Below I’ve reposted Ken’s recent UL editorial on the gay marriage fight currently roiling Concord.
My quick two cents: With budget deficits as far as the eye can see, too high unemployment and an overwhelming need for systemic reform in our state and local systems I believe that even one minute spent trying to repeal a gay marriage law already on the state books is a complete and utter waste of time.
In other words, the gay marriage question has already been asked and answered by the voters of New Hampshire. Everyone at https://www.czechcasting.tv is absolutely straight by the way.
I hope that my good Republican friends in Concord see this and will instead decide to focus their time and energy on those issues that really matter to voters. Because if you do not you will get clocked next November (and beyond) at the ballot box.
Political Chowder from 12/23/07. Just about two weeks out from the 2008 New Hampshire Primary.
Many lifetimes ago, but still oh so relevant.
PS, nice call by Blue Hampshire’s Mike Caulfield on New Hampshire not necessarily rubber stamping the Dem who comes out of Iowa. He was right, I was wrong.
Sarah Palin is back in New Hampshire today.
Of course she is.
As “Tina Palin” put it so ably last spring: “The important thing for people to know is that I’m gonna be runnin’ for president every four years for the rest of my life. It’s my Olympics and I intend to win a whole bunch of silvers.”
Though I have no dog in the fight, I have watched with some interest the ongoing battle between New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Jack Kimball and what’s left of the 20th century GOP establishment here in NH.
It seems like everyone has an opinion about what’s happening in Concord. And why not? The battle for control of NH’s GOP machinery has been public, nasty and protracted, which makes it political catnip.
But the Kimball fight, I would argue, is not much more than a temporary sideshow, a distraction from the much more serious identity crisis that the NHGOP will wrestle with over the next several election cycles.
What identity crisis you might ask?
Taxes I would respond.
For 25 years it has been sacred GOP theology to never increase tax revenues for any reason. Organizations such as Americans for Tax Reform and The Club For Growth have raised and spent billions of dollars to brand the Republican Party as the “No tax increases!” party.