New Hampshire conservative leader Andy Martin: CPAC and ACU should stop discriminating against Log Cabin Republicans

Independent New Hampshire Republican leader Andy Martin “comes out” in favor of allowing CPAC to allow full participation by Log Cabin Republicans and says the time has come for both conservative organizations and the Republican Party to remove any remaining barriers to welcoming gays in the party. “In New Hampshire we have an inclusive party, and no one doubts New Hampshire’s conservative credentials,” Andy says. “When CPAC refuses to allow a legitimate Republican Party organization to be a full participant they are not acting in a ‘conservative’ manner, they are engaging in liberal-style identity politics that we abhor and condemn. I urge CPAC to reconsider and to welcome the Log Cabin Republicans this week.”

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Andy Martin says it is time for ACU to admit Log Cabin Republicans to full participation in CPAC

Andy says that the Republican Party must be open to all; the Republican Party and the conservative movement have their origins in human rights and the universal striving for human liberty and dignity

(New York, NY) (February 25, 2015) The American Conservative Union (“ACU”) sponsors an annual Conservative Political Action Conference (“CPAC”). Once again the ACU has refused to allow a Republican pro-gay organization, the Log Cabin Republicans (“LCR”) to participate in CPAC. I recognize that ACU has a right to decide whom to allow to participate in CPAC. But I urge the ACU to open CPAC to the LCR. The time to do so has arrived. LCR’s are good Republicans and brave human beings and they deserve encouragement.

I call on ACU and CPAC to end their discrimination against gays and specifically against LCR. Let me be explicit as to my views. Homosexuality is not a “lifestyle choice,” although gays have traditionally gathered together out of fear of discrimination and recrimination.

Homosexuality is ordained by God and determined at creation. I accept fully the testimonies of individuals who have stated they were aware of their sexual orientation as children. We engage in hypocrisy when we seek to exclude human beings based on their sexual orientation. As homosexuality has become more openly discussed, I have been surprised to see that so many of my friends have family members who have been hidden from sight because of their sexual orientation. Everyone has right to come out into the sunlight and be recognized and valued for who they are as human beings.

Like most people over the age of 50, I grew up in an environment where homosexual issues were treated very differently than they are today. But the very essence of political leadership is flexibility in response to changed conditions and changing social attitudes. The New Hampshire Republican Party is an inclusive Party. Gays are welcome to participate. The Republican Party has its origins in the struggle for human rights and national redemption in the 1850’s, and so should be particularly open to classes of persons who are the victims of discrimination. Republicans led the civil rights progress of the 1960’s.

While race and sexual identity are not exactly comparable, I believe that conservatives should welcome gays who are open about both their sexual orientation and conservative principles. As someone whom many people would identify as an Alpha male, I am cognizant I did not “earn” my sexuality. I inherited my genes and orientation. (I take a contrary position with regard to “closeted” gays such as Illinois U. S. Senator Mark Kirk, because I believe the act of closeting and denial is both politically and psychologically unhealthy. Kirk is a prime example of that confusion and conflict.)

The conservative movement should be focused on issues, not sexual orientation.

Show how about it CPAC? LCR’s are brave people. They have been open about their sexual identity, a status that in the past has not always received a welcoming embrace. The time for a change in attitudes is now. Change is not always easy; I know from personal experience. But change is essential if Republicans are to strive for majority status. Every American must join in the “war” to undo the damage inflicted on America by the very “inclusive” Barack Hussein Obama. (Obama has not only been inclusive as to sexual orientation; he has been especially “inclusive” in seeking to “include” our pocketbooks in his insatiable demand for higher taxes.)

LCR’s. Welcome.

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http://www.logcabin.org/pressrelease/log-cabin-republicans-statement-on-exclusion-from-cpac/

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Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for over forty-five years and he is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. He is currently sponsoring http://www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com. See also http://www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; http://www.EnglishforAmerica.org

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

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Andy Martin accepts Jeb Bush’s offer to resolve Bush family failures with fisticuffs

Independent New Hampshire Republican Party leader Andy Martin has written presidential wannabe Jeb Bush accepting Jeb Bush’s offer to “go outside” with anyone who questions the Bush family’s “greatness,” presumably to resolve the dispute over the Bush family’s failures with fisticuffs. Andy is leading the opposition to Bush’s presidential campaign and has vowed to prevent Bush from either being the Republican candidate or being elected president. Andy charges that behind his veneer of establishment respectability, Jeb Bush is just a front man for political, governmental and Wall Street corruption. “The Bush family is not great,” Andy says. “The Bushes are the greatest disaster to happen to the United States in the last fifty years.”

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New Hampshire Republican leader Andy Martin accepts Jeb Bush’s challenge to “go outside” with anyone that questions the bush family’s “greatness”

Andy says two failed Bush presidencies and two failed Bush wars are enough

(MANCHESTER, NH) (February 6, 2015) Independent New Hampshire Republican Party leader Andy Martin has written presidential wannabe Jeb Bush accepting Jeb Bush’s offer to “go outside” with anyone who questions the Bush family’s “greatness,” presumably to resolve the dispute over the Bush family’s failures with fisticuffs. Andy is leading the opposition to Bush’s presidential campaign and has vowed to prevent Bush from either being the Republican candidate or being elected president. Andy charges that behind his veneer of establishment respectability, Jeb Bush is just a front man for political, governmental and Wall Street corruption. “The Bush family is not great,” Andy says. “The Bushes are the greatest disaster to happen to the United States in the last fifty years.”

