Former state Rep. Jim Splaine projects big gains for Democrats in November — despite the billions of dollars that will be spent to “convince us of untruths.”
Voters will hold the Republican Party accountable for their “greed, hate and reactionary anti-American ideas,” he writes in today’s Portsmouth Herald, and we “won’t be swayed by billions spent to sell us snake oil.”
I have never seen a political party self-destruct by cheerleading greed, hate and reactionary anti-American ideas as much as the 2010-2012 version of the Republican Party — statewide and nationally.
The actions of Republican right-wingers, and their “Tea Party” and “Free State” followers, in Concord and Washington has brought shame to the many good, thoughtful moderate Republicans who have become enablers-of-the-loonies by their silence, or acquiescence. …
Fact is, the Republican right has tried to stop America in its tracks. These reactionaries have tried, nationally and in our own state, to destroy public education, which has made America strong for over two centuries. They have a war on women, on working women and men, and on our poor and senior citizens. They have assaulted our gays and lesbians. They’ve been anti-science, anti-health care, anti-education, anti-environment.