An interesting editorial ran this week in the Union Leader asking whether or not Carol Shea Porter was changed by Washington. You can read it in full HERE but I'd like to share a small excerpt.
Has Washington changed Carol Shea-Porter?
It’s a question that’s being asked in New Hampshire as the Democratic congresswoman gears up for reelection amid criticism that she’s become an insular member of the political establishment she once confronted as a grass-roots activist.
While Republicans have seized on the issue as part of their effort to deny her a third term, the state media has also focused on the theme after Shea-Porter avoided scheduling open town halls during Congress’s August recess. While she eventually held the events, it wasn’t until after she took considerable heat — and after her likely 2010 Republican opponent, Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta, announced he would be holding his own public health care event.
“The irony is, of course, that Shea-Porter used to be a ‘tea-bagger’ on the left,” wrote Nashua Telegraph columnist Kevin Landrigan in late August, borrowing a phrase Shea-Porter had used to describe conservative town hall opponents. “We remember when, Carol, do you?”
Many of us who have opposed Carol from the start had said from day one that she was the do as I say not as I do type and she has time and time again proven us right. Why are people so shocked?
She like Obama and many other Democrats in office ran against Bush and any policy they could connect him to. They continue to blame him for everything that goes wrong while they themselves provide no answers or solutions.
Democrats have controlled the house and senate since 2006 and since that time this country has gone down hill with increasing national debt to record levels, unemployment hitting record highs and their biggest failure is so far there have been no real changes in the path of the wars in the Middle East.
Obama and the Democrats under him have not change anything in the Middle East. Iraq is still following the plan Bush's team put in place. This was the biggest reason Democrats gave for voting for them over any Republicans and yet nothing has changed. But don't take my word for it, remember Cindy Sheehan? She's the one Democrats led out and put on all the leading news channels time and time again in order to win votes. Here's what she has to say on her own website:
President Peace-nik: Where's that change? I'm still hoping. (But that's no change.) I began wondering about civilian casualties in Afghanistan and Pakistan. I saw there's no easily located public informatioon. I found good data on Afghani casualties and very interesting information on Pakistani casualties. So I ask whether ratcheting these casualties up is really what a good litle Nobel laureate peace-nik President should be doing? (Oh well - same as it always was.)
In a different entry she writes:
Since my son was killed, I have thrown everything I have at the machine. Every penny I have, every ounce of energy, every relationship and even my health have been sacrificed to end the wars and five years later there is very little to show for such a profound investment and the even sadder part is that I am not the only one in the struggle. Multiply these sacrifices by thousands of us and there’s a whole lot of heartache for zippity-do-dah.
As evidenced by poor showings at anti-war marches and rallies all over the country since the Democrats came back into power in 2006, I am growing more convinced that very few people care at all about the wars and the killing and those of that do are growing weary and teary.
I feel bad for her. She like many others trusted Democrats to follow through on what they said and while those of us who remain cynical said Republicans are the lesser of the two evils we brushed off, she and others like her are now seeing why we said what we did then and why we're right now.
Democrats win by lying to you. Cindy now sees that and the editorial writers at the Union Leader are now seeing that with Carol.