US House

But the US House Democrats STILL elected her as the Minority Leader….again?

by Skip December 7, 2016

That would be Nancy Pelosi who has presided over the cratering of the Democrat hold on the US House and have become basically neutered (which is why I have little angst that both of my NH House seats are filled by two Democrat harpies (Maggie “The Red” Hassan and Annie “I’m more Progressive than you!” […]

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Nancy Pelosi for Minority Leader

by Steve MacDonald November 18, 2016

Hew Hampshire Democrat Rubber Stamps Carol Shea-Porter and Ann McLane Kuster can be counted on to choose Nancy Pelosi to lead the Democrats in Congress, and this is good. We want Nancy to continue to be the face of House Democrats in DC. “[T]he [Democrat] party has hemorrhaged over 60 House seats in the past […]

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And Now a Message from House Democrats

by Steve MacDonald June 23, 2016
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Jack Flanagan is the NH House Majority Leader….hmmmm

by Skip March 14, 2016

Update: ‘Grok friend Seth reminds me that Flanagan stepped down from being the Majority Leader.  So, mentally stick a “former” below and it will still read as badly. *************** So, Steve posted this tidbit from those Republicans who vote with Democrats and CERTAINLY don’t vote the Republican agenda according to the Establishment’s cri de coeur […]

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Congressman Trey Gowdy on National Security, Refugees, and The Middle East

by Steve MacDonald November 19, 2015
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(5:30) “With all due respect to (the President) what I’m really afraid of is a foreign policy that creates more widows and orphans. So, where maybe he ought to start, is a foreign policy in the Middle East, including Syria, where people can go back to their homeland. Which is their preference. Go back to […]

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“Could Moderate Republicans Join With Democrats to Elect a Speaker? One Member Floats the Idea”

by Skip October 23, 2015

With the advent of the US House Republicans caving into Paul Ryan’s demands in order to just get a new Speaker to replace John Boehner Sidenote: why is it that Republicans hate to fight ANYone for principles? Sidenote: except, of course, when it is Establishment fight TEA Party folks – then it seems the fight […]

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Breaking – Kevin McCarthy Drops out of Race For House Speaker

by Steve MacDonald October 8, 2015
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Hot Air, Ace, everyone by now… BREAKING — House GOP Leader @kevinomccarthy drops out of race for Speaker — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 8, 2015 Future “prosperity” postponed while “Leadership” works out which RINO to put up in place of McCarthy as the candidate you’d better vote for or else.

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As long as we’re doing “revisits”, let’s not forget Steve Duprey & Planned Parenthood

by Skip May 13, 2015

After all, he was at the meeting, check in hand, for Planned Parenthood’s Action Fund – you remember, the political arm of Planned Parenthood whose mission is to get rid of NH GOP Committeeman Steve Duprey’s sitting Republican US Senator, Kelly Ayotte (R-NH).  Yeah, having it both ways at once.  Sorry, his “justification” in my […]

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Is CongressCritter Annie Kuster (D-NH) enjoying her impotence?

by Skip January 13, 2015

Effectively, unless this Progressive Democrat decides to go Right, she has her seat.  Pretty much, that’s about it.  But that’s a good thing: Democratic Committee Assignments Less Than a Zero-Sum Game The House Democrats undeniably remain the fourth and smallest wheel in the congressional machine. And they’re still struggling to apply enough internal political grease […]

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US House Declares Obama Amnesty “Null and Void…”

by Steve MacDonald December 4, 2014
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The bigger issue of dealing with a spending bill remains contentious but sometimes it helps to make a statement with a vote tied to it, and this was that, if noting else.  And hey, we’ve got them on record, right?  Add to that the multi-state lawsuit against Obama, and you’ve got some welcome push-back on […]

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Where Congressional Bills go to die….

by Skip October 19, 2014

The Democrats always point to the Republican controlled US House of Representatives when they utter the words “Obstructionists!!!”.  In this, they absolutely depend on the LIVs – Low Information Voters whose knowledge of current political events is as deep as the last 30 second sound bite that passes through their right ear and out their […]

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And when one Branch refuses to defend it self via the Constitution? A Crisis

by Skip July 18, 2014

Our ancient pledge to live in a nation of laws means nothing if one party aids the executive in undermining those laws on a whim. — Thomas H. Crown (@ThomasHCrown) July 9, 2014 A Constitutional crisis is when one branch arrogates power to itself and the others are powerless or unwilling to stop it. — […]

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House Votes To Ban Taxing Internet Access Forever

by Steve MacDonald July 16, 2014
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The US House bill that just passed a bill that would prohibit any state or federal government from taxing internet access forever.  This is good news but I think states should retain the right to decide this matter individually.  Oh, and what’s with that “forever” thing, right? The Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act is an […]

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Sergeant at Arms – Arrest Lois Lerner

by Steve MacDonald July 11, 2014
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Sergeant at Arms – Arrest Lois Lerner The Blaze Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) announced on Thursday that he has filed a resolution directing the House sergeant-at-arms to “arrest Lois Lerner for contempt of Congress” over the IRS targeting scandal. Stockman said in a statement that asking the U.S. Department of Justice to prosecute Lerner for […]

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Blogline of the Day – Comprehensive immigration

by Skip June 10, 2014

 Comprehensive immigration reform is so dead that doorknobs look vivacious by comparison. – Jonah Goldberg

