Category Archives: New Hampshire Politics

Maggie Hassan WILL raise Taxes and thinks Voters will LIKE it


Maggie Hassan, Democratic candidate for Governor has a slight problem – her record. Hassan was a New Hampshire State Senator for several years before being voted out in 2010. One of the reasons was due to her ‘taxing’ problem. While Hassan may like to claim she won’t raise income or sales taxes, she certainly loves raising all kinds of other fees and taxes that necessarily hurt the working and middle classes in New Hampshire. She has specifically said she will raise taxes and fees and actually believes the voters will like it. From the Portsmouth Herald:

Hassan said before anyone can talk specifics about taxes, the state needs to evaluate its revenue and determine its funding priorities, but she did say there are multiple tax cuts that could be reversed.

“There were a lot of back-of-the-budget tax cuts that the Republicans put into this last budget that we’re going to have to review and look at,” she said. “When you look at some of the back-of-the-budget tax cuts and other tax cuts the Republicans made the last two years, I think there are some things that most taxpayers of New Hampshire would agree that we could restore.”

Unfortunately Hassan is serious. She actually believes that taxes should be raised on New Hampshire residents even during this abysmal recession that her dear leader Obama has kept this country in for almost 4 years. Hassan was booted out of the State Senate in 2010, in all likelihood due to her love for raising fees and taxes. New Hampshire residents enjoy the freedom of a small government and paying less in overall taxes than their neighboring states. Apparently Hassan hasn’t gotten the message.

While Hassan was in the State Legislature, she raised taxes and fees over 33 times. Those are 33 reasons alone not to vote for her as Governor. Those were 33 reasons alone she was voted out of office. From an ad paid for by the Live Free PAC:

“Two years ago, voters rejected Maggie Hassan’s tax record – voting her out of office,” a female narrator says. “As Senate Majority Leader, Hassan pushed a budget with over $300 million in higher taxes and fees, 33 tax and fee increases, a controversial new tax on small businesses, higher taxes on rooms and meals [and] increased fees for vehicle registration. Even a new tax on camping! Maggie Hassan believes in high taxes. New Hampshire doesn’t.”

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The Obama States of Amerika

In what is far creepier than even the Obama logo that came out in 2008, the Obama campaign released their version of the American flag. They are actually selling this propaganda (reminiscent of Communist and Fascist eras gone by) on their campaign site. Obama has been the most divisive president in modern history. He has divided this country by class, gender, race, religion and everything in between. Obama’s version of America is far different than what the Founding Fathers intended and far, far different than what the majority of Americans want. As noted by a commenter on Twitchy’s blog about this flag, it is the ‘Obama States of Amerika’.

In the United States of America

You are protected to seek ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’.

In the Obama States of Amerika

You are entitled to free food, housing, health care and a college education. The middle class and those above will be forced to pay for this even though they were personally responsible and grabbed ahold of the limitless opportunities afforded them by the United States of America.

In the United States of America

You are guaranteed ‘Freedom of Speech’.

In the Obama States of Amerika

If you disagree with Obama’s vision for a European-style socialistic America, you are a racist.

If you dare tell the truth about Obama’s failed presidency:

  • More people in poverty than in years;
  • More people on food stamps than ever;
  • More people on welfare than ever;
  • More people out of the workforce than in history

you are a racist.

In the United States of America

You are allowed ‘Freedom of Religion’.

In the Obama States of Amerika

You are free to bash Christianity but if you dare bash (or tell the truth) about Islamic Extremists, you are a bigot.

In the United States of America

We call Islamic Jihadism what it is – a terroristic attack on America.

In the Obama States of Amerika

Islamic Jihadism is ‘workplace violence’ or justified by an anti-Muslim video (see ‘Freedom of Speech’ above).

Obama’s version of the American flag is insulting to Americans. Obama continues to divide this country as he has for the past 4 years. This country is in a far worse place than it was 4 years ago both economically and ‘emotionally’. Obama has put policies into place that have made the economy far worse; his divisiveness, derisiveness and outright demonization of some Americans is despicable. The fact that the Obama campaign decided to create their own version of the American flag says all you need to know about Obama – he is not for uniting America, he is for uniting the Obama States of Amerika (those who believe that the United States of America should be an entitlement, secular, hate-filled society where only one opinion – theirs – matters).

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UPDATE:  It appears the Obama campaign has taken down their despicable propaganda flags for sale.  Damage done.

