November’s elections are practically right around the corner and as you can imagine there’s a lot of talk on Beacon Hill about who’s running, who’s not and whether or not this will be an anti-incumbent year. Representative Ellen Story told State House News Service today that “she was certain that legislative incumbents were safe, separating herself from other legislative leaders concerned about the prospect of losing members to an anti-establishment tide.” She went on to say, "I can't think of a single rep who is going to lose their seat.”
She is absolutely right! The Democrats on Beacon Hill shouldn’t worry at all. In fact, they should continue doing exactly what they’re doing because the people of the Commonwealth are so pleased with everything they’ve done in the last year – especially the tax increases. We can just hear the chants come election season as crowds of Democratic supporters demand more tax hikes!
Representative Story must be right! Republicans apparently didn’t take back the Governor’s mansions in Virginia or New Jersey last November. (Wink wink!) And it was all a dream – Scott Brown wasn’t elected U.S. Senator from the bluest of blue states. (Nod nod!) She is absolutely right. The people want more of the same, more politics as usual and the status quo!
Memo to Representative Story – if you honestly believe what you’re saying, we’d like to talk with you about a bridge we might have for sale!