Things are beginning to change in Massachusetts. After the disappointing results (or more accurately the lack of any) in November, many conservatives have had enough. From the local tea party movement to ticked off Republicans, changes are in the offing.
One group, which I have become affiliated with is the Massachusetts Conservative Assembly. In this last election there were 81 House seats and 21 Senate seats which went uncontested in our State Legislature. That is over half. Talking to others I have found the main reason is that the state committee in some areas wasn’t actively involved in recruiting candidates. There were cases when candidates had to beg for money from the state committee and were refused. The question is why?
Many believe that the current GOP in Massachusetts has a certain agenda, much like the national GOP, where they will support only candidates who fit their profile of what a republican and conservative should be. With the horrendous track record in this state, that obviously isn’t working. But then it all starts at the top.
The last chairman, Bob Maginn, used to work for Mitt Romney, a definite establishment Republican who, although a conservative by the warped Massachusetts Republican standards, was more of an “Obama Light” (no, that isn’t a racist comment so give it up) than a true conservative. Maginn even donated to the reelection campaign of Deval Patrick, our very leftist governor. Doesn’t that just give you an air of confidence in where his loyalties might be? Fortunately Maginn has decided to resign, which opens the door for a new chair person.
So what does the establishment do? They recommend we all support one of their own, Kirsten Hughes. Now I don’t know Kirsten and I am sure she is a very fine and respectable woman (after all she is a Republican) but do we really need another Chairperson with ties to an established candidate, Scott Brown, who more than likely will either run for the Senate again, if John Kerry goes to Washington, or for Governor? In case you forgot, Brown lost the election after being the most popular senator from this state in a long, long time. This may be because he decided to run as a Democrat in this last light, again, doing as so many Republicans seem to do, changing themselves into something they aren’t so they get reelected.
I may be fighting an uphill battle here, but it is time for true conservatives to start standing up, especially in the blue states, but even in the national arena for true conservative beliefs. Maybe it is too late, who knows, but I know I won’t give up without a fight.
If there are any other Massachusetts Conservatives out there who would like to blog her at “The Massachusetts Conservative“” or from any other of the 56 states which President Obama believes exist let me know by sending me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.