Good Intentions and Bad Bills

by Tom February 8, 2015

Guest post by Michelle Levell. On the surface, SB 157 is reasonable. It would require a civics test as a condition for high school graduation. Many liberty and conservative leaning people would agree that our students should know the US Constitution and NH Constitution. However, the issue is more complicated than good intentions. Although the […]

Read the full article →

New Hampshire’s overwhelming support for ‘Constitutional Carry’

by Kimberly Morin January 30, 2015

Yesterday was the Senate Judiciary Committee on SB 116. A bill that makes getting a pistol license optional, allowing legal gun owners to concealed carry without having to go through the license process. There was 4.5 hours of testimony throughout the day. Only four people stood in opposition to the bill and three of them […]

Read the full article →

GrokTALK! – Groksters Assemble – Live Streaming

by Steve MacDonald December 13, 2014

This week the bloggers from crowd the studio to talk about the upcoming legislative session, girding, arming, and preparing to double down on principles as we face off against a Democrat elected speaker in Republican clothing. 9am to 11am EST. Watch for twitter updates with the hashtag #GrokTALK If you don’t see it here, […]

Read the full article →

Democrat CIA Talking Points Memo

by Steve MacDonald December 11, 2014
Thumbnail image for Democrat CIA Talking Points Memo

On the Senate Democrat Report on CIA’s interrogation techniques… Astonishingly, the SSCI Majority staff interviewed no CIA officers responsible for establishing, implementing, or evaluating the program’s effectiveness. Let us repeat, no one at the CIA was interviewed. So it wasn’t a report so much as a talking point.  Got it. Betsy’s Page  c/o AoSHQ WaPo […]

Read the full article →

Shaheen Math

by Tom November 1, 2014

When you add up everything about Jeanne Shaheen, you get 100%.  Here’s how… 99% It’s no secret that PolitiFact concluded that Shaheen, in fact, did vote 99% of the time in lockstep with the most destructive, divisive, anti-Constitutional President in US history.  Not something to brag about. 1% According to OpenSecrets (see graph), Jeanne Shaheen was […]

Read the full article →

Sam Wang Promises To Eat A Bug

by Steve MacDonald October 23, 2014
Thumbnail image for Sam Wang Promises To Eat A Bug

Tempting… People. Please. If Jeanne Shaheen (D) loses to Scott Brown (R) in NH-Sen, I promise to eat a bug. — Sam Wang (@SamWangPhD) August 22, 2014 Can we pick the bug?

Read the full article →

Notable Quote – Mark Tapscot

by Skip July 15, 2014

On separation of powers (emphasis mine): Ultimate test of checks and balances The credibility of Congress and the courts thus now depends upon their successfully exposing the truth about the IRS scandal and punishing those responsible. If they fail, the executive branch will be effectively liberated from constitutional restraint. Thus, the IRS scandal has now become the […]

Read the full article →

SCOTUS- Unanimous: Obama Can’t Decide When The Senate is “In Session.”

by Steve MacDonald June 26, 2014
Thumbnail image for SCOTUS- Unanimous: Obama Can’t Decide When The Senate is “In Session.”

Another massive rebuke delivered by a unanimous supreme court.  Obama can’t decide for himself (for the purpose of making recess appointments) if, and when, the US Senate is ‘In Session.’  The Senate decides that (as does the House).  Not Obama.  /slap on wrist. Hot Air The Supreme Court dropped a huge bomb on the Obama […]

Read the full article →

Because Principle Matters to The Base – We Bring You The NH Senate Race Poison Poll

by Steve MacDonald April 3, 2014
Thumbnail image for Because Principle Matters to The Base – We Bring You The NH Senate Race Poison Poll

Inspired by Pete Da Tech Guy Ingemi, we here at Da Grok, bring you the NH Republican Senate primary Poison poll. Why? Because people who vote Republican, see also ‘Da Base,’ have shown a consistent willingness to stay home or to vote for someone other than the Republican, when the candidate they have been provided […]

Read the full article →

Extreme Shaheen

by Steve MacDonald March 16, 2014
Thumbnail image for Extreme Shaheen

Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s top two campaign donor groups are EMILY’s list and   Just saying.

