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No Sununu! Romney has “American Dream” – US have Nightmare!

Mitt Romney’s Venture Capitalist pal John H. Sununu went on a RANT in “defence” of

John H. Sununu: Says President Obama must “learn how to be an American.” He was born in Cuba, but he must teach an American how to BE American!!! ¡Ay, caramba!

Romney and stirred up a bigger controversy by saying: Obama must “learn how to be an American!”

The former Republican governor of New Hampshire (1983-1989) also had this to say about OUR President.

  • Obama comes from a “political-slash-felon environment”
  • “Obama is a reflection of a corrupt political environment in his hometown of Chicago where “politician and felon have become synonymous.”
  • Obama is practicing “crony capitalism” where friends and campaign donors are rewarded. (Unlike Jack Abramoff. Google Abramoff…and the LONG list of Republicans who went down in that corruption scandal.)

Of course this is the same John H. Sununu who ALSO said:

  1.  “I do not support raising the minimum wage, and the reason is as follows. When the minimum wage is raised, workers are priced out of the market. That is the economic reality that seems, at least so far, to be missing from this discussion.” ($7.25 in NH)

Vail, Colorado where Sununu went skiing at TAXPAYER expense. Cost? $86-thousand!

So I ask again. Is THIS the SAME John Henry Sununu, Republican from New Hampshire, who as White House Chief of Staff (George H. W. Bush/1989 -1991):

  • Reportedly took personal trips, for skiing and other purposes, and classified them as official?
  • Who (according to The Washington Post) went on trips that “took him to fat-cat Republican fund-raisers, ski lodges, golf resorts and even his dentist in Boston?”
  • Who chalked up one ski trip to Vail, Colorado that cost taxpayers $86-thousand?
  • Who repaid over $47,000 to the government for the flights on the orders of White House counsel?

Air Force Jet. Part of the fleet used by federal officials (2009) The Air Force version of the Gulfstream V costs $66 million. Operation cost: About $3,000 an hour.

  • Who reimbursed the government at commercial rates, which are about one-tenth the cost of the actual flights?
  • Who paid the government only $892 for his more than $615,000 worth of military jet travel?
  • Who said that his use of the jets was necessary because he had to be near a telephone at all times for reasons of national security?
  • Who, after leaking rumors of financial difficulties in his family, traveled to a rare stamp auction at Christie’s auction house in New York City from Washington in a government limousine, spending $5,000 on rare stamps?
  • Who then sent the car and driver back to Washington unoccupied while he returned on a corporate jet?
  • Who had 45 newspapers ran editorials on HIM, nearly all of them critical of his actions…in just ONE week?

(source: Wikipedia)

Charles McGee, head of New Hampshire Republican party. Sentenced to prison for jamming Democrat phones during 200 Senate race in NH. Sununu’s son won, narrowly

NO! It cannot BE that SAME John Sununu? He’s NOT talking about a:  “political-slash-felon environment”

IS THAT WHAT HE MEANS BY LEARNING: “How to be an American.” I suggest the President PASS on that lesson. Er, thank you, anyway! 

Now, the New Hampshire he’s referring to – is that THE New Hampshire that sits atop my home state of Massachusetts?

The NEW HAMPSHIRE where Republican Party members were implicated in the 2002 Senate Election Phone Jamming Scandal? Where the New Hampshire Republican Party hired a telemarketing firm for election tampering?

Republicans used a call center to jam phone lines of a Democrat Get Out The Vote operation. They made 900 calls in 45 minutes to disrupt the Democrat’s operations!

  • In the 2002 Senate election, Charles McGee, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Republican Party was convicted of using computerized phone calls to “disrupt enemy communications” of a Democratic effort to get out the vote for their candidate running against republican John E. Sununu, Mr. Sununu’s son.
  •  It was one of the largest scandals in the state’s history. Sununu (Jr) was elected by about 19-thousand votes.

Sununu’s son: John E Sununu. Won U.S Senate race in New Hampshire after Republicans jammed Democrat phone lines. Lost to Democrat Jeanne Shaheen in 2008.

  1. McGee pleaded guilty to a felony and was sentenced to seven months in prison.
  2. Allen Raymond was sentenced to three months in federal prison.
  3. James Tobin, Regional Director of the Republican Senatorial Committee was also convicted, but then reversed on appeal.
  4. Sununu’s SON, John Edward Sununu narrowly won that 2002 election but he LOST after ONE term to Democrat Jeanne Shaheen in 2008.

(source: Wikipedia)

ARE REPUBLICANS CRAZY?

Mr. Sununu (Sr.) please visit stateintegrity.org to see how YOUR state, NEW HAMPSHIRE, stacks up to President Obama’s state, LLINOIS.

