US Senate

Hassan vs Ayotte

by Steve MacDonald August 14, 2015
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Is Gov. Hassan going to challenge Kelly Ayotte for a US Senate seat in NH? If not, who? And what about Kelly and the new PAC that has risen to support her called “Commitments Kept”? Want the entire program? Get it here! Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with you on iTunes, […]

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“Commitments Kept” – a new PAC for Kelly Ayotte. Have I got a question for them!

by Skip August 7, 2015

This came in over the transom a bit ago and I forgot to post it up: Commitments Kept New Hampshire Launches Grassroots Organization Bringing Cutting-Edge Tactics and Technology to New Hampshire’s US Senate Race Really – a “Grassroots” type of organization?  When I see or hear that, I think just ordinary Joes and Janes that […]

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Ted Cruz’ Epic Rant: The Voters Came Out In Overwhelming Numbers, And Nothing Changed!

by Mike July 26, 2015

Don’t mess with Texas Ted! That warning ought to be tattooed on Mitch Mulch McConnell’s forehead as a warning that the voters are getting tired of delivering Republican majorities which do nothing to rein in big government. Specifically at issue is how our REPUBLICAN majority leader secured votes for the President’s Trade Promotion Authority (‘Fast […]

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GrokTALK! – Limiting Principles? What Limiting Principles?

by Steve MacDonald July 22, 2015
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We continue with Mike Farris, on the political abandonment of the limiting principles of the constitution. How we got here. How we get back. Then it’s on to the Iran treaty and how 4 presidential candidates (from the US Senate) violated the constitution when they voted to change the rules for ratifying treaties. Listen to […]

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GrokTALK! – Mark Lucas AFP – Road to Reform

by Steve MacDonald July 4, 2015
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No show this week (Happy Independence day!) but if you missed this from last week…Regional AFP Director Mark Lucas joined us to discuss the Road to Reform, the Export-Import Bank, disappointment in Republicans after the elections and how and why you need to hold these elected officials accountable. Listen to the entire program here Follow […]

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Liberty Wins the Day

by Tom June 1, 2015

At midnight, the Patriot Act provision, which granted the NSA permission to bulk-collect private phone metadata of law abiding American citizens, expired. Law abiding citizens.   Presumption of guilt.  Probable cause.   Sound familiar? When was the last time you can remember Congress doing something, actively or passively, to reduce the scope, size, and power […]

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New “Draft Bill O’Brien” Facebook Page

by Steve MacDonald April 25, 2015
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After Ayotte’s pro Lynch for AG vote – a final (final) straw for many who oppose the kind of unconstitutional executive action’s Obama takes and newly minted AG Lynch supports, I would not be surprised to see a few more of these in the coming months.  

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Ted Cruz interviews AG Nominee Loretta Lynch – Grab Some Popcorn!

by Steve MacDonald January 29, 2015
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From the Loretta Lynch confirmation hearing.  Grab some popcorn.  Lynch is up to replace Holder as AG.  Senator Ted Cruz has some questions.

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Speaking of “Incumbents like weeds” – This survey on Kelly Ayotte is interesting…with implications

by Skip December 9, 2014

So, it comes down to this – how is Kelly Ayotte going to vote?  Is she willing to bet her seat to fulfill her campaign promise to NH Voters? As a wise lady has pontificated: “What if the NH GOP RINO plan all along was to throw conservatives under the bus at the opening bell, disenfranchise […]

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Jeanne Shaheen The Aisle-Crossing Machine (Take 2)

by Steve MacDonald November 7, 2014
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Liberal Democrat Jeanne Shaheen sold herself as this reach across the aisle role-model, as if she had a chronic case of whatever the OCD equivalent of bipartisanship might be.  The truth was far different.  She backed president Obama’s agenda 99% of the time which makes her a good Democrat, a liar (sorry, that’s redundant), and […]

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Nothing Senator Ayotte Says Here Makes Any Sense

by Steve MacDonald November 6, 2014

There is not one single thing in this statement from Senator Ayotte that makes any damn sense. Republicans and Democrats have a responsibility to work together to find solutions to the many challenges facing our country. As the new Congress gets to work, I will continue to work across the aisle to advance priorities that […]

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Dear Republicans… You We’re Not Elected To Work “With” Democrats

by Steve MacDonald November 5, 2014
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Dear Republicans…no one elected you to work with Democrats. If voters really wanted people who would work closely with Obama and other Democrats to “get things done,” they would have just voted for more Democrats. After all, virtually every elected Democrat has “worked with” Obama (in the sense of doing exactly everything he asked) for the […]

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From yesterday’s morning’s GrokTALK! – readings from the blogosphere Part 3

by Skip October 19, 2014

We’ve talked / blogged that we at GraniteGrok keep getting yelled at for not being behind the NH GOP push for Scott Brown.  Look, we just don’t think that he’s the right Republican guy for the job simply because he’s wishy-washy on OUR important issues – and those are not fringe ones but main stream […]

