Scott Brown

“Man tipped for US ambassador role in NZ a former nude model who supports waterboarding”

by Skip April 20, 2017

That would be the headline at the New Zealand Herald on the announcement that former US Senator Scott Brown, formerly of MA and now NH, has been appointed to be the next US ambassador to New Zealand. Frankly, I can’t even begin to troll better than that.  You?

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Trump Gets The Hang Of The Ground Game!

by Mike February 13, 2016

Putting the GOPe through the grinder – Robert Arial, Feb 11th Certainly the difference between Iowa and NH was noticeable, and it wasn’t entirely due to his better placement in the polls. As reported by Breitbart, Scott Brown didn’t just endorse Trump, he actually put together a quick-reaction ground game: “When I endorsed him I […]

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EMBARRASSING: Scott Brown endorses Donald Trump

by Kimberly Morin February 3, 2016

Last night at a Milford, New Hampshire rally, Scott Brown (former Massachusetts Senator) endorsed Presidential candidate Donald Trump. Trump claimed that a lot of candidates were seeking Brown’s endorsement but it seems he doesn’t know much about Brown’s history in the Granite State or even Massachusetts for that matter.

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Scott Brown – from Senator to diet pill huckster?

by Skip July 5, 2015

Yes, I am the guy who called out the reporterette from the Daily Beast during the media panel during the 603 Alliance Grassroots Summit for not reporting the stories that really matter – just tell us the truth, unvarnished and without bias. Not the gotcha questions or the constant ambushes of politicians.  It’s a bit different, […]

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GrokTALK! – Scott Brown Can’t Change a Tire

by Steve MacDonald June 10, 2015
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Did you know Scott Brown can’t change a tire? We also ponder the irony of Governor John Sununu’s book on George Bush I, there’s news about Bill O’Brien’s new job. Then it’s on to the driving records of spouses of presidential primary candidates, and whether it would be racist and or sexist to bring it […]

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GrokTALK! Scott Browns Unity Love Letter to Jen Horn and the NHGOP

by Steve MacDonald December 16, 2014
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Segment one was fun. We had Squirrels, Munchkins, questions about time zones in India, Sen. Scott Brown wins the WTF of the week, Fairpoint still sucks, some Shawn Jasper’s NH House treason, double-crossing-double-crossers, Darth Vader, Sheep noises, satire at Jennifer Horn’s expense, and hey! is there anyone who can step up to rally conservatives and […]

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This is what happens when the NH GOP doesn’t vet its candidates – Shawn Jasper

by Skip December 4, 2014

And I blame Chair Jennifer Horn, the EBoard, Papa Smurf, and last century’s Republican leaders for setting the table for this absolute fiasco for happening. You caused a split in the caucus between Chandler and O’Brien and create that country lane that Shawn J(ass)per just sauntered up – with Deputy Dawg Shurtleff on one arm and Ray Buckley on […]

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Is Scott Brown Commuting?

by Steve MacDonald November 29, 2014
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Scott Brown’s claims to residency in New Hampshire (as a campaign issue) were only ever relevant for me because Democrats have not only insisted that non-residents have a right to vote here but have used them to elect non-residents to office in the state. The lefts hypocrisy aside, the question was still worthy of a […]

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Shades of Doug Scammon – secret deals by Republicans with Democrats on Elections

by Skip November 10, 2014

Cuomo had a secret re-election ‘pact’ with Republicans The state’s most powerful Republican secretly worked for months to help Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo win re-election — in exchange for Cuomo’s promise not to aid Senate Democrats in their Long Island races, a top New York GOP leader has charged. We here at GraniteGrok get excoriated all […]

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Races Called for Shaheen and Hassan in NH

by Steve MacDonald November 4, 2014
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Not surprising.  Same Republican party leadership, same results.  What’s that maxim about doing the same thing over and over? Anyway.  This seemed like a relevant question at this point in the evening. So Where does Scott Brown Live Now? #nhpolitics? — Steve Mac Donald (@nhstevemacd) November 5, 2014

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“Hello, Skip!” – Part 2

by Skip November 3, 2014

Earlier today, a lady called: “Can I count on your vote for the Scott Brown on Tuesday”? My instant reply was a bit more emphatic than here:

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“Hello, Skip!” – Part 1

by Skip November 3, 2014

Finally got my first call from the NH GOP GOTV (Get Out The Vote) process two nites ago.  I could tell it wasn’t done from the State Committee Member list – on that, I am “Skip”.  No, it was using my formal given name – so I knew instantly it was from the RNC official […]

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I guess that won’t happen here; Walt Havenstein & Scott Brown blew the Pro-Life folks off

by Skip November 1, 2014

That’s what I thought when I saw the below post title at Big Government (reformatted, emphasis mine): KANSAS PRO-LIFE VOTING BLOC COULD WIN RACE FOR PAT ROBERTS The pro-life vote in Kansas is shaping up to be a bloc that could win the race for U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts (R) on Tuesday. As The Hill reports, Roberts, who […]

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Media “Drug” Mules

by Steve MacDonald November 1, 2014
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I don’t comment often, but when I do… Skip asks me to put it up as a separate post. This comment was below his followup on James Pindell’s Sullivan County geography shenanigans during the last Brown Shaheen debate–a story we also discussed this morning (it won our WTF of the Week) on GrokTALK! Now that […]

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Oof – It’s gotta be bad when even MSNBC criticizes you, James Pindell!

