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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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Yes

by Steve MacDonald May 30, 2013

Here’s something you probably have not seen yet.

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GrokTALK! Snippets–Segment Three: Former State Senator Gary Lambert and the GOP Autopsy

by Steve MacDonald April 14, 2013

In Segment Three of this weeks podcast Skip and Steve speak with Marine Col. Gary Lambert, former State Senator from Nashua, about the GOP Growth Opportunity Project, also known as the GOP Autopsy Report. Due to a technical problem this segment was cut short. The full April 13th podcast is available here . If you […]

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New John McCain Poster

by Steve MacDonald March 8, 2013
Get off my lawn

Via Jon Gabriel on Twitter.

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Black Swan: Obama’s actions created the TEA Party. Is the Establishment Old Guard Republicans are about to be black swanned?..

by Skip February 4, 2013

“ if you aren’t going to do what you say you would, we can no longer trust you“ I am beginning to think so.  Certainly here in NH during the last two election cycles, the enmity between what I would call the Old Guard Establishment (e.g., “I’m a Republican because…..I’m a Republican” and “who the […]

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Runs like a Deere….no thanks to a sniveling Lowe’s

by Skip December 30, 2012

I still miss the ole’ Suburban.  What’s not to like about a land yacht that had a really nice comfy bench seat in the front where TMEW would sit right next to me, a long wheel base to smooth out the bumps, 4wd to take care of the ravine that one must pass to get […]

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Tom Brady (Not that one) Can’t Be On The NH-GOP State Committee

by Steve MacDonald December 17, 2012

Actually, the other Tom Brady can’t be  an NH-GOP voting Committee member either but let us not get distracted. NH-GOP Bylaws, Article 1, section 4A: A.  Any registered Republican who, at the same time joins or allows his or her name to be used in support of a political committee or a defined group of […]

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Data Point – State Government control since 1938

by Skip December 10, 2012

From the NY Times: (H/T: Instapundit)

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About That Chairman of the NHGOP Works For Free Thing…

by Steve MacDonald November 9, 2012

Anyone ever wonder what possible advantage there might be to keeping the job of Republican Party Chairman of New Hampshire as an unpaid position?  I’m sure there are people with a pat answer but I have a theory. Seems to me that this would guarantee that only well-connected, moderate party insiders could ever hold the […]

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NRCC Steak Out 2012!

by Tom August 9, 2012

The Nashua Republican City Committee (NRCC) is at it again, with their annual “Steak Out” dinner/fundraiser planned for Saturday, August 25, 2012. They’ve always managed to get some great keynotes, from the late Andrew Breitbart and James O’Keefe, to Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, to former Fox News anchor, E.D. Hill. This year, they are […]

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Marilinda Garcia – In Support of a Veto Override on HB 1679

by Steve MacDonald June 29, 2012

After the Union Leader tricked me yesterday (corrected here), I felt compelled to share the actual remarks from Republican House Rep Marilinda Garcia, in her support to overturn the Veto on HB 1679, the ban on Partial Birth Abortion in New Hampshire. As I should have known all along, she and I are in complete […]

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HCRC Flag Day Picnic – Chris Crawford

by Steve MacDonald June 11, 2012

Chris Crawford of the NH Conservative Future PAC was on hand at the Hillsborough County Republican Committee Flag Day Picnic.  Here’s what he had to say.  

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HCRC Flag Day Picnic – Speaker Bill O’Brien

by Steve MacDonald June 10, 2012

New Hampshire Republican House Speaker Bill O’Brien addresses the crowd at the Hillsborough County Republican Committee Flag Day Picnic.

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HCRC Flag Day Picnic – Ovide Lamontagne

by Steve MacDonald June 10, 2012

Candidate for Governor of New Hampshire, Ovide Lamontagne takes the podium at the Hillsborough County Republican Committee Flag Day Picnic.

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HCRC Flag Day Picnic – Kevin Smith

by Steve MacDonald June 10, 2012

First up to speak after the Host and MC was Kevin Smith, Republican Primary Candidate for Governor.

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HCRC Flag Day Picnic – Paul Westcott

by Steve MacDonald June 10, 2012

Today was the Hillsborough County Republican Committee Flag Day Picnic.  The event, held at the Alpine Grove in Hollis, was a tremendous success, with a long list of speakers.  I’m not going to break them all out into individual posts but I will post several.  For those looking for the entire event it will be […]

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Live (Probably) From the HCRC Flag Day Picnic [Updated]

by Steve MacDonald June 9, 2012

[Update 2] Still…nothing works, well–my laptop works. But we’ve got video. [Update] Nothing works…but I’m still trying to make it happen. Well….This is something of an experiment.   Let’s call it GrokTalk channel 2.  And if it works we’ll be Starting at 11:45 (ish). We will attempt to broadcast audio only today from the Hillsborough County […]

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So what did Union Leader’s Ted Seifer wish to accomplish with this line?

by Skip May 22, 2012

Filling a vacancy on any Supreme Court–be it the US Supremes or the NH Supremes–is a big deal, so it is no surprise that people are talking and reporting on it (as we have here, here, and here).  So did the Union Leader;  Ted Seifer interviewed Tim, asking him about the NHLRF‘s position on Gov. […]

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Spec Bowers – Silly Editorial About O’Brien

by Steve MacDonald April 8, 2012

(Excellent editorial by State Rep Spec Bowers to the Concord Monitor. Copied from Spec’s Facebook page) Spec Bowers Op Ed;  Silly Editorial About O’Brien The Monitor’s April 5 editorial about House Speaker Bill O’Brien is one of the sillier ones of the last year and a half. It reminds me of the old legal adage, […]

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California vs. New Hampshire…

by Tim Condon March 30, 2012

New Hampshire wins, hands-down. This is part of a letter to the editor in today’s Wall Street Journal from California resident Ken Broad: “California is quickly becoming a fiscal death star. Good weather is not enough. As former Reagan economic adviser Arthur Laffer highlights in his new book, ‘If a pleasant climate was the determinant […]

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