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Web remark shows Levasseur glorifying gun violence against Republicans; Lynch, Dems silent

March 28, 2010 by Patrick  
Filed under State House

Controversy continues to swirl around embattled Dem. State Rep. Nick Levasseur as a second comment on a social networking site appears to show him glorifying gun violence against Republicans. Levasseur has been in the center of a storm after claiming on Facebook that “two nukes just wasn’t enough” for the Japanese.

Democrats Levasseur and Obama

Democrats Levasseur and Obama

After the anti-Japanese comment erupted in the media, Democrat Party spokesman Derek Richer told the Union Leader, “We would expect [Levasseur] to step down from his seat if this happens again.”

But Democrats were silent on Sunday when the latest revelations came to light. On a cached version of his MySpace page (which has since been disabled within the last three days) Levasseur appears to list as one of his interests, “the hunting of neo-conservative Reaganites (a shooting sport brought to you by the republican party [sic] in more ways than one!)”

The comment appears below a photo of Levasseur and President Barack Obama.

Levasseur did not respond to NowHampshire.com’s request for comment.

NowHampshire.com contacted spokespeople for Reps. Hodes and Shea-Porter, the Democrat Party, Gov. John Lynch and Speaker Terie Norelli. None had a comment on Levasseur’s apparent advocacy of gun violence against Republicans.

This is a considerably different reaction from the one Democrat leaders had to a NH Citizens Alliance press release containing the now debunked accusation that New Hampshire tea party activists attended a March 21st “white pride” rally. After Citizens Alliance launched their bogus press release, Democrat Chairman Ray Buckley and former Chairman Kathy Sullivan demanded Republican candidates denounce the tea party movement. For her part, Sullivan has retracted her demand. Citizens Alliance has acknowledged their accusation was false.

The state GOP was not so reticent, however. Republican spokesman Ryan Williams called on Gov. John Lynch and House Speaker Terie Norelli to denounce Levasseur’s remarks.

“Representative Levasseur’s series of violent comments are deeply disturbing and raise serious questions about his temperament. Governor Lynch and Speaker Norelli must personally condemn his shocking statements and call on members of their Democrat party to stop participating in such shameful behavior,” Williams told NowHampshire.com.

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4 Responses to “Web remark shows Levasseur glorifying gun violence against Republicans; Lynch, Dems silent”
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  2. Jonathan says:

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  3. NH says:

    It’s amazing how much these people think they can get away with.

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