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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin begins an advertising campaign backing Market Basket employees


Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will hold a Tuesday, July 22nd news conference in Manchester, NH to announce he is beginning a statewide advertising campaign backing Market Basket employees in their conflict with a rapacious new management team. “I am putting my campaign solidly behind Market Basket employees that are fighting to protect their jobs, their paychecks, their benefits and the corporate culture that has been created by Arthur T. Demoulas,” Andy says. “The new ad should be ready by news conference time, and it will begin airing Wednesday morning across New Hampshire. Corporate greed and executive greed, of the type Scott Brown supports, is destroying America. I am a conservative who stands shoulder-to-shoulder with working families. The Market Basket conflagration is a defining moment for New Hampshire and for America. Will conservatives stand for rebuilding the American economy so that everyone shares in the fruits of their labors, or will conservatives surrender to greedy executives and private equity pirates as they continue to steal a bigger and bigger piece of our national economic pie? Arthur T. Demoulas and I are on the right side of history.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ANNOUNCEMENT OF MANCHESTER, NH NEWS CONFERENCE

ATTENTION NATIONAL, POLITICAL, NEW HAMPSHIRE DAYBOOK & ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will announce a statewide advertising campaign supporting Market Basket workers

Andy calls the Market Basket battle a “defining moment for New Hampshire and for America

Andy says Market Basket workers are “fighting back against the corporate pirates that now what to destroy their jobs and are destroying our economy. Scott Brown stands for ‘private equity,’ which endorses the plunder of publicly and privately owned assets. I stand with working families that deserve a decent job with a decent paycheck and decent benefits”

“Arthur T. Demoulas and I are on the right side of history,” Andy says.


(Manchester, NH) (July 22, 2014) 

Dear Granite Stater:

Today, July 22nd, I am announcing my statewide advertising campaign supporting Market Basket employees. I am also announcing my full support for Market Basket employees and the restoration of Arthur T. Demoulas as chief executive of the shopping giant. If I am elected to the U. S. Senate I will support Market Basket workers and every Granite Stater that wants to work.

The Republican Party today is composed of two conflicting groups of participants. On the one hand you have the Wall Street billionaires who what to plunder the economy to satisfy their own insatiable greed. Scott Brown is a valet to these economic pirates. A vote for Scott Brown is a vote to destroy Market Basket as we know it.

On the other hand we have millions of ordinary Main Street Americans, many of them Republicans, who are struggling in the endless recession created by an economic collapse triggered by the bipartisan greed of Wall Street billionaires. Making ends meet is not easy for ordinary citizens. Private equity speculators swallow up companies and export local (New Hampshire) jobs to low-wage countries such as China. I have literally walked the highways of this state and seen the devastation created by corporate greed.

One hundred years ago, at the same time as the Demoulas family reached America, my own family came to Manchester seeking better opportunities. Like Arthur T. Demoulas, my mother’s parents, my grandparents, came from Greece and eventually opened a business. These immigrant families also brought with them their ancient Greek principles of respect for their fellow citizens and respect for the dignity of every individual.

Arthur T. Demoulas has probably accomplished something close to impossible in corporate America. He has managed Market Basket in a manner that grew the firm, maintained the highest quality standards, and provided associates with a decent standard of living, decent benefits and a decent future. That's why so many associates have stayed so long and you see familiar faces at Market Basket. Now all of that decency is under attack by Demoulas’ greedy cousins.

We can only speculate on what the “cousins” have in mind, but I can tell you I have seen this movie before. Personal greed is causing the Demoulas “cousins” to attempt to cut quality, cut salaries, cut benefits and eventually shop Market Basket to a “private equity” group of robber barons who will strip the firm of its assets and leave the corporate carcass for the courts to administer.

What exactly is “private equity?” It is the way a handful of insiders get rich on Wall Street by impoverishing the companies they purchase. Corporate equity speculators destroy the communities they serve. They take wealth owned by common shareholders (which includes pension trusts) and strip away any extra value, while leaving ordinary shareholders with virtually nothing in return.

From 2010 to 2013 Scott Brown genuflected to the private equity barons while he served in the U. S. Senate and voted to preserve their rapacious practices. Now Brown wants to go back to the senate and he has asked “private equity” thieves to bring their dollar-crooked presence “to New Hampshire" to help elect him as their servant. In May Brown even went to Las Vegas to personally grovel at their feet; he desperately asked them to finance his latest campaign. Dirty dollars started flowing into New Hampshire.

Private equity speculators destroy community economic value and enrich themselves with billions mulcted from the stock market. They want bigger mansions, bigger yachts, more power and control over Congress, more greed, and more manipulation. The public be damned.

Scott Brown served these robber barons while he served in the senate for three years. Why would you send him back? Why would any New Hampshire worker or New Hampshire voter want more of Scott Brown’s type of duplicity? (Brown was handsomely rewarded for betraying the people of Massachusetts; he received millions of dollars from Wall Street thieves and manipulators in campaign cash.)

I stand for Main Street Republicans and traditional mainstream New Hampshire conservatism.

Our economy is not recovering as it has in past recessions because corporate and executive greed is robbing ordinary citizens of their economic futures. Young families and young graduates have been particularly hard hit by Wall Street greed and the machinations of the finest Congress that dirty dollars can buy. Senior citizens also suffer.

