Considering it is Thanksgiving week, I thought it would be a fun idea to hand out the 1st Annual Turkey Awards in New Hampshire Politics. These awards cross party lines and people; aren’t always for politicians but are for people or even organizations who have been ‘turkeys’ in the Granite State political realm. There are far more than these which could be handed out but I literally only looked back through stories from January (the majority of stories are ones that I wrote for Examiner). Enjoy and let me know if you can think of some others (I’m sure you can).
First a few definitions of ‘turkey’:
tur·key- something that is extremely or completely unsuccessful
turkey (n) a loser; an uncoordinated, inept, clumsy fool
a tool; a person who is not in with current culture and slang or is just generally uncool.
1st Annual Turkey Awards in New Hampshire Politics go to:
Union leader for sitting on Foley story and then endorsing the idiot and of course Jim Foley for lying about his service among many other things.
NH Senate Majority PAC for pushing progressive Republicans Boutin & Stiles in the primary rather than letting Republicans pick for themselves
Bill Greiner of the Bedford GOP for being a bully and telling everyone else they aren’t a ‘real Republican’ while he gives thousands to far left wing hack Shaheen, Nyquist and Pappas. Turn that turkey loose Bedford.
Shaheen, Shea-Porter and Kuster for refusing to give town halls for the past 2 years.
Shaheen & Shea-Porter once again for lying about Obamacare. They knew thousands of Granite Staters would lose their health insurance plans before they voted for it.
Senator Ayotte for infusing herself into the Speaker of the House race; not only did she cause more division but her pick lost… and she looks like a turkey.
NH Democrat Party for believing women only cared about free birth control and treating women like dumb animals.
Moonbat Democrat Rep Timothy Horrigan who is an anti-2nd Amendment extremist for wanting EBT users to be able to purchase firearms with EBT cards.
Democrat Rep Suzanne Mercer Vail for claiming that Freedom was maxed out in NH.
Bill Ayers – He came to Dartmouth to debate Dinesh D’Souza and made a fool of himself. He used child-like reasoning and emotions in his arguments, making him a huge turkey.
For every out-of-state anti-2nd Amendment group that came to New Hampshire since January to push gun control and to organizations like Granite State Progress (led by an out-of-state hack) for bringing them here and using the deaths of children to push it. Especially since NH was just named the ‘Safest State in America’.
To Mike Cryans and/or Democrats for sending emails supporting him from Ray Burton’s grave.
Brookline Democrats for touting Phillip Seymour’s push for gun control after he died rather than using it as a teaching moment for young people on the dangers of heroin. Also for making fools of themselves again (they do this quite often) when they claimed a town’s gun laws caused a gun man to go on a rampage.
For Democrats and anti-2nd Amendment extremists for lying about gun control bill 1589. Their lies are easily debunked.
Democrat Rep Reba-Emerson Brown earns it for her mind-numbingly dumb tweets- one that referenced gun owners and the other in which she admitted she stays at home with her child and gets Obamacare subsidies and thinks it sucks for anyone else who can’t.
NH Democrats and unions for lying about minimum wage in New Hampshire while pushing it.
The Senators who voted for Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion including: Senate Republicans also voted for Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion: Bradley, Morse, Odell, Stiles, Rausch (the gas tax man), Boutin and Forrester.
Planned Parenthood of New England for creating a video teaching young girls about bondage and sado masochism.
Senate Democrats for wanting to limit the number of pain meds patients were allowed to have prescribed by their doctors.
NH House Democrats for wanting to ban teens under 18 from tanning while pushing for 14 year olds to get abortions without parental consent.
To all of the reps who chose to push Common Core onto NH children.
Union Leader for dumping John Distaso and Nashua Telegraph for dumping Kevin Landrigan. Lucky for Granite Staters they are both still involved in NH politics at other news sites.
Maggie Hassan for nominating Bill Duncan to the Board of Education while he was in the midst of suing the state and for Bill Duncan for not having a clue about education and essentially hating poor children.
To John Sununu for infusing himself into elections across New Hampshire and once again showing he is clueless.
Dr. Pook at the Derryfield School for using ‘White Privilege’ as the reason Common Core needs to exist.
Granite State Progress for proving themselves idiots with their own video when the paycheck fairness act was being debated.
James Pindell for pulling a ‘Candy Crowley’ during the last debate between Shaheen and Brown over ‘direction’. Not only did he make himself look like a turkey to many in New Hampshire but he made national news as well.
Sexist Democrats Timothy Horrigan and Peter Sullivan for believing women can’t have their own opinions in politics.
Governor Hassan for admitting she’ll use whatever study fits her narrative when it comes to pushing legislation.
Walt Havenstein for refusing to apologize for using the term ‘teabagger’.
Scott Brown and the RNC for believing he could win in New Hampshire.
For Senator David Boutin‘s drunken public behavior and crappy record as a ‘Republican’ in the Senate. Along with him a turkey award must go to Senators Nancy Stiles and Jeanne Forrester who vote like drunken Democrats rather than Republicans.
Hassan, Shaheen and Shea-Porter for spewing lies over the Hobby Lobby ruling and making themselves look like complete turkeys when it comes to the 1st Amendment.
Hassan, Bradley and any Senator or Rep who voted for the state’s ‘drug database’ which will treat law-abiding citizens as druggies.
Mayor Gatsas and members of the Manchester school board who voted for Common Core while lying that it wasn’t Common Core.
Seacoast NAACP President for backing a white Democrat over the 1st black NH Senate candidate in NH history.
NH Democrats from bringing serial sexual assaulter Bill Clinton to NH and actually revering the man and Hillary Clinton for coming to NH and barely being able to get 500 people to rally around her.
Gabby Giffords’ group Americans for Responsible Solutions for coming to NH to push gun control with Democrat legislators a couple of weeks before the election pretending they were here because they ‘care about all women’.
For all of the Democrats and Republicans who voted against the 1st Amendment and against free speech.
And the biggest turkey award of the year goes to:
Governor Hassan for lying that NH had a huge number of exports so she just had to go to Turkey to try and promote them or something.
Have a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving!!!!