NHDP - Elephants and Peanuts: An Informed Citizen's Week in Review

Concord, NH - Lost in the circus of reckless and irresponsible bills passed by House Republicans this week, were the thoughtless and out of control statements given by their supporters.  As a public service, the New Hampshire Democratic Party has compiled a review of some of the week's worst comments.  All remarks have the speaker's name, the date, and the time stamp from the House Audio recording for that session.

 

"Are you aware when polio was rampant worldwide, Americans got the shot, but Europeans didn't and Polio declined naturally in Europe without the shot" (1:15:48)
-Rep. Notter on HB416
3/15/11 AM Session


"The Black death was a terrible disease, there was never a shot for the black death and yet it declined naturally.  Have you heard of that, the Black Death?" (01:17:10)

-Rep. Notter on HB416
3/15/11 AM Session   

 

"With vaccinations there are questions in the media, sometimes there are reports that say they [work], sometimes there are reports that say they don't.  In the past bloodletting used to work" (01:20:40)
-Rep. Lambert on HB416
3/15/11 AM Session

 

"If the student wants to be mean they can be. No different than what they are learning from adults using the Internet to spread lies about political candidates, etc. etc. The students learn well." (01:36:45)

-Rep. Boehm on HB370
3/15/2011 PM Session   

 

"Parents are ultimately responsible for their child's medical bills if something goes wrong.  If this bill isn't passed your child, hopefully not, could go get an abortion and if they suffer complications you are legally responsible for those medical bills even if you knew nothing about it." (02:05:50)
-Rep. Guida on HB329
3/16/2011 AM Session   

 

"It means 3 out of 5 judges, telling us whether they agree with our democrat - democratic approaches."(03:26:00)

-Speaker Bill O'Brien on CACR9

3/16/2011 AM Session