To The Daily Sun,
Kelly Ayotte is reaching new heights of hypocrisy and double-talk, even for her, when she tries to justify stonewalling the Supreme Court nomination by saying that she wants to "ensure that New Hampshire citizens have a voice."
What she doesn't say is that she's taking the voice away from every American, including the 52 percent of those who cast ballots in New Hampshire, who voted for this president. In 2012 they elected him for a four-year term — not a three-year one. Maybe she thinks we are only allowed three-quarters of a vote.
Of course if she really was being honest when she claims that "the people of New Hampshire must have a say" she wouldn't have already voted against the majority opinion of our state's citizens by voting to defund Planned Parenthood, to make access to contraception harder, for Paul Ryan's plan to end Medicare as we know it, to eliminate Medicaid expansion, against clean water protections, against paycheck fairness, or to allow potential terrorists access to guns and weapons.
And if she really believed her doublespeak, there is one other step she should take.
We have a hotly contested race for her Senate seat this year in New Hampshire. And as in the upcoming presidential election there are many important issues at stake. So, if she was telling the truth when she said that New Hampshire voters "deserve an opportunity to weigh in given the significant implications" she should abstain from all votes in the Senate "until the people have spoken" in November's election.
Think she will? Don't hold your breath. Hypocrisy fits her too well for her to practice what she preaches.
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