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Name: Greg
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Mass Revolt: from Boston Magazine

I was reading this post today and followed the sources posted in one of the comments at the link provided.

It mentioned an article at the Boston Magazine.

I went there and found this article,

Well worth the nine page read.


When he does talk about his time here as governor, it’s usually to pump up his bipartisan bona fides or brag about how he balanced the budget without raising taxes. (Strictly speaking, this is true, though helpfully devoid of context: All Massachusetts governors are constitutionally required to balance the budget, and while Romney technically may not have raised taxes, he did hike fees on a variety of government services.) What he does not discuss are the hugely successful bills he passed, like universal healthcare and an assault-weapons ban. Obviously, he also does not mention just how unpopular he was when he left office.

So please, America, pay attention. There’s been too little talk about Romney’s time as governor of Massachusetts, and now that you’re deciding whether to make him our next president, it’s worth understanding just how and why he alienated the voters who know him best. Because the big problems that have been plaguing Romney on the campaign trail—that he’s personally inaccessible, that he’s had trouble unifying his party, that he’s become known as a flip-flopper—all have their roots in Massachusetts.


After those first two years, Romney basically checked out of Massachusetts. He planned 78 town visits in 2005, and just 25 in the first 10 months of 2006 (the final two months of his 2006 schedules were missing from the records in the state archives). That year he spent all or part of 219 days outside the state, building his national profile.


Lately, Romney has taken to launching misleading attacks that tread on highly charged racial ground. Playing to a Michigan crowd in August, he said, “No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised.” Aside from dog-whistling to birthers, he’s been hitting Obama on welfare, launching ad campaigns falsely alleging that the president is trying to make it easier for recipients to collect free money without having to work. In reality, the Obama administration told state governments that if they wanted to experiment with new ways to fulfill the welfare system’s work requirements—ones that increased the number of people actually working—the administration would consider the requests. Both the New York Times and Los Angeles Times now flatly refer to Romney’s allegations as false. Other independent fact-checkers have also discredited the attacks. But that hasn’t stopped Romney’s campaign from continuing to hit Obama on the racially fraught issue, ever-so-subtly suggesting that Obama, a black president, is trying to make it easier to give handouts to poor (read: black) people.

Posted by N_E_1 for Tennis | Fri Oct 26, 2012, 10:05 AM (3 replies)

Let us agree, please. No more Trump, Coulter..........

There is too much at stake, too much work to do to let these idiots
take any more of our time.

Trump, Coulter ... etc.

Yes, I agree that they need to be exposed, but here? It is just a waste of bandwidth for DU.
That is why FB was invented, Ok IMHO. Use it, not DU!!

They are irrelevant, a waste of time.

Let us just agree we will not click on the link, even if posted here!

No disrespect intended for posts before this, but........... C'mon, really?

We have too much to do that will matter in the short and long time!

For fun, humor, a silly jest, OK, post it in "humor".

I'm just sick and tired of these people taking up our precious time.

I am truly sorry if I have offended anyone.

Let us get back to some critical thinking. Let us win this for US and our country.
Our future is too much at stake to give these stupid people any more attention!!

Posted by N_E_1 for Tennis | Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:57 PM (10 replies)
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