Sheesh…once again, the Stupid Party earns its moniker. Repetez avec moi: I will not use Democrat linguistics. I will not use Democrat linguistics. I will not use Democrat linguistics. Because once I do, I have already lost. Control the language, control the ideas. Control the ideas, control the debate. Control the debate, control the vote. Control the vote, control elections. Control elections, control POWER. Simple?
Obviously not to the NH House Republican Office as it decided, for whatEVAH stupid reasons, to adopt the language of Democrats in their graphics and press releases. Ray Buckley must be SO proud of these morons. It’s like having a tiny outpost from the NHDP nestled nicely in the enemies camp. The phrase “living rent free” doesn’t BEGIN to describe this surrender.
Seriously, isn’t there ANY editing going on in that office, no adult watching over the language usage there? Hint – it’s in the image above. Second hint for Saturday morning sleepy heads below:
So now instead of lawbreakers, they’re simply people who left their wallets on their bureau with their driver’s license (so to speak). The language subtly switches from someone that purposefully broke our laws for personal gain to being someone that simply didn’t dot their T’s and cross their I’s in a paperwork screwup. And everyone makes mistakes from time to time, yes? And makes LEGAL immigrants who might be Republican-leaning go “so WHY did we spend all this time and money to do it right and now BOTH Parties are mocking us?”
Democrats have been doing this for years.
Just like gun control morphed to gun safety and then slid over to gun violence. The first is the correct intent and gun crime is the actual action but once again, with redefining our common language, the Democrats are trying to control the language to control the debates and thus, control Power.
STOP USING DEMOCRAT LANGUAGE!
You can’t and won’t win and it just ticks off those in the base that knows better. It throws us into a paroxysm of “APPEASEMENT AGAIN?” with second helpings of “well, there goes Clueless!” How about “Vichy Language Republicans” as dessert?
And WAIT! There’s MORE! After all, bowing to the Democrat Political Correctness/Language Manipulators once is just an “accident” – the NH House Republicans decided to double down in sounding like Democrats!
HOUSE REPUBLICAN LEADER REACTS TO HOUSE VOTE ALLOWING LICENSURE OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
by Staff | Mar 20, 2019 | Press Releases
CONCORD – House Republican Leader Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack) issued a statement following the New Hampshire House vote to pass HB397, relative to drivers’ licenses for New Hampshire residents who do not possess a social security card.
“Democrats in New Hampshire are totally out of touch with our state. HB397 would allow illegal immigrants to obtain a Driver’s License using an expired alien registration card and a foreign passport in lieu of a social security card,” said Hinch. “We should not be rewarding people in our state illegally while millions of people around the world are waiting to come lawfully. It’s unfair.”
“The consequences of this bill could be serious. With New Hampshire’s current laws, allowing illegal immigrants to receive a valid Drivers’ License could make it easier for them to participate in several other things, like vote in our elections. If this bill becomes law, we may allow thousands of undocumented immigrants to take advantage of other rights and services that should be exclusive to lawful citizens.”
Mmmmm – and you forgot to capitalize Rights in that last sentence and diminish its importance. It’s already true that Democrats entwine rights and entitlements together as inseparable to mean the same thing. Don’t encourage or enable them to say “See, the Republicans think EXACTLY as we do”.
Example 3; same topic just embedded in a longer missive (5th ‘graph down):
OP-ED: CHAOS & RUSHED, HEAVY-HANDED POLICY
by Staff | Apr 26, 2019 | House Editorials, News & Updates, Press Releases
By: Rep. Dick Hinch
This past December, Rep. Stephen Shurtleff won the election for House speaker, and I wished my friend the best. He accepted his nomination by saying, “it’s important to put partisanship aside to work for the common good of our people…” I couldn’t agree more. Government works best when parties work together to produce the best policies possible for our state. However, Republicans have been extremely disappointed by how the opposite has occurred. This session has been marred by disorganization, partisanship, and rushed, heavy-handed policy.