Andy’s letter to Bush follows (links to claims in the letter are also posted below):

(letterhead removed)

February 6, 2015

Jeb Bush
RighttoRisePAC.org
P.O. Box 14349
Tallahassee, FL 32317
and email:
info@RighttoRisePAC.org

Dear Jeb:

We met in Orlando a little over 25 years ago. I became one of your earliest opponents way back in 1993 when I criticized you for seeking to profit from family connections by peddling water pumps in Africa (remember my headline “Andy is ‘pumped up’ about Jeb Bush’s pump business?). (As a footnote, I actually visited your grandfather’s U. S. Senate office; I go back a long way with your family.) Later, you were to abuse the powers of your office to attack me and to seek to rig elections in Florida.

We also tangled about the disconnect and hypocrisy involving your public views on drug abuse and the drug addiction of a family member. A little research on the Internet will produce links to confirm our past history. While I think you are an agreeable person and would not have a problem sitting down with you for a chat, I do not believe you are remotely qualified to be president. I have been startled by what some of my recent preliminary research has developed about your personal life. I will be disclosing that research in the days ahead.

At a speech in Detroit earlier this week, you said:

“I love my dad. In fact, my dad is the greatest man alive. If anybody disagrees, we’ll go outside, unless you’re like 6-foot-5, 250 pounds and much younger than me. Then we’ll negotiate,” he said to laughter from the audience.

“And I love my brother. I think he has been a great president.

In a nutshell, you have explained why you are totally unfit to be the Republican Party’s candidate for president in 2016. You have visibly linked yourself to two failed presidencies and two failed wars. Now back to the issue of fisticuffs.

You say that if anybody disagrees your father “is the greatest man alive” you want to “go outside” and presumably resolve the dispute with fisticuffs. I accept your offer. And, since we are both roughly the same age and the same size, I am an ideal opponent for you.

1. The failures of George H. W. Bush (“GHWB”)

I have no doubt you love your dad. Most children, especially sons, idolize their parents. But by your own admission you are totally unable to divorce your filial love from an objective understanding of your father’s abject failure as a president and as a leader.

Your father obtained party support on the promise of “no new taxes.” He made that promise, and then broke it. “Poppy” Bush was often “out of it.” He didn’t even know the price of milk while people were suffering through a recession. GHWB was totally the creature of and lived in the Washington, DC “bubble.”

More devastatingly to his place in history, through his bungling your father created an unnecessary war that cost tens of thousands of lives and hundreds of billions of dollars. Your loyalty as a son obviously blinds you to the reality that GHWB’s State Department implicitly gave Saddam Hussein a green light to attack Kuwait. Even when it was obvious Saddam had misread GHWB’s signals, your father did nothing to stop Saddam’s invasion of Kuwait (which cost Kuwaiti lives as well as American ones).

Yes, GHWB did organize a collation to undo the mess he had created. He was lucky in that regard. But the First Gulf War was totally unnecessary and only became unavoidable because April Glaspie, the U. S. Ambassador, fed Saddam false evidence that was never refuted by your father’s administration.

The “greatest man in the world?” Your father is far from it. In retirement, people have forgotten his leadership failures and focused on his lovable eccentricities.

The Democrats would like nothing better than to run against your family’s failures in public office and your irrational, inflated and totally false claims to “greatness.” GHWB’s failures as a leader in no way qualify your father for any rational claim of “greatness.”

2. George W. Bush (“GWB”) is the next-to-worst president

You call your brother George W. Bush “a great president.” Until Barack Obama came along to rescue your brother from being the worst president of the modern era, your brother was a total and complete failure. GWB damaged America with trillions of dollars of unnecessary war costs (over the decades), enhanced the power of Iran by destabilizing the Middle East and created the conditions for the chaos which is still festering today.

When the history of this era is written it will be the utter incompetence of your brother’s two terms as president that destabilized the world. The fact that you claim your brother is a “great president” simply disqualifies you as a credible presidential candidate. Obama is now obviously the worst president in modern history (as I clearly predicted he would be, way back in 2007). Your brother is securely second in line for that dubious honor.

GWB was totally unqualified for the presidency and he was totally unqualified to lead the nation. He blundered into a horrible war based on false claims and a total lack of a plan or policy for the “day after.” Many believe GWB started a false war to avenge a slight to your father by Saddam Hussein. Was/is your brother a ”good guy” in a colloquial sense? I think he is. I think we could probably sit down and have a cookout and tell jokes and yuck it up. But not about his presidency (we’d be joking about his successor, off the record, of course). Sadly, you seem incapable of separating family loyalty from political reality and the national interest. But then I knew you were a lightweight way back in 1993.

It is not only Democrats who know you are out of touch with reality. Republicans are also aware you are nothing but the latest in a long line of Bush family blowhards that use Wall Street corporate money to purchase public office to enrich your cronies and impoverish the nation. That you now claim to be a “born again” populist is a joke. Show me the money! Show me where in your track record as Florida governor you went out of your way to help ordinary citizens.

I am leading the effort to deny you any semblance of credibility for the presidential nomination. If the Republican Party engages in yet another suicide mission by nominating you, I am prepared to work hard to see you are not elected president. Two failed Bush presidencies, and two unnecessary wars, are enough!

By this letter I have now accepted your challenge to “step outside” because, frankly, your claims that your dad and brother are “great men” is delusional and poses a severe risk to every honorable and honest Republican that wants to recapture the White House in 2016.

In the past you have used your political power and public office to retaliate by harassing and abusing me for exposing your corruption and conflicts of interest. So I welcome the opportunity to “step outside” or step inside the ring or do whatever is necessary to deflate your bloated, insincere and irrational claims about the “greatness” of your relatives and maybe to beat some common sense into your pampered head.

Collectively, the Bush family has done more than any other family to undermine and endanger our national security and to devastate our economic security. Your family obviously has no shame, because despite all the incontrovertible evidence to the contrary, you continue to claim a false mantle of “greatness” when precisely the opposite is the reality.

Let’s put on the gloves so you can have at me, and vice versa. I am happy to sell tickets to our match, and I am happy to donate the proceeds of the fight to charity. Those proceeds will be the first time the Bush family has ever done anything to financially benefit ordinary citizens.