SHOCK, GASP, DOUBLE GASP AND AWE!!!

Your lily-clean New Hampshire is getting a D grade with a Score of 66 and a Rank of 34, out of the 50 states.

Big, bad, gansta Illinois is getting a C!

(So you’ll KNOW what you’re saying next time you put your granite foot in your mouth) Georgia is the worst state – with an overall F grade and 50 rank. Maine, next door to New Hampshire, is one of the states to get an F from The Center for Public Integrity (CPI) for: failure to adhere to basic standards of transparency and political integrity.

The criteria by which the CPI graded each state included the level of explicit favoritism, cronyism, and general contempt for their own laws exercised by state legislators and politicians.

Much of the CPI’s State Integrity Investigation, the first of its kind, emphasized that an overwhelming amount of America’s states lack the legal mechanisms to enforce laws that would otherwise curb internal corruption — leaving an abundance of local channels through which the ethically questionable can exercise their favorite species of fraud.

New Hampshire: Corruption Risk Report Card

Overall Grade: D. 66% — Rank among 50 States: 34

Public Access to Information F Political Financing D

Executive Accountability

B-

Legislative Accountability

C-

Judicial Accountability

B-

State Budget Processes

B+

State Civil Service Management

C-

Procurement

C

Internal Auditing

A

Lobbying Disclosure

D+

State Pension Fund Management

C+

Ethics Enforcement Agencies

F

State Insurance Commissions

B+

Redistricting

F

Illinois: Corruption Risk Report Card

Overall Grade: C. 74% — Rank among 50 States: 11

Public Access to Information B- Political Financing C+

Executive Accountability

C+

Legislative Accountability

D

Judicial Accountability

C-

State Budget Processes

C

State Civil Service Management

D

Procurement

B

Internal Auditing

A

Lobbying Disclosure

C-

State Pension Fund Management

C

Ethics Enforcement Agencies

C

State Insurance Commissions

C-

Redistricting

F

July 17, 2012: New Hampshire Employment Security Commissioner Tara Reardon resigned amid allegations that she hired her daughter as an intern, then had her laid off in order to receive unemployment benefits.The situation has focused attention on New Hampshire’s ethics laws, which are weaker than those of many other states.

Reardon’s husband is Jim Bouley, mayor of Concord and a longtime lobbyist–>Bouley is partners with Mike Dennehy, the senior Republican political strategist–>Dennehy is friendly with both Republican candidates for governor: front-runner Ovide Lamontagne and rival candidate Kevin Smith.

Massachusetts: Corruption Risk Report Card

Overall Grade: C — 74% — Rank among 50 States: 11

Public Access to Information F Political Financing B

Executive Accountability

C+

Legislative Accountability

D+

Judicial Accountability

C+

State Budget Processes

F

State Civil Service Management

C

Procurement

C+

Internal Auditing

C+

Lobbying Disclosure

B

State Pension Fund Management

C-

Ethics Enforcement Agencies

C-

State Insurance Commissions

C-

Redistricting

A

Sununu says: “The American dream seems more about waking up every morning and knowing that the government is going to provide free education, free school lunches and a college education, a guaranteed job with healthcare, paid vacations and 99 weeks of unemployment if it turns sour.”

NO, No, NO, Mr. Sununu, that is NOT the American dream. That is an American Nightmare that many people find themselves in right now…thanks in part to an intransigent bunch of Republicans in Congress who have done NOTHING but say “NO!”

The American Dream is what Romney has:

Romney’s California estate. He plans to break it down, rebuild.  Two-level, four-vehicle garage will have a separate elevator to move cars between floors, outdoor lap pool and basement bigger than living quarters in White House. (New York Daily News)

  • An 11-acre $15-million New Hampshire summer vacation estate, with boathouse.
  • A $12-million (2008) California mansion at La Jolla that he plans to break down and rebuild. NEW 11,000 sq ft home has it’s OWN lobbyist — to navigate through California’s complicated bureaucracy. 
  • Bank accounts in Switzerland, Bermuda, Caymans, Luxemburg etc.
  • To be a millionaire and pay LESS in taxes than the middle class.
  • Claiming 77-thousand dollars as a Tax Deduction for his horse, like Romney did.
  • Wearing a thousand-dollar blouse, like Mrs. Romney.
  • Having your Gross Adjusted Income at 22 million, like Romney in 2010.
  • Maid service at your various homes.
  • Several cars for which you need split-level elevators.
  • etc, etc

Now THAT, Mr. Sununu is the AMERICAN DREAM.

Oh yes…and becoming President!

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