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(Talking Points Memo)   Gomez refuses "People's Pledge", vows instead to take as much money from outside groups because he's not a politician and bribery doesn't work on him...or some such nonsense   (livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 48
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2013-05-02 07:23:27 AM
Markey's no prize, but it'll be a cold day in hell before I vote for a typical republican douche bag like Gomez.

Another clown in the mold of Scott Brown... He'll take a good game about "bipartisanship" and "compromise and moderation" and then when it matters, he'll vote exactly how the national GOP wants him to vote.

No, thanks.
 
2013-05-02 07:31:31 AM

keylock71: Markey's no prize, but it'll be a cold day in hell before I vote for a typical republican douche bag like Gomez.

Another clown in the mold of Scott Brown... He'll take a good game about "bipartisanship" and "compromise and moderation" and then when it matters, he'll vote exactly how the national GOP wants him to vote.

No, thanks.


Well, that and at least by taking the "People's Pledge" you're not outright admitting that you're a pawn to your donation masters. This is gonna screw him every time he talks about how he's not a politician and won't vote because of who gave him money.

Markey and Lynch were both part of the pledge and did a decent job of keeping it, even if Markey never disavowed that crazy environmentalist. Still leaps and bounds better than Gomey admitting he won't think for himself
 
2013-05-02 08:11:47 AM
There's only one Gomez

www.rugusavay.com
 
2013-05-02 08:26:40 AM

somedude210: Markey and Lynch were both part of the pledge and did a decent job of keeping it, even if Markey never disavowed that crazy environmentalist. Still leaps and bounds better than Gomey admitting he won't think for himself


Agreed. Gomez is basically saying he's willing to take money from the same teabagger groups and other conservative SuperPACs that funneled money in support of Scott Brown.

We rejected Scott Brown and sent him back to the private sector where he belongs. Last thing I want to see is another "moderate Republican" sent back to Washington from the Commonwealth. I have no interest in reforming the GOP. They've amply proved the don't give a shiat about people like my family, so fark 'em. I see no reason to reward their shiattiness.
 
2013-05-02 08:36:58 AM

keylock71: Agreed. Gomez is basically saying he's willing to take money from the same teabagger groups and other conservative SuperPACs that funneled money in support of Scott Brown.

We rejected Scott Brown and sent him back to the private sector where he belongs. Last thing I want to see is another "moderate Republican" sent back to Washington from the Commonwealth. I have no interest in reforming the GOP. They've amply proved the don't give a shiat about people like my family, so fark 'em. I see no reason to reward their shiattiness.


As much as I like liberal/moderate MA republicans, I think Winslow was the only one who could even remotely be called that. Gomez won solely because of all the cash he had to spend on advertising.

I want to fix the party, but sending the same crap to Washington isn't going to do it. He may have been a navy seal, but he really knows how to kill his chances
 
2013-05-02 09:33:35 AM
That seems like a pretty good bellwether for corruption and dickishness.
 
2013-05-02 09:36:52 AM
I'm taking one pledge and one pledge only: to protect and defend the Constitution.

Grover isn't going to like that.
 
2013-05-02 09:37:16 AM
FTA:
Gomez <a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/0 3/gop_senate_candidat e_gabriel_g_2.html">originally indicated in March that he would not sign the pledge, saying, "I'm taking one pledge and one pledge only: to protect and defend the Constitution. That's the pledge I made when defending my country, that's the pledge my mother and father made when they came here from Colombia, and that's my pledge to the people of Massachusetts."


And then there's this
For his part, Gomez pulled TV ads immediately after the attacks and called on the Obama administration to try bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev outside the criminal justice system, arguing he should be treated as an "enemy combatant," the AP reported.

I guess there was a silent (except when we don't like where they spend their Sundays or how they pray) after "the Constitution".
 
2013-05-02 09:37:44 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-02 09:37:59 AM

somedude210: ay have been a navy seal...


Something he will never fail to tell you about at every opportunity, it seems... And did you know his parents were immigrants!?!
 
2013-05-02 09:40:04 AM
He's just following Obama's example. Oh wait, he didn't agree to it first, THEN change course mid campaign? NM.
 
2013-05-02 09:44:43 AM

s2s2s2: He's just following Obama's example. Oh wait, he didn't agree to it first, THEN change course mid campaign? NM.


Deflections at maximum, captian!
 
2013-05-02 09:45:58 AM
He wants Koch cash.
 
2013-05-02 09:46:52 AM
davidcox.org
 
2013-05-02 09:48:48 AM

Muta: He wants Koch cash.


www.baltimoresun.com

Please. I only deal in cold cash. Which is why I keep it in the freezer.
 
2013-05-02 09:49:33 AM

Wellon Dowd: I'm taking one pledge and one pledge only: to protect and defend the Constitution.

Grover isn't going to like that.



Neither will Republicans.
 
2013-05-02 09:52:48 AM
 
2013-05-02 09:53:23 AM
In case any of you DNRTFA and are wondering: Yes, he does look like this.
talkingpointsmemo.com
 
2013-05-02 09:54:06 AM
I hope Markey farks this guy in the arse come June.  It's pretty sad that his main criticism of Markey in the past few days is that he has TOO MUCH experience.  As opposed to his absolutely zero experience?
 
