NH House

So these are their goals – let’s see how they execute. I predict #FAIL for Democrat appointed Speaker Jasper

by Skip December 19, 2014

Official House GOP caucus begins setting goals De jure or de facto – the former does not necessarily mean reality. Be that as it may, it will mean that the Democrat appointed Speaker J’ass’per’s appointed Majority Leader’s caucus has decided what they are going to do “Among the goals”: “a balanced budget” – low hanging fruit (very low) as […]

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NH House Speaker Shawn Jassper’s RINO Rodeo Round Up

by Steve MacDonald December 12, 2014
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We have been warning the Republican (voters) about its RINO infestation for some time now.  We said they needed to be dealt with.  They were not and now we’ve got RINOTOPIA.  But look on the bright side, we can blame Democrats for all of it – they elected Shawn J’ass’per, so no matter what he […]

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Democrats already whining about the Speaker THEY elected

by Kimberly Morin December 11, 2014

Newly elected NH House Speaker Shawn Jasper announced his Chairs and Vice Chairs for Committees today.  Before they were all announced, former New Hampshire Democrat Party Chair Kathy Sullivan was whining that it was a ‘boys club’.  This is beyond amusing since it was DEMOCRATS who elected Jasper.  The majority of Republicans did not  vote […]

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Cushing pushing to create more victims with gun control

by Kimberly Morin December 9, 2014

Yesterday Reuters announced that State legislators in each of the 50 states have formed the “American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention” (ASLGVP). In other words, anti-2nd Amendment extremists have formed a coalition, most likely paid for with funds from billionaires with armed security (they haven’t release funders yet), have decided to further push gun […]

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Guest Post: A SAD DAY FOR HOUSE REPUBLICANS

by Steve MacDonald December 5, 2014
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By Al Baldasaro December 5th, 2014 Subject: A SAD DAY FOR HOUSE REPUBLICANS Fellow Loyal Dedicated Republican Representatives, I have been a veteran activist for years, a Proud Representative going on my 5th term and I can continue that fight as a Representative voted in by the people of my district. I can not accept […]

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Did the NH Senate give birth to the “Speaker Scam” in the House?

by Kimberly Morin December 5, 2014

In what was often an insanely frustrating (the live feed kept going down) and sometimes amusing election for Speaker of the House on Wednesday, Republican Representative Shawn Jasper was elected as Speaker by a majority of Democrats. The majority in the Republican Caucus voted for O’Brien. If you recall, the Republican race for Speaker was […]

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This is what happens when the NH GOP doesn’t vet its candidates – Shawn Jasper

by Skip December 4, 2014

And I blame Chair Jennifer Horn, the EBoard, Papa Smurf, and last century’s Republican leaders for setting the table for this absolute fiasco for happening. You caused a split in the caucus between Chandler and O’Brien and create that country lane that Shawn J(ass)per just sauntered up – with Deputy Dawg Shurtleff on one arm and Ray Buckley on […]

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What Kind of Deal Did Jasper Make?

by Mike December 3, 2014

THAT is the key question posed by longtime political reporter, Kevin Landrigan as he reported the stunning upset staged by Shawn Jasper over Bill O’Brien for the Speaker’s gavel. “What kind of deal did Jasper make with the Democrats to get ALL of their votes?” See for yourself! It is clear, especially with the sudden […]

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NH Speaker of the House: Not Shawn Jasper / David Hess but Bob Mead / Shawn Jasper?

by Skip December 2, 2014

Yesterday, we were hearing from sources that Shawn Jasper was shilling for David Hess to push aside Bill O’Brien even though the NH House Republican caucus nominated Bill O’Brien for NH House Speaker.  Turns out, with the letter below, that we were right about the coup, just off concerning the players.  Shawn Jasper was not […]

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Shawn Jasper’s Rotten Fruit

by Steve MacDonald December 2, 2014
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If the rumors are true Hudson NH House Rep Shawn Jasper is plotting with Democrats to get a progressive elected Speaker of the NH House instead of the guy his own caucus chose. What typically happens, when someone does something like this, is that bloggers who do not have to worry about political capital or […]

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Teri Norelli’s Proudest Moment – Stranding NH Taxpayers With Massive Unfunded Entitlement

by Steve MacDonald November 30, 2014
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Soon to be former NH House Speaker Teri Norelli’s (D- Taxenspend) greatest achievement could have been leaving New Hampshire with an $800 million dollar structural deficit.  It was a huge hole, intentionally created with irresponsible spending, budgetary gymnastics (fraud), and one-time money, meant to force consideration of a broad based tax.  But the Republican majority […]

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Waaahhh……

by Susan Olsen November 19, 2014

‘Key Chandler backer Rep. Shawn Jasper of Hudson said he is not looking forward to the next two years. “I very disappointed, it was a very close vote,” Jasper said.’ – Union Leader, November 19, 2014  

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All The News Thats…

by Ed Naile November 19, 2014

Right out of the liberal playbook there appears the tired old news collaboration we have seen in this small state so often. State Representative Bill O’Brien, a Republican thorn in the side of tax and spenders from both parties for a decade or more, has been elected Speaker of the House once again. And within […]

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The former and present Speaker of the NH House: Bill O’Brien

by Skip November 18, 2014

Barring any Doug Scamman type hijinks in two weeks (Organization Day for the NH House when the full House votes on the Speakership), Bill O’Brien will be this session’s Speaker (having won the majority Republican nomination race).  As with the rest of the Groksters, I congratulate Bill! NOW it is Happy Feet dance time and for […]