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NH GOP Annual Meeting – Ruminations: MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough

by Skip May 26, 2014

OK, back to finish some unfinished business (ruminations on Kelly’s speech here; read it to see what I’m trying to accomplish here).  Yeah, we all go to MSNBC all the time just to watch “Morning Joe” with Joe Scarborough – we Conservatives only feel good after our morning tongue lashings from Progressives and others that think […]

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CVA and The VA Management Accountability Act – Make NH Proud!

by Ed Naile May 22, 2014

Since the last week in February I have had the pleasure of working with Concerned Veterans for America, making calls to NH vets regarding mismanagement at the Veterans Administration – specifically targeting poor performing administrators.  Well, I guess that issue has hit the front pages in the last few days.  Good thing it finally did, […]

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“reflects the majority opinion of the United States”

by Skip April 30, 2014

I thought this was rather amusing concerning the cloture vote (a vote to stop debate) in the Senate on raising the minimum wage : White House press secretary Jay Carney accused Republican lawmakers of voting “contrary to the wishes of the American people.” “The fact is there is a bill that was voted on today in […]

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Ruh-Roh! No Democrat Money Left Over For House Races?

by Steve MacDonald January 30, 2014
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There is an article up at Michael that talks about the concern among Democrat strategists that they can’t win the House and they could lose the Senate. They are.. .” dispirited about any chance of picking up the US House–that they’re writing off the latter and shoving all their chips (and cash) on the […]

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What makes that a great idea?

by Skip December 29, 2013

The NH GOP should go “X Contests” a la the Ansari X Prize that was offered by the X Foundation Frank Guinta was on WMUR’s (just like the logo says) “Close Up” – no big surprise as like all shows, we are now in the “wrap up for the year” time slot for all the […]

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GrokTALK! 12-14-2013 With JR Hoell, Mike Ball, and Marilinda Garcia – The Videos

by Skip December 14, 2013

First off, I want to thank all of you that answered Steve’s call for the  micro-fundraiser for the updated software for GrokTALK! (i.e., “the Jingle box” that plays the promos and parodies Steve whips up); we’ll be ordering that software late next week.  Two segments only from today’s show: Segment 1 – Groksters Mike, Steve, […]

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John Boehner – ‘I Told You So’

by Steve MacDonald November 14, 2013
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Then minority leader John Boehner speaks before the House the night of ObamaCare in that chamber;  whatever you think of him now, or wheter or not he has since stepped on his own toes (and I think he has)…when it comes to the ACA and what happened after Democrats rammed it though, he had it […]

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Guinta’s name didn’t show up in the list when he had the chance – and neither did Ayotte’s now

by Skip October 16, 2013

The Senate vote on the Continuing Resolution  and to allow the Obama Administration to spend even more of our kids’ money had the following Republicans voting “NO!”: The 18 Republicans voting no were: Senators David Vitter (La.), Ted Cruz (Texas), Mike Lee (Utah), Marco Rubio (Fla.), Ron Johnson (Wis.), Pat Toomey (Pa.), John Cornyn (Texas), […]

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House Democrats Vote To Deny Benefits to War Veterans

by Steve MacDonald October 2, 2013
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The party that picks winners and losers as a matter of policy now claims that it will not pick winners and losers when it comes to funding the Government.   Here’s an idea.  Why not pass a budget every year to fund the government? I guess budgets are not fair, or something.  So lacking a budget, […]

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US House – Remove All Congressional Exemptions From ObamaCare

by Steve MacDonald September 30, 2013

Here is a new video from the NRSC on Obama Democrat Care (Called Dismantle) …as House Republicans move forward with a plan that would remove all congressional exemptions.

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This is just too good to be true – what a way to strangle the EPA’s strangulation of the country!

by Skip September 23, 2013

Huffington Post (boy, this musta hurt reporting this): The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says the agency will “effectively shut down” unless Congress approves stopgap funding by Oct. 1. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy says the agency won’t be able to pay employees. She says only a core group of people will remain on duty […]

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Call The Pelosi Twins – The House Vote To Repeal ObamaScare is Today

by Steve MacDonald May 16, 2013

Let Carol Ann Shea-McKluster know that…now that we all know what’s in it – we still don’t want it!

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From The Edge Of Sequestration…We’re Walking, And We’re Walking, And We’re Stopping. [Updated]

by Steve MacDonald March 6, 2013

In an effort to make sequestaria appear like a real crisis neither the White House nor the Vice Presidents residence will be conducting tours in the foreseeable future… because the evil Republicans voted for Obama’s bill and wouldn’t cave like the Democrats had planned. In response to this  Rep Louie Ghomert, Texas, has proposed an amendment to HR 933 that would force […]

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Ron Paul’s Farewell Address on the House Floor

by Steve MacDonald November 15, 2012

It’s over 48 minutes so grab a beverage and a snack.  Good speech.  Compelling questions.  (And yes,  as a matter of fact I do expect Tim to re-post this having not noticed I put it up already.  Dig!) Here’s a meat and potatoes RP quote for you to chew on… “I’ve thought a lot about […]

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Barack Obama, Ben Ghazi, And Warren Women Walk Into a Bar….2.0

by Steve MacDonald November 7, 2012

It occurs to me that the Obama Administration has a huge problem ahead of it. With Republicans retaining the US House, the various investigations will proceed unhindered.  New ones will begin.  And the idea of asking uncomfortable questions about the scope of Executive power should be brought to the fore. The US House has significant […]

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