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Gov. Patrick Has Harsh Words for Members of Congress
wamc.org ^ | October 04, 2013 | Jim Levulis

Posted on 10/04/2013 7:06:40 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick had some harsh words the federal government as he made stops in the western part of the state today.

“It’s embarrassing," said Patrick.

“The Tea Party Republicans are playing a big game with the lives of some little people frankly,” he said. “I think that’s got to end.”

The democrat says this is not a new issue, but it has reached a new level.

“We have had perennial arguments over more than 200 years about what we want government to do or not do,” he said. “But rarely, until today, have we had a question about whether there should be a functioning federal government.”

So what action should be taken?

“No state can get the federal government to function,” Patrick said. “Congress has to get the federal government to function. The majority of members, Republicans and Democrats, in the House and Senate who believe the federal government should function need to stand up to that small number of Tea Party bullies.”

Patrick held a cabinet meeting and made stops in North Adams Friday.


TOPICS: US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: dookhanjustice4all; patrick4dookhan; patrick4obamacare; patrick4romneycare; teaparty

1 posted on 10/04/2013 7:06:41 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“No state can get the federal government to function,”

Maybe he should concentrate on making his state function without the federal government.
2 posted on 10/04/2013 7:08:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

A democrat blaming republicans. I’m shocked.


3 posted on 10/04/2013 7:08:22 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Devaluate the gov't of Mass.

Devolve the 'rats.

4 posted on 10/04/2013 7:08:46 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I am starting to think the public is more informed than many of these politicians.


5 posted on 10/04/2013 7:11:37 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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Please keep squealing.


6 posted on 10/04/2013 7:13:04 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

quick ....somebody put some barricades around this guys mouth.


7 posted on 10/04/2013 7:13:09 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

How do these idiots get elected?


8 posted on 10/04/2013 7:13:45 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Does anyone take the clown Governors from New England seriously any more. The very seat of liberty has been corrupted by the Progressives and looks more and more like the Third World Countries of the EU.


9 posted on 10/04/2013 7:13:52 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (A civilian forece funded and equal to the military ... Obama/DHS & Hitler/Gestapo & Stalin/KGB)
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To: Paladin2

As I understand it the MBTA has about half as much debt by itself as Detroit.


10 posted on 10/04/2013 7:17:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Now I hope the Repubs realize that it's futile to continually appease the left. They've become such spoiled brats now all this whinning, pounding of the chest, and stomping of the feet is to be expected.

The laws of Nature don't change: you can't dance with the devil.

11 posted on 10/04/2013 7:22:26 PM PDT by Paulie
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To: Tailgunner Joe

He’s convinced me, I’ve got to officially join the Tea Party.


12 posted on 10/04/2013 7:22:33 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I have a friend in Massachusetts with serious health problems in her family. She tends to be liberal, and at first she spoke well of Romneycare.

More recently, she seems to be coming to the realization that it just doesn’t work.

Obamacare is going to be a whole lot worse. The problem is, unless it is blocked soon enough, it will wreck the healthcare and insurance sectors, and returning to what we had before will be pretty much impossible. Kind of like the troubles the Soviet Union had switching over to capitalism after 70 years of Communist wrecking of the economy. It’s better than it was in Russia, but things are still basically a mess.

If we don’t block this destructive program NOW, our children will be in for decades of trouble, if not worse.


13 posted on 10/04/2013 7:22:49 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

He must mean the thousands that have been dropped back to part time and are suffering in other ways because of OBAMACARE; and other thousands that are unemployed because of our socialist and debt ridden economy.


14 posted on 10/04/2013 7:24:17 PM PDT by cymbeline
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To: cripplecreek
Has the MBTA built out beyond the routes of 40 years ago?

They seemed to work fine then. Apparently pensions have improved.

15 posted on 10/04/2013 7:26:30 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Mr. Roarke Deval Patrick photo: Barack Obama and Deval Patrick USPoliticsBarackObamaandDevalPatric.jpg and Tattoo
16 posted on 10/04/2013 8:15:13 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Gov. Patrick Has Harsh Words for Members of Congress”

My immediate reaction to reading that headline: “Oh, STFU!”


17 posted on 10/04/2013 8:21:22 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: tumblindice

That picture is kind of gay. Not that there’s anything wrong with that!


18 posted on 10/04/2013 8:22:41 PM PDT by Flick Lives (The U.S. is dead to me.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

19 posted on 10/04/2013 8:25:50 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“little people”? YGTBSM


20 posted on 10/04/2013 8:33:59 PM PDT by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I really wish some Massachusetts patriots would shove a box of tea up Patrick’s ass. That would stop him from speaking out of both ends.


21 posted on 10/04/2013 8:50:50 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Personally, if the feral government never came back in its present form I would be happy.


22 posted on 10/04/2013 8:56:13 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Idiots get elected b/c anyone is allowed to vote.


23 posted on 10/04/2013 8:57:25 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Screw Patrick. He is a Commie.


24 posted on 10/04/2013 9:03:01 PM PDT by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The Original Boston Tea Party had the slogan: “NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION !”

Back then in the 1700’s the Colonists did not like Tyranny, and eventually went to War to rid themselves of it.

Today, low-information people, and their “Mainstream” Media’s attitude is: “Tyranny? Is that like “bad” or something?”

High-information people realize that we have had Tyranny imposed on us by our own NINE SUPREMES when they told us that ANY Administration can force us to buy anything they want us to buy as long as it is called a MANDATORY TAX.

The Obama Administration then decreed that the IRS would gather our personal medical information, administer and collect this MANDATORY TAX from us, and or punish us as they saw fit: WITHOUT CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW.

A simple annual, or quarterly increase in the Insurance Premium is all that is needed to increase taxation by the Obama Administration that is not subject to the Constitutional “Advice and Consent” of the United States Congress.

To this point in time, the Obama Administration has been successful in depriving us of Representation in Congress while imposing a mandatory insurance tax on us.

The Obama Administration may call it “Forced Marketing,” but I call it TRYANY !

MANDATORY PURCHASE OF OBAMACARE MEDICAL INSURANCE IS “TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION !”


25 posted on 10/04/2013 9:41:26 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Marxist Obama'care' Insurance violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

When I want Deval Patrick’s opinion on anything, I’ll beat it out of him with a nail-studded baseball bat.


26 posted on 10/04/2013 10:31:44 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: RatRipper
Screw Patrick. He is a Commie.

Most rats are.

27 posted on 10/05/2013 12:51:21 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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