Read the full article →


by Susan Olsen March 14, 2014

“On Wednesday, Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) became the first Republican senator to express support for a federal ban on assault weapons. ” – Washington Post, December 19, 2012. Any questions?

Read the full article →

The Failure of Veteran Senate Republicans

by Tom March 4, 2014

I’m wondering why some of our veteran Senate Republicans are jumping on the easy track to fixing the so-called Medicaid expansion “problem”. Republicans are supposed to lean toward market based, economic oriented solutions and away from entitlement-based fixes, which ultimately our grandchildren, not us, nor the aging Republican Senators (who feel the need to “do something“), will pay for. […]

Read the full article →

Senate Democrats Refuse to Fund Veterans Benefits Again

by Steve MacDonald January 10, 2014
Thumbnail image for Senate Democrats Refuse to Fund Veterans Benefits Again

The Powerline title I sourced this from says it all: “Once Again, Democrats Vote to Cut Veterans’ Benefits in Order to Enable Fraud By Illegal Aliens.” “Feeding” the dependents of illegal immigrants who may not even be in America is more important to Senate Democrats than funding Veterans benefits. That is offensive enough, but what […]

Read the full article →

Make Sure To Bow Before the Duchess of Madbury the Next Time You See Her Highness.

by Steve MacDonald October 2, 2013
Thumbnail image for Make Sure To Bow Before the Duchess of Madbury the Next Time You See Her Highness.

Did you know that House Republicans sent three Continuing Resolutions to the Senate before the October Deadline? And did you know this as well… The Republicans in their CR to fund the government expressly reiterated that Members of Congress and their staffs, as well as the President and Vice President and top Obama Administration political […]

Read the full article →

I think this is a most TREMENDOUS idea! Mark Steyn – Senator

by Skip August 15, 2013

From Hugh Hewitt – I do believe that this MUST be done, he must run.  You have no idea how entertaining the debates would be! I have launched the Draft @MarkSteynOnline for New Hampshire Senate movement. Publishers will line up for his memoir of this great campaign — Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) August 15, 2013 What’s […]

Read the full article →

Eastwooding The New Hampshire State Senate On Roll Call Votes

by Steve MacDonald June 4, 2013

If party designations connote principles, and party pledges imply performance, and we extend that assumption to the relationship between electoral action and legislative response, then it should not be beyond the pale to expect the elected to provide proof of individual effort toward securing the principles and pledges upon which their election to office was […]

Read the full article →

Sidecar buddies

by Tom April 10, 2013

How do you become a US Senator, then subsequently alienate the entire base of true conservatives in your home state? You do this… Disappointment at every turn.

Read the full article →

Agricultural Statistics Trump Safe Landing Fields

by Susan Olsen March 24, 2013

        One can hardly believe it.  In the bazillions of dollars the US Senate’s “continuing resolution” wants to confiscate just to keep the joint open through September, one finds this gem early on: “In the Senate of the United States, March 20, 2013. Resolved, That the bill from the House of Representatives (H.R. 933) […]

Read the full article →

New John McCain Poster

by Steve MacDonald March 8, 2013
Get off my lawn

Via Jon Gabriel on Twitter.

