Thursday, May 25, 2006

Romney Bolts Massachusetts....Again

Below is the statement of MDP Chairman Phil Johnston on Mitt Romney's latest excursion.

We’ve become used to Mitt Romney being in Des Moines, Savannah, Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, but Baghdad? This is getting ridiculous. The presidential election isn’t for two years but Mitt Romney apparently thinks he’s already a major foreign policy expert.

Kerry Healey needs to tell her boss that there remains serious work to do in the waning months of the Romney-Healey administration: implementation of major health care legislation, dealing with last week’s devastating floods on the North Shore, and making housing more affordable are just a few of the issues that need immediate attention.

This governor has become a major embarrassment to our state. In a trip which is obviously designed to further his own political ambitions, he uses the cynical pretext of visiting Massachusetts troops. He fools no one by this lame explanation. His real purpose is to add foreign policy luster to his résumé.

Romney, like Lieutenant Governor Healey, supports the Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld position in Iraq, which is costing the lives of many Massachusetts young people and the devastation of our national and local economy.

I thought I had seen everything from this man but apparently his ambition knows no limit.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Looking to Attend the Democratic Convention?

Are you a Democrat looking to attend the convention but aren't a delegate? Here's your opportunity. We are still looking for volunteers for both Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3. Below is a list of assignments volunteers will be responsible for:

• Registration of delegates, alternates, and ex officio delegates
• Podium team help
• Security
• Senate district runners
• Electronic balloting assistants

Please join us in making the 2006 Democratic State Convention a great success!

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Healey admits she can't build the ranks

Funny how words come back to haunt you, sometimes.

Running for LG in 2002, Kerry Healey told a reporter for the Boston Globe about her failed attempt at building the membership of the Harvard Republican Club.

''I was membership secretary,'' she said, ''and I don't think I was very successful in increasing membership.''

Fast-forward a few months later to the point where Kerry Healey knocks Jane Swift around.

The candidates were also asked what Gov. Jane Swift should have done differently during her administration.

Healey said Swift should've worked harder to strengthen the state Republican Party.

"We have not devoted enough time to party building. We need two parties in Massachusetts," Healey said.

If elected, Healey said she'd make it a "priority to restore two-party government."

Well, it's indisputable. Kerry Healey just can't get the job done. Kerry Healey and Mitt Romney proved in 2004 that they just don't have what it takes to get residents to join the Republican ranks when their $3 million bid for the Legislature blew up in their face. Now, take a look at the lack of Republican candidates running for the Legislature this time around. Or how about the fact that there are virtually no Republicans running statewide?
The Republican Party is in trouble. And it's up to Kerry Healey to save it?

I'd be worried....