Posts Tagged ‘just deserts’

If you looked at Deval Patrick’s ads, they were all about Jobs, however did the message have some help:

U.S. defense contractor Raytheon announced a series of layoffs Tuesday just days after Gov. Deval Patrick denied asking it to delay terminations until after the state elections.

The announcement follows three other rounds of layoffs announced by Massachusetts employers in the immediate aftermath of last week’s elections.

Lab services company Charles River Laboratories and biotechnology firms Biogen Idec and Genzyme have made work force reductions totaling more than 1,000 jobs since Nov. 3, the day after Patrick was re-elected. Raytheon wouldn’t divulge the size of its work force reduction.

Well its not as if the Governor denied stuff like this was coming; oh wait:

“No, no. That’s just a rumor,” the governor said after one of his final campaign rallies in Newburyport.

When he was asked if he requested the company delay any terminations, he bristled and responded: “Come on. They’ve been adding jobs.”

Well I’m sure Raytheon can categorically deny that the governor made such a request can’t they?

On Oct. 29, Raytheon Co. spokesman Jon Kasle refused to answer whether Patrick had requested a delay in layoffs, saying, “I would not comment on rumors or speculation.”

Guess not.

Massachusetts just remember we had an election this week, we did this to ourselves and as always are getting the government we deserve…or are we?

Update: We blew it in congress too. Instalanche, thanks Glenn, and remember DaTechGuy on DaRadio premieres on AM 830 WCRN November 20th at 9 p.m with Robert Stacy McCain and Roxeanne De Luca as our first guests. If you are interested in some ad space the rates are here.

This has been a good day for the country and a disastrous day for Massachusetts. We wasted the best opportunity we’ve had to make effect actual change in the state in years. This requires several messages to several different groups so I will state them in order.

1. To the Democratic Machine:

Congratulations, you managed to use your political resources and government resources very well. The use of poll watchers in larger cities where Brown did well paid off big time allowing you to increase turnout of your voters. You also used the fear card of Question 3 to the fullest advantage. Very well-played. By securing the statewide offices and all the watchdogs you have assured yourselves of at least 4 more years of good stealing. I’m sure you will enjoy it.

2. To the Massachusetts left:

Congratulations you must be feeling very good right now. You matched our turnout and managed to retain all 10 house seats. Of course you will lose one of them to redistricting next year, and likely a second one in 2022 as our productive population continues to leave, but be that as it may; you did secure the Tax and fee nirvana that you have wanted. May you be happy in the situation you have chosen.

3. To the Massachusetts Taxpayer:

I’ve very disappointed in you. Not only did you fail to roll back the sales tax but you elected people particularly for auditor and in Ma-6 whose corruption is publicly known. Almost as bad you returned the person most responsible for the current nationwide financial crisis to office in Ma-4. I talked to many of you and I really thought you had finally reached your breaking point but apparently it will take much more bad news to shock you out of your complacency. Have no fear it will come. Maybe it will be the shock when you discover that all these democrats that you returned to congress are now in the minority and all of those tax dollars taken from you that they returned in lump sums at .82 cents on the dollar will not be coming back since they don’t have the clout to gain them and the republican house where all spending must originate is unlikely to approve them. If you had sent even a single republican to the house at least in one district there would be clout, but nope, no can do. You will miss that .82 cents on the dollar, but don’t worry the feds will meet you halfway. They will still take that dollar it was part of.

4. To the business owners and the entrepreneurs.
Well I guess I might as well not be looking for a job from you. I know you will be laying off more workers, closing shops and moving away. I’ll miss you but I can’t blame you for closing down and leaving. The voters have spoken and you productive people are just not worth the effort to keep. Good luck wherever you end up.

5. To the youth of the state, the best and brightest, the ones who excel in school and will build tomorrow.

Get out! As soon as you have your degree head for Pa, or Va or AZ or even NH if you can’t bear to leave New England & the Red Sox. There is nothing to keep you here. I urge my sons as soon as their school days are over to take this advice. There is always video chat for us to see each other daily. By leaving you will most assuredly be able to afford a better house, pay lower taxes, keep what you earn and create a business of your own. I’m getting old, I’m not going anywhere but Massachusetts is no place for a young person who wants to succeed.

