Republican party

The GOP owns Trump because it rejected and destroyed the TEA Party

by Skip October 9, 2016

Much ink has been written about the rise and fall of the TEA Party.  It started off as a rebellion against what it saw as overreaches by Government, especially the Federal govt, starting slowly with Bush (“We have to destroy the Free Market in order to save it”) and then on steroids after Rick Santelli’s […]

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“It was Harder for Me to Come Out as a Republican”

by Steve MacDonald July 21, 2016
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From Variety care of Yahoo! Celebrity, Bruce ‘Caitlyn’ Jenner was in and around Cleveland this week (during the convention) and had some interesting things to say, including this. Jenner joked that in the world of Hollywood: “It was easy to come out as trans. It was harder for me to come out as Republican.” and… […]

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Words for Betty Tamposi to mull over – Part 2

by Skip July 19, 2016

“…Clinton and her liberal supporters believe the First Amendment to the Constitution must be curtailed to eliminate protections on certain speech.” This is what Betty Tamposi now believes in.  Curtailment of one of the bedrock freedoms we have here in America.  This is the price she is willing to bear for defeating Trump?  Once again, […]

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Cuccinelli on how to make people almost come out & vote

by Ellen Kolb July 18, 2016

I  have other things to do than watch the GOP convention, so I just caught up with the day’s festivities via social media. I gather that Ken Cuccinelli of Virginia threw down his credentials at one point. (Annoyed with the GOP? What a concept!) When I read that, I recalled something Cuccinelli said in 2005, […]

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Quick Thought – Betty Tamposi is dead wrong

by Skip July 18, 2016

Betty Tamposi, beloved of the Establishment Republicans, has a piece in the Concord Monitor where declares that Republicans must resist Donald Trump – he’s the Barbarian at the Gate of Republicans so we MUST go out and embrace the Goths, Vandals, and Visi-Goths. Together, reaching across the aisle, Republicans, Democrats and independents can choose the candidate […]

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NH GOP RNC Committeeman Steve Duprey shows fundamental problem in understanding the US Constitution

by Skip May 26, 2016

The UL has yet another evergreen piece on if NH would keep its FITN status during Presidential primaries as the RNC is already contemplating changing things up for the next primary.  Nothing new but what caught my eye was the complete idiocy on the part of  NH GOP RNC Committeeman Steve Duprey – it’s like […]

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Notable Quote – Kimberly Morin

by Skip May 5, 2016

“The GOP is like a heroin addict. They keep promising their supporters they’ll end their big government, less freedom addiction if you just vote for their candidate. Trump is their fatal dose of heroin. And there’s no Narcan available. -Kimberly Morin (blogger, writer) The jig may be almost up for the Republican Party – more […]

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“BETRAYAL” – the word exit polls best describe the Republican Party

by Skip May 3, 2016

Well, it looks like Donald Trump may take ALL of Indiana’s delegates right now (at the time of writing, with 73% of the vote in, Trump has 52.9% of the vote).  In listening to Fox News commentators and anchors, the word that has been consistent through out ALL of the states that when Republican primary voters […]

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Absolute Power corrupts absolutely – and then rots from within

by Skip March 21, 2016

Shot:  It’s all about the power A.J. Spiker, past chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa and a former senior advisor to Sen. Rand Paul’s presidential campaign, said the RNC is against Trump because he has not taken any special interest money, which would secure RNC influence over the president. “He is not beholden to […]

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Obama Meets His Nemesis

by Mike November 17, 2014

Or at least, he would if the GOP leadership understood that their job is to STOP Obama’s agenda

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Is Modern Immigration Policy the Death Knell For Small Government?

by Steve MacDonald July 31, 2014
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One of our upcoming guests this week is Ann Cocoran from the Refugee Resettlement Watch blog.  There are a number of excellent resources at the site, including the EAGLE Forum report on how mass legal immigration is certain doom for a Conservative Republican party.  (Phyllis Schlafly founded Eagle Forum, by the way.) Certain doom?  Yes, […]

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GrokTALK! July 19th 2014 with Jack Kimball

by Steve MacDonald July 24, 2014
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Next Up on GrokTALK! – Jack Kimball.  Jack is an NH activist, founder of the Granite State Patriots PAC, formercandidate for governor, and has been elected as the NHGOP State party Chair.  Today he joins us in his current capacity as the campaign manager for Senator Bob Smith. We talk about the campaign, how Jack […]

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Now!? She Objects to the Gas Tax Increase?

by Steve MacDonald July 1, 2014
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Democrat Governor signs bill sponsored by prominent State Senate Republicans.  NHGOP Party Chair develops a public problem with it after it goes into effect. This morning, gas taxes in New Hampshire are 23 percent higher, thanks to Governor Hassan.  23 percent.  In a time when working class families and small businesses are already struggling to […]

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The Minion and the Maven

by Rick Olson June 19, 2014

P.J. O’Rourke once quipped, “Hubris is one of the great renewable resources.” Frankly, I think its grown en masse on the Horn-Cullen RINO Farm. Is there one who deduces this notion, none too bold?

