Charlie Baker Can Thank Dean Tran for my Vote Tomorrow

Tuesday I am going to do something I've not done before, vote for Charlie Baker for Governor. The 1st time he ran as a pro-abortion republican there was a 3rd party candidate that was explicitly pro-life who had a very outside chance of winning so naturally with a pro-life choice on the ballot I could … Continue reading Charlie Baker Can Thank Dean Tran for my Vote Tomorrow

A Price too High for me in Massachusetts

Mother Angelica: It don't care what you call it, it's a kickback. Look sweetheart I'm not going to pay Peanut concessionaire: Then you lose the concession Mother Angelica: Look if I'm going to hell it's isn't going to be over a peanut. Mother Angelica Live By any rational measure, Charlie Baker has been a good … Continue reading A Price too High for me in Massachusetts

Charlie Baker’s Blueprint for Trump’s revenge on the GOP Establishment

Yesterday we talked about how for the GOP their real fear is that key patronage positions leading to increased power would go to people whose primary loyalty was to Trump and not to party. That is the reason why they are potentially willing to elect a woman who was willing to leave Americans in trouble … Continue reading Charlie Baker’s Blueprint for Trump’s revenge on the GOP Establishment

Covering The Dean Tran Event Saturday Featuring Gov Charlie Baker

Saturday Governor Charlie Baker spent the Day in Fitchburg Massachusetts stumping with longtime City Councilor Dean Tran who is running against even longer time city Councillor Steven Hay for the State Rep seat vacated by newly elected mayor Steve DiNatale. The final stop on the governor's trip where he would speak for Dean and meet … Continue reading Covering The Dean Tran Event Saturday Featuring Gov Charlie Baker

Charlie Baker Coming to Fitchburg for Dean Tran Feb 27.

A few days ago when writing about Charlie Baker's attempts to eliminate conservatives from the Massachusetts Republican Committee and noted that his mailer on the GOP state committee didn't mention the special election for State Rep on the same day where the GOP has a chance to pick up a seat with a strong pro-life … Continue reading Charlie Baker Coming to Fitchburg for Dean Tran Feb 27.

Will Charlie Baker Chris Christie the Mass GOP?

For all the talk about how the base needs to cooperate with the establishment more, it’s worth remembering that the base almost always does its part on Election Day. It's the establishment that is less reliable in returning the favor. Jonah Goldberg Earlier this year just before the NH primary the popular Massachusetts Governor Charlie … Continue reading Will Charlie Baker Chris Christie the Mass GOP?

Cause and Effect Illinois & Massachusetts Edition

It's such a nice change to have someone sane in the corner office for a change in a State like Massachusetts (emphasis mine) As of Monday afternoon, the following states were opposed to taking refugees — most have Republican governors, although New Hampshire has a Democratic governor: Alabama Arizona Arkansas Florida Georgia Illinois Indiana Louisiana … Continue reading Cause and Effect Illinois & Massachusetts Edition

DaTechGuy at Watchdog Uber Uber Alles in Boston?

My latest for Watchdog.org is now up and it's about Uber and Mathamatics: Former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill had a phrase–that “all politics is local.” He also knew the pulse of the House and of the voters, what could pass and what could not. When challenged on his evaluation of a bill, he … Continue reading DaTechGuy at Watchdog Uber Uber Alles in Boston?

Charlie Baker’s image now set in snow

The Biggest winner from this blizzard is Charlie Baker One of the things that happen if you are a GOP member in Massachusetts is you come equipped with a pair of horns by the media.  It  takes great timing, an extraordinary event,  or a bad Democrat candidate for them to disappear. Baker won election thanks … Continue reading Charlie Baker’s image now set in snow

Hell Freezes Over Boston Globe Endorses Republican for Gov

Sir Humphrey: Bernard, what would you say to your present master as the next Prime Minister? Bernard: The Minister? Sir Humphrey: Yes. Bernard: Mr Hacker? Sir Humphrey: Yes. Bernard: As Prime Minister? Sir Humphrey: Yes. [notes Bernard checking his watch] Are you in a hurry? Bernard: No; I'm just checking to see it wasn't April … Continue reading Hell Freezes Over Boston Globe Endorses Republican for Gov

