Skip to comments.Mass GOP convention nominates most extreme pro-gay anti-family Gov & Lt. Gov candidates ever
Posted on 04/25/2010 11:06:49 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
Shuns challenger who promised "pro-family" judges. Conservatives sell out in droves.
The Massachusetts Republican Party has nominated the most extreme pro-homosexual, anti-family candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor ever to run as Republicans for a state's top offices. Predictably, the results were greeted by cheers in homosexual blogs and websites across the country. The delegates to the Massachusetts State Republican Convention last Saturday overwhelmingly nominated Charlie Baker for Governor and his hand-picked running mate Richard Tisei for Lt. Governor.
As some observers put it, the RINO takeover of the Massachusetts Republican party is now complete. Vast numbers of social conservatives essentially sold out their principles in favor of the party establishment's wishes.
Charlie Baker publicly supports homosexual "marriage" and abortion. While CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care the company had a policy of supporting "gender identity or expression." In 2008 Harvard Pilgrim scored a perfect 100% from the national homosexual group Human Rights Campaign for its employment policies. (This means it even paid for employees' "sex-change" procedures!)
Baker's fiscal history is also troubling. He was Gov. Bill Weld's budget chief during the expansion of the "Big Dig" -- the most expensive public works project in history -- in the 1990s. For the last ten years Baker has made millions as head of Harvard Pilgrim, as premiums went up by several times the rate of inflation. Baker also supports the Quinn Bill, seen as a fiscal boondoggle by many conservatives.
Richard Tisei, a state senator and Baker's hand-picked running mate, is probably the most left-wing Republican officeholder in history. He is openly homosexual and is a co-sponsor of the radical "Transgender Rights and Hate Crimes" bill (H1728) currently in the Legislature. He strongly supports same-sex "marriage" and voted NOT to let the people vote on it. He appears in a hideous pro-homosexual "marriage" propaganda video produced by the homosexual lobby (complete with phony statistics). He has a 100% rating by NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts and a 100% rating by Planned Parenthood. He co-sponsored the expanded buffer zone bill. He also co-sponsored the "emergency contraception bill" that was vetoed by Gov. Mitt Romney. On the fiscal side, Tisei has voted against bills to reduce taxes earning him the wrath of Citizens for Limited Taxation.
Do we need any more confirmation that the RNC as an idea is dead?
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Looks as if I will be voting for Tim Cahill since the other “choices” are Duval the Devil and Baker the Devil’s Henchman.
This is Massachusetts — anyone that cannot figure that out maybe should think about not commenting. Comparing New England period along with New York for Republicans to the rest of our states is short sighted.
Let’s face it, the Taxachusetts “Republicans” are going to get their clocks cleaned by running these pro-leftist candidates. I mean, why would the people of Massacusetts vote for these RINOs when they can vote for the Dims and get the real thing (i.e., lefty)? If they wasnt lefties, they need look no further than the Dims.
wasnt = want
Same Sex Marriage
I have been and will continue to be a supporter of same sex marriage.
I believe in and support a womens right to choose.
What does this nomination mean? Don’t know how Mass works. Can the voters trump this in a primary?
The GOP doesn't fare to well in that comparison.
Down with RINOS!!
Just vote them OUT!!
Rebellion is brewing!!
What does this have to do with the RNC?
An autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide. The same can be said for political parties.
This is exactly the sort of thing that will push Tea Party people into forming a third party - and Obama WINNING in 2012.
God help us.
Th only thing this proves is that conservatives and even meds didn’t bother to attend the convention.
The wars are won in the trenches.
God help us.
Exactly. There has to be a third choice between RINOs and idiot third partyists.
Oh wait, there is. It's called "conservatives stepping up to the plate and actually working to take the GOP back for conservatism."
My observation is that conservatives like to make a lot of noise, but then do nothing when they're asked to actually step forward and give of their time, etc. to help the cause. THIS is why there are so many RINOs in the GOP leadership - conservatives sat on their thumbs and let them get there. That needs to stop. Now.
Come on Massachusetts! It’s time to nominate Tea Party Candidates and do a NY-23 (an independent run)!
Excellent strategy! Elect Democrats, just like in NY-23!
A little still-good advice from the Father of our Country:
"Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God."
-- George Washington
Conservatives need to stop acting like political bookies, start acting like God actually exists and can move on our behalf, and start doing the right thing no matter what. That's the only way back for this republic.
As another very wise man said at the Constitutional Convention:
"The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: 'that God governs in the affairs of men.' And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?"