Ironically, ordinary working class Republicans have been intimidated by the “private equity class” that really controls nominations. A vote for Scott Brown is a vote to continue present practices. Senators today are equally corrupt for taking compromised cash and for being under the thumb of Wall Street thieves.

During the last presidential campaign, how many of Mitt Romney’s employees spoke up to support Romney as an enlightened and generous owner? Exactly none. [Compare Romney’s employees with employee support for Artie T.] Romney’s employees despised him. Amazingly, Romney’s minions were looting a Freeport, Illinois firm even as he was running for president. Romney personally is a decent man. But the evil he committed as a corporate raider far exceeded the good he gave back to stranded communities.

Now Romney is endorsing Brown. We all know where that leads. More greed, more self-aggrandizement and more poverty for New Hampshire’s ordinary citizens.

Do you stand with Market Basket workers who are fighting for their jobs and their very lives, or do you stand against them? You know where I stand. Where do you stand?

Before you reply, ask yourself a simple, stupid question. Why are all of these Wall Street billionaires coming to New Hampshire to support Scott Brown? To improve your economic future, or theirs?

Please join me in fighting to save Market Basket.

Loyally,

Andy

P.S. I may be an underdog in the primary but I am the only    Republican candidate who has the experience and who is prepared to stand up for New Hampshire’s working families. It is not often a Republican candidate has a pro-worker orientation. But there are more workers in this country than there are Scott Brown-supporting billionaires. Please consider giving me your vote. Who is more qualified to fight for your values? Who is more qualified to stand up for New Hampshire’s working families? (Hint: It’s not Jeanne Shaheen or Scott Brown)

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News conference details: Manchester, NH July 22, 2014

WHO:     

New Hampshire U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin

WHAT:    

Andy Martin begins statewide advertising campaign supporting Market Basket workers

WHERE:

Manchester, NH, Northwest corner of Elm and Webster Streets
           
WHEN:

Tuesday, July 22, 3:00 P.M.

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ujntsman wasd reelected in November, 2008. A few monrths later he resigned to serve
his president,” Barack Obama. SDo whyh was it so terrible that Palin resigned and Hutsman served evenless of his secondterm? Can I say “double standard” again.

What os this show us? Whetyher thessue s resigfnaitonsor religion,th emedia shamlessly create double standards tgo favr theiiberal medioa pets (fulldisclosure; I am ot aliberalmedia pet).
MEDIA CONTACT: Andy Martin (603) 518-7310; CELL (917) 664-9329 E-MAIL:  AndyNewHampshire@aol.com
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LINKS TO THIS STORY (cut and paste the entire link below and not just the underlined portion):

http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/opinion/editorials/1042243-465/market-basket-war-over-culture-brand.html

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20140721/NEWS02/140729788

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20140720/NEWS02/140729927

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: 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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Saturday, July 19, 2014

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin supports Market Basket employees, offers to mediate DeMoulas family feud


Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will hold a Tuesday, July 22nd news conference in Manchester, NH to announce his support for Market Basket employees who are protesting the dismissal of Arthur T. DeMoulas. Andy says the Republican Party must support American workers if it is to survive in New Hampshire and nationally. Andy, a noted private mediator, is also offering to mediate the DeMoulas “family feud.”

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you can call Andy:
(603) 518-7310
(917) 664-9329
(603) 866-4343

you can email Andy:
andynewhampshire@aol.com

you can write Andy at:
fax (866) 214-3210, or
P. O. Box 742
Manchester, NH 03105-0742

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AndyMartin.com
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ANNOUNCEMENT OF MANCHESTER, NH NEWS CONFERENCE

ATTENTION NATIONAL, POLITICAL, NEW HAMPSHIRE DAYBOOK & ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin supports Market Basket employees in DeMoulas family feud, offers to mediate crisis

Andy, whose Greek-American maternal grandparents immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire at the same time as the DeMoulas family, says that Arthur T. DeMoulas has shown how management can support workers

Andy says his principal opponent, Scott Brown, is backed by billionaire “private equity pirates” who would like to destroy Market Basket

“I’m a Market Basket shopper,” Andy says.

Andy is planning a Tuesday, July 22nd news conference

(Manchester, NH) (July 19, 2014) 

Dear Republican:

I am a solid conservative. I favor limited government, adherence to constitutional principles and a strong focus on both economic and national security.

But I feel a deep sense of kinship with New Hampshire’s workers. I am not particularly enamored of the billionaires who have taken over the Republican Party nationally. The billionaires are supporting my principal primary opponent, Scott Brown.

Right now a fascinating corporate drama is playing out in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine. The Market Basket chain of food stores, which was founded a hundred years ago at the same time when my maternal Greek grandparents came to Manchester, is involved in a seemingly endless family struggle. (Small World Department: my maternal grandparents, named Vasiliou, came from the same area of Greece as the DeMoulas family, Thessaly.)

Arthur T. DeMoulas is an amazing man and an even more amazing corporate leader. He has managed to build a firm based on loyalty to and respect for employees, and he has built a company structure where workers can support a family based on a Market Basket paycheck. As a result, Market Basket stores have employees that have worked there for decades.

They are now demonstrating to protest his dismissal.

Food stores have traditionally been seen as a low-wage industry. Mr. DeMoulas has shown that an intensely competitive business can still support decent paychecks and working conditions. As Granite Staters we should be proud that a local firm comes so highly prized by its own employees.

Market Basket employees also offer all of us who shop there an outstanding shopping experience.

