Deval Patrick: These darned Republicans are almost at the level of sedition

posted at 6:03 pm on May 24, 2010 by Allahpundit

Via Weasel Zippers. Just curious: Is there even a single person among the left’s sedition cops with the balls to make the accusation without qualifying it somehow? Joe Klein was only willing to go as far as “borderline sedition”; same with Patrick, who drops an “almost” in there just to cover his ass. You would think guardians of the Republic would be bolder about their guardianship.

Patrick said that even “on my worst day, when I’m most frustrated about folks who seem to rooting for failure,” he doesn’t face anything like the opposition faced by the president.

“It seems like child’s play compared to what is going on in Washington, where it is almost at the level of sedition, it feels to like me,” Patrick said…

After the forum, Patrick explained his remarks.

“I think that the number of people in the Grand Old Party who seem to be absolutely committed to saying ‘no,’ whenever he says ‘yes,’ no matter what it is, even if it’s an idea that they came up with, is just extraordinary,” the governor told reporters after the forum.

He went on to call it a “rhetorical flourish,” which tells you all you need to know about how seriously he takes this very serious charge. Want to feel even more depressed? Check out Rasmussen’s latest poll of the Massachusetts gubernatorial race. I guess Republican waves have their limits, even with an idiot like this as an incumbent.

In Patrick’s honor, here’s a new ad from Republican upstart Les Phillip, who’s running against Parker Griffith in an Alabama House primary. I think this now qualifies as high treason or something.


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That ad sure is gonna tick off some people. Good.

GoodBoy on May 24, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Huh. And here I thought Massachusetts was the state that really put the whole “dissent is patriotic” meme on the map. (In more ways than one.)

Ed Driscoll on May 24, 2010 at 6:08 PM

So the Gov. of MA is saying “Yeah, let’s send all the conservatives to re-education camps.” FOAD Patrick.

NaCly dog on May 24, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Where was he the last ten years?

RobCon on May 24, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Guy was in the Navy. Well, he’s got my vote already.

Rightwingguy on May 24, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Idiot!

tim c on May 24, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Dissent stopped being patriotic 20Jan10.

Troika37 on May 24, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Wait a minute, I thought we were racists.

BKeyser on May 24, 2010 at 6:09 PM

None dare call it reason. (Because it’s moronic.)

andycanuck on May 24, 2010 at 6:09 PM

Intellectually disabled.

WisCon on May 24, 2010 at 6:09 PM

Words? Just (plagarized) words?

Abby Adams on May 24, 2010 at 6:10 PM

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it

If opposing Obama is sedition, come and get me. And bring friends, you’ll need them.

trubble on May 24, 2010 at 6:10 PM

“Les is more”. That guy is awesome.

Fallen Sparrow on May 24, 2010 at 6:11 PM

Come’r Deval. Let me show you what sedition looks like. Then let’s talk about how you are seditious to America.

I didn’t think you would want to talk about this.

upinak on May 24, 2010 at 6:11 PM

Nice ad Les Phillips.

1.Served our Country: CHECK
2.Slams phony Obama: CHECK
3.Isn’t trying to pander like Michael Steele: CHECK

I smell victory.

portlandon on May 24, 2010 at 6:12 PM

You gotta feel for poor Baracky. Those golf courses can really wear ya down and make ya miserable.

fogw on May 24, 2010 at 6:12 PM

is it duh-VALL or is it Dooval, kinda like Charles Barkley, “it’s DARELL, not duh-RELL”

jus askin

ted c on May 24, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Critizing those in power is at the heart of American democracy.

Those who hate that are the ones formenting sedition

William Amos on May 24, 2010 at 6:13 PM

Why, back in my day (2001-2009) dissent was patriotic.
That was when we tied onions to our belts and used bumble bees for money.
(Apologies for the obscure “Simpsons” reference)

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 24, 2010 at 6:14 PM

portlandon on May 24, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Hmmm two black conservatives (Les and West), coming out to say Obama is a moron. Me likey!

upinak on May 24, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Les Phillip is a good guy. Here’s his page.

