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GrokTALK! July 19th 2014 with Jack Kimball

by Steve MacDonald July 24, 2014
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Next Up on GrokTALK! – Jack Kimball.  Jack is an NH activist, founder of the Granite State Patriots PAC, formercandidate for governor, and has been elected as the NHGOP State party Chair.  Today he joins us in his current capacity as the campaign manager for Senator Bob Smith. We talk about the campaign, how Jack […]

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“Republican” Greiner pushing NH Democratic State Senate Majority/Agenda

by JR Hoell July 22, 2014

Dear NHGOP, RE: Invite to Christie event: I cannot support an event where one of the co-sponsors has been busy working for the Dems. “Yes, a Republican on the host committee for the upcoming Christie event endorsed a Democrat for State Senate in the last election.  And had Lee Nyquist won that race he could […]

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NH Christie Event Host Committee Member Endorsed a Democrat In 2012

by Steve MacDonald July 16, 2014
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Chris Christie is coming to “town” again on July 31, 2014.   One of the big names on the Host committee for that Big Republican NH Christie event, is Bedford NH (r)epublican Bill Greiner. Bill Greiner is many things, most of them bad if we are talking politics, but he was also a Co-Chair for […]

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Let By Laws Be By Laws…

by Steve MacDonald July 16, 2014
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Nothing starts a conversation like a blog that questions the appropriateness of “party leaders” names appearing on mailers paid for by one candidate in a primary of several.  Maybe not? In this case it was necessary. And, to play into my lede, there was a good deal of conversation at the link above and over […]

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Does This Violate the NHGOP By Laws?

by Steve MacDonald July 15, 2014
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Jim Foley is running for New Hampshire State Senate.  His campaign recently paid for mailers to advertise a free event that claims to be in honor of some former NH State Senators from his State Senate district. The Treasurer listed on the campaign funded mailer is Jim McEachern (still listed as the Derry GOP Town […]

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Walt Havenstein – another NHGOP ‘Made Man’

by Steve MacDonald July 4, 2014
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I wrote this in comments under Kimberly’s video/post where the NHGOP’s establishment pick for Governor, Walt Havenstein, is singing to the “Establishment Choir.” Having long ago pegged him as the old-rich-white-guy inside solution the NHGOP has been waiting for, hearing Walt heap disdain on the base does not surprise me at all. Pegged him as […]

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Andrew Hemingway – Unwilling To Play By ‘Their’ Rules

by Steve MacDonald July 1, 2014
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Real Clear Politics has an interview with New Hampshire Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew Hemingway. With his ardent small-government views and outsider bona fides, Hemingway brings a distinctive perspective to the governor’s race here. And as a candidate born during the Reagan administration, he is offering a glimpse at how a new generation of political contenders may […]

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Now!? She Objects to the Gas Tax Increase?

by Steve MacDonald July 1, 2014
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Democrat Governor signs bill sponsored by prominent State Senate Republicans.  NHGOP Party Chair develops a public problem with it after it goes into effect. This morning, gas taxes in New Hampshire are 23 percent higher, thanks to Governor Hassan.  23 percent.  In a time when working class families and small businesses are already struggling to […]

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I’m A Republican….

by Steve MacDonald June 27, 2014
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The NHGOP website has a feature on the front page that allows you to tell them, and everyone else–assuming they like what you wrote, why you are a Republican.  It’s called, “I’m A Republican.” There are some quotes from a number of folks, some are county chairs, delegates, and so on, but I did not […]

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I’m Not Sure We Can Call It ‘Republican’ Unity

by Steve MacDonald June 25, 2014
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I’m Not Sure We Can Call It ‘Republican’ Unity.  Not if we are being honest.

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Senator Bob Smith’s “Dear Jennifer” Letter

by Steve MacDonald June 24, 2014
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There is some rumbling under the surface with regard to the original source of the “unity” letter NH-GOP Chair Jennifer Horn publicly delivered to Senator Bob Smith.  (My thoughts on what might constitute actual Republican unity can be found here.) I am told that the Smith campaign sent a private letter to the chairperson to […]

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GrokTALK! – Segments One & Two from LFGC

by Steve MacDonald June 23, 2014
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From this weeks GrokTALK!, in segment One we’ve got trilogies, the NHGOP’s idea of ‘unity,’ some thoughts on Havenstein, Personality politics, the Smith Rubens Debate, then IPAB and Liz Warrnen’s CFPB–shutting down people ad businesses for the greater glory of the collective. In segment two it’s states rights, the anti-incumbency movement, donuts and local tyranny, […]

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Democrat Donor Jerry Little – Part 2

by Steve MacDonald June 23, 2014
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Last night I posted a list of donations by Democrat Donor Jerry Little, the NHGOP’s hand picked “republican” candidate for NH State senate district 8. (I’d prefer JP Marzullo in District 8.) This morning, thanks to some additional work by other activists and the modern day convenience of email, I can update that list. We […]

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NH GOP State Senate Candidate Jerry Little – Is a Longtime Democrat Donor

by Steve MacDonald June 22, 2014
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The Republican state party sure knows how to pick em.  Take Jerry Little, Gerald H. Little, the NHGOP establishment’s banker/cash mule for the State Senate seat in District 8.  If you wanted to make another case for a candidate who contradicts a commitment to Republican principles (for state office), Jerry Little the NH GOP establishments […]

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40-60 is the New 80-20

by Steve MacDonald June 22, 2014
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Republicans as a party, the establishment variety in particular, are like awkward children of privilege who get upset when their money isn’t enough to make them popular. They stamp their feet and whine, even threaten. How dare you this, you’ll rue the day that. It’s all very annoying. But more than a few Republicans fall […]

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The Minion and the Maven

by Rick Olson June 19, 2014

P.J. O’Rourke once quipped, “Hubris is one of the great renewable resources.” Frankly, I think its grown en masse on the Horn-Cullen RINO Farm. Is there one who deduces this notion, none too bold?