By comparison, the Rabb Family started Stop & Shop but later sold the firm to an international conglomerate. Market Basket competitiveness recently forced Stop & Shop to retrench in New Hampshire. A locally-owned and locally-managed firm with intense employee energy took on and beat the foreign conglomerate.

You have to make a moral choice in this primary. Will you stand with a candidate who supports New Hampshire’s working families, or will you vote for a candidate who is supported by out-of-state billionaires? Scott Brown is the champion of Wall Street greed, arrogant and corrupt investment bankers, and billionaire boosters who want low-wage scab labor from Mexico.

I stand shoulder-to-shoulder with ordinary New Hampshire working families that are struggling in our depressed economy.

If our Republican Party is only for the wealthy, it cannot continue to be either a strong New Hampshire party or a competitive national party. We don’t have to always agree on every economic detail. But when national Republicans focus exclusively on the wealthy and their bogus “job-creators,” they ignore the workers who are the backbone of our economy, our families and our society. We need to tell Market Basket workers we stand with them.

Scott Brown’s Wall Street contributors and cronies must be salivating at the prospect that the DeMoulas family quarrel might lead to a sale. The “private equity pirates” that have devastated our economy and our society would flip the company, fire the employees, and ultimately walk off richer while local communities and families end up poorer. It has happened so many times in New Hampshire.

Next week I will hold a news conference to announce my solidarity with Market Basket workers.

I am also going to send a letter to corporate headquarters and offer to mediate the family feud.

New Hampshire is not a particularly rich state. The only limousines I have ever seen in Manchester have high school seniors in them, at prom time. Ostentatious living is frowned on.

But we have something special. We have a sense of community, a sense of sharing, a sense of caring for one another. The Market Basket of today exemplifies those principles. Let’s join together to support Market Basket employees so that all of the good work Arthur T. DeMoulas has done will not be destroyed by family greed and private equity pirates. I know that’s what my grandparents would want. I hope that is what all of us who are genuine Granite Staters want.

Loyally,

Andy

P.S. I may be an underdog in the primary but I am the only Republican candidate who has the experience and who is prepared to stand up for New Hampshire’s working families. It is not often a Republican candidate has a pro-worker orientation. But there are more workers in this country than there are Scott Brown-supporting billionaires. Please consider giving me your vote. Who is more qualified to fight for your values? Who is more qualified to stand up for New Hampshire’s working families? (Hint: It’s not Jeanne Shaheen or Scott Brown)

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Tuesday news conference details: to come

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ujntsman wasd reelected in November, 2008. A few monrths later he resigned to serve
his president,” Barack Obama. SDo whyh was it so terrible that Palin resigned and Hutsman served evenless of his secondterm? Can I say “double standard” again.

What os this show us? Whetyher thessue s resigfnaitonsor religion,th emedia shamlessly create double standards tgo favr theiiberal medioa pets (fulldisclosure; I am ot aliberalmedia pet).
MEDIA CONTACT: Andy Martin (603) 518-7310; CELL (603) 866-4343 or (917) 664-9329 E-MAIL:  AndyNewHampshire@aol.com
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LINKS TO THIS STORY (cut and paste the entire link below and not just the underlined portion):

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20140719/NEWS02/140718987

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20140717/NEWS02/140719124

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20140717/NEWS02/140719098

http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/statenewengland/1042036-469/market-basket-workers-rally-in-support-of.html

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/07/15/allegiance-ousted-leader-market-basket-carries-risk/QCgCy4QiuueWF2zxGIciWO/story.html

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/07/14/the-saga-demoulas-market-basket/S1D7gi92dqfJYZzr9FIBCJ/story.html

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: 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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Friday, July 18, 2014

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin predicted Barack Obama’s foreign policy paralysis - in 2007


As Barack Obama was announcing his candidacy for president in 2007 analyst/columnist Andy Martin prepared a “Psychological Profile of Barack Obama.” Andy’s analysis predicted with uncanny accuracy how Barack Obama would “freeze up” in the White House. Andy, who was in Iran in 1979 and 1980, remembers the disintegration of the U.S. Government under President Jimmy Carter. Andy’s analysis today focuses on the Russian attack on a Malaysian airliner Thursday, and President Obama’s casual response to the murder of 300 passengers. Andy is a Republican candidate for U.S. Senator in New Hampshire. “I’m not the leading candidate,” Andy says. “But I am the only Republican who can tackle Obama and stop his defeatist agenda. Granite Staters have an unusual opportunity to send a highly qualified candidate to Washington.”
News from:
Andy Martin
Republican for U.S. Senator
www.AndyMartin2014.com

you can call Andy:
(603) 518-7310
(917) 664-9329
(603) 866-4343

you can email Andy:
andynewhampshire@aol.com

you can write Andy at:
fax (866) 214-3210, or
P. O. Box 742
Manchester, NH 03105-0742

Blogs/web sites  (partial):

NewHampshireRepublicans.wordpress.com
AndyMartin.com
FirstRespondersOnline.us
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Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin compares his experiences during the Iran hostage crisis (1979-1980) to President Barack Obama’s current paralysis in the Oval Office

Andy says America is now being “held hostage” by a president who has only a tenuous connection to American exceptionalism, a president whose lack of competence and whose emotional detachment are creating a “perfect storm” for American foreign policy and American national security

Andy says Obama is a worse president than Jimmy Carter

(Manchester, NH) (July 18, 2014) 

Dear Republican:

If you have seen the movie “Argo” you know how Hollywood portrays Iran in January, 1980. I was actually in Iran in January, 1980 and vividly remember the experience. In an extraordinary journey, I traveled across Iran encountering situations which were so dangerous I can barely understand how I took each step. My Afghan counterpart [he was later killed in Afghanistan] and I literally drove to the Afghanistan border with Iran and linked up with the mujahideen who were fighting the Russian invasion.