Read the full article →

Notable Quote- Chief Judge US Court of Appeals DC

by Steve MacDonald February 11, 2013

  “…free rein to appoint his desired nominees at any time he pleases, whether that time be a weekend, lunch, or even when the Senate is in session and he is merely displeased with its inaction.” He added, “This cannot be the law.” -Chief Judge David B. Sentelle – regarding the case against President Obama […]

Read the full article →

SB 0120 – Bride of HB 1704 (2012) Political Speech For The Privelaged Few Makes A Come-Back

by Steve MacDonald February 4, 2013

SB 0120, sponsored by three New Hampshire Senate Republicans, a House Republican and a House Democrat, is nothing more than the free speech killing bride of the amendment to HB1704 proposed last year. It is the same language, placing the same similarly complex, overly demanding, ambiguous bureaucratic horse collar on political speech, which last May […]

Read the full article →

(US Senate) Democrats Still Running From The Budget

by Steve MacDonald April 22, 2012

Hot Air: Only three Democrats bothered to show up at all, out of a dozen assigned to it.  Republicans showed up, prepared to cast votes to finally bring the ignominious streak of 1,085 days (as of yesterday) without a budget resolution to an end.  Sadly, Democrats — who control the committee, the chamber, and the […]

Read the full article →

Remembering The Cornhusker Kickback

by Steve MacDonald December 19, 2011

Ben Nelson, Senator from Nebraska, dropped any pretense at principles two years ago, and took a $100,000,000.00 dollar carrot to get away from the Democrat leadership stick,  allowing the passage of the economy-crushing-bureaucratic crap-storm euphemistically referred to as ObamaCare. To celebrate, the NRSC has produced a nice little video, commemorating the two-year anniversary of the […]

Read the full article →

Maybe the House Got the Message

by Don June 3, 2011

Despite alarmist claims about not raising the debt ceiling, the Secretary of the Treasury can dispense its approximately $2 trillion revenues on a priority basis. Our country need not default on our debt or fail to pay the military, seniors, the poor, or other critical obligations UNLESS OBAMA’s administration CHOOSES NOT TO MAKE THOSE PAYMENTS.

Read the full article →

All Hail King Reggie (RGGI)

by Steve MacDonald May 5, 2011

…you can make excuses, legislate give backs that will only grow the taxpayer funded bureaucracy to manage them, tie our exit to yet another outside power (like some other state), or just bend over and kiss King Reggies….ring. Yes.  All hail king Reggie.  Long may he tax us without fear of retribution.

Read the full article →

Breaking News – WI Senate Votes to strip Collective Bargaining Rights without Dems

by Steve MacDonald March 9, 2011

On Wednesday night, Republican senators convened and removed fiscal items from the bill so that they could vote on other issues, including the collective bargaining rights of public employee unions. The vote to pass the remaining bill was 18-1.

Read the full article →

The Invertebrate Jeanne Shaheen?

by Steve MacDonald December 14, 2010

So did Jeanne Shaheen vote for cloture on the Reid’s Frankenstein tax compromise and will she vote to pass it? I ask because it includes Billions for a one year extension of ethanol subsidies that Senator Shaheen just insisted we could not afford.

Read the full article →

Hodespocrisy – Birds Of A Feather

by Steve MacDonald October 25, 2010

Fifteen democrat Senators have written a letter to the FEC seeking to act on the possibility that multinationals are using their foreign dollars to affect US elections.  Ten of the fifteen have PAC’s that have donated to Paul ‘foreign money hypocrite’ Hodes.  All but one of the fifteen has taken money in 2010 from foreign […]

Read the full article →

CLEAR gets KO’d For Now

by Steve MacDonald August 4, 2010

With bi-partisan support the Senate has blocked a new energy tax passed by the House that would have hit the middle class and working families right in their shrinking wallets.  The CLEAR act, a job killing tax raising attempt by House democrats beholden to radical environmentalists, would have driven energy industry jobs out of America […]

Read the full article →

Price of Failure 2.0

by Steve MacDonald February 28, 2010

The final tally is in on the State Senate District 16 race and as far as I can tell the liberals spent almost $145,000 to get 42% of the vote.  The Republicans spent $53,000 to get 58%.  This is of particular interest given the liberal response to the Boutin victory. It was a Republican seat […]

Read the full article →