NH GOP

Oof – It’s gotta be bad when even MSNBC criticizes you, James Pindell!

by Skip October 31, 2014

Yeah, James Pindell certainly made himself the story of the US Senate debate – and it went national – when he decided he knew NH’s geography better than Brown (e.g., Sullivan County).  But really, when the most Leftward leaning cable networks, MSNBC, goes after you with one of the most Leftward leaning “journalists”,  National Public Radio’s […]

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James ‘Candy Crowley’ Pindell – the Walkback Edition over Sullivan County brouhaha

by Skip October 31, 2014

Sorry, but Steve’s post title was too good to pass up on.  Yes, the truth wins out and Scott Brown was right and James Pindell was wrong about the geography of Sullivan County here in NH.  Or, the alternative view was that they are both right (Sullivan County is BOTH West and North of Concord, […]

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NH GOP Chair Jennifer Horn campaign promise – oops…

by Skip October 30, 2014

We listen, we write it down, and then we review.  Review – such a softer word than accountability.  So let’s go with accountability.  When she ran for NH GOP Chair, she promised three things – and now it is the time for the Party (not just us) to start the review and see if those […]

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What, Ray Buckley, your folks have no video skilz for NH State Senator David Boutin (“I was too drunk”)??

by Skip October 29, 2014

Sad, very said, that a ragtag group of bloggers deal with video better than the NH Dem Party whose Chair, Ray Buckley, brings in millions.  Sad state of affairs indeed, except we are WAY more motivated than he is.  Got the following in the InnerTubes email: Flip side after the jump.  But it wasn’t David Boutin’s […]

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Andrew Breitbart: politics is downstream from culture.

by Skip October 27, 2014

Heard this line last night that speaks to this “I’m a Duck Dynasty values family forced to live in a Molly Cyrus World“; what used to be good and valued is denigrated and replaced.  What was good is now bad, what was bad is now celebrated.  Holding onto traditional values used to be a virtue […]

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Democrat policies – hurting, not helping (gun edition)

by Skip October 27, 2014

Remember, Scott Brown voted for this legislation when in the MA Legislature: Ask yourself – WHO ended up with the guns?  Does that look like “law abiding citizens” were doing the rampaging? (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)  

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2014 Senatorial campaign – why other states will determine the US Senate majority, not NH

by Skip October 25, 2014

I bookmarked this a few days ago (a long time in politics, but still applicable) – see where NH is? The magic number is six….we are 14th above.  Some newer polls are showing either a close or dead even race and one showed Brown with a slim lead.  Will that latter condition remain? I remain […]

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Epic Acts of Political Cowardice – Obamacare Medicaid Expansion where NH Senate Republicans blaming other NH Senate Republicans.

by Skip October 25, 2014

I was not in my usual seat at GrokTALK! this morning so I’m listening to it here on iHeart radio and just after the start of the show (7:34), Steve says something I need to quickly expand upon: Keep in mind that their argument was that they didn’t have a choice that there were Republicans […]

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Lame questions, better answers

by Skip October 25, 2014

I guess Pindell is having an off week – scanning through his questions of the week, I was rather disappointed with the offerings.  Oh well, c’est la – go with what’s there, laying on the street. Will Republicans come home to Scott Brown in the final week or sit on their hands? Oh sure: Will […]

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I can tell you, Drew Cline, why Republicans are unloaded and silent about guns and speech

by Skip October 23, 2014

From the Op-Ed that Drew Cline wrote over at the UL about the Republican reluctance to go after Dems lack of support on the Constutition: …It is a little surprising that Democrats have dropped the issue, given that they are using so many other distractions to avoid talking about President Obama, and that certain gun control […]

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Jeanne Shaheen – lies in her debate with Scott Brown over Medicare cuts due to Obamacare

by Skip October 23, 2014

Look, as any regular ‘Grok reader knows, we are not enamored with Scott Brown but as you just saw with my bumping of our Walt Havenstein posts on Expanded Medicaid, we don’t care WHO you are and WHICH Party you are in – lie to us (the electorate) and we (the ‘Grok) will call you on it.  […]

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Carol Shea-Porter is either stupid or lying (and I’m open to her being both) on O bamacare

by Skip October 23, 2014

Another pile of steaming, smelly stuff from Carol Shea-Porter in the NH1 / WBIN debate.  Yes, that same Carol Shea-Porter that stole GraniteGrok copyrighted material and used it in her campaign ads without permission.  But like all Progressives, laws are only for the little people (and she ain’t one of us, I guess) and considers […]

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NH1 Debate between Guinta & Shea-Porter: the Progressive “everyone’s a victim including shoplifters”

by Skip October 23, 2014

To be free to choose implies acceptance of the results of choices made, which means, in turn, that there should be no assignment of blame to others, including the state, if these choices turn out to have been wrong.  – James Buchanan I think I may be shifting over to WBIN / NH1 (Bill Binnie’s nascent […]

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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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