-- Benjamin Franklin
The GOP doesn't fare to well in that comparison.
Here's an interesting question: Has the American Independence Party (which is the pissant little third party that EternalVigilance is always shilling for, since he has a financial interest in it) ever actually managed to get somebody elected?
If not, then how do we really know that AI elected officials will never compromise on these core moral principles that EV is always going on about?
How do we really know that EV isn't just blowing smoke out his stack? How do we know what AI elected officials will do should they ever be in a position where they have make difficult choices? Talk is cheap, action not so much so.
That is a load of crap being pushed by the RINOs.
Scott Brown was portrayed inaccurately by Martha Coakley and her supporters as a pro-life conservative.
Scott Brown was portrayed inaccurately by the media as a pro-life conservative.
Scott Brown was portrayed inaccurately by his supporters as a pro-life conservative.
And despite the totally inaccurate portrayal as a pro-life conservative Scott Brown won in Massachusetts by almost five points. And that means that a genuine pro-life conservative could have won.
I no longer count the RNC — they deserve zero, zip, nada contributions until they can put someone in charge that runs a lean, mean organization.
Ditto the NRSC with Cornyn. We need to get back to all politics is local for non-Presidential elections and quit relying on some DC organization that most times don’t have a clue about our States, e.g. Rubio in Florida and NRSC Cornyn endorses Crist against the wishes of a lot of Senators.
Only donate to candidates now — not donating to PACs either when a former candidate’s PAC can bring in over a million, donate $9,000 and have expenses in the hundreds of thousands. No wasting my money.
That is a good question.. The AIP will go down in flames as another third party that failed..
Too bad Mass. doesn’t have a Conservative party like NY does. If you don’t like the GOP candidate, you can always vote the Conservative candidate in NY.
It’s America’s Independent Party, and your Alinskyite tactics aren’t going to work.
Do you support the GOP nominations of radical leftwingers like the Massachusetts GOP has just done?
It would appear that you do, since you’re here “shilling” for them by laying down protective fire on their behalf.
Is there any principle that is non-negotiable to you or to your political party?
I think some people want to lose on purpose so they can be professional complainers..
That's been my counsel for some time. I think more and more people are getting it.
What is your suggestion? Roll over and play dead? Might as well give them a fight.
We had a RINO in McLaime and lost to a frickin Marxist...now that was a great strategy...
You didn’t answer his question. Did the AIP ever win any election?
We have a new party going there: America's Party of Massachusetts. Some really great folks. But it's been difficult. The habit of compromise has been deeply ingrained in way too many folks who call themselves conservative. But we'll keep trying.
RINO my a**-they’re a couple of DIABLOs.
Of course it will. Pretty much all third parties exist as mere ego trips for their founders and a close inner circle of top-level supporters - and in this statement I am including the Constitution and Libertarian Parties too. They exist so that a small number of purists can pat themselves on the back about how pure they are, while collecting donations from the dupes they manage to make.
Meanwhile, the actual work of purifying a major party is left by the wayside.
This brings to me to one of primary criticisms of third parties, which is that they exist to facilitate the lazy and cowardly. It's always easier to take your ball and go home instead of staying in the game and trying to win, even though your team looks like it's temporarily down. Third parties exist because, for many conservatives, doing the heavy lifting of getting the GOP back where it ought to be, one voter and one precinct at a time, is simply more than a lot of folks want to try to bite off.
I'll have to vote for the treasurer as the least of three evils.
It’s REALLY too bad.
Deval Patrick is an obama mini-me and incompetent to boot. The Republicans have a good chance to unseat him, and to elect at least a couple of Republican Congresscritters, as well as some number of Republican state legislators and perhaps a state attorney general.
Super-RINOs who support the “gay” agenda (among other things) give the voters no choice, so they just might stick with the Deval they know!!!!
I have a feeling the AIP candidate is going to lose.. Like all of the Candidates the AIP supported... Just answer the question... Has the AIP ever won an election??
How do we know that the first American Independetalist Party member who manages to get elected isn’t going to turn into some rabid fag-marriage supporter?
Short answer is: We don’t.
And trying to slander me isn’t going to change that simple fact.
Yes, we have. One of our original state chairmen ran for the state senate in AL as a Republican in a special election and won.
We backed a FReeper in a Congressional special election in IL last year, and she won her Republican primary. The GOP wouldn’t lift a finger for her in the general, unfortunately, so she was not able to surmount what was already a very steep hill.