Some Truth about Unions on Labor Day

Every year unions take great pains to remind people why unions were (once) so great. They attempt to make people believe that unions are still necessary and great now. Unfortunately for union bosses, there is more truth out there now. They can hide from it but they can only run for so long. The fact is that unions do nothing but hurt the economy, taxpayers, consumers and the overall country now, including union members.

Less that 7% of private sector workers are unionized. Why? Workers are protected by a slew of federal, state and local laws. Businesses have realized that offering better pay and benefits will attract better workers, so they offer them. Workers don’t need to be unionized to negotiate their own salaries.

What has changed about unions? Since John F. Kennedy decided to allow public sector unions to organize in 1962(for purely political reasons), we have seen the unionization of millions of federal, state and local workers. Around 37% of all public sector employees are union members. What does this mean for governments and taxpayers? It means higher taxes, bigger government, a less productive workforce and an unsustainable liability of pensions and health care payments far into the future.

George Meany (former President of the AFL-CIO) and FDR were accurate when they agreed that public sector employees could not collectively bargain with elected officials. What has happened as a result? Unions pay big money to elect politicians (majority of money goes to Democrats) and then those politicians in turn pay back the unions by pushing for bigger government, higher salaries and bigger pensions. The tax payer ends up paying the price while have zero say in the collective bargaining negotiations. In Massachusetts an unskilled toll collector on the Massachusetts Turnpike made almost $100,000 in on year. His base salary is $60,000 not including his cushy benefits package . This is egregious and shows exactly how unions and Democrats work with each other in a symbiotic relationship that leeches off the tax payers.

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A disturbing trend with Democrats in New Hampshire

With the upcoming primaries only weeks away and the general election only a few months away, campaigns are in high gear all across New Hampshire. Both Democrats and Republicans are attending fairs and meeting constituents; talking to people about issues and explaining their platforms.  Most people are positive and excited to talk about their candidacy and why they are the right person for the State Legislature but there is a disturbing and very negative trend among Democrats that is the antithesis of what New Hampshire residents represent – negativity and lies about their opposition.   It seems that Obama’s and the national Democrats’ negative, smearing campaign style has ‘trickled down’ into the state and local level.

At the Kingston Days event this weekend both Democrats and Republicans had tents to provide information to voters.  The Rockingham Republican Committee had information available for candidates in Rockingham County as well as the gubernatorial candidates, Kevin Smith and Ovide Lamontagne.  They also had Romney signs and information.  The Kingston Democrats (no website found) had some information regarding candidates but they also had printed up lies about State Senator Russell Prescott’s votes in the legislature.  The information about the Democrat running against him, Carol Croteau, was simply a piece of paper asking for a donation with a website listed and nothing else.

The Democrats also had signs on their tent like ‘Don’t Touch My Medicare’, which is amusing since Obama cut $500 billion from Medicare in Obamacare.  They of course had the union solidarity sign (because public sector unions are all about bigger government and higher taxes, just like Democrats) and even an ‘I Stand with Planned Parenthood’ sign because Democrats love wasting taxpayer dollars on organizations that don’t need it.  The worst part is that they were lying about a State Senator rather than telling the truth or promoting their own candidate.  And he probably wasn’t the only one.

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Lions and tigers and Tea Party, oh my!


New Hampshire Democrats thought they had an incredible scoop when they posted in a blog tonight that New Hampshire GOP regional field director Drew Cyr was ‘caught’ trying to enlist the help of a (gasp) Tea Party group for the November elections. They claim that the NH GOP is trying to ‘push’ the Tea Party agenda as if it’s a bad thing. Lower taxes, less government, less wasteful spending and more individual freedom are supposed to be bad things in ‘Live Free or Die’ New Hampshire – only if you’re a Democrat. It is so pathetic that the Brookline Democrats and DNC Chairman Raymond Buckley even retweeted it on Twitter.

For some reason Democrats in New Hampshire think that their ‘flying union monkey’ partnership of big government, higher taxes, huge pensions and wasteful spending is just dandy. Of course, their far left wing agenda hurts all residents in NH but that’s just a side effect of getting unions to buy elections for Democrats. To NH Democrats, their bedding the unions is absolutely acceptable but for the GOP to work with the Tea party, a group made up of Democrats, Republicans, Independents and Libertarians, is somehow almost criminal.

