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Wednesday
Oct222014

NRSC - How do you know when Jeanne Shaheen is panicked?

Good evening – 

How do you know when Jeanne Shaheen is panicked? When she’s forced to directly lie about her own record to Granite Staters.  

During the debate tonight, Scott Brown discussed the importance of nuclear power – mentioning that Senator Shaheen opposed it. An exasperated Shaheen threw her arms in the air and was adamant that she didn’t oppose nuclear power.


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It was an odd response, considering her opposition to Seabrook in the mid-1980’s. Don’t take our word for it, take Jeanne Shaheen’s. In 1986, she told UPI that nuclear power “is not a safe way to generate power.” (“Nuclear Power Campaign Issue In New Hampshire,” United Press International, 10/11/86). Here’s Jeanne Shaheen on video in 1987 arguing against nuclear power:     

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In addition to lying, Senator Shaheen seemed completely unprepared on several topics, most notably on Ebola.  Shaheen has been under fire for flip-flopping on a travel ban, but tonight revealed just how unprepared she is on the issue, curiously calling Ebola is a “new” disease. Yet the first documented cases of Ebola occurred in 1976, when the original “Rocky” was a top box office filmOOPS… 

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Jeanne Shaheen’s debate performance tonight revealed a Senator on the verge of losing her seat, failing to be the strong, independent voice she has promised to be. As Politico reported today, Scott Brown has all the momentum in this race. 

 

Tuesday
Oct212014

NRSC - Shaheen Defers to Obama on Ebola 

Shaheen Silent as Obama Picks Partisan,
DC Lobbyist as Ebola Czar 

The Obama Administration’s response to the Ebola virus has been roundly criticized as inept and incompetent. In fact, a former top advisor to Harry Reid told the Washington Post that the Administration's handling of Ebola feeds the "narrative that Democrats don't know how to govern and government is too large."

President Obama's response to the Ebola epidemic is to appoint partisan lobbyist Ron Klain as the Administration’s point man. As National Review explains "Ron Klain is a sharp-elbowed Democratic political operative with no medical expertise. Tapping him as 'Ebola czar' may not be the president’s best move when, as it is, no one can believe a word the Obama administration says. And that’s not just because Mr. Klain is yet another lobbyist recruited despite Mr. Obama’s vow that his administration would shun lobbyists."

Unfortunately, Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) not only refuses to hold the Obama Administration accountable for the slow response to Ebola entering our borders, but it appears that she has taken her marching orders from the White House on a serious matter of public health. Instead, Shaheen's Washington allies have resorted to spreading false and debunked claims, blaming others for the Administration's failures. President Obama's choice of Ron Klain as Ebola Czar is indefensible, yet Jeanne Shaheen once again refuses to hold the White House accountable.

"It is absurd that President Obama believes that a partisan lobbyist with zero medical experience should lead the national response to the Ebola epidemic, but Jeanne Shaheen is nowhere to be found," said NRSC Press Secretary Brook Hougesen. "Jeanne Shaheen apparently believes that a partisan Washington lobbyist like Ron Klain is an appropriate choice for this position, which speaks to her lack of judgment and her refusal to stand up to President Obama’s poor decisions - even on matters of public health and safety."

BACKGROUND:

A Top Official At The National Institutes of Health Debunked Democrats False Claims That Budget Cuts Were To Blame For Lack Of Ebola Vaccine. "A top official at the National Institutes of Health disagreed on Sunday with the notion that an Ebola vaccine likely would have been discovered by now had it not been for federal budget cuts." (NIH Official: Budget Cuts Can't Be Blamed For Lack Of Ebola Vaccine, The Huffington Post10/20/2014)

The Washington Post’s Fact Checker Called Attacks Blaming Republicans For Cutting Ebola Research Funding “Absurd” And Gave It Four Pinocchios. “On many levels, this line of attack is absurd. Obama’s Republican predecessor oversaw big increases in public-health sector spending, and both Democrats and Republicans in recent years have broadly supported efforts to rein in federal spending. Sequestration resulted from a bipartisan agreement. In some years, Congress has allocated more money for NIH and CDC than the Obama administration requested. Meanwhile, contrary to the suggestion of the DCCC ad, there never was a specific vote on funding to prevent Ebola.” (Glenn Kessler, “The Absurd Claim That Only Republicans Are To Blame For Cuts To Ebola Research,” The Washington Post, 10/15/14)

Saturday
Oct182014

NRSC - Shaheen admits ObamaCare hurts her 

Good afternoon –

It hasn’t been a very happy Friday for New Hampshire Democrat Jeanne Shaheen. For starters, the Cook Political Report moved the race to “Toss Up”. Jennifer Duffy noted “Polls show the race closing to low- to mid-single digits.”

