Skip to comments.How left-wing & anti-family is Charlie Baker, the Mass GOP establishment’s candidate for Governor?
Posted on 09/01/2014 8:24:58 PM PDT by massmike
Four years ago, when Baker was the GOP nominee, we did an assessment of Bakers far-left, anti-family view and actions. Well, as we cruise into the Sept. 9 primary with Baker against conservative underdog Mark Fisher, its time for an update. Needless to say, things have only gotten worse.
These days its very seductive for the GOP across the country to think that they can avoid confrontation with the Left by abandoning their supporters principles on culture war and hot button issues and instead promoting on things like good management. But thats wishful thinking. (See the recent post, The Left isnt pro-gay, its pro-power.)
Nevertheless, Massachusetts is the nations poster child of that trend. And Charlie Baker, the Mass. GOP establishments torch-bearer again this year, is Exhibit A.
To the Left of Obama! Told the Boston Globe that he is "to the left of Obama" on social issues.
Gay marriage. Strongly supports same-sex "marriage". Made a video about his gay brother who is "married" to another man, which was prominently featured in the Boston Globe. (Typical selfish liberal attitude -- his brother's "gay" so the rest of society needs to adapt to it.)
Gay pride parade. Marched in 2010 Boston Gay Pride Parade, which also included transvestites, sado-masochism groups, and numerous other depravities.
In the 2010 gay parade Baker marched with extremely hateful anti-family homosexual "KnowThyNeighbor" activists who were also campaigning for Baker. (They published the names of all who signed the VoteOnMarriage referendum petition so they could be harassed.)
Was registered (and paid a fee) to march in 2014 Boston Gay Pride Parade, but had a schedule conflict and skipped it at the last minute.
Abortion. Supports abortion. States bluntly, "I'm Pro-Choice. I support a woman's right to choose."
Supports new abortion clinic buffer zone bill. After the US Supreme Court struck down the Massachusetts abortion clinic buffer zone bill, Baker publicly supported the new (likely unconstitutional) buffer zone bill that was quickly passed by the Legislature. Nearly all Republicans in the Legislature -- even pro-choice ones -- opposed it.
Hobby Lobby contraception US Supreme Court ruling. The US Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling allows certain companies not to pay for contraceptives for their employees. Baker has said that as governor, he will use $300,000 of taxpayer money to buy contraceptives for employees affected by that ruling.
Transgender agenda. While Baker was CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care the company had a policy of supporting "gender identity or expression." In 2008 Harvard Pilgrim scored a perfect 100% from the national homosexual group Human Rights Campaign for its employment policies. (This means it even paid for employees' "sex-change" procedures!)
Homosexual agenda targeting children. While Baker was CEO, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation sponsored the 2005 GLSEN (Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network) Conference, pushing homosexuality on schoolchildren -- the same event where the infamous Little Black Book was given out. Also at the time, Kevin Jennings (later Obama's "Safe Schools czar") was still running GLSEN.
Gambling. Baker supports casinos. Will vote against the ballot referendum to repeal the casino law. If the Casino repeal passes, Baker has said he will begin working on a new law casino right away despite the will of the voters.
No new taxes pledge. Refused to sign No New Taxes pledge this time, though he signed it last time he ran. Against tax rollbacks. In 2010 Baker opposed Question 3, which would have rolled the sales tax back to 3%.
Instead, he said he wanted to roll the sales tax and income tax both back to 5%. But last September he told the Boston Globe he no longer even wants to push for those tax rollbacks, either.
Prop 2 1/2 override. Supported prop 2 1/2 property tax override in his town, and was major donor for override effort.
Quinn Bill. Supports the Quinn Bill, a gift to by the Legislature to the police unions, seen as a fiscal money pit by many conservatives.
Gun control. Has stated that he supports tough gun control laws.
Illegal immigration. In July, 2014, when the Obama Administration wanted to ship thousands of illegal immigrants into Massachusetts, Baker told the press, I think its incumbent on the states to be cooperative with the federal government on this issue, given the humanitarian crisis thats at hand. See Howie Carr's column asking: "Its time for Charlie Baker to make up his mind whose side hes on."
Also, while Baker was CEO of Harvard Pilgrim, it gave $30,000 to the illegal alien advocate group MIRA. Deval Patricks ideological twin? At the recent South Boston St. Patricks Day dinner, Massachusetts current far-left Governor Deval Patrick joked, It turns out that Charlie Baker and I are identical twins. Were not sure its a joke!
As the election gets closer, well keep updating this as more issues reveal themselves!
If Baker wins, write in Lively
Mark Fisher is my candidate of choice.
Watch the establishment GOP bury him in cash.
Baker is a freak.
Holy cow, just read about all the shenanigans involved in this race. They deliberately tried to defraud Fisher and ensure his name was not on the ballot, then he had to take the state GOP to court. What a vile state party!
I can’t imagine MA nominating anyone good. They rarely have and never will again.
MA is hopeless, the old 19th century where certain parts of NE were known as Protestant enclaves with good people no longer applies, I fear.
As bad as a Dhimmicrap.
I can understand that a society will always have a certain percentage of nuts who promote and are fine with widespread and unapologetic moral indecency. What I just cannot come to terms with is how the vast majority of people in a growing number of states can embrace this. It is a cultural disease in the US, and it’s spreading. I am just miserable about the future of the country, and especially my native New England. Where did our culture get so twisted? Where did we lose our way? Why were the glorious religious and family oriented values that made New England and this country great tossed out the window, without anyone giving a darn?
But he has an R after his name, so he’s the lesser of two evils! /S
Mark Fisher For Governor
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