Thirty-five years later, we are once again fighting the Russians. Quite unexpectedly, the Cold War has returned.

I had originally planned to write to you today about Scott Brown’s failed U. S. Senate campaign in New Hampshire. But I put aside my Brown notes after learning of the senseless slaughter of 298 airline passengers and after witnessing President Barack Obama’s detached reaction to the attack on these helpless human beings. My remarks on Brown will hopefully reach you on Saturday. (Brown is not going anywhere before then.)

I not only lived through the Carter era I was in Tehran during the hostage crisis at the American Embassy. I saw the chaos created by Carter’s confused and ambiguous foreign policy. Those who missed the “Carter Years” can now relive them as the “Obama Years.” Chaos has returned. History is repeating itself. America is once again being held hostage. This time by our own president.

Unlike my opponents for the U. S. Senate I am not a politician in the conventional sense of the term. Yes, I can handle the “politics” of a campaign. And I know how to campaign (again unlike my opponents). But I have primarily been involved in public service and fostering the “exceptionalism” that all of us who love America understand.

Obama does not appreciate or accept American exceptionalism, which is why he is a colossal failure as a president.

In a couple of weeks I will “celebrate” ten (10!) years since I first exposed Barack Obama as a political fraud (see link below). I wrote my first criticism of Obama in August, 2004. What distinguishes me as a candidate is that I am probably the only Republican who has delved deeply into Obama’s psyche and analyzed the source of his ambivalence and antipathy to our great nation.

When Obama announced his candidacy in 2007 I prepared a “Psychological Profile of Barack Obama.” The Profile is part of my book “Obama: The Man Behind the Mask.” We often pass out free copies of a special edition of “Mask” for New Hampshire Republicans. Others have to pay for a copy.

In 2007 I gathered up all of the information we knew about Obama and added my own independent research. I sifted through the evidence with friends and colleagues. And here is what I predicted if Obama reached the Oval Office (pp. 9-10 of “Mask”):


Can his personality stand the stress? Probably not…And, ultimately, he will get tired of himself…Obama’s personality matrix left Obama weak inside, weak under the surface, “all sail and no anchor.” He learned to avoid conflict, not fight…He will strive to be a strong leader on the surface, using powerful language and images; but inside he will still be the pied piper of powerlessness. And know it...War is war, but war is also psychology. Obama’s psychology is weak. His presentation today [in February 2007] was weak, and his approach to dealing with his adversaries will ultimately come to be seen as weak.


Sound familiar? Sound like the Obama we know and do not love? I analyzed him and predicted his weakness in office - in 2007. Even liberals have finally realized Obama is not a fighter. He won’t fight for their causes. If he won’t fight for his “base,” why would he battle on behalf of a country he doesn’t love and could care less about?

Against a cold-blooded KGB agent like Vladimir Putin, Obama doesn’t stand a chance. And we are the victims.

That is why Obama was so unemotional and detached on Thursday when he learned about the Russian attack on the Malaysian airliner. That is also why we still don’t know what he did on the evening of September 11, 2012 when our mission in Benghazi, Libya was attacked.

Obama can’t deal with the real world and embrace his obligation to defend our Constitution and our national security. Obama prefers to live in the fantasy world of campaign fundraisers and celebrity hobnobbing.

Obama is still “The Man Behind the Mask.” I got him right in 2007.


Loyally,

Andy

P.S. I may be an underdog in the primary but I am the only Republican candidate who has the experience and who is prepared to stand up to Obama and stop his defeatist/surrenderist agenda. It is not often a “political candidate” has the worldwide experience I do. Please consider giving me your vote. Who is more qualified to fight for your values? Who is more qualified to take on Obama?

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ujntsman wasd reelected in November, 2008. A few monrths later he resigned to serve
his president,” Barack Obama. SDo whyh was it so terrible that Palin resigned and Hutsman served evenless of his secondterm? Can I say “double standard” again.

What os this show us? Whetyher thessue s resigfnaitonsor religion,th emedia shamlessly create double standards tgo favr theiiberal medioa pets (fulldisclosure; I am ot aliberalmedia pet).
MEDIA CONTACT: Andy Martin (603) 518-7310; CELL (603) 866-4343 or (917) 664-9329 E-MAIL:  AndyNewHampshire@aol.com
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LINKS TO THIS STORY (cut and paste the entire link below and not just the underlined portion):

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1189687/posts

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: 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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Affirmative action critic Andy Martin says President Obama is the “end of the line” for affirmative action


Contrarian columnist and New Hampshire U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin juxtaposes the chaos in the White House today with the turbulence at the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Andy says that “affirmative action,” supposedly prohibited by the 1964 Act, is undermining the safety and security of the United States and promoting incompetent public officials such as Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama. Andy predicts that our “great national experiment” with affirmative action in electing Obama to the presidency will end badly and scar the United States for a generation. Andy remains committed to civil rights and racial quality but notes that President Obama’s incompetence will leave a legacy that will linger long after Obama is gone.

