In a rather curious editorial, the Herald writes the following:
What are they talking about here? The editorial notes that Reilly gave a speech in which he rejected the notion of “throwing money” at problems, and in which he backed the notion of government partnering, rather than impeding, business.
This makes Reilly a DINO? Does any respectable Democrat really think that government ought to be impeding business? Or that “throwing money” at problems is a good idea?
Here, for example, is Deval Patrick (who one assumes the Herald would not call a DINO) on business (emphasis mine):
I see Massachusetts as a place in which businesses invest because of a well-educated and well-prepared workforce and because they are assured that neither taxes nor regulation will be unreasonable…. In a Patrick administration, I will work in partnership with business, labor and community leaders to grow the Massachusetts economy and expand opportunities.
Maybe there was a time when the Democratic party was actively hostile to business. That time, if it ever existed, is long past. By calling Reilly a DINO based on the views they listed, the Herald seems to assume that Republicans, but not Democrats, want business to flourish. How ridiculous.