Skip to comments.Deval Patrick raises eyebrows, ire
Posted on 06/10/2011 4:14:46 AM PDT by massmike
Lawmakers and unions slammed Gov. Deval Patrick yesterday for triggering a pay-raise bonanza to the tune of nearly $10 million with a 3 percent salary hike for as many as 4,000 state managers even as Bay State residents face frozen salaries and unemployment.
Jay Gonzalez, Patricks finance and administration secretary who released the news of the pay raise, argued that state managers havent gotten a raise since July 2007.
We have to make sure state government is a place where people actually want to work. We need to retain and attract good people, Gonzalez said, adding that he and Patrick have considered the raises for some time.
Its do as they say, not as they do, said Steve Killion, president of the Cambridge Police Patrolmans Union. Its unfortunately the way (Patrick) does business. He does what he wants and he hurts all the hard-working people in this state.
(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...
But....but....but.......democrats are for the working man!
"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
Hey, Boneheads, you voted for him. Suck it up.
A string of incompetent RINO leftist Governors culminating with Slick Willard made Coupe DeVal Patrick possible.
All pigs are equal, but some pigs are more equal than others.
that “electable” face -
that face that is “next in line” -
.......IS THE FACE OF EVIL.
Get to know it.
You took the words right out of my keyboard!
They had their chance last November. Their Masshole hatred of Republicans for no good reason gave them this. Too bad, so sad!
I can proudly say that I’ve never voted for a winner of any local or state elections in massholechusetts.
I did no such thing...but I digress.
The waste in this state makes a mere 10M seem like a drop in the proverbial bucket.
This area did not get hammered nearly as badly as the rest of the country and IMHO as a resident has began a turnaround,at least from where Im sitting. Now I lay none of the credit at the feet of Patrick-in fact his policies ,like Obamas have no doubt exacerbated things to a large degree-but he can claim credit here for keep the depths of the recession relatively shallow and get backing thanks to the minions that worship their local level liberals and think they were saved from the kind of crashes places like Ohio,CA and Fla have all had.
Massachusetts citizens (who had a Constitution before
Bishop Romney overruled it) do not hate Republicans.
Romney used his typical DIRTY TRICKS
(that of a manipulating carpetbagger)
to avoid GOP primaries, so to give
his and Brown’s clone, Deval Patrick,
the “win” that has cursed the Commonwealth.
Yep! I wonder what would have happened if John Silber had won instead of Weld?
Probably same as Ed King. He would’ve been defeated in the Dem primary 4 years later for being “too Conservative.”
Sorry, Diogenesis, I love you, man, but I do not agree.
I am intimately knowledgable about Massachusetts and know too many people there who are so liberal, so ingrained in their leftism, that they do indeed hate Republicans.
Are they the majority? No. But there are enough of them to make that state a poisoned well for conservatives. The Republicans who used to rule in Massachusetts were liberals, such as Edward Brooke, the Lodges and the Cabots, and they are gone (with the exception of Romney and Scott Brown, who is in their mold).
When most people in Massachusetts think of Republicans today, they’re thinking of Ronald Reagan, Pat Robertson, Sarah Palin, etc, etc. In other words, conservatives. They hate conservatives. They’d be happy with liberal Republicans, which is one reason the driveby media is always pressing RINOs on us.
A conservative cannot win in Massachusetts. Believe me, I would love to see it. I was stationed on Cape Cod at Otis AFB in November of 1980 when Reagan actually won that state. The rest of the month for me was euphoric. I was also going to college part time, and my very liberal professors were beside themselves. It was so sweet praising the election results in their presence! And they were all threatening to move to Canada, and I was agreeing that they should, and offered to help them pack. Such good times!
However, I do not see that ever happening there again. Sadly....
Good analysis! I don’t remember King, but all my MA GOP friends speak well of him.
He did change political parties later IIRC.
The Lodges weren’t liberals until Junior, indeed, you didn’t start to get that leftist cancer until the 1930s or later. Senior Lodge was a stalwart Conservative and his grandson was as far afield from him politically as you can get. Remember that JFK beat Jr. Lodge in 1952 by running to his RIGHT. If Lodge had been like his grandfather, JFK would’ve lost.
You end up making it a self-fulfilling prophecy when you push the adage that “Conservatives can’t win” in MA. If you don’t run the candidates and offer people a choice, don’t act surprised when you end up with nothing. Conservatives didn’t reduce the MA GOP presence to zero. Liberal RINOs acting like and doing the work for Democrats did. Reagan won the state twice and he didn’t muddy the message.
As long as liberals continue to control the MA GOP, the wins in the state will be pyrhhic or non-existent. Ignore their edicts and offer a different way and the wins will start to occur again. Does that mean I expect a majority at the next election ? Not at all. But you know and I know the state isn’t reflected in its elected officials. It’s not a 90% Democrat state. Sometimes we make it too easy for the opposition. We could get to a position where we could be a solid 40% opposition, and that would be enough (with a Conservative, non liberal RINO, Governor) to get our agenda through (or at least stop the ultra-left insanity).
Yeah, he switched parties, and as I mentioned, the state party failed to utilize him at all. I always said, just imagine if the MA GOP actually tried to win elections instead of pandering to the ultraleft.
“Most state managers haven’t had a raise since 2007”
And I should care about this why?
They don’t want to go to Candada anymore, Conservative Party majority government.
You’re right. The bullshit gov./lt. gov. ticket they put out last year cements your theory.
“,,,he can claim credit here for keep the depths of the recession relatively shallow,,,”
You lost me there.
He (Deval) can compare his state,in relative terms,to the rest of the country.Then he can say look, we’ve managed to stave off the pitfalls of a great many other states, thanks to him and his policies. In fact using such a comparison may be the perfect rationale for such a wage hike.
Yes, thank you.
I understood that part.
What I don’t get is why anyone but an utter ignoramus would believe him.
“Staving off pitfalls” had nothing to do with Patrick’s policies.
Me neither....but like good sheep they do.
Might help to have a viable GOP candidate once and a while.