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Monday, August 20, 2018

Raimondo lost the Pawsox and Rhode Island wants to lose Raimondo

Raimondo Campaign

The legacy of Governor Gina Raimondo will be the Governor who drove Benny's out of business and lost the Pawtucket Red Sox. Raimondo has been an unmitigated disaster as Governor of Rhode Island and will not see another four years on Smith Hill after the November election. You read it here first. In what could only be described as a combination of incompetence mixed with arrogance, Raimondo was exposed as an ineffective buffoon who was caught completely off guard by the Pawsox gang.  The Governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker laughed at the notion Raimondo would " go down swinging" trying to save the deal to keep the Pawsox in Pawtucket, as she was too busy campaigning to even find out what was going on.  

 How weak is the Governor of Rhode Island? Gina is still trying to fight off Progressive Matt Brown and was too afraid to even mention the name " Speaker Mattiello" at her pathetic Friday night press conference. Sources confirm Mattiello instructed the Raimondo team " not to mention his name" and Raimondo sheepishly went along. What a spineless, gutless jellyfish who only talks tough when it is politically convenient. Raimondo will go down in history as a governor "worse then Chafee" and we did not think that was possible.  The Raimondo poll numbers keep going down as the campaign has shifted into full fledged panic mode. Raimondo lost the Pawsox! McCoy will be the new version of where a place "use to be." 

The roads are a mess, tolls are up, UHIP is now costing close to $700 million and businesses are leaving the state. Sources say the Pawsox owners had nothing good to say about Raimondo who they described as "weak and useless."Sources also say the  Pawsox owners described the Speaker as " slimy as they come and not a guy you want to do business with." This time and there no "handshakes and hugs." Raimondo and Mattiello are two elected leaders who are not ready for prime-time. To find out what is really happening in the state, listen to the John DePetro Radio Show.

Monday, August 13, 2018

The 2018 Rhode Island Republican Gubernatorial Debate on the John DePetro Radio Show


The 2018 Rhode Island Republican Gubernatorial Debate will be broadcast live on the John DePetro Radio Show on Friday August 31, 2018 from 12:noon-1:p.m. featuring Giovanni Feroce, Allan Fung and Patricia Morgan. The John DePetro Show is heard weekdays from 11:a.m-2:p.m. on AM 1380 and 99.9 FM and also WNRI.com. The debate will be commercial free and moderated by nationally known radio talk host John DePetro. The debate will also be streamed on Facebook Live on the John DePetro Facebook page.  All media are welcome to cover the only debate featuring all three candidates. The debate can also be heard on the Simple Radio ,Tune-In radio apps and also listen on Google or Alexa by searching "WNRI." 

John DePetro 

John DePetro has moderated over 15 political debates including the 2010 Gubernatorial debate between Lincoln Chafee, John Robitaille, Ken Block and Frank Caprio. DePetro also moderated the U.S. Senate debate between Lincoln Chafee and Bob Weygand, the GOP primary debate between Jim Bennett and Don Carcieri, and the Gubernatorial debate between Don Carcieri and Myrth York. DePetro has been named "Best Talk Show" by the Associated Press several times and was voted "Best Talk Show" by the readers of Rhode Island Monthly in 2014. In 2017, John DePetro was the first and the only New England radio host ever skyped into a White House press briefing. In 2004 DePetro broadcast from the Democrat convention in Boston and the  Republican convention in New York City. John DePetro is the only member of the Rhode Island media who has interviewed four U.S. Presidents( President Bush, President Clinton, President Obama and President Trump.) DePetro has appeared numerous times on  MSNBC, CNN, HLN and Fox News Channel including both the Sean Hannity show and Bill O'Reilly. For more debate updates, follow DePetro.com.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Have Rhode Island voters become "ABG": Anyone but Gina?

cars all over the state

The murmurs, whispers and complaints are becoming louder and louder all over the Ocean state. Rhode Islanders have always had endless debates on whether it is better to live on the "East Bay or the West Bay," "Newport or Narragansett" in the summer, and "PC or URI" in college hoop. Although people in Rhode Island don't always agree on much, everyone seems to becoming united on a common theme for the election in November of "ABG" or "anybody but Gina.

