When New Gingrich first campaigned in NH he showed promise then his campaign started to go down hill. First he went before the legislature and, in his speech, supported right to work. What he did was walked into the middle of a nasty battle started by the speaker of the house. It wasn’t just Newt all of the republican presidential candidates did the same with Bachman looking the dumbest of them all. So, Newt then got the endorsement of Bully O’Brien and his numbers went into a free fall voting against Newt was the only way the union republicans had to send a message to the speaker.
Nobody wants to acknowledge what happened but, were warned the republican numbers are going independent. There are thousands of union republicans that have been driven away from the party. The current make up of the Republican Party has no use for senior citizens, veterans, gays, or the working middle class. They have proven this by, not only the right to work issue; but, the myriad of other anti working class bills that they have put in. The bottom line is the pool of republicans is getting smaller and it is being done on purpose. Let’s kill the republican party and push for free state movement philosophy of wiping out government and the programs that we need to protect us from predatory business practices (consumer protection), programs to help those most in need with no resources to help themselves and unprecedented and unwarranted attacks on our middle class work force and public sector employees.
The house was warned that this insanity of numerous attacks on the above groups would cause republicans and those groups being attacked would vote against them. Well, sorry Newt, your had huge numbers of republican union members and seniors, go somewhere else when you snuggled up to Bully; plain and simple and we all thought you were smarter than that.
The bad house leadership has brought down the Republican Party in NH. The arrogance and self serving decisions that are coming out of our leadership team is being hard to believe according to many active republicans that are watching what is going on. They don’t listen and have put themselves in an un-winnable situation.
I cannot believe that we cannot get better candidates running for governor. The republicans at least have started out supporting right to work, when they already know this is not on the radar screens for the republican voters, at least those who haven’t gone independent because of the current house leadership and agenda. So we wish those candidates the best of luck and they can always put on their resume they ran for governor. While the thousands of public middle class republicans can ask, “why did you stab us in the back, what did we do to deserve this”?
The next election will be about individuals and issues and not about parties the voters will have to continue to stay on top of this and I believe they are. An interesting side issue is I don’t see a ground swell of support for the democrats; they seem to have taken a vacation after the last election and it is not going unnoticed.