Unity Shmunity

by Scott Morales August 13, 2017

In one of my favorite podcasts “Mad Dogs and Englishmen”, Kevin D. Williamson said something that I’ve been thinking about for a long time but could never quite get out very well. So, of course, Kevin being Kevin, voiced it in a much more succinct and intelligent way than anything I would have come up […]

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You Said ‘Unity’ but I think You Meant “Fealty”

by Steve MacDonald September 17, 2016
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Yesterday the Rubens campaign issued a short press release explaining why he was absent from the Republican Unity Breakfast the day after the New Hampshire Primary. Jim Rubens and his wife Susan had every intention of attending and were looking forward to Wednesday’s Unity Breakfast and publicly supporting Senator Ayotte and the entire Republican ticket. Unfortunately, the […]

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Would Andrew Breitbart Think The Same Thing This Time Around?

by Steve MacDonald June 13, 2016
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Would Andrew have said the same this time around? I think he would.

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Bernie Backers Boo Barbie Boxer

by Steve MacDonald May 16, 2016
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Nevada Democrats engaged in beatings, boos, bad blood, and battery, with each other but…it wasn’t Republicans so maybe you missed it. (Jazz Shaw – Hot Air)I saw a few clips of (Sen. Barbra) Boxer having boos ringing in her ears on the Sunday news shows, but only briefly. None of the other “high spirited” activity […]

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The GOP Asks You To Vote For the Lesser Evil

by Mike May 5, 2016

Choose Wisely, People!

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How Illusive is Unity?

by Steve MacDonald April 27, 2016
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Doug Sachtleben from Club for Growth returns to the program to discuss Republican politics, the upcoming convention, and the search for unity after a contentious primary–as well as some thoughts about the division on the Democrat side.  

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Carlos Martinez, Constitutional Conservative, I have an answer for you! Ted Cruz to announce…

by Skip March 22, 2015

Last Sunday at Turbocam, Ted Cruz was asked by Carlos when he was going to announce his run for the Presidency – you can see the video here as Cruz was a bit out front (and coy) with his answer.  Well, we now have the answer  from the new GraniteGrok Twitter follower,  Ted Schleifer ( @TeddySchleifer […]

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Democrat appointed Speaker Shawn Jasper has a lesson to learn in group dynamics

by Skip December 6, 2014

A curious reaction from him in the Concord Monitor on how he will “deal” and “unify” with dissenters within the Republican caucus – he’ll just order them around: On Tuesday, Republican House members will meet in a caucus to elect a state party committee member, who would in turn lead the body’s Republican majority, said […]

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RINOs Seek “Easy Button” From NH Speakers Race

by Steve MacDonald November 17, 2014
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Gene Chandler says he’ll bring unity–Skip just reminded us yesterday right here. Chandler said he’d be Mr. Unity in the same article in which the sour cream of our RINO crop endorsed Mr. “Anyone with an ‘R’ is a good Republican” Chandler.  So I assume the unity of such ‘any old ‘R’ Republicans is a […]

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Matt Kibbe – Freedomworks

by Steve MacDonald October 11, 2014
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This is from Matt Kibbe at Freedomworks talking about the priorities of the GOP Establishment.  It sounds familiar… The GOP are all in Kansas trying to save Senator Pat Roberts, who doesn’t live in Kansas.  Sucking money from New Hampshire and Colorado.  GOP spent $40 million to save Mitch McConnell (in his primary in Kentucky) […]

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“Mairsy Dotes and Dosey Dotes and Little Lambsy Divey”

by Steve MacDonald September 10, 2014
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There is bound to be some debate about what happens next.  Half of us, or close to half, will not be happy with the outcome of yesterday’s primary.  Some will be “not as happy as they could be.”  Others will be angry, put out, belligerent, even hostile.  Yes, there will be cries for unity.  Some […]

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GrokTALK! Aug 30th, 2014 Segment One

by Steve MacDonald September 1, 2014
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This weeks segment one free-for-all touches on Ann Kuster, Maggie Hassan, The Coffee party, RINO’s, Senate Majority PAC’s, Stiles and Boutins, Fergy, The GOP Brand, The Wave, the  “small dog” Skip ‘Lost,’ Unity, and that’s just the first half of the segment. There’s more… You Can Also Listen or Download This Segment Here. The segment […]

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Incessant Cries for Unity

by Steve MacDonald August 10, 2014
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Jen Kuznizki (conservative writer) would fit in just fine around here… I’m mindful that the Democrat Party is really, really awful.  They try to get elected by saying their Republican opponent will take away the poor’s welfare and they’re a bunch of racist bigots.  But then, the Barbours in Mississippi on behalf of Thad Cochran […]

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GrokTALK! – Segments One & Two from LFGC

by Steve MacDonald June 23, 2014
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From this weeks GrokTALK!, in segment One we’ve got trilogies, the NHGOP’s idea of ‘unity,’ some thoughts on Havenstein, Personality politics, the Smith Rubens Debate, then IPAB and Liz Warrnen’s CFPB–shutting down people ad businesses for the greater glory of the collective. In segment two it’s states rights, the anti-incumbency movement, donuts and local tyranny, […]

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40-60 is the New 80-20

by Steve MacDonald June 22, 2014
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Republicans as a party, the establishment variety in particular, are like awkward children of privilege who get upset when their money isn’t enough to make them popular. They stamp their feet and whine, even threaten. How dare you do this, you’ll rue the day that. It’s all very annoying. But more than a few Republicans […]

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Blogline of the Day – Sending a Clear Message to Democrats…

by Steve MacDonald June 21, 2014
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With regard to the demand by party leadership for GOP unity regardless of principle…. It…sends a clear message to the Democrats.  If you have a candidate with money, and you can run them as a Republican, regardless of parity to party principles, the NHGOP leadership will take the money, support the candidate, and demand that […]

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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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2014 NH GOP Annual Meeting Keynote Speakers – Kelly Ayotte, Joe Scarborough

by Skip May 4, 2014

There were two main keynote speakers at yesterday’s NH GOP Annual Meeting were US Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and former US Congressman (and current MSNBC host) Joe Scarborough).  Kelly talked about Obamacare and its effects on NH, tax code, foreign policy, the Benghazi coverup: Note:  A lighter moment right at the beginning of her speech.  […]

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A Bump On The Road To Unity – Unity of what?

by Skip January 30, 2013

Again, Steve’s post on NH GOP’s mistrust of bloggers and unity ignited a bunch of thoughts – and realized I had gone long (even for me).  So consider this Part II of mine from his Part I.  On Unity – or more properly put – the false sense of Unity that some in the NH […]

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Facebook Doodlings – So, Greg Carson, Secretary of the NH GOP is demanding “unity” – Part I?

by Skip November 19, 2012

And yes, once again, I decide to weigh in.  His opening remark – well, I can’t quote it from FB because he decided to take himself out of the thread and erased all traces of himself, but it started with someone asking the simple question of “Who for Republican Minority Leader in the NH House?”. […]

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