Granite State media put NH Congressional delegation on milk carton

posted at 12:53 pm on August 16, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

On Friday, I noted that the entire New Hampshire Congressional delegation had gone into hiding rather than hold themselves accountable for their support of ObamaCare.  Today, the New Hampshire media has finally discovered the same thing.  The two leading newspapers in the Granite State — one liberal, the other conservative — blast these elected officials for avoiding their constituents (via Now Hampshire and Instapundit).

The left-leaning Portsmouth Herald scoffs at the notion that telephone conference calls can replace face-to-face accountability:

The whole concept of a telephone town hall meeting is flawed. We live in New England, where the town meeting form of government originated and where it still thrives. We know how a town meeting is supposed to work, and it certainly isn’t by telephone. It is neighbors meeting face-to-face to discuss the issues. …

The conclusion has to be that [Rep. Carol Shea-Porter] doesn’t want to face questions from people who disagree with her positions, particularly on health care. We find this curious and regrettable, especially given her history of challenging her predecessor, Jeb Bradley, for nearly two years during his town hall meetings. Some might say she hounded him. (In the meantime, she was scheduled to travel to Pittsburgh on Friday for a liberal bloggers’ convention, where she was to take part in a session titled ‘Making Change Happen’.)

The more conservative New Hampshire Union-Leader questions the intestinal fortitude of the politicians-turned-fugitives:

As of this writing, however, U.S. Reps. Paul Hodes and Carol Shea-Porter have scheduled no open public forums to discuss either the healthcare legislation or any other matters. (Hodes has met with residents of a single retirement home in Hanover.)

Are they reluctant to hear unfiltered, unscreened questions and feedback on this important bill from their constituents in a forum in which other constituents can also hear and participate?

Well … yes.  In fact, as this video from New Hampshire ABC affiliate WMUR shows, the entire Congressional delegation has no trouble appearing in public, as long as they can hide behind Barack Obama in a crowd of his supporters.  WMUR reports that Rep. Paul Hodes, who wants to run for the US Senate next year, plans to attend a meeting on health care — that will only allow AARP members to attend.  Click the image to watch:


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Heh.

perroviejo on August 16, 2009 at 12:58 PM

I blame George Bush.

perroviejo on August 16, 2009 at 12:58 PM

We find this curious and regrettable, especially given her history of challenging her predecessor, Jeb Bradley, for nearly two years during his town hall meetings. Some might say she hounded him.

Worth keeping and plastering the Mob Police over the head with. If they want to throw stones they better be able to catch ‘em too.

Limerick on August 16, 2009 at 1:02 PM

I wish Judd Gregg would reconsider his retirement.

myrenovations on August 16, 2009 at 1:03 PM

Milk is white. This post is racist.

SouthernGent on August 16, 2009 at 1:04 PM

Cowards all. Funny these cowards have no problem using union thugs and the power of government to enslave people and steal their money, but face them? No way.

Kick them all out.

darwin on August 16, 2009 at 1:05 PM

Milk is white. This post is racist.

SouthernGent on August 16, 2009 at 1:04 PM

This post has been reported to flag@whitehouse.com

darwin on August 16, 2009 at 1:06 PM

I’m tellin’ ya

Now is NOT the time to give up on the Northeast

Now is the time to fight for it

blatantblue on August 16, 2009 at 1:07 PM

blatantblue on August 16, 2009 at 1:07 PM

Don’t make me come up there.

HoustonRight on August 16, 2009 at 1:10 PM

blatantblue on August 16, 2009 at 1:07 PM

Do you have suggestions?

Kralizec on August 16, 2009 at 1:13 PM

Gee, these mobs of the great unwashed seem to think they are somehow the employers of our great Congress members. What’s next, allowing the bitter clingerers to vote out our wise leaders?

/sarc

rbj on August 16, 2009 at 1:13 PM

I have talked to folks who personally seen busses paid for by union thugs, pick up students at Massachusetts colleges, and drive them to NH to vote, at multiple polling places.

NH is blue by fraud, and someone needs to pick up this story and end it.

Rebar on August 16, 2009 at 1:14 PM

blatantblue on August 16, 2009

I agree with you but I don’t think the RNC does. They calculate where their dollars have the best chance of electing Republicans (mostly progressive ones) and spend it there. They may not see the northeast as being ripe for the picking. That could be justification for keeping your money out of their hands and supporting the specific candidates you like. Maybe we should all do that.