Andy charges that affirmative action ultimately creates a sense of arrogance and entitlement for its beneficiaries. The negative consequences of affirmative action explain the current disorder in the Obama White House. Eric Holder had it backwards in a recent ABC News interview; he is not the target of racism. Rather, he has been the beneficiary of affirmative action and that has made all the difference in his attitude towards public service. Holder was promoted to a position for which he was manifestly unqualified; Holder is now angry that the public views his performance unfavorably.

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“The Last Days of Affirmative Action; President Obama’s incompetence will undermine racial preferences forever”

(MANCHESTER, NH) (July 17, 2014) 

Dear Fellow American:

This commentary is my reaction to the recent remarks by Attorney General Eric Holder that he and President Barack Obama are the victims of racism. Holder’s remarks force us to confront the unfortunate reality that our civil rights laws have created. We must also confront the results of the “affirmative action” remedies that have bedeviled our society for almost fifty years.

As a candidate for the United States Senate I am committed to equality of opportunity, not equality of outcomes. We should not and cannot tolerate diminished standards and lowered expectations of competence in our public officials and employees.

Affirmative action has been a controversial subject since it surfaced in the late 1960’s. Let’s review the history before we see how affirmative action gave us a president who is totally unqualified and completely incapable of discharging the duties of the office. In addition, affirmative action has created a sense of entitlement and ultimately arrogance in both President Obama and some of his appointees that is destroying both his administration and our society.

1. My own personal civil rights background

     I grew up on a college campus in a home that was very hospitable to civil rights. My home town in Connecticut had a generally color-blind environment. In first or second grade, one of my closest friends was Norman Hunter, who lived in the projects. Children, of course, are often color-blind; those of us who grow up in such environments are fortunate indeed.

As a college football player, my roommate Art McCaskill was an African-American. Together we followed the civil rights battles taking place in the south. Art came from Centralia, Illinois where race and class were sharply defined and where resistance to civil rights occasionally became violent. We remained close friends after college.

My own church has been very heavily involved in aid to Africa and helping to encourage the struggle for liberation in South Africa. I remain as committed to civil rights today as I was as a college student. There is no place for bigotry or hatred in our society.

2. The Civil Rights Act of 1964

     The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was one of the greatest pieces of legislation in American history. The law remains so today. Earlier this month we celebrated the signing of the 1964 Act on July 2, 1964. But the 1964 Act was sold to Congress and sold to the American people as a law that prevented and precluded “affirmative action.” Affirmative action is loosely defined as mandatory steps by government and private industry to ignore the qualifications of individuals and to hire and promote on the basis of racial quotas or “goals” for racial and ethnic enhancement.

How did a law that barred affirmative action become a law that mandated affirmative action? The federal courts were importuned to ignore the statutory language and to invent “remedies” that “redressed” genuine problems; unfortunately the courts did so in a way that countermanded the specific intent of Congress.

Adding to the problems created by the growth in demand for “affirmative action” was the fact that our federal courts have historically created a doctrine of “standing” that effectively bars individual from challenging general government actions except in the narrowest of circumstances.

This week legal scholars debated whether Speaker John Boehner can sue President Obama for violating the “faithfully executed” clause of the Constitution. The reason? Boehner may lack “standing” to sue on behalf of Congress and the amorphous “public interest” even though the merits of Boehner’s claims are painfully obvious.

Obama is not “faithfully executing” the law. He is contemptuously and intentionally violating our nation’s statutes. Under the judge-created doctrine of standing, however, no one may have a legal right to challenge Obama’s illegal behavior. (Memo to file if I get to the U. S. Senate: we need to amend the U. S. Constitution to give Congress “standing” to challenge the president in court.)

3. My own efforts at “affirmative assistance”

     After law school I remained in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois for several years. I had the occasional need of an electrician. One of my closest law school friends knew a porter at his fraternity that did electrical repairs; I became friendly with John Mitchell. Like many African-Americans, John M. had been treated harshly by life. He had the survived the hard knocks but was still struggling to succeed. He did not have an electrician’s license. With my encouragement and financial assistance he obtained the license. Eventually I helped him get an electrical contractor’s permit as well. But at each stage John was insistent that he must have the “qualifications” before we approached the next step. He did not want to be promoted without being qualified for his new assignment. He did not want to be the beneficiary of affirmative action.

4. Affirmative action begins to poison the workplace

My own belief is that many African-Americans and other minorities have never wanted individuals to be promoted on the basis of quotas when those persons lack the experience or qualifications to do the job. The reason: failure of an unqualified individual could taint the perception of an entire ethnic group.

The hydraulic pressure created by government-based liberals to undo the damage of centuries of racial deprivation and to do so in the course of a few years unfortunately created during the 1960’s and 70’s an environment where individuals were promoted without being qualified for their new positions. The consequences and public reaction to the problem of unqualified people working in government has been acute resentment by citizens who have had to deal with these unqualified public employees.

Most minorities have succeeded on the basis of their own merit. In business it is very difficult to manage a plant or a product line if you are unqualified, whatever your racial or ethnic background. Likewise, in the military, affirmative action cannot be a factor when lives are at stake. Overall, the 1964 Civil Rights Act has succeeded in opening the world of opportunity to minorities, and that is precisely as it should be.

But affirmative action, which in many instances hardened into “quotas,” has left lingering distaste in the mouths of many Americans. In one of his reelection campaigns Senator Jesse Helms ran a powerful anti-affirmative action commercial that may have turned the tide in his reelection.

