Tag Archives | Bill o”Brien

Quote of the day: Assume the position

State House Rep. Al Baldasaro (R-Londonderry), announcing plans to run for House Republican Leader when the party caucus called by former Speaker Bill O’Brien meets: Fellow Republican Team Members, I was hoping that Rep O’Brien assumed the position, which in accordance with our caucus is the right person to serve as our Republican Leader. Since […]

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Bill O’Brien loyalists plot to overthrow N.H. House Speaker Shawn Jasper

Image: youtube.com Bill O’Brien loyalists are plotting to replace House Speaker Shawn Jasper when the House reconvenes in January. In a public, online message board, Rep. JR Hoell (R-Dunbarton) described plans for a coup. “It only takes 201 [votes] to unseat the @#$#$@^%$&^%*&,” he wrote. “Don’t give him the benefit of assuming he is in, […]

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Free Staters take credit for Bill O’Brien win, announce plan to primary Kelly Ayotte

Image: youtube.com House Republicans today picked Bill O’Brien to be their nominee for Speaker by a 116-112 vote. Members of the Free State Project, who claim to have won 20 seats for the 2015-2016 session, took credit for O’Brien’s win over former Speaker Gene Chandler. On Ron Paul Forums, one early mover described the Free […]

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Lee Quandt: Pundits say N.H. is a purple state, it looks more like a black and blue state to me

Image: Zach Stern / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Former state Rep. Lee Quandt (R-Exeter), who had his share of battles with former Speaker Bill O’Brien, provides his take on the House speakership contest between O’Brien and Rep. Gene Chandler — and explains why Kelly Ayotte and friends endorsed Chandler: Republicans took a drubbing because O’Brien brought […]

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Republican Liberty Caucus: Ayotte is a miscreant who neither understands nor respects N.H. House

Image: Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0  Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire chair Aaron Day has written a blistering response to U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte and other senior Republican leaders who endorsed Gene Chandler for state House Speaker. Day, who also leads the Free State Project, followed his group’s endorsement of former Speaker Bill […]

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In the United States, in the 21st Century

Three weeks ago, the news was all Ebola, all the time. Todd Kincannon, the former Executive Director of the South Carolina Republican Party announced, “the protocol for a positive Ebola test should be immediate humane execution and sanitization of the whole are. That will save lives.” The President was labeled inept and weak at handling […]

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Quote of the day: ‘This is America’

Image: youtube.com I know it’s anticipated, but I can’t believe the people would put him there to do that. This is America. We should be free. We shouldn’t be under dictatorship by him. — State House Rep. Laura Pantelakos (D-Portsmouth), the dean of the House, on the prospect of Bill O’Brien being named Speaker of the […]

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Portsmouth Herald: ‘O’Brien for Congress is a bad joke’

An editorial in the Portsmouth Herald doesn’t mince words. The paper says the announcement by former state House Speaker Bill O’Brien that he is considering a run for Congress in the 2nd district “is a bad joke:” O’Brien’s two years as N.H. speaker were some of the most divisive, spiteful and unproductive in recent memory. […]

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RTW Part Deux Redux

Susan has a run down of the proceedings of the RTW Bill (HB 32) as it came before  House Labor, Industrial, and Rehabilitative Services Committee yesterday (1/30/13) Obie tells us that NH will either be left behind in a Northeast that is a forced union part of the country, or join and enjoy the benefits […]

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Next chapter in O’Brien’s right to work obsession

Once again, former state House Speaker Bill O’Brien is sponsoring right to work legislation — despite conceding that it has no chance of becoming law this session. Susan Bruce was on hand to cover today’s hearing by the House Labor Committee: [View the story “Here we go again: Right to work hearing” on Storify] Here […]

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