This morning the Union Leader (UL) nails Zandra Rice Hawkins and Granite State Progress to the very cross on which she intended to crucify her Republican opponents. Seems Hawkins has made a stink about a recent special election and the odor of "out of state money" used to influence elections.
The Union Leader wastes no time, exposing Hawkins connection to money she received May 11th from America Votes (out of state left wing donation), which Hawkins/Granite State Progress then used to support the Democrat in the special election she is squawking at Republicans about, specifically to elect that democrat, in that election.
Did she forget? No, she just has major character flaw. It is called "progressive democrat."
And she is not alone. New Hampshire democrats do this all the time. They have collected millions from outside the state. Ray "out of state money" Buckley brags about how he out fund-raises the Republicans (by factors of two or more would be my guess) in every election cycle, with tons of cash coming from outside the state. The entire democrat apparatus from the paid out of state union AstroTurf they send to Concord, all the way up to the party leadership, to the democrat Governor of New Hampshire, demagog the issue of Republicans using out of state money while they proudly use more of it to affect in-state elections than (probably) the entire Republican take from all sources in any given year.
This hypocrisy is a foundation for the maxim, "If democrats are bitching about it, it is because they are already guilty of it." And when or where has this not been the case? (Free speech, for example, is "protected" by intimidating or eliminating the kinds of speech or press democrats object to.) I've written so many articles about their various hypocrisies that rarely a week goes by without one, and only then because there are so many to choose from I just don't bother.
So Zandra Rice Hawkins is just following the template of the democrat machine. That is why she took out of state money for that race, filed her required public paperwork to declare it, proceeded to spend it to elect the democrat, (who won) and can then attack her losing opponents for what she just did without as much as a second thought.
Think about that. She knows what she did, and still a public attack on her opponents is the next step for what? To focus attention on your own hypocrisy? Of course not. She does not believe that she, nor any democrat for that matter, will ever have to be held to account for this or any other hypocrisy they perpetrate. And there are plenty of them.
So this is not so much about money as it is about character. Hawkins obviously has none. The state democrat leadership has none. Nor do the democrats who condone, defend, excuse, or support this behavior, nor the independents and RINO's who refuse to acknowledge it by continuing to vote for and elect into power members of a political party that expect to be able to almost daily misrepresent the truth in broad daylight and not suffer any consequence from it. Will someone, anyone on the left step up and call her out?
This is what the democrat party has become. This is why they cannot be trusted to run a lemonade stand, let alone your government. It's why I call them Hypocrats.
Citation: Union Leader, Editorial Page:
Relevant Portion of Text from UL Editorial (Digital Edition)
In the latest state campaign finance report we could find, dated in 2008, every contributor to America Votes-NH lived outside of New Hampshire.
In the May 17 election, America Votes gave Granite State Progress $1,500 to defeat Kucmas. Granite State Progress filed as a political action committee for this race on May 11 — the same day it received America Votes’ $1,500. America Votes filed as a PAC on May 10. So in the last week before the election, these two PACs appeared and dropped $1,500 to defeat the Republican.
Rice-Hawkins, who gave $50 to Jennifer Daler, Kucmas’ opponent, might have limited her complaint to possible violations of election law. Instead, she spun it as principled opposition to out-of-state interests trying to affect New Hampshire elections, something she is clearly not opposed to, as her work in New Hampshire politics is funded by out-of-state interests. What hypocrisy.