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Will 2014 Be The GOP's Year In Massachusetts?
Go Local Worcester ^ | November 4, 2013 | Michael Graham

Posted on 11/04/2013 4:02:17 AM PST by suspects

t's a perfect political storm: President Obama's popularity is down, voters are angry over his unpopular health care law, and Republicans are energized and excited about voting. Just the conditions a minority party like the Massachusetts GOP needs to pick up a governorship and send a couple of Republicans to Congress. Only one problem. I'm not writing about 2014. I'm writing about 2010. And while the Republican tide swept over nearly the entire country, it stopped dead at the border of Massachusetts. Voters re-elected Gov. Patrick and sent every member of Congress back to DC. The Republican candidate for state auditor--and actual auditor--lost to a woman with zero experience who had been caught cheating on her taxes just weeks before the election.

Will 2014 be different?

Massachusetts Republicans say "yes," but when you ask for specific numbers or trends, the response tends to be a general mumbling and shifting of feet. Well, I’ve looked at the numbers and they’re not bad. They’re awful.

Out of 4.3 million registered voters in Massachusetts, about 480,000 are Republicans. Just over 1 in 10. On the other hand, there are 1.6 million registered Democrats. Put another way, if every single Republican in the state shows up and votes for Charlie Baker a year from now, and two out of three Democrats stay home to watch the "West Wing" marathon on MSNBC, the election would be a tie.

Republican Party activists like chairwoman Kirsten Hughes point out that the largest group of voters aren’t members of either party. There are 2.2 million are “unenrolled” voters in Massachusetts and they could vote GOP any time they wanted.

Unfortunately, they rarely do.

“To be a Republican in Massachusetts, you need a lot of...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: brown; election; massachusetts; republican

1 posted on 11/04/2013 4:02:17 AM PST by suspects
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To: suspects
Will 2014 Be The GOP's Year In Massachusetts?

Nope.

2 posted on 11/04/2013 4:03:38 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: suspects

Probably not, because TEAMs ROMNEY and PATRICK control
the captured state (by carpetbaggers and illegals).


3 posted on 11/04/2013 4:04:01 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: suspects

Of course not.

Republicans are Americans. Massachusetts is not America, but NeoEuropa


4 posted on 11/04/2013 4:19:42 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: suspects

too much voter fraud in the mexican cities.


5 posted on 11/04/2013 4:34:36 AM PST by acapesket
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To: suspects

Kinda reminds me of:
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains you’re going on a holiday Your birthday comes around once a week and it’s Christmas every day You never have to clean your room or put your toys away There’s a little white horse you can ride of course You can jump so high you can touch the sky In the Big Rock Candy Mountains.


6 posted on 11/04/2013 4:38:25 AM PST by Tupelo ( Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. An old Republican Tradition.)
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To: suspects; GOPsterinMA; campaignPete R-CT; Impy; BillyBoy

If the nominee for Governor is Socialist Willardbot Charlie Baker, they deserve to lose. When the MA GOP kicks out Socialist frauds like the state chairwoman and starts offering the voters a real choice instead of an echo, they’ll start to win again.


7 posted on 11/04/2013 4:43:48 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: suspects

We will find out how many liberals have been mugged.


8 posted on 11/04/2013 4:45:29 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: suspects

2014 needs to be a GOP year in VA, FL, OH, and other states where we can actually implement conservative ideas. I couldn’t give a flying ___ about what happens in Massachusetts, California, etc where they are a lost cause.


9 posted on 11/04/2013 4:45:54 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: suspects

Massachussetts Democrats are too brilliant and intellectual to pull the lever for knuckle-dragging, idiotic, doltish, stupid, gun-loving, bible-thumping Christian-moron, anti-science conservatives. /s/

Dontcha know?

IMHO


10 posted on 11/04/2013 4:54:21 AM PST by ripley
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To: Jim Noble
Will 2014 Be The GOP's Year In Massachusetts?

OMG! ROTFLMAO! Assachusetts, along with the rest of Red England, is a festering tumor upon the American landscape. It should be towed out to sea and set adrift.

