Scott Brown is the right choice for NH

By Phil Boynton
On April 15, 2014

Live free or log on," Scott Brown said to a packed crowd in Portsmouth last Thursday as he announced his campaign for the Senate. "...Live free or log on."  And guess what?  In New Hampshire guess what residents choose? We choose freedom. 

From the launch of his campaign Brown came out swinging with a clear attack on Senator Shaheen and the law she unequivocally supports: Obamacare. Brown articulated a concise message: Obamacare is bad for New Hampshire, and Jeanne Shaheen has got to go.

She needs to be ousted not because she's a Democrat or because she's a bad person, but because she's a rubber stamp. She conducts town hall meetings with the telephone, rather than in-person meet-and-greets. She stands behind Obamacare even while a clear majority of New Hampshire voters oppose the law. She's a 99 percent when it comes to voting with President Obama and the Democrats in Congress and one percent when it comes to standing up for the people of New Hampshire - how's that for optics?

Washington, D.C. is filled to the max with rubber stamps and lacks independent thinkers. I want someone who represents New Hampshire and New Hampshire's interests, not the interests of Washington powerbrokers and who tows the Democratic Party line. New Hampshire prides itself on independence and values politicians who aren't afraid to take a stand. We need common sense, we need leadership and for the past six years, I haven't seen it coming from Jeanne Shaheen.

Scott Brown is the man for the job. He can win and he's proven he's not a yes man, but his own man; and that is the type of senator New Hampshire needs, and frankly the one we deserve. 

Senator Brown has undergone attacks from some who label him a carpetbagger - yet both Bobby Kennedy and Hillary Clinton were transplants to New York when they ran for the Senate. The truth of the matter is Scott Brown can win and that's what we need to do -­­­­­ we need to win. If we don't win we don't govern, and if we don't govern, then the game is over. Democrats continue to hold levers of government in Washington and President Obama goes unchecked.  

I, for one, am tired of the Democrats' monopoly in Washington and to be an effective governing party, we cannot waste away in the minority forever. We need to reassert ourselves and we need to win. I don't mean any disrespect to any of the other candidates in the race, but there is not any excitement or enthusiasm over their candidacies. The state of the Republican Party in New Hampshire was stale and sagging. Scott Brown has jumpstarted this race with his name power, celebrity and everyman appeal which makes this a race to watch and most importantly a race to be won for the Republicans. 

Following his announcement in the race Brown has already slashed Shaheen's one-time double-digit lead and is gaining for good reason: Obamacare. Shaheen owns it here in the state. Lest we forget her saying, "You can keep your insurance if you like it. It will increase choices for families. It will promote competition." We can call this a mistruth or a misstatement, but let's call a spade a spade: Senator Shaheen broke her promise to the people of New Hampshire. 

Thousands of people's coverage has been canceled. Thanks to Obamacare, only one insurer is offered in the Granite State. Many hospitals have been kicked off the docket, courtesy of Obamacare. These are the facts and these are the effects. Obamacare is wrong for New Hampshire and Jeanne Shaheen is the wrong representation for New Hampshire. 

I stand with Scott Brown. I want to make New Hampshire great again and by reelecting the same politicians who've helped create this mess nothing is done to move New Hampshire forward. 

So what does New Hampshire choose? What does America want? As Senator Brown articulated, we choose freedom and want Obamacare repealed and replaced. Jeanne Shaheen's reelection would change nothing, especially when D.C. desperately needs a dose of New Hampshire common sense; so let's send Scott Brown back to the United States Senate as the voice for New Hampshire.  

New Hampshire needs Scott. On Nov. 4 let's vote to stop the nonsense in Washington by retiring Jeanne Shaheen and electing Scott Brown for a better New Hampshire the New Hampshire we've always been. We choose freedom in this state and Scott Brown.

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