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Wednesday
Aug132014

Josiah Bartlett Center - Elections are about Hired Hands, not Statesmen 

Weekly Update from the
Josiah Bartlett Center


Keeping you up to date on our latest research
on the issues impacting New Hampshire

 
 

Every elected official fancies him or herself a statesman, a leader whose portrait will soon grace currency after he or she carefully deliberates a new constitution or the next Treaty of Versailles. In reality, they are mere functionaries we hire to perform tasks we are too busy to do ourselves. They are replaceable with a long line of equally or perhaps more satisfactory contractors willing to take each of their places at a moment’s notice.

I don’t mean to denigrate the politicians we hire to represent us in our constitutional republic. Nor do I suggest they are without talent or industry. In fact, I would prefer we hire the most talented and industrious contractors available for the job. If I need electrical work or plumbing done, I want to hire someone with talent and knowledge that I don’t myself possess....Click here to keep reading

Tuesday
Aug122014

ALG's Daily Grind - Harry Reid's lame duck strategy on the budget 

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August 11, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Harry Reid's lame duck strategy on the budget
Floor votes on appropriations mean amendments and riders that turn into tough and potentially, politically embarrassing votes for Senate Democrats. Therefore, rather than govern, Reid refuses to bring any spending bills to the floor under normal order. Better to put off the budget until after the elections.

Walsh out: Republicans poised to pick up Montana
Just a few months back, D.C. Democrats were feeling proud of themselves as they orchestrated the appointment of John Walsh, who was supposed to be able to run as a western populist without any baggage related to Obama's highly unpopular policies. Whoops.

Taylor: Global warming pause puts 'crisis' in perspective|
"[W]hether the global temperature pause continues or not, temperatures have risen much more slowly than United Nations computer model predictions."

Sunday
Aug102014

AFPNH - Tune in 

Guess who's on Bret Baier's Fox NewsTV tonight, tomorrow night, and the night after?

Your fellow AFP-NH activists!

FoxNewsNHsegmentThat's right, Fox New's Bret Baier will air a segment about how activists like you are leading the fight against ObamaCare right here in NH. 

Here's when you can tune in to see it - and maybe someone you know!

Tonight at 10 PM

Saturday at 10 PM

Sunday at 9 PM


Please share this email with your fellow freedom lovers. Let them know they might see you or another freedom fighter they know on TV!
 
Want to take a bigger role in the fight against ObamaCare?
 
Join us!

Sign up to take part in the fight against ObamaCare and wasteful spending. We need more citizen leaders to take part in efforts like those that will be featured in the program. I hope to see you next time we are holding Senator Shaheen accountable!
 
Live free!
 
Greg Moore
State Director
Americans for Prosperity
     
 
 





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Saturday
Aug092014

Citizens For A Strong NH - Weekly E-Newsletter 

 

Web Video: "Jack in the Box"

 

Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire launched a new web advertisement this week titled, "Jack in the Box." The commercial focuses on Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and her husband's business interests, profiting from her vote for the wasteful $787 billion stimulus program. 


The video also sheds light on her refusal to discuss it. Senator Shaheen's husband, Bill Shaheen, is a former US attorney and a partner in one of the most politically connected law firms in New Hampshire.  Shaheen has been heavily criticized in recent months with regards to her husband's firm's "stimulus opportunities team."


Click HERE to watch the video and be sure to share it with your fellow Granite Staters. You can also read NHJournal's coverage of the story by clicking HERE.

 
 
Microsite: www.WhyIsSheHiding.com
In addition to the new web video, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire also launched a microsite this week. 

www.WhyIsSheHiding.com is an offshoot of our main website, www.StrongNH.com. It highlights web videos, articles, and press releases that show Senator Shaheen's refusal to meet with her constituents or discuss the important issues facing Granite Staters.  Click HERE to visit the website and be sure to share it on social media and email it to your friends.
 
 
No Town Halls: Hassan, Shaheen, Shea-Porter and Kuster still refuse to host meetings
 
It's August recess, which is the month when Members of Congress are home from Washington and typically hold Town Hall meetings to discuss their work with their constituents. Sadly though, Governor Hassan, Senator Shaheen, Congresswoman Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Congresswoman Kuster (NH-02) refuse to hold any.


After months of us criticizing our elected officials for hiding from us, WMUR reported on the lack of Town Hall meetings this week and other news outlets are noticing as well.  Be assured that we will continue to call on these four to host a public forum with Granite Staters like you, but there is a way you can help encourage them to do so, too.

Last week, we told you that Congresswoman Annie Kuster announced a "What Does Your Granite State Look Like" photo contest. We found the concept quite absurd, but considering her lack of public forums with her constituents, it makes sense why she doesn't know what New Hampshire looks like. Thus, in response, we are letting Congresswoman Kuster know that Granite Staters want to know what she looks like. If you are a resident of New Hampshire's Second Congressional District, we are asking you to send us photos of your town's Town Hall building.  Later this month, we will compile all of the photos and deliver them to Congresswoman Kuster's office with the hope of encouraging her to come out of hiding, talk to her fellow Granite Staters, and finally host her first Town Hall meeting.

Submit your photos of your Town Hall in NH-02 by emailing them to Matt@strongnh.com

 
 
 
Volunteers: The backbone of Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire
 

Citizens for A Strong New Hampshire's volunteers are the best. On Wednesday evening, we had another great phone bank at our Manchester headquarters.  As always, we thank them for their dedication!

If you want to play an important roll in fighting for a stronger New Hampshire with lower taxes, less spending, and smaller government, please email John@StrongNH.com today and find out how you can volunteer. Even if you can't make it into our office, you can always help with writing letters to the editor of your local newspapers or participating in other grassroots opportunities in your community.

 
 
Editorial Cartoon of the Week    
 
Wednesday
Aug062014

AFP - Cruz, Perry, and Carson are coming, are you?

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