“I get we like to fight for what’s right, but I wish it were channeled against our common foe”

by Steve MacDonald July 26, 2018

The NHGOP recently held scheduled an event at a venue owned by a notorious Democrat donor. Skip took them to the woodshed. They didn’t care for that. In one email exchange he forwarded to me from someone who sounds like they are inside the State Republican Party (or carry their water) we got this response. I […]

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Jeanie Forrester Has Resigned as NHGOP Chair [Update 2]

by Steve MacDonald June 23, 2018

  That’s all I got. More when we have it. [Updated] Well, now we’ve got this tweet. [Update 2] “I have been offered an opportunity to work with local government and, effective June 30, I will no longer serve as chairman of the Republican State Committee,” Forrester wrote.

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So, The NHGOP Wants To Chat About November…

by Mike June 5, 2018

Many of you will have received the NHGOP email “Can We Chat?” (about November), requesting support, and vowing to elect more Republicans – even to keep the corner office… Uhhh. About that last one… Look, Jeannie got me to do what Jennifer Horn could not – sign up as a regular monthly donor – but […]

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NHGOP -Military & Veterans Appreciation BBQ TONIGHT!

by Op-Ed May 24, 2018

REMINDER: We have our Military & Veterans Appreciation BBQ TONIGHT! Details are below: Who: Veterans and their families are invited from across New Hampshire – numerous veteran leaders and elected officials What: Military & Veteran Appreciation Event and BBQ! Where: Derry VFW, 18 Railroad Ave, Derry, NH 03038 When: Tonight, May 24, 2018; 6PM-8PM Why: Celebrate May as Military Appreciation Month with members […]

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Maine’s Embrace of Broad Based Taxes vs. New Hampshire NOT Doing That.

by Steve MacDonald May 22, 2018

Our good friend Michael Graham, writing at NH Journal, has an article titled “Study: Maine Vs. N.H. Shows “More Government Means More Poverty.” The annual Family Prosperity Index is out and, while New Hampshire didn’t make the Top 10 (it’s ranked #16), the study’s authors did use the Granite State to make their case for more economic […]

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Maybe Chris Sununu Can Get Re-Elected if He Signs HB1319, But What About Everyone Else?

by Steve MacDonald May 19, 2018

I don’t get out a lot these days, but Thursday night (at the invitation of another) I ventured over to the Atkinson Country Club for the Rockingham County Republican Committee Washington – Lincoln – Reagan (Founders) dinner. It was good to see and be seen. The food was delicious and the keynote speaker, Carly Fiorina, […]

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So, Dave Solomon from the Union Leader, who was your little snitch that ran right to you?

by Skip May 13, 2018

Not that I would expect him to tell us but it is clear that somebody thought they could puff up their chests for some dufus reason.  At least he quoted my printed word correctly: And they wonder why the base is starting to snarl. (It’s hard to miss when it is in black and white). […]

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Marriage and the NHGOP

by Op-Ed May 12, 2018

By Carolyn McKinney – (Reposted) To advocates for removing “traditional” from marriage in the NHGOP platform. First, you are guilty of using the most frustrating and pernicious leftist debate tactic. To try to make your case, you use examples outside the norm – such as families who adopt, grandparents raising their grandchildren, single parents due to […]

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JHo Plot To Wreck NHGOP Platform Get’s Stuffed

by Steve MacDonald May 12, 2018

Long story short, because you’ll get the long story soon enough, Jennifer Horn is trying to strip traditional marriage out of the Republican state party platform. (Read Carolyn’s brilliant rebuttal to that here.) But someone challenged Jho’s credentials as a delegate. Kathy Dunton did play-by-play on her facebook page as the events unfolded.

