Tonight I joked with my fellow Republicans that we should all just get up and leave this state and "just let the Democrats have it." More often than I expected, many were already in the process of move to nearest (or warmest) red state they could find; for others, tonight was the last straw. The students from Tufts University I raninto tonight, most of them shared my sorrows, but relished in the fact that they are not residents of this state--lucky them. I am not as lucky as those students only a handful of years younger than me. I still have a few years left in my graduate studies before I can join the Massachusetts Diaspora (or Exodus if you prefer), and gleefully turn back and laugh at all the suckers.What a shameless, sore loser. If that's the way Aaron Margolis feels, why is he even writing about Massachusetts? Just give up like sore losers do.
I'm here for the count. Win, lose or tie - my home is Massachusetts. I believe in fighting for it. Not long ago, there was a strong tradition of a moderate Republican Party that could compete. Why not fight to bring that back? It wouldn't take an army; it wouldn't take millions of dollars. A few committed volunteers could win, for example, a state legislative seat in Beverly (home to the Margolis family). Republicans held the US 6th District before the incumbent Tierney took over.
But, no, Aaron Margolis says 1,224,725 people "are so dumb." Instead of - and this is quaint - questioning their own beliefs, the more than 1.2 million people who voted for Deval Patrick are "dumb." Real nice.
So no one should be surprised that instead of staying and fighting for the Republican Party, Aaron Margolis is just waiting to join the exodus and "gleefully turn back and laugh at all the suckers" still in Massachusetts. The truth is, Aaron Margolis has no interest in rebuilding the Republican Party in Massachusetts. It would take too much effort for a state he doesn't care about. He's going to join Mitt Romney and flee the state as soon as possible - the new administration can't come soon enough for Mitt, Aaron's graduation can't come soon enough to him.
Building the party would be too much for either of them. It would mean they'd have to field the old-fashioned yeomen types, people who are actually pro-choice and pro-marriage equality. It would mean it would have to be a Republican Party vastly different than the one they'd like: the crazies. So go and leave, Aaron Margolis, we don't want you anyway. I'm sorry us 1.2 million are just too stupid to realize how brilliant you are. It must be so sad being so lonely because of your 'wisdom.'