O’Brien, GOP Still Supporting Radical Agenda Rejected By Voters; Putting Politics Over Solutions
CONCORD – Republican Representative Bill O’Brien has promised to be the lead sponsor of so-called “Right-To-Work” legislation in the New Hampshire House this session, using the House to play his tired political games and score points for the 2014 election.
In a message to the Washington Post, O’Brien admits that the so-called “right-to-work” legislation, a version of which has already been vetoed by Governor Lynch, cannot pass the House. He goes on to plainly state that he plans to use the votes to “identify those legislators and legislative candidates who support, and those who oppose, Right to Work legislation” with an eye on targeting them in the 2014 campaign – a campaign nearly 2 years away.
“Bill O’Brien may have lost his majority, his speakership and his credibility in the November elections, but one thing he and the New Hampshire GOP haven’t lost is their obsession with a radical, out-of-touch agenda that has been roundly rejected by Granite State voters,” said Raymond Buckley, chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party. “Once again, Bill O’Brien is using the House of Representatives for political point-scoring, rather than making serious attempts at common-sense solutions to help grow our middle class.”
In an statement given to the Washington Post, and shared via his Facebook page, O’Brien promised to be the lead sponsor of so-called “Right-To-Work” legislation as part of his 2014 re-election strategy.
“O’Brien famously targeted and purged moderate GOP House members in this year’s fall primary for failing to support his radical agenda,” said Buckley. “Now, nearly two years away from the next election, O’Brien is at it again, using the House to plan his re-election strategy, rather than getting to work finding compromise solutions that will move New Hampshire forward.”
Read O’Brien’s lengthy post here: https://www.facebook.com/willi…