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Hard Right Turn Worries GOP Moderates in N.H.
Boston Globe ^ | February 1, 2011 | Sarah Schweitzer

Posted on 02/01/2011 4:25:42 AM PST by Jim Noble

New Hampshire Democrats conceded a dramatic loss of power to a Republican insurgency last November. Now another group is coming to terms with its sidelining.

Moderate Republicans, the practical-minded mainstay of the state’s venerable GOP, have watched in dismay as conservative legislators have proposed restricting state education funding to English, math, science, social studies, and physical education and urged that officials no longer “bear faith and true allegiance’’ to the United States and New Hampshire, but rather, only to New Hampshire.

With the recent ascension of Tea Party activist Jack Kimball to head the state Republican Party, many moderates now say they are resigned to having little sway in shaping the state’s agenda.

“We know we don’t have much of a chance of convincing anybody of anything,’’ said Representative Priscilla Lockwood, a moderate Republican, who said she fears that abortion will be restrict ed and gay marriage banned...

The 2010 election produced Republican supermajorities in the Legislature, but with many new members leaning further right than their predecessors; in the House an estimated 100 of the 400 members are Tea Party-affiliated. The election also yielded a Republican US Senator, Kelly Ayotte, backed by Sarah Palin, and two Republican US representatives...

The impact of the conservative sweep has been evident in the Legislature where conservatives’ first order of business, with the backing of William O’Brien, the new speaker of the House, was to change rules on weapons in the Statehouse, making them explicitly welcome rather than tacitly permitted. A string of proposals followed, including those on restricting school funding and the oath of office...

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; are; commies; getting; nh2010; rino; rinoseason; teaparty; worried
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Something is happening but you don't know what is is, do you, Mr. Jones
1 posted on 02/01/2011 4:25:46 AM PST by Jim Noble
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To: Jim Noble
With the recent ascension of Tea Party activist Jack Kimball to head the state Republican Party, many moderates now say they are resigned to having little sway in shaping the state’s agenda.

They are called RINOs.

2 posted on 02/01/2011 4:28:48 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Jim Noble

You know what I say to the moderates in NH (and everywhere else):

...well, this is a family site. I’d rather not say.


3 posted on 02/01/2011 4:29:31 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Jim Noble

If Pricilla Lockwood is worried about restrictions on abortion, and banning gay marriage, she should just be a democrat. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.


4 posted on 02/01/2011 4:30:39 AM PST by johncocktoasten (Practicing asymetrical thread warfare against anti-Palin Trolls)
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To: Jim Noble
These are uber liberals that can't come to call themselves what they are... dims! I do not want them in my party... I do not want their sickness and evil to prevail any longer. With all due respect... all of these liberals can GFT!

LLS

5 posted on 02/01/2011 4:32:13 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: Jim Noble

There is a place for moderates in the GOP, just not in any leadership role.

The problem with RINOs is that they are all too willing to compromise on their principles and then once done, they have nothing to show for that, no bang for their buck; they are far too trusting of the democrats who are known for their perfidy and deception.

Once RINOs understand where this anger comes from against them, maybe they will not be so willing to comrpomise with democrats which is what the rank and file conservatives are demanding and which is why the Tea Party came into being and into such prominence.


6 posted on 02/01/2011 4:33:31 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: Ev Reeman

These so-called “moderates” (aka: losers) are always worried about something. Good. People with functioning brain cells reject you and reject your opinions. Become DIMocRATs, you RINO losers.


7 posted on 02/01/2011 4:38:39 AM PST by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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The battle isn’t between Dem and Rep, it’s between “progressives and legit conservatives. If you help elect a typical GOPer, you haven’t accomplished anything, you’ve just deluded yourself. All you’ve really done is invited the enemy inside the gates while you scan the horizon looking for where the next attack is coming from. How many knives in the back will it take before conservatives wake up to this fact?


