WOW … For the First Time in 20 Years The Boston Globe Enforces GOP Governor Candidate Charlie Baker over Liberal Martha Coakley
WOW, WOW, WOW …
The Boston Globe has endorsed Republican Charlie Baker over the Democrat candidate, Attorney General Martha Coakley!!! Yes, you read that correctly. The Boston Globe, for the first time in 20 years, on Sunday endorced the GOP candidate Charlie Baker for Massachusetts governor over Martha Coakley. As stated at NRO, while Massachusetts has a track record of Republican governors, the Globe’s endorsement is rather surprising: The last time the paper backed a GOP gubernatorial nominee was in 1994, when it picked Bill Weld.
Charlie Baker for Governor
This year’s race for governor unfolds beneath mostly sunny skies. In the last eight years, Massachusetts withstood a brutal recession far better than most states did. It came through a terrorist bombing more unified than it had been. Greater Boston’s innovation economy is thriving, and a construction boom is reshaping the skyline. In the major-party candidates — Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley — voters are lucky to have two experienced, trustworthy public servants who can capably govern a state whose schools and hospitals are the envy of the nation. Three independent candidates offer voters a breadth of additional choices, and their presence on the ballot testifies to the vitality of the political culture in Massachusetts.
Not all is entirely well in the Commonwealth, though. In cities and towns far removed from the shiny new towers of Cambridge’s Kendall Square or Boston’s Seaport District, the economic picture looks much dimmer. Meanwhile, cracks are showing in the edifice of state government itself. The Department of Children and Families, the Probation Department, the state crime lab, the board that regulates compounding pharmacies, the state Labor Department’s unemployment system, the Health Connector website — voters have come to know all these terms as shorthand for the kind of bureaucratic failures that make them doubt state government’s ability to help Massachusetts move forward.
Effective activist government isn’t built on good intentions. To provide consistently good results, especially for the state’s most vulnerable and troubled residents, agencies need to focus on outcomes, learn from their errors, and preserve and replicate approaches that succeed. Baker, a former health care executive, has made a career of doing just that. During this campaign, he has focused principally on making state government work better. The emphasis is warranted. And in that spirit, the Globe endorses Charlie Baker for governor.
One needn’t agree with every last one of Baker’s views to conclude that, at this time, the Republican nominee would provide the best counterpoint to the instincts of an overwhelmingly Democratic Legislature. His candidacy opens up the possibility of creative tension. Facing veto-proof Democratic majorities in both houses, Baker would have no choice but to work constructively with the Legislature. Likewise, the Legislature would have to engage with Baker’s initiatives.
Perhaps ironically, in light of their differing partisan affiliations, Baker’s candidacy offers an opportunity to consolidate some of the advances made during the administration of Deval Patrick. Baker could be counted on to preserve and extend educational reforms, to ensure the rigorous administration of new funds for transportation, to knowledgeably oversee the cost-containment law now reshaping the state’s signature health care industry. At a difficult inflection point in state government, Massachusetts needs a governor who’s focused on steady management and demonstrable results.
Hillary Clinton: “Don’t Let Anybody Tell You It’s Corporations and Businesses That Create Jobs” as She Stumps for Martha Coakley for Mass Governor
SO AMERICA, THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT TO BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT, ANOTHER FAR LEFT SOCIALIST?
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At an event Friday in Boston, Mass stumping for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley, Hillary Clinton told the crowd gathered at the Park Plaza Hotel rally … “Don’t let anybody tell you it’s corporations and businesses create jobs.” Okay Hillary, then who does create jobs, the government? Seriously Hillary, since you brought the subject up, who does create jobs if it is not corporations and businesses? Wake up America, Hillary Clinton is a socialist just like Barack Obama. Can the United States survive another liberal, socialist, Democrat president who despises business?
“Don’t let anybody tell you it’s corporations and businesses create jobs,” Clinton said.
“You know that old theory, ‘trickle-down economics,’” she continued. “That has been tried, that has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly.”