11 posted on 11/04/2013 4:57:49 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: suspects

The Republican candidates should have their last names legally changed to “Kennedy”. Then they’d win easily.


12 posted on 11/04/2013 4:58:50 AM PST by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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To: suspects

I do battle with a liberal cousin and her friends on Facebook. It ain’t gonna happen. The Kool-aid must be in the Massachusetts water supply.


13 posted on 11/04/2013 5:04:57 AM PST by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: suspects

Not with a milquetoast moderate like Charlie Baker running for governor. I’ll be leaving my ballot for governor blank again.


14 posted on 11/04/2013 5:06:18 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: Jim Noble

Even if so, would we notice a difference?

GOPe=Dem


15 posted on 11/04/2013 5:10:05 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (“Life is hard, but it’s harder when you’re stupid.” John Wayne)
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To: suspects

Yeah...and the Celtics will sweep the year. Not gonna happen.


16 posted on 11/04/2013 5:11:03 AM PST by Vermont Lt ( 1-800-318-2596, Mr President.)
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To: ilgipper

It is funny to remember how just a little while earlier there were posts on here promoting Scott Brown for President.


17 posted on 11/04/2013 5:13:21 AM PST by Vermont Lt ( 1-800-318-2596, Mr President.)
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To: suspects

Michael Graham is a self-inflated hack.

In the meantime those of us in central MA continue to be represented by Republicans.


18 posted on 11/04/2013 5:14:35 AM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: suspects

With republicans like these,who needs democrats?

Republican US Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez campaigns at raunchy Gay Pride Week event.
http://massresistance.com/docs/gen2/13b/pride_week/general/gomez/index.html

Charlie Baker:

Gay marriage. Strongly supports same-sex “marriage”. Often brings up his gay brother who is “married” to another man.

Gay pride. Marched in 2010 Boston Gay Pride Parade, which also included transvestites, sado-masochism groups, and numerous other depravities.

Gay anti-family hatred. In gay parade Baker marched with extremely hateful anti-family homosexual “KnowThyNeighbor” activists who were also campaigning for Baker. (They published the names of all who signed the VoteOnMarriage referendum petition.)

Abortion. Supports abortion. States bluntly, “I’m Pro-Choice. I support a woman’s right to choose.”

Left of Obama! Told the Boston Globe that he is “to the left of Obama” on social issues.

Gun control. Has stated that he supports tough gun control laws.

Transgender agenda. While Baker was 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!)

Homosexual agenda targeting children. While Baker was CEO, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation sponsored the 2005 GLSEN (Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network) Conference, pushing homosexuality on schoolchildren — the same event where the infamous Little Black Book was given out. Also at the time, Kevin Jennings (now Obama’s “Safe Schools czar”) was still running GLSEN.

Gambling. Supports expanded gambling in Massachusetts.
Big Dig boondoggle. Baker was Gov. Bill Weld’s budget chief during the expansion of the “Big Dig” — the most expensive public works project in history.

Prop 2 1/2 override. Supported prop 2 1/2 property tax override in his town, and was major donor for override effort.

Quinn Bill. Supports the Quinn Bill, a gift to by the Legislature to the police unions, seen as a fiscal money pit by many conservatives.

Fiscal responsibililty? 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.

Richard Tisei :

Gay activist. Recently “came out” as a homosexual. Proudly embraces the homosexual lifestyle and pushes its agenda in Legislature.

Gay marriage. Supports same-sex “marriage”. Voted NOT to let the people vote on Marriage Amendment.

Fifth columnist. Bragged in homosexual magazine that “The margin of victory was provided by Republicans” in effort to deny vote on Marriage Amendment. Actively working to move the Republican party leftward.

Gay propaganda. Appears in an aggressive pro-homosexual “marriage” propaganda video produced by the homosexual lobby. Includes a number of questionable (i.e., phony) statistics.

Transgender bill. Co-sponsor of radical Transgender Rights and Hate Crimes Bill (H1728).

Abortion. Strongly supports abortion. Rated 100% by NARAL and 100% by Planned Parenthood.

