Author Archives: D. R. Tucker

Mob Rule

I don’t usually make recommendations for gifts (other than gift cards!), but this year, I can think of one gift that would be most appropriate this Christmas, er, “holiday” season. It’s the best political book I’ve read this year–Michael Graham’s That’s No Angry Mob, That’s My Mom. The WTKK-FM host’s book should be considered the first great book about the…

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Props to Patrick

You know, I’ve got to give the guy some credit. Gov. Deval Patrick pulled off an impressive reelection victory Tuesday. Let’s put aside all the complaining about Tim Cahill and bickering about Charles Baker, and note for the record that Patrick proved capable of withstanding the Tea Party tide that swept away so many of his fellow Democrats across the…

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This Masquerade

How much will Deval Patrick and Tim Cahill bill this state for their power trip? The governor and the treasurer have become fast friends, haven’t they? They’re like twin brothers from different mothers, seeing the world through the same eyes, looking down on Massachusetts voters with the same scornful faces. When you think of the Deval Patrick-Tim Cahill partnership, you…

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Why We Cannot Wait

(Thanks D.R. this is brilliant – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Can you hear their voices? The voices of those who have suffered economically these past four years, the voices of those who wonder if they can still make it in Massachusetts. The voices of parents who wonder if they’ll have enough to pay this month’s bills, to say…

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Anger is an Energy

On November 2, when you head out to the polls to cast your ballot in this year’s gubernatorial election, don’t forget to take your anger into the voting booth. There’s noting wrong with voting based on anger, especially when there’s so much to be angry about. How could one not be furious, after four years of this State House madhouse?…

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Chasing Rainbows

I don’t know why, but I can’t get Marvin Liebman’s voice out of my ear. Liebman, the veteran conservative activist and close friend of William F. Buckley Jr., generated national headlines in the summer of 1990 when he announced in the pages of National Review that he was gay. He also accused the conservative movement of exploiting homophobia for political…

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When Elephants Cry

(Welcome back D.R.   – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Will the whining ever cease? No, I’m not thrilled with Senator Scott Brown’s support of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act either, but it’s not like he ran somebody over with his truck. The moaning and groaning from Brown’s erstwhile supporters seemingly won’t stop; I can’t recall…

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Charley Manning’s Competition

Congratulations to veteran political consultant Charley Manning, who’s been selected to replace Rush Limbaugh on WRKO-AM in Boston. Manning is a quick wit, a sharp observer and someone who doesn’t suffer fools gladly. With the strong local lineup of Manning, Tom Finneran, Todd Feinburg, Howie Carr and weekend hosts Avi Nelson and Kevin Whalen, WRKO should remain in good health…

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