SKYFOX on August 16, 2009 at 1:14 PM

Milk is white. This post is racist.

SouthernGent on August 16, 2009 at 1:04 PM

Expect a visit from the Fish Police.

Wethal on August 16, 2009 at 1:15 PM

I wish Judd Gregg would reconsider his retirement.

myrenovations on August 16, 2009 at 1:03 PM

Why would you want any Republican who even considered working for ‘Bozo?
Gregg.
Huntsman.
LaHood.
Any more?

Lanceman on August 16, 2009 at 1:16 PM

Do you have suggestions?

Kralizec on August 16, 2009 at 1:13 PM

I would surmise that since the economy is number one on the list right now, we’d send the message loud and clear up here, about economic responsibility, etc. There is a lot of disaffection. Corzine in Jersey isn’t doing well. Dodd in CT has a massive “kick me” sign on his back, and people are perturbed. People are sick of the crap up here, and they are fed up with the loonies running the joint.

blatantblue on August 16, 2009 at 1:19 PM

The Democrat Party needs daddy’s pant leg, or mommy’s skirt to hide behind, without SEIU thugs, or ACORN’s bought questions, they are non-entities without substance.

Altho, same can be said about the non-entities riding out the storm in the Republican Party. Republican Party hacks in the Senate and House have been almost sight unseen and unheard.

Republicans have the chance to take over the debate by championing Tort reform, and fostering competition among insurance companies. Instead, they are hiding out hoping the scary storm blows over.

Rode Werk on August 16, 2009 at 1:20 PM

Maybe they will go into hiding during the 2010 elections???

Come out, come out wherever you are…..

izoneguy on August 16, 2009 at 1:20 PM

Someone from NH can tell us why this state can’t win a GOP seat in the House?

Bad candidates? Lously campaigns? Influx of libtards from urban New England? White Guilt?

NH has become Iowa East–and what’s up with Iowa, anyhow?

Why have so many middle-class White people gone fool?

Janos Hunyadi on August 16, 2009 at 1:20 PM

And they are so weary of the taxation

blatantblue on August 16, 2009 at 1:20 PM

NH is blue by fraud, and someone needs to pick up this story and end it.

Rebar on August 16, 2009 at 1:14 PM

Which won’t end until we have the guts to demand voter IDs and the guts to demand the courts enforce voter ID laws. I hate more laws too but the only way to end this to stomp it on the neck and drive a stake through it’s heart.

Limerick on August 16, 2009 at 1:21 PM

Janos Hunyadi on August 16, 2009 at 1:20 PM

I’ve spoken with a few New Hampshirians (family, and random dudes at bars)

They say so many libs from MA have moved to NH, and they bring their liberalism with them

What data there is to back up that assertion, I do not know, but it seems plausible.

blatantblue on August 16, 2009 at 1:22 PM

Why have so many middle-class White people gone fool?

Janos Hunyadi on August 16, 2009 at 1:20 PM

It really is a disease on the upper eastern seaboard.

Lanceman on August 16, 2009 at 1:22 PM

And they are so weary of the taxation

blatantblue on August 16, 2009 at 1:20 PM

Yet they continue to re-elect those responsible. -_-

thomasaur on August 16, 2009 at 1:23 PM

Supreme Court Justice Thomas has it right….we need a Bill of Responsibilities to go along with the Bill of Rights.

Limerick on August 16, 2009 at 1:25 PM

Someone from NH can tell us why this state can’t win a GOP seat in the House?

Bad candidates? Lously campaigns? Influx of libtards from urban New England? White Guilt?

NH has become Iowa East–and what’s up with Iowa, anyhow?

Why have so many middle-class White people gone fool?

Janos Hunyadi on August 16, 2009 at 1:20 PM

Lots of it was BDS, especially in the Leftist havens of Portsmouth and nearby Durham (where UNH is), Hanover (Dahtmouth College), and Plymouth and Keene, where the two state universities are. Also the liberal haven of Concord, the capital city.

However, it was also due to a major failure of the New Hampshire Republican Party. This is something that has been building since 2004. The Republican party “leadership” in this state has gotten bloated and lazy.

Del Dolemonte on August 16, 2009 at 1:25 PM

Yet they continue to re-elect those responsible. -_-

thomasaur on August 16, 2009 at 1:23 PM

i think those days are nearing an end

blatantblue on August 16, 2009 at 1:27 PM

The northeast will be retaken one seat at a time. Hodes & Shea-Porter look like perhaps a twofer. You know both of them (and many more nationwide) are smarting about the One backing off on the public option after the heat got turned up.

