Saturday, October 22, 2016

Negativity

Recent comment from Glenn Cordelli:" I am proud of my record. Maybe you should have had the courage last night to repeat your charges against me and my record.
Again, the tired old liberal playbook attack citing the Koch brothers, I do not know them and have no idea what about their agenda. 
I do know Americans for Prosperity and their mission statement is: "Americans for Prosperity exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream – especially the least fortunate".

Too bad Hollis did not ask you about the pledge to oppose any sales or income tax. Would have been interested in your response."


Wow Glenn. I never once called you any names or made disparaging personal remarks about you. I simply pointed out and will continue to do so,  how I oppose your positions and extreme ideology. Disappointing that you have chosen the low road with name calling an insinuations. And this coming form someone who was so concerned about  " negative attacks."

Pointing out many areas where I disagree with your votes, positions and affiliations  isn’t a negative attack. It’s telling voters the truth. You are supposed to represent Carroll County District 04, not strive for an A+ rating  from Americans for Prosperity which you gladly accepted and touted, yet you have no idea of their agenda?

Perhaps you should have told the public last night about some other of your positions and votes, such as:
  • You voted against a bill (HB 1661-FN) that would ban so called gay conversion therapy by persons licensed to provide counseling services on minors, a process that has been called child abuse by some professional organizations as well as dramatically increasing the risk of depression and teen suicide. This bill passed the house and a similar bill passed the senate, but it was killed in a committee of conference by two of your party's colleagues who refused to discuss it.  The American Psychiatric Association “opposes any psychiatric treatment such as reparative or conversion therapy which is based upon the assumption that homosexuality per se is a mental disorder or based upon the a priori assumption that a patient should change his/her sexual homosexual orientation.”
  • You co-sponsored a bill to abolish regional planning commissions which was overwhelmingly defeated in the house.That bill  could have cost the state more than $100,000 a year as well as place federal highway funds at risk, according to two state agencies. according to  2014 House Journal 13 page 733:  "RPCs provide in-depth and valuable information communities need when applying for state or federal funding, ensuring that New Hampshire tax dollars are returned to the state to meet our local needs. Regional planning commissions serve an important function in the state; abolishing them would be foolhearty."
And we all heard Jeb Bradley last night talk of why he voted in favor of expanded Medicaid and how it is benefiting 50,000 NH citizens and NH hospitals. Your position is to end it with no plan to replace it. That is irresponsible leadership.

As I stated last night, I oppose extremism and support collaboration. People are tired of the negativity and fighting for ideology over the people of our district.