NHGOP

GrokTALK! “J-Ho Must Go”

by Steve MacDonald June 12, 2015
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George Lambert announces his campaign to organize a special meeting of party voting delegates who will be asked to defend the abuses and usurpations of their leadership or replace the party Chair.  We also talk about how Senator Kelly Ayotte’s meddling comes with a political price, and how the NH GOP is chasing the Massachusetts […]

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So Much For Republican Unity

by Steve MacDonald June 11, 2015
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Former House rep George Lambert joins us to discuss the Republican war against one of their own in New Hampshire. We talk about the players and the political cost at the local level, all (apparently) so Senator Ayotte can clear the battle space to run for re-election as a RINO. Listen to the entire program […]

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GrokTALK! – Who’s The ‘Conservative’?

by Steve MacDonald June 7, 2015
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We opened yesterday with some discussion on Rick Perry’s entrance into the Republican primary, then on to some thoughts about the recent Scott Walker event, and how some Republicans call everyone a conservative (or even a good conservative) when to an actual conservative most of them come up short (and some shorter than others). Listen […]

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A Few Things I’ve Learned About Republicans

by Ed Naile June 7, 2015

As long as I have been around politics in NH I have learned one single, unwavering thing about the Republican Party. They never have enough money. Money is THE issue in every race every time no matter whether it is true or not. That is the same song they sing over and over again. Here […]

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#JHoMustGo

by Steve MacDonald June 6, 2015
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A topic of much discussion today on GrokTALK! were the recent remarks by NHGOP Chair Jennifer Horn.  She fired up the GOP unity bus (see attached video for J-Ho Go Team! Rah-Rah from the Rockingham County Republican Dinner just last Weekend) and publicly backed it over Congressman Guinta.

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Does The NH House GOP Establishment Want Democrat Maureen Mann To Win?

by Steve MacDonald May 14, 2015
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There is a special election for an open seat in the NH House next Tuesday with a solid conservative candidate running.  But by all accounts the establishment GOP in New Hampshire is AWOL in support of Yvonne Dean-Bailey in Rockingham district 32. (Ed Mosca Blog) Conspicuously absent from Dean-Bailey’s list of donors is the GOP […]

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A Look Behind The NHGOP’s Curtain

by Steve MacDonald May 7, 2015
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We here at DupreyGrok are doing what we do given the circumstances: exposing RINO hypocrites and progressive water carriers. The latest liberal Aquarian bundled in Republican clothing is Steve Duprey. Mr. Duprey loathes the Tea Party. He is also a life-long advocate for abortion, something that should appear incompatible with his role as an RNC […]

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GrokTALK! – GOP It’s Hard to Know Ya!

by Steve MacDonald May 5, 2015
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We talk Jaspercrats on the House Judiciary Committee (hello! primary); NH RNC Committeemen (and women) actively undermining the Republican party platform; and the Republican House passed a bill to harpoon local transparency this week. We also spend some time on the casinos, the Hoell amendment, and other stabs at liberty with regard to gambling. Listen […]

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A Republican National Committeeman Walks into a Planned Parenthood Action Fund Fundraiser

by Steve MacDonald May 4, 2015
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Stop me if you’ve heard this one. Republican National Committeeman Steve Duprey (@SecretaryofFun) deliberately attended a Planned Parenthood Northern New England New Hampshire Action Fund Fundraiser. .@SecretaryofFun See @KellyAyotte 's picture on PP's website? The organization you raise funds for is targeting her. http://t.co/8jO2TGe7tU — Beth (@BethRS62) May 3, 2015 Planned Parenthood Northern New England […]

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A message to Jennifer Horn from Susan Olsen

by Susan Olsen May 1, 2015

Jennifer Horn, I know you read this blog and I am calling you out on your shameless attempt to raise money off the extraordinarily hard work of TRUE 2 Amendment advocates who drafted, got sponsored and shepherded SB 116 through both houses of the General Court. In all those months, neither you nor the state […]

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#FITN competition

by Tom April 15, 2015

So, The Donald had scheduled an after-hours cocktail party event at the Nashua Courtyard Marriott, this Friday night at 10pm, smack-dab in the middle of the NHGOP’s #FITN First In The Nation Leadership Summit, being held a few doors away at the Crown Plaza Hotel.  He was even going to provide a complimentary shuttle van, to and […]

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GrokTALK! – The Red Tail Hawk Bill

by Steve MacDonald March 22, 2015
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A bill about a bird makes national news because it was proposed by fourth graders who were in the NH House chamber when it was killed. (The Bill, not the bird.)  But it wasn’t just that it got voted down it was the testimony against it. The story went national but we’ve got a rep […]

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NHGOP Blighted By Mystery Fungus

by Mike March 14, 2015

Fungus Cullen, that is – The guy who ran the NHGOP into the ground, and still thinks he is an official spokesman. “Ted Cruz is someone who will not darken our doorstep” quoth Cullen, during an appearance on Boston Herald Radio’s “Morning Meeting” program “…. he’s not welcome.” Cullen hosted one of several private house […]

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Carly Fiorina completely attacks Valerie Jarreet over White House gender pay gap

by Skip January 21, 2015

We’ve pointed this out before – even as Obama and his Administration castigate the guy-gal pay differential, we have dryly noted that the White House doesn’t even bother with the pretense of following its rhetoric in the real world.  Yes folks, women are being discriminated against even in that bastion of Progressivism, the Obama White […]

