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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Those pesky facts

No wonder Charlie Baker is getting angry. The facts seem to be getting in the way of his campaign.

Seven consecutive months of job growth in Massachusetts is not a sign that the clouds have parted and peace and love will prevail. It certainly would be better if the jobless rate didn't drop because discouraged workers gave up looking.

But seven months of slow growth is still better than the national record and does a real number on Baker's contention that Deval Patrick has single-handedly botched the Massachusetts economy.

Obviously Baker's campaign mode is straight out of the national GOP playbook that looks to stoke up emotions without offering practical solutions.

Maybe he can ask the Herald's "Power Hitters" for some advice.

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