I need some fresh left wing rhetoric on the "recovery." Can someone call Carol or Paul and ask them how many jobs the stimulus 'funded' in New Hampshire last month? Unemployment in the Granite state appears to have gone from 6.7% to 7.0%. I would expect the national numbers to do something similar come February fifth as part time workers go back to the well for unemployment benefits so there must already a talking point on the books to explain it.
Wait, I know. It's George Bush's fault.
In the aftermath of the Scott Brown victory, Carol Shea Porter is being portrayed as having attained her victory in a similar fashion. Back in 2006 she campaigned as a grass-roots outsider who would fight for New Hampshire against the entrenched establishment.
But since arriving in Washington all Carol has done is negotiate our terms of surrender. Her legislative record is a long parade of government growth and spending programs instituted without any regard for the ability of the tax payers to support it with their earnings. Put simply--the minute Carol put her big toe in the swamp she became the very thing she ran against and has not looked back.
We don't expect her to admit to the obvious hypocrisy though because it's quite clear that she has no sense of it herself. In this mornings Union Leader she is quoted as saying...
"I've stayed close to the ground and listened to the people. Every politician needs to make sure they hear regular people who have a regular message and concerns."
Talk about self contradiction. "Regular people?" "Regular message and concerns?" Don't strain your back when you bend down to listen M'Lady.
(With snooty British accent)
"Pardon me Nancy darling, but have you some suggestions on how I might engage in public discourse with the 'regular people.' I think I used to be one, but I can't for the life of me recall why?"
The only people Carol has stayed close too are left wing insiders, unions and the abortion industry. She only engages with the regular people when failing to do so looks like political suicide--and someone else has the sense to tell her as much.
Closer to home we still have a budget problem (that's a revenue problem for my left wing readers) because of a lack of leadership in the governor’s office. John Lynch has managed to wander through the lazy summer days of incumbency without much care for the consequences, having let the democrat run legislature (note the parallels to the national majority) fiscally gang rape the taxpayers of New Hampshire. Now we are confronted with the daily litany of 'tough choices' (unlike the national democrats who simply act like innocent bystanders who point at George Bush and cry " he did it.)
Mr. Lynch, real leaders make tough choices every day, not just after years of mismanagement force their hand. So with all due respect, maybe it's time you accepted responsibility for letting the democrat day-care legislature dig a hole so big we can't even see a way out of it, and gut the state government until it is of a size and scope well within the means of the taxpayers to support it. Then maybe promise not to run for elected political office again in New Hampshire.