OP-ED: Christmas Gifts For Naughty Democrats
Dec 23, 2017 02:10PM
● By Brian Genest
Democrat politicians have been naughtier than usual this year.
From spending and shenanigans on Beacon Hill to stupidity and stalling on Capitol Hill, there are few reasons to be merry!
Here’s what’s in Santa’s sack for Democrats this Christmas:
On Beacon Hill, carpetbagger in kitten heels State Sen. Barbara L’Italien (D-Andover), who also represents Dracut, Tewksbury and Lawrence, gets a pair of sneakers. When you’re running for Congress, but actually live in a different district, you might as well run around in comfort. Just don’t mention the 62% raise, voting against weeding out fraud in MassHealth or that less-than-stellar tax history. Taxpayers and voters can be so Scrooge-like when they know the facts.
On-leave Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, 68, isn’t receiving this holiday season; he’s giving. As in giving up his $80,000 presidency stipend during the investigation of his 30-year-old husband Byron Hefner, who is accused of sexually assaulting and harassing four men involved in state business.
’Tis the season the drain the Massachusetts swamp. Don’t feel too badly for the May-December newlyweds. Rosenberg has been cashing in for more than $150,000 per year, although he probably shouldn’t expect any more all-expenses-paid trips.
State Sen. Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton), co-sponsor of legislation to make Massachusetts a sanctuary state, gets a recall election and/or a challenger. Sanctuary city mayors, like Joe Curtatone and Marty Walsh, deserve handcuffs.
Democrats and cuffs, of course, go hand in hand. Just ask former State Sen. Brian Joyce (D-Milton). Santa’s elves want to bring him a new home for the holidays – a federal penitentiary. Joyce faces more than 100 charges, including racketeering, wire fraud, extortion and money laundering.
In the House, Speaker Robert DeLeo gets a giant lump of coal. His hands were all over the Probation Department scandal; he was even named an unindicted co-conspirator by prosecutors in the case. But Christmas came early… He got no charges, was made speaker for life and continued with business as usual, handing out campaign dough to his super supportive colleagues!
Here in Dracut, State Rep. Colleen Garry gets the card game "Old Maid." She needs to have some fun. And get focused. The state is an absolute mess, but she’s worrying about heavy fines for jaywalking and trying to silence free speech. Meanwhile, what has she been doing to increase local aid for Dracut and Tyngsboro?
[Related – Colleen Garry: Silly, But Dangerous]
In our nation’s capital, self-alleged Native American, cookbook contributor and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren gets a DNA test. Why would she be willing to check the box, but not her chromosomes? It doesn’t take a Harvard lawyer to figure that one out…
Her jolly-less counterpart, super boring U.S. Senator Ed Markey, gets old-school ribbon candy, but he has to share it. He needs the sugar rush and so does anyone listening to him drone on and on like a holiday drone.
Total space shot U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Pluto) gets Monopoly and a lift back to the mothership from one of his three homes. That’s an impressive real estate portfolio for a socialist, even by capitalist means.
Third-District Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, a real liberal turd in the holiday punchbowl, gets a pink hat she can wear to weekday protests now that she’s mercifully retiring.
Over in Lowell, State Sen. Eileen Donoghue, who just voted herself an enormous pay raise, has a new annual salary of $122,548, almost three times as much as the median household income in the adopted city she “represents.” So Rudolph won’t be landing the sleigh on the roof of her Andover Street mansion this year. And there won’t be a new Jaguar or BMW in the driveway, either; well, at least not from Santa…
Lowell State Reps. Tom Golden, David Nangle and Rady Mom, who have all delivered absolutely no money for a new Rourke Bridge, get the GPS coordinates of its location, so they can drive over and take a look for themselves. It’s quite a wild holiday ride: anyone looking through the windshield can see the bridge is literally falling apart and it vibrates like it’s going to plunge you into the Merrimack.
And, finally, because no one takes the plunge better than that extra-special someone…
Former Presidential Candidate, former Secretary of State, former Presidential Candidate, former U.S. Senator and former First Lady Crooked Hillary Clinton gets a book of Lifesavers. Hopefully, it will sweeten her up, soothe her throat and make that hack go away once and for all.
A Merry Christmas, indeed!
(Brian Genest is a member of the Dracut Republican Town Committee.)