The most substantive, informed and well-articulated criticisms of Patrick come from Democrats and the left; there’s a real gap waiting to be filled in Mass GOP blogs and media that are interested in constructive, “let’s get stuff done” dialogue, because what passes as GOP commentary around the MA blogosphere is drenched in resentment and sarcasm that’s only motivated by the winner-take-all election game.
Instead of looking to tear down DP at every turn, why not go issue-by-issue and identify where you can sway Democrats and Dem-leaning independents to adopt a counter-DP positions and build working coalitions to get the progress that you want? You may not like the Readiness Project, or aspects of it, but the Democrats who also oppose this initiative are probably not in any rush to join forces with Eabo-like nattering nabobs of negativity or the Deval Derangement Syndrome-inflicted Margolis brothers.
The constant petty swipes at DP and not letting go of the drapes play to a certain base, but they aren’t informative or persuasive methods of advancing GOP agenda items. When your commentary shifts its aim from the hard core Howie heads and focuses on the Central Mass Dad types, although you may not see GOP membership grow, I’m betting you’ll see more conservative values reflected in state government initiatives and legislation, and I bet you’ll be more satisfied with the state’s performance.
We all like to make sarcastic and dismissive comments about pols and policies we don’t like – snark adds to the fun of blogging. I’m just saying all snark and and no constructive dialog make Mass Republicans dull, repetitive, one-note bloggers.