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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Will Rhode Island forgive Queena Raimondo?

Is it over? Can Rhode Island Governor " Queena Tollmondo" recover from her latest disaster? Team Raimondo continues to prove themselves as a bunch of incompetent buffoons who would have trouble patching a small pothole. Even among Raimondo loyalists, there is a growing feeling of uneasy regarding the political future of an individual once seen as ready for the national stage. Every Raimondo project seems to turn into a fiasco with the UHIP rollout being the biggest failure to date. Queena seemed a shell of herself at the " I apologize" press conference, a long way from when she was the new governor getting lunch  with President Obama. How long did it take her to figure out Liz Roberts was the wrong person for the job? What sane leader would hire Brett Smiley as chief of staff? It took two years for her to realize Joy Fox was a clown.  There are no "cranes in the sky" and President Trump would love to flip Rhode Island to a GOP governor in 2018. Things are bad when even Clay Pell won't rule out a rematch against Raimondo in a September 2018 primary. If Clay can take Uber and get the progressive vote, Pell has proven he can raise the money. Meanwhile, the Speaker just sits back, laughs and watches as Raimondo goes into a political death spiral of one mistake after another. Several Democrat insiders confide they believe Raimondo even hurt Hillary statewide in the November election and now Queena has become even more of a toxic force. How do you run for another term when your approval rating is below 30%?  How would the public react if she attempted to host a town hall style gathering? For all the latest, listen to the John DePetro show weekdays now from 1:00-5:00 pm on 1540 AM, and follow DePetro.com.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Rhode Island Democrat Town " Brawl"

Where have you gone Joe Garrahy? With seething anger and disgust not seen since the state banking crisis, the Rhode Island Democrat congressional delegation attempted to hold a "Town Hall" which turned into a standing room only "mob" of 900 socialists and Elizabeth Warren supporters that screamed for over 90 minutes in the auditorium at East Providence high school. On stage were Senator Jack Reed, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressmen Cicilline and Langevin. In an unprecedented display of anger at members of their own party, the crowd yelled against President Trump and threatened the senators to just " vote no" on everything Trump. One woman screamed at Whitehouse over "rule 19" and his silence regarding Elizabeth Warren. One man demanded Senator Reed begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump. Speaker after speaker identified themselves as members of the " Rhode Island Socialist Party," or the " Providence Socialist Party." The crowd booed when the senators tried to explain they must follow the constitution and the rule of law. One by one, the crowd would proceed to the microphone and demand Reed and Whitehouse remove Trump due to the "crisis" happening in the country. One speaker demanded they stop federal funding for the 6/10 connector and halt more money for infrastructure. Senator Reed explained money is needed to keep our roads and bridges from falling down or highways from collapsing. Some in the crowd demanded weekly meetings be held with the public until President Trump is removed from office. This was not the "1025 club" crowd of Rhode Island  Democrats, but more of a delusional crowd of " Occupy Wall Street" socialists on steroids. To their credit, the delegation kept their cool.

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 It was hard to discern was this was an all Democrat delegation facing a room of democrat constituents. In one dramatic emotional moment, Senator Reed told the crowd that at age 17 he enlisted in the army and swore to follow and uphold the laws of the United States. One arrogant participant challenged Reed to force Trump to resign so they could start the " National Unity Party."  Follow the latest right here on DePetro.com and listen to the John DePetro show afternoons from 1:00-5:00 pm on 1540 AM.

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