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  •  New Hampshire (5+ / 0-)
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    elwior, nellgwen, codairem, Orlaine, koosah

    tolerated Rick Perry drunk and cradling a bottle of maple syrup. What is up with those people?

    If I wasn't Bob Dylan, I'd probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself. Bob Dylan

    by weezilgirl on Thu May 15, 2014 at 08:41:40 PM PDT

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    •  New Hampshire is majority-Republican. (6+ / 0-)

      Lots of people love it because it doesn't have property taxes.  

      There's a gun-nut who moved there from Arizona because he sees New Hampshire as the "freest" regarding gun "rights," and his plan is to turn the state into a "Libertarian" utopia.  You know, one of the whites-only Somalia-modeling bastions in which one can engage in shoot-outs in the public streets -- and always win.

      This is the country of those three great rights: freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and the wisdom never to exercise either of them. -- Mark Twain.

      by JJustin on Thu May 15, 2014 at 11:21:45 PM PDT

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      •  Not so. (2+ / 0-)
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        309,000 "undeclared", 260,000 Republican, 225,000 Democratic.

        Not even plurality Republican.

        •  I went to high school in NH in the late '80's. (4+ / 0-)
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          It's gotten a lot more progressive as businesses- and their employees- from Massachusetts have spread north. It used to be much more conservative, and this guy is obviously a relic of an earlier time. The people who voted for him have no defense, however.

          I have to say, though, the media doesn't give you a lot of solid information on which to compare LE election candidates, at least for small town districts. Newspapers will give endorsements, but they won't give you enough facts to evaluate that endorsement. When I lived in major cities, I'd get more information. But now that I live in a smaller town, I feel very disempowered as a voter.

      •  NH doesn't have property taxes? (8+ / 0-)

        They very much do. NH doesn't have income or sales taxes. As a result, in the towns actually wanting decent roads or schools, they have sky-high property taxes. In the end, if you want decent public services you have to pay for them somehow, even in New Hampshire.

        “Republicans...think American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people... And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.” Harry S. Truman

        by fenway49 on Fri May 16, 2014 at 05:34:11 AM PDT

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        •  There is big time property tax (2+ / 0-)
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          but no sales or income tax.

          Seniors and low income people are forced out of their homes because of this.

          When i bought my property in 1990, the property tax on 3.5 acres with a small 6 room house was $1200. bucks.
          When the economy crashed, my income disappeared, i was forced to sell in 2007 or lose my place to the mortgage company, the property tax was over 6K.

          This state will not pass sales or income tax until the state is a smouldering, pot hole riddled ruin.

          'How like fish we are: ready, nay, eager, to seize upon whatever new thing.......And how we rue our haste, finding the gilded morsel to contain a hook". ALDO LEOPOLD - A Sand County Almanac

          by flowerfarmer on Fri May 16, 2014 at 08:31:18 AM PDT

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          •  OK -- it's been a while since friends told me (1+ / 0-)
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            about the tax situation in NH.

            It clearly favors the wealthy.  It's a Republican tax set-up.

            This is the country of those three great rights: freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and the wisdom never to exercise either of them. -- Mark Twain.

            by JJustin on Fri May 16, 2014 at 06:28:53 PM PDT

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      •  The hard core (1+ / 0-)
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        Tea Folk from Massachusetts all move to New Hampshire to get away from the liberals in Mass. as well.

        ~War is Peace~Freedom is Slavery~Ignorance is Strength~ George Orwell "1984"

        by Kristina40 on Fri May 16, 2014 at 05:55:48 AM PDT

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        •  Oh, so there never was racism there until the (0+ / 0-)

          Tea Party came? Really??

          This "Trickle Down" thing has turned out to be somebody pissing on my leg and tellin' me it's rainin'.

          by swtexas on Fri May 16, 2014 at 08:17:42 AM PDT

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          •  No one has said that. (1+ / 0-)
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            But we do know that the Tea Party contributes to it.

            I recall the photos of the teanuts carrying placards with illustrations of President Obama in "African" dress and a bone through his nose.

            That is an image directly out of the segregated 1950s "Jim Crow" KKK South.  And yet those carrying those placards denied they are racist.

            This is the country of those three great rights: freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and the wisdom never to exercise either of them. -- Mark Twain.

            by JJustin on Fri May 16, 2014 at 06:26:08 PM PDT

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      •  Wolfeboro is Republican (2+ / 0-)
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        The 2012 election results were 2400 Romney, 1854 Obama.  But that probably shows a higher percentage of white voters for Obama than the national average.
        Plus you'd expect Mitt to do well in Wolfeboro becausehe lives there.

    •  Maybe you missed the part of the story about (12+ / 0-)
      angry residents at a meeting called for his resignation
      NH residents. Living in Wolfeboro. Angry.  And enjoying their excellent maple syrup . . . . because life is pretty good in NH despite some  random jackasses.

      ----- GOP found drowned in Grover Norquist's bathtub.

      When it all goes wrong, hippies and engineers will save us. -- Reggie Watts

      by JimWilson on Fri May 16, 2014 at 02:42:53 AM PDT

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