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Beware Chairman Bearing Republican Unity

by Steve MacDonald June 19, 2014
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We got more of that Republican ‘Unity’ the other day. You will recognize it right away. It is the same Republican unity that resulted in a New Hampshire Republican sponsored expansion of ObamaCare in NH. A gas tax. Support for a speech chilling, anti-first amendment bill, an anti-gun rights bill and others. The unity of […]

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Groktionary – Brownnoser

by Steve MacDonald June 13, 2014
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Brownnoser – Any member of the GOP who ignores how a majority of the voting history and positions of Senator Scott Brown contradict the Republican party platform in hope of scavaging a few name-recognition or campaign-coffer table scraps.  

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While We’re Asking Questions About Dan Innis

by Steve MacDonald June 12, 2014
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Yesterday I hinted that Dan Innis, who is running for congress in New Hampshire’s Congressional District 1, should probably be running as a Democrat–but can’t.  He’s got progressive positions, has been a registered Democrat voter, supported a far left Democrat candidate, but has chosen to run as a Republican. Why? My guess is political influence. […]

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The Heritage Action Scorecard vs. New Hampshire “Republicans”

by Steve MacDonald June 11, 2014
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The Heritage Action Scorecard is an excellent resource for measuring whether or not someone who is elected as a Republican is actually voting like one. It measures action against conservative principles to give a more realistic picture of a politician’s national platform mettle. Eric Cantor, for example–he who was just exorcised from congress by the […]

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GrokTALK! May 24th 2014 – With Jeff Chidester

by Steve MacDonald May 28, 2014
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Jeff Chidester joins us to talk about not talking about the Race for US Senate.  We cover Jeanne Shaheen’s misplaced priorities, the New Hampshire Governor’s race and the candidates so far (except for Max Abramson, sorry Max), we talk about Wolfeboro and who really shamed New Hampshire,  and make some important observations about the State […]

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GrokSHOTS! – I Am Altering the Deal. Pray I Don’t Alter it Any Further

by Steve MacDonald May 25, 2014
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When guests show up early we can go off the rails a bit to entertain them.  In this case we combine a cult classic movie sound bite to Jack Kimball’s brief tenure as the NH Republican Party Chair, then close with the NHGOP’s new ‘theme music.’ GrokShot! I am Altering the Deal  (60 sec) Looking […]

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Words have meaning

by Susan Olsen May 23, 2014

“Smurfdaddy (n.) Also smurf-daddy, 1. A small, elderly man who lavishes money, protection and connections on convictionless political hopefuls; in return, he requires that you kiss his ring. 2. (Slang): A variant of sugar-daddy for the political realm. A former politician who still yields enormous power within the political realm and has overt control over […]

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Coos County Republican Committee refuses Scott Brown PAC Donation

by Steve MacDonald May 17, 2014
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Press Relese At the monthly meeting held on 15 May 2014, the Coos County Republican Committee became the first committee in the state to refuse to accept a donation by the Scott Brown PAC. Mr Brown, who is running for the US Senate in the primary against 3 other contenders, has donated a large sum […]

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GrokTALK! April 26th, 2014 JP Marzullo and the Race for the NH Senate

by Steve MacDonald May 1, 2014
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JP Marzullo recently announced his run for the NH State Senate in District 8. JP Joins us to talk about the race, his primary opponent, the NH-GOP, and of course, the issues. Listen to Segment Four Listen or Download Segment Four Here Here You can get the entire podcast here. If you are having problems […]

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Shaheen’s Tax Day Burden

by Steve MacDonald April 15, 2014
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The NHGOP has a video out commemorating Tax Day with who else but Jeanne Shaheen.  Have a look.

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NHGOP: “Principles Win Elections” -
Oh, The Irony, The Hypocrisy!

by Mike April 9, 2014

Let me present (above) the NHGOP banner, Brown Merger Edition. With their constant promotion of all things Brown (and I don’t mean UPS) since last fall (come to the event – he gave us money, you know), and the obvious embrace of Brown as “the candidate with the Money to win”, the Grassroots could be […]

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Notable Quote: Aaron Day – Please Send Someone A Copy of the Party Platform

by Steve MacDonald March 28, 2014
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Can someone point me to the sections in the NH Republican Party Platform that support Obamacare, Common Core, excessive gas taxes, gun regulation, and are anti Right to Work? If not, can someone please forward the platform to the Republican Reps and Senators that voted for such legislation? Also from Aaron… “Had great meetings in […]

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Just a Taste of GrokTALK!? We’ve Got New Ways to Listen

by Steve MacDonald March 23, 2014
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We have great conversations on local and national topics every week, but we realize that the idea of committing to a two-hour show, or even just a 30 minute segment, might seem daunting.  That was part of the motivation behind adding iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker, TuneIn, and Stitcher.   If you’ve got a mobile device you […]

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NHGOP – Chose Dishonor…..
And They WILL Have War!

by Mike March 6, 2014

We told the NHGOP, and specifically Senators Bradley and Morse that expanding Medicaid, like any other act of appeasement was dishonorable, and would lead to war within the party. They thought that giving up their honor to avoid a small skirmish was the right thing to do for “Peace in their time”. They were wrong, […]

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