US Senate

Where I Disagree with Skip, Who Was Only Slightly Disagreeing With Me

by Steve MacDonald July 31, 2014

Skip remarked on my post about Jeanne Shaheen’s Senate vote to keep the gas tax money the feds scoop out of all 50 states in DC, instead of returning it back to the states where it belongs.  In those remarks he says he slightly disagrees over who is pulling whose strings…. Where I slightly disagree […]

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Shaheen on Gas Prices – Two Broken Promises

by Steve MacDonald July 24, 2014
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Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire has released its latest video holding NH Senator Jeanne Shaheen Accountable. Not mentioned: Shaheen also took money from the Petroleum Marketers Association of America.  She has also taken  money from the PAC’s of fellow Democrats who are funded by Koch brothers, and is more than happy to have a […]

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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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Jeanne Shaheen’s Tax Returns – There’s Something Missing…

by Steve MacDonald July 15, 2014
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Jeanne Shaheen made a big show of releasing her tax returns, but I’m not all that impressed.  Shaheen is a one-percenter who has been in the US Senate for almost six yeas now.  Comfort is not an issue.   She will never have to think about her cable bill, or electric bill, or what she must […]

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GrokTALK! July 12th, 2014 – Senator Bob Smith

by Steve MacDonald July 13, 2014
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This week on GrokTALK! our first guest is Senator Bob Smith, candidate for US Senate in New Hampshire.  We talk about getting the message to the voters who aren’t ‘in the choir,’ principles, values, the stark differences on the left and right, being a platform Republican, out-of-control bureaucrats, and Senator Smith even weighs in on […]

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GrokTALK! CNHT Picnic – Jim Rubens

by Steve MacDonald July 9, 2014
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Our CNHT Picnic edition of GrokTALK! continues as Jim Rubens, former NH State Senator, and candidate for the US Senate, stops by the GrokTable to talk about issues, and his primary race to challenge Democrat Jeanne Shaheen Listen You Can Also Listen or Download Here This segment is also available on the podcast page if […]

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GrokTALK! CNHT Picnic – Sen. Bob Smith

by Steve MacDonald July 8, 2014
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Our CNHT Picnic edition of GrokTALK! continues some more, as Senator Bob SMith sits down to talk about the issues, Senator Shaheen, Scott Brown, Republican principles, and making unpopular choices because without them we can’t come back from the brink. Here’s our interview with Senator Smith You Can Also Listen or Download Here This segment […]

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How ‘Republican’ Is Scott Brown? Just Ask Mr. Obama!

by Steve MacDonald July 8, 2014
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How ‘Republican’ Is Scott Brown?  Just Ask Mr. Obama! For the full infographic go to the realscottbrownrecord.com (Rubens Campaign) Based on these numbers I think the answer to the question, ‘How Republican Is Scott Brown?” is not very, and or not often.

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CNHT Annual Picnic – The Straw Poll

by Skip July 6, 2014

Off year elections means no Presidential Poll this time (thought I bet there may be next year!) but certainly we get to concentrate on the right and proper thing – home town and State level elections.  Certainly, as you will hear Rich say when I put up the US Senate candidate videos, the NH US […]

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Weasal Words from Sportsmen’s Act (S. 2363); Senator Kelly Ayotte complicit in yielding US Senate power to President Obama with flowery words?

by Skip July 3, 2014

From Tom’s post about our Jr. Senator Kelly Ayotte signing up for this bill, Sportsmen’s Act S. 2363, that is being sponsored by known Democrat anti-gunners Senators (some of which are also Democrat illegal alien amnesty Senators), it mentioned: The Sportsmen’s Act is, substantively, largely a “nothing-burger.” People could hunt on federal lands — unless Obama didn’t […]

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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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Where’s Scott Brown?

by Steve MacDonald June 16, 2014
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Where’s Scott Brown?  Not anywhere near a debate, and even the Union Leader is reporting that.   Page One – “No Sign of Scott Brown in Senate Debates.” When Republican candidates for U.S. Senate Jim Rubens and Bob Smith debated at the Bedford Public Library in April, they differed on some issues but were unanimous […]

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Data Point – Republican Kelly Ayotte, this Amnesty chart is for you

by Skip June 15, 2014

My US Senator, Kelly Ayotte, campaigned hard against granting Amnesty to illegal aliens – a stance that sits very well with the base here in NH.  Now, 4 years into her term, she has gone hard Left on the issue – Amnesty is GREAT for Republicans!  If the debacle of Eric Cantor primary loss, in […]

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Karen Testerman Bows Out – Endorses Bob Smith for US Senate

by Steve MacDonald June 13, 2014
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Breaking News – Karen Testerman Bows Out – Endorses Bob Smith for US Senate in New Hampshire Karen’s Blog It is time for all of us to put aside pride and focus on our greater GOAL, that of fighting for Family, Faith and Freedom.  I will not force our principle-driven primary voters to make a self-defeating choice. […]

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Senator Bob Smith – GrokTALK! June7th, 2014

by Steve MacDonald June 12, 2014
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In segment Four Senator Bob Smith joins us to talk about the NH US Senate campaign to challenge Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.  We talk VA wait lists and solutons, Bowe Bergdahl, energy policy,  the problem with accommodating the left, defending Republican principles and more… Bob Smith for Senate.  Facebook.  Twitter. Segment Three – Senator Bob Smith […]

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Ready For Hillary – To Struggle With A Carpetbagging Second Mortgage

by Steve MacDonald June 10, 2014
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Hillary. She’s just one of the regular folk, struggling with a carpetbagging second mortgage. (Seems to me if she needed some extra cash she should have just got back into real estate or cattle futures, you know–things she was known to “be good at.”)   H/T WashTimes c/o Instapundit