 No matter where you go or who you speak with the same message is repeated of "ABG." Governor Gina Raimondo has become the most polarizing figure in the state since Joe Mollicone, and Mollicone was hated. Despite her endless message of how great things are, people do not like her and want her out. People seem more eager to vote against Gina rather than excited to vote for another candidate. There is no question that "Queena" is a brilliant individual who has succeeded at very high levels of academic achievement and in business. The First Gentleman seems like a swell guy and her two children seem adorable. Raimondo has made a name for herself on a national level and has raised the bar on how to raise money in ways the state has never seen. Then what is the problem? It all seems to stem that from the beginning of her becoming Governor, it was all about Gina, not the people of the state. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker talks about what is best for Massachusetts, yet Raimondo only seems to talk about what is best for "Gina." "ABG" is real and not going away. Chafee proved to be an imbecile and a national joke, but Raimondo was suppose to be different as a Democrat who would work with business and improve the business climate.  It never happened. The Raimondo staff were arrogant and acted like Smith Hill was beneath them. Who dare challenge her in a primary? A Progressive who is giving her a run for the money.  Matt Brown continues to climb in the polls and even Republicans are cheering him on when he goes on the attack.


Can Gina win in November? "Goodbye Neighbor" and see you later? The only factor voters seem to mention is her campaign war chest, as opposed to how much people want her around for another term. Even her own party is against her as the Projo reported on the dirty dealings of the Speaker and his crew. For the latest on campaign 2018, listen to the John DePetro show.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Are Illegals working in Rhode Island identified as "misclassified employees?"

 Hard to believe but true. The following information was obtained by DePetro.com through access to public records. The following documents how J.S. construction, who was caught with "29 misclassified employees" by the Department of Labor and Training, had to pay the workers plus a fine. What is incredible is each worker is payed $750 by J.S. construction, and $750 (per worker) is paid as a fine to DLT. Take a look at the names on the list. No " Joe Smiths." Sources tell us all 29 are illegals. There is no mention of citizenship status or if ICE was contacted. How much of this is going on? What is a "misclassified employee?" Is it a non-union worker? Are there illegals who are members of the unions? Crime pays in the sanctuary state. For the latest on the Rhode Island invasion, follow DePetro.com.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

What happened to the Rhode Island State Police?

the trooper who "lost" the Carnevale tapes.

 Raimondo strikes again. Under the Raimondo "Reign of Error" more damage has been done to a well respected Rhode Island institution, with the state troopers becoming the "keystone cops' of the state. The state police were at one time regarded as one of the finest law enforcement agencies around with incredible credentials. 

not even in uniform

Under Colonel Ann Assumpico, the troopers have become a very sloppy operation. Does anyone truly believe the troopers "lost" 1400 hours of surveillance tape of former Rep John Carnevale? The working theory is that favors were called in to make the tapes disappear. Let's see if another trooper gets rewarded with a $100,000 job as soon as they hit the magic year of 25. Back in November, a trooper had his cruiser stolen by a criminal on RT 146, resulting in the shooting death of an unarmed man. Not much has been reported on the "no bid emergency diversity training" that went to Chicago political operatives in exchange for donations to Raimondo from the Chicago crowd. 

The main reason for the downfall is the incompetent Chief Ann Assumpico, who is nothing more than a puppet for Raimondo. Assumpico is rarely seen and seems unable to conduct basic media interviews. As much as Queena has destroyed UHIP, her lasting legacy will be one of compromising the integrity of the state police. To find out what is really going on in Rhode Island, listen to the John DePetro Radio show.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

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John DePetro :" all you illegals, head for the border!"

Governor Raimondo announces "greetings from beach meetings"


The Gov is ready to mingle with the little people. Governor Gina Raimondo has brought back "beach campaigning" in the form of "beach meetings" during work hours( http://turnto10.com/politics/rhode-island-governor-to-hold-office-hours-at-the-beach-07-14-2018). Gina may get an earful since Rhode Islanders have been complaining louder than ever this year about the failed "carry on,carry home"  trash policy of people expected to drag their dirty trash home with them in a plastic garbage bag. 

Raimondo finds herself  in the political fight of her life as her Progressive primary challenger Matt Brown continues to gain ground on the fundraising queen. It seems a little "tone deaf" for the Gov to hang at the beach while UHIP remains a mess, a new state police screw up, she is neck deep in a "pay to play" scheme, and CNBC ranks the state the 5th worst in the nation to do business.  Gina is desperate to try and connect with voters, even if it means in the seaweed and sand. Raimondo keeps watching her polling numbers go down and a feeling of "ABG"(anybody but Gina) seems to be the mood of  2018. Raimondo has become the most hated politician the state has seen since Governor Sundlun closed the credit unions. 

The clock is ticking on what could be the final months of the Raimondo "Reign of error." The real show will be during the debates when Gina will be forced to defend her failure as governor and relentless fundraising. Listen to the John DePetro Radio show for the latest on Campaign 2018.