Rebuilding the GOP

A perfect reason why the Conservative base keeps wondering “third party”?

by Skip July 10, 2013

Much has been written lately about how “the base”, the conservative / libertarian / constitutional / TEA Party wing of the party – the grassroots, are starting to really turn the Evil Eye upon the other part of the Party.  That would be those that write the talk, talk the talk, and then act and […]

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Yes, we in the Liberty and Freedom movement must vote for Romney….

by Tim Condon September 1, 2012

  However, what follows—and which prominently features New Hampshire’s John Sununu—is NOT the reason we must vote for Romney. Yet the fact is…we should. We must fight statism everywhere, because it is  everywhere…including inside the highest reaches of the Republican Party. As Ann Coulter has said, “there are plenty of bad Republicans, but there are no good Democrats.” […]

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Guest Post: an email to NH GOP Chair MacDonald

by Skip December 23, 2011

Chairman MacDonald, Until the day arrives that the NH Republican Party disallows non-republicans to vote in our primaries, I shall contribute nothing to the party.  You really want me to help our party enable non republicans to vote in our primaries?  No money from me. Also, your support of RINOs throughout our once-proud State has […]

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Where David Frum threatens to leave the Republican Party

by Skip November 28, 2011

My response to his threat of "Romney, Huntsman, or bust"? Thank you, and that whole swinging door and butt schtick Frum is a talking head ensconced well within the GOP Beltway mentality.  Just the fact that his number one guy (seemingly) for the Republican Prez candidate is the same pick (also seemingly) that the mainstream […]

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Bachmann’s Contrdiction

by Steve MacDonald November 27, 2011

Speaker Gingrich is taking heat for statements about immigration reform, mostly from people campaigning against him. (But then, that’s what makes a big primary so much fun.) Congressman Michele Bachmann, on PBS NewsHour of all places, took it to the hole with this remark…

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RSC: Jobs Through Growth Plan (vs Spending)

by Mike November 8, 2011

The Republican Study Committee is a fiscally conservative group on Capitol Hill, trying to change the direction of the party and country, and is an incubator for reforms such as Paul Ryan’s budget plan. Several members of this group were at the AFP conference this past weekend, including Paul Teller on the panel discussion about […]

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GrokTALK! Special Interview – speaking of new news – Exclusive interview with Carolyn McKinney, acting Chair of the Republican Liberty Caucus of NH

by Skip October 24, 2011

As Andrew Hemingway has taken a leave of absence from the RLCNH to work for Newt Gingrich’s 2012 Presidential campaign, Carolyn McKinney has stepped up to the Chair position.  GraniteGrok had the opportunity to be the first to interview her this afternoon. Part 1: Part 2:

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Old Establishment Scared…The Liberty Wing Needs To Double Down –

by Steve MacDonald September 6, 2011

I just happen to know who thinks they are in charge. I know who pulled the levers that lead to the establishment coup. I’m just working out the details, putting the time line together. Chasing the money. It may take days or even weeks, but I’ll get it all worked out. and I will share it with you. I’m patient like that.

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I’d Like To Thank New Hampshire’s Establishment Republicans

by Steve MacDonald August 24, 2011

Speaking for myself, I’d like to say thank You. No, really. You have shown yourselves to be nothing more than the childish, backstabbing, power hungry hypocrites we all knew you were. You don’t care about the New Hampshire Republican party, you just care about who is running it and your place in the pecking order.

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Guest post by Phyllis Woods, RNC Committeewoman from NH

by Skip August 11, 2011

In response to criticism that the RNC did not contribute resources to our special election here in New Hampshire but did support the recall election in Wisconsin, I’ve offered the following remarks for your consideration: The race in Wisconsin was the poster child for the unions to try to send a message.  This was a […]

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson August 5, 2011

“Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.” ~Barry Goldwater The RINO of the week is six-term Hollis House Representative Carolyn M. Gargasz.  This RINO is not quite the rank-and-file RINO that perhaps Ken Gould or David Kidder might be. Representative […]

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson July 29, 2011

“Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.” ~Barry Goldwater This week’s installment of RINO of the week bring us an example of a real Dinosaur. This RINO has been around for way too long, ruining the Republican platform since 1988. […]

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson July 22, 2011

This Week’s RINO of the Week is Representative Priscilla P. Lockwood, Merrimack 06

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson July 15, 2011

“Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.” ~Barry Goldwater The RINO of the week is three term House Representative David H. Kidder.  Representative Kidder’s voting record reveals a rank statist who consistently supports governmental intrusion into the lives of Granite […]

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How Did Your NH House Republican Rank In 2011?

by Steve MacDonald July 11, 2011

I’ve culled my reps from the list (Hills 19) below. I’ve also generated a list of the Republican bottom feeders for 2011. These are what we would call RINOs, moderate democrats who could never survive the bullying from the left, or might never get elected if they admitted that they have little or no interest in supporting the Republican party platform.