8 posted on 02/01/2011 4:38:47 AM PST by Hayride
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To: Ev Reeman

I feel bad for NH. The MAssholes have invaded to get away from their mess, just to start their mess all over again.


9 posted on 02/01/2011 4:40:57 AM PST by RIGHTWING WACKO FROM MASS. (Better to have and not need than to need and not have...my theory on gun control)
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To: Jim Noble

Elections have consequences, don’t they?


10 posted on 02/01/2011 4:42:18 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Jim Noble
Moderate Republicans, the practical-minded mainstay of the state’s venerable GOP,

Moderate Republicans, the practical-minded mainstay the traitorous sell-out democrate-lite liberals of the state’s venerable GOP... There fixed it.

11 posted on 02/01/2011 4:47:33 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: Jim Noble

Personally, a line needs to be drawn in the sand by conservatives and the rinos need to go home to the democrat party they adore.


12 posted on 02/01/2011 4:50:07 AM PST by kindred (Come Lord Jesus, rule and reign over all thine enemies.)
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To: RIGHTWING WACKO FROM MASS.
The MAssholes have invaded to get away from their mess, just to start their mess all over again

We have the same problem in GA. People from MA, NJ, NY, CT, etc. have moved here over the past several decades to get away from the economic mess and police states that their government loving ideas have given rise to. In short having sh!t where they ate up north and then not liking the consequences, they're proceding to sh!t where they eat and where I eat too.

13 posted on 02/01/2011 4:51:27 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: Ev Reeman

[The problem with RINOs is that they are all too willing to compromise on their principles and then once done, they have nothing to show for that,...]

McCain and other rinos come to mind.


14 posted on 02/01/2011 4:52:21 AM PST by kindred (Come Lord Jesus, rule and reign over all thine enemies.)
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To: kindred

These RINOS are essentially TRANSPLANTED MASSACHUSETTS DEMOCRATS.


15 posted on 02/01/2011 4:52:42 AM PST by Flintlock
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To: Jim Noble
“We know we don’t have much of a chance of convincing anybody of anything,’’ said Representative Priscilla Lockwood, a moderate Republican

That's because facts have a funny way of getting in the way of your convincing.

16 posted on 02/01/2011 4:53:31 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Jim Noble

I never understand conservatism until it’s patiently explained to me by a liberal newspaper.


17 posted on 02/01/2011 4:54:18 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: Puppage

RINOs cannot convince anybody of anything because they stand for nothing, have no values or principles they stand by and fight for. They are like Claude Rains in Casablanca, they blow with the wind, and as such they make enemies on both sides. Better to stand for something and have an enemy on only one side of the aisle.


18 posted on 02/01/2011 5:02:24 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: Ev Reeman
The problem with RINOs is that they are all too willing to compromise on their principles

And what principles are those?

19 posted on 02/01/2011 5:02:28 AM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.....Eagle Scout since Sep 9, 1970)
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To: Jim Noble

Turning right politically without becoming more moral is just a waste of time.


20 posted on 02/01/2011 5:02:59 AM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Ev Reeman

You’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything...


21 posted on 02/01/2011 5:04:06 AM PST by Jim Noble (Reelect Palin 2016)
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To: johncocktoasten

Exactly!


22 posted on 02/01/2011 5:10:06 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: Jim Noble

“and urged that officials no longer “bear faith and true allegiance’’ to the United States and New Hampshire, but rather, only to New Hampshire.”

How could I ever have faith in and allegiance toward a group of criminals in business suits who seek to enslave the American people from their ivory tower in the District of Criminals (D.C.)?


23 posted on 02/01/2011 5:12:17 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jim Noble
“We know we don’t have much of a chance of convincing anybody of anything,’’ said Representative Priscilla Lockwood, a moderate Republican, who said she fears that abortion will be restrict ed and gay marriage banned...

How does she distinguish herself from a democrat? She and her ilk are the reasons I quit calling myself a republican.

24 posted on 02/01/2011 5:19:47 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Don't tell Obama what comes after a trillion)
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To: Jim Noble
Sarah Schwitzer is a leftwing propagandist.