Bugler on May 24, 2010 at 6:14 PM

is it duh-VALL or is it Dooval, kinda like Charles Barkley, “it’s DARELL, not duh-RELL”

jus askin

ted c on May 24, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Just don’t call him Dum-Ass.

upinak on May 24, 2010 at 6:15 PM

I see…the Times Square terrorist and the Fort Hood gunman are not traitors but lawful dissent and assembly by citizens is treason. Gee, you think they want to silence their political adversaries which is itself unconstitutional and dare I say….seditious.

RobCon on May 24, 2010 at 6:15 PM

Actually only downside is he’s a “ring knocker” (academy grad). I can forgive him that one, though.

Rightwingguy on May 24, 2010 at 6:15 PM

OT/ Over at Big Gov…

Barney Frank to chair financial reform committee.

Hey, what could possibly go wrong?

Archimedes on May 24, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Que up Hillary’s disagree with this administration speech.

jukin on May 24, 2010 at 6:19 PM

Those counter-revolutionaries need to be re-educated.

pedestrian on May 24, 2010 at 6:20 PM

Archimedes on May 24, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Jesus Christ on the Cross. And just when I couldn’t think that the Feds could get any dumber they surprise me again.

upinak on May 24, 2010 at 6:20 PM

When exercising the right to vote for or against the candidate of one’s choice, and encouraging others to do the same, amounts to sedition, why don’t they just claim that voting against a liberal amounts to treason?

College Prof on May 24, 2010 at 6:20 PM

Deval Patrick: These darned Republicans are almost at the level of sedition

Yeah, well the democrats crossed that line a long time ago.

Corsair on May 24, 2010 at 6:20 PM

Sorry, America.
We’re trying to get rid of Deval here

ToddonCapeCod on May 24, 2010 at 6:21 PM

Hey, what could possibly go wrong?

Archimedes on May 24, 2010 at 6:18 PM

first order of business, bring in Massa’s former aides. The only proper way to start a meeting is with some good ticklin’….

said it.

ted c on May 24, 2010 at 6:21 PM

Les Phillip – looks like a winner!

LASue on May 24, 2010 at 6:21 PM

Les Phillip is definitely deserving of your donation. He’s conservative, unafraid to piss off liberals, goes after Obama’s seedy past, opposes ObamaCare, and served his country. Plus, he’ll piss quite a few race-baiters off.

Here ya go.

amerpundit on May 24, 2010 at 6:21 PM

Deval Patrick: Obama’s mini me.

BuckeyeSam on May 24, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Wow! I really like that Les Phillip. 30 seconds is all it took to get his message out. We know he loves his country, so much so that he actually served it honorably, has an understanding of American exceptionalism, and recognizes a phony when he sees one. Sounds like a winner to me.

BetseyRoss on May 24, 2010 at 6:22 PM

I do like me some Les Phillips…

d1carter on May 24, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Money

Gov. Deval Patrick’s flashy Cadillac sedan, a symbolic, $46,000 faux pas from his first weeks in office, is parked this re-election year.

It’s been replaced with a workmanlike — but even more expensive — official vehicle.

The governor is now almost exclusively ferried around Massachusetts by State Police troopers driving a $52,000 Chevrolet Tahoe.

William Amos on May 24, 2010 at 6:23 PM

Everyday, watching the news, reading the blogs, listening to commentators, its becoming very depressing.

Mirimichi on May 24, 2010 at 6:23 PM

We’re trying to get rid of Deval here

ToddonCapeCod on May 24, 2010 at 6:21 PM

No, no no no, there is no try, there is only …..Do!
/master yoda

ted c on May 24, 2010 at 6:23 PM

William Amos on May 24, 2010 at 6:23 PM

does it has 24″s?

peeps wanna know

ted c on May 24, 2010 at 6:24 PM

Hmmm two black conservatives (Les and West), coming out to say Obama is a moron. Me likey!

upinak on May 24, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Allen West is a patriot and would bring some greatly needed truth to the political scene.

portlandon on May 24, 2010 at 6:29 PM

Barney Frank to chair financial reform committee.

