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How Illusive is Unity?

by Steve MacDonald April 27, 2016
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Doug Sachtleben from Club for Growth returns to the program to discuss Republican politics, the upcoming convention, and the search for unity after a contentious primary–as well as some thoughts about the division on the Democrat side.  

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Trump Easily Wins New York Primary

by Steve MacDonald April 20, 2016
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And it’s….out of here. Mr. Trump has no problems sweeping up all but three delegate in his home state. The win secures his lead and is the beginning of what could be a long series of wins in similar moderate-leaning states. Oh, and Hillary won, which is a foregone conclusion because even when she loses she […]

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Arizona Goes Trump, Cruz Takes Utah

by Steve MacDonald March 23, 2016
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No surprises here. Arizona Utah

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National Review Endorses Ted Cruz for President

by Steve MacDonald March 11, 2016
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National Review has endorsed Ted Cruz for President. Here is a snippet of their endorsement remarks. You can read the entire endorsement here. Conservatism should not be merely combative; but especially in our political culture, it must be willing to be controversial. Too many Republicans shrink from this implication of our creed. Not Cruz. And […]

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Sooper Tewesday MMXVI

by Steve MacDonald March 2, 2016
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As the Super Tuesday dust settles, Mr. Trump did the best, though not as “best” as some estimated. Rubio won Minnesota, Cruz won Texas, Oklahoma, and Alaska, with Kasich and Carson winning nothing. But things are getting serious. Five days ago Lindsey Graham was joking about murdering Ted Cruz and now he is (almost?) ready […]

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Marco and Nikki, Sitting in a Tree…

by Steve MacDonald February 25, 2016
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Marco skipped out on a Conservative conference to pal around with his newest convert, Nikki Haley, who is positioning herself to be Rubio’s VP. We also talked about the RNC’s  tolerance (blame Steve Duprey) for moderators who hate their candidates, vote fraud, a primary for Kelly Ayotte and does she have a shot at some […]

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Between A Trump and a Hard Place

by Steve MacDonald February 24, 2016
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We talk Trumpmentum, Trump-tactics, third-party, political cults-of-personality, Establishment games, and observing who tolerates what in a sometimes almost progressive-like battle for a Republican nominee. Get the Free Spreaker App for iOS, Android, or Windows Mobile, then  Follow us to get updates on live shows and broadcasts, as well as access to thousands of podcasts and tons of free […]

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You Keep Crossing the Aisle…Why Not Bring Something Useful Back?

by Steve MacDonald February 15, 2016
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Chuck Schumer was at the forefront of Democrat resistance to any more Supreme Court nominees by President Bush in the last year of his second term in office. “New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer, a powerful member of the Democratic leadership, said Friday the Senate should not confirm another U.S. Supreme Court nominee under President […]

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NH Primary – Final Results

by Steve MacDonald February 12, 2016
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Care of Rich Girard… Girard at Large | One hundred thousand six hundred thirty nine.  That’s how many votes Donald J. Trump officially received in Tuesday’s primary.  The vote tally gave Trump thirty five point six percent of the record two hundred eighty two thousand eight hundred four votes cast in the Republican Primary.  Ohio Governor […]

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Now that the NH Primary is Over, What do You Think?

by Steve MacDonald February 10, 2016
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With 89% of the vote in, 266 out of 300 precincts reporting, Donald Trump walks away with New Hampshire. That’s not news. We knew that by mid day. So where are the real stories? Record turnout? Bernie Sanders crushing Hillary Clinton 60% to 38% is a huge punch in the neck for the Shaheen cartel and […]

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Bill Whittle – Trump

by Steve MacDonald February 5, 2016
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Breaking News – Rand Paul Suspends Campaign

by Steve MacDonald February 3, 2016
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Rand Paul’s national Campaign manager, Mike Biundo, just announced on Facebook that Rand Paul has suspended his campaign for the Republican nomination for President. Senator Paul did not fare well in Iowa, and only one poll in NH has him polling above 2%. While he will be missed my suspicion is that with his polling […]

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Carter Will Beat Reagan 58 to 40

by Steve MacDonald February 1, 2016
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GOP doomsayers have not changed much in 36 years. Back in 1980 the “establishment” was convinced that only Gerry Ford could beat Carter, and that Ronald Reagan would lose.  

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So where’s the less expensive, smaller government, deficit busting GOP in DC again?

by Skip January 27, 2016

60 percent of Republican voters feel “betrayed” by the party’s political leadership They campaigned for getting majorities in the US House (where appropriations and tax bills start) and the US Senate.  They campaigned on smaller Government.  They promised to stop Obama’s expansion of Government.  They railed against piling up more deficit spending.  They promised to […]

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Does Trump’s Polling Matter in Iowa?

by Steve MacDonald January 25, 2016
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Trump needs a ground game to win a caucus state like Iowa, no matter who endorses him, but on that point he is severely outmatched. “…for all intents and purposes, caucuses simply require you to sit for a longer period of time and then vote. That means coming out, often in nasty weather, for caucus […]

