Bob DeLeo (Duh)
His staff (Duh again)
Winthrop (OMG, how many times can I say “duh”? Duh.)
Suffolk Downs (At Least four times. Duh.)
Future speakers (Five, five Duhs. Duh)
The House as an Institution: By definition term limits causes turmoil inside the House and weakens it on the oustide. A lame duck speaker gives a governor and senate a huge advantage in getting things done as House members obsess about his replacement and are they “in” with the right people. Totally sucks the air out of the place.
Rob Mariano: The majority leader/kingmaker is not happy. Jesus effin cripes. He’s spent the past six years making sure his hand chosen minion will be the next speaker, in this case Brian Dempsey. Do you know how many goddamn dinners he’s had to endure with schlomo reps from East Puttsville and other god forsaken places in order to get the one and only thing they have that’s worth anything? Other than the name they spit out when called for their speaker vote they’re worthless. WORTHLESS I TELL YOU!
So now he has to keep them all in line for much longer than anticipated. First off, them being made to do something they don’t like to do (vote to extend the term limits – makes them look bad at home and second (actually a derivitive of the first thing) this is the type of vote that can come back during election season and severely bite many of them on thier asses.
Brian Dempsey: How pissed off is this guy right now? How long will this go on for? Can he keep his people together? Trust me on this. Nobody is more interested in Bob DeLeo’s health right now than Brian Dempsey.
Tom Sannicandro: The courageous and overly self-impressed liberal’s liberal from Framingham whose politics is pretty much opposite of the very conservative (Massachusetts Democratic conservative) Bob DeLeo sent out a transparent, insulting, embarrassing, shameful, moronic, naive, etc. etc. tweet this morning.
Check this gem out from Tom the savvy politician:
Really Tom? Really? Which chairmanship are you gunning for? What was the purpose of the tweet? Are you for real dude? Not only has he “changed the world” for peoiple with disabilities he’s so awsome he needs to stay. Are you fucking high?
Now if Scaccia or some other old timer with institutional respect and buddies with DeLeo tweeted this out I’d laugh and say “good job.”
But you Tom? Baahahah. Not only does this tweet prove you a fraud it proves you a clueless one.
Instead of keeping of your mouth shut and voting you had to go above a beyond. Another lightweight.
Brad Garrett, I mean Garrett Bradley: Oh sure he’s been whipping up the votes for DeLeo. By that I mean he’s been calling up reps and having a conversation that goes something like this.
Rep. Bippity Bop: Hello
Brad: Hey Bip, it’s me Brad.
Bip: Oh, hey Brad.
Brad: Listen, Bip, leadership, including the speaker, want to make some rules changes come next term. As you know some of our current rules do nothing but weaken us as an institution and that’s never good.
Bip: So true. So true.
Brad: Right. So we’re gonna get rid of the speaker’s terms limits and a few other things so we can move this place in the right direction. All right?
Bip: You tell the speaker I’m here for him when it counts. He has my support on the rules changes.
Brad: He’ll appreciate that Bip. He’ll appreciate that. Take care.
Bip: You too Brad, take care.
After hanging up Representative Bop mumbles to himself, “Muuuuthah Fuuuckah. I can’t believe these guys.”
That’s not politics Brad, I mean Garrett, no, screw it, I mean Brad. That’s just being a messenger. Like a pencil and paper. Like a tool.
But that’s not my problem with Brad Garrett aka Garrett Bradley. My problem is that the triple eagle rep, from upper crust Hingham in 2015 thinks he’s a working class rep. from Lowell in 1970. He’s got relatives up the kazoo on the state payroll. Not one or two. Many more. Very unbecoming Brad. Not cool anymore. Take care of one, maybe two. So un-Hingham like.
Anyway because of Brad’s willingness to carry the ball for the speaker on this he’s put a bull’s-eye on himself and that’s resulted in the uncovering of the family employment racket he’s got going.
The problem ladies and gents is that for the most part the quality of people running for the legislature has gotten worse and worse.
What more can I say?