Cordially,

Andy

AM:sp

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LINKS TO THIS STORY (cut and paste the entire link below and not just the underlined portion):

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2015/02/04/jeb-bush-detroit/22854797/%20

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/florida-radio-talk-show-host-andy-martin-and-the-new-york-based-drug-policy-alliance-will-sponsor-an-internetradio-teach-in-broadcast-concerning-political-hypocrisy-drug-laws-and-governor-jeb-bush-of-florida-75940582.html

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1993-12-25/news/9312230484_1_martin-jeb-bush-paper-mache

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Andy is a legendary New Hampshire, New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. Andy’s family immigrated to New Hampshire 100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He has forty-five years of background in radio and television. He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and he produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com. He comments on New Hampshire, national and international events with more than four decades of investigative and analytical experience both in the USA and around the world.

Andy has been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for over forty-five years. [www.AndyMartin.com] He is currently sponsoring http://www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com. See also http://www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; http://www.EnglishforAmerica.org

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

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CHICAGO NEWS CONFERENCE: New Hampshire GOP activist Andy Martin set to slam Jeb Bush in Chicago

Conservative New Hampshire Republican Party activist Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Friday December 19th to deliver a “stone cold Chicago welcome” to presidential candidate wannabe Jeb Bush. Andy Martin is recognized as perhaps America’s most successful and creative practitioner of negative politics, with a long string of successes defeating or undermining corrupt or fraudulent candidates. “Jeb Bush is the biggest political fraud in America today,” Andy charges. “I was his first political opponent, going back to 1993 (link #3 below). I know where the Bush bodies are buried. I am organizing opposition to Bush, and today’s announcement is only the first step. A formal announcement will come in New York on December 24th. Bush will not win the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary and Bush will not be the Republican presidential candidate in 2016. I can lead the opposition, and I will.”

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Andy Martin says Jeb Bush and his wife Columba Bush, a Mexican-American, favor amnesty and illegal immigration

Andy says Republican Party Big Money power brokers have broken the party

(CHICAGO, IL) (December 19, 2014) Andy Martin, perhaps the most skilled practitioner of negative politics in America today, will hold a Chicago news conference Friday to give Jeb Bush a “stone cold Chicago welcome” by announcing that Andy is planning to announce that Andy will lead a nationwide effort to defeat Jeb Bush for the Republican presidential nomination (see links #1-#2 below).

Andy is often criticized by national media but he has been a player on the station stage for decades, particularly where negative politics and negative political advertising is concerned.

In 2000, Andy was credited with producing and running a controversial TV ad that cost then Texas Governor George W. Bush the New Hampshire presidential primary. In 2009 Andy began running radio ads that exposed Mark Kirk as a military fraud and also focused on rumors about Kirk’s closeted personal life. The Washington Post and other activists later confirmed and expanded on all of Andy’s factual claims and Kirk was almost defeated. Chicago media attacked Andy for telling the truth, but national media exposed Kirk’s lies. Andy vows to defeat Kirk in 2016.

In 2005 Andy began a campaign to expose lies by Barack Obama, eventually landing Andy on the front page of the New York Times (link #6 below), and earning him more attacks from phonies such as senile billionaire Rupert Murdock.

Andy is routinely pilloried by Obamabots, liberal media, liberal Democrats and liberal Republicans. But Andy has shown over and over again he can utilize the Internet to mobilize conservative Republican voters. Andy is credited with being the first to use the term “Obamacare” (link #4 below).

In November, Andy quietly orchestrated the defeat of Scott Brown for the U. S. Senate in New Hampshire. “Scott Brown wasn’t defeated by Democrats,” Andy notes. “Brown was defeated by conservative Republicans who refused to be bullied by the corrupt Republican Party leadership in New Hampshire. Conservative voters rebelled. Despite a nationwide Republican tide, Brown was defeated when conservatives refused to vote for him. I helped expose all of Brown’s lies, military fraud and other Massachusetts manipulations. Conservatives listened to me, not Brown. (Obviously, there was also negative advertising against Brown by Democrats, but conservatives discount such Democratic attacks.)

“Ironically, truth be told, I have shown greater promise as a ‘vote denier’ than a ‘vote getter’” Andy admits. “But that’s not a problem for me. I am concerned with the purity and integrity of the political process, not with my own personal power. I predicted, on Bill O’Reilly’s Factor show in 2009, and on WMUR-TV in my ads in New Hampshire, that George Bush wanted to attack Iraq, and he did, with devastating consequences for the U.S. New Hampshire voters listened to me, and denied Bush a primary victory, though Bush went on to win the presidency and Americans suffered the consequences of another Bush Family war.

“Now I am summoned, again, to expose one of the great frauds in U. S. politics: Jeb Bush. Jeb Bush is a creation of liberal media manipulation – the same way they promoted Scott Brown. Bush is not a creation of conservative political reality.

“Americans will never vote for a presidential candidate when that will put a First Lady in the White House who is a Mexican native and an advocate of amnesty and illegal immigration. Conservatives will stay home, the same way they did in 2012. A presidential candidate doesn’t have to be 100% conservative to attract conservative votes. But conservatives will not vote for a fraud or hypocrite such as Bush or Brown.

“Bush’s wife was born in Mexico and she supports the Mexican invasion of the United States. Both of them do.

“How is Columba Bush going to campaign in a presidential election? What is she going to say when she is asked about illegal immigration? That it is an ‘act of love’ for Mexicans to invade the U.S? Bush could keep his wife under wraps in Tallahassee; he can’t hide her in a presidential race or in the White House. That’s the simple reality of politics.

