NH GOP Platform

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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Guest post by Jane Cormier: Rebuttal to NH State Rep Fred Rice concerning NH State Senator Nancy Stiles

by Skip July 8, 2014

Senator Stiles is Not What She Seems After reading Rep. Fred Rice’s glowing support of Senator Nancy Stiles [here and after the jump  -Skip], I felt it important to put forth a challenge to his endorsement.  As a member of the 2013-2014 House of Representatives – Belknap District 8, I saw up close and personal, […]

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Next time at the gas pump? Thank these NH State Republican Reps for having to dig deeper into your pocket

by Skip April 23, 2014

NH GOP Platform:  Strongly oppose new taxes and fees, including an income, sales or capital gains tax NH Constitution: [Art.] 6-a. [Use of Certain Revenues Restricted to Highways.] All revenue in excess of the necessary cost of collection and administration accruing to the state from registration fees, operators’ licenses, gasoline road tolls or any other […]

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Kathy Sullivan’s tweet: what she gets wrong and Scott Brown doesn’t understand

by Skip April 2, 2014

Earlier today, Grokster Steve alerted the rest of us that Kathy Sullivan tweeted out my post describing and opining on the talk that Scott Brown gave last Wednesday: 1. Usually don't read Granitegrok but this post on @Senscottbrown house party hate to admit is must read. #nhpolitics http://t.co/VcA8hVAmTL — Kathy Sullivan (@NHKathySullivan) April 2, 2014 […]

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Yes she did! And so did they…

by Skip March 30, 2014

From Pindell on Friday: Maggie Hassan: It took more than a year, but the freshman Democratic governor finally has her first solid legislative victory on Medicaid expansion. And a big Progressive step Leftward (and remember, Progressives are merely incremental Socialists in disguise) – in furthering the instrusion of Obamacare here in NH.  Like I said […]

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Notable Quote – George Will

by Skip March 10, 2014

The idea that politicians should write laws restricting people critical of them is as perverse as the idea that the sprawling, opaque IRS bureaucracy should be assigned to construe and apply such laws. It is bad enough that there is the misbegotten Federal Election Commission to do what the First Amendment forbids — government regulation […]

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WMUR CloseUP – some thoughts

by Skip March 9, 2014

There’s almost always something just to make a comment about and this week is no different as the first segment had NH State Senator John Reagan, Josiah Bartlett Public Policy Center’s Exec. Dir. Charlie Arlinghouse, and Republican political operative Jim Merrill.  Each had something that evoked a quick comment. Reagan: Morse’s attempt was to extract […]

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NH State Senator Repubs approved Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion – The Fallout Begins

by Skip March 6, 2014

FIRST!  We applaud those that stood tall and voted against the Morse / Bradley Medicaid  Expansion bill: NH State Senator Andy Sanborn, NH State Senator John Reagan, NH State Senator Sam Cataldo, NH State Senator Sharon Carson, and NH State Senator Russell Prescott. We’ve been writing for a while that we absolutely believe that if […]

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“You’re dreaming”

by Skip February 26, 2014

Well, just after I wrote this, I saw that John Distaso’s latest popped up on my Google watch list.  And NH GOP Chair Jennifer Horn had this to say about this (emphasis mine): State GOP chair Jennifer Horn told us today, “There is a healthy debate about the Senate’s health care compromise taking place among […]

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Aaron Day, Chair of the RLCNH, talking about the downside / Myths about expanding Obamacare (Medicaid Expansion) here in NH

by Skip February 7, 2014

“Can’t be Compassionate AND Insolvent at the same time“ This was recorded at the New Boston Republican Committee by Bill Wynne – presented by permission. Myths that the NH State Republican Senators (and their Democrat friends like Maggie Hassan and Sylvia Larson) are helping to promulgating about the Obamacare Medicaid Expansion: We’re getting our tax […]

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Giving the Store Away…

by Tom January 22, 2014

HB474 just passed the NH House, which would provide illegal immigrants the benefit of in-state tuition rates, provided they have attended 3 years of NH High School and have been domiciled in NH, and “promise” to gain legal residency. The Roll Call for this bill shows that one of *my* Republican Reps, Bob Willette, voted […]

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Remember: There are 4 boxes to effect political change!

by Skip December 18, 2013

Those would be Soap box Ballot Box Jury Box Ammo box Please use them in that order.  We aim to use the Soap Box this Thursday nite in greeting Anti-Second Amendment and NH GOP Fundraiser Headliner Scott Brown (late of MA, trying to politically reborn himself in NH).  Again, remember to dress WARM and Orange […]

