RINO of the Week

The RINO Report: Usual Suspects And Some Newly Minted

by Rick Olson January 22, 2014

“Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.” —Barry Goldwater   HB 474 passed out of the house today on a roll call vote of 188 to 155. “Relative to eligibility for in-state tuition rates at the university system of New Hampshire,” as the […]

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A Bolder Kind of RINO

by Rick Olson March 29, 2013

It is the coward who fawns upon those above him. It is the coward who is insolent whenever he dares be so.  —Junius House Bill 135 passed out of the House this week. The bill repeals the stand your ground bill that was passed over the governor’s veto last year. The vote was very close […]

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Gun Free New Hampshire House

by Rick Olson January 3, 2013

“The D.C. gun ban works – just ask James Brady…” To follow up on Grokster Steve’s post yesterday… Should it have been a surprise that these six RINO’s voted the way they did? No. We already had hard evidence they could not be counted upon as evidenced by the pre-election grade assigned by the NRA. […]

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Marshall ‘Lee’ Quandt Want’s To Be The Next Republican Speaker of the NH House…

by Steve MacDonald September 1, 2012

Rumor has it that Marshall ‘Lee’ Quandt want’s to be the next Republican Speaker of the New Hampshire House……which is a huge problem, because Lee Quandt is not exactly a Republican to begin with. Despite that barrier, and a public opposition to liberty, the scuttlebutt is that RINO Marshall ‘Lee’ Quandt still thinks he’d make […]

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Guest Post by Steve Patton – Please vote for Pat Abrami and Joanne Ward over “Barely a Republican” Tim Copeland

by Skip August 26, 2012

Note: Julie Brown has earned GraniteGrok’s RINO of The Week award AND RINO of the Year in the past – consider this post an oak cluster addition.  And this was a bonus. ***** The NH state primary is fast approaching on Tuesday September 11, 2012.  As this is the first primary conducted on the new […]

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson January 27, 2012

“A government big enough to give you everything you need, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have….”—Sen. Barry Goldwater Representative Marshall E. “Lee” Quandt, Rockingham District 13 is this week’s RINO OF THE WEEK.  Representative Quandt tends to be “Clintonista” with his navigation of the New Hampshire political Fabric and […]

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson January 20, 2012

“Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy.” —Edwin Hubbel Chapin Representative Frank V. Sapareto (R) Rockingham District 5 – Derry  is this week’s RINO of the Week.  But let us be clear about Representative Sapareto. He is not a run-of-the-mill RINO. In fact, as a State Representative, (notwithstanding this one bill he filed), He is one […]

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson January 13, 2012

“A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.” —George Bernard Shaw This week’s RINO of the WEEK is Representative David H. Kidder, Merrimack District 1, (New London).  Representative Kidder is not new to the RINO REPORT as he was featured as a ROTW on July 15, 2011 during […]

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RINO OF THE YEAR!

by Rick Olson January 9, 2012

Representative Julie “The Mad Hatter” Brown, Strafford, District 1 is the RINO of the Year based on three separate polls! Representative Julie “The Mad Hatter” Brown, Strafford, District 1 RINO of the Year I was certain when I started these polls that Ken Gould would win. But Julie Brown left Ken in the dust and […]

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson January 9, 2012

“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 2012 Legislative Session brings new opportunities for analysis of the Granite State Legislature. The RINO Report began in July of 2010 and featured those Republicans who were “clear cut” Republicans in […]

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NH Legislature: Who is the RINO of the Year?

by Rick Olson January 5, 2012

During the course of 2011, we featured legislators who ran as Republicans but cast votes demonstrating a fealty with the house liberals. Cast your vote on “who” should be the RINO of the Year. [poll id="3"]

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TAKE A QUICK SURVEY FOR N.H. HOUSE RINO OF THE YEAR

by Rick Olson December 31, 2011
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WHO IS THE “RINO” OF THE YEAR FOR 2011?

by Rick Olson December 30, 2011

With 2011 drawing to a close We here at GraniteGROK have made some attempt to detail who we think are the Republicans in Name Only. Some choices were a literal “no-brainer” while other choices were not so clear cut and dry. Perhaps we got it right, while other times we got it wrong. Only history […]

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson October 18, 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 weeks RINO OF THE WEEK is 15-term Representative Phyllis M. Katsakiores, Rockingham District 5, Derry. I had to carefully mull over the choices because over the past months the blog […]

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson October 9, 2011

        &nbsp  &nbsp “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 House Representative Richard B. Drisko, Hillsborough District 5. Rep. Drisko’s voting record contains a few of the typical rank and file RINO votes such as […]

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RHINO’S VERSUS “RINO’S”

by Rick Olson October 6, 2011

                        &nbsp  &nbsp “A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.” —Adlai E. Stevenson Following my recent RINO OF THE WEEK report, an amused reader and friend inquired, “Isn’t the RINO one of the world’s deadliest animals? Or is that the […]

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson September 23, 2011

It has often been said that ones’ environment and geography shapes and affects the personal paradigm. Copeland, a retiree from one of the most highly regulated, anti-second amendment jurisdictions in the nation (New York) is a crystal clear example of that notion…

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson September 16, 2011

       &nbsp  &nbsp “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 seven-term House Representative James P. Pilliod, Belknap District 5. Rep. Pilliod’s voting record presents us with yet another rank statist consistently supporting government over the […]

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson September 9, 2011

     &nbsp  &nbsp “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 RINO of the Week is Representative-elect Kevin Janvrin of Seabrook, Rockingham  District 14. Janvrin was not even on the radar screen until he spoke to WMUR’s James Pindell, […]

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson September 2, 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 two-term Belknap District 5 House Representative Peter Bolster.  Representative Bolster could be more aptly portrayed as a “soft” RINO, but still another Republican who ascribes […]

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson August 26, 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 No RINO Report will be featured this week in observance and honor of the Sixth Annual Live Free Or Die Rally in Jaffrey, NH, beginning Friday August 26 and ending Sunday, […]

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson August 19, 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 A common theme heard from whiney liberals these days is that conservatives, tea-party patriots and some Republicans take absolute positions on issues and are unwilling to compromise, “for the good of […]

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RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

by Rick Olson August 12, 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 four term House Representative William J. Remick.  Representative Remick’s voting record reveals a demonstrated pursuit of the moderate label by voting with his liberal pals […]

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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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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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