by Skip October 31, 2014

Yeah, James Pindell certainly made himself the story of the US Senate debate – and it went national – when he decided he knew NH’s geography better than Brown (e.g., Sullivan County).  But really, when the most Leftward leaning cable networks, MSNBC, goes after you with one of the most Leftward leaning “journalists”,  National Public Radio’s […]

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James ‘Candy Crowley’ Pindell – the Walkback Edition over Sullivan County brouhaha

by Skip October 31, 2014

Sorry, but Steve’s post title was too good to pass up on.  Yes, the truth wins out and Scott Brown was right and James Pindell was wrong about the geography of Sullivan County here in NH.  Or, the alternative view was that they are both right (Sullivan County is BOTH West and North of Concord, […]

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Democrat policies – hurting, not helping (gun edition)

by Skip October 27, 2014

Remember, Scott Brown voted for this legislation when in the MA Legislature: Ask yourself – WHO ended up with the guns?  Does that look like “law abiding citizens” were doing the rampaging? (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)  

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2014 Senatorial campaign – why other states will determine the US Senate majority, not NH

by Skip October 25, 2014

I bookmarked this a few days ago (a long time in politics, but still applicable) – see where NH is? The magic number is six….we are 14th above.  Some newer polls are showing either a close or dead even race and one showed Brown with a slim lead.  Will that latter condition remain? I remain […]

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Lame questions, better answers

by Skip October 25, 2014

I guess Pindell is having an off week – scanning through his questions of the week, I was rather disappointed with the offerings.  Oh well, c’est la – go with what’s there, laying on the street. Will Republicans come home to Scott Brown in the final week or sit on their hands? Oh sure: Will […]

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Jeanne Shaheen – lies in her debate with Scott Brown over Medicare cuts due to Obamacare

by Skip October 23, 2014

Look, as any regular ‘Grok reader knows, we are not enamored with Scott Brown but as you just saw with my bumping of our Walt Havenstein posts on Expanded Medicaid, we don’t care WHO you are and WHICH Party you are in – lie to us (the electorate) and we (the ‘Grok) will call you on it.  […]

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Notable Quote – well, MAYBE Ed Mosca can learn that Principles matter

by Skip October 20, 2014

“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” – John Quincy Adams, President of the United States But then again, Ed Mosca is also one that is rhetorical screaming that some of us are valuing our votes more than he (no, […]

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From yesterday’s morning’s GrokTALK! – readings from the blogosphere Part 3

by Skip October 19, 2014

We’ve talked / blogged that we at GraniteGrok keep getting yelled at for not being behind the NH GOP push for Scott Brown.  Look, we just don’t think that he’s the right Republican guy for the job simply because he’s wishy-washy on OUR important issues – and those are not fringe ones but main stream […]

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Scott Brown – close but will his new Pro-Abortion seal him off from Pro-life votes?

by Skip October 13, 2014

Well, how will this play out? Poll: Shaheen 48 Percent, Brown 46 Percent Republican challenger Scott Brown is within the margin of error in New Hampshire’s Senate race, according to a new poll. A new Survey USA/High Point University survey shows Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen winning 48 percent of the vote to Brown’s 46 percent among likely voters. […]

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So, will the NH GOP blame the Liberty and Freedom wing of the Party if Havenbagger and Brown lose?

by Skip October 9, 2014

Havenbagger – yeah, I chose it specifically for Walt Havenstein.  Can’t take credit for coming up with it but given his absolutely arrogant non-apology for his teabagger comment (for which MANY in the Liberty & Freedom wing of the Party have asked (some even very politely after pointing out the PR harm it will do to […]

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Dear Candidates: STOP treating women as if we are nothing but talking vaginas!!!!!

by Kimberly Morin October 8, 2014

Unless you’ve been holed up in a cave and not paying attention to the elections coming up, you will have noticed that Democrats in New Hampshire – Shaheen, Shea-Porter, Kuster and Hassan – believe women are nothing more than talking vaginas.  Apparently to these ‘women’, the only thing female voters care about has to do […]

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Why Are Democrats Afraid of a Fetus?

by Steve MacDonald October 8, 2014
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It’s just a fetus, right?  Right Democrats?  A wart in the womb.  It doesn’t have rights.  It isn’t a person.  That’s what you claim.  It is nothing of consequence. I mention this because the Shaheen campaign is challenging then Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown for his support of an informed consent bill in 2005 that could […]

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So, Mitt Romney wants us to send a Republican to the US Senate that won’t act like a Republican?

by Skip October 1, 2014

This is supposed to make the Republican base more apt to vote for Brown?  Or are they throwing in the towel on the 50% of NH Republicans that DIDN’T vote for him in the primary in their rush for the mush middle that even the Dems aren’t working for?  From a campaign ad starring Mitt […]

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2014 – NH US Senate race

by Skip September 26, 2014

Well, I think we are going to see a lot more of this in the next few weeks in the NH US Senate race as Democrats have far outraised Republicans in the aggregate (inside and outside groups) and it is clear that some of the verbiage in the Democrat campaign ads are derived from the focus […]

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Boehner-the-Orange and Republicans in the House Just Lied to American People about Spending

by Scott Morales September 26, 2014
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For those who believe that conservatives should simply fall in line and vote for anyone with an R trailing their name on the ballot, I offer a different view. If you’re a conservative, don’t do it. Any honest and objective observer can see that the government has grown and grown and grown over the decades […]

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Understanding Who You Just Voted For To Represent NH In the US Senate

by Steve MacDonald September 10, 2014
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New Hampshire Republican Patriots fans…how would you feel if Tom Brady spent 39 minutes of every 60 minute contest suited up and under center for the other team? Would you expect more fans to tune in to watch that, or fewer?   Game over?

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