I just got an e-mail blast for Brian Herr, Candidate for US Congress from the 3rd Congressional District.
Following Scott Brown’s example, there is no mention of Mr. Herr’s party affiliation in his e-mail or on his campaign site. Unlike Brown, there are no actual positions on his site. There are details on his children and little league coaching activity. A quick Google reveals he’s a Republican.
All of which leaves me wondering — does the MA GOP think their brand is so tainted that it’s best not to mention it? Is the theory that somehow without the baggage associated the GOP name, that people will vote for GOP positions (whatever they are at this point). Are they just hoping that people will think he’s a teabagger?
And what happened to all the talking points about Democrats in trouble and the post-Brown Republican resurgence?
The follow on question goes like this. The MA GOP likes to campaign on bringing balance to the legislature. Here’s a recent example:
No. what I’m saying is (0.00 / 0)
Balanced government is better government. I am certainly not laying all of this at the feet of the Patrick administration. He has had little or no better luck sustaining his vetoes than his four Republican predecessors. Having a Republican Governor and a legislature controlled 90% by the Democrats is not balanced governor.
As far as the Pacheco Law, overturning it would involve the same thing that virtually every endeavor in a large organization, public or private. You make a proposal/offer a bill and debate it (not behind closed doors) and hopefully get 80 other Representatives and 21 Senators to vote for it.
The constitution is not an instrument for the government to constrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to constrain the government.
by: BradMarston @ Fri Feb 26, 2010 at 16:48:37 PM EST
The obvious response is — if balance is the goal, why don’t you do something to attract the conservative Democrats to your party?
In any other state folks like Silber, Finneran, and Marie Parente would have been Republicans. Why aren’t they here?