Two Barneys in One!
• “We have, I think, an excessive degree of concern right now about homeownership and its role in the economy. Obviously, speculation is never a good thing. But those who argue that housing prices are now at the point of a bubble seem to me to be missing a very important point. Unlike previous examples we have had, where substantial excessive inflation of prices later caused some problems, we are talking here about an entity–homeownership, homes–where there is not the degree of leverage that we’ve seen elsewhere. This is not the dot-com situation. We had problems with people having invested in business plans for which there was no reality, people building fiberoptic cable for which there was no need. Homes that are occupied may see an ebb and flow in the price at a certain percentage level, but you’re not going to see the collapse that you see when people talk about a bubble. And so those of us on our committee in particular will continue to push for homeownership.”–Rep. Barney Frank, June 27, 2005

• “One of my biggest differences with the Bush administration, and even with the Clinton administration, was that they overdid that. I have always been critical of this effort to equate a decent home with homeownership. I think we should have been doing more to provide rental housing. My efforts have been to try and get affordable rental housing. I was very much in disagreement with this push into home ownership, and I think the federal government should not be artificially doing that.”–Rep. Barney Frank, “Power Lunch,” CNBC, May 21, 2010

From todays WSJ “Best of the Web”.

Vince on May 24, 2010 at 6:31 PM

Great ad by Phillips! Straightforward, crisp, hard-hitting.

rrpjr on May 24, 2010 at 6:31 PM

Phillips/West 2012!

hawkman on May 24, 2010 at 6:31 PM

The so-called “Independent” candidate, state treasurer Tim Cahill, used to be a Democrat, was elected as a Democrat, and is in the race just to siphon votes away from the Republican, Charlie Baker. He is the Massachusetts version of Chris Daggett, from the New Jersey governor’s race.

Even so, Rasmussen is showing

Patrick (D) 45%
Baker (R) 31%
Cahill (I) 14%
undecided 10%

with Cahill down from 25% earlier. You can look forward to Cahill winding up with 5%, like Daggett.

Emperor Norton on May 24, 2010 at 6:31 PM

Check out Rasmussen’s latest poll of the Massachusetts gubernatorial race. I guess Republican waves have their limits, even with an idiot like this as an incumbent.

Well, when they elected Brown, to be a voice of reason, and common sense on spending, and he turns and votes to spend even more we don’t have….is there any damn difference in Mass., between Dems, and Republicans? Because at this point, I honestly don’t see it.

As for Deval….he can take his sedition allegations, and shove em where the sun doesn’t shine. If there are seditious, enemies of our country, they come from the liberal side. I don’t care if that makes me racist or not. I’m sick and tired of that argument being used, to excuse the systematic destruction of our nation.

capejasmine on May 24, 2010 at 6:32 PM

Is there even a single person among the left’s sedition cops with the balls to make the accusation without qualifying it somehow?

The rhetorical flourish covers over the stain from their wet dream regarding their charge. These guys are straining at the leash to unhitch the dogs on Americans, real Americans. I have a feeling that someone is going to get framed. Those Hutaree dudes from ohio (?) that got all bagged up and now they have no charges against them. I think that’s a symptom of a federal government trying to discern “sedition” “treason” “racism” or all of the above and act upon it.

ted c on May 24, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Sedition this, Deval.

SouthernGent on May 24, 2010 at 6:36 PM

A MA state pol just got rammed by an illegal clocked at 60 with a blood alcohol level of 0.25%. The illegal laughed when he was arrested.

tessa on May 24, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Two Words… OUT TO LUNCH… oh pardon, that’s three…

CynicalOptimist on May 24, 2010 at 6:39 PM

“And they won’t call me a racist.”

