RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT - Granite Grok

RINO OF THE WEEK REPORT

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“Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.” ~Barry Goldwater

The RINO of the week is three term House Representative David H. Kidder.  Representative Kidder’s voting record reveals a rank statist who consistently supports governmental intrusion into the lives of Granite State citizens. Like The previous RINO’s Alida Millham and Ken Gould,  Representative Kidder is an enthusiatic advocate of nanny-statism. A common theme of these RINOs is the propensity to wage war on the traditional in-tact family unit. Often referred to as “Rockefeller Republicans”,   David Kidder was ranked by the New Hampshire House Republican Alliance with a whopping score of 42%. Clearly, this is a demonstrated fealty to liberal-progressive principles.

  • Voted against HB 125 a law that would support the right of the Granite State to regulate firearms within its sovereign borders as a state;
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  •  Voted against HB210, commonly referred to as, “Stand Your Ground” Which, “allows a person who is in any place where he or she has a right to be or reasonably believed he or she had a right to be to use deadly force to protect oneself.”
  •  Did Not vote on HB474 (2/15/11)Which would end Labor Union’s ability to compel non-union workers from paying agency fees as a condition of employment;
  •  Voted against CACR 9 affirming that parental rights are a natural right; “Provides that parents have the natural right to control the health, education, and welfare of their children.”
  •  Voted against HB519  A bill repealing the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative…a a cap-and-trade system that has raised electricity prices, created a slush fund for the member states, and has no impact on reducing emissions. So Kidder voted for a tax expansion and big government spending.
  •  Voted against HB329 The parental notification bill;
  •  Voted against HB147, the, “Kimberly Cates” Bill which expands the death penalty to murders committed during home invasions and burglaries.
  •  Voted against HB519  A bill repealing the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative…a a cap-and-trade system that has raised electricity prices, created a slush fund for the member states, and has no impact on reducing emissions. So Kidder voted for a tax expansion and big government spending.
  • Voted against HB133 to override the Governor’s veto of eliminating a state minimum wage. With the Federal minimum wage standard in place, Kidder demonstrated his preference to a Bay-state like statist wage preference.
  • Voted Against SB67 (Committee of Conference) for a committee to study Vouchers and School Choice…Not surprising…Statists always advocate for rank bureaucracy and failing schools.
  • Voted against SB88 commonly referred to as the “Ward Bird” Bill with regard to brandishing a firearm to ward off a violent attack.

I am sure Representative Kidder fancies himself a, “Moderate Republican” and a very smart man.  Any RINO one might have occasion to speak to invariably does. And these RINO’s invariably take refuge under the enabling wing of those in the Republican party who decry these entries as, “eating our own”

Last week’s RINO of the week, Representative Alida Millham,was asked about the Grok’s Weekly RINO Report. Millham told the Laconia Daily Sun, “It is what it is,”  and “shrugged.”  Millham goes on to tell the Sun, “I am a moderate Republican. I have never scored well with the House Republican Alliance, but I have not been out of step with Republican majorities in the past. My votes have been consistent.”

The only consistency RINO’s exhibit is “RINOism…I have heard from some Republicans in the house who have expressed a passing concern about being labeled a, “RINO”…Odd are, if those individuals are concerned about it, the chances are very good they have very little to worry about….because they care about what their constituents think…they care about whether or not they are truly serving the public that elected them.  RINO’s on the other hand, tell us, “It is what it is,” show us their apathy, Shrug and are merrily on their way. And because David Kidder, in all likelihood, doesn’t care a lick, either…His voting record rank spiral down to  Ken Gould level but he is below Alida Millham… So David H. Kidder is THE RINO…OF THE WEEK.

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