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GrokTALK! Republicans Anonymous

by Steve MacDonald December 13, 2014

This week the Bloggers from GraniteGrok.com are the guests as we explore the Conservatarian verses Establishment Republican throw-down nationally and in New Hampshire. And we announce our commitment to be the tip of the spear for those Republicans who’ve had enough of the GOP’s capitulation to media narratives and their support for the progressive agenda […]

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Budget Battle: Politically Connected Win, Everyone Else Loses

by Scott Morales December 12, 2014

Yesterday, I was reminded of a piece of music I have not listened to in a while.  So this morning I figured I’d put it on while catching up with things.  I sat down at my desk, logged on and searched to find out about the results last nights bill.  Who knew how apropos the […]

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Felony or misdemeanor?

by Susan Olsen October 20, 2014

H/T Powerline

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“Mairsy Dotes and Dosey Dotes and Little Lambsy Divey”

by Steve MacDonald September 10, 2014
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There is bound to be some debate about what happens next.  Half of us, or close to half, will not be happy with the outcome of yesterday’s primary.  Some will be “not as happy as they could be.”  Others will be angry, put out, belligerent, even hostile.  Yes, there will be cries for unity.  Some […]

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Early Results on NH Primary Night 2014

by Steve MacDonald September 9, 2014
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From WMUR Governor    249 of 301 Precincts Reporting    WMUR just called the race for Havenstein Havenstein   56% Hemingway     37% US Senate Race   249 of 301 Precincts Reporting   WMUR has just called the race for Brown Brown      50% Rubens       23% Smith         22% NH CD-1   91 of 113 Precincts Reporting UR has just called the race for Guinta Guinta    49% Innis         41% Kelly           8% […]

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NH Primary GrokPoll Update

by Steve MacDonald September 9, 2014
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I’ll be off line for a few hours (Hope to be back by 8:30, 9pm ish, but before I go, here is an update on our Primary GrokPOLL results so far. Governor Hemingway 71% Havenstein 28% NH CD-1 Guinta 52% Innis 30% Kelly 18% NH CD-2 Garcia 64% Lambert 18% Lawrence 18% State Senate Dist […]

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot! Annie Kuster Edition

by Steve MacDonald August 30, 2014
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Moe Lane PS: For the record: the problem here is not Ms. Partello.  It’s that Rep. Kuster is so hard up for cross-party appeal that she’s apparently willing to cut all the corners in the world to get the sound bites that she feels she needs. Woman in @RepAnnieKuster ad claims to be Republican, but […]

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Jane Cormier – The Conservative Candidate in Senate District 16

by Steve MacDonald August 27, 2014
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Jane Cormier – The Conservative Candidate in Senate District 16

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Sununu Flack Does Kathy Sullivan Impression.

by Steve MacDonald August 23, 2014
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The Union leader is reporting a complaint filed against the Hemingway campaign.  Some names were omitted on their campaign finance report and a local attorney has asked the AG to investigate. The complaint has been filed by Sheridan T. Brown, a local “government and public affairs” attorney whose full time occupation prior to 2010 (for […]

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All Goffstown ‘Republican’ Candidates Should Just Take A Pledge or Two…or Three….

by Steve MacDonald August 15, 2014
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I’ve been having an invigorating debate on Facebook with Pam Manney about some candidates running as Republicans in Goffstown.  I like Pam, but I think we’re just going to have to disagree on a few things.  She seems to think I am making claims without evidence, particularly with regard to candidate Barbara Griffin.  I guess […]

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GrokTALK! Dan Hynes – NH State Senate Candidate

by Steve MacDonald July 23, 2014
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Next Up on GrokTALK! – Dan Hynes is running in a Republican Primary for the NH State Senate.  Dan is in a four way race with Gary Daniels, Maureen Mooney, and Dan Dwyer.  Dan stops in to share some thoughts about the race, policy, the proper role of government, and Republican principles.  (And an apology.) […]

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Andrew Hemingway – Unwilling To Play By ‘Their’ Rules

by Steve MacDonald July 1, 2014
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Real Clear Politics has an interview with New Hampshire Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew Hemingway. With his ardent small-government views and outsider bona fides, Hemingway brings a distinctive perspective to the governor’s race here. And as a candidate born during the Reagan administration, he is offering a glimpse at how a new generation of political contenders may […]

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Darius Foster

by Steve MacDonald June 28, 2014
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Meet Darius Foster, Conservative Republican.   Hot Air

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Dems for Dave Boutin?

by Susan Olsen June 23, 2014

So hypothesizes Rep. Steve Vaillancourt in one of his funner pieces.  Truth be told, Mr, Boutin kinda votes like one…  

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GrokTALK! June 7th, 2014 – Steve Kenda, Gary Daniels, and Sen. Bob Smith

by Steve MacDonald June 7, 2014
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This week the answer is, People running for a Senate seat, and the question is–who are Steve Kenda, Gary Daniels, and Bob Smith. We have two candidates for the NH State Senate–Steve Kenda (Senate District 24), and Gary Daniels (Senate District 11) , and one candidate for the US Senate from NH–Senator Bob Smith.  (Plus […]

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GrokTALK! Live Stream for June 7th, 2014

by Steve MacDonald June 7, 2014
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Tune in this week for two candidates for the NH State Senate–Steve Kenda (Senate District 24), and Gary Daniels (Senate District 11) , and candidate for the US Senate from NH–Senator Bob Smith, live streaming Saturday June 7th from 9 – 11am. Live broadcast by Ustream

