The Anti-Democratic, Pro-Illegal Immigration Senate Leadership Team Will Not Simply Waltz into Office this November

… because the senate president picked up an opponent Wednesday and her smirky lieutenant has decided not to seek re-election.
I learned this double scoop of delightful news Wednesday night at the RIGOP Convention (with apologies to Andrew for whooping in his ear when the second item was announced from the podium).
Beth Moura is running for Connor’s former Senate seat and Geoff Cook will be running against Senate President Paiva-Weed.
We all vividly remember the parliamentary maneuver by which the senate president and her then Majority Leader, aided by the senate president’s highly selective hearing, whisked e-verify off the Senate floor this session and safely away from the will of the full Senate. (By the way, in yesterday’s Valley Breeze, under the prescient headline “Sen. Connors is not working for us”, Patrick Laverty lists several of Mr. Connor’s … er, charming qualities as a legislator and why he really will not be missed by those in the state who value good government.)
Moura and Cook have pledged that they will refrain from sending or helping to send any bill which makes it to the Senate floor back to the Committee to die. If this strikes you as a somewhat low standard by which to judge a candidate, you’re absolutely correct. But this is the standard that has been set by the special interest party which has controlled – and badly damaged – the state for the last seventy years.
In fact, the candidacies of Moura and Cook are of considerably higher caliber than all that. Check them out for yourself. Beth Moura’s website is here. Geoff Cook’s can be found on Facebook at “GeoffCook3” and his Engaged Citizen post about becoming an American is here. (How fitting that the senate president, who is an advocate of illegal immigration, should be opposed by someone who immigrated legally to the United States.)

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joe bernstein
joe bernstein
11 years ago

Paiva-Weed is no “progresive”-she is a tool of the Newport business community that thrives on underpaid illegal aliens for the summer season.Most of these illegals are NON-Hispanic.

Ragin' Rhode Islander
Ragin' Rhode Islander
11 years ago

I’d say she’s both, with the emphasis on the “progressive” (a/k/a collectivist / fascist / Marxist – communist – socialist … in the end, they’re all the same).
I say that because she is a champion of, and political benefactor for RI’s burgeoning poverty industry and its successful efforts at achieving, and then maintaining, RI’s status as a welfare magnet.
IMHO, just attributing her acts to pandering to Newport’s tourist industry is letting her off of the hook too easily, for it implies some sort of political realpolitik on her part that she is compelled somewhat unwillingly by the demands of her hometown industry. I don’t buy it — she’s a true believer in “progressive” causes.

joe bernstein
joe bernstein
11 years ago

Ragin’-don’t get me wrong-I detest this evil B**ch,but I think she’s more crooked than progressive-Rhoda Perry is a progressive through and through.A true believer.They’re just as damaging as the crooks.

Ragin' Rhode Islander
Ragin' Rhode Islander
11 years ago

>>Ragin’-don’t get me wrong-I detest this evil B**ch,but I think she’s more crooked than progressive …
In other word she straddles both factions of the RI Democrat Party, i.e., crooks and progressives. That must be how she cobbles together a majority to select her as Majority Leader.

Tommy Cranston
Tommy Cranston
11 years ago

“In other word she straddles both factions of the RI Democrat Party, i.e., crooks and progressives”
As if the 2 are mutually exclusive!

Ragin' Rhode Islander
Ragin' Rhode Islander
11 years ago

They have a symbiotic relationship.
The progressives look the other way re: corruption / don’t make waves, in return for getting their pet “social programs” funded and expanded on an annual basis.
In return the crooks support the social agenda … and what the hell, as a bonus that many more union dues payers and patronage jobs open up through these programs.

joe bernstein
joe bernstein
11 years ago

Tommy,Ragin’:yes.

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