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Watching for Thursday’s House Numbers

by Ellen Kolb May 9, 2018
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I’m an indie voter with some passionately Republican friends who held forth this morning about the need to back the GOP in November, etc. etc. etc. I just let them talk. Good people, strong convictions, lots of enthusiasm. But you wanna sell some voters on the GOP? Let’s see a few numbers after this week’s […]

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New Hampshire’s Bipartisan Cultural Elites

by Steve MacDonald May 8, 2018

Mr. Trump won the presidency on an issue no one else in the ruling class took seriously. Immigration, border control, and the very definition of what it meant to be American. For years the cultural elites in Washington and across the nation have shared a growing disinterest in the idea of citizenship. Their reactions have run […]

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Why is the NHGOPe Helping Democrat Chris Pappas Win His Primary in NHCD-01

by Ed Mosca April 21, 2018

Check out this twitter account and some of the tweets. Why are the New Hampshire Young Republicans getting involved in a Democrat primary in this manner? Especially when attacking Maura Sullivan now helps Chris Pappas who would be the strongest Democrat candidate in Congressional District 01.

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Republicans Against Free Speech

by Steve MacDonald April 17, 2018

Carolyn McKinney’s rebuttal to “some Republicans” pushing to remove the word ‘traditional’ as a qualifier to the word ‘marriage’ in the New Hampshire Republican State Platform is brilliant. It’s so good those Republicans don’t want you to read it. (If you have problems with the above link the piece is also cross-posted here.) Somone or perhaps a few […]

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Leave ‘Traditional’ Marriage in the NHGOP Platform

by Carolyn April 14, 2018

To advocates for removing “traditional” from marriage in the NHGOP platform. First, you are guilty of using the most frustrating and pernicious leftist debate tactic. To try to make your case, you use examples outside the norm – such as families who adopt, grandparents raising their grandchildren, single parents due to the death of a spouse […]

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Who Covered NHGOP Call for NH Dems to Denounce Stevens 2A Ban?

by Steve MacDonald March 29, 2018

If you didn’t get the email and you didn’t read it here, you might not know about it. About what? A State GOP email blast with a video asking New Hampshire’s Congressional delegation to denounce the idea of Repealing the Second Amendment. Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens posited the idea in a New […]

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NH GOP Calling Out Dems on 2A Repeal Idea is a Good Start, But We Need More

by Steve MacDonald March 28, 2018

Just before 8:30 this morning I let loose on the left’s declaration of war against the second amendment. Knowing that this doesn’t scare nearly as many people as it should, I added what seemed to me to be a natural extension of this assault by bringing up the left’s war on the first amendment. And […]

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NHGOP Launches “StopTheGunGrab.com”

by Op-Ed March 5, 2018

Press Release – Web Link NHGOP Launches “StopTheGunGrab.com” to Fight Attacks on the Second Amendment For Immediate Release: March 5, 2018 Contact: Patrick Hynes, 202-321-5310 CONCORD – NHGOP Chair Jeanie Forrester released the following statement launching “StopTheGunGrab.com” to fight attacks on the Second Amendment: “New Hampshire Democrats are proposing a full-fledged assault on law-abiding gun owners. To […]

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Chairman Resigns from Merrimack County Republican Committee

by Steve MacDonald February 14, 2018

Principles mean more than a political majority The NH GOP membership is constantly reminded that the primary focus of the party is to elect someone who identifies as a Republican.  We are assured that anyone who is 80% Republican is better than the Democrat. But it is evident through the actions of the top leadership […]

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In New Hampshire, Only the Illusion of GOP Control of State Government

by Op-Ed February 10, 2018

By Ed Mosca On paper, the GOP controls every branch of State government in New Hampshire except the judiciary. But the reality is that in the aggregate the State has moved leftward despite nominal GOP control of the political branches. I discussed how Governor Sununu has moved the State leftward in this post, but there is […]

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Serving The People to the End: RIP Sen. Sam Cataldo

by Mike February 4, 2018

Many citizens of NH were saddened to hear of the sudden and tragic death, Saturday, of former State Senator Sam Cataldo in an auto accident, on his way to a School Board meeting in his home town of Farmington, NH. One of the finest men I’ve had the privilege to meet, Sam was serving the […]

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When Are They No Longer Republicans?

