Red Mass Group – Same Republican Discussion, New Ownership

 

I am pleased to announce that late last year, ownership of RMG was transferred from longtime Editor Rob Eno to an ownership group led by me, Republican State Committeeman Steve Aylward. I want to thank Rob for his many years of hard work helping to keep Massachusetts Republican politics in the forefront.  As the new Editor, I hope to continue that tradition.

The reasons I purchased the blog are many, but most important is my strong opinion that grassroots conservative Republicans need a voice to express their ideas and their concern in a media where it can be viewed by the public, news agencies and politicians alike.  Without RMG, the most convenient and pervasive medium for conservative Republican comment and opinion would be lost forever.  And in a world where absurd liberal notions ranging from never-ending minimum wage increases to transgender bathrooms to legalized marijuana seem to be forever in the news, RMG becomes more important than ever.  Without RMG we as common sense conservative Republicans lose our voice, perhaps our only voice.

But a blog is only as good as it’s readers, it’s authors, and it’s contributors.  We have lined up a series of bloggers who will do their best to post worthwhile content on a consistent basis.  But we need you – the loyal readers –   to make it a point to look at RMG every day.  Equally as important, we need you to comment, and to express your views.  There is no easier way to give a story legs than a strong display of interest from We the People. 

So please join me—RMG is YOUR blog for discussing the biggest issues facing our political party, and engaging in grassroots organizing for a more conservative Massachusetts. If you’d like to be a formal, regular contributor, please email me at Steve@RedMassGroup.com. Thank you.  

 

   

 

 

About Steve Aylward

Steve Aylward is one of the principal owners of Red Mass Group. He is the Republican State Committeeman for Second Suffolk & Middlesex, comprised of Belmont, Watertown, Brighton and Back Bay. In 2014 he was Co-Chairman of the Question 1 – the Ballot Initiative which successfully repealed automatic gas tax hikes.

  • You should look into Disqus.
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/disqus-comment-system/

    It’s a much better commenting system. The New Boston Post uses it.
    http://newbostonpost.com/2015/12/18/will-religious-liberty-survive-in-massachusetts/

  • Their own website gives it 3.4 Stars out of 5. Not exactly a ringing endorsement. The issue hasn’t been the comments. The WordPress back-end has been great about picking up Spam (and good lord has there been a lot) it’s just the process of identifying and approving actual comments, and working out a system to do that on a constant basis.

    • it’s just the process of identifying of approving actual comments, and working out a system to do that on a constant basis.

      That’s a thing you shouldn’t have to do. Disqus takes care of that. There’s a reason Disqus has become standard on lots of sites. That star review is meaningless.

      At that very least look at the “iQ Block Country” notification when you log in. Download the databases it tells you do. That should prevent spammers from logging in and/or even leaving comments.

      • Another great thing about Disqus is that you can edit your comments and fix typos.

        • Yeah, Disqus is best imo. Easy to implement on WordPress as well.

        • I can edit comments now…

        • RWB

          I’m a big fan of Disqus.

  • RWB

    Red Mass Group is heroically important to the market place of ideas in MA politics. I am eager to play my small part.