The problem for NH Democrats is that they cannot stand that the majority of people in the ‘Live Free or Die’ state of New Hampshire actually want less government, lower taxes and individual freedom. It kills them that they live right next to a state with huge government, high taxes and little individual freedom. In a recent study conducted at George Mason University, New Hampshire was scored as #1 in freedom and Massachusetts came in at a deplorable #46. So the very jealous Democrats in New Hampshire have to paint the Tea party as radical because the Tea Party represents everything they despise: lower taxes, less government and individual freedom. Are you starting to get the picture?

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Misogynist Bill Clinton to endorse Maggie Hassan

Democrats and hypocrisy are nothing new but Maggie Hassan takes it to a new low with her announcement that Bill Clinton will be supporting her run for New Hampshire Governor on the Democrat ticket . There’s no doubt that Bill Clinton is a misogynist. His abuse of women with his power as a politician was clear throughout his career, including as President of the United States. No interns were safe from the predator-in-chief (note: Monica Lewinsky was just one of many according to the book ‘The Whistleblower’ by Marinka Peschmann). How is it that women who are Democrats can continually hold this man up as some type of ‘women’s rights’ hero after all that he has done to prove otherwise. A woman who claims to fight for women’s rights has one of the biggest misogynists in political history backing her and she believes that’s a good thing?

It’s not that Bill Clinton only had one case of ‘inappropriate behavior’, there were several. It’s not that ‘Slick Willy’ lied about his sexual affair with intern Monica Lewinsky; it’s that he abused his power. Apparently liberal women can ignore the fact that the man (using that term loosely) held the highest position in the United States and was married. What they cannot ignore is his continuous misogynistic behavior throughout his career and the abhorrent way in which he and his political machine sought to destroy any woman who tried to tell the truth about it. How any woman can support such a man in general is questionable but the fact that they seek his support at all shows how little they really care about women’s rights.

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The hypocrisy of NH State Rep Chris Serlin

Recently there was a big brouhaha over Speaker O’Brien not allowing a couple of Concord Monitor reporters into a press conference due to the Monitor’s printing of a cartoon depicting O’Brien as a Nazi.  The event was an “invite only” one in which only those with invitations were welcome to the proceedings.  Democrats ripped O’Brien for “punishing” the reporters.  Apparently some representatives were conversing back and forth via email that they should rally around O’Brien’s decision.  Then an interesting thing happened, as reported in the miscellanyblue blog – Democrat Representative Chris Serlin added his two cents, chiding the representatives (you can see his full email here):

It’s incredible to watch this train wreck unfold. So many of you calling for the wagons to be circled around the Speaker for the Press has DARED to paint him in an unfavorable light in a cartoon. The HORROR!

If the Press “behaves” then they are afforded access. Oh how rich! As if the people and the Press work for us – or are our peers. What is this — a Banana Republic, where the politicians tell the press what they should and should not do?

We work for the people of New Hampshire, which includes the Press. There is nothing that the press or the citizens of NH owe us. We owe THEM. We owe it to them all to be just a wee bit less sensitive to any who may insult us. A cartoon — from May — really? How ridiculous.

Why is this interesting and completely hypocritical on Representative Serlin’s part?  For two reasons:  #1 – back April during the public lynching of George Zimmerman, Rep Serlin tried and convicted Zimmerman on Twitter.  Not very adult behavior and not very professional behavior for a New Hampshire Representative.  #2 – After this author published the article alerting the public to Serlin’s outrageous behavior; she was blocked by him on Twitter.  Yes the very same Representative who is chiding his colleagues in the above email also blocked a member of the Press and a citizen of NH over his own egregious behavior.

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New Hampshire passes voter ID despite the usual whining from Democrats

Today the Senate and House compromised on their bills and finally passed a voter ID bill that will be in effect for the November 2012 elections.  It’s long overdue that this bill was passed but at least it finally has gotten done and with a veto-proof majority.  Governor Lynch (D) was able to veto the last voter ID that was passed with a simple majority.  Many states are passing voter ID. laws because the majority of voters want these laws in place.  Fully 75%   of voters or more want voter ID. – Democrats, Republicans and Independents alike.  It seems that only the far, far left wing progressives are the ones who do not want voter id.  From the Union Leader:

The House voted 255-103 for a compromise bill requiring photo identification for voters at the polls beginning with November’s general election.

The agreement reached by negotiators combines the Senate and House versions of the bill, with the more lenient Senate version serving as a 15-month transition period and the more restrictive House version in place after Sept. 1, 2013. Voters would be required to present a photo ID at the November general election or sign an affidavit.

