Principle

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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GOP Should Stop Looking To ‘New Coke’ for Answers

by Steve MacDonald October 14, 2013
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie argued that you must first ‘Get Republicans’ Elected if you want policy decisions made from a Republican perspective. To my ear that admonition is little different from the phrase ‘We need more” teachers (cops, firefighters, social workers).  The result of more of any of those things is not necessarily better […]

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Eastwooding The New Hampshire State Senate On Roll Call Votes

by Steve MacDonald June 4, 2013

If party designations connote principles, and party pledges imply performance, and we extend that assumption to the relationship between electoral action and legislative response, then it should not be beyond the pale to expect the elected to provide proof of individual effort toward securing the principles and pledges upon which their election to office was […]

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Indeed

by Susan Olsen April 12, 2013

H/T JR Hoell

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Re: Take it back or burn it down

by Susan Olsen April 12, 2013

“Fire upon it, my dear Marquis, and never spare a particle of my property so long as it affords a comfort or a shelter to the enemies of my country. – Virginia Governor Thomas Nelson, when asked by Marquis de Lafayette, who was commanding the artillery barrage of Yorktown in the American War of Independence, […]

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NH GOP hierarchy – damage control: Oh no, that wasn’t REALLY a vote (er, was it?)

by Skip April 11, 2013

Last night I put up this post – a Presser by the Coos County Republican Committee sent out by Eric Catman, the Coos County Chair: Expressing no confidence in New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn Be it resolved that we the members of the Coos County Republican Committee do hereby issue this resolution […]

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This is THE Question confronting the Establishment Republicans: What DO you stand for (besides mere winning)?

by Skip March 7, 2013

This exemplifies the divide in the Republican Party today; it is especially true given the events in the NH House with Republicans voting for a $1 Billion gas tax (emphasis mine, reformatted): Club for Growth President Chris Chocola charged that Republican establishment figure Karl Rove cares more about the Republican brand than Republican “core beliefs.”   […]

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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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