We were talking on the show this week about the amazing new poll which shows that more than 50% of Massachusetts voters are ready to vote against longtime incumbent congressmen like Barney Frank, Eddie Markey and John Tierney in November. And just think, if this is going on in Blue State Massachusetts, what is happening in the rest of the country. Here's an interesting column by the WSJ's Kim Strassel that shows how some Democrats are getting it. And how they may have a chance to hold onto their seats because they opposed President Obama's policies. Tell us how you feel about this article at email@example.com
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In the latest Rasmussen Poll Governor Deval Patrick still holds a slight lead on Republican candidate Charlie Baker by a 38-32% margin. Tim Cahill is holding steady at 17% and 13% are still undecided. Who do you think will win the race for governor? Tell us what you think by emailing Charley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallup's 2010 Confidence in Institutions poll finds Congress ranking dead last out of the 16 institutions rated this year. Eleven percent of Americans say they have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in Congress, down from 17% in 2009 and a percentage point lower than the previous low for Congress, recorded in 2008.
Do you trust the Congress? Tell us what you think at email@example.com.
As we told you on Friday as the story broke on the show, Governor Patrick is now working to blow up more than a decade of tremendous public school reform. here in Massachusetts by dumping our state's proven plan to join the Obama Administration's national school standards crap shoot.
This would be a huge mistake.
The vote by a committee Governor Patrick controls will take place on Wednesday, July 21st. Don't let Governor Patrick sell out our schools and the students who are depending on us.
Call Governor Patrick at (617) 725-4000 and tell him that we want to keep the Massachusetts standards for public education that have worked so well for our state's students.
We will be discussing all of this on today's program starting at noon on WRKO. So give the governor a call and then call at 617 266-6868 or email us or firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what they said.
Scott Brown says he will oppose the Campaign Finance Bill. Senator Scott Brown said this morning that he will oppose a new campaign finance overhaul that would require further disclosures of campaign contributions, creating major hurdles for the prospects of the bill. Good job Scott, keep up the good work. Tell us what you think of Scott Brown opposing this bill at email@example.com
Legendary newsman and Boston TV legend John Henning passed away last night at the age of 73 due to complications from leukemia. People in and around Boston remember John and all he has done in the political field for all of the local television stations. One person who he touched was Barbara Anderson from Citizens for Limited Taxation. Here is what she had to say on the legendary John Henning.
On the death of John Henning
July 8, 2010
The phrase “the end of an era” was made for people like John Henning, whose presence in the Massachusetts media scene represented fair coverage of a time when politics was slightly more respectable.
Throughout my thirty years of taxpayer activism at the State House, John was always there with a microphone and an important relevant question. Sometimes he was the only grown-up I saw all day except for his rival in the interview queue, Janet Wu!
He is always accurately described as “nice” and “a gentleman”, yet I always found an underlying skepticism that marks the true reporter, and a willingness to express dislike of political bad behavior that marked someone with his own values. I have no idea how he voted, but we always could tell what he saw as right and wrong. John was a trusted face and voice in the Massachusetts media, and remains with us as an example of decency and fairness.
Executive director, CLT
Tell us what you think of John and his legacy in Boston at firstname.lastname@example.org
The death of Senator Robert Byrd may well postpone this week's anticipated vote on the Frank-Dodd (or as one of our callers last week named it "THE FRAUD") legislation. The plan was to ram it through and have the President sign it by the 4th of July. Now that may not happen. Read today's Wall Street Journal Editorial which lays it all out and let us know what you think at email@example.com. Senator Scott Brown, who is the most popular political leader in Massachusetts according to today's Boston Globe poll, may be casting the deciding vote. What would you like Senator Brown to do?