NHGOP

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 […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →

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

by Steve MacDonald September 17, 2016
Thumbnail image for You Said ‘Unity’ but I think You Meant “Fealty”

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 […]

Read the full article →

“J-Ho’s Rules for Disorder”

by Steve MacDonald June 16, 2016
Thumbnail image for “J-Ho’s Rules for Disorder”

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.”  

Read the full article →

May 21st, 2016 Podcast

by Steve MacDonald May 21, 2016
Thumbnail image for May 21st, 2016 Podcast

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 […]

Read the full article →

Juliana Bergeron At The SRW Spring Luncheon

by Mike May 7, 2016

NH Delegates, Committee Members, & Trump, Oh My! At the Seacoast Republican Women’s Spring Luncheon, May 6th, Juliana Bergeron came prepared to discuss how a contested GOP convention would work. Since Trump’s path has now been cleared, she told us how NH’s delegates were selected, how the candidates were represented, and the makeup of our […]

Read the full article →

Seacoast Republican Women – Spring Luncheon

by Mike May 6, 2016

Many dignitaries here, including Gubernatorial candidates Chris Sununu and Ted Gatsas, and NHGOP figures Juliana Bergeraon and Ross Berry. Live on Ustream here: Live streaming video by Ustream

Read the full article →

Pam Tucker Suspends Congressional Campaign and I Smell Machine Oil.

by Steve MacDonald May 2, 2016
Thumbnail image for Pam Tucker Suspends Congressional Campaign and I Smell Machine Oil.

Pam Tucker has ended her 2016 run for Congress and her challenge of Congressman Guinta for the District 1 seat in New Hampshire. State Rep. Pam Tucker announced an end to her campaign for the 1st Congressional District seat in New Hampshire on Monday, citing family obligations. “Today, I’m announcing the suspension of my congressional […]

Read the full article →

Since You Brought It up, It Was the GOP That Moved The Goalposts

by Steve MacDonald January 6, 2016
Thumbnail image for Since You Brought It up, It Was the GOP That Moved The Goalposts

Does the Union Leader consider Sen. Kelly Ayotte to be an ‘actual Republican’? I’d really like to know because the other day they published an editorial titled 11 Conservatives and Trump. In it they posit the notion that all the Republican presidential primary candidates are conservatives (except Trump I suppose) and that those who claim otherwise […]

Read the full article →

Did The Union Leader Intend to Sell a Big Lie About NH Medicaid Expansion?

by Steve MacDonald December 11, 2015
Thumbnail image for Did The Union Leader Intend to Sell a Big Lie About NH Medicaid Expansion?

In one of Grant Bosse’s UL editorials this morning he takes Sen. Jeff Woodburn to task for exaggerating the value of Medicaid expansion. He’s right to do so but did he intend to sell another lie about the expansion in the process? (Emphasis mine.) Expansion supporters like Woodburn will have a chance to make their case in […]

Read the full article →

Fergus Cullen Ballot Challenge Knocked Out in Two Minutes

by Steve MacDonald December 4, 2015
Thumbnail image for Fergus Cullen Ballot Challenge Knocked Out in Two Minutes

Fungus’ Cullen, probably at the behest of the NHGOPe inner circle, challenged Donald Trump’s eligibility to be on the NH Primary ballot. The Ballot commission tossed the challenge out, according to WMUR, in about two minutes. (emphasis mine) CONCORD, N.H. —The state Ballot Law Commission on Tuesday quickly threw out a former New Hampshire Republican […]

Read the full article →

New Hampshire GOP chairwoman Jennifer Horn is fighting off calls for her resignation…

by Steve MacDonald November 28, 2015
Thumbnail image for New Hampshire GOP chairwoman Jennifer Horn is fighting off calls for her resignation…

  Breitbart | Matthew Boyle New Hampshire GOP chairwoman Jennifer Horn is fighting off calls for her resignation after she violated the bylaws of her own state party by attacking GOP candidate Donald Trump. WMUR, a local New Hampshire news outlet, first reported the calls for her resignation by GOP state Rep. Steve Stepanek of Amherst, New […]

Read the full article →

Online Petition Calls for NHGOP Chair Jennifer Horn to Resign

by Steve MacDonald November 26, 2015
Thumbnail image for Online Petition Calls for NHGOP Chair Jennifer Horn to Resign

Jennifer Horn’s comments regarding the 2016 Presidential Candidacy of Donald Trump jeopardize the primary process, and the first in the nation primary. As chairman of the Republican Party, she should be criticizing Democrats, not fellow Republicans. Furthermore Jennifer Horn’s statements are in direct violation to the State Party’s Bylaws Article II section 1 Paragraph two, […]

Read the full article →

The Cost When Principle and Policy No Longer Matter

by Steve MacDonald November 24, 2015
Thumbnail image for The Cost When Principle and Policy No Longer Matter

We continue with RLCNH chair Aaron Day on his threatened third party challenge to NH Sen. Kelly Ayotte, the failure of Medicaid/ObamaCare, and the cost to New Hampshire if the Republican State legislature reauthorizes expansion. You can listen to the entire podcast here! GrokTALK! is a Mobile-Ready Broadcast

Read the full article →

GrokTALK! – Will Kelly Ayotte Pay a Political Price For Meddling?

by Steve MacDonald November 23, 2015
Thumbnail image for GrokTALK! – Will Kelly Ayotte Pay a Political Price For Meddling?