“In 2016 we are going to have a great national debate over illegal immigration and Mexico’s hostile policies towards the United States. Mexico could seal the border in a heartbeat, but refuses to do so, blaming demands from U. S. drug addicts for the illegal invasion. Mexican leaders are arrogant to a fault. Where do Columba Bush’s loyalties lie? With her home country, or with Americans? The American people have had enough. We are in an undeclared, non-shooting war with Mexico. Corrupt Mexican leaders are allowing foreigners to use Mexican territory to invade the U. S. Will conservatives vote to place a Mexican-American First Lady in the White House? Very, very unlikely.

“Jeb Bush’s political prospects in Florida were so dismal that his own son left Florida and moved to Texas, where the Tex-Mex connection is more acceptable. Bush’s own son chose not to run in Florida. So much for Jeb’s Florida coattails or influence.

“So who is Jeb Bush kidding? Bozos in Illinois? Corporate executives in Chicago? Who is promoting this colossal hypocrite? Big money, big business, big hypocrites. The same big shots that promised NAFTA would not cost Americans their jobs. Big Business lied, American jobs died. Just ask communities in Iowa, Illinois and Michigan that lost jobs to Mexico. Oh, Iowa. Nice state, see you soon. Ask Iowans how they feel about exporting their jobs.

“In 1993, over twenty (20) years ago, I exposed Jeb Bush as a ‘rent-seeker,’ someone who uses his family name to collect ‘rent’ by renting out his name for cash. He was helping sell pumps in Africa.

“In 2002, I exposed how hypocritical Jeb and his wife Columba were when they promoted anti-drug efforts while their own daughter was a drug addict (see link #5). I embarrassed Jeb by contacting his daughter in the Orange County (Fla.) jail. She was a neglected and abused child.

“When Bush was Governor, he ran a corrupt administration. I will release the first tranche of details on December 24th.

“By opposing Jeb I am standing up for conservatives and I am standing up against the corrupt Big Money people and big shot ‘leaders’ in the Republican Party that keep giving us big failures as presidential candidates,” Andy says.

“For the last ten years I have made Barack Obama miserable by telling the truth about him and I have stood up to the liberal liars and media slashers that have tried to intimidate me.

“I search for the truth and deal in facts and reasonable inferences drawn from the facts. That is how I will wage the war against Jeb Bush. And Jeb Bush’s liberal media sycophants and Big Dollar donors be damned. Time and time again these people have led us to disaster. No, not this time. Not again.”

Andy strongly supports legal immigration and border security.

Coming Next:

Andy has reserved a hotel suite to hold a New York City news conference Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at which he will detail his opposition to Jeb Bush and Bush’s failed years as a leader in Tallahassee. Homework assignment: ask yourself, how many national reporters have dug deep into Bush’s years in Tallahassee? None. Andy knows Tallahassee. Do they?

DECEMBER 19 CHICAGO NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS:

WHO:

New Hampshire conservative Republican Party activist Andy Martin

WHAT:

Andy Martin says he will announce on December 24th in New York that he will lead opposition to Jeb Bush’s presidential candidacy

WHERE:

Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash Streets, Chicago (weather permitting; otherwise indoors)

WHEN:

Friday, December 19, 11:30 A.M.

LINKS TO THIS STORY (cut and paste the entire link below and not just the underlined portion):

[#1]

http://politics.suntimes.com/article/washington/jeb-bush-hit-chicago-friday-he-explores-2016-run/tue-12162014-846pm

[#2]

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/17/us/politics/jeb-bush-takes-a-step-toward-a-presidential-run-.html

[#3]

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1993-09-28/news/9309270620_1_governor-s-race-lawton-chiles-gubernatorial-hopefuls

{#4]

http://www.thewire.com/politics/2011/10/who-coined-obamacare/44183/#disqus_thread

[#5]

http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/02-11-2002/0001666867&EDATE=

http://article.wn.com/view/2002/02/11/Florida_Radio_Talk_Show_Host_Andy_Martin_and_the_New_YorkBas/

[#6]

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/13/us/politics/13martin.html?_r=1&

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ABOUT ANDY:
Andy is a legendary New Hampshire, New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester 100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He has forty-five years of background in radio and television. He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and he produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com. He comments on New Hampshire, national and international events with more than four decades of investigative and analytical experience both in the USA and around the world. For more, go to: http://www.AndyMartin.com

Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for over forty-five years and he is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. He is currently sponsoring http://www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com. See also http://www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; http://www.EnglishforAmerica.org

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

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U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin congratulates Market Basket workers on their victory

Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin is celebrating today along with Market Basket workers. “I am the only Republican U. S. Senate candidate who stood 100% behind the employees and I continue to do so,” Andy says. “My TV commercials supporting Market Basket workers are still running (see link below) and will continue to run through the transition to Arthur T ownership. The legendary battle of Market Basket workers to save their jobs and save their company will resonate in American business history. The bravery and loyalty and community of Market Basket workers should be an inspiration to every American. The way forward will not be easy. But I believe the spirit demonstrated by the Market Basket team will carry them on to ‘bigger and better.’ Today is a proud day for the Market Basket workers and those of us who were shoulder to shoulder with them. I am humbled to have stood with them, and I continue to stand with them as the transition to Arthur T ownership continues in the months ahead.”

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Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin celebrates the victory of Market Basket workers

 

Andy says his TV ads supporting Market Basket employees will continue to run as the transition to “Arthur T” ownership proceeds

 

(Manchester, NH) (August 28, 2014) 

 

Dear Granite Stater:

 

As you know, over the past six weeks I have stood shoulder to shoulder with Market Basket associates and former MB management. You can see a short video, as well as my TV commercial, on my campaign web site (see link below to my campaign web site).

 

Being a political leader means standing out front and standing with ordinary citizens when they need you. Being a leader also means standing up for the public interest.

 

There were equities on both sides of the Demoulas Family battle. If I have time, I will write my interpretation of the conflict.

