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Republican party 3Dr. Michael J. O’Connell, PainCare, New Hampshire commented that the Republican party in its latest puny attempt to rebrand its image, one that embraces and supports women, is clearly an effort to draw more female voters as mid term elections approach.  This simple minded window dressing concept will not work because it will not be viewed as real change.

Obama was all about “change you can believe in,” and we have seen where that got us…Iran headed toward a nuclear weapon aided by the most recent (non) treaty, Syria pretending to forfeit their gas weaponry yet slaughtering their populace by myriad means, fantastically runaway domestic spending, withdrawal from Afghanistan and Iraq with no American air bases, China flexing its might with all our American dollars, Libya a bastion for terrorists (yep our Embassy was a victim of ‘random violence,’ for sure), North Korea with now multiple nukes, and ‘Obamacare the Abomination.’  Yep, that’s not the type of change the GOP wants or needs.

Republicans must start reflecting the changing mores of society, this is not to say abandon leadership, but finally stop denying the inevitable.  Crazy pious right wingers need to be eschewed.  Moderate conservatives and centrist liberals need to be embraced.  Social liberalism needs to find its way to the core of the GOP.  It’s time to recognize the rights of gays, lesbians and transsexuals.  They are what they are and a few interventions is not going to convert them.  Abortion should be outright accepted during the first trimester and highly discouraged thereafter.  Jeez, do the idiotic ultraconservatives truly think it’s a good thing to bring unwanted babies into this ever burgeoning world?  Republicans could rule for decades and bring fiscal responsibility back to America, if they would finally abandon these two prominent pieces of their platform.

About Dr. Michael J. O'Connell, New Hampshire
Dr. Michael J. O'Connell of Barrington, New Hampshire, has forged a distinguished career spanning over three decades, as entrepreneur, physician, businessman, philanthropist and healthcare consultant. As former owner, administrator and CEO of a 225+ employee multi-specialty medical practice, Dr. O'Connell has dedicated his entire professional life to helping patients with family medicine and especially those experiencing chronic pain and all aspects of addiction. Since selling his family of healthcare businesses, he has never once contemplated retirement despite his rich and fulfilling journey, but instead has turned his focus to consulting in an industry starved for courage and creativity. Having weathered many political, technological and legal challenges, there is hardly a storm he has not confronted, a tempest he has not quelled, an urgent need he has not met. While the talking heads and self-proclaimed experts in the field have assumed the conventions and standards of the times, Dr. O'Connell does not believe in merely reflecting the herd mentality, but rather in leading the charge. Eschewing political correctness, Dr. O'Connell says and does what needs saying and doing, and not what the mindless masses expect. In addition to the continual education afforded by his variegated life experiences, Dr O'Connell earned his BS in Biochemistry at the University of NH in 1975, his Medical Degree from Dartmouth College in 1981, interned at Walter Reed Medical Center in 1982, Residency/Fellowship at UCSF in1986, and finished his Masters in Healthcare Administration at UNH in 1995. Dr. O’Connell enjoys many outdoor activities, including rock climbing, snowboarding, hiking, and golf. Through the decades Dr. O'Connell has supported many non-profit charities to include the St. Charles Home in Rochester NH, the Tri City VNA and Hospice, Hyder House, and Cocheco Valley Humane Society. To the latter organization alone Dr. O'Connell has donated over $180,000 and pledged another $250,000 in the “Bring-Us-Home” campaign for a new building. His “Matching Donations Christmas drive” has generated over $175,000 in charitable giving from the community. In addition Dr. O'Connell has participated in many dozens of other volunteer and donation efforts locally as well as in Africa and the Dominican Republic. For a listing of how I gave back to the community during my career and continue to do see:

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