Thursday, August 9, 2012
Letter writer says the former vice presidential candidate misrepresented details of the Affordable Care Act.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
To the Editor: Sarah Palin misrepresented the details of the Affordable Care Act and repeated the term "death panels" as a purely political attack on the bill. So what, you may say, that's politics! In fact, her misrepresentation had a serious negative effect: an important benefit for seniors and terminally ill individuals was dropped from the final version. The [original] bill called for Medicare to pay physicians to counsel patients on the benefits of living wills and advanced directives which record their wishes on end of life decisions. Where tested this practice has achieved all the benefits expected. Many terminally ill patients endure a painful, undignified and extremely expensive departure because they cannot communicate their …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Marco Rubio, Condi Rice were popular choices among Red Granite participants.
GOP insiders remain unconvinced that U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte would make a good running mate for Mitt Romney: that's the main finding of this week's Red Granite survey of influential New Hampshire Republicans. In all, 101 Republicans from New Hampshire were asked using an automated survey tool whether they think Ayotte, R-NH, would be a good running mate for Romney. Forty-six responses were collected. More than half of those surveyed responded negatively to the idea of Ayotte as the Republican vice presidential nominee. Thirty-nine percent said they completely disagree, while another 15 percent said they somewhat disagree. Twenty-six percent said they somewhat agree that Ayotte would be a good running mate, 6 percent said they completely …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Presidential candidate Buddy Roemer explains why he stands with the "Occupy" movement.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
By Buddy Roemer It has been an eventful couple of weeks for the drawing of the battle lines between the establishment and anti-establishment movements, and I must confess my surprise at the reactions of two political figures – Governor Sarah Palin and Speaker Newt Gingrich. Commendably, Palin kicked off the discussion by becoming one of the first truly national figures to embrace the Occupy movement and ask the important questions. Her bravery was truly inspiring. In a Wall Street Journal Op-Ed, Palin asks, “How do politicians who arrive in Washington, D.C. as men and women of modest means leave as millionaires? How do they miraculously accumulate wealth at a rate faster than the rest of us? How do politicians' stock portfolios outperform …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Michigan Congressman's departure prompts speculation about others who might drop out.
Thad McCotter became the second casualty of the 2012 presidential campaign when he dropped out of the race last week, joining Tim Pawlenty among the ranks of the former candidates. According to University of New Hampshire political science professor Dante Scala, the race has now reached the point where those candidates who don’t have a chance are going to start dropping out. But who will be the next to go? There are any number of possibilities, from Rick Santorum, to Herman Cain to Newt Gingrich. All are polling in the low single digits both nationally and here in New Hampshire. "I don't know if this means Santorum or Cain is about to get out," Scala said last week. "I guess the next one out would be someone like (Gary) Johnson. How long …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Head of Granite State Patriots Liberty PAC says none of the GOP candidates have separated themselves from the pack.
For a while, it looked like Michele Bachmann was poised to win over New Hampshire Tea Party voters. But then she decided campaigning here wasn't that important. Then Texas Gov. Rick Perry entered the race and immediately started courting Tea Party voters. But for whatever reason, many Tea Party groups still haven't warmed up to him. Then there's Mitt Romney. The prohibitive frontrunner in New Hampshire made a grab for the Tea Party vote on Sunday, appearing at a Tea Party Express rally in Concord. But many Tea Party types felt his appearance was insincere, even holding a protest to call attention to the fact that he has yet to meet with New Hampshire Liberty groups. So here we are, six months from the Primary, and a Tea Party frontrunner …
Monday, September 5, 2011
The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee had plenty of praise for the Tea Party at a rally in Manchester on Monday.
Sarah Palin defended the Tea Party against a distorted image she says is perpetuated by the media and "political cronies" at the Tea Party Express rally in Manchester on Monday. She called for more growth in the political group as the elections near, but did not make ny indication that she would run herself. Patch has plenty more coverage on Palin's visit to New Hampshire.
The former governor of Alaska spoke at a Tea Party rally in Manchester today to call for growth and unity in the party.
Update: (See what audience members thought about Palin's speech and the possibility of her entering the 2012 presidential race in our video.) Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told Tea Party members today that they need to grow their influence and “fight for what is right” in politics. Palin spoke directly to principles touted by the Tea Party at a Tea Party Express rally in Manchester Monday afternoon, and called for a change that reflects America's past successes. “We have been going on for a few years now in a grassroots movement that has awakened America, and we needed that awakening,” said Palin. “We don't need a transformation, we need a fundamental restoration.” In order to have this restoration, she called for more growth in Tea Party…
Patch will be here all day covering the event and seeing what the former Alaska governor has to say.
Update, 2:55 P.M.: We have more details on what Sarah Palin had to say about the Tea Party's future here. UPDATE, 12:43 P.M.: Palin just wrapped up her speech after about 25 minutes, ending by saying God bless America and the Tea Party movement. As soon as she finished, the "Run, Sarah, Run!" chants picked up again. No indication from her speech as to which way she might be leaning. Click here for a full recap of Palin's speech. UPDATE, 12:40 P.M.: "Run Sarah, Run!" chants are continuing, threatening to drown out the former Alaska governor's speech. "They talk about the spending problem and yet Obama keeps spending more...," Palin said. "Enough is enough!" She said cynics will keep mocking the Tea Party, but they can't let that get in …
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Sarah Palin returns as the Tea Party Express rallies tonight in Concord and Monday in Manchester and Nashua.
SARAH. Sarah. Sarah. Republican candidates may be unlikely to mutter Sarah Palin’s name, as Sen. John Kerry did of Howard Dean as they pursued the Democratic nomination for president in 2004. “DEAN. Dean. Dean,” Kerry once said, tired of reporters asking him about the former Vermont governor. But what about Sarah Palin? As the Tea Party targets New Hampshire in 2012, is there room for another power player in the first-in-the-nation state? Some say yes. With Michele Bachmann mining other states for votes, there is an opening in New Hampshire for a strong, conservative woman to make inroads, according to Corey R. Lewandowski, state director of Americans For Prosperity, a sponsor of the Tea Party Express. He is not endorsing a candidate. We …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
GOP influentials say they like her, but don't think she can win.
Will she or won't she? That's been the question surrounding Sarah Palin since she last traveled to New Hampshire in early June. It's been almost three months, and the former Alaska governor still hasn't said if she's going to enter the presidential race. But as she prepares to return to the Granite State on Monday for a Tea Party Express rally in Manchester, it appears influential Republicans are overwhelmingly underwhelmed by the prospects of a Palin candidacy. According to a survey of GOP leaders in New Hampshire and two other early-voting states, 81 percent of the 151 people responding said Palin should not run. Only 15 percent said she should, with 3 percent undecided. In New Hampshire, 48 Republicans responded to the poll. Of those, …