Complete Democrat Sweep in Massachusetts,
Starting with Governor’s Race.
by John DiMascio
Chairman of the Watertown Republican Town Committee
To rephrase Robert Duvall’s line from Apocalypse Now, “Charlie does surf.” And surf the Democrat Blue Wave he did, purposely leaving Republican candidates running in Massachusetts to drown. It’s not that Charlie Baker doesn’t have coattails. It’s that he specifically and deliberately ran a raging anti-Trump campaign to drive up the Democrat vote.
The most popular governor in the time/space continuum had no need to run against Trump. He knew damn well the Democrat Party leadership had no intention of supporting their gubernatorial candidate. They prefer a toothless Republican in the corner office. It’s even better when that Republican is as much a Democrat if not more than their candidate. Baker would have easily won reelection over the underfunded and unsupported Jay Gonzalez, but he was on a mission to undermine every other Republican who had an opponent.
Charlie Baker has graduated far beyond following the failed “Corner Office Only” policy instituted by Bill “Judas Priest” Weld. He’s even gone beyond stifling any grassroots attempt to grow the Party and rebuild its infrastructure. Indeed, it has become abundantly apparent that Charlie’s life work is to completely destroy the MassGOP, which has been on life support ever since his ilk has been in charge.
In 2014 Charlie proved he had no coattails. In fact, he won on the coattails of the Tank the Gas Tax ballot question that garnered more votes than Charlie! In 2018 the MassGOP chair boasted that in a presidential year we actually picked up a seat. The most popular governor to ever live wasn’t even able to persuade the voters to validate his appeal to authorize more charter schools and to defeat legalizing recreational marijuana. But you’d think in 2018, with soaring poll numbers, in a non-presidential year, in a year when Charlie Baker harvested roughly 900,000 more votes than his opponent, winning 67% of the vote, we’d actually win a few seats in the Legislature. Instead, we lost ground. Heck, even Richard RINO Ross lost his safe state Senate seat! The seat previously held by Scott Brown!
This carnage could have and should have been avoided. But it was planned. Again, not planned by the Democrats.
Well, I correct myself. It was hatched by one Democrat in particular – namely Charlie Baker.