6. To the Tea Party Movement in the State:

We fought the good fight and contested almost every race. We forced the machine to expend time, effort and treasure to defeat us here. Like the 1st Minnesota at Gettysburg we charged forward knowing what it would likely mean to us, but also knowing that it would tie down millions of dollars that were not spent in Virginia and Florida, and Ohio. We kept congressmen tied up who could not campaign against our fellow republicans and conservatives and forced them to drain their war-chests. (War Chests that will be harder to refill now that they hold minority status). Like the 1st Minnesota we were soundly defeated with only a few small races won, but also like that glorious regiment our actions helped save the country from the damage that the democratic majority has done and in two years we will fight them again, and once again tie them down and keep them here to defend their east coastal flank. We must contest them at every level, at the state house, in local city counsels, in school committees. We must attend hearings and cal them out and let them know our attention is not going to be diverted.

By doing this like drops of water on a rock eventually we will make them crack.

7. To the state GOP.

Rule one: Social conservatives are not going to vote for people at the top of the ticket when they are to the left of Deval Patrick on those issues. Either give us real republicans or don’t bother to expect us to give you our votes. 2. When Tip O’Neil flipped the state he worked from the ground up, on local races first. Until you get it through your heads to build up the farm team we will continue to lose and deserve to. 3. We are smart enough to know that other than the odd veto that a republican governor is worthless when the democrats have super-majorities in the statehouse. Stop diverting funds to the top of the race in the hopes of getting cushy appointments for friends and work on party building, after all we aren’t looking to replace one set of crooks with another.

8. To the rest of the country

Don’t mind us, pretend we’re not here and carry on. Hopefully we will catch on before our population drops to the point where we are down to 3 electoral votes, of course by that time you won’t care what we think.

9. To Annie Dimartino and Loud Liberal

I will pay you your cup of tea and the lunch sometime next week. We can arrange the day

Massachusetts has spoken! The people have the right to be wrong and we have exercised that right in dramatic fashion and we will get our just desserts.

If you have to describe the mood in this state for democrats FEAR is the best word to describe it.

It is palatable, sitting democrats tout their conservative records, statewide office holders duck debates and people who have had term after term spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to try to keep seats that they haven’t had to fight to keep for years.

I talked to a statehouse contact this weekend and the amount of panic in the statehouse (read Democratic party) of what the results Tuesday will bring and palatable fear of the voter.

The famous verse is “Fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; wisdom and instruction fools despise.” Proverbs 1:7. Fear and respect of the voter is the beginning of wisdom for elected officials who somehow have forgotten that their jobs and prerogatives are completely dependent on the decision of the voters to send them back.

The fault of the state of affairs, is frankly the voters of the state. We have had the power for decades and convinced ourselves we did not.

In a republic we always get the government we deserve, may we deserve better than what we have.

Update: A expression of the panic democrats are in is the “wingnut” mailer from Jim McGovern. Unlike most democrats he has NOT run away from his far left roots and even Marty Lamb (and I ) give him credit for that, but like almost every democrat he has found the need to go not just negative but CRAZY negative:

Panic Attacks from Jim McGovern

The real irony of the attack comes on page two, with a particular picture:

An opponent of the Arizona immigration law calls Marty Lamb a Nazi

The photo on the flyer comes from the Tea Party protest of the Worcester City Council’s attempt to boycott Arizona for attempting to enforce immigration law. At that particular protest said protester in the photo got into Marty Lamb’s face and called this relative of Holocaust survivors…wait for it a Nazi!

I was shocked at the story and interviewed Marty about it BACK IN MAY months ago, but the MSM didn’t find enough irony of a tolerant liberal calling a Jewish candidate a Nazi interesting enough to report on.

McGovern apparently has no sense of Irony.

…after this first rate piece:

The Great Recession has done wonders for the Republican Party. Two years after being tossed out of power at every level, it’s about to waltz right back in, kicking aside the corpses of Democrats foolish enough to go along with the designs of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. This is good news for most conservatives. It’s slightly worse news for a smaller group of conservatives—namely, the ones who spent the end of the ’00s explaining why a Republican comeback like this was not really possible.

This piece is absolutely classic as all those like Sam Tanenhaus who’s book did so good on Amazon but somehow can’t wrap their head around what has happened.

Of course, to the horror of the smart set, this is exactly what is happening. The conservative base looked at any attempt to answer the Democrats on policy as a cave-in to socialism. When they’re making the case for their research, Douthat and Salam acknowledge that reality. But they argue that Republicans have been using their key insights anyway and that the hot rhetoric of the GOP obscures what actually happened.

Yup all those tea party people had nothing to do with it.

Read the whole thing, but don’t be drinking while you do.