Boo frickin’ Hoo!

roy_batty on August 16, 2009 at 1:28 PM

Thomas said the proliferation of taken-for-granted rights has led to the “virtual nobility that seems to be accorded those with grievances … Shouldn’t there at least be equal time for our bill of obligations, our bill of responsibilities?” Thomas did say that rights were important, and he extolled the 14th Amendment as the source of many of them.

Limerick on August 16, 2009 at 1:28 PM

They say so many libs from MA have moved to NH, and they bring their liberalism with them

What data there is to back up that assertion, I do not know, but it seems plausible.

blatantblue on August 16, 2009 at 1:22 PM

How do you think Florida turned purple?
Freakin’ New Yorkers moving down here imposing their politics and morality on our state. (sorry, upstater and the rest of you good ones)
Wreck the state you’re in, make it unlivable, come down south and do it all over again.
Liberalism is a dangerous mental disorder and it is infectious!

Lanceman on August 16, 2009 at 1:29 PM

I wish Judd Gregg would reconsider his retirement.

myrenovations on August 16, 2009 at 1:03 PM

Why would you want any Republican who even considered working for ‘Bozo?
Gregg.
Huntsman.
LaHood.
Any more?

Lanceman on August 16, 2009 at 1:16 PM

Gregg did have the good sense to turn O’bama’s offer down, for which he does deserve some credit.

As for his future plans, who knows? I’d love to see him run for the White House, but am not sure if he’ll do it.

He’s held just about every other political job there is-he’s served NH in both the House and the Senate, and was also a NH Governor (as was his Dad).

Del Dolemonte on August 16, 2009 at 1:29 PM

……….hold on……..my phone is ringing…..damn, it’s The Messiah’s Auntie in her government-paid 2 story Condo in Boston…….she says she can’t buy cigs and booze because the government only gives her $500 a month on Food Stamps and gives her free medical and $600 cash on an ATM card for “incidentals”……….she says the delegation from New Hampshire are The Messiah’s dear friends and we should leave them alone………..hold on, someone knocking on her door….it’s OK, it’s only her 5th Felony Arrest Warrant for Deportation………..but she hates America ….but of course, like the Messiah, she doesn’t want to go back to Kenya……….because the ice cream melts there….no power grid…………….anyway, she wants to thank all of your American Taxpayers for her new Plasma WideScreen…………..she loves it – she can watch the news in the afternoon now and see all of you on your way to your jobs……..she has her manicure scheduled now and has to go………bye bye Auntie…….kiss The One for us!

Cinday Blackburn on August 16, 2009 at 1:31 PM

i think those days are nearing an end

blatantblue on August 16, 2009 at 1:27 PM

Uh huh. I’ll see it when I believe it.

Lanceman on August 16, 2009 at 1:31 PM

Lanceman on August 16, 2009 at 1:22 PM

Yeah, but it’s spread to Iowa and Colorado and Montana ( ! ) and overwhelmed Oregon. WTF is going on? I can’t be the only one who thinks a lotta people have become dee-ranged.

Janos Hunyadi on August 16, 2009 at 1:32 PM

Uh huh. I’ll see it when I believe it.

Lanceman on August 16, 2009 at 1:31 PM

You will!

blatantblue on August 16, 2009 at 1:33 PM

Elected officials are MIA? Maybe the folks of NH should camp out at the banks to see if they have the audacity to cash their checks?

csdeven on August 16, 2009 at 1:34 PM

WTF is going on?
Janos Hunyadi on August 16, 2009 at 1:32 PM

City States. That is WTF is going on. That is why the Dems want to kill the Electoral College so badly.

Limerick on August 16, 2009 at 1:34 PM

Del Dolemonte on August 16, 2009 at 1:25 PM

Yeah, it’s several things converging, as things usually are in politics. I’m old enough to remember NH and Vermont as ‘rock-ribbed Republican’

Party organization is always partly at fault, including in Florida as someone noted above.

Janos Hunyadi on August 16, 2009 at 1:36 PM

I believe the major issues in MA, ME, & NH are that conservatives have essentially given up on Republican ‘leadership’. It is virtually non-existent in MA.