by Steve MacDonald February 4, 2018

The Republican party in New Hampshire has a problem about which its hands are tied, but you can help. Within its ranks are individuals who have registered and run under their brand but either refuse or are incapable of living up to the ideals. On issues of free association, life, speech, taxes, elections, transparency, regulation, and […]

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NHGOP Headquarters Vandalized Again

by Steve MacDonald August 17, 2017

WMUR is reporting that someone has (again) vandalized the NHGOP headquarters on Water Street in Concord. (Emphasis mine) The state Republican Party headquarters was vandalized overnight Wednesday-Thursday, with a rock thrown through a window and the word “Nazis” spray-painted inside of a heart on the rear wall of the Water Street building. The incident was […]

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So, Joe Sweeney is Going to Resign As Chair of the New Hampshire Young Republicans?

by Steve MacDonald June 19, 2017

Joe Sweeney, as chair of the New Hampshire Young Republicans, has a seat on the New Hampshire Republican State Party Executive Committee (EC). Less than a week ago the NHGOP hired him as deputy Political director. The NHGOP By-Laws prohibit voting members of the Executive Council from being on salary except for the State Party Chairman.

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Apparently, GOP Chair Jeanne Forrester has spoken before she actually read the bill

by Skip March 8, 2017

Sometimes I think that the NH GOP intellectual heft is but a nanometer deep:   Press Release For Immediate Release: March 3, 2017 Contact: Patrick Hynes (202) 321-5310 Statement from Jeanie Forrester on Republican Health Care Reform CONCORD—Following is a statement from New Hampshire Republican Chair Jeanie Forrester on  U.S. House Republican leadership’s release of the […]

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Gosh, how can I tell NH GOP Committeeman Steve Duprey from NH Democrat Chair Ray Buckley??

by Skip December 5, 2016

OK, a bit over the top on that title, but just by a little. After all, they both support Planned Parenthhood, right?  And giving donations to the PP Action Fund, he helped Buckles defeat Kelly Ayotte (all of his verbal protestations aside we all only have to look at his actions). And there’s one other […]

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Vote Shaming The Morons at the NHGOP

by Steve MacDonald November 6, 2016

I felt like adding my two-cents to some vote shaming stories making their way around social media. Vote-shaming is when some entity points out that you have not voted in past elections. In my example, one of our voting age children received a glossy mailer from the NHGOP pointing out that they had not voted […]

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M.I.A. Maggie

by Steve MacDonald October 15, 2016

  Forwarded to me by NH State Senator Kevin Avard. CONCORD – In today’s Union Leader, State Senator Regina Birdsell penned an op-ed criticizing Governor Maggie Hassan for her lack of focus on key projects that will help New Hampshire. Read the entire op-ed here or check out the excerpts below: “Gov. Maggie Hassan has […]

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You Said ‘Unity’ but I think You Meant “Fealty”

by Steve MacDonald September 17, 2016
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Yesterday the Rubens campaign issued a short press release explaining why he was absent from the Republican Unity Breakfast the day after the New Hampshire Primary. Jim Rubens and his wife Susan had every intention of attending and were looking forward to Wednesday’s Unity Breakfast and publicly supporting Senator Ayotte and the entire Republican ticket. Unfortunately, the […]

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“J-Ho’s Rules for Disorder”

by Steve MacDonald June 16, 2016
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Several sources have revealed to me that last Saturday’s NHGOP state-wide gathering of committee members was a parliamentary cluster-***k (Details to follow). Could this be the NHGOP’s new meeting template? A 21st-century answer to Robert’s Rules of Order?  If so, it should have a name. I think I will call it, “J-Ho’s Rules for Disorder.”  

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May 21st, 2016 Podcast

by Steve MacDonald May 21, 2016
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We welcome Dr. Michael Brown to the program to talk about LGBT politics, the Transgender bathroom edict, and the course of cultural politics in the waning days of the Obama years. Before that, guest host Aaron Day, and backup guest host/guest Dan Hynes, talk upcoming November races, Aaron’s third-party US Senate bid, and Dan’s run […]

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