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Scott Brown: Even the Telegraph Agrees With Us – “Some Answers Tour”

by Skip June 4, 2014

Steve already had part of the Editorial up, speaking that Brown refuses to be on the hot seat – there’s always a scheduling conflict that is the ready answer.  This is the part that got my attention (emphasis mine): Back in April, Scott Brown, the former U.S. senator from Massachusetts, announced his “Obamacare Isn’t Working […]

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GrokTALK! May 24th 2014 – With Jeff Chidester

by Steve MacDonald May 28, 2014
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Jeff Chidester joins us to talk about not talking about the Race for US Senate.  We cover Jeanne Shaheen’s misplaced priorities, the New Hampshire Governor’s race and the candidates so far (except for Max Abramson, sorry Max), we talk about Wolfeboro and who really shamed New Hampshire,  and make some important observations about the State […]

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This Ad Could Be About Jeanne Shaheen

by Steve MacDonald May 28, 2014
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Club For Growth has an awesome ad out on Arkansas Democrat Senator Mark Pryor.  Pryor has taken money from Koch industries and given money to NH Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and they’ve both repeated the lie of the year about ObamaCare, so this ad would work just as well for Shaheen as for Pryor.

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Undercover Video – Scott Brown at the GONH Event

by Steve MacDonald May 27, 2014
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Someone has sent undercover video of Scott Brown at the GONH event to JR Hoell.  JR posted it up on YouTube.  And now we have it here. Mr. Brown does not want to be heard going on the record.  He is unwilling to attend debates and is very controlling of media.  He will not come […]

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Selective Disservice on VA Accountability

by Steve MacDonald May 23, 2014
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The US House overwhelmingly passed a bill on VA accountability that would make it easier to remove incompetent Veterans Administration bureaucrats, but Harry “Road-Block” Reid’s  Senate managed to just barely block the measure as 33 Senate Democrats opposed the Bill. It’s not remarkable unless you note that none of the dissenting Democrats appear to be […]

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NoBrown / Second Amendment Rally: Micro-Interviews with NH State Reps

by Skip May 21, 2014
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OK, enough on the “other side of the street” – people were there to show their displeasure with Scott Brown (primarily) and with GONH for bowing down to Scott’s demands of No Cameras / No Recording / No Media / No Reporters (if ONLY he said NO to Democrat / Progressive legislation as emphatically!).  Even […]

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We’ve Been ‘Brown-Listed’

by Steve MacDonald May 21, 2014
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Rick Olson gives a great example of what it means to be “Brown-Listed.” “Last night, I went to Concord to the Holiday Inn for the Gun Owners of New Hampshire monthly meeting to challenge Scott Brown on his Second Amendment Positions. Just to be clear, I was personally invited by GONH President Mitch Kopacz. Upon […]

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NH GOP Annual Meeting – a couple of livestream interviews

by Skip May 19, 2014

I have been kinda swamped the last few weeks and I’ve been late on getting videos up.  In addition to recording all of the speeches, we had our livestreaming kit set up in the foyer hall to do some ad hoc interviews.  With all of the cellphones in use, even with Mike’s super-duper MiFi and […]

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Rochester 9/12 – Karen Testerman

by Skip May 14, 2014

Given that Karen is running for US Senate and was the only Senatorial candidate present Monday night at the Rochester 9/12 meeting, I have pulled out her speech in talking about US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid calling Jerry et al “Domestic Terrorists” while others truly are (e.g., Army Major Hassan shooting soldiers at Fort […]

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GrokTALK! May 10th Segment Three – NH US Senate Candidate Jim Rubens

by Steve MacDonald May 14, 2014
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Jim Rubens Candidate for US Senate in NH! Jim Rubens joins us for a rousing interview in which he not only tells us about the campaign so far, he takes hard questions and engages in some very spirited debate, mostly on energy policy, but other topics get time and attention as well.   Listen to […]

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GrokTALK! 5/10/2014 – Jim Rubens, US Senate candidate comes in and Radical Moderate calls in

by Skip May 11, 2014

November is coming and September is coming even faster and for we of the activist community, the election campaigns are now starting to transfer from second to third gear (even though for some, the campaign season is already getting long).  Jim Rubens is one of the three of the four willing to converse with us […]

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Indirect polling by video views of NH Republican Primary Candidates

by Skip May 7, 2014

I am late on putting up the videos for the Belknap County Convention (Delegation) concerning its budget process (H/T: Rosemary!).  In the process of setting up and then uploading Part 3 (re: NH State Rep Dennis Fields has a meltdown at its end), I noticed the number views received by speakers and candidates on the video […]

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On one hand – Scott Brown: “ask any question you want and I’ll give you an honest answer”

by Skip May 6, 2014

On the other is this headline from the Nashua Telegraph (emphasis mine, reformatted) says “Oh no you can’t!”: Brown only candidate not to confirm attendance at Merrimack forum MERRIMACK – Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is the only major candidate who hasn’t accepted an invitation to a forum for candidates in the 2014 Republican primary […]

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2014 NH GOP Annual Meeting – Candidates, US Senate – Scott Brown, Jim Rubens, Bob Smith, Karen Testerman

by Skip May 4, 2014

From the Corner Office / NH Governor primary race, the next set of candidates to have their three minute speech to the Party faithful were the four vying to be the NH GOP nominee for the US Senate and retire the Federal Government’s Ambassador to NH, Jeanne Shaheen.  A couple of quick observations: Scott Brown […]

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