We don’t agree with much that is said over at Red Mass Group. But, as we’ve repeatedly observed, RMG’s editors were dead-on when they declared back in April, before the GOP primary for the Senate seat now occupied by Ed Markey, that Gabriel Gomez was “not ready for primetime.” And it’s worth recalling that RMG had other, nice things to say about Gomez in that post, such as this:
He has worked hard to reach out to non-traditional voters, and has been unafraid to tap his own personal wealth to help get his message out, often in both English and Spanish. A personable gentleman, regardless of how this primary turns out we hope Gomez remains involved in the GOP.
Gomez, of course, won the primary, but was beaten handily by Ed Markey, in substantial part because he had a tendency to seem unprepared for easy questions and to say dumb things. Which pretty much demonstrated that RMG’s original assessment was right.
Fast-forward to yesterday, when Gomez had a real #Bqhatevwr moment. For reasons that remain entirely unclear, Gomez posted this weirdly angry comment to his Facebook account (it has since been deleted):
Whoa. Like I said, I don’t agree with much that Rob Eno (the proprietor of RMG) says when it comes to policy, but lumping him and other RMGers in with the “Klan” is ridiculous. Hilariously, Gomez went on Herald radio the next day to claim that he had “no regrets” over his posting … even though he deleted it. #Bqhatevwr, Gabriel.
If Gabriel Gomez is the future of the Massachusetts GOP, it seems reasonably clear that there will be no serious threat to one-party rule in the Commonwealth for a long, long time. Of course, maybe he’ll move up to New Hampshire. Seems to be all the rage among GOPers who can’t win here.