I have read recent posts and comments, specifically from/about KOS and Deval Patrick that seem to be critical of people that have had successful careers or have a soapbox (or soapblox) to speak from. These comments seem to be saying that if you are a successful business person you donât have a rightful place in the Democratic Party. This sort of sentiment is not limited to BlueMass group. In fact seems to be endemic within the party.
This is dangerous. We as Democratâs are viewed not as pro-consumer, but anti-business, not as pro entrepreneurial but anti-small business. Our attitude toward success has a lot to do with that.
If we canât even be supportive of successful Democrats, how can we expect Massachusetts voters and the American people at large to believe that we want them to be successful? How can we talk about working to provide opportunities to achieve the âAmerican Dreamâ and then criticize those that have achieved it? And yes, becoming wildly successful and even becoming a billionaire is part of the American Dream.