Sunday, August 18, 2013
Panderers to the Prosperous
Here's what we've all been waiting for: the America Is For The Prosperous - NH Legislative Scorecard. Greg Moore, who was former Speaker O'Brien's babysitter for a while (to the taxpayer tune of $75,000 a year) is now the executive director of Pasty and Pecunious. They've just come out with their legislative report card, based on 13 key votes. The votes included right to work for less, and of course anything that included a revenue stream was on their shit list.
The scoring key was designed by someone who spent many lonely, acne covered hours playing Dungeons and Dragons in high school:
A = Advocate of Prosperity
B = Guardian of Prosperity
C = Friend of Prosperity
D = Neglector of Prosperity
F = Opponent of Prosperity
Best of all is A+ = PROTECTOR OF PROSPERITY! That comes with a trumpet fanfare!
Al Baldasaro is a PROTECTOR OF PROSPERITY. Almost all Democrat scored F's, even the fairly conservative ones. Those who did not were the Free Staters:
Joel Winters, Democrat and Free Stater scored a 31% - an F. Sorry Joel. You are an OPPONENT OF PROSPERITY.
The Free Staters who ran as Democrats in order to fool their constituents scored higher than some Republicans. Convenience Democrat and Free Stater Michael Garcia had a score of 100%. He's an ADVOCATE OF PROSPERITY. Convenience Democrat/Free Stater Anarchist Tim O'Flaherty scored a 91%. He still qualifies as an ADVOCATE OF PROSPERITY.
Gene Chandler - lifelong Republican and House Minority Leader scored 92%. He gets an A for ADVOCATE OF PROSPERITY. But - Republican David Bickford only scored 40%. He gets an F. He's an OPPONENT OF PROSPERITY. Republican James Belanger scored 67%. He's a NEGLECTOR OF PROSPERITY. Brad Bailey scored an 89%. He's a mere GUARDIAN OF PROSPERITY. How can this dude even hold up his head in public? The man who wants to be our next governor, George Lambert scored 100%, but it was not a perfect score, so he's only an ADVOCATE OF PROSPERITY. It must gall him a tad that his buddy, JR Hoell had a perfect score and has won the coveted title of PROTECTOR OF PROSPERITY.
The scoring has nothing to do with missed votes. Republican Ronald Belanger missed 9 of the 13 votes, but he still got a score of 100%. Ronald is an ADVOCATE OF PROSPERITY. We all know Kyle Tasker missed a bunch of votes this session. Kyle still gets a 100% score, making him an ADVOCATE OF PROSPERITY.
This scorecard is telling on 2 levels. These are not people who are thinking about the future of our state. They are thinking about keeping their seats in the next election.
And any Democrat who gets a high score isn't one.