We are through the looking glass here, people. At some point a sense of shame needs to come back into the political process. Charlie Baker, look yourself in the mirror and try to ask yourself what other Hudak tropes you won’t condemn:
-That President Obama is “Socialist, Marxist, and lazy”?
-That President Obama was really born in Kenya?
-That President Obama is lying about his religion?
Come back to us, Charlie. It’s not too late to run a campaign that has a shred of dignity and integrity. All you need to do is swallow hard, bite the bullet, and go out on a limb:
“I believe that comparing our president to the orchestrator of 9/11 is disgusting, offensive, and wrong.”
I even wrote it for you, Charlie. All you have to do is say it.
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p>Right, he always votes on integrity, and only 10% of the people think his signs are offensive! Sounds like his own integrity is sadly lacking…
As Ryepower12 notes in his post in the Charlie Baker on Equality thread, Baker is not willing to stand up with any kind of conviction and fight for what is right – he’s more than willing to pander to his base. He did that on the transgender rights bill, and he’s doing it now with Hudak.
p>If Baker doesn’t cater to Tea Party members — including the social conservatives — they could stay home on Nov. 2 (or vote for Tim Cahill). He may not be able to win without them, and he may not be able to win with them since being cozy with the Tea Party alienates the moderate voters he needs to win.
p>Charlie Baker is more than willing to help any Republican candidate, no matter how extreme. As Democrats we should be pointing out at every opportunity that Baker’s coalition includes Hudak, the Tea Party, and others who are out of step with Massachusetts’ moderate voters. Baker is openly courting the Tea Party, in all its forms, and we should make him own the Tea Party in all its forms.
In countries with multi-party systems, one can campaign against a party based not on just what the opponents stands for but on whom they are willing to form a government with. For example, the German Christian Democrats often emphasize that fellow citizens won’t like the SDP’s coalition partners.
p>Here too with Baker. Baker might be wonderfully socially liberal — at least in his living room, but he clearly regards some unsavory lunatics as part potential coalition partners.
If his political hide is more important to him than even a mild recognition of disagreement with someone’s positions, this is a polarizing approach to government. He will be continually at odds because he will not seek clarity or a true direction for the good of the people of this Commonwealth. He lacks the proper attitude to be a decent governor.