Monday, June 2, 2014
Charlie Baker lays out his Liberal agenda at #MAgop Forum and Mark Fisher boldy contrasted
Charlie Baker is infamous for running in 2010 self described as left of Obama on Social Issues. Brushing off his 2010 defeat, Charlie Baker showed up today to show off his 2014 Liberal chops. With his Social progressive stances pro abortion and gay marriage intact Charlie has flip flopped on a variety of issues to Dem friendly positions for his 2014 campaign. Teaparty Conservative Mark Fisher was quick to contrast and offer Conservative, Republican solutions at today's forum in Boston. Charlie Baker is already on thin ice with Republican voters over his anti #2a pro gun control platform, including AWB ban. Baker has recently doubled down on this by backing yet more Democrat Gun Control and supporting the sweeping DeLeo gun control bill. Mark Fisher is proudly Pro #2a and strongly opposed to the DeLeo bill and a boldly contrasts on this issue.
Charlie Baker has flip flopped to the left on the following issues in 2014: Raising minimum wages, Climate Change, Green Budget spending, Income inequality, Casino's, and the South Rail and Cape Wind. At today's Forum Mark Fisher was quick to boldly call out Baker's Liberal positions and highlighted his Free Market Healthcare views versus Charlie Baker's Pro Romneycare and Socialized Healthcare is a right position. Mark Fisher also came out strong Anti Casino and Anti the Climate change left wing agenda that Charlie Baker enthusiastically embraced at the forum.
Charlie Baker also caught himself defending his Democrat position of raising the minimum wage today, Mark Fisher again took the side of free markets. Study Shows Increased Minimum Wage's Destructiveness To Poor http://buff.ly/1uagBz8 Raising minimum wage is sure bet to create more jobless young Americans http://buff.ly/1mH0Blc Raising minimum Wage Hike Hurts Minorities & Youth Job Chances http://buff.ly/1sX0kNv @markfisher2014 is the only candidate that opposes raising it. Charlie Baker again sides with all the Democrat candidates for raising it in face of compelling research otherwise.
Charlie Baker is playing with fire here running openly as a Democrat in a Republican Primary, even in Massachusetts. Mark Fisher has all summer to highlight just how Liberal Charlie Baker is on a full spectrum of issues. He will have to fight off the entrenched Establishment blanket attacks that "Fisher can't win" (Note Baker already lost in 2010). Or "Fisher is extreme" (Note Republican Gov's won in Blue States of Wisc, NJ and NM) or "What has Fisher done for Party candidates over the years" Crony politics etc... The same party bosses that said Fisher wouldn't make the primary ballot were dead wrong and they are sitting on a keg of dynamite tacking further left and trying to stifle, eliminate true Republican options for the voters.
Baker's all in on DeLeo's sweeping gun control bill last week might have been his kicking the sleeping dog moment. And Mark Fisher has awakened, building a coalition of opposition and shown a bulldog propensity to not back down and boldly challenge status quo politics. Not making any friends at the top of the party may pay dividends for Fisher over the summer with the actual voters who will get to vote in the September Primary!