GrokTALK! – Where is Your Legislative Strategy?

by Steve MacDonald June 16, 2015
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House Rep Frank Edelblut synthesizes the path to legislative success (and failure?) in under ten minutes; your caucus (your party) needs a vision, and then a legislative strategy to achieve it, but reality is often something very different. (And yes, I forgot the stingers before and after…) Learn more about the 603 Alliance at […]

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The Rules Change on Roll Call Votes is A Smoking Gun

by Steve MacDonald December 31, 2014
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One of the important debates in the shadow of Democrat elected Speaker Shawn Jasper’s (R-Hudson) ascension to the gavel is what degree of tolerance should conservatives have for Republicans disinclined to let the party platform temper their legislative passions.  Everyone had valid observations (in the email thread) up to a point but after reading a […]

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Math is hard….?

by Susan Olsen September 19, 2014

“As Chairman of the NHGOP I will enforce all applicable bylaws…” Jennifer Horn, September 16, 2014 So how does “at least 10 days before the meeting [September 20]” equal a September 12 postmark? “3. Meetings: Meetings of the State Committee may be called on the initiative of the State Chairman or shall be called by […]

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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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GrokTALK! March 8th, 2014 – The War on The GOP Platform, The Booger Bill, and more…

by Steve MacDonald March 11, 2014
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NH State Rep. Pam Tucker continues in Segment Two as we wonder, “does Jennifer Horn listen to GrokTALK!”  We’ve got the war on the GOP platform, Shaheen care to Bradley Care, The party of choice–they choose you lose.  Liberty v. Libertine.  The (now) infamous ‘Booger Bill.’  Education, Jobs, Beer and Wine, Rogue Republicans…and, by the […]

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Stop the Party I Want to Get Off

by Tom February 3, 2014

We affiliate with or join political parties to support ideas that we believe in. We say, “I’m a Republican”, “I’m a Democrat”, or, increasingly, “I’m an Independent”, based on our core principles. Each political party has a platform. New Hampshire Democrats have theirs and New Hampshire Republicans have theirs. These platforms are unsigned contracts between […]

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The first real test for new NH GOP Chair, Jennifer Horn: Party over Principle, or Principle over Party. Choose well.

by Skip February 26, 2013

Dear NH GOP Chair Jennifer Horn, While it is true that we supported your opponent in the race to replace Wayne McDonald, we have watched you doing the right things as the new Chair.  We have needed someone to be on the attack instead of silent.  We have needed someone willing to get out of […]

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