NH GOP

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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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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