Funny how everything Democrats know is backwards from what should be, and in the reverse of reality.
Fresh off his first appearance of the season as President Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” actor Alec Baldwin headlined the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s inaugural Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner Sunday night at the Manchester Downtown Hotel.
“The way we implement change in America is through elections,” Baldwin said. “In that orderly way, we need to overthrow the government of the United States under Donald Trump. Not in a violent, awful way, but it must be overthrown nonetheless. Let’s make America great again, by making Donald Trump a casino operator again.”
He would be correct, if he were speaking of Democrats, who have morphed into a hybrid of National Socialist and Soviet Socialist.
Baldwin won an Emmy award last year for his mocking impersonation of Trump on NBC’s “SNL.” He did not appear as Trump in Manchester.
“At the cocktail party before this event I learned two things about people from this area,” said Baldwin. “I heard from some that my great-great grandfather came from Scotland. The other half came from Massachusetts. The other thing I was told is half of the seats in this room are from the House delegation — that’s amazing.”
Sunday’s event was previously known as the “Jefferson-Jackson Dinner” before being switched in 2016 to the “Kennedy-Clinton Dinner.” The national controversy over sexual harassment fueled by the “#MeToo” movement earlier this year prompted the name change.
New Hampshire Democrats have come under fire from Republicans recently for having Baldwin serve as keynote speaker at the dinner.
“(Sunday) night, New Hampshire Democrats will celebrate with comedian Alec Baldwin, a man well known for his homophobic and sexist remarks, as well as his bullying,” said NHGOP Chairman Wayne MacDonald in a statement issued over the weekend. “Surely, with a Democrat field as talented for 2020 as the Democrats claim, a better, less controversial, speaker could have been arranged. Will Molly Kelly, Ann Kuster, and Chris Pappas denounce Alec Baldwin’s hateful comments by not attending the fundraiser? The new Democrat normal, exemplified by the likes of Alec Baldwin and Michael Avenatti, won’t go unnoticed by voters this November.”
Following Baldwin’s remarks, the actor said during a brief question-and-answer session with reporters he still has a hard time believing Trump is in office.
“For me, every day I wake up, I still am horrified,” Baldwin said, “I feel like I’m in some dream where Trump is the President. In New York, Donald Trump is not a punch line. He’s not a joke. He is nothing. He went on a TV show for many years and convinced middle America that he was this crack businessman.”
The dinner featured comments from several Democratic candidates running for office this fall, as well as prominent New Hampshire Democrats including U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan.
“We win because we know how to win,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley. “The reason is grassroots. That’s the reason New Hampshire Democrats led the nation in increased Democratic turnout in 2014 and 2016 — and we’re going to do it again in 2018.”
“In 23 days, we will cast votes in the most important midterm elections of our generation,” said Chris Pappas, Democratic candidate for Congress in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District. “The pivotal moment we’ve been working toward for almost two years is nearly upon us. In 23 days, we can send a message to Washington that we are truly better than this. This nation still belongs to all of us.”
“Molly is going to make a great governor,” said U.S. Sen. Shaheen. “When she makes a promise, she’s going to keep it. We all know the last few weeks have been challenging. Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination has been a bitter pill to swallow. Remember — support the women.”
“I think it’s about time New Hampshire had a woman as governor — again,” said state Sen. Molly Kelly, Democratic candidate for governor. “And it’s about time New Hampshire had a governor that put the people first. We all have a responsibility to stand with women, to listen to them and to trust them. Do not underestimate me. Do not underestimate us. We are going to show everyone what’s possible.”
“We will focus on expanding opportunity for everyone, not just those at the top,” said U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-NH, who is defending her 2nd Congressional District seat. “Our country needs our help, now more than ever before.” Senate Democratic Leader Donna Soucy and House Democratic Leader Steve Shurtleff were honored with the Eleanor and Franklin D. Roosevelt Awards, respectively. State Senate candidate (D-8) Jenn Alford-Teaster received the Emerging Leader Award for her leadership and commitment to public service, and State House candidate (D-17) Safiya Wazir received the Kathy Sullivan Award for her “demonstration of courage and leadership.”
“Tonight’s Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner was one for the books,” said Buckley in a statement. “We’re grateful for their efforts to lift up the people of New Hampshire in their everyday lives and through public service. The funding raised will directly help our Democratic candidates as they head into the final stretch of the general election, with less than four weeks to go.”
The dinner is a major fundraiser for the Democrats. Tickets range from $100 to $10,000.
James E Windsor, Overpasses News Desk
October 15th, 2018