 

But at the end of the day, the public interest mandated reopening the stores with the lives and families twenty-five thousand New Hampshire and Massachusetts workers at stake. Hundreds of thousands of customers were also part of the public interest calculation.

 

Ironically, the settlement came just as we as a nation stand down for a weekend to celebrate Labor Day.

 

I hope all of you will have a happy holiday. I pray, of course, for good weather. In New Hampshire we will welcome half a million guests over the next few days. Let’s take good care of them. Our economy depends on visitors.

 

God bless all of you, and God bless the associates of Market Basket. Finally, God bless America and God bless our men and women in uniform who keep us free and give life to the very constitutional liberties we cherish.

 

Loyally,

 

Andy

 

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Andy is a legendary New Hampshire-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester 100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He has forty-five years of background in radio and television. He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and he produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” www.ContrarianCommentary.com. He comments on New Hampshire, national and international events with more than four decades of investigative and analytical experience both in the USA and around the world. For more, go to: http://www.AndyMartin.com

 

Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for over forty-five years and he is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. He is currently sponsoring www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.EnglishforAmerica.org

 

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

 
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U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin defends Jeanne Shaheen against false accusations of anti-Semitism

Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will hold a news conference today, Wednesday, August 27th to condemn Scott Brown and Jennifer Horn, as well as the New Hampshire Republican Party, for falsely accusing Jeanne Shaheen of anti-Semitism. Andy demands that Brown take his bogus “anti-Semite” attacks on Shaheen off the air. “The behavior of the New Hampshire Republican Party is a disgrace to Granite State Republicans as well as an embarrassment to Republicans nationally,” Andy says. “Brown should remove his web ad accusing Shaheen of taking ‘anti-Semitic campaign contributions.’ Brown has brought politics in this state to a new low. We need a house-cleaning of the New Hampshire GOP leadership. Ordinary Republicans are great; the leadership is incompetent and despicable. Scott Brown has only exacerbated the decline of the party.”

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Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin condemns Jennifer Horn and Scott Brown for “despicable behavior” in accusing Jeanne Shaheen of de facto anti-Semitism

 

Andy says Brown and Horn are disgracing the Republican Party locally and nationally

 

Andy says he is extremely reluctant to defend Shaheen but his sense of “public integrity” compels him to do so

 

Andy suggests Horn’s real target may be New Hampshire’s Lebanese-American community, which resides in both political parties

 

It is time to state the obvious: New Hampshire GOP leaders have a grossly inflated sense of their role and competence

 

(Manchester, NH) (August 27, 2014) 

 

Dear Granite Stater:

 

The last thing I want to do is defend Jeanne Shaheen. But in a lifetime in politics that spans almost fifty years, I have always put public integrity, not politics, first. I believe in the truth and I believe in truth-telling politics, not false accusations of anti-Semitism.

 

Scott Brown and Jennifer Horn have brought politics in this state to a new low. (Brown is using one of his “off the books,” so-called “independent,” committees to smear Jeanne Shaheen with a web video (see link # [5] below). Brown’s use of such anonymous attacks is a sham and fraud.)

 

  1. The origins of Jeanne Shaheen’s alleged “anti-Semitism”

 

Jeanne Shaheen is being accused of taking “anti-Semitic” money from a PAC in Washington called “J Street.” J Street is a pro-Israel group with an independent position on the Middle East crisis. I neither endorse nor condemn J Street. I am aware of J Street but I don’t pay great attention to the group’s views. Jennifer Horn and Scott Brown are accusing J Street of being a “fringe” group when J Street merely reflects a competing view of Middle East politics.

 

  1. The “old guard” and the “new guard” in pro-Israel politics

 

The “pro-Israel” movement is no different than any other aspect of our society. There is a generational gap and a generational challenge between those who unquestioningly support Israel’s policies and others who do not give unquestioning support. The Republican Party is not immune from this hydraulic pressure.

 

Governor Chris Christie was recently chastised by a potential supporter for saying the West Bank was “occupied.” Only in the United States would Christie’s remarks be criticized. Indeed, there are many more shades of nuanced opinion, and much more “freedom of the press,” in Israel than in the United States when it comes to debating the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

 

In my opinion all sides of the contentious Middle East dispute are entitled to make bona fide arguments (even denying the West Bank is “occupied” if that’s what they believe) without being branded as anti-Semites.

 

“J Street” in an independent-thinking pro-Israel group that sometimes says provocative things about the conflict between Israel and Palestine. But by no stretch of the imagination are J Street supporters “anti-Semites” as backers of competing organizations allege. Scott Brown and Jennifer Horn have tried to portray Jeanne Shaheen as a de facto anti-Semite because her campaign has accepted contributions from J Street and J Street donors.

 

Brown’s and Horn’s behavior is pure gutter politics.

 

  1. Is Horn’s attack is really one on Lebanese-Americans

 

Is Brown’s attack on Shaheen really an anti-Semitic accusation or is there a back story? Perhaps Brown and Shaheen are trying to draw attention to Shaheen’s Lebanese-American name. I assume Bill Shaheen, Jeanne’s husband, has a Lebanese-American background. Horn and Brown may be trying to stir up hostility to Bill Shaheen as part of their attack on J Street. Who knows what lurks in the deranged minds of Jennifer Horn and Scott Brown? You tell me what you think.

 

  1. Horn lodged the same lies against me

 

A third of a century ago (yes, century) I was involved in a nasty litigation with a cocaine-crazed judge (yes judges did go crazy with cocaine in the 80’s, along with a lot of other people). Horrendous attacks were lodged by all sides in the series of lawsuits. Ultimately two judges (Cabranes and Neumann) were very likely denied appointments to the U. S. Supreme Court because of their misconduct involving me. Out of millions of words in the lawsuits, most of them vitriolic, especially on the part of “Cocaine Cabranes,” my political opponents have sought to take a few sentences out of context to suggest I am anti-Semitic. Nothing could be further from the truth.

