NH GOP

So Kelly Ayotte, is this the Amnesty you have been looking for?

by Skip October 20, 2014

Sorry, but here at the ‘Grok, if you tell us one thing during your campaign for office (adamantly anti-Illegal Alien Amnesty) and then flip on the issue for no discernable reason (other than what the picture shows to your left) (yes, she was then for it after being against it), we tend to take notice […]

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Lesson #2 for Ed Mosca – Principles matter more than just a “win”

by Skip October 20, 2014

Changing the Paradigm: not just for a “win” but as an extremely valuable part of Speech concerning one’s values Winning is merely a precursor; it is what is done afterwards that is most important How often, as we stroll through life, are we insistent that things be “just barely good enough” or are willing to settle […]

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Notable Quote – well, MAYBE Ed Mosca can learn that Principles matter

by Skip October 20, 2014

“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” – John Quincy Adams, President of the United States But then again, Ed Mosca is also one that is rhetorical screaming that some of us are valuing our votes more than he (no, […]

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From yesterday’s morning’s GrokTALK! – readings from the blogosphere Part 3

by Skip October 19, 2014

We’ve talked / blogged that we at GraniteGrok keep getting yelled at for not being behind the NH GOP push for Scott Brown.  Look, we just don’t think that he’s the right Republican guy for the job simply because he’s wishy-washy on OUR important issues – and those are not fringe ones but main stream […]

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NH GOP – So when are they going to update the voted upon Platform?

by Skip October 17, 2014

NH GOP Leadership – Taking hostage of the NH GOP Platform continues! Update 10/19 – Miss me yet? 29 days, still hostage. 14 days-no return call from Matt Mowers (or anyone else for that matter).  Been busy but it hit me I have’t given the conservative base an update on this for a while – […]

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Email Doodlings: NH GOP Chair Jennifer Horn, show me where the by-laws prevent the NH GOP from vetting candidates?

by Skip October 14, 2014

It seems that Steve’s post about the 50 RINOs for Peggy Gilmore, the Democrat running for the NH State Senate and my quick thought flashlighting RINO Susan Emerson has provoked some email traffic and I got tagged into one.  The overriding question is “Why doesn’t the NH GOP vet its candidates” followed up by “an” answer, […]

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Scott Brown – close but will his new Pro-Abortion seal him off from Pro-life votes?

by Skip October 13, 2014

Well, how will this play out? Poll: Shaheen 48 Percent, Brown 46 Percent Republican challenger Scott Brown is within the margin of error in New Hampshire’s Senate race, according to a new poll. A new Survey USA/High Point University survey shows Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen winning 48 percent of the vote to Brown’s 46 percent among likely voters. […]

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Quick thought on 50 RINOs – Republicans for (Democrat) Peggy Gilmore & Susan Emerson

by Skip October 13, 2014

One name particularly stood out from the list of Republicans who have publicly endorsed a Democrat for NH State Senate that Steve posted: Hon. Susan Emerson, Rindge That would be the same Susan Emerson who, a few years ago, decided that she would be perfect to be the next NH GOP Chair.  Think about that […]

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NH GOP – sending a Ransom Note about the unrevised NH GOP Platform ? Part 4

by Skip October 9, 2014

“This isn’t about being a “good Republican” it is all about being THEIR Republican” Well another techie has let me know that he has contacted the NH GOP to offer his company’s services to fill in any time crunch on the part of the NH GOP and update the NH GOP Platform.  Oh, by the […]

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NH GOP – sending a Ransom Note about the unrevised NH GOP Platform ? Part 3

by Skip October 9, 2014

“When the ‘road-block’ has been cleared we can discuss the election.“ Well back in Part 2, Mark Vincent (NH GOP Area Vice Chair) deflect in an answer back to John (Part 1) – well, the Platform hasn’t been updated because the NH GOP has a lot going on with the election, so get back to work and don’t […]

