Tea Party

GraniteGrok: Conservative? Check! ‘Grok: TEA Party? Check! Bill O’Brien supporters? Check! Mark Hounsell seeking out the ‘Grok as a platform? Hypocrite!

by Skip April 6, 2018

During the Womens’ Defense League of NH‘s annual Gun Rally, Mark Housell ( now FORMER candidate for US Congress in NH’s CD-1) actively sought me out (not hard to miss – ‘Grok hat on, camera in tow) almost as soon as a “late arrived) to have me do an interview.  We tried to do it right then but […]

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I keep expecting more from DC Republicans – but they suck anyways.

by Skip March 25, 2018

That’s what swamp creatures do.  And this time, Trump jumped in.  From the Union Leader: The bill abandons GOP claims of fiscal discipline in a stark reversal of the promises many Republicans ran on in capturing control of the House in 2010 and the Senate in 2014 as they railed against what they described as […]

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Sadly, very sadly, I think he’s right.

by Skip February 17, 2018

A long post from Matt Kibbe about the TEA Party’s demise – the milestone WAS this latest “CRomnibus” act that kept the Feds open (again, no big deal to me if it had shut down) and also spent FAR more than we can afford.  GraniteGrok was one of the co-founders of the NH TEA Party […]

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Notable Quote – Mark Bauerlein

by Skip October 25, 2017

On Senator McCain’s Trump bashing (emphasis mine): Because of you, they think, we got identity-politician Sonia Sotomayor on the Supreme Court, not another Neil Gorsuch-type justice instead. We had to read steady reports of “the emerging Democratic majority,” which told us our days were numbered, these conservatives fume. When we voiced other beliefs, cowering Republicans handed us the condescending, […]

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BlogQuestion of the Day – it was set up to do just that (what happened)?

by Skip July 23, 2017

Silent Cal is one of my favorite Presidents: Calvin Coolidge, pictured below with his ghostly Jedi halo, once said that one of his administration’s greatest accomplishments was that it minded its own business. The Tea Party’s goal, as Glenn has said, was a government that would leave us alone. In the days of Leviathan government, […]

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Yet the Dems ALWAYS accused the TEA Party of violence

by Skip May 7, 2017

The mote in their eye… (H/T: Powerline)

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And you still don’t think that Obama didn’t politically weaponize the IRS?

by Skip April 5, 2017

One line is all it takes: The IRS Scandal, Day 1427: 54 Applications For Tax-Exempt Status Were Rejected In 2016; One Conservative Group Has Been Waiting For An Answer Since 2009. I realize that the wheels of Government turn slowly, sometimes imperceptively slowly but seriously -7 years? We’ve seen over the years that the IRS […]

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Data Point – TEA Party effect?

by Skip January 26, 2017

SHOT: IF YOU LOOK AT THIS CHART, YOU CAN REALLY SEE THE IMPACT OF THE TEA PARTY IN 2010: Federal Debt Projected To Grow $10 Trillion Over Next Decade. And yet it only reduced the growth of the debt from catastrophic to awful. CHASER: All of Washington seems to be in cardiac arrest over the news […]

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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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Notable Quote – Ol Remus

by Skip October 4, 2016

“The Tea Party and the Alt-Right are surface expressions of something neither of them fully capture, momentary flecks in a pyroclastic flow. The Tea Party, classically activist, was the last polite grievance by a now largely defunct middle class. Ignored and betrayed by turns, it metamorphosized into the Alt-Right, classically territorial, kickers-in of doors, fronted […]

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Words for Betty Tamposi to mull over

by Skip July 18, 2016

JUST came across this piece (H/T: Instapundit) and thought that Betty Tamposi (and the rest of “YOU PEOPLE” of the same ilk) should ponder the rightness of the underlying theme: Brooks is, of course, horrified at Trump and his supporters, whom he finds childish, thuggish and contemptuous of the things that David Brooks likes about […]

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Big Government Takes from You to Benefit Politicians

by Don May 21, 2016

The American Revolution wasn’t fought for plunder or conquest, but for the ideas that people can govern themselves and have inherent (by birth) rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  For these ideas wealthy, prominent Americans, prospering under British rule, pledged/risked their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor…and many endured hardships during the revolution […]

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Elect establishment candidates and government grows

by Don May 7, 2016

The American Revolution wasn’t fought for plunder or conquest, but for the ideas that people can govern themselves and have inherent (by birth) rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  For these ideas, wealthy, prominent Americans, prospering under British rule, pledged/risked their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor … and many endured hardships during the […]

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An apt finish to an era

by Skip March 16, 2016

And they keep on saying that the TEA Party is dead and gone and that the Establishment Republicans have won.  Last laugh? Shot: former US House Speaker Boehner endorses Paul Ryan Former Speaker of the House John Boehner has endorsed current Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for president, in the event that no Republican candidate […]

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“12 Times the GOP Establishment Kicked the Conservative Base in the Teeth”

by Skip October 27, 2015

It isn’t just the Obama IRS that has been shafting conservatives when seeking non-profit status (and then the Obama DOJ now clearing Lois Lerner of any wrong doing – blaming it on incompetent management), or the Obama Labor department going after large Republican donor / entrepreneurs for “labor violations” or the FEC now targeting conservative […]

