Posts Tagged ‘marty lamb’

My favorite CPAC moment was a totally unnewsworthy conversation with a friend, however my favorite CPAC story is totally newsworthy and Robert Stacy McCain being a proper reporter reports it:

Lyndsey Fifield is a twenty-something from Alabama who has worked on a handful of Republican political campaigns. Maureen Dowd is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the New York Times. The odds of these two women ever crossing paths were probably astronomical and so, when they did in fact cross paths Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the results were unpredictable.

Unpredictable is an understatement…

Being able to set up your laptop in the Bloggers Lounge is therefore a sought-after privilege, and organizers made it clear before CPAC that advanced registration would be required. So when the New York Times columnist nicknamed “MoDo” showed up Thursday, the unregistered arrival was denied access to the lounge by Fifield. According to one reported account, the Pulitzer-winner asked the young Alabamian, “Do you have any idea who I am?” Via Twitter, Fifield denied that version of the story and indeed she did know who Dowd was, but she also knew her name wasn’t on the registration list and so it was a no-go for MoDo.

What really made that moment fun for me is on the same day Marty Lamb who ran in the 3rd Massachusetts district was also having some trouble getting into the Bloggers Lounge for some interviews, knowing I was inside he asked for me, I came out and vouched for him he was able to come in with me and mix and meet with bloggers who were happy to talk to the former and (future) candidate.

Alas Maureen it is true, it is who you know, Marty Lamb knew me and you didn’t.

11:15 p.m. Talking the Bus strike again the story here.

10:45 p.m. took several calls on illegal immigration, oil and chicken plucking

10:30 p.m. Tom Wesley is now in the studio

10:25 p.m. Sam is asking if Bill Gunn will continue to challenge Olver.

10:15 p.m. Bill Gunn is calling for every republican in the district to start running for City counsel and selectmen all over the state.

10:10 p.m. Sam is a democrat but he is outraged over the impending Bus strike when they are getting a 9% raise. I think there will be no objecting because these union guys won races for them.

10:06 p.m. Sam Rosario now in the studio

9:55 p.m. Bill and Marty both point out that we pinned down democrats here helping the Big Red Wave.

9:53 p.m. Bill Gunn joins us on the air

9:48 p.m. Marty talks about staying involved and working on the farm team for Conservatives in Massachusetts

9:36 p.m. Marty Lamb talks a bit of vote fraud in Worcester that you read about here.

9:25 p.m. Marty Lamb of #ma-3 now in the studio with Sean Bielat

9:10 p.m. Talking about the race and the democratic machine and redistricting

9:05 p.m. Sean Bielat former candidate for ma-4 now in the studio

8:50 p.m. Talking the Tea Party express, some disagreement.

8:45 p.m. We are talking about the grass roots nature of the tea party.

8:35 p.m Asking if the Tea Party will stay with the Republicans or will look independent if Republicans don’t follow through.

8:30 p.m It looks like Jim Henderson is not done with the Sec of State run.

8:25 p.m. Two tea party guests now joining us Justin Brooks pres of the twin city tea party. and Ken Mandile head of the Worcester Tea Party

8:05 p.m Talking about ID for voting some disagreement

7:55 p.m. Talking about the difference between “voter fraud” and “election fraud”

7:45 p.m. Jim Henderson former independent candidate for sec of state in Massachusetts now in studio.

7:40 p.m. Talking trade secrets, call in at 508-438-0965 or listen live here

7:35 p.m. Asked about the fact that many have older cars these days due to the economy.

7:30 p.m. The web site for Right to Repair is here.

7:15 p.m. Mike talks about the manufacturer franchises being forced to jump through certain hoops that non franchises don’t.

7:10 p.m. the legislation requires that the repair/diagnostic information must be available at a reasonable price

7:05 p.m. Stephen Reagan of the Right to Repair coalition is our guest

7:00 p.m. Bill 2517 the right to Repair bill is our topic tonight

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.

I talked to Marty Lamb before he went on air. He ended up staying all night leaving at 1 a.m.

There are a lot of Democratic races around the nation that really could have used the resources that Jim McGovern has been forced to expend in defending this seat. That Big Red Wave will owe a lot to the work of Massachusetts Republicans.

The point about having no time to follow other news is something a lot of people forget, just because you see it on the net doesn’t mean a candidate running hard has the chance to.