In MA however, look what happened to the unenrolled, independents? They nearly outnumber registered Republicans and Democrats combined. There are a lot of conservatives in MA not aligned to the Republican party & likely ME & NH too. We had strong turnouts to tea parties in MA. I believe there is something stirring.

http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleenr/enridx.htm

roy_batty on August 16, 2009 at 1:38 PM

Gregg did have the good sense to turn O’bama’s offer down, for which he does deserve some credit.

Del Dolemonte on August 16, 2009 at 1:29 PM

What, is bozo Irish now?
I’m sorry, Del. But even considering working for him lends credence to the lie that Obozo is qualified to be anything, let alone President.
Some say he’s an eloquent speaker. I’ve always said it’s the emperor’s new clothes.
He couldn’t carry W.’s strategery bag with a misunderestimating stick.

Lanceman on August 16, 2009 at 1:38 PM

Whatever happened to “Live free or Die”? A lot has changed in NH since we lived there. Someone wrote that liberals have moved to NH from MA. That started in the late 70′s when we lived there.

Martha on August 16, 2009 at 1:39 PM

You will!

blatantblue on August 16, 2009 at 1:33 PM

I like your thinking.
Mine is suspect, however.

Lanceman on August 16, 2009 at 1:39 PM

blatantblue on August 16, 2009 at 1:22 PM

Yes, Libtard Influx ( including pesky drink-addled college students ) is a significant factor. As Lanceman noted, Florida has been infected by that. Go to Broward County, north of Miami, and you ain’t in the South–same is true for much of the Atlantic coast up until you get to JAX.

Even little beach towns like Flagler Beach and Imperial Beach are filling up with Northeastern refugees.

Palm Coast thinks its Scarsdale with the air conditioning off

Janos Hunyadi on August 16, 2009 at 1:42 PM

Martha 1:39 -

You will be happy to know the young idealists are working on it w/ “Rebrand NH”. They came up with something like “Shop, Play, Stay”. Personally I think “The Outlet State” would have been better…..

http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Live%20free%20or%20die:%20It%27s%20a%20motto,%20not%20a%20sales%20pitch&articleId=67b3f66f-d329-4e48-8821-dd9d6f877309

roy_batty on August 16, 2009 at 1:45 PM

You will!

blatantblue on August 16, 2009 at 1:33 PM

Keep the faith BB! You are an inspiration to us “older folks”!!

zeebeach on August 16, 2009 at 1:45 PM

Names and faces on milk cartons and “politicians-turned-fugitives.”

We need to echo these characterizations.

What’s next? Amber alerts?

BuckeyeSam on August 16, 2009 at 1:45 PM

“older folks”!!

zeebeach on August 16, 2009 at 1:45 PM

“Olderish” seems more diplomatic!

blatantblue on August 16, 2009 at 1:46 PM

Can’t we just give NH to Canada?

Or, better yet, trade it to them for a couple square miles to be named later…..

1921 C DRUM on August 16, 2009 at 1:47 PM

The political hypocrisy and cowardice is simply bottomless.

But why should we be surprised that these champions of change and speakers of truth to power can’t face hard questions from constituents. Be grateful and feel fortified that all the world is now seeing what we’ve always known. This presidency has just flushed it out in the open. Obama loves to talk about “unsustainable models”. Well, guess what — he and his “hope and change” are the biggest.

rrpjr on August 16, 2009 at 1:49 PM

I don’t think this will go over well in New Hampshire.

forest on August 16, 2009 at 1:51 PM

“Olderish” seems more diplomatic!

blatantblue on August 16, 2009 at 1:46 PM

I’m using “older” strictly as an adjective to indicate those of us older than you are…and possibly more weary and jaded.

zeebeach on August 16, 2009 at 1:52 PM

1921 C DRUM on August 16, 2009 at 1:47 PM

New Hampshire is the New England state that’s worth keeping. Maybe Maine too.

forest on August 16, 2009 at 1:53 PM

I believe ME & NH get back on track with a true conservative on the GOP ticket. We haven’t had one in a long time and when you are true to your beliefs, you don’t go out & fight for a candidate that isn’t.

roy_batty on August 16, 2009 at 1:57 PM

They say so many libs from MA have moved to NH, and they bring their liberalism with them

What data there is to back up that assertion, I do not know, but it seems plausible.

