To The Daily Sun,
From the anti-Kathy Rago mailer I received this week I'm guessing Ray Buckley's minions at New Hampshire Democratic Party headquarters are running out of tinfoil hats. Hilariously invoking both the "all-purpose evil" Koch Brothers and the poisoning of babies, the mailer makes clear that the Hosmer campaign is in full desperation mode. Given his Senate record, I'm not surprised.
The Democrats' low opinion of voters shines through in their propaganda. On one side of the mailer they misrepresent three of Rago's votes from 2011. Two (HB-1 and HB-2) were budget bills. Like all such bills, tough decisions had to be made. While it's easy to manufacture out-of-context one-liners to score cheap political points, the reality is that funding state government requires weighing priorities, making tough decisions, and operating the state within the means of taxpayers. The budget Kathy Rago voted for did just that. Despite what Buckley & Co. would have us believe, our social safety net remains secure and the doors to our universities remain open.
The other bill the Democrats twist to partisan purpose is HB-370. A fair reading of that bill shows Rago voting to strengthen, not weaken, the law. But when reality doesn't fit in their 5 1/2 by 8 mailer, the Dems choose the party line over the truth. Maybe they think no one will notice.
What I couldn't help notice was the other side of the mailer, featuring a baby being fed, and a jar of baby food marked with a skull and crossbones. It's a visual worth of Khrushchev. The issue at hand is a vote on banning BPA from baby food jars. Here again, reality contradicts the party line.
Angela Logomasini, a senior fellow at the Independent Women's Forum, writing in Forbes magazine pointed out that BPA bans are a danger to public health: "Resins that line food containers made with BPA prevent the development of deadly pathogens in our food supply, protecting consumers from potentially deadly bacteria like E. coli. Because there aren't good alternatives to BPA resins, if passed into law, BPA bans could increase food spoilage and serious food-borne illnesses."
A comprehensive review has found that BPA is safe. The U.S. FDA, the European Union, Japan, Canada, and the World Health Organization agree on that. But what do they know? Buckley and Hosmer know better ... or at least they want to scare voters into thinking so.
Democracy doesn't run well on fear. In a couple of weeks we'll have the opportunity to show Buckley, Hosmer, and their puppet-masters at DNC HQ that New Hampshire voters prefer facts to fear mongering.
I'm voting for Kathy Rago because I want an adult decision-maker representing me. I know she won't treat me like Buckley's and Hosmer's spoon-fed infant.
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