Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Impulse Control


are the direct descendants of these:

I have no doubt that those yelling "lock her up" in 2016 would have been yelling "burn the witch" in Salem in 1692. 

Then along comes Al:
“I’m a veteran that went to Desert Shield, Desert Storm. I’m also a father who sent a son to war, to Iraq, as a Marine Corps helicopter avionics technician. Hillary Clinton to me is the Jane Fonda of the Vietnam,” he said. “She is a disgrace for the lies that she told those mothers about their children that got killed over there in Benghazi. She dropped the ball on over 400 emails requesting back up security. Something’s wrong there.”
“This whole thing disgusts me, Hillary Clinton should be put in the firing line and shot for treason,” he added.
This is State Representative Al Baldasaro of Londonderry, currently serving his 5th term in the NH House. 
A duly elected representative calling for the death of a person who has not been charged or convicted of any crime. 
Once again, the NH GOP covers our state with glory. GOP Chair Jennifer Horn issued a weak assed statement urging Al to apologize. If she had any ovaries, she'd be asking him to RESIGN, right away. Does she really want to DEFEND this kind of conduct - because that's what she's going to have to do. 
It's also worth noting that there is no honor code, no rules for legislators on how to behave in public. GOP State Rep. Kyle Tasker sat in the Child and Family Law committee setting up a sexual assignation with a 14 year old girl. He broke both state and federal law - but he didn't break any House rules. 
Al Baldasaro has made many obnoxious and frequently dishonest statements loudly in public. If the NH GOP treats this as another instance of "oh, it's just Al," they'll be as guilty as he is of inciting and condoning violence. They'll also be handing the Democrats the House majority in 2017. 

1 comment:

tworavens said...

Exactly - to all your statements in this piece Susan! The disgraceful behavior of individuals who should be setting an example exemplifies the lunacy of our times.

Coupled with hypocrisy of the first order. The "moral values" the right loves to boast of includes their strong approval of water boarding.

I'm no Hillary fan, but the hypocrisy of the right is so flagrant and childish, it's mind boggling. The right appears tribal, herd like and incredibly cruel. "The mindless masses" is an accurate description of them.

Our own brand of NH trash are raising a whole new breed of youth who will learn no ethical morality, no responsibility, no sense of right or wrong and absolutely no common sense. Their examples for future behavior will be based upon individuals both scurrilous and without character.

Jean Shaheen and Maggie Hasson are two politicians we can be proud of, both in their private lives, their public lives their duty and their words. Somehow and I'm sure with great difficulty, they rise above the slime on the pond.