2013-05-02 09:56:48 AM

Because People in power are Stupid: There's only one Gomez


sports.cbsimg.net
 
2013-05-02 09:56:52 AM

Lord_Baull: Deflections at maximum, captian!


Nah, I just don't give a crap. Fark this guy. I'd say giving a shiat about this is pretty pointless.

Dude made a choice about his funding that he is allowed to make. I'm guessing he's a terrible politician with terrible ideas.
 
2013-05-02 09:59:10 AM
Gabriel Gomez is everything Republican want in a candidate all they have to do is sew is mouth shut.
 
2013-05-02 09:59:52 AM

Because People in power are Stupid: There's only one Gomez

[www.rugusavay.com image 450x338]



miamiherald.typepad.com
 
2013-05-02 10:04:33 AM

s2s2s2: I'm guessing he's a terrible politician with terrible ideas.


Well, he is a Republican, so that's a good guess... : )
 
2013-05-02 10:06:47 AM
He's running for the wrong state.  Try Virginia.  Governor  Bob McDonnell has things like his daughter's wedding paid for (not sure about extra padding, don't know if all the figures matched) by cronies.  Also heard about having a Ferrari to use (like Sen. Stevens: "lobbyists own lots of stuff in my house").  Oddly enough, once declared this all becomes legal.  Their still working out if everything has been declared early enough.
 
2013-05-02 10:08:28 AM
Selena Gomez?
 
2013-05-02 10:09:27 AM

s2s2s2: Lord_Baull: Deflections at maximum, captian!

Nah, I just don't give a crap. Fark this guy. I'd say giving a shiat about this is pretty pointless.

Dude made a choice about his funding that he is allowed to make. I'm guessing he's a terrible politician with terrible ideas.



Right, you don't give a crap, but nevertheless took advantage of a pointless opportunity to insert a red herring into the thread.
 
2013-05-02 10:13:26 AM

Lord_Baull: Right, you don't give a crap, but nevertheless took advantage of a pointless opportunity to insert a red herring into the thread.


I'm just trying to find out why you care, now.
 
2013-05-02 10:16:57 AM
I wish the Republican's had to wear uniforms like NASCAR drivers so we'd know who their sponsors are.
 
2013-05-02 10:18:23 AM

TheSelphie: I hope Markey farks this guy in the arse come June.  It's pretty sad that his main criticism of Markey in the past few days is that he has TOO MUCH experience.  As opposed to his absolutely zero experience?


Markey has a voting history to tear apart, which Gomez will comb through and use to his advantage. In 30 years he's had some bad votes

Personally, Markey's voting history is EXACTLY why he won't get my vote. I think he probably reflects my values well and we probably agree on almost everything, but I will not vote for someone who voted for the Iraq War.

Not that there's a chance in hell I'll vote for Gomez of course. Or any other Republican.
 
2013-05-02 10:23:06 AM
Honey, I don't need some piece of paper to prove how much I love you.

#AvoidingCommitmetLogic
 
2013-05-02 10:23:55 AM
I hate pledges, regardless of the motivation or the intent.  Don't give me pledges, just do the right thing.

I bet this guy would gleefully sign a pledge to Support the American Family, or Remember the Heroes, or Protect the American Future, or Ensure The President Is American, or Eliminate Tyrannical Government Healthcare Derp, or whatever crap the teabaggers thrust under his nose.
 
2013-05-02 10:34:51 AM
We get it he's brown
 
2013-05-02 10:49:12 AM

s2s2s2: Lord_Baull: Right, you don't give a crap, but nevertheless took advantage of a pointless opportunity to insert a red herring into the thread.

I'm just trying to find out why you care, now.



Because seagulls need to be called out when they threadshiat.
 
2013-05-02 10:57:18 AM
Wow, his daughter looks amazingly similar to him. Unsettling.
 
2013-05-02 11:12:45 AM

what_now: Markey has a voting history to tear apart, which Gomez will comb through and use to his advantage. In 30 years he's had some bad votes

Personally, Markey's voting history is EXACTLY why he won't get my vote. I think he probably reflects my values well and we probably agree on almost everything, but I will not vote for someone who voted for the Iraq War.

Not that there's a chance in hell I'll vote for Gomez of course. Or any other Republican.


And if Gomez wins and the Republicans pick up another Senate seat, you lose all rights to ever complain about politics again.  Ever.  For the rest of your life.  Or at least a week.

Also:
"I think it's the height of hypocrisy when congressman Markey, who's been taking outside money for the last 30 years from groups he regulates and has control over, and now he wants to ask me to do the same thing? I'm pretty clear on where I stand,'' Gomez said Wednesday.

Wait, what?  That first sentence doesn't make any sense.
"My opponent has been raping women for 30 years and now he thinks rape is bad and wants me to sign a pledge with him not to rape women?  Screw that, I'm going to rape all the women I want because HE used to do it too."
 
