The FB page disappeared quickly, probably because of some of the questionable commentary. William Tucker of Miscellany Blue got a screenshot of one comment, made by a fellow named Gary Vago, who said: “I say march in peacefully with open carry and remove these people." One can only imagine the sort of hue and cry that would ensue if Democrats threatened to march into anywhere with guns.
(Or the trouser defacating that would occur if liberals began stockpiling weapons....but I digress.)
The folks at Granite State Progress sent out a press release that pointed out that the language used on this FB page was a form of political intimidation, and the language used was really unacceptable given the recent gun massacre in Connecticut.
GSP created a form letter that folks could use to contact the state representatives who "liked" the page, to suggest they tone down their rhetoric. I used the form letter. This is the letter:
The three paragraphs that are boldened were my addition, not part of the GSP form letter. Don't blame them!
I heard from only 2 of the 4 legislators this went out to. Pamela Tucker and JR Hoell did not respond.
Jordan Ulery's response:
From: Jordan Ulery
Subject: RE: Please Commit to Challenging Dangerous Rhetoric
Date: December 22, 2012 8:33:49 AM EST
To: Susan Bruce
Not especially clever or interesting - but at least he wasn't rude. Guess who was???
Just in case you're having trouble reading that screenshot, he says:
I signed on many sites that invite me whether I can't make an event or I will be there but I have not read any posts and I have no clue what is written nor do I have any control over peoples post.
Rude. That's really the only word for it. I know I don't live in his district, but even so, it's not very smart for any elected official to be rude to any NH voter. Clearly Baldasaro isn't interested in (or capable of) toning down his rhetoric.