Nope, the libs have other names for people such as you, Mr. Philip.

Bishop on May 24, 2010 at 6:40 PM

Deval Patrick is intellectually challenged.

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2010 at 6:40 PM

There is one thing that Obama has created,no,not jobs,
but African Americans that are sick and tired of Hopey
besmirching and b*sterdizing the long historical legacy
of African Americans contribution to America,in a positive
light!!

Republican A/A’s are builders,not destroyers,and the men,
and women,are seeking political office in droves,and that
by-product is awesome to see!!

canopfor on May 24, 2010 at 6:41 PM

PS Rasmussen predicted a Coakley win.

tessa on May 24, 2010 at 6:43 PM

The worst criticism that Nobama has ever received doesn’t even scratch the surface of what W had to deal with for about 6 years. That’s what makes people like Deval Patrick so pathetic. They really want us to believe that history and politics began in January of ’09. They make W look better every day…

joejm65 on May 24, 2010 at 6:46 PM

Deval Patrick is intellectually challenged.

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2010 at 6:40 PM

His late Dad Pat Patrick was a sax player for the looney Sun Ra Arkestra, who regularly claimed “Saturn” as their home town.

Del Dolemonte on May 24, 2010 at 6:54 PM

If opposing Obama is sedition, come and get me. And bring friends, you’ll need them.

trubble on May 24, 2010 at 6:10 PM

I’m Spartacus.

And eff u, Devolve Whacktrick

Western_Civ on May 24, 2010 at 6:59 PM

His late Dad Pat Patrick was a sax player for the looney Sun Ra Arkestra, who regularly claimed “Saturn” as their home town.

Del Dolemonte on May 24, 2010 at 6:54 PM

Del Dolemonte: Is this it?!!:)
===========================================
http://www.elrarecords.com/1-index.html

canopfor on May 24, 2010 at 7:04 PM

Sedition? Bah!

After last week’s debacles with the Mexican President, the Democrats are well down the road to treason.

ya2daup on May 24, 2010 at 7:08 PM

tessa on May 24, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Yep. And said solon was one of the Dems who just voted against an amendment that would have denied illegal aliens state benefits. Join me in a little Schadenfreude….

RedMindBlueState on May 24, 2010 at 7:09 PM

This guy just got moved to the front of the line for my political donations fund!

huskerdiva on May 24, 2010 at 7:12 PM

Les Phillips’s ad should have been run by McCain way back when. *sigh*

AnotherOpinion on May 24, 2010 at 7:15 PM

Les Phillips’s ad should have been run by McCain way back when. *sigh*

AnotherOpinion on May 24, 2010 at 7:15 PM

wouldn’t have worked- McCain is an old white guy – the accusations of racist would have been forthcoming….just sayin

huskerdiva on May 24, 2010 at 7:18 PM

Well just so long as they don’t stoop to your level Devil!

Effin’ putz!

cableguy615 on May 24, 2010 at 7:26 PM

Les Phillips’s ad should have been run by McCain way back when. *sigh*

AnotherOpinion on May 24, 2010 at 7:15 PM

This add should be run by all conservatives running this year, simple and truthfull. Well, if they did not serve they have to take that unless thy name is Blumenthal and a Dem.

bluemarlin on May 24, 2010 at 7:26 PM

For you lefties

Barack Obama America.

You can critisize the president. That is not Sedition.
You can call GW Bush names Sedition

Wishing troops to be dead, Calling troops names, Helping Jihadists with anti American rhetoric = Sedition.

William Amos on May 24, 2010 at 7:28 PM

That is Barack Obama is not = to America

William Amos on May 24, 2010 at 7:31 PM

Deval Patrick is an expert on treason and sedition. He crossed the line years ago and has no chance of turning back. He is just preaching to the choir.

volsense on May 24, 2010 at 7:32 PM

“Just words?!”

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha……..