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Hmm, even the Boston Herald sees a massive problem for Scott Brown here in NH

by Skip December 16, 2013

And for once, we’re not the main cause -  merely willing hands (emphasis mine): It’s not Brown’s carpetbagging that poses the biggest obstacle, although New Hampshire voters are much more skeptical of outsiders than Bay Staters. Nor is Brown’s biggest problem his faulty internal GPS, which at times causes him to speak of the “people […]

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NH Republicans – didn’t they learn from last year (raising the gas tax) at ALL?

by Skip December 6, 2013

We went through this gas Tax stupidity last year – starting in the House: Yup, that’s right.  The NH House’s Public Works and Highway Committee members decided that it was so durn important to fix roads and such, they couldn’t be bothered to really set a priority list and bump down others much less important […]

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Here is the NH GOP Chair doing the rah-rah for Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion

by Skip November 18, 2013

NH GOP Chair Jennifer Horn – I hear you are going around the State talking to activists; I invite you to talk with the GraniteGrok activists (and State Committee members) on GrokTALK!  Half hour, an hour, or the full two hours – let’s have that discussion! There IS no other way to put it – […]

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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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WTPL – Susan & JR talked about Medicaid Expansion & the NH GOP Platform

by Susan Olsen November 18, 2013

So why are Republicans going against their own Platform and working with Democrats in expanding Government and increasing taxes?  JR and I talked about it this morning on WTPL? Listen here: Or download here.    

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A little boidy tweeted that three neighborhoods had a visitation

by Skip November 16, 2013

That would be NH State Senators Sharon Carson, Russell Prescott, and Dave Boutin (Republicans).  I guess the folks behind the leaflets are a bit unhappy that their taxes (remember, just because it may be “free money” to the State, it still means we New Hampshirites are paying for it – but politicians love the sound […]

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Steve? Here’s the Republican names that voted for the HB617 Gas Tax:

by Skip March 6, 2013

Yeah Steve, the figure I’ve seen is up to $1 Billion in new taxes embedded in HB617 over the next few years – and YOU get to help pay for them each and every time you put the gas nozzle into tank for a fill-up (that is, if you can afford the 83% rise in […]

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So, is NH GOP Platform Chair Jennifer Horn going to take the Platform towards being Democrat-lite?

by Skip July 26, 2012

The present NH GOP Platform is a rather conservative document.  When it comes to spending (something that Government does rather too well unless brakes are applied to it), it works fairly well as a philosophical foundation.  Well, the NH GOP Platorm Committee is now meeting to review the Platform and to make changes to it.  […]

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Pam Tucker: New Hampshire’s answer to Sarah Palin?

by Tim Condon April 8, 2012

In one week the New Hampshire Republican Party will hold its annual meeting. At that meeting the members of the Republican State Committee will vote on various matters, including the election of two members to the Republican National Committee (RNC) from New Hampshire. The winners of the two elections—one man and one woman—will sit on […]

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GrokTV Special Interview: Pam Tucker-Candidate RNC Committeewoman Candidate. Q5: What part of the NH GOP Platform is in danger and why should people rally around it?

by Skip March 25, 2012

More questions, and more answers.  I picked up on something that Pam had said earlier and bluntly asked – what needs to be protected in the NH GOP platform?  And here was her response: Note: Also, we have been getting some observations and questions in the previous posts’ comments, mostly from Commenter “C. dog e. […]

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GrokTV Special Interview: Pam Tucker-Candidate RNC Committeewoman Candidate. Q4 – Why should NH Committee members choose you over your opponent?

by Skip March 24, 2012

Ah yes, the second point – the pitch.  The first point is that every politician has to know why they are running.  The latter can be simple (“somebody asked me to, and I said ‘why not?’”)  involved (i.e., a whole series of either interlocked or random issues that finally, in toto, reached a tipping point), […]

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GrokTV Special Interview: Pam Tucker – NH House Deputy Speaker, Candidate NH GOP RNC Committeewoman – Question 3

by Skip March 22, 2012

Continuing on with our interview with Pam Tucker who is running to be the next RNC (Republican National Committee) Committeewoman from the NH Republican Party, we switched our emphasis to that of the Party platform.  This document represents the approved (by the State Committee in toto) philosophy and political stances of the NH GOP.  As […]

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