It actually started in the 60′s, with Vermont’s now famous “Beckoning Country” advertising campaign, under Republican leadership. They came, all right….and bought up everything in site, paved it and made it look just like the projects they came from! Take a look at the place of birth of EVERY representative and senator from the six New England states…you’ll be amazed. The Vermont that I was born and raised in is long gone; never to return. It will take at least three generations to turn that entire area around. It’s ALL Kennedy country now.

GoldenEagle4444 on August 16, 2009 at 2:02 PM

zeebeach on August 16, 2009 at 1:52 PM

dont get more weary and jaded than me!

blatantblue on August 16, 2009 at 2:02 PM

I never would have thought that the state of New Hampshire was…wait…you just know what is coming….

RACIST!

jukin on August 16, 2009 at 2:03 PM

dont get more weary and jaded than me!

blatantblue on August 16, 2009 at 2:02 PM

(sigh) Well, ok.

zeebeach on August 16, 2009 at 2:05 PM

Can’t we just give NH to Canada?

Or, better yet, trade it to them for a couple square miles to be named later…..

1921 C DRUM on August 16, 2009 at 1:47 PM

Uh, thanks, but no thanks. As an expat living in Canada, I can tell you that we not only have NH, but also CA, OR, MA (you get my drift) represented quite nicely. Irony is, I keep reading in the local papers about what a sharp left turn the U.S. has made since the election, and we appear to be headed somewhat in the other direction under Conservative PM Harper. The government even seems to be turning a blind eye to all the private clinics springing up (they’re technically illegal here).

suzeecue on August 16, 2009 at 2:05 PM

zeebeach on August 16, 2009 at 2:05 PM

Once you realize how much people SUCK

There ain’t no goin’ back

blatantblue on August 16, 2009 at 2:05 PM

GoldenEagle4444 on August 16, 2009 at 2:02 PM

Damn hippies.

Lanceman on August 16, 2009 at 2:05 PM

Think the AARP member-only meeting will go well? A bunch of these people were AARP members as well.

michaelo on August 16, 2009 at 2:06 PM

What’s next? Amber alerts?

BuckeyeSam on August 16, 2009 at 1:45 PM

Haha! That would be so RICH! Issue Amber and Silver alerts for these a$$munches.

Key West Reader on August 16, 2009 at 2:10 PM

Well now that they are pulling the “public option” off the table – do you think these cowards will come out of hiding?

They accuse the “right” of fear mongering.

Um.

Right.

ChalkPerson on August 16, 2009 at 2:20 PM

I live in Massachusetts. This New Hampshire ‘missing legislator’ situation is our fault. During the 70′s Mass. residents started fleeing to southern New Hampshire. They wanted to escape Massachusetts’ ‘spread the wealth’ policies without abandoning the political thinking that created those policies. So our refugees made one of the southern N.H. counties the fastest growing one in the nation for a while. The result? N.H. flipped from hard core Republican political domination to a state run by Democrats.

Like I said though, the refugees didn’t abandon the thinking of Massachusetts. Not only can you not find a tonwhall meeting for New Hampshire’s rep’s – but my Mass. rep. and all the others in the state – with the notable exception of Nikki Tsongas – are all in hiding with – I assume – America’s favorite groundhog – Pauxatawney Phil.

Jim Anderson on August 16, 2009 at 2:27 PM

Jim Anderson on August 16, 2009 at 2:27 PM

so its true!

blatantblue on August 16, 2009 at 2:29 PM

Live Free or Die someone says up there….

Time to start living up to your mottos New England–let’s get with the program.

ted c on August 16, 2009 at 2:37 PM

Didn’t NH fall into the blue column last year? Why so apprehensive about meeting the voters, eh? You guys should all be high fivin’ and back slappin’ and having a cup o’ chowda or something–your guy got in.

Maybe a little after action reporting on the crap the media shoulda been reporting on is in order. There’s a whole lotta catchin’ up to do.

(Notice I be droppin’ my “g” n’ stuff—I got’s me a new homeboy and he like to do dat too when he speechin’)

ted c on August 16, 2009 at 2:40 PM

Milk is white. This post is racist.

SouthernGent on August 16, 2009 at 1:04 PM

Peanut butter goes good on crackers and is very tasty with milk… :P

doriangrey on August 16, 2009 at 2:46 PM

Hodes 08!
Hides 09.
Hodes 10?

AnotherDave on August 16, 2009 at 2:55 PM

How do you think Florida turned purple?
Freakin’ New Yorkers moving down here imposing their politics and morality on our state. (sorry, upstater and the rest of you good ones)
Wreck the state you’re in, make it unlivable, come down south and do it all over again.
Liberalism is a dangerous mental disorder and it is infectious!

Lanceman on August 16, 2009 at 1:29 PM

Yeah,thats happening in the mostly red part of PA as well.Not just the big cities,but small cities and towns are being invaded by NYC,and illegals.Not only are they now unwinnable,but damn near unlivable.Also,the suburbs are invaded by Maryland peeps,most of whom also bring their lefty politics.Pa will be blue for years to come it looks like.

theTarCzar on August 16, 2009 at 3:01 PM

People need to quit whining about missing legislators. Who needs ‘em?

Nationawide Recess Rally, August 22, Noon. Plan to surround your legislators’ offices and Kill ObamaCare.

Details at Michelle’s site

labwriter on August 16, 2009 at 3:02 PM

Now if they only stay missing from congress.

Farfed on August 16, 2009 at 3:11 PM

There are almost 500 elected members of New Hampshire’s legislature. That’s, like, one member per city block.

I wonder what their town halls are like.

YYZ on August 16, 2009 at 3:36 PM

Hodes, unfortunately, is my Rep. I spend considerable amounts of typing effort sending him complaining e-mails. I always get an answer that is completely off topic. Generally lists his latest efforts for New Hampshire. Much as I dislike him, he has done one or two little worthwhile things here. As for his running for Senate–my vote will go to Kelly Ayotte–our Attorney General, though I believe she has or is resigning to run in 2010.

jeanie on August 16, 2009 at 3:54 PM

Democracy inaction.

ajacksonian on August 16, 2009 at 3:57 PM

My husband just remarked that the reason they are on the milk carton is so we’ll recall what they look like. It’s been a while since we’ve seen them.

jeanie on August 16, 2009 at 3:59 PM

In the meantime, she was scheduled to travel to Pittsburgh on Friday for a liberal bloggers’ convention, where she was to take part in a session titled ‘Making Change Happen’.

Making change happen is hard when you are personally accountable for the results of that change. So, in the interests of making the most change happen in the least amount of time, decrease personal accountability to minimal levels. This goes both for you and for the putative recipient of the generosity you are forcing others to bestow.

unclesmrgol on August 16, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Milk is white. This post is racist.

SouthernGent on August 16, 2009 at 1:04 PM

What’s that recipe for Chocolate Milk again…………?

Seven Percent Solution on August 16, 2009 at 4:12 PM

You can add Gary Peters of Michigan to the Milk carton too. Debbie StabMeNow is too busy pretending like she’s bringing business to Michigan and I don’t know what the hell Carl Levin is doing.

I don’t think there will be any Town Halls in our area – possibly our state – that involve our Senators or US Reps. Our local State Rep. is having one for us. The US Reps. and Senators here are too smarmy and chicken.

Candy Slice on August 16, 2009 at 4:38 PM

Is there now a Fish Czar?

Dhuka on August 16, 2009 at 4:40 PM

NH is blue by fraud, and someone needs to pick up this story and end it.
Rebar on August 16, 2009 at 1:14 PM

Oh my. We mustn’t do THAT! What would our “GOP Leadership” do for topic in half their fundraising letters??? Ya know, the ones that start out whining, “the Dems are stealing the _____ election! Give us your money!” (Fill in the blank with some random election.) If existing voting laws were enforced and new laws passed (and enforced) to fill in some of the loopholes, the “GOP Leadership” fundraising letter writers would lose one of their main whine points.

Must. Not. Do. That!!

/rant off

Brian Paasch on August 16, 2009 at 4:58 PM

Milk is white. This post is racist.

lol

uknowmorethanme on August 16, 2009 at 5:46 PM

Have hope people. NH Repubs now have ex Gov. and WH Chief of Staff Sununu as State Chairman and he is doing a good job of rallying the troops. We have had good results in the last few by elections and are currently gearing up for the big show in 2010. Having just signed up before the election I can see the considerable improvement in the Republican parties organization and grass roots connections. We are fired up and on a mission. See the video’s from the phony staged Portsmouth town hall. 0 had to pay for his supporters to show up and we had tons more real people there chanting Sarah, Sarah. Lets just say they were dismayed.

shmendrick on August 16, 2009 at 6:06 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ranWacynFPc

Grand Junction, CO Healthcare rally… You won’t see this on the State Sponsered Media

reshas1 on August 16, 2009 at 6:24 PM

If your congress critter or senate scumbag is missing in action why not get a lifesize cardboard cut out of the corruptocrat, hang a dead chicken around its’ neck and go ahead and have a Townhall complete with questions and media invitations?
Be sure to tape it, then post it on utube and send out to the blogosphere! Make it go viral. Make the media and the congress tool look the fool!

