Nashua Democrat with HRA Score of 2.3% Declares She is a Republican

by Steve MacDonald April 22, 2017

Hillsborough District 30 New Hampshire Democrat Mariellen MacKay has changed her party affiliation. From now on she’d like to be called a Republican. But there’s a problem. The New Hampshire House Republican Alliance (NHHRA) which tracks legislators votes based on their adherence to the Republican Party platform reports that of the 43 votes they have followed in […]

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“Nothing is or can be further from the truth…”

by Steve MacDonald April 6, 2016
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Orestes Brownson Nothing is or can be further from the truth than the assumption of the natural equality of all men.  The first family, the first school we visit, the first crowd in which we mingle, belies it. One leads, is ring-leader, the rest follow. No training or equality of education can make it otherwise. […]

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If The Democrat Party Is So Young And Hip….

by Steve MacDonald August 12, 2015
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Rush Limbaugh  You take a look now at the Democrat presidential primary and who are the two front-runners here?  An aging, frumpy, Nurse Ratched kind of non-charismatic, stern-looking woman. And over here a guy that looks like he’s 85 years old bounding about, being thrown off the stage by #BlackLivesMatter protesters. We’re told the Democrat […]

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To purge or not to purge…

by Susan Olsen December 16, 2014

I reserve the right to oppose or withhold support from any nominee and I have. I reserve the right to publicly oppose any nominee and I have. I reserve the right to form my own opinions and I have. I refuse to sacrifice principle for party and I will not. Using the text of the […]

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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 do this, you’ll rue the day that. It’s all very annoying. But more than a few Republicans […]

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Blogline of the Day – Sending a Clear Message to Democrats…

by Steve MacDonald June 21, 2014
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With regard to the demand by party leadership for GOP unity regardless of principle…. It…sends a clear message to the Democrats.  If you have a candidate with money, and you can run them as a Republican, regardless of parity to party principles, the NHGOP leadership will take the money, support the candidate, and demand that […]

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The Party Exists Because of the Principles, Not the Other Way Around

by Steve MacDonald October 25, 2013
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Free association in any group is based on the presumption that those who choose to join will promote the groups “charter.’  They will support its mission.  That those charged with leading that mission will develop and deploy strategies to advance those shared goals. The current leadership of the GOP and the NHGOP has a platform […]

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A Letter sent to NH GOP Chair Jennifer Horn, based on her HB617 Press Release

by Skip February 27, 2013

I wondered what Jennifer Horn would do as I wrote this; now we know – the non-silent silent answer.  She did not “Choose Well”.  The Press Release, which went out this morning, is after the jump.  This is my Letter just sent: Dear Jennifer (NH GOP Chair), Right you are concerning the proposed gas – […]

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A Bump On The Road To Unity

by Steve MacDonald January 29, 2013

As a Blogger I am encouraged by the calls for unity from the NH-GOP leadership.  But I do not believe they have a clue about how to get there from here.  And blaming bloggers is clearly not the answer.  In fact, it is exactly the opposite of “the answer.”  I make that quite clear in […]

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Greg Carson For Republican Secretary

by Steve MacDonald January 21, 2011

Greg Carson has a very impressive resume, one which makes him more than qualified to serve as the Republican Party Secretary. He has already served several years as the assistant secretary, the job I endorsed Pam Manney for yesterday.

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Pam Manney For NH GOP Assistant Secretary

by Steve MacDonald January 20, 2011

I would like to give a personal endorsement for Assistant Secretary for the New Hampshire Republican Party to Pamela Manney. Ive known Pam for several years now, and worked along side her as an activist. She has a level of commitment and dedication to the party and the platform that make her an exceptional asset.

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Bend It For The Benjamins

by Steve MacDonald January 19, 2011

As a follow up to this, yesterday or maybe the day before, the NH Journal (NHJ), New Hampshire’s prominent internet news source if the news is whatever Hynes communications is being paid to call news, decided to float a lie called pin the conservative blogger to Jack Kimball. Someone the NH Journal staff knew would stir the pot was fingered as Kimball’s communications director if he won the job as GOP State party chairman, even though no one–including Kimball and the blogger–knew anything about it until after the digital ink was dry.

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How To Know You Have A Winner

by Steve MacDonald January 17, 2011

You can just tell when you have a winner. It becomes more important for your opponents to smear your candidate than to promote theirs. It’s all about scare tactics. The noise machine. The echo chamber. Creating a narrative. And the media and the career party folks all seem like they are on the same side frantically offering doomsday scenarios.

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I Just took a poll at NH Insider…

by Steve MacDonald January 12, 2011
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Unite Behind What?

by Steve MacDonald January 4, 2011

As for “bringing the party together,” it is not a notion in a vacuum nor desirable if the product moves us in the wrong direction. Unity, more often than not, is the product of a force of nature whose clarity about the goal or mission is so clear that people gather round to listen and then feel compelled to act. Julianna Bergeron may be faithful and competent from the perspective of a party insider, but so is a good accountant. That does not make them capable of leading and inspiring a movement.

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What’s In Your Narrative?

by Steve MacDonald December 30, 2010

Plenty of people who think they are quite attuned to the echo chamber are spending a good deal of time doing the progressives and RINO’s dirty work.  These are people on the right, so-called insiders who get how the game is played.  Yet again (and again) I find the chorus repeating the message which the […]

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And Let Me Add This…

by Steve MacDonald December 26, 2010

Let me add this to Skips post just a short scroll below this one. State GOP candidate for Chairman Juliana Bergeron’s false grass roots mantle (and it is false) is not just an opportunistic stab at tapping populist enthusiasm, she could find herself left behind should she win by simply tilting at the TEA parties windmills.

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