She was featured in Laura Ingraham's book "The Obama Diaries."

Stephanie Ebbert and Sarah Schweitzer of the Boston Globe wrote of the Boston Tea Party gathering: “Some have charged racism for its mostly white membership..." It was if white, working class people didn't have the right to object to government spending and high taxes.
25 posted on 02/01/2011 5:20:47 AM PST by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: Jim Noble

Have you ever noticed that the Press never worries about moderate or conservative Democrats being sidelined by the hard line Statist Democrats.


26 posted on 02/01/2011 5:21:27 AM PST by MCF
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To: Jim Noble

Priscilla Lockwood, a moderate Republican, who said she fears that abortion will be restrict ed and gay marriage banned...

See:

http://www.votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=21546

My guess is Ms. Lockwood, Like Chrissie Whitman and Tom Kean, is one of those born with a silver spoon in her mouth, blue-blooded liberal eltists whose only interst in being a “Republican” is to protect her business interests and because her family traditionally disdained the Democrats.

These people have the political philosophy of an creampuff.


27 posted on 02/01/2011 5:25:34 AM PST by ZULU (No nation which ever attempted to tolerate Islam, escaped total Islamization.)
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To: MCF
Have you ever noticed that the Press never worries about moderate or conservative Democrats being sidelined by the hard line Statist Democrats.

My point exactly. Cripes Howard Dean, a MoveOn moonbat, headed the entire DNC.

I don't recall feature stories: "Hard turn left worries moderate Dems"

It's all an effort to make the Tea Party and GOP appear hard line.
28 posted on 02/01/2011 5:28:39 AM PST by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: RIGHTWING WACKO FROM MASS.

The Massholes are no longer the problem. This article is spot on. Some of the reddest parts of the state are where good people from Mass. have gotten themselves to hell out of their home state and come up here. I applaud them. They are my kind of people and I am a native who has long been disgusted with the NH Republican party. Not now. We finally got ‘er turned around and you can hear the howling of the dimlycrats and rumpsprung Reps like Priscilla from Nashua to Pittsburg. I love it!


29 posted on 02/01/2011 5:46:15 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'd get it myself but I don't have any thumbs.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

ROFL!


30 posted on 02/01/2011 5:49:54 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'd get it myself but I don't have any thumbs.)
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To: Jim Noble

Funny, I consider someone who advocates the murder of the innocent unborn to be a dangerous extremist.


31 posted on 02/01/2011 5:51:02 AM PST by PTBAA
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To: Ev Reeman
RINOs cannot convince anybody of anything because they stand for nothing, have no values or principles they stand by and fight for.

That's a GREAT point & spot on.

32 posted on 02/01/2011 5:52:44 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: samtheman; central_va; from occupied ga
I think y'all are being too hard on the RINOs.

I know these people, they're my neighbors. They are members of the Rodney King Party (can't we all just get along?).

They do not see what we see. They do not see that the conflict is fundamental and has become irrepressible.

Like the Constitutional Union Party in 1860, they don't want to believe that war is coming. And can you blame them?

from occupied ga: How'd that war thingy work out the last time?

Decision time is upon us.

33 posted on 02/01/2011 6:00:32 AM PST by Jim Noble (Reelect Palin 2016)
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from occupied ga: How'd that war thingy work out the last time?

Want a rematch.

34 posted on 02/01/2011 6:08:09 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: johncocktoasten

Two words. GET OUT!


35 posted on 02/01/2011 6:14:49 AM PST by malos (Call Me Inpressed)
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To: Jim Noble
Here we have some more faux-earnest hand-wringing from a Boston Globe liberal who is just so terribly, terribly concerned about New Hampshire becoming "too" conservative. Let's just say that it rings a bit hollow, coming from the same people who have worked tirelessly to turn our state into North Massachusetts.

(nice Dylan quote, BTW Jim).