 

I grew up in a philo-Semitic home, with a spiritual parent that was a refugee from Nazi Germany. I was being schooled in the Holocaust when most kids my age were studying baseball standings. Nevertheless, we all know that in lawsuits (where husbands and wives routinely accuse each other of “extreme cruelty” before counting out the cash) Horn has tried to pretend I am an anti-Semite to undermine me politically. Horn’s tactics have backfired. Instead of letting voters make up their own minds, Horn has tried to harass me and ended up making a sworn enemy who is dedicated to her removal from party office.

 

Now Horn is using false accusations of anti-Semitism against Jeanne Shaheen. I hope you will agree with me that Brown’s and Horn’s behavior is an embarrassment to the Republican Party.

 

  1. I demand that Shaheen and Brown apologize

 

Brown and Horn should apologize for their misconduct, withdraw their dirty ads, and stop demonizing the Democrats. Telling the truth and proffering the facts about Shaheen are more than enough to defeat her without dragging the state GOP into the gutter.

 

  1. What’s wrong with this picture?

 

So far as I am aware Jennifer Horn has no meaningful professional distinctions or accomplishments. We have a problem in New Hampshire. Because of our national prominence in the presidential primary process a lot of our Republican “leaders,” who are actually third raters, suddenly believe they are first rate politicians who can spout off as though they really know something.

 

The New Hampshire Republican Party has been in decline for decades. I do not expect that process to stop in 2014. Brown may slip into the senate if he wins the primary, but he has yet to pass the primary bar. It behooves people of limited accomplishments and intellect such as Horn and her posse to act cautiously when they are participating in politics at a level far beyond their competence.

 

Brown’s loose mouth is also legendary.

 

Horn’s loose mind is also painfully evident to anyone with minimum political experience at the national level.

 

You disagree with me? Well, tell me what you think about undermining the GOP brand by lodging false accusations of anti-Semitism against the Democrats.

 

Please take a look at the links below. I have documented my views with references to all of the relevant issues. As always, and unlike Horn’s and Brown’s attacks, my accusations are evidence-based, not political hot air.

 

Loyally,

 

Andy

 

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News conference details: Manchester, NH August 27, 2014

 

WHO:     

 

New Hampshire U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin

 

WHAT:    

 

Andy Martin attacks Scott Brown and Jennifer Horn for falsely accusing Jeanne Shaheen of anti-Semitism

 

WHERE:

 

Manchester, NH, Northwest corner of Elm and Webster Streets

 

WHEN:

 

Wednesday, August 27, 5:45 P.M.

 

 

LINKS TO THIS STORY (cut and paste the entire link below and not just the underlined portion):

 

[1] http://nhgop.org/news/nhgop-denounces-shaheen-support-for-fringe-group-attacking-israel

 

[2] http://nhjournal.com/nhgop-asks-shaheen-shea-porter-kuster-to-return-j-street-pac-contributions/

 

[3] https://www.facebook.com/pages/J-Street-U-Dartmouth/284611641585230

 

[4] http://freebeacon.com/politics/shaheen-under-fire-for-taking-j-street-money/

 

[5] http://freebeacon.com/politics/ad-jeanne-shaheen-does-not-stand-with-israel/

 

ABOUT ANDY:

 

Andy is a legendary New Hampshire-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester 100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He has forty-five years of background in radio and television. He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and he produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” www.ContrarianCommentary.com. He comments on New Hampshire, national and international events with more than four decades of investigative and analytical experience both in the USA and around the world. For more, go to: http://www.AndyMartin.com

 

Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for over forty-five years and he is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. He is currently sponsoring www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.EnglishforAmerica.org

 

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

 
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U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin charges his opponents Bob Smith and Jim Rubens are running “anti-American” campaigns

Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will hold a Concord, New Hampshire news conference today, Tuesday, August 26th to charge that two of his opponents, Jim Rubens and Bob Smith, are running “anti-American” campaigns and misrepresenting the need for electronic intelligence in the global war against terror. “Smith and Rubens sound more like Obama acolytes than Republicans,” Andy says. Andy is recognized as one of the USA’s most experience intelligence and counter-terror analysts. “We cannot afford to ‘stand down’ our intelligence agencies when ISIS is a real threat.”

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Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says two opponents (Smith, Rubens) are running “anti-American” campaigns

 

Andy says it is irresponsible for Smith and Rubens to criticize the Patriot Act at a time when the terrorist threat is growing

 

Andy says large-scale intelligence gathering is essential to fighting the amorphous threat of Islamic terrorism and other threats as well (China, Russia)

 

(Manchester, NH) (August 26, 2014) 

 

Dear Granite Stater:

 

I am compelled to strongly criticize two of my opponents, Jim Rubens and Bob Smith, for undermining public confidence in our intelligence community. I do so reluctantly. Rubens and Smith and I are all fighting against a Wall Street juggernaut of dirty dollars supporting our opponent Scott Brown. But I just can’t let Jim and Bob talk down agencies which are essential to our national security.

 

Smith has gone around the state “regretting” his vote for the Patriot Act (see links [1] – [2] below) and making wild accusations having no basis in reality. Likewise, Jim Rubens has been attacking our foreign policy and intelligence efforts (see links [3] – [5] below. Rubens’ claim that “ISIS is not a threat” has been proven spectacularly wrong. Rubens is on the extreme liberal left when it comes to national security.

 

On the other hand I have a long paper trail of correct foreign policy analysis. I warned against the invasion of Iraq and I warned (while living in Baghdad) when the mission started faltering.

 

So why attack Rubens and Smith? Because they are misleading voters and making false attacks on both the Patriot Act and the patriots who work in our intelligence community.

