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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 Graham.com that talks about the concern among Democrat strategists that they can’t win the House and they could lose the Senate. They are.. .”..so 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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So WHY is our Second District Congressman, Charlie Bass, not signed up to defund Obamacare?

by Skip July 19, 2012

Charlie Bass promised to vote against Obamacare – did.  That should have signaled the intention to kill it anyway possible or needed – so why didn’t he sign the Letter?  Would he actually vote to defund Obamacare? 241 US Congressmen are Republicans.  127 of them have signed a Letter saying it was time to use […]

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Turner & Amodei Win – Referendum?

by Steve MacDonald September 14, 2011

You know as well as I that it is only a referendum when a Democrat wins, so the special elections to fill two US House seats, the ones that resulted in two Republican Wins, not a referendum. Dope slap, bitch slap, slam dunk, home run, owned; these are more appropriate descriptions of what happened last night, particularly in the cold blue underbelly of the Big Apple.

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Two Congressmen And A Free Throw

by Steve MacDonald February 28, 2011

The US House just finished it’s work on HR1, cleaning up after democrats who in 2010 abrogated yet another constitutional obligation when they refused to write the budget they wanted.

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What The Bi-Partisan Repeal Vote Means

by Steve MacDonald January 20, 2011

Democrats are up in arms about the US House vote to repeal Obamacare. They are claiming it is just a political stunt but the real problem is that democrats do not understand how people who ran on an issue and were then elected to office because of it, would actually follow through and vote that way?

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It’s A Knock Out!

by Steve MacDonald January 6, 2011

OK.  It’s not threatening vehicular manslaughter, but I can see the progressives filling their diapers in rage on this one. They do so love Nancy.  Thankfully this is the work of Jay Leno so if anyone is sewn so tight that they are actually offended by it, call him to complain.  

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Reading The Constitution…

by Steve MacDonald January 6, 2011

Reading the Constitution to progressives on the floor of the US House is like a priest reading from the bible at an exorcism. They scream out and writhe, swear, insult, spew hatred, and do everything in their power to intimidate you before you can get to the end. They started screaming days ago, actually.

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Just Throwing This Out There…

by Steve MacDonald December 10, 2010

The House Democrats have balked at a bi-partisan deal that while not perfect, is an actual compromise, and would end a good deal of the uncertainty about tax increases (that is stagnating the economy) by ensuring that for the most part, there are almost none. (The estate tax survives)

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Inside Baseball

by Steve MacDonald December 9, 2010

Does anyone know the process for congressional chairmanships? Erik has indicated above that the House GOP needs to ratify leadership’s decisions but I was not aware of that condition. It was my understanding that anyone who is not on the steering committee did not get a voice on chairmanships and appointments but maybe that’s wrong.

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Trouble in Utopia

by Steve MacDonald November 11, 2010

From AP – Courtesy of the Union Leader   WASHINGTON (AP) — In a fresh sign of turmoil among defeated Democrats, a growing number of the rank and file say they won’t support House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a politically symbolic roll call when the new Congress meets in January. “The reality is that she […]

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Freshman Get A Voice

by Steve MacDonald November 9, 2010

November 9, 2010 Dear Freshman Member–Elect, As you prepare to come to Washington for Orientation during the week of November 14th, we wanted to bring to your attention the various leadership opportunities available to your class.  The incoming GOP freshman class for the 112th Congress is no ordinary freshman class, and this is no ordinary […]

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