NH GOP

GrokTV: Jane Cormier house event – Marilinda Garcia, Jim Adams, closing remarks

by Skip July 22, 2014

And the last post with the last videos from this past Sunday’s home event at the McManus’s residence.  Here we have: Marilinda Garcia (candidate for the NH GOP nomination for US Congress, CD-2) Jim Adams (candidate for the NH GOP nomination for NH Executive Council) Closing remarks (Jane Cormier, Susan Olsen)    Marilinda Garcia                                                     […]

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GrokTV: Jane Cormier house event – NH House Candidates

by Skip July 22, 2014

One of the things that Michelle McManus was adamant about was that she wanted an event where all of the candidates at her home were those that her town could actually vote for.  Here are the candidates that are running to be the next folks running to be the NH State Reps from Bow and […]

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GrokTV: Jane Cormier house event – Jane Cormier (NH State Senate) and Senator Bob Smith (US Senate)

by Skip July 21, 2014

Given that the event was for and organized by Jane Cormier in her run to unseat the Republican Establishment’s choice in the primary for NH State Senate, Dave Boutin (who most unRepublican like voted FOR an increase in the gas tax and voted FOR enlarging NH State Government ever by voting for Medicaid Expansion).  Here […]

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GrokTV: Jane Cormier house event – Andrew Hemingway (candidate, NH Gov.)

by Skip July 21, 2014

After the Intro Ceremonies were completed, the first speaker of the afternoon took the mic: Andrew Hemingway.  A young man age-wise, he has been active in Conservative politics for years and is now running for the NH GOP nomination for NH Governor in a primary match up against the NH GOP Establishment wing’s Walt Havenstein. Take […]

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GrokTV: Jane Cormier house event – Intro Ceremonies

by Skip July 21, 2014

As I said here (“GrokSHOT!: “If we just make you all the same, you’ll all be happy”“), yesterday afternoon was one of those ubiquitous political home events that are now happening around NH – the State that knows how to do retail politics right.  Listen to them, look them in the eye, shake their hand […]

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Unity & “Good Republican” like Bill Greiner – a question for NH GOP Chair Jennifer Horn & Minority House Leader Gene Chandler

by Skip July 16, 2014

I just read Steve’s post on Bill Greiner, and I am SO Confused. NH House Minority Leader Gene Chandler famously said “Anyone with an R after their name is a good Republican” – so does that make Bill Greiner a Good Republican?  I’m supposed to think so (at least I’m TOLD to think that way). […]

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As always, he’s only got questions and we’ve got answers!

by Skip July 13, 2014

Dunno if I’m right, but I’m, as always, willing to play along.  And, I bet a better than .500 average to boot.  So Political Scoop’s questions (emphasis mine): When will it start to bother the major players in Washington that Scott Brown is down double digits in two polls in a row? I would think […]

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BCRC – Walt Havenstein Q&A: Questions 4 & 6 – On Right To Work and on an apology for his slur against the TEA Party

by Skip July 13, 2014

And the last couple of questions made to Walt Havenstein at this past Wednesday’s Belknap County Republican Committee meeting.  Also, and in keeping with the GraniteGrok policy of always putting up everything (which has been done, chopped only for the time for each topic), the complete time is after the jump (with some breaks ONLY […]

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CNHT Annual Picnic – Candidates for NH State House : John Burt, Lawrence Cheetham, JR Hoell, David Murotake

by Skip July 13, 2014

And the last of the candidates – and again, they are running for the NH House of Representatives: John Burt – Hillsborough County District 39 Lawrence Cheetham – Hillsborough County District 7 JR Hoell – Merrimack County District 23 David Murotake – Hillsborough County District 32                 John Burt                                                         Lawrence Cheetham    […]

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BCRC – Oh yes, the denialist Jeremy Baker was there

by Skip July 13, 2014

The “I don’t work for Scott Brown before he WAS working for Scott Brown” person that decided he was going to record a group of us that were protesting the “Scott Brown event at GONH meeting” across the street – and had a “moment” when we decided to return the favor.  Here, he introduces himself […]

