g., Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer). The other is to vote on changes to the By-Laws.  The Groksters that are duly elected […]

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So what are the NH State Senate Rogue Republicans and Democrat appointed Speaker Jasper going to do about chopped Fed Medicaid rates?

by Skip December 28, 2014

“…doctors who have been receiving the enhanced payments will see their fees for primary care cut by 43 percent, on average” As Medicaid Rolls Swell, Cuts in Payments to Doctors Threaten Access to Care WASHINGTON — Just as millions of people are gaining insurance through Medicaid, the program is poised to make deep cuts in payments to […]

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WMUR CloseUp – Democrat appointed Speaker Shawn Jasper

by Skip December 28, 2014

Thoughts on Democrat appointed Speaker Jasper on CloseUp this morning: Overall, he seemed to be, right from the start, to have Bill O’Brien under his skin and the majority of Republicans that didn’t vote for him (and lest you have forgotten, it was the Democrats that appointed him Speaker).  Not a single word about the […]

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Thoughts on Mike Biundo’s “The NH GOP desperately needs an all-of-the-above strategy”

by Skip December 18, 2014

I’ve known Mike now for almost a decade – certainly far less than others, more than some.  In that time, I come to respect him – deep seated values, a great work ethic, an ability to see the long ball, and best of all, he tolerates me and some of my “outbursts”.  He had an […]

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NH House Rules Committee – Democrat appointed Speaker Jasper rigs the rules against voters by seconds

by Skip December 18, 2014

Yes, the Democrat appointed Speaker took charge in his own committee Sidenote:   Rules     71.7% D+ Shawn J’ass’per (r-Hudson) Chair       82.3% B Gene G. Chandler (r-Bartlett) Vice Chair    (scores being their HRA scores – neither has one to write home about) and passed a rule that I believe is anti-voters (er, we voters) and anti-Govt Transparency.  […]

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Jeb Bush, may I introduce you to two NH candidates…

by Skip December 16, 2014

No, seriously, with each passing day this sounds more like Huntsman II. But with lots, lots, lotsmore money involved. But before pursuing the presidency, Mr. Bush is grappling with the central question of whether he can prevail in a grueling primary battle without shifting his positions or altering his persona to satisfy his party’s hard-liners. In conversations […]

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When blank votes, votes? Ask the ” Lauri Sanborn lieutenants”?

by Skip December 16, 2014

Hmmm, much afoot within the NH GOP haunted halls – or is that hunted halls?  Looks like the old Chinese curse of “May you live in interesting times” is of great import right now – and it seems that those that live here are sending us interesting tidbits on which to munch – more J’Ass’perism.  […]

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Overheard at the Belknap County Republian Committee meeting last nite – about NH State Senator Jeb Bradley

by Skip December 11, 2014

This was rather interesting, given that report that NH State Senator Jeannie Forrester reportedly was making calls for Democrat appointed Speaker Shawn Jasper.  Apparently during the NH Republican House voting for NH Speaker of the House, NH State Senator Jeb Bradley was stalking around the Hall of Representative’s gallery.  According to a ‘Grok friend, he […]

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Democrat appointed Speaker Shawn Jasper ‘s email – SPAMMING?

by Skip December 9, 2014

Too funny.  Upon receiving an email from Democrat appointed Shawn Jasper, Thunderbird (an email program from Mozilla) didn’t much care for it: TOO FUNNY!  Nice to know that even he shows that the Republican majority is getting under his skin with their recalcitrance to his “I AM SPEAKER” schtick and that it is really annoying […]

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Speaking of “Incumbents like weeds” – This survey on Kelly Ayotte is interesting…with implications

by Skip December 9, 2014

So, it comes down to this – how is Kelly Ayotte going to vote?  Is she willing to bet her seat to fulfill her campaign promise to NH Voters? As a wise lady has pontificated: “What if the NH GOP RINO plan all along was to throw conservatives under the bus at the opening bell, disenfranchise […]

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Representative of Shawn Jasper’s financial accumen?

by Skip December 9, 2014

A lot of the LSRs are now viewable here; these are the placeholders for NH bills that our lawmakers in the NH House and Senate wish to bring forward and enact into law.  One of them was put in by Democrat appointed Speaker Shawn Jasper: 2015-H-0019-R     allowing municipalities to borrow funds from any fund controlled by […]

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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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