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Senator Shaheen Backs Vile, Despicable BULLY

Senator Shaheen is one of only 13 far left wing Democrats in the Senate to support the ‘It Gets Better’ Project led by the vile and despicable bully Dan Savage.

More from ResistTyranny:

13 Democrat Senators embrace anti-Christian bigotry, bullying
Updated April 29, 2012

In June 2011, thirteen Democrat Senators embraced the “It Gets Better” Project, headed by radical homosexual agitator Dan Savage, also known as Keenan Hollahan. The list of elected co-conspirators reads like a leftist who’s who of the U.S. Senate:

1.Charles “Chuck” Schumer (NY) – @ChuckSchumer
2.Mark Udall (CO) – @MarkUdall
3.Ron Wyden (OR) – @RonWyden or @WydenPress
4.Chris Coons (DE) – @ChrisCoons
5.Richard Blumenthal (CT) – @SenBlumenthal
6.Sherrod Brown (OH) – @SenSherrodBrown
7.Maria Cantwell (WA) – @MariaCantwell
8.Dick Durbin (IL) – @SenatorDurbin
9.Al Franken (MN) – @AlFranken
10.Dianne Feinstein (CA) – @SenFeinstein
11.Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) – @SenGillibrand
12.Jeanne Shaheen (NH) – @SenatorShaheen
13.Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) – @SenWhitehouse

This is just the latest bullying behavior from Savage there’s more from Mediate:

Real Time host Bill Maher thought he had a good soundbite when he compared Congressional Republicans to late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, but was quickly one-upped by “It gets better” LGBT activist Dan Savage, who said “Unfortunately not exactly like him. I wish they were all f**kin’ dead.”


Savage also posted the following disgusting diatribe to Herman Cain again from Mediate:

Dear Herman,

If being gay is a choice, show us the proof. Choose it. Choose to be gay yourself. Show America how that’s done, Herman, show us how a man can choose to be gay. Suck my dick, Herman. Name the time and the place and I’ll bring my dick and a camera crew and you can suck me off and win the argument.

Very sincerely yours,

Dan Savage

This is the type of behavior and people that our elected officials back?  It’s high time for some accountability from our representatives.   Shaheen needs to be called out for her poor choices.

You can contact Senator Shaheen at the following:

Washington, DC 520 Hart SOB Washington, DC 20510 Ph: (202) 224-2841 TTY: (202) 224-4049 Fax: (202) 228-3194

Manchester, NH 1589 Elm Street Suite 3 Manchester, NH 03101 Ph: (603) 647-7500

Claremont, NH 50 Opera House Sq.Claremont, NH 03743 Ph: (603) 542-4872

Nashua, NH 60 Main StreetNashua, NH 03060 Ph: (603) 883-0196

Dover, NH 340 Central Avenue Suite 205Dover, NH 03820 Ph: (603) 750-3004

Berlin, NH 961 Main St.Berlin, NH 03570 Ph: (603) 752-6300

Keene, NH 12 Gilbo Ave., Suite CKeene, NH 03431 Ph: (603) 358-6604



Twitter:  @SenatorShaheen

NH Democrats host fake “War on Women” rally

The New Hampshire Democrats hosted a fake “War on Women” rally in Concord yesterday.  According to the site, paid for by the NH Democrats, you look up the domain registration on whois it was purchased by NH Democrats ) it claims to:  “Help defend women’s rights and pursuit of equality. Join Americans all across the United States on April 28th, 2012, as we come together as one to tell members of Congress in Washington DC and legislators in all 50 states, “Enough is enough!””

Interestingly the only issues their website discusses are abortion and forcing religious entities to pay for birth control.  There is nothing about the extreme poverty rates that women are in under Obama’s economy nor is there anything about the massive numbers of women now unemployed under Obama’s economy.   Of course the fact that this was all funded and created by the NH Democrats isn’t listed anywhere on the website (this is what Nancy Pelosi likes to call “astroturf”).

The rally was nothing more than a campaign push for Obama and other Democrats who have the same big government failed type policies.  Apparently the NH Democrats don’t realize that when polled, the most important issues for women today are jobs and the economy .  As a matter of fact, abortion and birth control are at the very bottom of the issues that are important to voters.  Abortion isn’t going away and birth control is cheap to purchase.  Planned Parenthood isn’t going away and they don’t need taxpayer money to survive.