NH Senator Kelly Ayotte meddled in the race for NH Speaker of the House. As a result, moderate Republican leadership took command with plans to extend Medicaid Expansion. RLCNH Chair Aaron Day has a plan to make her pay a  political price. You can listen to the entire podcast here! GrokTALK! is a Mobile-Ready Broadcast

Read the full article →

Paging GOP Committeeman Steve Duprey

by Steve MacDonald November 20, 2015
Thumbnail image for Paging GOP Committeeman Steve Duprey

GOP National Committeeman Steve Duprey should be happy to know that his support for Planned Parenthood will not be wasted. CNN | Planned Parenthood plans $20 million election fight Washington (CNN) Planned Parenthood is planning to spend at least $20 million fighting Republicans at the ballot box next year as the group punches back against GOP […]

Read the full article →

Why Did the NHGOP Scrub this Press Release

by Steve MacDonald November 16, 2015
Thumbnail image for Why Did the NHGOP Scrub this Press Release

  Mike Flynn at Breitbart has a nice long piece on Kelly Ayotte’s declining fortunes in New Hampshire politics. No, not the ‘the base wont vote for that Georgetown Kool Aid drinking establishment RINO‘ misfortune we’ve been on about. He’s referring to RLCNH Chair Aaron Day’s threat to run as a third party candidate in […]

Read the full article →

Ayotte Gets More Support From the Left

by Steve MacDonald November 13, 2015
Thumbnail image for Ayotte Gets More Support From the Left

  I found a fine glossy piece of mail in my mailbox today, addressed to my wife. It promotes Senator Ayotte’s environmental street cred as a way to build a mailing list. The purveyors want you to “say thank you” to the Senator for her defense of statist environmental policy the environment. By defense, they mean her […]

Read the full article →

Actually, it’s the NH GOP on the right….

by Susan Olsen November 8, 2015

“2016 on the left. GOP on the right.” H/T Ace

Read the full article →

Democrats Keep Losing Under Obama…

by Steve MacDonald November 5, 2015
Thumbnail image for Democrats Keep Losing Under Obama…

While NH Democrats mull their circumstances (as luck would have it their state GOP leadership counterparts are morons) the rest of the nation continues to reap Republican successes as a result of 7 years under Obama. Under President Obama, Democrats have lost 900+ state legislature seats, 12 governors, 69 House seats, 13 Senate seats. That's […]

Read the full article →

Republican State Party Tries to Co-opt Young Republicans

by Steve MacDonald October 25, 2015
Thumbnail image for Republican State Party Tries to Co-opt Young Republicans

Former gubernatorial candidate Andrew Hemingway joins us to discuss a recent NH-GOP Exec. board meeting at which the state party chair and others moved to co-opt the New Hampshire Young Republicans (NHYR). Andrew recounts the events from the meeting, and the degree to which the state party has or is trying to control a group over […]

Read the full article →

Scarlett Overkill: GOP vs The TEA Party

by Mike July 28, 2015

I’ve observed many times that the party establishment in NH has been willing to go to any length to clear the decks for Kelly Ayotte’s re-election next year – NO controversial figures will be suffered at any level in the party! Willing to skate around the Party platform to promote “agreeable” candidates, willing to throw […]

Read the full article →

NHGOP E-Board Condemns Planned Parenthood In Resolution

by GrokWatch News Desk July 21, 2015

Here’s a PDF of the resolution proposed before the Executive Board of the New Hampshire State Republican Committee. It passed unanimously. (Just posting the document for now. We’ll provide our thoughts about the content soon.)

Read the full article →

Is Belknap County GOP Chair Alan Glassman Out of Line?

by Steve MacDonald July 9, 2015
Thumbnail image for Is Belknap County GOP Chair Alan Glassman Out of Line?

From a Matt Mowers Chris Christie Campaign email… We want to thank former Senate President Tom Eaton for hosting the governor at his home in Keene, Fred and Denise Schneider and former Rep. Paul Simard for hosting the governor in Bristol, as well as Dan and Renee Plummer for hosting a roundtable in Portsmouth. We […]

Read the full article →

Another Fungus Outbreak?

by Mike July 8, 2015

Had to love Cory Lewandowski’s smackdown of failed GOP chairman and tired political RINO hack, Fungus Cullen – time to resurrect our “portrait”…

Read the full article →

GrokTALK! “J-Ho Must Go”

by Steve MacDonald June 12, 2015
Thumbnail image for GrokTALK! “J-Ho Must Go”

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 […]

Read the full article →

So Much For Republican Unity

by Steve MacDonald June 11, 2015
Thumbnail image for So Much For Republican Unity

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 […]

Read the full article →

GrokTALK! – Who’s The ‘Conservative’?

by Steve MacDonald June 7, 2015
Thumbnail image for GrokTALK! – Who’s The ‘Conservative’?

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 […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →