NH GOP - RADICAL GROUP CREDITS BUCKLEY WITH SECRETLY PASSING SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

“[Ray Buckley] is calling in every chit he can to win the vote later today. He metfor over eight hours on Tuesdaywith the Senate Democratic Caucus trying to get the votes needed to

pass the marriage bill.”

 

Human Rights Campaign Field Director Marty Rouse (HRC.com, 4/29/09)

 

 

A Radical Out-Of-State Special Interest Group Credits Democrat Chairman Ray Buckley With Passing The Democrats’ Radical Agenda:

 

  • Buckley has been “working hard behind the scenes” to pass the Democrats’ radical agenda: “New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley has been working hard behind the scenes to secure the votes neededto pass the bill.HRC worked closely with Buckley, legislators, community groups and local leaders....” (Human Rights Campaign website, 4/29/09)

 

  • Buckley has been “working closely” with radical out-of-state advocacy groups: “National Field Director Marty Rouse has been working closely with Ray Buckley and other leaders in New Hampshire over the years, including on the marriage bill the Senate will vote on today.” (Human Rights Campaign website, 4/29/09)

 

  • Rouse: Buckley engaged in backroom political deals and called in “every chit” he had: “[Ray Buckley] is calling in every chit he can to win the vote later today.” (Human Rights Campaign website, 4/29/09)

 

  • Rouse: Buckley pressured lawmakers for “over eight hours on Tuesday” to pass the Democrats radical agenda: “He metfor over eight hours on Tuesdaywith the Senate Democratic Caucus trying to get the votes needed to pass the marriage bill.” (Human Rights Campaign website, 4/29/09)

 

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But Democrats Have Been Misleading The Public, Claiming That Ray Buckley Isn’t Involved In The “Legislative Battle” Over The Democrats’ Radical Agenda:

 

  • NH Democrat Party Spokeswoman Victoria Bonney told the Concord Monitor that “Party staffers stay out of legislative battles:” “I asked Democratic spokeswoman Victoria Bonney, and she noted, rightly, that party staffers stay out of legislative battles.” (Concord Monitor, 4/26/09)

 

  • Senior Democrat Party Advisor Kathy Sullivan said that Ray Buckley's job is “not to be a spokesperson on policy”: “There are a Democratic governor, a Democratic state [senate] president and a Democratic speaker, other Democratic officeholders elected by the voters to make policy or issues decisions. [Ray Buckley’s] job is to get Democrats elected, not to be a spokesperson on policy when there are elected Democratic officials who are making decisions on those policy issues.” (BlueHampshire, 4/13/09)

 

 

Why Is Ray Buckley Secretly Undermining Governor John Lynch?

 

 

Buckley Is Advocating For Same-Sex Marriage Despite Opposition From His Party’s Governor:

 

  • Concord Monitor: “Gov. John Lynch, a centrist Democrat, has said he opposes same-sex marriage...” (4/24/09)

 

  • Governor Lynch: “I think the word marriage is reserved for a marriage between a man and a woman.." (Union Leader, 4/16/09)