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FYI – North Carolina Had a Tea Party Caucus On Oct. 17th

by Steve MacDonald October 19, 2015
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FYI – On Saturday, October 17th, North Carolina held a caucus at 9 different locations around the state. Their results were similar to our own here in New Hampshire. Ted Cruz won over second place Ben Carson in North Carolina, with the other candidates barely represented. You can see their results, rules, and so on […]

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Open letter to Fergus Cullen and his GOP Establishment

by GrokWatch News Desk March 25, 2015

Kathy Dunton | GrokWatch News Desk I had been hoping that you and your people would have figured it out by now, but I guess it needs to be explained to you, and others that have lost their way. Recently, Presidential Candidate Rand Paul made the comment that NH cannot seem to get a Republican […]

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Notable Quote – Steve Mac Donald

by Skip March 16, 2015

Shot: from an email, back from 2013, on a report from a meeting where NH Senate plans on endorsing Obamacare were being discussed: I arrived just in time to hear an influential member of the board saying (I’m paraphrasing here) what a great plan it was and the only people who would not want to accept […]

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Tweeting in my ear: Jennifer Horn’s First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit

by Skip March 13, 2015

Overheard a strong Liberty & Freedom / Conservative grumble:  Peter King needs to be sold to the Taliban for their entertainment Strongly worded?  Perhaps.  But as we have been seeing, it seems that Establishment Republicans, like Peter King, feel entitled to attack conservatives in verbiage just as strong but don’t like it much when the focus […]

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CPAC 2015 – TEA Party walks out on Jeb Bush

by Skip February 27, 2015

(H/T: The Corner)

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Whereby NH Rebellion misses the obvious answer to their question

by Skip January 16, 2015

THE LONG MARCH CONTINUES. The NH Rebellion walk to draw attention to the role of big money in politics has four routes this year: Dixville Notch, Keene, Nashua and Portsmouth. The finish line is at the State House on Jan. 21 — in celebration of the late Doris “Granny D” Haddock’s birthday — but the […]

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On that washed up, out of touch, irrelevant personage formerly known as Sarah Palin…

by Skip December 28, 2014

Copied in its entirety (reformatted, emphasis mine): ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR: Sarah Palin? For all her detractors’ cries of “irrelevance” and “she’s just a reality show entertainer” (those two being among the nicer epithets), Palin goes on, election cycle after election cycle, populating Congress with her endorsed candidates in a cost-effective manner, and in such numbers […]

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Many “Black Lives Matter” Leaders only want Money & Power

by Don December 27, 2014

Do the “Black Lives Matter” protest leaders and supporters actually care about saving or improving black lives or are they just pretending?  Do they promote obeying the law and complying with police orders?  No.  Do they try to stop the thousands of annual black on black murders?  No.  Do they help blacks to escape poverty?  […]

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GrokTALK! – Drive the TEA Party Out?

by Steve MacDonald December 17, 2014
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GOP leadership gets fingered for playing at RINO King maker in the NH House. Was it all part of a plan to drive the grassroots out of the party? How does that affect elections? Does the establishment even care or are they content to hang on to enough power to horse trade for favors? We’ve […]

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Progressives Lie about the TEA Party and Its Goals

by Don December 12, 2014

There is no bigger “Big Lie” than the lie by big government advocates and beneficiaries, repeated by E. Scott Cracraft in his November 25th op-ed in the Laconia Daily Sun (laconiadailysun.com) that the TEA Party is “fascist”, racist, and/or extremist. The real TEA Party (there are progressive and party establishment imposters) is millions of everyday […]

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Obamacare – once again, the TEA Party was right!

by Skip November 30, 2014

You betcha!  One of the main complaints of the TEA Party was that the Federal Government should not be in charge our healthcare.  That it should not be trying to take over and socialize 1/6th of our economy simply because: Government! Top down, gazillion page law and resulting regulations would do NOTHING to lower costs. […]

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NH Democrats ‘Grubering’ their supporters with lies about Bill O’Brien

by Kimberly Morin November 19, 2014

Yesterday the Republican Legislators in the New Hampshire House of Representatives elected their Speaker. The election was between former Speakers Bill O’Brien and Gene Chandler. Laurie Sanborn had also been in the race but dropped out due to family health issues. This was the race in which Senator Kelly Ayotte decided to (for the first time […]

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As to the Death of the TEA Party meme

by Skip November 9, 2014

For as long as I’ve been part of the TEA Party movement (“Fiscal Frugality, Govt staying within Constitutional bounds, Free Markets” are the 3 TEA Party principles.  Period), it has undergone demonization by the Democrats at full roar.  THIS election cycle, we saw the Establishment Republicans (Mitch McConnell: “We will crush them!”) join them.  Thus, one […]

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Why Democrats hate the TEA Party, why Socialists hate Liberty folks

by Skip October 29, 2014

Evil.  It exists in the real world and many of us can recognize it.  However, in the ever-increasing political polarization here in America, there certainly is one set of folks that truly believes that evil actually exists.  No, for these people it is not that commit heinous crimes.  It is not those that advocate killing […]

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Energizing The Black Robed Regiment:
Pastor Rafael Cruz

by Mike October 11, 2014

Thursday evening, in Rye, Pastor Rafal Cruz, father of Ted, addressed a roomful of TEA party conservatives on his quest to energize the 75% of churchgoing Christians who don’t usually vote, by firing up pastors around the country to increase voter registration. Topics included Common Core, Executive tyranny, the importance of promoting and electing constitutional […]

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