We all know that the Democratic Treasurer Tim Cahill has “unenrolled” and tacked hard to the right in his quest for Governor. Now the Boston Globe says other Dems are following suit and tacking to the right. Their first one ought to give you a real big chuckle, apparently Sue Fargo is now trying to be a right winger.
Susan L. Fargo, a veteran Democratic state senator from Lincoln, is on the campaign trail armed with a Republican talking point: Repeal last year’s sales and alcohol tax increases.
Allen J. McCarthy, a Democratic state representative from East Bridgewater, has been talking about spending cuts, saying voters want to know “we’ve been tightening our belt, too.”
And Jennifer L. Flanagan, a Democratic state senator from Leominster, went to a Tea Party movement meeting and declared herself a “cheap Democrat” in touch with angry voters.
Across traditionally Democratic Massachusetts, Democratic state lawmakers are trying, sometimes a bit awkwardly, to adapt to a perilous political climate, fearing that many voters are skeptical of incumbents, angry about spending and taxes, and hungry for new faces on Beacon Hill.
Well I’ve gotta pick myself off the floor and get to work.