New Hampshire Democrat Party Chairman Ray Buckley’s remarks last weekend should leave a mark. Yes, a Party Spokesman claims they were taken out of context but that’s not going to cut it because the actual context was not only evident, other recent events make matters worse for Ray and New Hampshire Democrats.
In responding to the matter of a new pro-Trump group reaching out to rural voters, Buckley said, “The organizing and activating of these extremists, these white supremacists, really could have a detrimental effect on the entire culture of New Hampshire.”
These extremists and white supremacists? That’s clear as vodka Comrade Buckley.
So what did I mean when I said matters are much worse for New Hampshire Democrats?
No one in the New Hampshire Democrat Party, to my knowledge, has spoken out against Antifa, Chair Raymond Buckley’s remarks, or those of Dartmouth Professor and Antifa advocate Mark Bray.
Bray supports both Antifa and their use of force and intimidation as a means to silence anyone they consider to be white supremacists, including suppressing the peaceful expression of speech that could be deemed as advocating for White Supremacy.
This is a blanket amnesty to use violence and intimidation to silence the speech of anyone Antifa Democrats in New Hampshire choose.
Ray Buckley doubled down on his remarks in a tweet.
Bray doubled down on his comments referenced in a second interview in which he affirmed the need of “depriving a platform to organized far-right groups.”
Taken together in the absence of any objections this suggests wholesale New Hampshire Democrat party support for violence against any political opponents and shutting down their first amendment rights to association and free expression because they “really could have a detrimental effect on the entire culture of New Hampshire.”
Now, it is true that if by reaching out to these New Hampshire residents should they decide not to vote Democrat that this could have a detrimental effect on the advancement of the Democrat party agenda. But after hearing what that means (speech suppression, intimidation, and violence against political opponents) who among you is prepared to stand in defense of that agenda?
Seeing as no New Hampshire Democrats have denounced Antifa, Professor Bray’s remarks, or those of their State Party Chair, I guess every Democrat in the state of NewHampshire supports it.