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Hello, all.  For those of you who live in Massachusetts' 9th district, be sure to cast your vote this Tuesday for Mac D'Alessandro in the Democratic primary.  He is running against incumbent DINOcrat Stephen Lynch, an undercover Republican who was one of the votes against health care reform.

Also, unlike Stephen Lynch, D'Alessandro is pro-choice and has been endorsed by NARAL.  Polls have shown that Lynch is vulnerable to this primary.

So please, if you live in the 9th district in Massachusetts, vote this Tuesday for D'Alessandro.  The current Democratic Majority in the House is virtually meaningless with all the DINO's.  Help solve that problem next week.

Scott

Originally posted to Scott M94 on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 06:35 PM PDT.

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  •  Tip Jar (13+ / 0-)

    "We cannot build our own future without helping others to build theirs." -President Bill Clinton

    by Scott M94 on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 06:35:54 PM PDT

  •  T, R, and Donated (1+ / 0-)
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    http://www.actblue.com/...

    Act Blue for MAC

    MAC came to my apartment building, spoke with every resident that wanted to speak with him, every last one.

    I emailed and phoned Lynch more times than I can count about single payer. Crickets. About the time a woman from Wellesey? was thinking about primarying Lynch, I phoned his office, still crickets. Then I said he could be primaried. They wanted to talk to me then, the office did. Crickets from me.

    I did mention I haven't seen Stephen Lynch in person ever?

  •  MAC has also been endorsed by the (1+ / 0-)
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    Boston Globe.

  •  Didn't Lynch vote against from the left? (1+ / 0-)
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    Benintn

    Like Kucinich was going to do? Seems kind of silly to primary him for that.

    They tortured people to get false confessions to fraudulently justify our invading Iraq.

    by Ponder Stibbons on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 07:07:21 PM PDT

    •  Lynch... (1+ / 0-)
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      is a DINO in general.  Anti-choice, hard on drugs, and D'Alessandro has more of a progressive philosophy, overall.  Lynch was a Stupak amendment vote.  A new guy in his seat would probably be for the better.

      "We cannot build our own future without helping others to build theirs." -President Bill Clinton

      by Scott M94 on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 07:13:31 PM PDT

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      •  You gotta understand (1+ / 0-)
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        The Lynch connection to Southie.  People would fall on a live grenade for him.  It's just the way they were raised.  They take care of their own.  I've got a bunch of long time friends from that area and they don't like change.  They go with what they know from talking to friends and neighbors.  They're not particularly media savvy.  It's old school politics.

        I wish Mac well but even with his Chicago background he's poking a hornets nest.

        Andy Partridge is a genius.

        by paulitics on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 07:39:38 PM PDT

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        •  Southie (0+ / 0-)

          To shed a little more light on this, Southie is a working class, Irish Catholic neighborhood.  It's much more conservative than the rest of the city of Boston, and fiercely loyal to its own.  It also has a high percentage of union votes.  That's why people here love Lynch.  He's from Southie, socially conservative, and a union guy through and through.  He was an ironworker for 18 years and eventually became president of Ironworkers Local 7.

          The demographics of the neighborhood have been changing rapidly over the past few years.  Lots of young professionals, "yuppies" to the locals, and to listen to them they are ruining the neighborhood.  However, old school Southie people get out and vote. The transplants are not nearly as politically active as most are young, and have moved from less politically active neighborhoods such as the South End or the suburbs of Boston.

          But here's the thing about Massachusetts' 9th District.  It's not just Southie.  It's Boston's Financial District, Chinatown, and Dorchester neighborhoods. It's also Easton, Avon, Braintree, Canton, Dedham, Holbrook, Medfield, Milton, Needham, Norwood, Randolph, Stoughton, Walpole, Westwood, Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Hanson, West Bridgewater, and Whitman.

          Lynch will carry South Boston overwhelmingly, but there's a lot of other votes out there.  Can Mac get enough of them to win?  

    •  He was all over the place (0+ / 0-)

      He initially wavered on it from the right saying he was skeptical of the public option, but then he voted for the House bill despite his skepticism. Then Scott Brown won, so he opposed it from the left saying he voted against it because it didn't have a public option and didn't have enough cost controls in it.

      Then he voted for the reconciliation fix.

      I'm not sure he understood the bill at all.  His positions were incongruous with each other throughout.  

      •  So it's safe to say (1+ / 0-)
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        Lynch is a professional flip-flopper, I suppose?  Or rather, he's not a flip-flopper, but he can't make up his mind on why he opposed HCR.

        "We cannot build our own future without helping others to build theirs." -President Bill Clinton

        by Scott M94 on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 09:56:48 PM PDT

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  •  Mac is a SEIU guy from Chicago's south side. (0+ / 0-)

    If you're into that kind of thing.

    15 million voters in 53 days. Sign up at OFA today.

    by Benintn on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 07:11:29 PM PDT

  •  More on fundraising here (1+ / 0-)
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    15 million voters in 53 days. Sign up at OFA today.

    by Benintn on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 07:14:24 PM PDT

  •  Voted w/ GOP on Terri Schaivo case. (4+ / 0-)
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    15 million voters in 53 days. Sign up at OFA today.

    by Benintn on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 07:17:49 PM PDT

  •  Why DINOcrat (1+ / 0-)
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    DINOrat seems more appropriate.

    Is it not written "There's a lot goes on we don't get told."? (Lu Tze)

    by MakeChessNotWar on Sat Sep 11, 2010 at 07:51:55 PM PDT

  •  It's Primary Day! GOTV! n/t (0+ / 0-)

    "We cannot build our own future without helping others to build theirs." -President Bill Clinton

    by Scott M94 on Tue Sep 14, 2010 at 12:00:24 AM PDT

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