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Beware Chairman Bearing Republican Unity

by Steve MacDonald June 19, 2014
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We got more of that Republican ‘Unity’ the other day. You will recognize it right away. It is the same Republican unity that resulted in a New Hampshire Republican sponsored expansion of ObamaCare in NH. A gas tax. Support for a speech chilling, anti-first amendment bill, an anti-gun rights bill and others. The unity of […]

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More deportations of Illegal Aliens? That’s what the American people say, Kelly Ayotte!

by Skip May 1, 2014

Kelly Ayotte (R), the Jr. US Senator from NH has done the “John Kerry Flip-Flop” on Amnesty – instead of supporting The Rule of Law, she is bending to the Emotional Mob.  She was against Amnesty before she was for it.  Problem is, according to the latest poll by Rasmussen, that puts her out of […]

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Blogline of the Day – because Republican support of Amnesty may have predictable results

by Skip January 16, 2014

If the GOP wants to jumpstart a National 3rd Party movement for Conservatives. . . . “Because as Presidents Romney & McCain not to mention Senator Brown can tell you, there is no precedent for the base staying home in a critical election when the leadership pisses them off.” – Glenn Reynolds + DaTechGuy (Pete […]

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” First, the defeat of the GOP wing of the Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Party”. Now, a GREAT example!

by Skip December 31, 2013

“What is the base supposed to think when they see Republicans taking money from Democrats to use in Republican primaries?” Or, as the phrase goes that I’ve been using: the Jr. Partners of the Democrats.  It is no secret that the Establishment Republicans, as shown by Karl Rove’s willingness to spend millions to defeat conservatives […]

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A Politically Incorrect question, if I might

by Skip December 15, 2013

It is well known that President Obama hates the TEA Party.  Hates Rush Limbaugh.  Hates Americans for Prosperity.  Hates Club for Growth.  Hates the Senate Conservatives Fund. Hates Citizens United. Hates Eagle Forum. Hates Heritage and Heritage Action.  Hates Traditional Values Coalition.  Hates the National Rifle Association.  Hates Fox News.  Hates ALEC, Concerned Women for […]

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“Whale Wars” Republicans? Yes – but which one?

by Skip December 15, 2013

Or “why does the Republican Party keep acting like Captain Luis Manuel Pinho?” Translation: “Are you willing to die to save the life of a whale?” So which Captain do we see in the Establishment Republican wing of the Party? I have to admit that I’ve been watching this “reality show” for quite some time.  […]

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Notable Quote – The Fix: The Democrat Party is even MORE Extremist than the TEA Party

by Skip November 20, 2013

…True tea party members don’t represent a majority of the House GOP or the Senate GOP — not even close, in fact — but their influence and the party’s increasing emphasis on conservative purity have made them hold such sway that Americans see little daylight between folks like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Senate Minority […]

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New Hampshire Obamacare Expansion and The Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party

by Steve MacDonald November 18, 2013
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This is an Op Ed submitted to the press by Aaron Day, the Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire (RLCNH).  As a matter of Disclosure, I hold an advisory position on the board of the RLCNH. New Hampshire Obamacare Expansion and The Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party This Thursday, […]

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It shows that Progressives in both Parties know better how to spend your money – taking it away from YOUR kids

by Skip October 18, 2013

A very disturbing, but not unsurprising, story out of Utah (via The Blaze) where it seems that both Democrats AND Republicans are saying “its for the children”, they have no problem in taking it from YOUR children – really (Emphasis mine, with some reformatting)! ‘Put Up or Be Quiet’: Large Families in This State May […]

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Consistency and Trust – Will the Republican Party wake up?

by Skip October 10, 2013

Consistency yields Trust yields Votes.  Simple, eh?  While I’ve been saying this for a while as to the disaffection of voters for the Republican Party, it doesn’t seem to be getting traction.  That is, at least in Republican circles.  Rarely do I even hear this idea mentioned – only that “We have to win (even […]

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Let’s not forget to toss in “National Debt Ceiling” and “defund Obamacare” into the mix

by Skip September 11, 2013

“The Tea Party has had it with Republican leaders, abandoning the GOP in stunning numbers at a time when mainstream leaders are arguing for immigration reform and support for an attack on Syria. A new Pew Research Center poll provided to Secrets on Wednesday found that just 27 percent of Republicans who agree with the […]

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The Republican Party’s Great Conservative

by Tim Condon June 28, 2013
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Notable Quote – On “Reorganizing” the Republican Party

by Steve MacDonald June 4, 2013

“…it is probably enough to observe here that in the nature of things the exercise of personal government, the control of a huge bureaucracy, and the management of an enormous mass of subsidized voting-power, are as agreeable to one stripe of politician as they are another.  Presumably they interest a Republican or Progressive as much […]

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Extreme Pandering – really? Republicans can’t even master level 1 Pandering.

by Skip June 2, 2013

(Image H/T: Powerline) It is my belief that any movement on making the actions of illegal aliens now legal will not result in a brand new group of voters for the Republican Party no matter how much the R blowhards in the US Senate (McCain, Graham) would have us believe.  Even the fresh face of […]

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Rand Paul Lays Out A New Republican Agenda

by Steve MacDonald June 2, 2013


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Facebook Doodlings…How To Treat Your “Republicans”

by Steve MacDonald May 14, 2013

If you are a Republican in New Hampshire the official party response to Stella Tremblay’s “opinion” (regardless of your opinion about her opinion) is a stark reminder of how you will be treated by them, regardless of your value to the parties so-called political goals (the platform). I mention it only because of a relatively recent […]

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