The 2014 GOP Tea Party Conundrum

"To the angel of the church in Laodicea, 10 write this: " 'The Amen, the faithful and true witness, the source of God's creation, says this: I know your works; I know that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either cold or hot.   So, because you are lukewarm, neither hot … Continue reading The 2014 GOP Tea Party Conundrum

Some Post Primary Thoughts From Ma & NH

Well the Massachusetts & New Hampshire Primaries are over and I have thoughts about the results 1. I think Martha Coakley has one advantage over Steve Grossman when it comes to facing Charlie Baker, because she has lost a race to a republican she is unlikely to take him lightly. Granted it's unlikely the prospect … Continue reading Some Post Primary Thoughts From Ma & NH

Political Effects of the McCullen v Coakley Case MA & New Hampshire

The McCullen v Coakley case that removed the three-point lines in Massachusetts is the potential to have some interesting effects on both the national level and the local level. Locally of course Coakley is Martha Coakley the current AG of Massachusetts now running for governor. Earlier this month Steve Grossman managed to get the endorsement … Continue reading Political Effects of the McCullen v Coakley Case MA & New Hampshire

Charlie Baker and Karen Polito in Lunenburg 3-2-14

Today I was in Lunenburg Ma at the Harley House Inn & Tavern where a line of cars covered the street as Charlie Baker and Karen Polito: Filled up the main room at the Harley House in taking pictures and Rubbing shoulders with about 100 of the GOP faithful who came from the surrounding towns. … Continue reading Charlie Baker and Karen Polito in Lunenburg 3-2-14

A Campaign built on Sand

With a party that has a 11% registration there's really no room to kick people out of the tent anyone isn't room to be kicking anyone out of the tent Kirsten Hughes MA GOP chair Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built … Continue reading A Campaign built on Sand

If Charlie Baker fails to win today it will be for this reason…

I talked to people at Mass and at the K of C yesterday and I was very surprised to hear so much support for Tim Cahill...until I read this: "As you know, the MCFL State PAC endorsed Tim Cahill for Governor last spring. Tim answered our questionnaire 100% pro-life. He pledged to opt out of … Continue reading If Charlie Baker fails to win today it will be for this reason…

830 AM WCRN Liveblog Red and Blue Political Horror Show

12:50 a.m. Talking Iraq & Afghanistan, but also talking Iran and nuclear fuel. 12:36 a.m. Asking Marty (who is a real estate lawyer) about the housing bubble, blames Fanny and Freddie 12:31 a.m. Marty gives McGovern credit for debating and sticking with his beliefs. 12:22 a.m. Now Marty Lamb is back with us for the … Continue reading 830 AM WCRN Liveblog Red and Blue Political Horror Show

It figures, Stacy McCain is in Massachusetts…

...and I have a wedding today. I managed to talk to him last night after he landed and managed to get a few minutes on the phone with Marty Lamb, Tom Wesley and Bill Gunn before they went on the air last night. You will likely read about that in the next day or two … Continue reading It figures, Stacy McCain is in Massachusetts…

The “Time Share media” strikes again

Yesterday memeorandum was all aflutter about Democrats coming back, about the large leads for democrats in polls. Captain Ed Morrissey (he will always be Captain Ed to me) however finds it is just another example of the time share media in action: And how did the Democrats manage this rather remarkable comeback? Well, the WaPo/ABC … Continue reading The “Time Share media” strikes again

Tim Cahill is certainly qualified for a position in the Obama cabinet

After all he doesn't see the need to pay his taxes until he absolutely had to: The campaign committee for red-faced state Treasurer Tim Cahill yesterday said it cut a check for more than $24,000 it owed in unpaid state taxes and penalties as gubernatorial rivals bashed him for the slip-up. “I don’t have a … Continue reading Tim Cahill is certainly qualified for a position in the Obama cabinet