A lot of good things are beginning to take shape (on the right) in the wake of the bloodbath New Hampshire Republicans took in the Mid-Terms but the day itself wasn’t a total wash. Accused Domestic abuser Jeff Woodburn has been “retired.”
WMUR declared Republican David Starr the winner in that race which is great, but we should probably take a sober approach to the win. I think North Country Democrats are responsible for that one too.
There was an effort within the Democrat party to leave their State Senate race blank. I can’t say if that was a factor, and I don’t know when I’ll have time to look at the turnout history to report one way or the other, but I know it was being considered.
I can say that Mr. Woodburn received more attention on these pages than any other candidate in the 2018 election because of his refusal to adhere to his own party narratives and step down and out of office pending the resolution of 9 counts of domestic assault.
We had at least 19 posts on the matter or related to it’s alleged perpetrator from early August when the story broke until this past week. One of the earliest of these was titled, “Jeff Woodburn Political Theater – Shows Daily Until November.”
I alleged that the NHGOP could use this to their advantage (because their opponents would) but they did not. The old media did not. They let sleeping domestic abusing donkey’s lie.
GraniteGrok brought the pain, thanks in great part to Democrat(s) in the North Country who felt a principled need to stand up for the party narrative on men who abuse women. With their help, we got a look at some inside baseball, without which the many pieces we published would have lacked as much weight.
It is also evident that this content was shared widely across the North Country, again, thanks to those in the Democrat party who were in it for the people, not just the power.
Mr. Woodburn is still innocent until proven guilty. He is entitled to his day in court. And, had he stepped down and out of the political spotlight, we’d probably have had nothing more to say about the matter after early August. He chose or was convinced to go long.
We took him to the woodshed for it.
It didn’t affect anyone else in his party on election day, which is not surprising given my comments above, but as I noted in my opening, it wasn’t a total wash. Jeff Woodburn has been retired by the voters in State Senate District one.
Thank you for that.