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GraniteGrok Endorsement Bill O’Brien for NH Speaker of the House: His Consistency has created Trust – please give him your Vote

by Skip November 18, 2014

That from the meme of “Consistency breeds Trust yields Votes”, and yes, NH House Representatives, we at GraniteGrok are unanimous in endorsing Bill O’Brien once again for the most powerful political position in New Hampshire.  Beyond “deserving” it (a hackneyed worn our phrase in this Entitlement Age), he has earned it.  While we have a […]

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Guest Post: GOP BIG-WIGS DEMEAN THE STATE HOUSE

by Steve MacDonald November 18, 2014
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by RLCNH Chairman Aaron Day History was made in advance of the election battle for Speaker of the House between past Speakers Bill O’Brien and Gene Chandler…and it’s not pretty. On November 12, 2014 a group of six “big name Republicans” besmirched themselves and their party by attempting to interfere in the Speaker’s race. The […]

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Gene Chandler: like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, I’m in my last innings

by Skip November 17, 2014

Josh McElveen: “…why did you decide that you think that your leadership is what is required?” Gene Chandler : …I’d like to put my experience to good use. As the pro golfer Roy Maclroy said that about Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, they’re in their last innings THAT’s what I am, kind of.  I thought […]

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RINOs Seek “Easy Button” From NH Speakers Race

by Steve MacDonald November 17, 2014
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Gene Chandler says he’ll bring unity–Skip just reminded us yesterday right here. Chandler said he’d be Mr. Unity in the same article in which the sour cream of our RINO crop endorsed Mr. “Anyone with an ‘R’ is a good Republican” Chandler.  So I assume the unity of such ‘any old ‘R’ Republicans is a […]

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Questions 18 (Priorities)

by Skip November 16, 2014

Last question that the GraniteGrok Editorial Board had for NH State Rep and Candidate for the NH Speaker of the House seat, Bill O’Brien, and it was what most folks would ask first.  However, we wanted to find out, as we said before, not only his stances but WHY he holds those stances on issues […]

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I am endorsing Bill O’Brien for NH Speaker of the House on Tuesday

by JR Hoell November 16, 2014

All, I am supporting Bill O’Brien for Speaker and the article below should make it clear that everyone on this mailing list should do the same. Remember the days of Doug Scamman and Charlie Bass being in office. higher taxes, bloated budgets, loss of liberties while “Republicans” were in charge…  In fact, Bass was so bad […]

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Questions 16 & 17 (Union Dues, Liberty)

by Skip November 16, 2014

A couple of questions on Liberty – where does this fit within Bill O’Brien and his worldview?  How would this work within the Legislative leadership he wishes to hold?  Is it “the common good” that is overriding, or is it the lowest level that must be addressed – the Individual?  Two real world, important, and […]

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Gene Chandler Priorities ‘If Elected Speaker’ – Part 2 (Unify)

by Skip November 16, 2014

Steve said “A picture is worth a thousand words, and at least a post or two…or three….and so on” concerning Gene Chandler; I’m willing to oblige.  From the UL: “…while U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and former Govs. John H. Sununu and Stephen Merrill, in a joint letter, urged elected representatives to support Chandler. Former […]

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Questions 13 & 14 (State Cartels, more Alinsky demonization)

by Skip November 15, 2014

“Winning is only a precursor; it is what you do afterwards that is most important” And we are not close to being done (close, but a coupla/few more posts).  This time, the plethora of areas where NH must be begged “Daddy, may I earn a living?” instead of just getting to the job of doing […]

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Questions 11 & 12 (State employee lobbying, Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals)

by Skip November 14, 2014

Two important questions having to do with the Proper Role of Government (State employees be able to lobby State legislators?) and the power of the Democrat PR Machine getting inside some Republicans’ heads.  That latter one would be the Democrat tactic of using Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals (Rule #12) against Bill O’Brien (especially it is clear […]

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Questions 9 & 10 (Conservatarians, Domicile & Voter Fraud)

by Skip November 14, 2014

Even in a small State like New Hampshire there is more than a plethora of issues to keep us in blog fodder for, well, forever.  You see, since Progressives have carried out their “The personal is political, the political is the personal”, politics has been shoved by them into every nook and cranny of our […]

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Questions 7 & 8 (Legislative Abdication, Dependency on Feds)

by Skip November 14, 2014

Yes, more than a few questions already but we aren’t even halfway!  More questions – are legislators actually doing the hard work we elected them to do and are we “selling our State” to the Feds by being too dependent on their money? Question 7: Is it the case that legislators are giving away their authority […]

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Gene Chandler’s Priorities ‘If Elected Speaker’

by Steve MacDonald November 14, 2014
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A picture is worth a thousand words, and at least a post or two…or three….and so on. If elected speaker again, Chandler said creating jobs and improving the state’s business climate would be his main priorities. What sets him apart, he said, is his ability to get along with all members.  -Concord Monitor

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Questions 5 & 6 (Commissions & Boards, Regional Planning Commissions)

by Skip November 13, 2014

These next two question were in the area of the growing Administrative State – unelected and unaccountable to the voters making decisions that will affect those voters with the force of law without the legislative process.  It has overtaken the Federal Government and Obama is playing that violin much to our detriment – and it […]

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Really, that’s what they think Gene Chandler should do as NH Speaker?

by Skip November 13, 2014

NH State Rep. Debra DeSimone (R): “The Constitution is a guideline” NH State Rep. Sandra Keans (R, now D): “I don’t try to justify anything by the Constitution, it’s not my job and I don’t want to do it”.   This caught my eye from Steve’s post where a number of Establishment Republicans lined up […]

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And his first initial act as Speaker of the NH House will be!

by Skip November 13, 2014

Active GOP Speaker of the NH House Leadership at work according to Papa Smurf (John H. Sununu), Kelly Ayotte, Steve Merrill, Charley Bass, Donna Sytek and Doug Scammon (he who colluded with the Dems to become the Speaker in his time): (H/T: Kimberly)  

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