 

The original Patriot Act was not perfect; the law has been amended. But overall, the Patriot Act has served us well. The number of abuses is small. Intelligence gathering is a complex process. There is “human intelligence” (“spies out in the field”) and “electronic intelligence” (spy satellites, intercepts, etc.). For Rubens and Smith to denigrate our national security efforts and to falsely claim that our intelligence agencies are “spying on us” is irresponsible. They should know better, but apparently they don’t.

 

There is public confusion and concern because of the perjurious and ham-handed testimony of Obama’s Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper. But the fact that Clapper is a jerk doesn’t mean we should tear down our intelligence apparatus.

 

What do Smith and Rubens want to do? End electronic intelligence and throw open the doors to Islamic extremists? Any statute that casts a broad net, as electronic intelligence inevitably must do, obviously carries some risk of abuse. It is the role of Congress to oversee intelligence agencies, not to strip them of their functions. I am the only intelligence expert who can perform that oversight function.

 

Since I am a strong critic of Scott Brown I would only point out in fairness that Smith’s and Rubens’ hyperventilated rhetoric was too much even for Scott Brown (link [6] below).

 

Because I have a personal fondness for Rubens and Smith I call on them to promptly repudiate and withdraw their prior attacks on the Patriot Act, and to admit that broadly-based intelligence gathering activity is essential in the age of Islamic extremism and renewed threats from China (remember them?) and Russia (Putinland).

 

Right now Jim and Bob are campaigning against American national security and that is sad. I urge them to end their anti-American campaigning and to join the team fighting to keep our great nation safe from terrorism and other forms of spying from China, Russia and elsewhere.

 

If I can be of any help, please do not hesitate to call me.

 

Loyally,

 

Andy

 

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[Andy has over forty years of experience in Asia, Southwest Asia and the Middle East; he is regarded overseas as one of America’s most respected independent foreign policy, military and intelligence analysts. He was in Iran and Afghanistan during the hostage crisis in 1979-80, and has regularly returned to Southwest Asia since then. He lived in Iraq in 2003. His analysis of the terrorist threat in Iran during 1979-80, and again in Iraq in 2003, were leading-edge predictions of what Americans faced in the future. Andy first went to Asia in 1967 and has lived in or been in Israel, Jordan, Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Viet-Nam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Burma, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.]

 

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News conference details: Concord, NH August 26, 2014

 

WHO:     

 

New Hampshire U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin

 

WHAT:    

 

Andy Martin call on Bob Smith and Jim Rubens to stop “anti-American” campaigning

 

WHERE:

 

Concord, NH in front of main entrance to Capitol (Webster statute)       

WHEN:

 

Tuesday, August 26, 4:00 P.M.

 

 

LINKS TO THIS STORY (cut and paste the entire link below and not just the underlined portion):

 

[1] http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/politics/1042752-476/bob-smiths-big-regret-voting-in-favor.html

 

[2] http://bobsmithforussenate.com/press-release-patriot-act-exploited-by-federal-government/

 

[3] http://www.concordmonitor.com/home/12504459-95/my-turn-bombing-isil-is-wrong-path-to-take-in-iraq

 

[4]

http://www.seacoastonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140625/OPINION/406250350/-1/NEWSMAP

 

[5] http://www.nhinsider.com/press-releases/2014/5/21/rubens-for-us-senate-jim-rubens-condemns-latest-nsa-spying.html

 

[6] http://www.conwaydailysun.com/newsx/local-news/115820-u-s-senate-candidates-rumble-in-conway

 

ABOUT ANDY:

 

Andy is a legendary New Hampshire-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester 100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He has forty-five years of background in radio and television. He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and he produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” www.ContrarianCommentary.com. He comments on New Hampshire, national and international events with more than four decades of investigative and analytical experience both in the USA and around the world. For more, go to: http://www.AndyMartin.com

 

Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for over forty-five years and he is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. He is currently sponsoring www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.EnglishforAmerica.org

 

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

 
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U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin asks Federal Communications Commission to investigate Hearst Television’s WMUR-TV

Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will hold a news conference today, Wednesday, August 27th to announce he has asked the Federal Communications Commission to investigate abuses of federal monopoly power by Hearst Television which owns WMUR-TV in Manchester, New Hampshire. “Hearst is giving Scott Brown and his two ‘debating dummies’ free time at 7:00 P.M.” Andy says, “but refuses to sell me the same time slot at 7:00 P.M. to reach a similar audience. New Hampshire has become a media ‘colony’ of Hearst Television on 57th Street in New York. No company should have such dictatorial media power over an entire state. Hearst is using its media monopoly to nominate Scott Brown. (Brown’s wife is a former Hearst employee.) Whether you support or oppose Brown, I should have a fair opportunity to take my case and my candidacy to the people. Hearst Television is making a joke of democracy in our state.”

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ATTENTION NATIONAL, POLITICAL, NEW HAMPSHIRE DAYBOOK & ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

 

Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin is asking the Federal Communications Commission to investigate the monopoly practices of WMUR-TV

 

Andy says Hearst Television, which owns WMUR, is giving Scott Brown and his two “debating dummies” free air time at 7:00 P.M. while refusing to sell Andy time at 7:00 P.M. on a different day

 

Andy says Hearst Television is using its monopoly power to decide the outcome U. S. Senate primary

 

(Manchester, NH) (August 25, 2014) 

 

Dear Granite Stater:

 

See if this sounds fair to you: the Hearst Television company that owns WMUR-TV is giving free time for a staged “debate” between Scott Brown and his two “debating dummies.” Hearst Television is refusing to sell me a similar time slot to advertise my campaign. So Brown gets free time, and Hearst will not even sell me the same time they are giving away for free. Is that fair?

 

Federal law protects the right of access of federal candidates to the air waves. If Hearst gives Brown and the dummies free time at 7:00 P.M., and won’t sell me time at 7:00 P.M., instead offering me time on Sunday afternoon or after 11:00 P.M. when the audience is comparatively infinitesimal, doesn’t that New York-based media dictatorship effective control the outcome of elections in our state?

