Why Massachusetts is dominated by leftist Democrats

There are things actually enviable about being a liberal. Perhaps the most advantageous is the fact that they can say almost anything about anyone, in any tone and not cause a reaction out of many people who fall instantly to ‘victim’ status when a conservative offers a parallel statement. I’m not sure that there are enough of us who know how to circumnavigate this disadvantage. That is why you see Republican senators on TV like Bill Frist or Lindsey Graham with an almost “Stepford” smile as they try to win over the hearts and minds of the American people. This is, of course a wasted effort. That horse has left the barn and is four counties away.

Conservative politicians and even moderate ones with the ‘R’ next to their names can just forget trying to charm the undecided and the defeated minds that prefer liberal pols handling their government. One cannot map out a plan by starting at B and proceeding to C. Conservatives need to start at point A and walk people through the exact plan of the’ right and, in detail, explain the “whys” and “why nots”.

  Face it, liberalism is an easier walk. What we offer is superior for the individual American but it calls for dirty little terms called EFFORT and DISCIPLINE. We are fighting a message that says “Hey, if you don’t work hard and succeed (we in the government) will pull money from people who have and feed and house you. Imagine the audacity of someone asking an increasingly licentious society to abstain from sex until you can commit and offer a stable and monogamous relationship with your heterosexual partner. Not only are we seeing some embarrassing hypocrisy within our ranks, we can come across as being unrealistic and frigid. Again, look at the message of our opponents here; “Have as much sex as you want with whomever you wish and we will endorse, subsidize and encourage it.”

At a glance their offerings are tempting but when we have properly laid out the information, the results are more rewarding for the same person given the opportunity to map out each path. We want to see people excel in society free of government dependence and free of the epidemic of STDs, teen pregnancies, drugs and other abuse that will certainly be a reality in the path of liberalism.

The left has a more sophomoric, unprincipled message and way of life but it is more appealing to the masses that have been deafened by this offering and cannot properly learn of the conservative alternatives. The left is better mobilized, better motivated and we had better damn well learn from them how to get to where they are now in terms of grass roots activism.

I am saddened to think that Christianity which has existed in our family for centuries will wane into obscurity on our watch. This generation is failing our predecessors. It is no mystery for me that patriotism and family values are waning as quickly. This nation was built on a Judeo-Christian foundation, despite the revision of history our secular academia is teaching today. Love for “God and country” itself is under direct attack and so far, we who value this are getting our asses handed to us.

“Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.” – The Father of our country, George Washington

Ken can be found at kenpittman.com

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  • The Angelic One

    Not a bad post, Ken. However, most of your points don't fully illuminate the thesis of your post's headline, “Why Massachusetts is dominated by leftist Democrats”.

    I'd be interested in hearing if the Bay State's liberalism is the same as the liberalism that drives New York or California. If not, what makes Massachusetts liberalism so different?

    There's a lot of smart people in the state too (with a high concentration of wealthy people in certain zip code areas) yet they too embrace liberalism. Why? What do THEY find attractive about liberalism?

    Conversely, why has the Massachusetts Republican Party been unable to compete against the Democrats – especially in the last 15 years wherein the party has seen a slow, yet steady decline in the amount of GOP office holders? Progressive liberalism thrives here – can conservatism? If so, how?

    Most voters are registered as “unenrolled” so neither party seems to be winning the allegiance of said voters. Again, why? Is the idea of a “post-partisan” voter legitimate – or is it the fad du jour?

    While “liberalism is an easier walk” for certain factions of its coalition, can the same thing be said of those other factions which have proven time & again that their form of liberalism works thanks to their hard work in maintaining the status quo (& yes, it takes a lot of hard work to maintain a well-oiled machine)?

    Towards the end of your post, you make this (for me) interesting observation:

    I am saddened to think that Christianity which has existed in our family for centuries will wane into obscurity on our watch. This generation is failing our predecessors. It is no mystery for me that patriotism and family values are waning as quickly. This nation was built on a Judeo-Christian foundation, despite the revision of history our secular academia is teaching today. Love for “God and country” itself is under direct attack and so far, we who value this are getting our asses handed to us.

    While I'm sympathetic to the core point you make, you seem to blame liberals for the decline of our culture. Is that totally accurate? What about the obligation on the part of conservatives to defend said culture through (to cite one example) an active engagement with the voters through such venues as the academies, the entertainment industry (as you seem to be doing), the NGOs, & so forth?

    And what about the obligations of the citizens themselves? Do they still believe that this state in particular & the country in general remains the last, best hope for mankind? If not, is this belief transient or indicative of the kind of despair that aids & abets a culture in permanent decline? Has our experiment is self-government been a failure – as predicted through the centuries by cynics of human nature?

    I look forward to hearing in detail your responses to my questions. Thanks.

  • Festus Garvey

    …so Ken, when you first attempted to have sex, were you prepared, in your words, to “commit and offer a stable and monogamous relationship”?  I wonder how many of your fellow consertives reading your post could HONESTLY answer in the affirmative also.

    These morally high and mighty posts about how conseratives have so much more virtue than liberals just screams out for post’s like this

    As moronic as I personally find the post I jsut liked to, you’re holier-than-thou drivel is what makes that post seem fair and reasonable. 

    Your post is a stereotype of lame-ass conserative talking points which begets similar lame-ass liberal talking points. 

  • Ken Pittman

    Hey Ho, or is it Mr. Ho? While I was unable to determine whether you were typing with your fists or dropped out during 7th grade mid-terms, I am glad you took the time to have someone read my post for you. To be frank about your question, I agree that it is rare to find someone restrain and resist the powerful sexual urges which come naturally  especially during the teen hormone craze. The point which I made (and which like all books without pictures) went unnoticed by you. Conservatives want the individual to aim high and recognize that carte blanche casual sex is not an acceptable goal for a society striving for strong traditional family values that are proven to provide rewarding stability for individuals, families, communities and ultimately society. Yeah we all slip up and fall short. The difference here is clear. We see it as an understandable wrong. You see acting out anything the id demands as inconsequential freedom. Mostly because you just don’t like to consider the consequences that actually do exist. I think you’ve done a great job demonstrating your ideological bigotry of “consertives”. Thanks for the post.

  • Ken Pittman

    Actually, I agree with this letter. I didn’t elaborate enough on how liberal Democrats retain control over the state. My comments were cut short due to an unavoidable change in my schedule while I was writing this morning but please feel free to go to my website to learn about specific detailed ways the liberal Democrats in office here in Massachusetts fund their campaign armies with your tax dollar.

    The article is titled “Fluff n’ stuff”. http://www.kenpittman.com

  • The Angelic One

    I had a chance to read your post titled “Massachusetts ‘Fluff n’ Stuff”. Good piece.

    If you’re familiar with my writings on this blog, you’ll know that I’m pessimistic about the prospects for the Massachusetts Republican Party so long as 1) the GOP continues to ignore the need to self-examine itself & from that adopt a practical ideology which excites conservative activists, potential candidates, & a majority of voters; 2) the GOP refuses to understand the nature of its Democrat rival beyond the superficial soundbites of “tax” & “spend” & then wonder why “X” amount of voters still vote Democrats into office; 3) the GOP makes little effort to understand & exploit the broader trends in this state.

    Again, I’d like your take on the questions I asked you in my last post. Just as the jouney of a thousand miles begins with one step, the process of poltical revitalization begins with constructive criticism – followed by a concrete plan of action. Make me a believer that you’re the real deal, Ken.