Suffice it to say that GOP candidate for MA governor Charlie Baker leaves us amused and disdainful. For a bit of background, check Ryan’s Shocker: Charlie Baker’s a Liar.
We got into his asinine attempts to try to prove the untrue…repeatedly. Fortunately for him, many voters will surely pass on any gubernatorial debates, wherein his misstatements and mistakes will be far too obvious. Unfortunately for him, incumbent Deval Patrick can easily disprove such absurd assertions as that government grew, that Patrick (killer recession or not) blew a huge budget surplus, and more. The media and bloggers are already fact-checking Baker onto the stool and into the dunce cap.
Also, very unfortunately for Baker, there’s his own personal history, a Gen. Sherman style march across Massachusetts. As financial head of the administrationsÂ planning and executing the Big Dig, his efforts saddled all of us with outrageous, poorly financed debt and smothered the MBTA in the process. As CEO of both iterations of Harvard Pilgrim, he played a zero-sum game of slashing jobs and steeply and continually jacking up medical and insurance costs. Sure, with state funds backing him and those draconian schemes, his company did well, but again, all of Massachusetts continues to pay massively.
Baker wants credit for anything good that happened around him and no blame for all the bad that can be directly attributed to him. Well even with the poor memories of most voters, we’d have to say, sorry, Charlie.