36 posted on 02/01/2011 6:15:12 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: central_va
Here's a headline or thought, you never see: GOP Moderates are concerned about the Democrat agenda.

No enemies to the Left, which is why the RINOs always end up on the left.

37 posted on 02/01/2011 6:27:47 AM PST by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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They do not see what we see. They do not see that the conflict is fundamental and has become irrepressible

Then maybe they should step down, stay at home and watch Oprah, because we sure as hell don't need representatives the "do not see what we see." Kind of makes them not really representative doesn't it?

How'd that war thingy work out the last time?

I don't really see the relevance of that question to the discussion, but since you're curious, one heck of a lot better than you'd expect when an industrialized nation of 22,000,000 goes against an agricultural nation of about 9,000,000 and a nation with 90% of the manufacturing capacity vs 10% of the manufacturing capacity. But we're a lot better prepared this time, and won't go about it in open conflict. Think insurgency and asymmetric warfare if the ballot box fails.

38 posted on 02/01/2011 6:29:11 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: andy58-in-nh
(nice Dylan quote, BTW Jim

I was going to use "You walk into the room like a camel and then you frown" for Sarah Schweitzer, but I thought it might sail over too many heads.

39 posted on 02/01/2011 6:29:18 AM PST by Jim Noble (Reelect Palin 2016)
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To: Flintlock

Really?

Rep. Priscilla Lockwood (R-NH Merrimack District 6)
7th term Republican from New Hampshire Merrimack District 6.
BioContactCommitteeLetters

Visit Official Website
Residence: Canterbury
Marital Status: Married (Robert)
Prev. Occupation: Educator, Small Business Owner
Prev. Political Exp.: Canterbury Town Selectman, 1995-2001
Education: BA University of New Hampshire, 1959
Birthdate: 12/22/1936
Birthplace: Manchester, NH
Religion: Protestant


40 posted on 02/01/2011 6:33:30 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Jim Noble
It's hard to beat Ballad of a Thin Man for arcane lyrics subject to various interpretations and intense discussion over adult libations. ;-)
41 posted on 02/01/2011 6:52:26 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Jim Noble
This article is crap...

The Boston Globe writing about the goings-on in New Hampshire is kind of like me writing an article for the American Journal of Medicine.

Neither article would be used for anything other than bird cage liner...

42 posted on 02/01/2011 7:10:51 AM PST by Fedupwithit ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" -Albert Camus)
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To: trisham
Prev. Occupation: Educator

There's your problem...wonder if she is a SEIU member?

43 posted on 02/01/2011 7:18:01 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Flintlock
These RINOS are essentially TRANSPLANTED MASSACHUSETTS DEMOCRATS.

A lot of people from New York and Connecticut stinking up New Hampshire, as well...people native to NH are now a MINORITY in their own state; based on 2010 Census figures...

44 posted on 02/01/2011 7:20:44 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Jim Noble
“We know we don’t have much of a chance of convincing anybody of anything,’’ said Representative Priscilla Lockwood, a moderate Republican, who said she fears that abortion will be restrict ed and gay marriage banned...

Don't sweat it, Prissy...the new 'Republican' legislature has already announced that they have no intention of trying to overturn NH's new 'gay marriage' law.

45 posted on 02/01/2011 7:22:23 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Jim Noble

Several ‘Free Staters’ ran as ‘Republicans’ and were elected to the State Legislature...couldn’t get elected as Libertarians, I guess...


46 posted on 02/01/2011 7:25:09 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Are teachers members of the SEIU?


47 posted on 02/01/2011 7:33:08 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

I haven’t seen their membership cards, but I have seen them wearing the purple shirts...maybe it’s a ‘solidarity’ thing...


48 posted on 02/01/2011 7:34:43 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Could be.


49 posted on 02/01/2011 7:56:57 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Can you explain “It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry” to me?


50 posted on 02/01/2011 8:01:46 AM PST by Jim Noble (Reelect Palin 2016)
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