NHGOP

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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Make no mistake….

by Susan Olsen September 10, 2014

….this morning, “there is a limp on the Serengeti”.

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NHGOP: Some in leadership are showing the integrity that we need in NH, where are the others?

by JR Hoell September 6, 2014

A BIG thank you to Honorable David Bates for having the courage and convictions to stand up for what is right. Judges 17:6 talks about times like this: New American Standard Bible “In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes.”  Is it right to […]

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Stiles “Takes The Lead” in Advancing the Liberal Democrat Agenda

by Steve MacDonald August 25, 2014
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Nancy Stiles has another mailer out, in which she is sold as a leader who is tough on Liberal Democrats.  (I almost spit my coffee out I laughed so hard.) The mailer obviously says things Republicans would like to hear from or about a candidate but all of that pales next to the one thing […]

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Democrats Running As Republicans In Goffstown, NH

by Steve MacDonald August 13, 2014
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Democrats are running as Republicans in Goffstown, NH.  The Town committee knows it.  The Hillsborough County Republican Committee knows it.  Elected Republicans know it, and some have been vocal about the problem.  But no one in Republican party leadership seems willing or able to do anything about it. This is an ongoing problem in Goffstown, […]

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LTE – NHGOP! Stop Telling Me Who To Vote For In The Primary

by Steve MacDonald August 12, 2014
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From a Reader… To whom it may concern (in particular Jennifer Horn): I find it extremely disconcerting that the NH GOP is pushing Scott Brown, who’s record shows him voting with the Democrats 62% of the time, as “THE Candidate” to run against Jean Shaheen.  Couple Scott’s voting record with his publicly stated stance on […]

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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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