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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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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.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Raimondo meltdown 2018

 It was a shocking week for Governor Gina Raimondo and her allies as both the Trump campaign and Progressives notched victories that threatened her political future. On Sunday night, challenger Matt Brown tore into Raimondo at the Democrat convention leaving her fit to be tied and in a full meltdown. Sources at the event say they have never seen Raimondo so angry as she screamed at her staff at the end of the night. 

President Trump and John DePetro

Brown stole the show and demonstrated he is neither afraid of "Queena" or intimidated by her and her political machine. Raimondo could not believe her staff let Brown mock her and become the story of the night. Friends of the Governor said she went off script and they had never her seen her unravel on what should have been a night of celebration. Tuesday saw a progressive unknown beat a Raimondo type democrat in New York, giving the socialist progressives more momentum. The Supreme Court ruled against Labor Unions stealing dues from it's members, dealing another blow to the democrat party. Trump and the Progressives are winning and Gina and the old style democrat party is fading. 

A Democrat source revealed polling numbers for Matt Brown continue to rise, while polling numbers for Raimondo continue to fall. Gina continues to proclaim that all is well yet democrats are starting to realize Matt Brown can beat her in the September primary. For election 2018, listen to the John DePetro Radio show.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Raimondo campaign sinking


The month of June is off to a roaring start as the Governor  Raimondo campaign is plunging faster then the 195 sinkhole. In a matter of 7 days, the 7th least popular Governor in the nation as been dealing with crisis of gigantic proportions. June was suppose to be the official kick-off of her reelection campaign but it has turned into a nightmare scenario for team Gina. Raimondo and her staff have made terrible sloppy mistakes which can not happen if you promise to run an efficient operation. If you don't have charisma in politics then you need to run as the candidate that "dot all the i's and cross all the t's."Right now, Raimondo has neither. Her defenders say," in person she is very likable" which is a code for poor approval numbers. Unless the Governor plans to meet with every voter in person, she seems better suited to run a condo board. The Titanic was called the "Queen of the Ocean" and right now the campaign of the  "Queen of Ocean State" is going under. Voters are tired of the endless self promotion and non-stop fundraising trips out of state. Certain members of the press note that Raimondo is "well thought of outside the state," but that is like the relatives who see a problem nephew or niece at the holidays and say the "kid seems great" while the parents are at the end of their rope.

Last week a sinkhole developed on 195 during the afternoon commute which became a commuter nightmare as DOT had to close the highway. Raimondo announced her dream for a 2nd term and unveiled a slick produced TV spot designed to pretend "Queena" has turned the state around. Friday began with Raimondo expressing her support for the new Pawsox stadium, admitting there was "risk to the state" which contradicted what the Speaker had said. News hit over the weekend of a massive screw-up at DHS resulting in a possible $24 million dollar email mistake. The Governor hid from the media all day Monday as the crisis worsened by the hour, finally to turn up at 6:20 Monday night  during the evening news. Where was the missing Raimondo all day? Campaigning at a senior center in North Providence. 

News continues to develop that apparently being hired by the state as "senior legal counsel" does not require one to actually be able to practice law in Rhode Island. Raimondo has no public events scheduled for the week but instead plans to head to NYC to collect even more campaign cash. The Projo reported "the Gov"has been out of state for 90 days campaigning around the country in the past 17 months, instead of fixing problems in Rhode Island. DHS has become a weekly reminder of incompetence from the administration going on 2 years. Handing out free tuition at CCRI, banning bump-stocks and being " a mom" is falling on deaf ears for anyone paying attention. Where is Brett Smiley? What is going on at DHS? Where is the bottom? Why are people hired as lawyers who cannot practice law? Who wants 4 more years of this? And now, here come the tolls! To find out what is really going on, tune into the John DePetro Radio show now at a new time and place on the dial.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The true missing Linc

 Linc Chafee made it official that he is not running for office and is he officially lost. It is hard to believe Chafee was actually the Governor of the state just 4 years ago when now he seems nothing more than Chris Young with a trust fund. The latest Chafee humiliation was deciding that although he was "95% there" in running for Senate, that he would skip the Senate  race. This was after Linc said he was "90%" looking at jumping into a Democrat primary against Governor Raimondo. 

The man who ran for President on the "metric system" is now officially dead in politics. It is an incredible fall from grace of someone who served in the Senate and then became Governor in 2010. Now Chafee is reduced to a bumbling fool who holds up the line at the deli because he can't decide what type of soup he wants for lunch. He has no party, no base support and no agenda or theme. The man who was polling at 1% of the Democrat vote running for President has become a walking punch line in the political world. Chafee has never recovered from his "Holiday tree" fiasco and never will. Linc treated making a decision on running for Governor or the U.S. Senate like it is was a casual decision that changed by the day. Chafee has also become nasty towards anyone currently holding office, revising history to make himself seem like an individual who always delivered.

 The Linc surrounded himself with lightweights who could never make changes or improvements. Now he floats around like a tourist lost in a strange land. Listen to the John DePetro Radio show now at a new time and place on the dial.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Will Matt Brown tear Raimondo down?

 Game on. Progressive Matt Brown has Governor Gina Raimondo rattled with his challenge to her in the Democrat primary for Governor. This could be a rematch of "Bernie vs. Hillary" and we know how that turned out in Rhode Island with Sanders crushing Clinton and the party faithful back in April of 2016. Matt Brown is smart, likable and not involved with Smith Hill corruption like Raimondo. Sources say team Raimondo has 30 PAID staffers already in the field canvassing  for new voters with more than 6 months to go before the election. 

The Raimondo campaign plan to spend huge money on an organized ground game in a manner that Rhode Island has never seen. They are not waiting for the polls to open on election day but instead plan to secure ballots in the weeks leading up to the election. Sources say Raimondo is a "nervous wreck" behind the scenes and snaps at any staffer who delivers bad news. Polls show that close to 65% of the state want "anybody but Gina" and the arrogant Raimondo is tired of trying to sell herself to the voters. 

Raimondo won in 2014 with just 40% of the vote but cannot get above 38% in current polls. President Trump continues to see his approval ratings climb and the first female governor watches as her ratings go down. Raimondo has high negatives and a primary against Matt Brown will only cause her negatives to rise. 

Matt Brown will watch his numbers climb as Raimondo will watch her numbers decline. Follow campaign 2018 on the John DePetro Radio show, new time and new place on the dial.