The real story might be is that Hillary Clinton needed to come to the blue, blue state of Massachusetts in the first place. Currently according to RCP, Democrat and uber-lib Martha Coakley trails in the polls to Republican candidate Charlie Baker by 4.5%. However, a very recent Boston Globe poll has Baker up by 9 points over Coakley.
UPDATE I: Hey Hillary … You might want to listen to Ronald Reagan talk about business and jobs, maybe you will learn something.
Well, wouldn’t it be nice to hear a little more about the forgotten heroes of America — those who create most of our new jobs, like the owners of stores down the street; the faithfuls who support our churches, synagogues, schools, and communities; the brave men and women everywhere who produce our goods, feed a hungry world, and keep our families warm while they invest in the future to build a better America? That’s where miracles are made, not in Washington, D.C.
Disgusting & Reprehensible Democrat Wendy Davis Political Ad Against Gubernatorial Opponent Greg Abbott … Being Condemned as a ‘Historic Low’ (Update: Wendy Davis Defends Ad)
THIS IS WHAT THE DESPERATION AND HIDEOUSNESS OF THE DEMOCRAT PARTY HAS BECOME … EMPTY WHEELCHAIR ATTACK AD BACKFIRES.
Liberal Democrat Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis’ campaign to become the next Governor of Texas is all but over and their desperation and viciousness is coming out. Davis’ most recent political add is being condemned by most all individuals in both parties as it has his a new low for gutter politics. The political ad starts out with the image of a wheelchair, one similar to the one that Abbott is confined to. The ad then gets personal, accusing Abbott of spending his career working against other victims.
“Terrible” … “Offensive” … “Offensive And Nasty And It Shouldn’t Exist” … “Mean-Spirited And Misleading” … “Blow Up In Her Face” … “Whoever Approved It Should Be Fired”
The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza: “‘A Tree Fell On Greg Abbott. He Sued And Got Millions.’ — Wendy Davis’ New Ad. Um, Terrible.” (Twitter.com, 10/10/14)
BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski: “This Ad Seems Pretty Desperate From Wendy Davis Campaign.” (Twitter.com, 10/10/14)
This isn’t the first time that the low-life’s in the Wendy Davis campaign have stooped to this level. Legal Insurrection reminds us when the Battleground Texas supporters of Wendy Davis laughed at Greg Abbott being in wheelchair.
Newsbusters: As the segment concluded, the MSNBC panel predictably lamented that the ad could hurt Davis’ political future, as she looks poised to lose her bid for governor of Texas:
MICHAEL TOMASKY: And she should have given more thought, I think, to the reputation she had, even if she was going to lose by 18 points or whatever it is. That event that she had when she did that filibuster, she so galvanized liberals across the country and had such respect and affection from liberals that she jeopardizes probably, to some extent, by doing this.
SUZY KHIMM: Yeah, this is just, if she wants to run for office again, this is definitely going to follow her and it’s the kind of Hail Mary pass that not only might not work but could have consequences for her own future political career.
UPDATE II: Wendy Davis Defends Disgusting Wheelchair ad.
UPDATE III: As if the Optics of the Wheelchair ad were not bad enough … Watch This Wendy Davis Staffer Drag a Disabled Man Across a Stage. Really, that is how you move a disabled individual, drag their chair across the stage? GOOD GRIEF.
Liberal Democrats, Don’t Mess With Texas …
According to a recent UT/TT poll, Republican candidate Greg Abbott has a large lead over Democrat Wendy Davis for the race for the Texas governor. Abbott widened his lead in the Texas gubernatorial race to 11 point over Davis; however, look for this lead to get much higher as it appears from polling data that the GOP is much more energized to vote in Texas than do Democrats. Also, the more that Texans learn of Davis’ extreme positions, the more they will run away.
After what are shaping up to be easy primary wins in March for the leading gubernatorial candidates, Republican Greg Abbott starts the general election race for governor with an 11-point lead over Democrat Wendy Davis, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
Meanwhile, several statewide races on the Republican primary ballot — for lieutenant governor, attorney general and comptroller — appear headed for May runoffs. None of the leaders in those races looks close to the 50 percent support they would need to win next month’s primary outright.
Full poll results can be read HERE.
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