so your blog page shows you with a picture of our governor elect, and I assume you are a supporter.It is good that you are a pol. sci. major, because you will be able to look back and see this election with a bit more perspective.
It is pretty tough to figure out what Deval Patrick stands for, and the things he does stand for are the same things that have gotten our european friends in trouble.
Immigrants used to want to come here to be Americans. Now they want to bring
their version of culture and government here with them and without blending in.
Moderate legal immigration is important so that our culture can be preserved. It's not about spending our tax dollars to give someone else a free ride. Europe is reeling with the islamic problem. The radical islamic strategy is Immigrate, Procreate, and Devestate. Their real, and patiently pusued goal, is to destroy every other religion and culture, and the koran gives them violence as a valid tool. That hasn't hit our shores as much as it has in Europe, but it likely will.
That is just one issue. There are a ton of others. Patrick seems like a nice guy, and
he's popular for the moment, but time will tell. A telling fact is that he went to consult with Mike Dukakis before campaining here. Wow! You should have been alive to see how bad that governorship was. Just ask your parents about no-fault accident insurance. What a dopy idea.
This is just one more indicator of the polarization of Massachusetts away from most of the rest of the country. Politics here are so inbred. There will be a national backlash to this election season, but here in MA, we continue to be dumb as an ass and put up Kennedy, Kerry, and others time and again. Let's hope Patrick isn't all that bad.
Healy just didn't have the personal appeal, even though she has the talent and the better ideas. Who would you want to run your business? I guess smooth and nice wins over talented but less appealing today.
This was rich: "I guess smooth and nice wins over talented but less appealing today."Funny, I thought the same thing when George Bush beat Al Gore and John Kerry.
Oh, where do I even begin?
Ignoring his obvious prejudice against Islamic people, I went with giggling to myself as I critiqued his view on who he'd trust to run his business in a reply. Personally, I went with the one who has business experience:
It's funny that you ask who I'd want to run my business. Kerry Healey's never run a business that I'm aware of, she certainly didn't discuss it during her stump speeches or bring it up during the debates if she did. On the other hand, Deval Patrick held very high leadership roles in very large and often successful companies such as Coke, United Airlines and Texaco. So, when it comes to running my business, I'll go with the guy who was paid very well to do it.I should have stopped there, but I couldn't contain myself. As is often the case, these kinds of people often think they have some sort of idea about how things used to be... but why study history when you can make it up?
And your knowledge of our country's past immigration is limited. Back in the late 19th and early 20th Century, when immigrants were coming to this country en masse, they typically lived in very urban, ethnic neighborhoods. Such neighborhoods sometimes even [still] exist, such as the North End in Boston. Others are different now and aren't so ethnic. However, the point is, back then there wasn't very much "cultural assimilation" either. In fact, America hasn't ever really been so much a melting pot as it has been a salad bowl. People who come to this country always identify to some extent with their past identity - be they latinos coming to this country now or the Irish and Italian immigrants of the previous century. There's nothing wrong with wanting to maintain some degree of cultural authenticity. After all, it's a free country.Oh, wait, that's right. The rules start to change when people move to this country who the xenophobes don't like. Then suddenly free speech and limited government isn't such a great thing.
However, nothing gets me going like people talking about how talented and intelligent Kerry Healey was. I'm sure she's smart, but talented? Really? If she was so talented, why didn't she win? These people just lack intellectual curiosity.
Anyone else have some interesting letters to send me, griping about how poor Kerry Healey was so talented and Deval won because he was - I don't know - a good speaker? Please do. I enjoy the laughs. (It's almost as good as reading these sore losers.)