NH GOP

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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Well, a long term reader acted on my post about leaving the Republican Party

by Skip February 15, 2016

You can read my post here and it caused a loyal ‘Grok reader to let us know what his feeling was about it (emphasis mine): I also went “unaffiliated” this past Thursday. I had intended to do it after voting Tuesday, but was told one could only switch after switching before the vote at the polling […]

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Former NH Speaker of the House Bill O’Brien on Voter Fraud this past FITN Primay

by Skip February 15, 2016

NRO via Hot Air (emphasis mine): GOP state representative Bill O’Brien, who was the speaker of New Hampshire’s house when the voter-ID bill passed in 2012, is appalled by just how porous its enforcement was in this year’s primary. “It’s an embarrassment this should happen in a state that is accorded the right to the first […]

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NH GOP Republicans had the chance to do this, too

by Skip February 12, 2016

But too many of them are actually beholden to unions themselves, value their seats over Principles, or are outright Democrats masquerading as Republicans. Or, really, are just spineless political protoplasm?  Me?  I think it is more the latter than the others.  They are UNWILLING to stand up for Principles that they mouth the words to.  Could […]

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They made me not to care

by Skip February 12, 2016

With this from Steve as a backdrop: “The current New Hampshire Republican Party has devolved away from being any kind of bulwark against creeping progressivism and the ardent promotion of candidates who will man the bulwark or (God help us) take us into battle, to little more than an exclusive party for hand-picked political insiders, […]

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This guy makes NH GOP Committeeman Steve Duprey look like a piker

by Skip February 10, 2016

Yes, that NH GOP Committeeman Steve Duprey who gives money to Planned Parenthood’s political action committee.  Yes, that PPPAC that has vowed to remove NH Senator Kelly Ayotte from her seat in the US Senate.  Yes, we have cataloged (probably much to the dismay of Renee Plummer and NH State Rep Joe LaChance) the evil […]

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And another one (and another one) bites the dust: Christie and Fiorina

by Skip February 10, 2016

That would be both Chris Christie AND Carly Fiorina – after really disappointing results (and blowing millions of bucks), they have dropped out of the race seeking the Presidency.  TMEW asked me about Carly as she had boasted that she was going all the way as recently as last night; all I could do is […]

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GrokTV: PBS News Hour interviews Grokster Steve – The PBS News Hour version

by Skip February 9, 2016

I previously posted the full interview that Lisa Dejardins, Political Director for the PBS News Hour, conducted with Steve.  Her piece, talking about the different factions within the NH GOP in the run up to today’s primary, is here.  Steve’s interview, quite short, starts with some B-roll on the front end that they shot during […]

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