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson July 8, 2011

“Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.” ~Barry Goldwater The RINO of the week is six term House Representative Alida Millham.  This week features a Republican whose voting record shows consistent patronage to social statism, advocacy of nanny-state meddling in […]

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson July 1, 2011

The RINO of the week is Nottingham House Representative Frank Case. This week features a Republican whose voting record shows frequent opposition to conservative values and resistance to liberty.

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Mike June 24, 2011

“Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.” ~Barry Goldwater The RINO of the week is eight-term Derry House Representative Kenneth H. Gould.  This week features a genuine RINO because Representative Gould’s voting record shows a consistent with support of issues […]

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Honey Puterbaugh for State Rep

by Tim Condon June 24, 2011

Honey is a solid small government candidate who will do her best to keep the state off your back and out of your face. She will support realistic revenue projections, budgets that address real world needs instead of ideological wants. And as a homeschooler, she supports real choice in education.

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Hillsborough Republican Committee – Intro, Ovide, Frank, & Charlie

by Skip June 14, 2011

This past Sunday was the annual Flag Day picnic for the Hillsborough Republican Committee.  Although billed as a picnic and held in a rustic place, we were inside as the weather was drifting between misting and light rain.  John Burt was the MC and tried hard to keep things running smooth (difficult with late arrivees, […]

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Palin v. Elites

by Steve MacDonald June 11, 2011

There are plenty of Republicans and Independents out there who have either gotten lazy and simply adopted the lefts narrative on Palin or who are actual snobby-right-wing elites protecting the moderate Republican power base. I’ve not much of a stomach for either. So if you feel like tossing out some of that left wing elitist narrative just be prepared to back it up.

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Peter Kucmas for NH House of Representatives

by Steve MacDonald May 9, 2011

Serving Lyndeborough, Mont Vernon, New Boston, Temple, and Wilton    Dear Voters, Why vote on May 17th 2011? Because your vote truly matters… My name is Peter Kucmas (Kuchmasch). On May 17th, 2011, I humbly ask you to please cast your vote for me in the special election for State Representative in District 4 for […]

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Republican Change In New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald April 8, 2011

“The New Hampshire House of Representatives received a mandate from the voters of this state to cut state spending; reduce taxes and fees; return fiscal sanity to the state; promote economic development and create jobs; mend a state retirement system that was nearing insolvency; provide our children with an education based on excellence; protect the personal rights and freedoms of its citizens; and maintain transparency in state government. Listed here is a compilation of legislation passed by the 2001 New Hampshire House of Representatives in response to that message that they received in November from the voters.

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Promises made , Promises Kept

by Steve MacDonald April 5, 2011

NH House Republican Press conference on the Budget and their legislative accomplishments this year.

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NH House Republican Legislative Progress Report

by Steve MacDonald March 2, 2011

The House Republicans, today, issued the following legislative progress report.

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RINO Remover!!!

by Steve MacDonald February 11, 2011

RINO Remover!!  Adult content alert.  The very end of this video has the word S**t in it.  You have been warned.   H/T NHTEA Party  

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The New Hampshire House RINO Caucus

by Steve MacDonald February 10, 2011

How a representative votes can tell you a lot about their priorities. These folks, who happen to run around with an (R) next to their name, think that state-crushing federal mandates like Obamacare should not be resisted by every means possible.

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Would You Rather Just Play Politics?

by Steve MacDonald January 29, 2011

Yesterday NHBR.com (New Hampshire Business Review) included GraniteGrok in its content. One of it’s staff writers or editors (there is no by-line) commented on how the GOP establishment was not the only one taking shots from their right. The Union leader, NH Journal, and Red Hampshire–which the author refers to as “those in the GOP media world”–are now in the sights of GraniteGrok and their sometimes paranoid always angry Groksters.

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Money Bomb Monday! In Honor Of Our New GOP Chairman

by Steve MacDonald January 24, 2011

Someone has set up a facebook page with a link to the NH GOP donation page. They are asking everyone to help Jack Kimball, our new chairman, start out right.

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Jack Kimball Wins

by Steve MacDonald January 22, 2011

Most everyone will know by now that the GOP convention was a rousing affair, very goodhearted and unifying overall, and that Jack Kimball is the New Party Chairman.

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