NH GOP Chair

The NH GOP Chair only has herself to blame (with a bit of an assist from her assistant)

by Skip November 18, 2013

Medicaid Expansion – why are Republicans hellbent on participating in Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion here in NH?  The Supreme Court deemed it unconstitutional for the Obama Administration to force it upon NH (and any other State).  Yet, we see NH Republicans pushing to enact it. For years, we have argued that Republicans should be following the […]

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Jennifer – remember “derogatory”? You threw me under the bus, a few of years back

by Skip October 21, 2013

Oh, Sidenote first (because it IS just that kind of day): OK, Landrigan, you and DiStaso are a pair today.  He can’t tell a TEA Partier from shinola and you can’t even get the names straight: “Bragdon goes on offense in offering defense”.  Even as we are castigated as mere bloggers, all I keep hearing […]

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NH GOP Executive Board Meeting – Monday, April 15th – Part II

by Skip April 16, 2013

Well, it seem that what I wrote here about last night’s NH GOP E-board meeting pretty much happened as expected – and worse.  I’ve had a number of little birdies flying overhead and dropping little packets all day long – a seed here, another one here.  Might as well read it here, ’cause I guess […]

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NH GOP Chair Jennifer Horn: another lien? This time for around $7,500

by Skip April 8, 2013

Not from the IRS this time -  a company by the name of CACH, LLC.  I have known about the IRS liens but did not know about this one – January, 2013 (that I can remember, that is): Rest of the paperwork after the jump (first page embiggen as well)

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Statement by Jack Kimball on Signatory Authority by the NH GOP Chair

by Skip April 8, 2013

Former NH GOP Chair Jack Kimball’s statement concerning the email thread posted here on GraniteGrok of the situation concerning current NH GOP Chair Jennifer Horn’s refusal to keep to her agreement to not seek signatory authority of the NH GOP’s bank accounts (and other financial instruments) (emphasis mine): Soon after my election as GOP Chair, […]

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Did Saturday’s boos send a response to Jim Foley’s claim?

by Skip January 28, 2013

Well, when the call for a second for Jim Foley’s Finance report, all that was heard were “BOOS”.  Umm, no second was heard.  The call for a second was issued a second time for Jim Foley’s Finance report, all that was heard were “BOOS”.  Umm, no second was heard – a second time. Togetherness?  Kumbaya […]

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Free Advice For Chairman Horn – Part II

by Skip January 28, 2013

OK, perhaps some might think we are piling on tonite – well, sometimes, that’s just what happens.  Besides, as bloggers, this past Saturday was like finding a field full of gold nuggets.  Sure, we do have fun doing some of this (after all, none of us get paid, not even me, and if you aren’t […]

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“Secrecy in the name of unity” – Yet, I thought the NH GOP was about “Openness & Transparency”?

by Skip January 28, 2013

From the NH GOP Platform: II. TAXES AND SPENDING Government Structure: Expand openness and transparency to employment, expenditures and all recipients of taxpayers’ funds “Secrecy in the name of unity” – what a phrase; anyone else see the uber-contradiction between what the NH GOP demands of its Government and what governance it is willing to […]

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Hillary: “What Difference Does It Make??” Former NH GOP Chair Wayne MacDonald: “What difference does it make?”

by Skip January 27, 2013

Actually, in both cases, the answer to both cases is “It DOES make a difference – a tremendous one, in fact.“  And both are in the same area: trust.  Or in fact, creating more a lack of trust than what already exists.  Both questions from the top figures in the organization show a lack of […]

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Well, what do you know – Andy Martin mentioned us. Is it time to swoon yet?

by Skip January 21, 2013

“You are probably wondering why I’m running for [NH GOP] state chairman. I think we could almost adopt the slogan, “Vote for Andy: No One Likes Him!” The party “Establishment” probably shudders at the mention of my name. And the right-wing, pseudo-Brit Groksters think of me as a form of fertilizer, or religious nightmare or […]

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Well, IS this how the Old Guard Establishment Republicans wish to operate? Well, so can we!

by Skip January 18, 2013

We can play the game of “Sampson brings down the house” (Judges 16) as well as they wish for us to play in their sandbox.  I am on Andrew Hemingway’s email list and while I was working on the post rebutting Bruce Perlo (“Like father, like son? Like Jim Foley, like Bruce Perlo?“), I received […]

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Like father, like son? Like Jim Foley, like Bruce Perlo?

by Skip January 18, 2013

NH GOP Chair race.  Heating up.  Exposing a longstanding flaw in an Establishment mindset.  A Big one -> “Activists out side the Party are worthless”.  Remember what Finance Chair and Derry Chair said: In addition- we have a meeting of activists every month- it is know as the Executive Board with the implication of “we […]

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We the People Freedom Forum – so, where IS the website?

by Skip January 18, 2013

I had put this post up (“We the People Freedom Forum – so, where ARE the tax forms?“) a couple of days ago. Well, I just got a little tweet  – it seems that the site has now changed:     Well, well.  Questions getting a little to close about the non-profit status?  Thinking that […]

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We the People Freedom Forum – so, where ARE the tax forms?

by Skip January 15, 2013

Fraud?  Consider this “developing” but I have received this information from several folks independently. Well, on the heels of the information about the IRS liens on Jennifer Horn, I have Sidenote: we had news about this quite some time before it became public.  We were “asked” to put it up – but I asked for […]

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Where I show that one can break Reagan’s 11th Commandment with impunity

by Skip January 11, 2013

Oh sure, folks have castigated the ‘Grok through the years as being “purists” with respect to “who is a good Republican” (and in our case, our “purity” comes merely from two observances: 1) do you vote in line with Constitutional values?, and 2) vote in line with the Party platform values?).  We get accused of […]