Lockstein13 on May 24, 2010 at 7:33 PM

O/T FBI: violent crime down 5% from year before…
gee… I wonder why…

jerrytbg on May 24, 2010 at 7:33 PM

would it were, Mr. Deval person

happyfeet on May 24, 2010 at 7:34 PM

with Cahill down from 25% earlier. You can look forward to Cahill winding up with 5%, like Daggett.

Emperor Norton on May 24, 2010 at 6:31 PM

And that’s only because Baker has shown he can take out an opponent like a sniper. He’s destroyed Cahill with 1 Ad deliver like a smart bomb down his chimney.

It’s been so effective Deval was even crying about the ad the other day and the local news ridiculed him over it. It was beautiful.

Wait until Baker turns his attention to Deval.

Baker has earned my respect. Smart strategy and great execution so far.

TheBigOldDog on May 24, 2010 at 7:39 PM

And that’s only because Baker has shown he can take out an opponent like a sniper. He’s destroyed Cahill with 1 Ad deliver like a smart bomb down his chimney.

It’s been so effective Deval was even crying about the ad the other day and the local news ridiculed him over it. It was beautiful.

Wait until Baker turns his attention to Deval.

Baker has earned my respect. Smart strategy and great execution so far.

TheBigOldDog on May 24, 2010 at 7:39 PM

I hope you are correct, I do not know enough about that race at all.

bluemarlin on May 24, 2010 at 7:46 PM

PS Rasmussen predicted a Coakley win.

tessa on May 24, 2010 at 6:43 PM

I think it was Zogby who predicted Coakley to win ..but I could be wrong.

Dire Straits on May 24, 2010 at 7:47 PM

wouldn’t have worked- McCain is an old white guy – the accusations of racist would have been forthcoming….just sayin

huskerdiva on May 24, 2010 at 7:18 PM

The ad is only 30 seconds, and you reduce it to 2 seconds. McCain was notorious for not going after Obama on his associations with Ayers and Wright. Do you think I could have been refering to that part of the 30 seconds?

A contrast in patriotism, experience, and values would have been welcome too. I’m not sure which lead to the election of Obama to President: the idiocracy of america, the wimpishness of the other canidate, BDS, foreign investment in ‘their’ canidate, afirmitive action attitude born fruit, the ownership of the Dems by unions, mobsters, and rich liberals, or all of the above. Nor do I understand how certain congresmen can spout incoherent nonsense and keep getting reelected. The combination of such makes the few clear minded fighters a dim hope of rescue.

AnotherOpinion on May 24, 2010 at 8:12 PM

oh the irony, liberals/dems get away with sedition all the time (“Bush is a warmonger”, “Patraeus Betray us” etc) yet we give them a pass…as soon as they get power and we oppose their crazy agenda, they’re the first to call names and when that doesn’t work its sedition.

What happened to ‘dissent is patriotic’…oh right, it only applies to liberals, such scum these people. While I have my issues with Cons too they’re far more decent and mature the way they handle things generally (except when it comes to shoving religion down our throats).

thinkagain on May 24, 2010 at 8:22 PM

Deval Patrick’s campaign manager was Axelrod. Sound familiar?
http://www.breitbart.tv/html/49024.html

Here’s a case of serial fraud by Ax and the Chicago hoods complete with stereo speechifying.

Deval Patrick is a midget in every way imaginable.

ontherocks on May 24, 2010 at 8:24 PM

Unfortunately Baker is running against two Democrats, although Cahill is nominally an “Independent”…

oddball on May 24, 2010 at 8:29 PM

canopfor on May 24, 2010 at 7:04 PM

Yep, that is them. Sun Ra died years ago but the band continues.

Del Dolemonte on May 24, 2010 at 8:34 PM

Short Deval Patrick: Lay back and take it…

phreshone on May 24, 2010 at 8:43 PM

Sign. Me. Up.

darkpixel on May 24, 2010 at 8:48 PM

Guy was in the Navy. Well, he’s got my vote already.