Then, in an incredibly uncomfortable interview with WGIR, Shaheen revealed that her support for ObamaCare is a big problem for her re-elect. Asked why ObamaCare is missing from her paid advertising, Shaheen struggled before finally admitting that her paid advertising is for things she has done for the state. “We try and look at what’s going to be the most effective…”

In other words, in a matter of 45 seconds, Jeanne Shaheen admitted that her vote for ObamaCare will hurt her chances of re-election. WHOOPS!

Listen to the audio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QITTc5Or01c&feature=youtu.be

 

Sunday
Oct122014

NRSC - WTAS: Scott Brown Delivers Republican Weekly Address 

October 11, 2014

What They Are Saying: Scott Brown Delivers Republican Weekly Address

 

 

 
   

This week New Hampshire Senate candidate Scott Brown, who served in the Army National Guard for 35 years before retiring as a colonel, delivered the Republican Weekly Address. Click here to watch the address which was released this morning. 

In the address, Brown stressed national security concerns and the lack of the leadership under President Obama: "So many challenges, so many threats and problems – and all at the same time.   Yet the Obama administration seems only more confused as things unravel.  This is what the world looks like without American leadership. So it’s hardly surprising that national security is a central issue in this election.  I believe our state deserves an independent senator who will put party loyalty aside, and put our national interests first, each and every time—rather than simply voting with President Obama 99 percent of the time."

Brown also emphasized the need to secure our borders and the importance of caring for our veterans: "We can secure our own border.  We can maintain a military superiority that no rival will dare to question.  We can restore this great country’s leadership in the world, and everything rides on our success.  As President Obama said recently, he’s not on the ballot but his entire agenda is.  That’s your invitation to send the clearest possible message to the establishment in Washington.  Elect Republicans to the House and Senate, and we will bring that big-government agenda to an end.  And we will set this country on a better, safer path."

 

WTAS: Scott Brown Delivers Republican Weekly Address

THE HILL: "New Hampshire Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown said Saturday the U.S. is facing a 'dangerous moment' worldwide and the Obama administration is not up to the task. Delivering the weekly Republican address, Brown slammed President Obama’s handling of growing global tension, and suggested the administration’s immigration policies could actually expose American soil to terrorist attack."

ASSOCIATED PRESS: "Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown says America is at a dangerous moment in history and the Obama administration seems unable to handle several global crises. Brown is set to deliver the Republican party's weekly address Saturday and will spend most of it discussing homeland security. The former senator from Massachusetts is running against Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen. In a transcript provided before Brown's remarks, he says the border must be secured and the military expanded. He mentioned the fight against Islamic State extremists in Syria, unrest in Ukraine and this summer's war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. He says this is what the world is like 'without American leadership.'"

ABC NEWS RADIO: "In this week's Republican address, Senate candidate Scott Brown, from New Hampshire, spoke about the importance of defending American borders and defending the nation's interests abroad. Highlighting the growing number of international threats to American security -- ISIS, the situation in Ukraine, continued Israeli-Palestinian tensions and the threat of a nuclear Iran, among others -- Brown calls the Obama administration 'confused.' Brown recommends securing American borders, reversing the Obama administration's drawdown to the number of U.S. military troops and "[keeping] faith with America's veterans.'"

NEWSMAX: "The Obama administration seems 'only more confused' as international threats grow around the world, Scott Brown, Senate candidate from New Hampshire, says in Saturday's GOP address, and Washington needs senators who will put the nation's interests before party loyalty. 'So many challenges, so many threats and problems, and all at the same time,' Brown said. 'Yet the Obama administration seems only more confused as things unravel. This is what the world looks like without American leadership.'"


Watch the Republican Weekly Address here.

Wednesday
Oct082014

NRSC - Foreign Policy: Jeanne Shaheen is Vacillating & Overly Cautious 

October 7, 2014

Obama Secretary of Defense:
Obama's Foreign Policy is "Vacillating and Overly Cautious"

It's important to note that Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has voted with President Obama 99% of the time in Washington, including on national defense and foreign policy issues. This morning, President Obama's own former Secretary of Defense, Democrat Leon Panetta, characterized those policies as "vacillating and overly cautious."

Panetta explained that their foreign policy agenda “avoids the battle, complains, and misses opportunities" and noted that President Obama "nursed the hope that perhaps others in the world could step up to the plate and take on these issues.”  Senator Shaheen's voting record shows that she shared the same "hope" and adopted the oft criticized Obama strategy of "leading from behind," during her time in Washington. Recall that Senator Shaheen, who has been under fire for failing to show up for nearly half of the Foreign Affairs Committee hearings over the past two years on which she serves in Washington, has missed hearings that included important warnings about the dangers of ISIS.

"Jeanne Shaheen has been asleep at the wheel as dangers and threats to our country have grown," said NRSC Press Secretary Brook Hougesen. "Vacillating and overly cautious was used to describe President Obama's foreign policies, but it is fitting for Jeanne Shaheen who has voted for President Obama's policies 99% of the time."