The net effect of promoting some unqualified individuals based on quotas has been that the gains of those individuals who succeeded and prospered because they were qualified have been diluted by the promotion of the individuals who were unqualified and only advanced because of affirmative action quotas.

The disastrous consequence of affirmative action in the White house is that beneficiaries such as Obama and Holder have developed an elevated sense of entitlement to special treatment. Entitlement often hardens into arrogance and contempt for ordinary Americans. Both Obama and Holder appear to suffer from this syndrome.

When Holder was interviewed by ABC News earlier this week he claimed that he and Obama were being attacked politically because of the innate racism of American society. Nothing could be further from reality. Americans are opposing Obama because of his policies and politics, not because of his racial background.

5. Obama steps onto the national stage

     One of the challengers of analyzing affirmative action is that the results of that policy take decades to manifest themselves. Although affirmative action began decades ago a presidential candidate who had been the intended beneficiary of affirmative action did not appear until 2008.

     When Senator Barack Obama began to be seriously considered as a presidential candidate I enhanced my research into his family background and personal history. That research is still continuing, a decade later.

Many Americans and especially the mainstream media wanted to promote the election of an African-American president. They overlooked Obama’s deficiencies and lack of experience and presented him to an unsuspecting and vulnerable voting public. People were afraid to oppose Obama because they were afraid of being called racists.

6. The “Incredible Shrinking Obama”

     When Obama entered the White House he claimed that he would be a transformative president. Instead, he has become the “incredible shrinking president.” Obama is the only recent occupant of the White House who has not grown after entering the Oval Office. Usually the challenges of the presidency cause occupants to “grow” to meet those challenges. Obama has done the opposite. He is visibly shrinking before our eyes. Almost every day some Obama policy or promise, such as “lead from behind” or “you can keep your doctor,” is discredited.

7. The Obama presidency is unraveling, both him and his policies

     Today there is a growing public frustration with President Obama and many of his appointees such as Eric Holder. Foreign policy is in a shambles. Our southern border is being invaded by illegal aliens. The economic “recovery” is insipid at best. Tens of millions of Americans are either unemployed or underemployed. Valiant soldiers are being “fired” and dumped on the street at a time when national security risks are increasing and we need a strong military. Even minorities are protesting. Why is Obama neglecting urgent needs in our cities and instead requesting billions in aid for illegal aliens?

Economic hardship is rampant among young people. In a situation similar to that which existed during the Great Depression (1929-1941), when family formation was postponed for over a decade, today young people cannot afford to marry, cannot afford to start a household, cannot afford to purchase and furnish a home. We should not be surprised that there is policy-based hostility to President Obama. What is surprising is that he and Holder respond by crying “racism.” Their sense of arrogance and entitlement is overwhelming and overweening.

8. Obama will leave a legacy of bitterness and hostility

     The incompetence of both Obama and Holder will leave a legacy of bitterness and resentment when they finally exit government. Affirmative action also undermines our confidence in the professional accomplishments of other persons operating under the umbrella of preferential treatment. Is Jeh Johnson competent to serve as a cabinet officer? I have no idea. But many voters will question the qualifications of all of Obama’s minority appointments precisely because he is making those appointments not based solely on merit but rather on the basis of affirmative action.

Obama’s arrogance, and his delusional belief that he and Holder are victims of “racism,” is an insult to the American people who voted for Obama twice. Voters are against Obama not because of his race but because of his socialist agenda and total incompetence (unless you subscribe to the far-fetched theory that Obama wanted to send the whole world into a tailspin and that creating worldwide disaster was indeed his “policy”).

8. America will be “open for business” after Obama leaves

     When Hillary and Bill Clinton left the White House in 2001 they stripped the White House of every article they could carry off, almost down to the floor boards. And, as part of their congenital greed, they sold off pardons to Marc Rich and other Democratic Party contributors. Money, money, money. Since then the Clinton Spin Machine has constantly injected vapors into the American psyche in order to make people “forget” just how bad the Clintons were.

But today the years in which Clinton served in the White House look pretty good by comparison with Obama’s. That is because an out-of-control President Clinton was handcuffed by the American electorate in 1994. Clinton was prevented from implementing his harebrained schemes and Hillary Clinton’s “Hillarycare.”

The Clintons have now become wealthy entertainers. Like stand-up comics or “experts” they traverse the nation collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars for “speeches” which offer very little substance and a huge dollop of nostalgia for the “the years before Obama.”

When Obama leaves the White House he too will probably earn hundreds of millions of dollars and the public will conveniently forget what an incompetent “leader” Obama was while in office. The United States of America will open for business the day after Obama is finished. We will start undoing and repairing the damage that eight years of Obama inflicted on the American people. Obama’s successor will inherit the mess Obama leaves behind.

Every American citizen will have been diminished by the first and very likely last affirmative action president. Affirmative action will “die” with Obama. The great national experience in “enhanced incompetence” will have ended with him. Affirmative action? R.I.P.

The bottom line: we need to think deeply about why Obama is destroying America, and why he seeks refuge in delusional claims of racism. Obama’s and Holder’s senses of entitlement and arrogance, and their contempt for our history and our Constitution, pose a danger to every American.

