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Thursday
May212015

NHDP - MEMO: The Clown Car Chronicles, Jeb Edition 

MEMO

To: Interested Parties

From: Chairman Ray Buckley

 

The clown car of GOP hopefuls in New Hampshire continues:

Next up, Jeb Bush

 

The clown car of GOP hopefuls descending upon every corner of New Hampshire continues this week. Jeb Bush is back in the state, peddling failed policies that prioritize corporations and the wealthy at the expense of the middle class. He’s also attempting to sell voters on ideas that are entirely out-of-step with Granite Staters.

 

Jeb’s been in the news quite a bit over the past couple of weeks, fumbling important policy issues and proving how backward and out-of-touch his agenda really is. Here’s a quick re-cap:

 

IRAQ

Over the course of a few days, Jeb Bush changed his answer on whether he would have gone into Iraq approximately six times. This is nothing new - he’s been on every side of this issue.
 

Jeb Bush’s fumbles and stumbles on this issue make it clear he’s not ready to be our Commander-in-Chief… or even to answer questions on the critically important issues to Granite Staters.

 

LGBT DISCRIMINATION

Last weekend, Jeb Bush spoke out in support of business owners who want to discriminate against potential customers based on their sexual orientation. This isn’t completely out of left field for Jeb, given the fact that he opposes marriage equality and has even claimed that the fight for gay rights was a “modern victim movement.”

 

Unfortunately for Jeb, New Hampshire not only supports marriage equality by a strong majority (two thirds of likely general election voters), but we even passed anti-discrimination legislation back in the 90s. Sorry Jeb, but your positions are just as out-of-touch and backward as the rest of the GOP pack. But thanks for playing.

 

FAILED RECORD

Jeb Bush’s record falls right in line with the other GOP presidential hopefuls - prioritizing the wealthy and corporations over the middle class. Jeb’s support for the Ryan Budget does just that - gives tax break to the highest earners while shifting the tax burden onto everyday Americans. He also supported his brother’s plan to privatize Social Security and even endorses a budget that would gut Medicare. As Governor, he took aim at public education, attacking classroom size reductions and supporting a budget that would gut education funding - including Pell Grants that help Granite State families afford college.

 

Bush can say he’s different from the other candidates, but we know that’s not true. We know what to expect from a Bush presidency because we’ve already seen it - policies that wreck the economy, prioritize the wealthy and corporations rather than investing in and supporting the middle class.

 

P.S. In case you missed it, Jeb also likes to read Charles Murray, an author classified as a white nationalist by the Southern Poverty Law Center and known for his theories on racial differences in I.Q. Unreal.


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Tuesday
May192015

NHDP - ICYMI: Bloomberg/Saint Anselm Poll: Two Thirds of NH Voters Support Same-Sex Marriage 

The latest from Bloomberg: “Opposition to gay marriage could present a liability for presidential candidates stumping for votes in New Hampshire. Two-thirds of likely general-election voters in the state that holds the nation's first presidential primary, including about half of Republican primary voters, say same-sex marriage should be legal in every state, according to a new Bloomberg Politics/Saint Anselm New Hampshire Poll.”
 
Unfortunately for New Hampshire, the GOP 2016 presidential field strongly disagrees.

In case you're keeping track: 

Jeb Bush“I believe in traditional marriage, so that’s worked pretty well for our country and for Western civilization for thousands of years.”
And yesterday, Jeb Bush said that Christian business owners should be able to refuse to serve gay weddings.
 
Marco Rubio“You have to have a ridiculous and absurd reading of the U.S. constitution to reach the conclusion that people have a right to marry someone of the same sex.”
 
Ted Cruz“Today’s Democratic Party has become so radicalized for legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states that there is no longer any room for religious liberty.”
 
Rand Paul Calling same-sex unions marriages “offends myself and a lot of people.”
 
Scott Walker“Our state passed a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and woman. I voted for it. I support it in the federal courts and continue to believe it’s a good idea.”
 
Chris Christie“I am not a fan of same-sex marriage.”
 