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Dan Hynes Running for Dist 11 NH State Senate Seat

by Steve MacDonald June 3, 2014
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Just the Press release for now…. For Immediate Release Date: 6/2/2014 Contact: Nick Zaricki, NickZaricki@gmail.com Merrimack based lawyer Dan Hynes declared his intention to seek the GOP nomination for the District 11 State Senate seat today. Hynes, 33, a liberty activist and small business owner, cited the increase in spending and pressure on small businesses […]

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NH State Sentor Jim Rausch – ‘My Work Here is Done’

by Steve MacDonald May 12, 2014
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Another NH State Senator has gazed across the wreckage of the 2014 legislative session and called it a day.  Sometime Republican State Senator Jim Rausch has announced that ‘his work here is done.’   The NH State Senate proposed or supported Cell phone Bans, ObamaCare expansions, Gas Tax, assaults on free speech and guns rights (to […]

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Dr. Monica Wehby for US Senate – And A Political Ad that Might Make You Cry

by Steve MacDonald April 25, 2014
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Monica Wehby is a Republican running for the US Senate in Oregon and this ad will be hard for the Democrat to top.  Dr. Wehby is a woman, professional, top of her field, tear-jerker of a life-saving story…   H/T NRO

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Poison Poll Results – Which NH Candidate for US Senate Keeps the Base Away…

by Steve MacDonald April 7, 2014
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We asked… What NH Candidate for US Senate, if any, would chase the base away in the General election ? 899 People Voted (or was it 7.1 Million?), and the candidate they think will most likely keep the base home in the General Election is… Scott Brown – 60% Jim Rubens – 15% Bob Smith […]

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Brown Note

by Steve MacDonald April 4, 2014
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I like some variety in the posts but sometimes you have to follow the wave, so here’s my latest contribution. I took a look at GovTrack.org to see where some folks fell on their US Senate ideological graph–based on voting records.  Visuals can be very helpful in times like these. Senator Brown is left of […]

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Amherst Republican Town Committee Opposes Medicaid Expansion

by Steve MacDonald March 1, 2014
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The list of local NH-GOP committee’s against Medicaid expansion is growing.  I don’t have a complete list, but here is the most recent one to cross my desk. At the monthly meeting of the Amherst Republican Town Committee, held earlier today, the following resolution was passed unanimously. The New Hampshire Republican Party, State Senate, and […]

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Merrimack Republican Town Committee Opposes Medicaid Expansion In NH

by Steve MacDonald February 25, 2014
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Following in the footsteps of the Manchester City and the Rockingham County Republican Committees, the Merrimack Republican Town Committee (MRTC) passed a unanimous resolution last night in favor the State Party platform and in opposition to Republican efforts to Expand ObamaCare and Medicaid in the State of New Hampshire.  The message to the NH (Republican […]

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GrokTALK! February 8th – Cell Phones, Political Speech, Medicaid, and Democrats in Training…

by Steve MacDonald February 10, 2014
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Skip, (Mike- by phone), and Steve start with the proposed ban on cell phone use (HB 1117) in New Hampshire (restricted to hands free), why it makes no sense, and the political culture that leads to laws like this. Listen to Segment 1A Download segment 1A   In the second half of segment one, we […]

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“You’re picking my pocket and then you’re asking me for a handout”

by Skip December 26, 2013

“Why are the Republicans willing to “own” the perceptions that they hate the military?” This has reminded me of a post that I have, thus far, failed to post.  I will be rectifying that Real Soon Now (a “Pournellism”).  In the mean time, read this from a US Military veteran when asked for money in […]

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Marilinda Garcia is Officially Running for Congress in NH-CD2

by Steve MacDonald November 25, 2013
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Long time NH Republican House Rep Marilinda Garcia has joined the race for congress in NH CD-2, at leas that’s what her web page says… marilindagarcia.com CD-2 is not my district.  I’m (currently) stuck with Democrat Carol Shea-SEIU Porter.  But over in CD-2 you’ve got ‘Pay What taxes?-Give me that camera you F-Bomb McKluster, aka […]

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I voted for Medicaid Expansion In New Hampshire And All I got Was…

by Steve MacDonald November 18, 2013
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Just Looking to keep things simple. (Variations on this theme are inevitable)

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Conservative Dictionary – TEA Partier

by Steve MacDonald November 9, 2013

I’ve made more than a few entries into the Demokrat Dictionary, mostly on Twitter and Facebook, but I thought it time to work the other side of that aisle. The Conservative Dictionary is meant for the Ruling Class aristocracy in the Republican Party, though it will quite often apply to any progressive regardless of what […]

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Republican Vote Stealer?

by Steve MacDonald July 29, 2013

I’ve said all along that I’m not partial or biased when it comes to helicopter voters in New Hampshire.  So here you go. Registered Republican Debbie Romano, voted from 120 Pine Hill Rd, in Nashua in 2008, but also has a more permanent residence on Summer Street in Rowley MA.  No Debbie Romano pops in […]

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Elbert Guillory: “Why I Am A Republican

by Steve MacDonald June 18, 2013

A former Democrat State Senator from Louisiana, recently switched parties.  In this video he explains to his black constituents why it was the right thing to do, who the Democrat party really is and what they are really after.

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