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CNHT Annual Picnic – Candidates for NH State House : Frank Edelblut, Michelle Levell, Nick Zaricki

by Skip July 13, 2014

Having finished with the candidates for the NH State Senate, it is now time to turn to those activists that are now going to run either for re-election or for the first time: Frank Edelblut – Hillsborough District 38 Michelle Levell – Rockingham District 7 Nick Zaricki – Hillsborough District 6    Frank Edelblut                                                      Michelle […]

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CNHT Annual Picnic – Candidates for NH State Senate: George Lambert, Kathy Lauer-Rago, Lydia Dube Harmon, Dennis Lamare

by Skip July 12, 2014

Still even MORE candidates for NH State Senate speak at the CNHT Annual picnic held last Saturday in Hillsborough, NH.  Lots of folks showed up as it IS considered to be Old Home Day for conservative activists in the State.  Here are three more folks that believe that they can make a difference: Kathy Lauer-Rago, […]

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BCRC – Walt Havenstein Q&A: Questions 3 & 5 – Platforms and Union money

by Skip July 11, 2014

More questions for Walt Havenstein, candidate for the NH GOP nomination for NH Governer, at the Belknap County Republicans meeting this past Wednesday night: Question 3 – Where do your views differ from the NH GOP or the national GOP? Question 5 – Have you taken money from Unions, and if so, which?    Question 3 - Views                                            […]

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CNHT Annual Picnic – Candidates for NH State Senate District 11: Gary Daniels, Dan Hynes, Maureen Mooney

by Skip July 11, 2014

Certainly, there are many more candidates than just those that have already spoken; there are plenty more to come.  Vying for either the NH State Senate directly as the NH GOP nominar (they do not have a primary) or will be striving to be that after September 9th (the day of the NH Primary).  Here are […]

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BCRC – Walt Havenstein Q&A: Q2-Would you veto Medicaid Expansion in 3 years?

by Skip July 11, 2014

Continuing on with the Question and Answer session… Question 2: Would you veto Medicaid Expansion in 3 years if it is implemented? Short Result: Yes Previous video: Intro Ceremonies, agenda for old / new business, importance of delegates, candidate pitches Keynote Speaker: Walt Havenstein, candidate NH GOP nomination for NH Governor Walt Havenstein Q&A: Question […]

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BCRC – Walt Havenstein Q&A: Q1-what would you do if Feds passed a magazine capacity bill?

by Skip July 11, 2014

After Walt Havenstein gave his talk to the Belknap County Republicans, he was willing to participate in a Question and Answer session.  A few were hard questions, some not as hard. Question 1: As NH Governor, what would your response be if the Federal Government passed legislation on maximum magazine capacities? Response (in part): he […]

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BCRC – Keynote Speaker: Walt Havenstein, candidate NH GOP nomination for NH Governor

by Skip July 10, 2014

After the “preliminary items of business” and the candidates that wished to make a pitch to the assembled Republicans, the next item on the agenda was the keynote speaker for the night – Walt Haverstein who is seeking the nomination (along with Andrew Hemingway) of the NH GOP to be the candidate for NH Governor.  […]

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GrokTALK! Audio Segments from June 28th 2014

by Steve MacDonald July 1, 2014
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For those looking to consume GrokTALK! is smaller bites we bring you the segments.  Listen to them here or download them for later.  You can also listen to individual segments on TuneIn, Stictcher, and iTunes.  The full podcast is always available on these platforms, as well as on Spreaker and iHeart Radio.  You can can […]

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GrokTALK! June 28th, 2014 – The Videos

by Skip June 29, 2014
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OK, I’m later than normal.  Posting has been real light as my old laptop had “severe issues” after last week’s remote at the Londonderry Fish & Game Club & GrokShoot – had to spend most of last week trying to recover from that.  Thankfully, I had done a full backup the week before so most […]

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Sigh….Really, the NH GOP used the word “hypocritical” over Medicaid Expansion?

