Thursday, October 7, 2010
Last time I took on Barney Frank, now it's time to make a case against Deval Patrick here in Mass. As usual I'm going to use some history in this one. I won't be going back that far though since I won't need to but I'd like to remind you of a few things that I've been thinking about regarding this election cycle for Mass.
The RGA, (Republican Governors Association), has been wasting too much time and money attacking Tim Cahill. Cahill's job is to syphon off enough votes from Charlie Baker to hand the Deval a victory since Deval is in far more trouble than he'd ever admit. I talk to, more like debate, a lot of Liberal Democrats here in Mass. I sometimes have trouble finding Democrats that really like and are enthusiastic about the Deval.
That's very telling and it explains why Tim Cahill is really in this race as an independent, he hopes that Democrats who don't really like the Deval will vote for him rather than Charlie Baker. There's about a 3 to 1 ratio of Democrats to Republicans here as well as the nearly 50% of registered voters who claim to be independents, (many are actually leaning left Democrats who don't wish to be identified by a party label). That makes the math of Massachusetts politics typically work in favor for the Liberals.
When a Democrat falls below 50% here as Deval and Barney Frank have it causes panic for them. This is why President Obama has been here campaigning for the Deval and former President Clinton was here trying to help Barney Frank.
Before we get into the campaign ads there's something you should keep in mind, it's extremely relevant to the Deval's campaign ads....psychology. You'll notice that in every ad by the Deval he always uses this really soft tone. If you happened to catch the debates he does this as well. The tone is not an accident, he's hoping that by talking really soft and sweet it will make him like able and therefore you'll be more willing to fall for anything he sells you.
Deval ran on the catchphrase of "let's get started". Let's take a look at this ad from the Deval's original run for governor. The ad claims to want to challenge the "Big Dig culture on Beacon Hill". Yet all he brought with him was the corrupt windy city, (Chicago), culture to Massachusetts.
In that regard, Massachusetts has already been living with a smaller, though almost identical, version of Barack Obama since the election of '06. It's not shocking to me that these policies aren't working. They didn't work in Chicago, they haven't worked for Massachusetts, and now they aren't working for the rest of the country.
Let's look at a more current ad regarding this years election. Remember, listen to the tone he uses here. So the Deval has received enough federal bail out money to fund the unions, while being against better performing charter schools.
The Deval likes to talk about how Massachusetts is going to come out of this recession better than any other state. He talks about how Massachusetts is a great state for business. I'd like to show you something.
This is from the Chief Executive magazine. Here's the story. You'll notice that Massachusetts gets an abysmal 47th place out of 51, (51 due to D.C.). Now who do you think is more accurate about the business friendliness of Massachusetts? Do you trust actual business leaders or the Deval?
At least Deval cares about his constituents right? Let me remind you of something else from awhile back on this blog. I went to a town hall meeting with Deval in the summer of '09. He didn't pick me for a question, (lucky him as it would've turned into a debate and I probably would have won), but I did get to submit a YouTube question directly with one of his staffers after the event. I asked about taxes and used this quote from JFK:
"Our true choice is not between tax reduction, on the one hand, and the avoidance of large federal deficits on the other. It is between two kinds of deficits, a chronic deficit of inertia, as the unwanted result of inadequate revenues and a restricted economy, or a temporary deficit of transition, resulting from a tax cut designed to boost the economy, produce revenues, and achieve a future budget surplus. The first type of deficit is a sign of waste and weakness, the second reflects an investment in the future" - JFK
I wanted an answer as to why he keeps raising taxes and thus reducing revenues as JFK seemed to know would happen. The first e-mail I received back was this:
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with Governor Patrick. The Governor values your opinions and enjoys hearing from people across the Commonwealth. Please know that your views are always welcome in this administration.
The Governor and his staff strive to review every piece of correspondence in a timely manner. If appropriate, we will forward your message to the appropriate staff member, department or the state agency that can best address your concerns.
If you need an immediate response, please call the Governor's Office at 617-725-4005 to speak with a Constituent Services Aide. Again, thank you for taking the time to share your ideas with Governor Patrick. Stay involved and engaged...this is your government!
I gave him another week, then e-mailed for an answer again, that's when I got this answer from the Deval:
On behalf of Governor Deval Patrick, thank you for your recent email regarding your YouTube question from the Town Hall meeting. We are currently experiencing technical difficulties. As soon as we have those issues fixed, we'll get the answers posted as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact our office in the future with any further questions or concerns; your comments are always welcome in this administration.
Constituent Services Aide
Technical difficulties, so....you can e-mail me an answer that blames "technical difficulties, but you can't e-mail me an actual answer to my question!! I never got my answer and this was from almost a year and a half ago. Here are the 2 stories that I posted on this blog at the time.
The first one.
The second one.
They can blame Charlie Baker for the Big Dig all they want. The lying Liberal group Bay State Future has ads out attacking Charlie for the Big Dig. Read the history of the big dig and you tell me that the 4 years in the later 90's that Charlie Baker was in charge of some financing qualifies the Big Dig disaster for being his fault.
"After years of extensive lobbying for federal dollars, a 1987 public works bill appropriating funding for the Big Dig was passed by U.S. Congress, but it was subsequently vetoed by President Ronald Reagan as being too expensive. When Congress overrode his veto, the project had its green light and ground was first broken in 1991."
So the Democrats in Congress overrode President Reagan's veto to fund the Big Dig, now that's interesting since Deval Patrick blames it all on Charlie Baker. I don't think there's much else to say since the history of the Big Dig proves that it was the Democrats, not Charlie Baker, who approved of the disaster known as the Big Dig. As usual the Liberals and the Deval's success depends entirely on Massachusetts voters being ignorant on the facts of history.
Unfortunately for the Deval, I'm not one of those people. Every election cycle we must never forget what Democrat Zell Miller said at the 2004 Republican National Convention.
"Campaign talk tells people who you want them to think you are, how you vote tells people who you really are deep down inside." - Zell Miller
It's time to make a choice Massachusetts. Do you trust the Deval's campaign talk? Or do you look at the results of the Deval's policies?
Remember, it was Deval Patrick who changed the law that the Democrats originally changed back when Mitt Romney was governor. They were afraid that if Kerry won the election of '04 then Romney would be allowed to appoint a Republican in Kerry's place, so the Democratic controlled Massachusetts legislature changed the law so we'd have to vote on it. Kerry lost so it didn't become an issue.
However, then the Deval became the governor and Ted Kennedy died before the Senate got a vote on Obamacare. In one of the most corrupt things ever to occur in politics the Democrats then voted to change back the law THEY ORIGINALLY CHANGED in order to allow the Deval to appoint a replacement for Ted Kennedy.
WITHOUT THE VOTE OF MASSACHUSETTS VOTERS DEVAL APPOINTED PAUL KIRK, (GOOD FRIEND OF TED KENNEDY), KIRK GAVE THE SENATE DEMOCRATS THE 60TH VOTE THEY NEEDED AGAINST THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE.
We voiced our anger over Obamacare when we then voted for Scott Brown. The House of Representatives then voted to pass the law as is because they knew if they changed the law in any way Scott Brown would've denied the 60th vote to the Democrats and the health care bill wouldn't have become law.
It doesn't get much more corrupt than that. Remember Massachusetts, Obamacare, which continues to become less and less popular wouldn't have been realized without Deval Patrick. That makes Mass most responsible for the passage of Obamacare.
Let's right a wrong here. Let's forget about being a blue state and show we are a red, white, and blue state. Spread the word, remind people of what you've seen here. Let's defeat the Deval.