Faithfully,

Andy Martin

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Thursday, May 08, 2014

Andy Martin: Monica Lewinsky may be the most powerful woman in America today


U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says Monica Lewinsky may be “the most powerful woman in America today.” Andy says Monica could single-handedly bring down Hillary’s presidential campaign by raising questions about Hillary’s integrity. Andy feels Monica is to be commended for coming forth with her interview of experiences in the Bill Clinton White House. Andy has “the talk” with New Hampshire Republicans and says the GOP need not fear an honest discussion of Hillary Clinton’s fractured personal history. Andy also speculates about the accuracy of claims that Scott Brown may have personal problems of his own in Boston.
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Andy calls Monica Lewinsky possibly “the most powerful woman in America

(Manchester, NH) (May 8, 2014) 

Dear Republican and New Hampshire citizen:

Today we are going to have “the talk.” If you are embarrassed reading about or discussing “sex,” please read no further.

1. My history in Washington

When I went to the Illinois General Assembly as an intern many years ago, I learned about “Springfield wives.” Legislators would hire “farm girls” and turn them into concubines so that they would have sex readily available during the legislative sessions. Not surprisingly, the legislative sessions became longer and longer over the years. Similar practices exist in other state legislatures. It’s repugnant behavior.

When I went to work for a U. S. Senator I knew he did not have a girl friend. I knew because I was his driver for several months. I can still remember the street number of his home address and his phone number, after all these years. But my senator was a close private friend of President Johnson. Their friendship was to alter the course of my life. And, unavoidably, I also came to find out about President Johnson’s girl friends. One name still sticks in my mind.

I have been in and out of Washington over the past forty-nine years. And I helped out investigating more than one congressional sex scandal. Remember Representative Wayne Hays? I do. And so it goes.

Ordinary men and women go to Washington after being elected in their home states as senators and representatives. The Capitol allows them to think of themselves as gods. Staffers, especially young women, treat them as though they are gods. Scott Brown was not immune to an inflated sense of self-importance. During the 2012 campaign Brown famously told Massachusetts voters that he (Brown) met with “kings and queens” every day. Wow!

Is it any surprise that sexual escapades take place in the charged atmosphere of Washington? No surprise to me. I have seen it all.

And it is equally true that recent college graduates, both men and women, think they know it all. Men and women go to Washington seeking power. And, as former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger once stated, “Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.” But it can be a very capricious aphrodisiac.

2. Lewinsky’s tragic encounter with Bill Clinton

Recently a book was published by a New York socialite who wrote about being seduced, and ultimately abandoned, by President John F. Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was the ultimate seducer. Senator Ted Kennedy? Say no more. Others? The list is long. Remember Representative Gary Condit? Senator Gary Hart?

Thus Lewinsky’s “encounter” with Bill Clinton came as no surprise to me. What was surprising was that Clinton chose to debase the Oval Office and satisfy his sexual appetite right in the heart of the peoples’ house. I have learned about and looked into a lot of sex scandals but Clinton’s was about as coarse and despicable about any imaginable.

And, yes, Monica is right. The sexual encounter was “consensual.” Why would an impressionable young woman turn down the importunations of the president? It was a genuinely disorienting experience. Monica may have flirted with Mr. Clinton. But all of us flirt a little, every day. But we don’t expect our kind remarks and harmless banter to result in a stranger taking us into a closet and demanding sexual satisfaction.

Lewinsky was literally “in the moment.” She obviously had no idea what could happen, and did happen, because she lacked any Washington experience.

Lewinsky didn’t expect Hillary Clinton to unleash her dogs. But Hillary was experienced at destroying Lewinsky’s predecessors. Hillary started demolishing Monica’s character and mental state with relish. Bill Clinton had an experienced sexual response team to protect him: Team Hillary.

Hillary’s behavior and her unhinged state of mind remind me of the movie about unwed mothers that were tortured by Irish nuns. Hillary was the Irish nun par excellance; Monica was her “pregnant” charge. The results were not surprising.

Because the Clintons are political psychopaths, they shred peoples’ lives with impunity and spit them out with immunity, with no more than a passing glance. Monica was just “road kill” for Hillary. Hillary had killed off a lot of “Monicas” before Monica, and Hillary has probably killed off “Monicas” after Monica. Indeed, if you look deeply into Freud, Hillary’s glee in butchering Bill’s paramours was a perverted form of satisfaction for Mrs. Clinton.

Bill didn’t commit just one mistake in an otherwise admirable marriage. The Clinton marriage itself was nothing more than a political sham.

3. Bill Clinton is a sexual predator

Bill Clinton and I both came of age in the 1960’s. The social construct that had hitherto existed started to crumble with the arrival of “the pill” and other contraceptive methods. Many young people were in rebellion. Suffice it to say I know the era in which Bill Clinton came of age.

Knowing Bill Clinton’s “era” is what makes me so amazed at his relentless behavior as a sexual predator. Clinton was not just a seducer, à la Jack Kenney. Bill Clinton was an exhibitionist, rapist and manifested all sorts of other aggressive sexual action. If Clinton had merely romanced a real “girl friend” in the White House, and slipped away to somewhere on Connecticut Avenue for an occasional assignation, no one would have ever known about any of his “Monicas.”

But Clinton was not satisfied with women his age. With Clinton, “sex” was about power and domination, not about sex. His infidelity was as much about inflicting pain on Hillary as it was about providing pleasure to himself. Bill took on all comers. He was an indiscriminate predator.

