Only the death of a close friend could be worse news for Massachusetts Republicans; – – the Mouseketeer – Kirsten Hughes – has been re-elected as Chair of the MassGOP.
The vote was 46 : 30 : 1 : 1…. People who’d promised to vote for Steve Aylward, lied. It seems Charlie Baker was making calls all afternoon.
Folks, it was a classic battle between the old guard RiNOs – the Bill Weld – Mitt Romney – Jeb Bush – John Kasich – Charlie Baker wing of the party – vs – the folks who are actually core-level Republicans – and who do more than write checks each election cycle.
For these past 4 years Hughes has been bloody awful – a fraud of a Republican, – a favorites-playing non-leader, – and totally inept at planning events and operations.
For these past 4 years she’s made no effort at outreach to our Black and Hispanic communities, – no Spanish-language MassGOP site, – no bi-lingual literature – nothing – nada!
Look at that top photo again. WHO ON EARTH plans an important meeting in a room with two large square columns right down the middle…? Only a dumb-ass, – that’s who!
Your humble blogger even had to get the MassGOP hack to correct the position of the flags. Kids seem not to know or even care thee days…
Who and What exactly are these Old-Guard RiNOs?
For the most part they live sheltered or insulated lives, – many actually on government payrolls. (What real Republican works for Government…?) Some thrill in the presence of elected officials, – are keen to have their picture taken….tell their friends…..
BUT,….they can’t talk about Republican Issues – because they either don’t understand them, – or don’t believe in them.
Some like our vice-chair are gay, – some like Kirsten are gun-phobic and anti-gun, and others are secretly pro-abortion,…perhaps from having one when they were young – or because they have a young relative they fear might need one….
Few if any could stand on a chair and give an impromptu speech on Republican Values, – and they’d be terrified to do so in a crowd of strangers.
Many in the room are blissfully ignorant about MS-13 and the XVIII Street Gang.
For them the State Committee is a quarterly social event which makes them feel important, – and like they’re “doing something”….
Which begs the question: “Why take your voting orders from Charlie Baker?”
Tonight the Old RiNOs have chosen 46-to-30 to stick with the floozy…and come 2018 Republicans who get on the ballot will be stuck on a ticket with Charlie Baker – who won’t say anything ‘Republican’ all year.
Finally there was my State Committeeman….who smiles (always) and wanted it known I was seeing him without a drink in his hand….
But,…he voted for the floozy.
You are a sad sad disappointment Brian, – and a sorry excuse for a Republican!
FOLKS: If you know and see Steve Aylward, – thank him for this run – and all the effort and miles he put in. He is clearly the better candidate, and we should all be thanking him.