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Something, Something, New York Values

by Steve MacDonald January 18, 2016
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“Don’t you see the rest of the country looks upon New York like we’re left-wing, communist, Jewish, homosexual pornographers? I think of us that way sometimes and I live here.” — Woody Allen in Annie Hall A New Yorker observes: Cruz is Right About Trump’s New York Values. More at the Washington Examiner where Trump is […]

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Trump is a POS

by Kimberly Morin January 17, 2016

I’m not allowed to say what I truly think about Trump for this Twitter post. This is a family blog after all. I will NEVER vote for this candidate. EVER. Is this the New York that Ted Cruz is talking about & demeaning? pic.twitter.com/rYGX9vazku — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 16, 2016

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Polling, Polling, Polling…

by Steve MacDonald December 22, 2015
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Quinnipac has a new national poll out today in which the Trump lead has dwindled: Trump 28, Cruz 24, Rubio 12, Carson 10, with Christie at 6, Paul and Fiorina  at 2, and Kasich, Huckabee, and Santorum at 1. The national average of all RCP polls shows Trump at 33 and Cruz at 18. Rubio is already declining from […]

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Ending Sen. Ayotte’s Republican Reign of Error

by Steve MacDonald November 11, 2015
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Bill O’Brien joins us to talk about last weeks meeting of grassroots activists; they are looking for a single Republican candidate to primary NH Sen. Kelly Ayotte. We discuss why she can’t win the General and how she got here from there–after running in 2010 under the Tea Party banner. The  entire podcast is available […]

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RCP Republican Primary Presidential Polling Update

by Steve MacDonald October 22, 2015
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I took a quick look at the recent RCP polling this morning. These are polls released today or yesterday. Iowa/Quinnipc has Ben Carson is +8, followed by Trump, Rubio, Cruz, Paul, Firoina/Bush, Jinadal… Iowa Republican Presidential Caucus Quinnipiac Trump 20, Carson 28, Rubio 13, Cruz 10, Fiorina 5, Bush 5, Paul 6, Jindal 3, Kasich 3, […]

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Unite or Die

by Steve MacDonald August 26, 2015
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On Saturday October 17th, 2015, represent your county and your constitutional values by voting at the 603 Alliance GPS Caucus. Be a part of New Hampshire political history and join us to unite behind a Free Market Constitutional Candidate for the New Hampshire Republican Primary, then stay with us to continue the fight at the […]

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Republican Candidates Graded on Common Core

by Steve MacDonald August 25, 2015
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Analysis later. For now, here is the report by American Principles in Action.org and Cornerstone Policy Research Action! H/T Ann Marie Banfield

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Be Part of NH Political History – October 17th, 2015

by Steve MacDonald August 13, 2015
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If  you are tired of the same old primary politics that inevitably anoints some cookie-cutter moderate Republican who shares few if any of your values, this is your opportunity to end the cycle of “doing the same thing every four years and expecting something different.” On October 17th, 2015 New Hampshire will hold the first large-scale grassroots […]

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GrokTALK! – Carly Fiorina – CNHT Taxpayer Picnic

by Steve MacDonald July 17, 2015
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Carly Fiorina spent some time at the annual Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers Picnic. This event is a magnet for grassroots activists and campaign operatives – especially in a primary year. Here are her complete remarks. Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with you on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker,TuneIn, or Stitcher.  

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603 Alliance – How Do We Solve The Problem…

by Steve MacDonald June 19, 2015
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What problem? Watch the video… Check them out at 603 Alliance.org, on Facebook, and Twitter. Discolsure: I am on the steering committee of the 603 Alliance

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Words have meaning, or something.

by Susan Olsen June 13, 2015

     

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Breaking News – Iowa Straw Poll Cancelled

by Steve MacDonald June 12, 2015
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The traditional who can buy the most votes tickets and win Iowa straw poll has been cancelled.  This from Katie Pavlich at Townhall.com After much controversy and a lack of interest from candidates and voters, the 2015 Iowa Straw poll has been cancelled after a vote from the Republican Party of Iowa’s State Central Committee. The poll […]

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GrokTALK! – David Bozell From ForAmerica

by Steve MacDonald April 30, 2015
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David Bozell from ForAmerica joins us, to talk tax policy, Republican Primaries and DC politics. David Bozell: “The president can declare whatever the heck he wants. He can declare that they sky is green and grass is blue. And it is up to the congress to determine whether or not they are going to appropriate […]

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Kidding ourselves

by Susan Olsen April 19, 2015

“The truth is the American citizen has no way to bestow her will on the political process any longer. Slowly and methodically over the past 100 years we the people have been relegated to just a logistical function in the political process i.e. we are the coin in the coin toss.. heads Dems or tails […]

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“The whole enchilada”

by Susan Olsen April 12, 2015

” I need to know two things about anyone’s political system: Does it prioritize human freedom, or human coercion?” Lets take a moment to consider political labels. All too often, they are used as simple pejoratives, not the least by me. If we’re talking and I tell you “You’re so progressive!”, chances are it isn’t […]

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