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So, will the NH GOP blame the Liberty and Freedom wing of the Party if Havenbagger and Brown lose?

by Skip October 9, 2014

Havenbagger – yeah, I chose it specifically for Walt Havenstein.  Can’t take credit for coming up with it but given his absolutely arrogant non-apology for his teabagger comment (for which MANY in the Liberty & Freedom wing of the Party have asked (some even very politely after pointing out the PR harm it will do to […]

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A push pull by “Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee against Frank Guinta”

by Skip October 7, 2014

Er, someone on Frank Guinta’s staff?  You may wish to lodge a complaint! Decent guy from American Directions Group (Eastern WA) called and asked if I’d take a poll.  Decent guy because when it was clear that this was a matchup between Frank Guinta and Carol Shea-Porter, I started cracking wise and he politely kept […]

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NH GOP – sending a Ransom Note about the unrevised NH GOP Platform ? Side Tangent

by Skip October 7, 2014

From my previous post was this comment / observation: Too busy to update the website with our current standard? I call BS as the site has been updated several times, including removing the abomination they tried to shove down our throats without discussion. Hey, I may got what yer lookin’ fer (2014-Platform—Red-Ruled, 2014-NHRSC-Convention-Rules).  Scraped them, […]

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NH GOP – sending a Ransom Note about the unrevised NH GOP Platform ? Part 2

by Skip October 7, 2014

Subtitle choices: Some Work – Oh gosh, it is just SO hard to update about 50 or so words – stop fidgeting, children! Preoccupied – The gang that can’t chew gum and type straight? Understandable – Don’t you understand that YOUR changes will hurt OUR candidates so we aren’t gonna put it up before the […]

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NH GOP – sending a Ransom Note about the unrevised Platform? Part 1

by Skip October 7, 2014

Trust.  Small word but with large implications and I’ve been writing about and around it for a few months now as it does matter.  Maybe not to our elected leaders much any more, or the Political Class of staffers, talking head pundits, and political operatives that make their livings all within the bubble of politics, […]

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New Twitter follower – Fake Annie Kuster

by Skip October 5, 2014

I’ve been remiss in recognizing new followers to our Twitter feed @GraniteGrok.  Frankly, I am humbled by those that do follow us that tell us – “yep, ya got worthwhile stuff to read and listen to”!  So I’m going to try to do a better job at highlighting them. For instance, Fake Annie Kuster and […]

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Peter Spaulding – to progress forward, this Republican endorses the Democrat

by Skip October 5, 2014

“Colin Van Ostern puts progress over politics” I haven’t done my weekly visit to Political Scoop in a while but toddled on over yesterday to play catch up (once a week (or once every three weeks) is certainly enough).  Too bad, too because it gave me the opportunity to ask a question (a la Pindell’s […]

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Is NH GOP Chair Jennifer Horn harassing a small biz owner – because she can?

by Skip October 2, 2014

Update: from an email commenter:  “Shared. Having been involved in all areas of construction for over 30 years, also with pools, sounds to me this guy isn’t bull shitting and sounds like something Jennifer would pull. It’s very important when putting anything attached to, above or aside the lining walls of an in ground or […]

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So, Mitt Romney wants us to send a Republican to the US Senate that won’t act like a Republican?

by Skip October 1, 2014

This is supposed to make the Republican base more apt to vote for Brown?  Or are they throwing in the towel on the 50% of NH Republicans that DIDN’T vote for him in the primary in their rush for the mush middle that even the Dems aren’t working for?  From a campaign ad starring Mitt […]

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“wants them to just shut up and vote for whomever the Establishment decides”

by Skip September 30, 2014

More and more, I am seeing posts at the national level on a topic that I have been writing and talking about for months now: Trust.  The lack thereof.  From the grassroots to the Republican Establishment there is little Trust (or as I told someone tonite (so many calls tonite, very little blogging!) that having zero Trust […]

