Governor Patrick – Yes We Can! put MA residents as risk

(Start those calls – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno)

Our esteemed Governor announced this morning that after conducting Pubic Forums on the federal Secure Communities program, he has decided we want out. Hmmmm – how many of these forums (before you cancelled half of them) did you attend, Sir?

This dangerous, illogical, strategic, politically-calculated-to-drive-support-to-Obama decision brings to mind those 3 little words that mean so much – elections have consequences.

Once again, the taxpayers of the Commonwealth are being afforded no relief whatsoever. Not only will we, along with every other resident, legal or illegal or just visiting, continue to face the risk of encountering a dangerous criminal alien as we go about our daily lives, we also continue to be forced to support these dirtbags when (or if) they are incarcerated. With his misguided political pandering, Governor Patrick illustrates his unbreakable, cult-like adherence to progressive social policy over common sense, highly effective, cost efficient, public safety policy.

Hey, how do we get another one of those do-over elections?  Anybody sell a house to a “disenfranchised” voter anywhere?

Take a moment out of your afternoon to call the Governor’s office and let him (or rather, his staff) know what you think.

617.725.4005          888.870.7770

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    How does the Massachusetts governor rejecting an Obama-proposed-and-backed program drive votes to Obama?

  • CVarley

    to attract moderates but also so as to create controversy.  He gets a “pass” on this one – which equals votes. He will not be the and guy either way.

    The bluest of blue states conducted forums to produce blow back, which in turn is now allowing blue states to reject the policy so that Obama can say “Hey, I thought it was a good idea but the people say no so we’re scrapping it”. Then he doesn’t have to do anything until 2013. This was the entire point of having the forums – to create controversy.  They had to cancel half of them in MA because their plan backfired.

    This program has been used as a political playing card by Obama and his ilk (yes, I said it) from the beginning.  Why would Obama ever have supported this unless it was to appear moderate?  Unless there was an underlying strategy? he is a pro-illegal immigration, grant them all amnesty and give me the votes guy.

  • Gov. Patrick isn’t doing any of the breathless things that Rob Eno and the other of this post are claiming.  

    Let me start by being clear: I support the federal program.  But what Gov. Patrick is doing is triangulating — and it’s something Republicans could learn to do more of to improve our image with VOTERS, instead of our suicide mission of constantly appealing to the wing-nuts that comprise the GOP base.

    Gov. Patrick knows well that this program is coming to Massachusetts — there’s nothing he can do to stop it.  So his “stand” against this program means nothing, just political points with certain groups whose support he needs, and he comes across as more compassionate than idiots like Howie Carr (a Democrat demagogue who has pathetically become the Mass GOP’s de facto spokesman) as well as uncomfortable with one-size-fits-all approaches to social problems.  Believe it or not, voters like that.

    Republicans should try this kind of thing sometime.  Maybe then we’d have people on Beacon Hill more consistently than once every 20 years.