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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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Let’s Play Shaheen “Remember When” Part 1

by Steve MacDonald October 13, 2014
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Remember in late 2007 when Mr. Jeanne Shaheen took one for the Clinton team in the run up to the 2008 Democrat primary?  Jeanne couldn’t do it, she was going to run for the US Senate, but Billy had some free time… Shaheen said Obama’s candor on the subject would “open the door” to further […]

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“Leadership” Not In Jeanne Shaheen’s Tiny Blue Toolbox

by Steve MacDonald October 6, 2014
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It may not be a well known maxim in New Hampshire but when Jeanne Shaheen was governor she liked to rule by committee.  Blue ribbon, fact finding, you name it – she’d call for a committee to investigate whatever her progressive mind thought ailed us.  (Progressive minds think everything ails us, and that they are […]

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This was seen multiple times at the NH GOP Annual Meeting : Stark and Langdon

by Skip September 25, 2014

I think it speaks for itself if some of the most active Republicans in NH were wearing it. Starting to see it some other places as well.  Is a message being sent? Does look like that Patriot is mad over something….

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ObamaCare September Surprise?

by Steve MacDonald September 23, 2014
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September is almost over but the Spite House War machine has been operating non-stop all year looking for ways to deceive voters about the failure (and unpopularity) of their healthcare overhaul. POLITICO Aware that state insurance rate hikes could give Republicans a chance to resurrect Obamacare as a political liability just weeks before the midterms, […]

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Is NH State Senator David Boutin the equivalent of “doddering” US Senator Pat Roberts?

by Skip September 20, 2014

Yes, the equivalency / similarities hit just as soon as I read it: THE NRSC’S WORK PROPPING UP DODDERING NONRESIDENT PAT ROBERTS WORKING OUT AS EXPECTED: In Kansas, Incumbent Pat Roberts Down 5 Points Against “Independent” Candidate. “This all raises a bigger question as to Roberts’ viability. He’s just a horrible campaigner, and doesn’t seem comfortable in his […]

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Heh! It seems my choice of candidates is getting read – and gaining steam!

by Skip September 17, 2014

From a loyal ‘Grok commenter via email after I put this up: Morning Skip. Interesting choice of write-ins. Now for a little bit of “inside scoop” that’s probably not for public consumption. My wife works over at <redacted>in Hudson and has done and is doing lots of work at <a former high ranking NH GOP official>’s […]

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The Real ‘Extremist’ is Senator Jeanne Shaheen

by Steve MacDonald September 11, 2014
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George Will…on the ‘Real’ extremists in American Politics, like NH Senator Jeanne Shaheen The First Amendment as the First Congress passed it, and the states ratified it 223 years ago, says: “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.” The 48 senators understand that this is incompatible — by its plain text, […]

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A Personal Endorsement: Rubens For Senate!

by Mike September 8, 2014

I find myself in violent agreement with the rest of the team that Scott Brown is NOT the best person to represent the interests of the state of NH and its citizens in DC, but I differ in my opinion of who the best person would be. I have written previously that I don’t agree […]

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Scott Brown Embraces NH Democrat Vote Fraud

by Steve MacDonald September 4, 2014
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Scott Brown is on the record supporting out-of-state voters stuffing New Hampshire ballot boxes and robbing you of your local voice.  This has been the NH Democrat strategy for years, one we’ve been trying to expose at great length on these pages. (Just search ‘vote fraud’ for  10 pages of articles on the Grok.) Brown […]

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‘Grok Endorsement – Bob Smith for US Senate

by Skip September 2, 2014

Consistency breeds Trust yields Votes We have been rather stingy with endorsements thus far this season; the writers at GraniteGrok decided that our bar for such would be set so high that few would be able to meet it.  We discussed that we would only settle for “Champions” – those people that we can Trust; […]

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Montana Senate Race – Democrats Can Kiss That Seat Goodbye…

by Steve MacDonald August 18, 2014
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Long Story Short, Max Baucus was a Democrat albatross shipped off to China as an ambassador (to save some face).  His sterling ‘conservative Democrat’ replacement was busted for having plagiarized the majority of his Army War College thesis.  He bailed. Left to decide at the Montana Democrat Party State Convention,  the curdled cream of Montana’s […]

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LTE – NHGOP! Stop Telling Me Who To Vote For In The Primary

by Steve MacDonald August 12, 2014
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From a Reader… To whom it may concern (in particular Jennifer Horn): I find it extremely disconcerting that the NH GOP is pushing Scott Brown, who’s record shows him voting with the Democrats 62% of the time, as “THE Candidate” to run against Jean Shaheen.  Couple Scott’s voting record with his publicly stated stance on […]

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

by Steve MacDonald July 31, 2014
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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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