Buffer zone. Co-sponsored the expanded buffer zone bill around abortion clinics.

Hostile to religious faith. Co-sponsored the “emergency contraception bill” that was vetoed by Gov. Mitt Romney because it would force Catholic hospital workers to act against their faith.

High taxes. Voted against several bills to reduce taxes, earning him the wrath of Citizens for Limited Taxation. Tisei was the only Senate Republican who voted against the tax rollback in May 2000.

http://www.massresistance.org/docs/govt10/election10/baker_tisei/index.html


19 posted on 11/04/2013 5:14:46 AM PST by massmike (Why doesn't Obama just declare Syria a "chemical weapons-free zone"?)
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To: suspects

So annoying. Discussing 2014 when tomorrow we are getting our butt kicked in Virginia and New York. The only positive is New Jersey and many don’t even consider that a positive. We cannot keep losing election.


20 posted on 11/04/2013 5:47:43 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator

The dynamics and the demographics of the country are changing and until the Republicans know how to address this they will lose and lose..... you must adapt somewhat, somewhere....


21 posted on 11/04/2013 5:53:21 AM PST by Republic Rocker
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To: suspects

It could be the Communist Party’s year or the Homosexual Party’s year but the Republican Party? No,


22 posted on 11/04/2013 5:59:35 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: suspects

Are they kidding? These people elected an out-of-the-closet Marxist who spent her entire adult life lying about being an American Indian to the United States Senate!

Too far down the wormhole.


23 posted on 11/04/2013 6:31:10 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; campaignPete R-CT; ROCKLOBSTER

Forget the Governorship, they should try to, oh I don’t know , find some people to RUN for the state legislature. I believe the large majority of seats are not even contested. They could have a great Governor and his usefulness would be highly limited by veto overrides.

More New England news. Rat Congressman and Gubernatorial candidate in Maine, Mike Michaud, was about to be outed as gay so he came forward and admitted it.

Once thought to be pro-life he says he’s “evolved” and now favors abortion and claims that those on the left (Indie Elliot Cutler is running again and the GOP needs him take votes from Michaud) pointing out his pro-life past are “distorting” his record.


24 posted on 11/04/2013 6:35:45 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: who knows what evil?

“. It should be towed out to sea and set adrift. “


It’s beautiful this time of year though. :-)

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25 posted on 11/04/2013 6:40:26 AM PST by Mears (Liberalism is the art of being easily offended.)
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To: Impy

Devolved, he means.


26 posted on 11/04/2013 6:44:44 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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Rat Congressman and Gubernatorial candidate in Maine, Mike Michaud, was about to be outed as gay so he came forward and admitted it.

Yeah, long time rumor that he was John Martin's bich.

27 posted on 11/04/2013 6:49:50 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ("The government" is nothing but a RAT jobs program)
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To: Mears

Beautiful? The same is said of Satan...who would be right at home in Red England.


28 posted on 11/04/2013 6:54:12 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; ROCKLOBSTER

It’s not worth wasting electricity mentioning elections in MA. This state (and several others) are so far gone, there is no saving them.

Baker (the “brains” behind Romneycare) is running uncontested for the GOP Gov. nomination. Even IF he “won” he’ll have ~92% RAT legislature to deal with. Good luck with that.


29 posted on 11/04/2013 6:59:25 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: Republic Rocker
"The dynamics and the demographics of the country are changing have been fubar'd by an education system that indoctrinated our kids while we weren't looking and now it's too late"

Their fixed it.

BTW, GOP in MA? LOL! Your kidding right, you haven't met my relatives their, are you serious....

30 posted on 11/04/2013 7:01:03 AM PST by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: napscoordinator
Discussing 2014 when tomorrow we are getting our butt kicked in Virginia and New York.

Virgina worries me, and I can't wait to see it come out that the RNC / GOP probably did squat to help Ken C., just like they did to Lonegan.

They are on their own until they realize they need us, and make room for us at the table, until then they will continue with their epic fails....

31 posted on 11/04/2013 7:04:51 AM PST by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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