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Thursday
Dec032009

NH GOP - HODES HEDGES ON AFGHANISTAN 

Congressman Is MIA On Administration’s Plan To Deploy 30,000 Additional Troops

CONCORD – Congressman Paul Hodes today is refusing to take a position on the Obama Administration’s plan to send 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. In response to the President’s speech at West Point last night, Paul Hodes issued a weak, contrived public statement that neither supported nor opposed the President’s war strategy.

 “The statement from U.S. Rep. Paul Hodes from the Second District sounds like a hedge,” reports the Manchester Democrat Examiner (12/1/09).

 “First, Paul Hodes refuses to hold face-to-face town hall meetings with his constituents on health care, and now he won’t tell New Hampshire voters where he stands on sending additional troops to Afghanistan,” said NHGOP Communications Director Ryan Williams. “Obviously, Paul Hodes can’t decide if he’s going to stand with the radical MoveOn.org crowd or stand up for his President. His indecisiveness on this critical issue proves that he lacks the backbone he promised New Hampshire voters he would bring to Washington.”

Public figures from across the political spectrum have already announced their position on President Obama’s plan. Prominent Democrats including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) immediately supported the President’s decision to deploy additional troops.

 

Thursday
Dec032009

NH DOC Corrections Creations Open Next Three Saturdays in December

Concord, NH -The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announces that Corrections Creations, the inmate hobbycraft and retail store, will open the next three Saturdays for the holiday shopping season.  In addition to its regular Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. schedule, the store will be open December 5, December 12, and December 19, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Corrections Creations is located at 314 North State Street in Concord, which is approximately a half mile north of the New Hampshire State Prison.  The store sells inmate made products including woodworking, crafts, paintings, sewn goods, and many other unique items.  The store accepts checks or credit cards only. No cash is accepted. All financial transactions are handled by Department of Corrections employees.

The phone number at the store is 603-271-1933.  Information is also available on the web at http://www.nh.gov/nhdoc/nhci/c_creations/.

 

Thursday
Dec032009

NetRight Daily: Gate Crashers Mystery Grows

Senate Should Return Home:  When members of Congress returned home for the August recess just a few short months ago, it is said that they had walked into a political buzz saw of opposition to the proposed $2.1 trillion "public option." As the summer roiled on, Americans young and old proceeded to town hall meetings nationwide, giving their Representatives and Senators quite an earful.

Gate Crashers Mystery Grows:  The mystery surrounding the White House "gate crashers" continues to grow – and with it so do doubts as to what really happened before, during, and since the unsettling episode. One thing is certain, however: the full truth has not yet been told. And, in fact, the "misstatements" continue to multiply.

HUD Must Cut Off Acorn:  More than a month ago, Congress passed a bill designed to protect taxpayers from funding the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. The left-wing activist group, which has received at least $53 million in government funds since 1994, is notorious for submitting fraudulent voter registrations and for allegedly commingling the finances of its nonprofit and political arms. More recently, a series of undercover videotapes caught ACORN employees abetting fraud and underage sex-trafficking.

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Thursday
Dec032009

CHQ - Richard Viguerie: Conservatives Don't Need a Litmus Test for RINOs

Richard Viguerie: Conservatives Don't Need a Litmus Test for RINOs

Writing on his blog at ConservativeHQ.com, Richard Viguerie says that the Republican "litmus test" being proposed by a group of national conservatives--designed to force a certain "conservative ideological purity" on to candidates and elected officials in the Republican Party so that Republicans don't end up supporting socialist-statist policies--would be ineffective at solving the GOP's problems:

While well intentioned, the litmus test proposal would do little to solve the two  fundamental problems within the Republican Party:  bad leadership and conservative acquiescence to bad leadership.

RINOs such as Dede Scozzafava and Florida Governor Charlie Crist aren't the real issue. Scozzafava, Crist, and others who rightly deserve the "RINO" tag are merely an annoyance. Besides irritating their fellow Republicans with their all too frequent wrong votes, RINOs haven't really had a great deal of impact on the direction of Republican party policies over the past decade.

The current Republican leadership has consistently supported our national slide to socialism. I'm talking about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader John Boehner, and the leading architect of Republican endorsed socialist-statism, former Bush White House political advisor Karl Rove. These "leaders" have consistently abandoned constitutional principles of limited government in favor of socialist-statist programs, all in the name of "winning."


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Thursday
Dec032009

60 Plus Responds to AARP Opposition to McCain Amendment

60 Plus Association President Jim Martin made the following statement in response to AARP's opposition to the McCain Amendment:

"It’s disappointing, but no surprise, AARP is opposed to the McCain Amendment, after all, they get hundreds of millions of dollars a year in royalties from the insurance companies.   It makes cents for them to support Obamacare, but no sense for the senior citizens they supposedly represent."