WMUR9 and White Supremacists

Ray Buckley -Chairman of the New Hampshire Democrat Party- was recently taken to task, and deservedly so, for referring to disaffected voters who might be inclined to vote for President Trump as “white supremacists.”

WMUR had interviewed Matt Braynard, the executive director of Look Ahead America, an organization created by some former Trump campaign data-gurus whose mission is to “identify patriotic Americans who’ve become disaffected and cynical, so we can engage them on issues relevant to them, get them registered, get them educated and turn them out to vote.”   Continue reading

#FAKENEWS – NHPR’s “Coverage” of Ray Buckley’s Frivolous Ethics Complaint Against Sununu

I posted about Ray Buckley’s utterly frivolous “ethics complaint” against Governor Sununu here.

That post, in part, covered how hack-extrodinaire John DiStaso -Ray Buckley’s go-to guy to get his message out per Steve Vaillancourt- wrote a follow-up to his original story about Ray Buckley’s nothing-burger of an ethics complaint when there was nothing to follow up on.

Casey McDermott of New Hampshire Public Radio pulled a DiStaso yesterday, reporting that there was nothing new to report: Continue reading

Nobody Shills for Ray Buckley Like WMUR

Does this tweet constitute “Us[ing] his or her position with the state to secure privileges or advantages for himself or herself, which are not generally available to governmental employees, or to secure governmental privileges or advantages for others to which they are not otherwise entitled”?

That is the absurd position that Ray Buckley has taken.  More particularly, Continue reading

The Reason New Hampshire Democrats Have Won All Those Gubernatorial Elections – Abandonment of Their Core Principle

This among the eruption of tweets from top Democratic flack Ray Buckley in reaction to Chris Sununu announcing his intention to run for Governor in 2016:

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The won-loss record (not Buckley’s prognostication for 2016) is a fact, unlike most of the “facts” ventilated by Buckley.  However, what’s also a fact is that the reason the Democrats have had a stranglehold on the corner office in New Hampshire is they abandoned their core principle. Continue reading

For New Hampshire Governor, It’s Chris Sununu Vs. Saul Alinsky

Yesterday, Chris Sununu of the clan Sununu —father, former Governor; brother, former United States Senator— announced that he will run for Governor in 2016.

His Democratic opponent, Saul Alinsky.

Alinsky invented the idea of “community organizing.”  He also wrote a book called “Rules for Radicals.”  Here is Rule #5:

“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.

The response from New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley to Sununu’s announcement was classic Alinsky: Continue reading

Hassan-for-Senate Campaign Should Retract and Apologize for Calling Senator Ayotte Treasonous

Treasonous is defined as follows:

the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance or to kill or personally injure the sovereign or the sovereign’s family.

Yet, incredibly, today the Hassan-for-Senate campaign called Senator Kelly Ayotte treasonous: Continue reading

Some Additional Thoughts on Kevin Landrigan’s “Investigative Reporting”

I previously posted about a piece by Kevin Landrigan about some relatively minor and definitely legal campaign contributions to certain GOP State Senate candidates here.  A few additional thoughts.

One is that I sure hope that State Senator Kevin Avard, the primary focus of Landrigan’s hit-piece is raising money for his reelection campaign.  While never mentioned in Landrigan’s hit-piece, he was outspent by more than five to one by the incumbent Democrat State Senator, Peggy Gilmour. Continue reading

Has Chris Matthews Unleashed a Democrat Civil War?

One of the worst kept secrets is that Executive Councilor Chris Pappas’ 2014 reelection campaign was the first act in his running for Congress in 2016.  According to the New Hampshire Secretary of State, Pappas spent over $165,000 in his reelection to fend of a challenge from a challenger who spent — drumroll please — a little over $3,000.00.

Recently, there have been various tweets on #nhpolitics purportedly encouraging Pappas to run for Congress, as if this wasn’t already in the works.  This raised the ire of former State Representative Peter Sullivan, famous or infamous depending on your point of view, for his personal attacks on 2014 Congressional candidate Marilinda Garcia, who claimed that the fix was in:

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The Myth That Increasing the Minimum Wage Creates Jobs

One of the arguments that the Left makes for increasing the minimum wage is that it leads to job growth.  From a Wall Street Journal article by two George Mason University Students, Liya Palagashvili and Rachel Mace, that appeared in August of this year:

Why would firms hire more workers when government raises the cost of hiring workers? The progressive answer is that hiking the minimum wage raises the incomes of poor workers, causing them to spend more. This additional spending, in turn, is so great that firms hire even more workers. When you raise the minimum wage, as Mr. Obama said in Denver, “that money gets churned back into the economy. And the whole economy does better, including the businesses.”

The Left claims that economic data from earlier this year proved this theory.  Recently, leader of the New Hampshire Democrats, Ray Buckley, asserted that it is a “fact” that increasing the minimum wage is a job-creator.

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Palagashvili and Mace point out that “[t]his theory is dubious for many reasons, not least because minimum-wage workers make up about 2% of the workforce, a percentage much too small to have such an effect.”  I’d add that simply comparing job growth in States that increased the minimum wage to States that did not, which is what the report relied upon by Buckely did (in the aggregate), is far too glib an analysis because numerous factors affect job growth.   Continue reading