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GrokTALK! Who Will Lead The Rebellion!?

by Steve MacDonald December 18, 2014
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With as much as two-thirds of Republicans wondering why they bother, and no one in the media standing up to help, who will take the bit and lead them into battle against the crumbling principles of the GOP? We’ve also got an idea to make being a legislator more accessible to more people in New […]

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GrokTALK! Scott Browns Unity Love Letter to Jen Horn and the NHGOP

by Steve MacDonald December 16, 2014
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Segment one was fun. We had Squirrels, Munchkins, questions about time zones in India, Sen. Scott Brown wins the WTF of the week, Fairpoint still sucks, some Shawn Jasper’s NH House treason, double-crossing-double-crossers, Darth Vader, Sheep noises, satire at Jennifer Horn’s expense, and hey! is there anyone who can step up to rally conservatives and […]

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NH House Speaker’s Race Has “Sununu Disaster” Written All over It.

by Steve MacDonald December 7, 2014
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New Hampshire establishment Republicans hew to one principle and only one.  How do we keep the DC money spigot open and how do we keep the first in the nation primary. (Is that two principles?)  Nothing else matters to them.  They will abandon their platform, its principles, and any candidate that dares espouse them, for […]

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It seems that dissent is not well liked by the “Minority Party appointed Majority Leader” Jack Flanagan

by JR Hoell December 7, 2014

One can be a “Leader” only if there are people willing to follow.  It looks like Jack Flanagan is having this problem: From: HouseRepublicanOffice Sent: Friday, December 05, 2014 3:39 PM To: HouseRepublicanOffice Subject: House Republican Caucus December 17th House Republicans will hold their first caucus of the upcoming session on Wed., Dec. 17 at […]

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Democrat appointed Speaker Shawn Jasper has a lesson to learn in group dynamics

by Skip December 6, 2014

A curious reaction from him in the Concord Monitor on how he will “deal” and “unify” with dissenters within the Republican caucus – he’ll just order them around: On Tuesday, Republican House members will meet in a caucus to elect a state party committee member, who would in turn lead the body’s Republican majority, said […]

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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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Yeah, these are comforting words: Donna Sytek on Shawn Jasper

by Skip December 5, 2014

The Establishment Republicans keep thinking they are helping but never realize this is like fingernails on an old fashioned chalkboard to those that really wanted and voted for a Republican agenda.  Donna Sytek in the UL today: “Shawn needs to reach out and build bridges to the Republicans in his caucus,” said former House speaker […]

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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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Meet The Democrats’ Speaker, Shawn Jasper!

by Mike December 3, 2014

Two of our old buddies with the depressing news – on 3rd ballot, Shawn Jasper becomes Speaker with 195 mostly Democrat votes to O’Brien’s 178 all GOP votes – as Pindell points out, 3/4 of the GOP caucus voted against Jasper, but his old Democrat buddies elected him. No Wonder Deputy Dawg shuffled off, stage […]

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NH Embraces ‘O’Brien’ Agenda in 2014 (Bumped)

by Steve MacDonald November 9, 2014
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Originally published Nov 5, 2014 New Hampshire Democrats went all out trying to use Bill O’Brien to scare New Hampshire residents away from Republicans.  They went all over the state telling people what that meant, that every Republican on the ballot was going to try and advance that agenda, and what would happen if they […]

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Races Called for Shaheen and Hassan in NH

by Steve MacDonald November 4, 2014
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Not surprising.  Same Republican party leadership, same results.  What’s that maxim about doing the same thing over and over? Anyway.  This seemed like a relevant question at this point in the evening. So Where does Scott Brown Live Now? #nhpolitics? — Steve Mac Donald (@nhstevemacd) November 5, 2014

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How The NHGOP ‘Handles’ The “Grass”- Roots

by Steve MacDonald October 26, 2014
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More to follow on this…but I wanted to get in front of it with a bit of a tease. If we had cartoonist on ‘Staff’ it would have been a better effort but this will make the point, I think.

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Matt Kibbe – Freedomworks

by Steve MacDonald October 11, 2014
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This is from Matt Kibbe at Freedomworks talking about the priorities of the GOP Establishment.  It sounds familiar… The GOP are all in Kansas trying to save Senator Pat Roberts, who doesn’t live in Kansas.  Sucking money from New Hampshire and Colorado.  GOP spent $40 million to save Mitch McConnell (in his primary in Kentucky) […]

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“These are the people the GOP is losing. “

by Skip October 3, 2014

Yeah, One Note Skip – as I told Steve on his Shaheen posts, I’m on a “post roll” – a post, followed by another one, by another on the same topic; yer on a roll!  And I believe, on a very important topic that is splitting the NH GOP apart – more this cycle than most […]

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NHGOP: A Party Afraid Of Its Grassroots

by Mike September 20, 2014

For today’s Kangaroo Konvention of the NHGOP, called at 9 days notice (not even business days), without regard for proper communication with new delegates minted on September 9th, the NHGOP has moved to remove all contentious proposals from the table, for fear that they might actually be popular enough to get into the Party Platform. […]

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