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GraniteGrok endorsement – Andrew Hemingway for NH GOP Chair

by Skip January 8, 2013

A few years ago, I got a call out of the blue one evening from a person that I did not know, was very polite (especially to this ordinary schlub blogger), seemed to know me fairly well, and wanted to talk about my thoughts about politics in general. And wanted to know if he were […]

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A Flip-Flop? No, more of being an on-going feature than a bug

by Skip January 1, 2013

“…does this enhance a perception by them as a Stand on Principle or a Politics as Usual?“ Steve’s post brought up that fact that when Jennifer Horn (running to be the next NH GOP Chair – oh my!), she changed her tune might fast once it was pointed out that she included one of the […]

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A very ugly autopsy on the Romney campaign…

by Tim Condon December 16, 2012

…and a very angry critique of the Republican Party as it exists today, which states in part that…

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Guess WHAT Shawn Millerick? Establishment R’s DID plan to have a meetup to pick their Chair!

by Skip December 7, 2012

I am still waiting for NH Journal (as far as I know, still co-owned by political operatives Patrick Hynes of Hynes Communications and Shawn Millerick of Millerick Financial) to post a retraction to their story that a number of grassroot activists met to “choose” someone to run against the Establishment candidate, Jennifer Horn.  Every person […]

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NH GOP vs NH DEM fund raising

by Skip December 5, 2012

NH GOP Chair terms: Fergus Cullen: 2007 – 2008 John Sununu: 2008 – 2010 Jack Kimball 2011 (Jan to Sept) Wayne MacDonald: 2011 (Sept – Dec) – 2012 It is obvious that the threatened shutoff of donations from Washington during Jack Kimball’s term is easily seen; it also seems that NH based PACs also went […]

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An endorsement on behalf of Andrew Hemingway’s quest for NH GOP Chair

by Skip December 5, 2012

I received this earlier today from Ms. Monson – I do not know her but certainly we can put up her Letter: “I’m electrified for Andrew Hemingway’s bid for Chairman of the NH GOP.  Andrew inspired me when I met him a couple years ago. Andrew is friendly and is animated. At our first meeting, […]

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Andrew Hemingway for NH GOP Chair – questions from the ‘Grok

by Skip December 4, 2012

Updated and Bumped:  Since a number of GraniteGrok readers have already posed questions on the posts I put up concerning Andrew Hemingway’s running for NH GOP Chair, I decided to see if they could get answers to those questions.  I have emailed with Andrew and he has indicated that he’d be most  happy to oblige.  […]

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Andrew Hemingway for NH GOP Chair

by Skip December 3, 2012

As reported here and here, grassroots activist Andrew Hemingway has decided to challenge the Establishment candidate, Jennifer Horn.  If you are looking for more information, he has a Facebook page up here.  In fact, he is planning a reach out tonite via Facebook: Dear Concerned Republicans,  Today has been an exciting day for the future […]

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“Jennifer Horn – Wayne MacDonald in a Skirt?” or even more derogatory “Jennifer has a bus – just like Obama’s”

by Skip December 3, 2012

Skirt.  This reminded me of something that happened when Jack Kimball was running for NH GOP Chair There is a crying need for revised American (and Israeli) military doctrine in the face of enemies who hide behind women’s skirts Associated Sidenote: I also note with disdain from this morning’s WMUR Channel 9′s Closeup interview with […]

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Kevin Landrigan – how often do you call the subjects of your reporting?

by Skip December 1, 2012

Kevin Landrigan?  Did you even BOTHER to contact Jack?  Or is this merely simple plagiarism? “Defrocked Republican State Chairman Jack Kimball hosted a meeting Friday to express outrage about the Horn ascendancy and volunteered to run against her if no one else would.” You need to read the ‘Grok more often, or are your sources […]

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Is James Pindell calling Andy Leach the Second Coming of this guy?

by Skip December 1, 2012

Andy Leach: Andy continues to establish himself as Kelly Ayotte’s enforcer and the muscle behind her political machine. His behind the scenes moves this week dramatically shaped the chairmanship race more than most people realize. Andy’s work doesn’t always earn him friends (see the Grok post), but he’s quickly becoming the most effective person at […]

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NH Journal – Shawn Millerick: stooge for the Gnome of the North

by Skip December 1, 2012

Well, I guess that the battle will now be joined.  Shawn Millerick is a partner / friend with Pat Hynes (a former friend and co-host in “Meet The New Press” radio show that was the number one talk show in the NH Lakes Region) in NH Journal (and other activities) decided that NH Journal was […]

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Speaking of NH GOP Chair – it sucks to be Fergus C

by Skip November 30, 2012

Heh! DOWN Fergus Cullen: For the second consecutive cycle he tried and failed at getting elected to the New Hampshire Republican State Committee. In a field of 43 candidates, the former party chairman was unable to earn enough votes at last Saturday’s Strafford County Caucus to secure one of the 38 availed slots. Ouch. I […]

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A quick ditty on Electability, Power….and what often gets forgotten: Why? And what is Jennifer Horn’s answer to that?

by Skip November 30, 2012

As I mentioned here, I had a long phone call with an official in the NH GOP and I had brought up this article that was written by Mike Murphy in that paragon of Conservative Journalism: a blog at Time magazine.  He’s a Republican strategist who often appears on the Sunday morning talking head shows […]

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“The Future of the New Hampshire GOP”

by Skip November 30, 2012

“I have been told that I will receive more details later on this afternoon” -  just like my Magellen GPS: “you have arrived”: The Future of the New Hampshire GOP Dear Concerned Republicans, Like you, November 7th, was a very sad day for me. I awoke to the realization that we had been defeated. All […]

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