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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TANSTAAFL – and Oregon is starting to learn that “free money” ain’t free

by Skip May 1, 2017

SHOT: Oregon lawmakers consider ending Medicaid expansion to shore up budget. Democratic lawmakers in Oregon are considering ending the state’s Medicaid expansion in an effort to address a $1.6 billion budget shortfall. The state’s Ways and Means committee, which includes both senators and representatives, suggested cutting Medicaid expansion in an effort to curb Oregon’s $1.6 billion budget […]

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Full-Day Kindergarten: NH Republicans have lost their minds

by Kimberly Morin April 26, 2017

Yesterday, the House Education Committee passed a ridiculous full-day kindergarten bill that actually increased the amount Governor Sununu wanted to spend from $9 million per year to over $14 million per year. The amendment was brought forth by ‘Republican’ Terry Wolf and replaces Senate Bill 191 (SB 191) completely. The amendment is actually House Bill […]

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Oh look – there’s NH Representative Dan Eaton’s mouth sticking out of NH Speaker Jasper’s posterier!

by Skip April 16, 2017

So, first Jasper calls the NH Freedom Caucus “terrorists” because they won’t do the demanded “you WILL go along to get along” that Establishment Republicans (“GOPe”) have tatoo’d on their tongues.  Then Jasper decides that because the House Republican Alliance (“HRA”) is also a thorn in his side, he kicks them out of the State […]

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Apparently, GOP Chair Jeanne Forrester has spoken before she actually read the bill

by Skip March 8, 2017

Sometimes I think that the NH GOP intellectual heft is but a nanometer deep:   Press Release For Immediate Release: March 3, 2017 Contact: Patrick Hynes (202) 321-5310 Statement from Jeanie Forrester on Republican Health Care Reform CONCORD—Following is a statement from New Hampshire Republican Chair Jeanie Forrester on  U.S. House Republican leadership’s release of the […]

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Petty NH GOP Chair Horn throws Republican off State Committee for……allegedly supporting a Republican against Ayotte???

by Skip January 22, 2017

Just not the RIGHT Republican? And now trying to stack the deck for an NH GOP election? Henry Ford told his customers that they could have their Model T’s in any color  – as long as it is black.  Horn seems to have the same fundamental position in running her fiefdom – anyone as long […]

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Gosh, how can I tell NH GOP Committeeman Steve Duprey from NH Democrat Chair Ray Buckley??

by Skip December 5, 2016

OK, a bit over the top on that title, but just by a little. After all, they both support Planned Parenthhood, right?  And giving donations to the PP Action Fund, he helped Buckles defeat Kelly Ayotte (all of his verbal protestations aside we all only have to look at his actions). And there’s one other […]

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NH House Speaker Shawn Jasper burnishes his reputation as a…

by Skip December 1, 2016

…petty, little, nitwit with grandiose self-assuredness of his ability to blunder about.  A STERLING example of absolute power (in his case, in very small ways) over those that have no power at all – the definition of a tyrant.  Seriously, Jasper, the height of blatant “Retribution – I shall do it….because I can“!  And against someone […]

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So Sununu is satisfied with a Socialist entitlement? Government – what can’t it do?

by Skip November 21, 2016

That’s what Democrats think, Chris Sununu.  You see, they have totally rejected the Founding Fathers philosophy that our Liberties are most protected when Government, constrained by our Constitutions, stay within the “negative liberties” – what Government CANNOT DO to you.  The flip side is the old European and Socialist model – Government exists to do […]

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Addition to Steve’s “Vote Shaming The Morons at the NHGOP”

by Skip November 6, 2016

Quick add: my son also received one of those absolutely bossy, elitist smacks-of-Nannyism, smacking-of-desperatism, hounding MOCKING “voting scorecards”. Once again, you’re following in the steps of the Democrats – do you also think we are cattle to be herded? Hey, NH GOP – news flash: He hasn’t lived at my address for over 10 years. […]

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Political signs as proxy?

by Skip October 22, 2016

To be sure, I stay home a lot – it’s easy when you work via the Internet during the day and don’t get out much at night lately.  Today, though, I had to run errands myself this morning.  For whatever reason, I actually took note of the political signs that I saw – and those […]

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“But we can’t let the Democrats win!” says the lady who called me

by Skip August 4, 2016

FWIW, it said TD America for the caller ID (TMEW said “what, the bank is now getting political in this election”? And the lady on the phone who asked for me by my real name (dead giveaway that they’re database calling) started in on this election.  I could tell though, she wasn’t the normal clerk […]

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Words for Betty Tamposi to mull over – Part 2

by Skip July 19, 2016

“…Clinton and her liberal supporters believe the First Amendment to the Constitution must be curtailed to eliminate protections on certain speech.” This is what Betty Tamposi now believes in.  Curtailment of one of the bedrock freedoms we have here in America.  This is the price she is willing to bear for defeating Trump?  Once again, […]

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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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