In an essay in today’s Union Leader, Republican candidate Jennifer Horn has a great piece. She is running for the seat to be vacated by Paul Hodes (D), who is running for Judd Gregg’s Senate seat.
To recap some of her points:
While the Democratic leadership in Congress is responsible for the debacle we face today, Republicans of past majorities must also take responsibility for the role they played in opening the door to a government that is too big, too intrusive and too expensive.
Over the last several elections, the only thing that changed with regards to spending is who got the money. The D’s and R’s both used us as piggy banks to send our hard earned money off to their favorite charities, their own reelection bids.
Somewhere along the way, we started thinking that the way to win elections in New England was to sound like a Democrat. We abandoned our principles and embraced big-government and big-spending policies. As a result, Republicans were fired in 2006.
Amen. If you told me ten years ago that the New Hampshire I grew up in would have a D governor, house, senate, both representatives, and one Senator, you would have been laughed out of town. But look what happened. We elected Charlie Bass and Jeb Bradley (RINOs) who served as useful idiots for the D party until they had no more use for them. Then when it came time to vote for a Democrat or a Democrat Lite, they both were voted out for the honest candidate – the one with the D next to their name.
We have two paths before us. We can go back to nominating Republicans who sound like Democrats and hope that by blurring the lines between the two parties, the voters will choose us. Or, we can stand firmly for the principles that make our nation strong and offer the voters a real choice.
We’ve tried the first way, and we saw our party lose election after election in the Northeast, and the country suffer as a result. This summer, citizens tried the second way, and they started a revolution.
Sounds to me like we have a candidate we can get behind here. I am not in the second CD however if Frank Guinta can start sounding like this, we will have two great candidates for Congress in NH. The sleeping giant of conservationism is awakening in NH.
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