To regular readers of the ‘Grok, this should have come as no surprise at all – in fact, this is almost expected (think Ray Burton in drag. Or is that the other way around? I dunno, all RINOs not only talk and vote alike, they seem to look alike….) as she has won our RINO of the Week award in the past. This is what happens when the Republican Party Leadership (such as it is) continues to do head-in-the-sand reactions when Democrats-with-Rs-next-to-their-name sully the Republican Party brand. Oh, I’ll ask the Belknap County Chair, and I’ll ask the Area Vice-Chair (a two-fer, in this case) and I will ask the NH GOP Chair for what they will do, but I bet I already know the outcome of doing such – words, maybe even a lot of words, but in the end, it’s back to a mush muddle of middlingness madness of self-denial. I would use Jim Bender’s magnificent phrase of “self-assured incompetence” but that seems to be a bar too high for this crop.
So, Alida has seen fit to endorse someone that openly financially threatened the entire Town of Gilford simply because voters would vote Her Highness’s spending ways? Yup. Way to go, Alida – endorse not the person who wants you to keep your own money and make your own decisions, but someone who had no problem DEMANDING that others pay for her demand. To wit, Lisa DiMartino, NH Democrat Extremist from the Town of Gilford. She wants to go to Concord to spend your money. She says so herself – and RINO Alida agrees.
Unhappy with the Budget process a coupla / few years ago (and not having expressed a drop of concern DURING the budget process itself) decided that if some of the town’s employees (the non-collectivized ones) weren’t going to get the benefits that she was willing to spend other peoples’ money on,
she PROMISED that she would send would send her severely disabled son to Crotchet Mountain. Which, by the way, would cost at least a couple of hundred thousand dollars a year – she said so herself.
And yes, upon hearing this, I got up and said words to the effect of “Do you realize that what she said is emotional blackmail”? Yes, I heard the gasps – some, I think, of the realization of what DiMartino had said and some from the fact that I actually got up and said it. Be that as it may, I was not going to allow yet another Democrat use a child (even if their own) as a political pawn to achieve a political outcome.
So ask yourselves, voters in Gilford and Meredith – is this the kind of person, with this kind of character, that you wish to act as your proxy in the NH House? Put it this way, you are know by the Rep you vote for -that you vote for the person that most aligns with your values. Is this “you”?