UPDATED: Read this great Twitter thread on the same theme.
Something I predicted was possible a few years ago is now being reported by the Globe. Baker reported to say
Baker says that he loves his job and that “some of the stuff we are working on will likely take more than four years to see our way through it.”
What stuff? This governor got elected and re-elected by promising to do nothing. Nothing to rock the boat on social issues in exchange for having a free hand to do nothing on our fiscal health. How many ambitious Democratic pols who skipped 2018 are willing or able to tackle Baker in 2022? How many legislators are going to continue to allow the Baker-DeLeo diarchy set the state’s agenda for another six years?
What are MA progressives going to do to head this off? Defend the legislators who say the right thing and vote the wrong way? Spend all our capital and energy on 2020 and assume MA is in good hands since at least we aren’t Alabama? Nominate another obscure Patrick staffer and hope for the best?
Our democracy is in trouble. Not just with Trump but locally. It’s time we have real competitive elections again.