Bobby Jindal“I’m holding firm against gay marriage.”

 
Bloomberg: New Hampshire Poll: Voters Strongly Favor Expanding Gay-Marriage Rights

BLOOMBERG // DAVID KNOWLES

Opposition to gay marriage could present a liability for presidential candidates stumping for votes in New Hampshire. 

Two-thirds of likely general-election voters in the state that holds the nation's first presidential primary, including about half of Republican primary voters, say same-sex marriage should be legal in every state, according to a new Bloomberg Politics/Saint Anselm New Hampshire Poll.

Support was far greater among Democrats, with 85 percent of likely primary voters indicating that they favor expanding gay-marriage rights to every state, 8 percent opposing the idea, and 6 percent saying they were not sure. Among Republicans, 49 percent said they supported expansion. 

Wednesday
Apr292015

NHDP Stands With ALL NH Families While GOP Wants to Pull Us Backwards 

CONCORD, N.H.- The Supreme Court hears arguments on Obergefell v. Hodges today, the case that will determine whether marriage equality can be extended to all states. Although same-sex marriage has been legal in New Hampshire since 2009 and seventy-five percent of Granite Staters support it, the GOP just can’t catch up and continue to support discrimination against LGBT families. Just take a look at the GOP’s opinions on the subject:
 

  • Calling same-sex unions marriages “offends myself and a lot of people” – Rand Paul
  • “I believe in traditional marriage” – Jeb Bush
  • “I’m holding firm against gay marriage” – Bobby Jindal
  • “I believe marriage is between one man and one woman” – Marco Rubio
  • “I am not a fan of same-sex marriage” – Chris Christie
  • “Our state passed a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and woman. I voted for it.” – Scott Walker

 
“As the Supreme Court hears arguments for marriage equality today, the New Hampshire Democratic Party is proud to stand with ALL New Hampshire families because love is love,” said Ray Buckley, Chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party. “Granite Staters overwhelmingly support marriage equality, but the Republican candidates for President continue to stand on the side of discrimination. Their disgraceful attempts to pull us backwards won’t be successful in New Hampshire – it’s time they dropped their campaign against progress.”
 

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Tuesday
Apr282015

NHDP - On Eve of Landmark Supreme Court Case, Granite Staters Reminded of Kelly Ayotte’s Staunch Opposition to Marriage Equality 

Concord, N.H. – As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments in a landmark marriage equality case tomorrow, Granite Staters are reminded of Kelly Ayotte’s staunch opposition to New Hampshire’s own marriage equality law.
 
Ayotte has made her opposition to marriage equality clear: “I absolutely support and believe in marriage as between a man and a woman. I do think it’s unfortunate that our state has made a different decision on that. I know that many of you who are out there working at the state level, running for state office. I commend your efforts to repeal that law here in the state of New Hampshire. I think that’s very important.”
 
Ayotte’s opposition is completely out-of-step with the views of New Hampshire, with polling showing that 75% of Granite Staters support marriage equality (making New Hampshire the most supportive state in the nation).
 
“Kelly Ayotte’s backward position on marriage equality is just another reminder that she is focused on following her party’s leadership and advancing her national interests, not representing the people of New Hampshire,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley. “I’m proud that Granite Staters have made clear that we strongly support the right to marry for all of our citizens, and it’s time for Ayotte to get the message.”
 
Thursday
Oct302014

Daily Signal - City Says Ministers Don't Have to Wed Same-Sex Couples, but Here's Why It's Not Over Yet 

The Daily Signal

 

October 30, 2014

Morning Bell

City Says Ministers Don't Have to Wed Same-Sex Couples, but Here's Why It's Not Over Yet

An Idaho town is not going to force a Christian couple who own a wedding chapel to perform same-sex marriages, the town's main attorney told The Daily Signal.

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Latest Reason to Oppose Amnesty? Voter Fraud

Are non-citizens potentially voting in Tuesday's election?

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In the War on Terrorism, We Must Win the War of Ideas

Daily Policy Focus: The foundational ideas of Western civilization matter today as much as ever.

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