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It seems to be the elected Republicans that are the worst obstacles for Republican candidates

by Skip September 26, 2014

All of the Federal candidates were running against Obamacare, and then the Rogue Republicans in the NH State Senate decided to sponsor, legislate, and vote for implementing Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion.  Hard to run against something when people in your own Party stab your campaign in the back (re: passed legislation) - and I bet that Frank […]

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2014 – NH Governor race

by Skip September 26, 2014

Yeah, a repeat of the NH US Senate Race as far as trending goes: Date State Democrat Republican Spread / Link 9/20 NH Hassan: 52% Havenstein: 40% D +12 9/19 NH Hassan: 52% Havenstein: 43% D +9 9/16 NH Hassan: 47% Havenstein: 43% D +4 9/15 NH Hassan: 51% Havenstein: 39% D +12 9/11 NH […]

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2014 – NH US Senate race

by Skip September 26, 2014

Well, I think we are going to see a lot more of this in the next few weeks in the NH US Senate race as Democrats have far outraised Republicans in the aggregate (inside and outside groups) and it is clear that some of the verbiage in the Democrat campaign ads are derived from the focus […]

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A sincere apology or an F.U. Moment from Walt Havenstein to moi?

by Skip September 25, 2014

This relates back to this story (first here,  commentary from a prior Marine here, deflection here, more commentary from prior Army here, his views on the 9/12 Project and TEA Party here, the “no apology” here, more commentary here, and back to me here).  It brings up a question, a serious question: If it was so […]

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This was seen multiple times at the NH GOP Annual Meeting : Stark and Langdon

by Skip September 25, 2014

I think it speaks for itself if some of the most active Republicans in NH were wearing it. Starting to see it some other places as well.  Is a message being sent? Does look like that Patriot is mad over something….

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And that is the problem: the Planks can’t support all the elected Rs that don’t support the planks

by Skip September 22, 2014

And, perhaps, the base: Steve Duprey, who has run many Republican campaigns in New Hampshire, predicted Republicans, including Brown, would not be greatly hindered by the new platform. “I know very few Republicans that support every plank of the platform” Especially quite a number of our Very Important elected representatives.  And, very much,  the base […]

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US Chamber of Commerce ain’t showing love on Jeanne Shaheen for her Obamacare vote

by Skip September 20, 2014

And rightly so – she has done NOTHING except for taking choice away from us, the citizens, and moving that choice to the Ruling Class in Congress.  She started to show her “I’m smarter than you” when she got her SB711 passed and it immediately reduced our choices from over a couple of dozen providers […]

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Is NH State Senator David Boutin the equivalent of “doddering” US Senator Pat Roberts?

by Skip September 20, 2014

Yes, the equivalency / similarities hit just as soon as I read it: THE NRSC’S WORK PROPPING UP DODDERING NONRESIDENT PAT ROBERTS WORKING OUT AS EXPECTED: In Kansas, Incumbent Pat Roberts Down 5 Points Against “Independent” Candidate. “This all raises a bigger question as to Roberts’ viability. He’s just a horrible campaigner, and doesn’t seem comfortable in his […]

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Guest Post by Joe Barton: formal notification of tomorrow’s NH GOP meeting – Will the NH GOP respect the NH GOP By-laws?

by Skip September 19, 2014

I will not bore the reader with the details of parliamentary procedure as it pertains to conventions; but Robert’s Rules of Order has a great section on conventions and bylaws. As it is, The New Hampshire Republican Convention is called at the will of the New Hampshire Republican State committee; and is subject to the […]

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Math is hard….? And so is adhering to The Rule of Law but will the NH GOP do so?

by Skip September 19, 2014

“…Notice of any such meetings shall be mailed to each member at their last known address, at least ten days before the day of the meeting“ Susan’s post pointing out that the NH GOP has royally screwed up by not adhering to its own rules is appropriate.  I have had a number of folks call […]

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