Quincy Republican Kerry Byrne contributed this helpful quiz to today’s Boston Herald — give it a read and see if you, too, might actually be a Republican:
Archive for January 2010
Two hundred and thirty six years ago, a small yet impassioned group of Massachusetts colonists dressed up as Indians, braved the winter chill and took a stand against the unfair and oppressive tax policies of a tone-deaf government, launching a movement that would change history. Yesterday, history to some extent repeated itself, as Massachusetts voters braved heavy snow and freezing rain to send a similar message to the Obama administration and the Democratically controlled Congress.
Make no mistake: The election of Republican Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Ted Kennedy was every bit the “Massachusetts Miracle” it’s been touted to be. Just as dumping crates of tea into the icy waters of Boston Harbor foreshadowed the start of a revolution, yesterday’s decisive victory in bluer than blue Massachusetts demonstrates just how disenfranchised and ignored American voters are feeling by a White House and Congress determined to ram Socialist policies down the throats of an angry public.
That sound you hear? It’s the Obama administration’s wake up call — one that Washington ignores at its own peril.
A group of Scott Brown supporters from Quincy went into Boston Sunday to “welcome” the president, and someone asked if they could interview me about why I’m voting for Scott. (I think he got more than he bargained for!)
The energy was palpable yesterday as Scott Brown’s Bold New Leadership Bus Tour traveled across the state, taking his message of fiscal restraint and government for the people — not the special interests — to voters across the Commonwealth.
More than 500 people flocked to Quincy Center for the first stop on the tour, setting an upbeat, enthusiastic tone for later stops in Plymouth, Hyannis and Middleboro.
Strangely, other than a handful of Coakley signholders in Plymouth, the much-touted “Democratic Machine” was nowhere to be seen along the tour. Perhaps Coakley’s supporters are taking a cue from their candidate and avoiding contact with regular voters in favor of wining and dining high-priced DC lobbyists.
With new polls showing Scott Brown pulling ahead in the special election for U.S. Senate, the Brown campaign is seeing a surge in volunteers requesting signs, bumper stickers and overall enthusiasm. More than two dozen Brown supporters were “freezin’ for a reason” out on Quincy Shore Drive this morning, garnering cheers, waves, thumbs up and honking horns from commuters. (You know, those people who get up early and go to work every day?)
Longtime campaign volunteers are saying that never in their lifetime have they seen the electorate so energized by a campaign — and in the dead of winter, no less! It’s this surge of enthusiasm that has some Americans preparing for a “Massachusetts Miracle,” the likes of which this nation hasn’t seen since a ragtag bunch of colonial farmers took on the world’s greatest empire and kicked it on its you-know-what!
Election Day is January 19 –Vote for Scott Brown and help uphold the American tradition of fighting to preserve freedom!