We have other candidates, some running as Republicans, some as Independents, some AIP. Some of them will make it through the process. But we’re still in the early stages of our formation, so we don’t expect that many to do so already in 2010.
Just so you know, we’re not like any other third party there has ever been in this country. We’re what we call a “meta-party.” Beyond party. We make our political affiliations and endorsements based on a set of core American principles, not on something so marginally important as voter registration or party affiliation.
Still you and your fellow AIP members are bunch of losers...
Only because you don't really care enough to pay attention and therefore actually learn something.
We have a closed party, one in which true party discipline and accountability is built into the process.
We're not an open association like the GOP, one in which any leftist off the street can run for office as a Republican. (And do, all the time.)
If any candidate or office holder we had endorsed made even one step in the direction you posit, they would not only lose our endorsement, they would sacrifice their personal affiliation with AIP.
Massachusetts is a virulent boil! Massachusetts republican is an oxymoron!
Ironic, coming from someone defending a party that calls itself conservative yet nominates radical leftwingers who are bent on destroying this country's moral, constitutional and political foundations. Even if you "win" the country and our posterity lose.
RNC? This is the MA Rep Party we are watching, and I don’t think that the RNC has anything to do with nominations in Massachusetts.
I hear ya.
Well I rather win with candidate who I agree majority of time then lose.. You can’t win by losing..
The Massachusetts Republican Party died last Tuesday.
The cause of death: failed leadership.
The party is survived by a few leftover legislators
and a handful of county officials and grassroots activists
who have been ignored for years.
Services will be public and a mass exodus of taxpayers will follow.
In lieu of flowers, send messages to Republican voters
warning them about a certain presidential candidate named Romney.
- Boston Herald, 11/12/2006
"In 2006, while Romney was chairman of the National Republican
Governors Association - a group dedicated to electing more
Republican governors - his own hand-picked Republican successor
as governor lost badly to the Democrat, despite the fact that Republicans
have held the governorship in Massachusetts since 1990. Romney largely
ignored the Massachusetts elections and spent most of the time
during the campaign out of state building his presidential campaign.
He came back and publicly campaigned for the Republican candidate
the day before the general election!
Locally, this is a rebuke to Mitt Romney and checking out within six months
after being elected and having accomplished almost nothing,
[Jim] Rappaport [former chairman of the state Republican Party]."
- Boston Globe, 11/8/2006
"Governor Mitt Romney, who touts his conservative credentials to out-of-state Republicans,
has passed over GOP lawyers for three-quarters of the 36 judicial vacancies he has faced,
instead tapping registered Democrats or independents -- including two gay lawyers who
have supported expanded same-sex rights, a Globe review of the nominations has found.
Of the 36 people Romney named to be judges or clerk magistrates, 23 are either registered Democrats
or unenrolled voters who have made multiple contributions to Democratic politicians
or who voted in Democratic primaries, state and local records show.
In all, he has nominated nine registered Republicans, 13 unenrolled voters,
and 14 registered Democrats."
- Boston Globe 7/25/2005
Romney Rewards one of the State's Leading Anti-Marriage Attorneys by Making him a Judge
Romney told the U.S. Senate on June 22, 2004, that the "real threat to the States is not the
constitutional amendment process, in which the states participate,
but activist judges who disregard the law and redefine marriage . . ."
Romney sounds tough but yet he had no qualms advancing the legal career of one
of the leading anti-marriage attorneys. He nominated Stephen Abany to a District Court.
Abany has been a key player in the Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association which,
in its own words, is "dedicated to ensuring that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision
on marriage equality is upheld, and that any anti-gay amendment or legislation is defeated."
- U.S. Senate testimony by Gov. Mitt Romney, 6/22/2004 P>
"Romney announces he won't fill judicial vacancies before term ends
Despite his rhetoric about judicial activism, Romney announced that
he won't fill all the remaining vacancies during his term - but instead
leave them for his liberal Democrat successor!
Governor Mitt Romney pledged yesterday not to make a flurry of lame-duck
judicial appointments in the final days of his administration . . . David Yas,
editor of Lawyers Weekly, said Romney is "bucking tradition" by resisting the urge to
fill all remaining judgeships. "It is a tradition for governors to use that power to appoint judges
aggressively in the waning moments of their administration," Yas said.
He added that Romney has been criticized for failing to make judicial appointments.
"The legal community has consistently criticized him for not filling open seats quickly enough
and being a little too painstaking in the process and being dismissive of the input of the
Judicial Nominating Commission," Yas said.
- Boston Globe 11/2/2006
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