Tag Archives | #NHGOP

The Rest of the Story @ the #NHGOP #FITN Summit

The national media logged thousands of stories about last weekend’s #FITN #NHGOP Summit – but they missed two. The first story – overlooked by almost all of the national media but covered by the Concord Monitor, Bloomberg Politics and a bit by WMUR – was the #NHGOP treatment of the NH Rebellion. The Rebellion was […]

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One week before candidate summit, N.H. GOP removes controversial platform section from website

Revised “Statement of Principles” page (nhgop.org) As 19 likely Republican presidential candidates prepare to descend on the state for the New Hampshire GOP “First-in-the-Nation Republican Leadership Summit,” the party has quietly removed a controversial section from the party platform on its website. The most controversial items removed from the website include support for a personhood […]

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A libertarian asks, ‘Can law enforcement and the Free State Project coexist?’

Image: Joseph Morris / CC BY-ND 2.0 One of the fundamental differences that separates libertarian Republicans from party regulars (and Democrats) is their attitude toward law enforcement. This distinction was recently highlighted in an exchange on the Free State Project discussion forum, in which a potential Free Stater asked if her husband, who is pursuing […]

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N.H. GOP chair in more honest days: ‘Donald Trump is not a credible candidate for President’

Image: youtube.com/bostonherald Yesterday, former House Speaker Bill O’Brien and his shadow caucus hosted a house party for billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump, who once again claims to be exploring a presidential bid. O’Brien, who has reportedly asked potential Republican presidential candidates for up to $50,000 for the privilege of appearing before the dissident lawmakers, […]

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‘Our party is more united than it’s ever been’ — all evidence to the contrary

Image: Steve Garvie / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 In 2011, when state Rep. Susan Emerson proposed a budget amendment restoring social service cuts, then-Speaker Bill O’Brien accused her of not being a real Republican. “He threatened to kick me out of the Republican caucus, said I wasn’t a Republican,” the longtime Rindge representative told the Concord […]

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Jack Kimball: ‘BBC admits Paris shooting fake!!’

Image: youtube.com Jack Kimball, former chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party, shared a video on his Facebook page that claims the Charlie Hebdo shooting was a “false flag” operation. “Everyone needs to watch this, especially gun owners, prior Military and hunters,” Kimball wrote. “Even the BBC believes this shooting is fake.” The video Kimball […]

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N.H. GOP: A criminal subculture of bullying & extortion

An explosive email exchange between New Hampshire GOP chair Jennifer Horn and party treasurer Robert Scott has exposed a profoundly dysfunctional party organization. The email messages, first reported by James Pindell and published in full by Skip Murphy, document a bitter dispute over Horn’s access to party bank accounts. The messages begin with Scott accusing […]

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N.H. GOP in a ‘rut of inconsequentiality’

At the conclusion of Saturday’s Republican State Committee meeting, Jennifer Horn, the party’s new chairwoman declared, “We are a united party. Long-term Republican activist, new voices who have come to effort more recently, we’re walking out the door today united…” Mary Bonser didn’t get the script. After the meeting, Bonser wrote an open letter to […]

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Jennifer Horn: We care (all evidence to the contrary)

In her acceptance speech, Jennifer Horn, the New Hampshire Republican Party’s new chairwoman, said Republicans will no longer allow Democrats to define the Republican party. ‘‘We must put to rest forever the idea that the Republican Party is the party that does not care.” she declared. “…that we don’t care about women,” House Bill 483.Requires the physician […]

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HB143 – Straight Ticket Voting – Today’s Hearing

(Thanks for posting this Susan. Part move below the fold) This morning the Election Law Committee heard testimony on HB143: An Act Allowing Straight Ticket Voting.  This bill is sponsored by Representatives Notter, Peterson, LeBrun, and Rice – all Republicans. The NH legislature abolished straight ticket voting in 2007, after the Democrats took control of […]

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