 

If a legitimate candidate is denied his right to purchase comparable time, while the station is giving away near-prime time to its favored candidate, democracy is a joke. You don’t have to support me or my candidacy to realize that when strong-arm tactics are used against one candidate they can also be used in the future against other candidates.

 

I have asked the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) to investigative the monopolistic corporate behavior of Hearst Television and the efforts of the company to rig the U. S. Senate election with biased coverage (seen enough of Scott Brown yet?) and refusal to obey federal law by selling me a comparable time slot to that being given away to my opponents.

 

New Hampshire has a more corrupt media environment than Chicago. Here we have only one TV station licensed to the state. Hearst Television is abusing its monopoly power.

 

Here is what I asked the FCC to investigate: (letter follows without masthead information)

 

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Hon. Tom Wheeler, Chairman

Federal Communications Commission

445 12th Street, SW

Washington, DC 20554

 

I am a ballot-qualified candidate for the United States Senate from New Hampshire in the Republican Party primary on September 9, 2014. Therefore, time is of the essence.

 

Ten (10) years ago I wrote the first report questioning the family history of then-state Senator Barack Obama. I was the first independent investigator to go to Hawai’i to look into then-U. S. Senator Barack Obama’s family history. I wrote a book which is a collection of my columns as well as a Psychological Profile of then-U.S. Senator Obama (copy enclosed with the hard copy of this letter). My research concerning President Obama has been remarkably prescient and remarkably accurate.

 

The State of New Hampshire has only one commercial TV station licensee, WMUR-TV, which is operated by Hearst Television. The fact that Hearst has a local statewide monopoly makes my situation somewhat unique and urgent.

 

WMUR-TV is conducting a bogus “debate” involving the licensee’s preferred candidate for U. S. Senator, Scott Brown, and two additional “sparring partners” for Brown, neither of whom has any recent national exposure or meaningful experience in confronting a media phenomenon such as Mr. Brown. As licensees now do, WMUR-TV has also enlisted a local “patsy,” St. Anselm’s College, to act as a “sponsor” of the debate so the broadcaster can claim that Equal Time rules do not apply. The station has been remarkably crafty in seeking to insulate Brown from any meaningful opposition.

 

I understand Hearst’s motivation. Brown is a cash machine for broadcasters. Brown brings in millions in Wall Street cash to support his candidacy, because his vote in the senate is for sale. Brown also brings in millions in Democratic Party opposition advertising seeking to expose his perfidiousness and defeat him.

 

Well enough.

 

WMUR-TV is broadcasting its “debate” at 7:00 P.M.   

 

I asked the licensee to sell me half an hour at 7:00 P.M. (on a different day) so I can counteract the free time being given to Brown and his sparring partners.

 

WMUR-TV has refused to sell me the same time slot that they are making available for free to my opponents. In substance, WMUR-TV’s position is a corruption and perversion of the Communications Act. To give free time to my opponents and to refuse to sell me the same time slot so I may reach the same audience effectively locks me out of any access to that audience and dooms my campaign.

I do not believe any licensee, Democrat or Republican, should have such monopoly power (Hearst is a Democrat-leaning corporation; they have wined and dined the incumbent senator, Jeanne Shaheen, at their offices in New York City.)

 

The issue presented is not a complex one. Can a licensee which holds a monopoly position in a state give free time to some candidates, and then refuse to sell the same time slot to another excluded candidate, claming the free time slot is not covered by any form of equal access or equal time opportunity? I think not. The drafters of the Communications Act never contemplated such an extortionate position of power for a licensee to exercise.

 

I ask the Commissioners to take immediate action to protect my right as a candidate to purchase the same time slot (local access, a half hour, one time, some time between 7:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.) that is being made available for free to my opponents.

 

The licensee has offered to sell me time on Sunday afternoon, or late at night, but obviously these alternative time slots are not remotely similar to the audience being made available to my primary opponents at 7:00 P.M.

 

Increasingly we are becoming a feudalistic nation, where corporate might makes right, and where broadcast licensees have contempt for the public interest they are supposed to serve.

 

Most respectfully, I ask that the spirit of the Communications Act, that licensees must operate in the public interest and not solely in the corporate interest, be honored. The spirit of our Constitution should also be respected. The contumacious monopoly attitude of Hearst should be rejected.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

ANDY MARTIN

 

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I hope you will agree with me that New Hampshire should not be a “colony” of Hearst Television in New York, where Hearst executives get to ban candidates from the airwaves and decide who gets free air time and who will be denied his or her federal right to purchase air time. Hearst’s corporate behavior is despicable. Every New Hampshire citizen suffers and our democracy is diminished when the Hearst TV monopoly is allowed to dictate the outcome of elections in our state.

 

Loyally,

 

Andy

 

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News conference details: Manchester, NH August 27, 2014

 

WHO:     

 

New Hampshire U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin

 

WHAT:    

 

Andy Martin asks the FCC to investigate WMUR-TV’s refusal to sell him TV time comparable to the time slots being given away to his opponents

 

WHERE:

 

Manchester, NH, Northwest corner of Elm and Webster Streets

 

WHEN:

 

Wednesday, August 27, 1:30 P.M.

 

 

LINKS TO THIS STORY (cut and paste the entire link below and not just the underlined portion):

 

http://www.andymartin2014.com/

 

ABOUT ANDY:

 

Andy is a legendary New Hampshire-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester 100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He has forty-five years of background in radio and television. He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and he produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” www.ContrarianCommentary.com. He comments on New Hampshire, national and international events with more than four decades of investigative and analytical experience both in the USA and around the world. For more, go to: http://www.AndyMartin.com

 

Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for over forty-five years and he is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. He is currently sponsoring www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.EnglishforAmerica.org

 

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

 
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