by Skip June 12, 2014

I listened to WMUR at 6 today as they ran a spot on Maggie’s filing for re-election for NH Governor.  What I heard for being “hypocritical” was her taking credit for implementing Medicaid Expansion and the gas tax.  Absolutely WRONG – she had nothing to do with it.  There is no way she ehould be […]

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“Consistency breeds Trust yields Votes”

by Skip June 10, 2014

“Consistency breeds Trust yields Votes” – I have been saying that for months now, trying to impress upon the Establishment Republicans (aka, the “Republican Republicans for the sake of the Party” – RRFTSOTP) that simply running campaigns for the sake of winning is insufficient.  Rather, winning is merely a necessary pre-cursor – it is what […]

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Former extortionist Dan Hynes is running for NH State Senate District 11 (Republican)

by Skip June 10, 2014

Here I’ve been, preaching Consistency (as in “Consistency breeds Trust yields Votes”) – so I must do the same as what I did here as I posted about felon Stacie / Barry Laughton (Democrat) running for the NH House with the key line: This is about consequences of making deliberate actions – accused of a crime, […]

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Guess both Obama and Scott Brown bear responsibility for this, right?

by Skip June 8, 2014

Reason why?  Scott Brown brought has it upon himself (we merely talk about it): Scott Brown keeps emphasizing that he looks forward to working with Democrats again He voted for Romneycare (Obamacare before the steroids hit) as a “good thing” Oh year, the news: UnitedHealthcare to cut doctors for Mass. seniors. “National insurance giant UnitedHealthcare plans […]

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NH GOP Annual Meeting – Ruminations: the NH GOP Chair report; hypocrisy

by Skip June 8, 2014

Yes, this has stretched out a bit too long – I seem to get distracted but given this is vacation time, time to get caught up on some of the “lingering” stuff.  I’ve commented already on several of the speeches that were given at the NH GOP Annual meeting and this is the last one […]

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Bob Odell endorses Scott Brown – Does anyone care?

by Kimberly Morin June 7, 2014

The Scott Brown campaign sent out an announcement that retiring Republican Bob Odell endorsed him today.  Does anyone actually care?  Bob Odell is the squishy Republican from District 8 in New Hampshire that voted for Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion (which will bankrupt New Hampshire) and who is pushing banking lobbyist Jerry Little (a guy who is […]

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NH GOP Annual Meeting – Ruminations: NH State Senate President Chuck Morse

by Skip May 29, 2014

Another speaker was the NH State Senate Republican Incumbency Protection and Racketeering Act that will make it even harder and more convoluted  for the ordinary citizen(s) to speak their minds politically without The State smashing down upon them).  Certainly, he tried to make the case that the NH State Republicans upheld the best and greatest traditions of Republicanism.  […]

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The difference is tactics vs policy? Only in YOUR fantasy world!

by Skip May 27, 2014

Tactics vs policy – a meme that has been floating around this primary season as various politicos and talking heads try to rationalize the difference between the Establishment and the TEA Party wings of the Republican Party.  It is their attempt to try to soften or blur what is a rather sharp edge between the […]

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NH GOP Annual Meeting – Ruminations: Steve Duprey

by Skip May 26, 2014

Steve Duprey is the NH GOP Committeeman from NH.  Pretty much he was short (as he promised) as most of what he had to say was “newsy”.   But there was one thing that caught my ear: …we are the Party of good ideas, of Limited Government, of Liberty and great solutions. Let’s never lose sight […]

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NH GOP Annual Meeting – Ruminations: MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough

by Skip May 26, 2014

OK, back to finish some unfinished business (ruminations on Kelly’s speech here; read it to see what I’m trying to accomplish here).  Yeah, we all go to MSNBC all the time just to watch “Morning Joe” with Joe Scarborough - we Conservatives only feel good after our morning tongue lashings from Progressives and others that think […]

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NH GOP Annual Meeting – a couple of livestream interviews

by Skip May 19, 2014

I have been kinda swamped the last few weeks and I’ve been late on getting videos up.  In addition to recording all of the speeches, we had our livestreaming kit set up in the foyer hall to do some ad hoc interviews.  With all of the cellphones in use, even with Mike’s super-duper MiFi and […]

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