He claims that Carol Shea-Porter's campaign is spreading the rumor that he's a domestic abuser. So far the messy "he said - she said" stuff resembles a third grade game of telephone. Ugly, unfounded accusations have been made - by people who really ought to know better.
You can read about all that here, at the invaluable NH Labor News
It's difficult to imagine why anyone would think this was a way to win an election. If this guy isn't working for Frank Guinta, then he's the second coming of Gary Dodds.
Last night on O'Connor's Facebook page, I saw this:
That comment about the punchable face had been up for 10 hours at that time. O'Connor posted on his page several times while that post was up. He must have seen it.
At 8 pm tonight:
The comment is still there. Now other people are challenging O'Connor for leaving it up.
At 8:17 pm
The comment is finally gone. But only after he was repeatedly challenged about it. After I tweeted it out. After NH Labor News wrote about it. It was up for over 24 hours. It would still be there, if people hadn't complained. Shawn O'Connor had a chance to take the high road, and point out that violent rhetoric is never acceptable. He failed to take it.
The kindest thing I can say about O'Connor is that he has terrible judgement.
As of 10:08 PM, all of the comments are gone.
Update Part Two:
O'Connor seems to be having a memory problem here. As one can clearly see in screenshots above, he saw the punchable face post - and responded to it. Then he deleted the criticism, deleted his response, and left the punchable face comment hanging there for at least 10 hours.
Volunteers tossed under the bus. Pants still ablaze: