Jeff Beatty: Massachusetts has seen Obama movie before
Today’s Human Events features a commentary by U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Beatty that serves as a wake-up call to the rest of the nation as to what they can expect if Barack Obama is elected president and Beatty’s opponent, John Kerry, is re-elected.
How does Beatty know what life under a Kerry-supported President Obama will be like? Easy: For the past 18 months, we here in Massachusetts have been test driving an Obama administration under its regional brand name: Deval Patrick.
Remember all those starry-eyed promises about how Deval was a different kind of politician? He was no backroom political dealmaker. He was a self-made man from the South Side of Chicago who, along with his high-powered wife, was going to help the common man and rescue us from property tax hell. Together We Can!
Then came the $27,000 drapes, the $72,000 social secretary for said high-powered wife, the Cadillac, the 80 percent increase in his office budget … and now $16 billion in proposed new spending. That’s more than the total cost of the disastrous Big Dig. (No word, of course, on when, if or how Cadillac Deval plans to make good on his property tax promise, or where he plans to find $16 billion in new revenue — details, schmetails.)
Now, here comes Barack Obama. He’s a different kind of politician. He’s no backroom political dealmaker. He’s a self-made man from the South Side of Chicago who, along with his high-powered wife, is going to help the common man. Yes We Can!
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before…
As Jeff Beatty notes in his commentary, an Obama presidency would be little more than a bad remake of Deval Patrick: The Motion Picture. On November 4, let’s hope the nation gives both Obama and Kerry two thumbs down.