His answers could be pre-recorded tapes of The Pinnochio Presidente lyin his a$$ off in responce to the same questions.

Flush the cowards out! Drive them from office in ridicule and shame

dhunter on August 16, 2009 at 6:25 PM

Mark Steyn lives in NH. Perhaps he should run for office there. (is he a citizen?)

infidel4life on August 16, 2009 at 6:41 PM

I wonder if there are enough AARP members left to fill up a decent size room?

Lily on August 16, 2009 at 6:54 PM

If your congress critter or senate scumbag is missing in action why not get a lifesize cardboard cut out of the corruptocrat, hang a dead chicken around its’ neck and go ahead and have a Townhall complete with questions and media invitations?
Be sure to tape it, then post it on utube and send out to the blogosphere! Make it go viral. Make the media and the congress tool look the fool!

His answers could be pre-recorded tapes of The Pinnochio Presidente lyin his a$$ off in responce to the same questions.

Flush the cowards out! Drive them from office in ridicule and shame

dhunter on August 16, 2009 at 6:25 PM

By God, This is brilliant! Hope Tea Party groups run with it.

SoldiersMom on August 16, 2009 at 8:07 PM

Here’s a related parody: “Members of Congress Who Skipped August Town Hall Meetings Found in Tijuana Bar” http://optoons.blogspot.com/ (August 16 entry)

Mervis Winter on August 16, 2009 at 8:18 PM

I was born in NH lived in VT escaped to TEXAS……..
We love NH & ME (the northen part ya know the puckerbrush)……. We have been in TEXAS for 10 years….Love it……….

GOD BLESS TEXAS………

p.s. NH & ME also…………….

1luckydogg on August 16, 2009 at 8:22 PM

Paul Hodes, who wants to run for the US Senate next year, plans to attend a meeting on health care — that will only allow AARP members to attend.

The last video I saw of an AARP meeting, the members were none to happy. He can’t hide, the little twit.

gina4 on August 16, 2009 at 8:35 PM

Now is NOT the time to give up on the Northeast

Now is the time to fight for it

blatantblue on August 16, 2009 at 1:07 PM

Stand your ground and take no prisoners.

Geochelone on August 16, 2009 at 9:27 PM

Mark Steyn lives in NH. Perhaps he should run for office there. (is he a citizen?)

infidel4life on August 16, 2009 at 6:41 PM

He can wreak more havoc on the Dems by staying on the radio and writing columns. That is where the power is.

Geochelone on August 16, 2009 at 9:29 PM

I live in Hodes district in NH.
My observation is it is not really Mass transplants changing NH to ‘blue’.
The reality is the schools have done a long term job of indoctrinating the 20-somethings to be surrenderCrats.
Hodes won not because he was good but because BOOOSHH was bad.
Carol Porter (1st district) cannot string a coherent sentence together.
Anyone in NH should be bombarding info@nhgop.org with emails to demand that we not ‘waste a good crisis’ while Hodes, Porter and Teacher’s Union Shaheen are in hiding.

HammerNH on August 16, 2009 at 11:38 PM

Shea-Porter is unfortunately my congressman….I have emailed her for months with questions about cap and trade, healthcare reform, etc. She NEVER answers my questions, she simply emails me a “boiler plate” letter and feels she has done her duty. 2010 is just around the corner….I think NH will be looking at making some CHANGES!!

NotPC on August 16, 2009 at 11:44 PM

Dodd in CT has a massive “kick me” sign on his back, and people are perturbed. People are sick of the crap up here, and they are fed up with the loonies running the joint.

blatantblue on August 16, 2009 at 1:19 PM

I live in CT (grew up in MA). Polling shows that if an election were to take place right now – Dodd would lose to Rob Simmons, Republican challenger. And not by a small margin – something like 9%. I can’t believe that will change much in the coming months.

Dodd’s prostate problems notwithstanding – I question the timing.

KrisinNE on August 17, 2009 at 8:28 AM

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