2013-05-02 11:14:01 AM
If China's looking for a politician to buy, they've found one. All they need is a shell corporation and Citizens United will make sure they can open up the spigot and no one can even know.
 
2013-05-02 11:19:13 AM

Satanic_Hamster: And if Gomez wins and the Republicans pick up another Senate seat, you lose all rights to ever complain about politics again. Ever. For the rest of your life. Or at least a week.


No, I most certainly do not. I can vote for whomever I choose, and continue to biatch and moan.

I'll spend 14 hours at the polls on election day. That's my civic duty.
 
2013-05-02 11:23:33 AM

what_now: No, I most certainly do not. I can vote for whomever I choose, and continue to biatch and moan.

I'll spend 14 hours at the polls on election day. That's my civic duty.


That's a lot of polling.
 
2013-05-02 11:28:17 AM

what_now: Satanic_Hamster: And if Gomez wins and the Republicans pick up another Senate seat, you lose all rights to ever complain about politics again. Ever. For the rest of your life. Or at least a week.

No, I most certainly do not. I can vote for whomever I choose, and continue to biatch and moan.

I'll spend 14 hours at the polls on election day. That's my civic duty.


You know who else didn't vote for the Iraq War?

Seriously, though, just like silence=death, allowing someone WORSE to get elected is not doing you, your principles, or anyone else any favors. I can understand not wanting to compromise on principle, and I would encourage voting against him in the primaries, but I'd caution before cutting off your nose to spite your face.
 
2013-05-02 11:29:03 AM

Satanic_Hamster: what_now: No, I most certainly do not. I can vote for whomever I choose, and continue to biatch and moan.

I'll spend 14 hours at the polls on election day. That's my civic duty.

That's a lot of polling.


You'd be surprised how long poll workers have to stay after the polls close.
 
2013-05-02 11:37:35 AM

vygramul: You'd be surprised how long poll workers have to stay after the polls close.


After that much polling I'd be surprised if they would walk, much less still work the poll.

vygramul: Seriously, though, just like silence=death, allowing someone WORSE to get elected is not doing you, your principles, or anyone else any favors. I can understand not wanting to compromise on principle, and I would encourage voting against him in the primaries, but I'd caution before cutting off your nose to spite your face.


But then you couldn't be as smug about it!  Sure you helped another Ted Cruz wannabe get into the Senate, but you stopped someone who wasn't as bad from getting in and that's all that matters.  I mean, what's the worse thing that can happen, especially if we can get people to do the same thing in other states?  If we punish the nation enough by getting more tea baggers elected to state and federal offices, there's no possible negative consequence and immediately next election the Democrats will nominate The Perfect Candidates who will wave their magic wands and fix the nation immediate and then you can dance around in your tights singing "I never compromised my principals lalalalallaala" and there will be punch and cake served.
 
2013-05-02 11:52:16 AM

Because People in power are Stupid: There's only one Gomez


Gomez: He has my father's eyes.

Morticia: Gomez, take those out of his mouth.
 
2013-05-02 12:07:32 PM

Satanic_Hamster: But then you couldn't be as smug about it! Sure you helped another Ted Cruz wannabe get into the Senate, but you stopped someone who wasn't as bad from getting in and that's all that matters. I mean, what's the worse thing that can happen, especially if we can get people to do the same thing in other states? If we punish the nation enough by getting more tea baggers elected to state and federal offices, there's no possible negative consequence and immediately next election the Democrats will nominate The Perfect Candidates who will wave their magic wands and fix the nation immediate and then you can dance around in your tights singing "I never compromised my principals lalalalallaala" and there will be punch and cake served.


Gomez won't get anywhere close to enough votes to win. The loser of the Democratic primary- Lynch- got more votes than all three Republicans combined.

Unless Markey manages to Coakley this election, he'll be the next senator from the Commonwealth.

Look, I understand that my convictions haven't been tested; there was no way Lynch was going to win the primary (he was far worse) and there's no way that Gomez will win the general.

If the 2016 Presidential election is Hillary Clinton V Some Asshole well.. I live in Massachusetts. Voting third party won't hurt anything.

If I still lived in NH or if somehow Gomez surges in the polls, obviously I'd have to consider my stance. But for now, I have the luxury of my blue state to get my back.
 
2013-05-02 12:15:13 PM
This will mean a tidal wave of crap ads from private sources inundating the Massachusetts airwaves for the next two months.

If I didn't hate Gomez before, I sure as hell do now.
 
2013-05-02 12:19:50 PM
what_now:

But for now, I have the luxury of my blue state to get my back.

Pretty much what Coakley said, no?

/am I the only one who's noticed that Token Latino SEAL hasn't actually said anything yet?
 
2013-05-02 05:40:38 PM
Another crooked politician.  Since Washington doesn't have enough.

Good thing Markey will win in a landslide.
 
2013-05-02 06:02:53 PM
Lets hope the Ds in my state who voted in the primary all come out to vote in November. Throw in some independents and this will be an ass kicking of epic proportions...

If not?

Scott Brown part duex

... And I realize Markey is far better than Coakley. Martha was just an awful, awful candidate.
 
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