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Steve MacDonald

Steve is a New Hampshire resident, blogger, and activist; A member of the board of the 603 Alliance, NHCMP, NHRVC, LFGC, and the host of GrokTALK! Please Note: My opinions are my own and not those of my Family, employers, politicians, campaigns, or other contributors or commenters at GraniteGrok

How Did Your NH House Republican Rank In 2011?

I’ve culled my reps from the list (Hills 19) below. I’ve also generated a list of the Republican bottom feeders for 2011. These are what we would call RINOs, moderate democrats who could never survive the bullying from the left, or might never get elected if they admitted that they have little or no interest in supporting the Republican party platform.

Rockingham 14 Has RINO Written All Over It

Mr. Janvrin’s candidate blurb, the beauty queen contestant equivalent of “If I am lucky enough to win the pageant this is what I’d like to do” remarks, (w)hile… intentionally ‘generic’ … do little to suggest he has been advised by anyone outside the union-left wing cabal. They are full of social justice pap, with little obvious difference from that of his democrat opponent.

Dangerous Democrats

Obama and the democrats can let Iran build nukes because it is a no-lose situation for them. Inaction is action. If by chance Iran does not nuke up, they will take credit. If it does, and then kills millions, they will blame George Bush, or obstructionist Republicans.


I’m on vacation this week.  So I don’t expect to be blogging much.  But you never know.

Are The Democrats Any Different?

Here is what looks like a pretty run of the mill bullet list of Democrat talking points on taxes. This is the kind of stuff you find on the lefty candidates campaign sites, in emails from Democrat Mark Fernald month after month after month, or from the mouths of other lefties who run the Granite State Fair Tax Coalition.

Bar Stool Economics

Left wing tax policy and the class warfare rhetoric they use to advance it crumbles in the face of even the most simplistic analysis. Take the left wing war on the wealthy. They argue that the rich do not pay their fair share even though the rich pay most of the taxes. Here in New Hampshire the Mark Fernald wing of the democrat party apes this ridiculous technique on the matter of New Hampshire property taxes, a notion upon which the social justice mavens and the Granite State “Fair Tax” Coalition are meant to agitate. But neither claim holds water and this cross post from CNHT explains why.

Is The Granite State Fair Tax Coalition Just Another Left Wing Front Group?

The Granite State Fair Tax Coalition claims to be a non-partisan, non-profit group whose mission is to convince the people of New Hampshire that we need a broad based income tax. Using percentages and formulas with a focus on deception, misdirection, and Alinsky-like class warfare rhetoric, they seek to corral enough support to dismantle a system that for years has made the state of New Hampshire one of the best places to live and work, for quality of life, low overall tax burden, health, safety, low crime rates, job opportunity and freedom.

Meet Matt Strawn: NH and IA GOP Chairs Stand United on First in Nation

By Grokster ‘Columbus’ New Hampshire’s GOP Chair Jack Kimball welcomed his opposite number from Iowa Matt Strawn to the free state for talks to reinforce the potency of their first-to-the-ballot box status. Chairman Strawn made it clear that there is a common bond between the parties and the people of Iowa and New Hampshire, saying: …

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