Was he in the navy or during the navy?

Let he who is without sedition cast the first stone.
Patrick rips Bush in commencement speech

I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you’re not patriotic. We should stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration. –Hillary Clinton

munseym on May 24, 2010 at 8:52 PM

This man is the GOVERNOR of a State. GOVERNOR of THE State that gave us so many of our Founding Fathers, men who CHERISHED free speech!!

Dissent has gone from “Patriotic” to “Seditious” (I guess “RACIST!!!” lost its punch)

Ya know, if you’re going to be ACCUSED of a crime when you’re innocent, you might as well do the crime, eh?

Keep it up, “Governor” Patrick, and we WILL oblige you!

Justrand on May 24, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Hey Barry… Ha ha…

RalphyBoy on May 24, 2010 at 9:17 PM

I am a dissenting dissenter.

Indeed, a seditiously dissenting dissenter.

davidk on May 24, 2010 at 9:20 PM

Speaking of Deval:

State Rep. Mike Moran of Brighton was rear-ended by a suspected illegal immigrant this week. The suspect was wearing a Mexican costume at the time of the crash where he slammed into Moran at 60 mph.
The suspect, 27-year-old Isaias Naranjo, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident and driving without a valid license. According to the report, when told of the serious charges he would be facing, he just laughed.
But because of action taken by Gov. Deval Patrick, state police were unable to notify immigration authorities that Naranjo might be illegal.

State Rep. In Accident With Suspected Illegal Immigrant

mrt721 on May 24, 2010 at 9:22 PM

Deval is a borderline idiot. I can’t wait to vote against him this November.

Little Boomer on May 24, 2010 at 9:25 PM

MA had it’s millennial moment of sanity and now it’s back to business as usual.

jeanie on May 24, 2010 at 9:30 PM

Emperor Norton on May 24, 2010 at 6:31 PM

In a two way race, Baker should do well; the earlier Cahill bows out, the more quickly Baker can start positiioning himself as an antidote to the Patrick administration.

Plus, Patrick;
1. Has no significant accomplishments as sitting Governor.
2. Has kept no campaign promises.
3. Will get sliced in a head-to-head debate with Baker.

massrighty on May 24, 2010 at 9:50 PM

One more time, just substitute name and job:

Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way you can understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic. Someone over there has it figured out. We have a lot of work to do.

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.”

“The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.

The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”

LarryG on May 24, 2010 at 10:42 PM

The dimmycrats have cornered the market on treason, so they certainly know what the word means. At any rate, I don’t pay too much attention to their junior-high name-calling…. Just ’cause the schoolyard bully calls you a bully doesn’t make it so.

n0doz on May 24, 2010 at 10:46 PM

speak of the Deval…

Chewy the Lab on May 24, 2010 at 11:03 PM

Deval is a jack ass

MCGIRV on May 24, 2010 at 11:43 PM

Deval Patrick: These darned Republicans are almost at the level of sedition.

Gee, that’s funny. My take is the opposite. That is, that this darned administration’s actions VERGE on treason.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on May 24, 2010 at 11:57 PM

LOL,…WOW!,..who’s yanking this guys chain?!?!
Must be Barry and his muslim thug posse.

christene on May 25, 2010 at 12:51 AM

Sedition? And what you call declaring a war lost and the main general a liar?

Is that not providing succor and comfort to the enemy?

El Coqui on May 25, 2010 at 5:15 AM

“It seems like child’s play compared to what is going on in Washington, where it is almost at the level of sedition, it feels to like me,” Patrick said…

Translated:

When I think of how little talent Lil’Barry has, when confronting his critics, and explaining his ideas to a wider audience, I just want to cry. Plus, with my own 3rd world style of leadership leading Massachusetts off of a cliff, I just have to rag on someone, as I’m also too much of a pu$$y to stand up for my own ideas and vision…

MNHawk on May 25, 2010 at 9:05 AM

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