Not too long ago, we had one of the most unfavorable business tax climates in the nation. Through Republican efforts to reduce rates, and reform other areas of tax law, we felt we made improvements, and the results clearly demonstrate that we did. Business tax revenue has outperformed estimates, and contributed to surpluses in the last 2 state budgets. Most people would view this as a successful outcome. But not Democrats. Immediately, we saw a bill to repeal those business tax reforms, and a bill to introduce a new tax on capital gains. The economy is doing great in many parts of our state, and Republicans would like to encourage that to continue and spread. These Democrat initiatives propose to siphon over $240 million out of our economy over the next two years.
Speaking of being anti-business, I’m sure you have heard a lot about their paid family leave mandate. I want to set the record straight; Republicans support paid family leave. But we don’t support a mandated and state-run family leave program that will grow government, hurt employers, and force our citizens into an income tax. That’s right, folks. Everyone’s wages will be taxed for this benefit whether you qualify for it or not, and it will cost businesses and employees $168 million per year.
All of these initiatives to increase taxes have, ironically, come under their banner of “tax relief”. They would like you to believe that hundreds of millions of dollars in new or increased taxes in one area will result in lower taxes in others. It all comes out of our economy somehow, and the only proven method to keep taxes low is to spend less. Over the last two budgets, Republican leadership resulted in responsible state spending where we were able lower taxes in some instances, and not raise any tax or fee. In contrast, the budget just passed by House Democrats increased spending by 13%, which is roughly $1.5 billion more than our current budget.
We have had countless other bills pass the House under the current Democrat majority that defy common sense. Let’s take, for example, allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain state drivers licenses. That bill rewards people who have admitted to not following our immigration laws by giving them a government issued ID. With this ID they may be able to vote. Maybe you’ve heard about the Democrats’ House bills that seek to restrict the distribution of plastic straws and plastic bags. The straw bill is more stringent than that of California, and the bag bill was so poorly written that it requires stores to charge you 10 cents per bag, even if they don’t want to.
Sidenote: that third sentence following the linguistic malaprop is so Milquetoast. Might just be me but that hardly describes, not a slap on the wrist, but a light tap on the wrist (like one your 90-year-old grandmother might give you thinking she’s wielding the bat you actually deserve for being, yes, stupid.
They hastily removed funding for the Internet Crimes Against Children task force, and funding for a new secure psychiatric unit from the Governor’s budget proposal, and were surprised at the public blowback they received. Although I’m glad an amendment was adopted to fix this unexcusable oversight to ICAC, a new secure psychiatric unit is a critical piece to the state’s 10 year mental health plan, and it’s deeply concerning that this wasn’t a priority.
Those are just a small sample of our policy complaints, and we have serious concerns with Democrats’ management process shortcomings, too. We’ve seen several instances of legislation being rushed through without care for details. We’ve seen lengthy amendments come before committees for a vote without letting Republicans have an opportunity to review them in advance. They rushed to take up Senate bills while committees still had House bills to act on before deadlines. The House has even seen multiple bills come to the floor without a committee recommendation because some committees failed to meet deadlines that were published months in advance.
In March, the Democratic House Majority Leader took to the House floor to lecture the Republican caucus about concerns he had with a small number of members’ behavior, which is uncustomary, to say the least. His tone was riddled with disrespect and partisanship. It was the wrong way to attempt to resolve a contentious situation, and showed a condescending attitude which highlighted his leadership inexperience.
Running the House takes discipline, organization, and transparency. Democrats ran on these points last year. They ran on providing the best possible outcomes for all New Hampshire citizens. I am deeply troubled with what I have seen thus far. We pride ourselves on not being like Washington, but sadly we are rapidly heading in that direction. I can only hope some level of responsible leadership returns to Concord soon and we return to working for the common good.
Sigh….so sad. Sad that it happened, sad that the NH House Republicans have caved into using the language rules set by the Democrats. Thus, once again, some unsolicited advice that I wrote on Nov. 12, 2016:
If the NH Republican Party wants to win, and win Consistently, act like you believe in the Platform. Speak like you do and at each and every turn. Vote like you do at each and every opportunity. And Legislate like there’s no tomorrow because two days ago was that “no more tomorrow” – and you blew it
Speak like Republicans – not Democrats. Do you now understand? You can’t be different if you sound the same.
Don’t be stuck on Stupid.