Monica was young enough to be the president’s daughter. Clinton exercised no caution, no self-restraint, no self-respect. And then he lied. He was the living embodiment of a psycho-sexual predator. He was the embodiment of evil.

Whatever was “wrong” with Clinton hasn't disappeared into the ashcan of his former life. Bill may suppress the “monster” aspects of his personality, as Hillary has suppressed her “monster” tendencies. But their flawed characters are merely hidden beneath the surface of their smiles. To return Bill to the White House, even as First Husband, would probably reopen his floodgates to more sexual infidelities, more embarrassments and more emotional abuse of the now-President Hillary.

Who needs this? After eight years of Obama?

4. Ron Paul did the Republican Party a service

Ron Paul did the Republican Party a service: he raised the issue of Monica Lewinsky in the context of the Democratic Party’s hypocritical attacks on Republicans for a fallacious “war on women.” Senator Paul was attacked by other Republicans for even uttering the words “Monica Lewinsky.” On the contrary, Senator Paul should be congratulated for raising the issue of the “fitness” of both Clintons to ever again reside in the White House.

It is clear that Hillary Clinton is a deeply conflicted and deeply repressed woman who has had to swallow all of Bill’s infidelities in her relentless crusade to be elected president in her own right. But can’t we look back at how she acted and reacted when she lived in the White House? Do we have to put on blinders as to her firing of the travel staff, her abusive treatment of workers and the way she orchestrated and directed the character assassination of every woman who had “sexual relations with that man?”

It is not enough to say that what happened between the Clinton’s is a private matter. Our experience with eight years of the Clintons confirms that how we live our private lives has a direct impact on how we deal with our public responsibilities, and how we conduct ourselves under stress. In a famous 2008 TV commercial, Hillary Clinton confronted candidate Obama about the potential for a “3:00 A.M. telephone call.” But when that “call” ultimately arrived on September 11, 2012, Clinton botched her response to the Benghazi challenge. Obama? He went to bed and hid under his sheets.

The fact that Hillary Clinton has spent forty years “privately” internalizing Bill Clinton’s infidelities is a matter that almost every psychologist would concede is an important factor in assessing her personality now that she is approaching another presidential campaign. Character is formed and informed by experience; Hillary Clinton has been experiencing infidelity and emotional /physical/ sexual denial for forty years.

5. Where do we go from here?

When the news broke that a major new Monica Lewinsky interview was coming this week both liberal and “conservative” media went into full conniption mode. Lewinsky is a disruptive factor in a potential presidential race. The Clintons want to forget and erase their “history,” and focus exclusively on their plans for the “future.” But the reappearance of Monica Lewinsky forces the Clintons to confront the “character” issue. When and how and why did Bill become a sexual predator? He was almost certainly a predator before his marriage to Hillary Rodham. After he married her his abusive behavior was even more pronounced.

And how did Hillary’s emotions and her psyche survive forty years of emotional abuse? Many psychologists would say that emotional abuse -- especially sexual emotional abuse and compulsive philandering - would inflict much more damage on a spouse than mere arguments over the family budget. Hillary is an emotionally abused and emotionally beaten woman who has endured forty years of extreme emotional and psychological torture. We are told this is all part of her unquenchable ambition to be elected president. That’s doesn’t change the “content of her character.” Or her emotional unsuitability to serve as president.

In her highest office to date, Secretary of State, Hillary was totally ineffective (more on that in a future letter). Ironically she ended up serving under another emotionally damaged and unbalanced male though, thankfully, Barack Obama does not appear to be a compulsive womanizer (see my 2007 psychological profile of Obama for a chillingly accurate prediction of how ineffective Obama would be in the White House; it’s in my book [below] and on the Internet).

6. The Bottom line: Monica Lewinsky is a courageous woman

Monica is now 40. Her life has obviously been scarred by her encounter with Bill Clinton. But her life has been scarred as much by Hillary’s character assassination as Bill’s infidelity. Monica has apologized for her poor judgment. Hillary Clinton never has. Will it take a presidential campaign to pry loose the truth from Hillary’s “cold, dead heart?” Thanks Monica; no thanks Hillary.

Actually, today Monica Lewinsky, not Michele Obama, may be the most powerful woman in America. If Lewinsky returns to “silence,” the Clintons may pull off their latest scam and use their daughter as a stage prop to masquerade as a happy family during the 2016 campaign.

But if Monica continues to speak, ever so softly, but with the compelling truth of her unbelievable narrative, she could single-handedly bring down the Clinton presidential campaign and put an end to America’s “long national nightmare” with Bill and Hillary.

Monica, are you up to the task of being a truth teller, whatever the cost and whatever the price you personally have to pay? Time will tell.

And as for Republicans, all they have to do is stand by silently and roll their eyes.

In my humble opinion a nation that would return the Clintons to the White House is a nation that has taken leave of its senses and lost all sense of its national honor.

Sincerely,

Andy

P.S. “Hey, Andy, what about you?”

If you send me to Washington, there will not be any sex scandals in my office. None. Period. I have not led a perfect life. No one has. But I have learned enough through life to know what should be expected of a public official. As for the reports about Scott Brown having a girl fiend, we will have to see how that plays out. Mr. Brown has shown extremely bad judgment in other areas of his life. It would not surprise me if he has to confront a “bimbo eruption.” There are elements of Scott Brown’s and Gail Huff’s marriage that remind me of the Clintons.

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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-six 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: 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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