Skip to comments.The media is missing the Republican takeover in New England
Posted on 10/04/2017 10:01:14 AM PDT by re_tail20
On Sept. 19, Politico congressional reporter Burgess Everett tweeted that he suddenly [Remembers Vermont has a Republican governor]. His tweet prompted Seung Min Kim, a fellow Politico reporter who covers the US Senate, to reply that she [Learns Vermont has a Republican governor]. That, in turn, instigated a response by Wall Street Journal congressional reporter Byron Tau: [Googles the name of Vermonts Republican governor].
To which Phil Scott, Vermonts Republican governor, responded that he [Is Vermonts Republican governor].
The moment was comical but also insightful, underscoring just how little Washingtons political class knows about who holds the executive power in the Northeast.
Heres the surprising truth: Its not the Democrats.
Last November, while most of the country was either cheering Donald Trumps presidential win or making an appointment with their therapist about how to cope with the results, New Englanders in four out of the regions six blue states Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine woke up the next morning with four Republican governors.
Two of those governorships flipped from blue to red. It was a trend that the Northeast had not seen for a generation, but it received little national attention. (Connecticut and Rhode Island hold their governorship elections in 2018.)
If the reverse had happened, and four Democrats had won governorships in deep red states last year, the news would have been treated quite differently, said Brad Todd, a Washington, DC-based GOP strategist.
It would have been on the front pages of every major newspaper in the country. And debated for weeks about how it spells the demise of the Republican Party, Todd said.
Vermonts Scott won in a landslide, defeating his Democratic opponent by 9 percentage points while facing two political fronts that should have knocked him out of contention: the candidacy of Trump, who...
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It’s an interesting observation — but from my experience, a Republican in New England would be considered a Marxist in most other parts of the country.
Better to have them GOP then Democrat.
That's usually the case (I'm in Connecticut). However there's one happy exception: Gov. Paul LePage of Maine.
With this financial debacle in Ct if every one had the resources and ability to leave the entire frig’en state would be vacant
I’d love to see Democratic Governor Reimondo humiliatingly defeated in RI. Also I think Jack Reed could be persuaded to switch parties. He can’t be happy being associated with the other socialists in his party.
The bubble the National Press lives in is getting smaller and smaller every year.
People like Chuck Todd think they can fly a few hundred miles away, sit in on a focus group - and be ‘connected’ to what’s happening.
And one of the reasons we keep winning.
Nobody in the beltway or establishment media wants to “connect” with the mass of unwashed deplorables. Some might do a little recon, but most just venture begrudgingly into the wild when their narrative needs material support.
It's unbelievable. We're the very LAST state in the nation without a state budget. I really think some of the Republicans in the CT Legislature are trying their best, but there are just too few of the Good Guys.
Hubby and I do NOT plan on retiring in CT. Who the hell can afford to??
Of course our questions would come from our prejudices - just like theirs' do... so it's probably a waste of time.
Guess we'll just assume they're corrupt lowlifes... like they feel about us. The difference is we outnumber them ... as they would know if they looked at a map or noticed they've lost over a thousand elections in the last eight years...
Gov. Paul LePage of Maine is the most conservative governor in the country.
I’m hoping he will run for the U.S. Senate in 2018.
Precisely. A Republican from Long Island, is no different than a Democrat from NYC, except that the NYC Dem will tell you to your face that they are going to rob you blind.
The Republican will invite you to the Garden City Hotel bar, for a cigar and bourbon, and pick your pocket.
As for the New England region as a whole there is not,IIRC,a *single* Republican Congresscritter representing the region.Massachusetts,11 Rats...Connecticut,8 Rats...New Hampshire,4 Rats,etc.
Oooppps...made a mistake,Susan Collins is from Maine.And I also forgot that DJT got *one* Electoral Vote from New England.
Maybe we *are* trending Republican! (/sarcasm).
When people think of New England, I’m sure they think of
Boston, and all it’s history
quaint New England towns on the coast, where lobsterman and fisherman still try to make a living
the mountains and their ski resorts like Stowe, Stratton and Killington
the quaint college towns and campuses that seem to be everywhere
What they don’t see is the cesspools that are places like Worchester, New Haven, Providence, Hartford, cities all around Boston, where the illegals are housed, as long as they are far away from places like Beacon Hill, Cambridge and Landsdowne St.
They don’t see towns that have been overrun and destroyed by illegal immigration. All in the name of diversity and votes for the democrats.
They don’t see the insane rates of heroin and pill addiction in places like Vermont.
They don’t see the out of control Somalian population in Portland, Me. Why people from a place as hot as Somalia, would settle in one of the coldest places in the country, is beyond me.
If the political winds are shifting in New England, its only because the blue collar, union types are changing. They’re finally waking up to the fact that the dem’s and their unions, who are embracing illegals at every turn, have long since turned their backs on them.
Equaly interesting is to remember that Bill Clinton was once the governor of Arkansas.
My guess is that they are not “missing it” as much as they are deliberately ignoring.
Well summarized, thank you. To add to what you said, I do think a lot of regular Americans are actually waking up to what the Democrat Party has now become. Democrats are the party of kooks and fringe elements of society. They are undermining and destroying the country and I suspect the people in the areas you noted cannot help but see this first hand. That, combined with the obvious propaganda type lying of the MSM, as in, who are you going to believe, me, or your own lying eyes?
True!! Romney was a “Republican” governor of Massachusetts.
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