Charlie Baker unmasked in yet another terrible week
Was this the week that Gov. Charlie Baker was finally … unmasked?
It was yet another terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week for the man variously known as “Charlie Parker” (as President Biden calls him) or “Gov. Bacon” (as Sen. Ed Markey calls him). But he may have hit rock bottom on Friday when he went out and said this:
“Go visit your favorite restaurant. Go out, give back, enjoy and smile.”
Amazing. The guy whose crackpot lockdowns destroyed perhaps 40% of the commonwealth’s restaurants now officially declares himself the pitchman for the industry he singlehandedly wrecked.
Reminds you of the old story about the kid who murdered his parents and then threw himself on the mercy of the court as an orphan.
As Bacon announced his plans to resurrect the bankrupt restaurants, he flashed an unhinged, serial-killer-like grin on his face.
“We want to continue to help them go back to where they were, once upon a time.”
Before he decided to shut them all down, he forgot to add — for no good reason, as it turns out.
But that ill-advised press conference wasn’t the only disaster for Charlie this week.
His hack-infested Registry of Motor Vehicles suffered another website breakdown on one of the busiest days of the month.
On Friday another state, Connecticut, pulled the plug on his latest madcap grift to wreck the regional economy — the Transportation Climate Initiative, or TCI.
Under the TCI, which is down to two of the original 13 states, Baker proposes to raise the state gas tax from 24 cents to perhaps as high as 62 cents a gallon, under the same kind of dictatorial executive orders he used to such catastrophic effect on the hospitality industry.
His fundraising continues to crater, with him reeling in $3,432.80 last month, from all of six donors, with $2,000 provided by top moneybags of his shady lieutenant governor, Karyn “Pay to Play” Polito. (The Ciminis of Nashua, New Hampshire, have given Polito $28,000 over the years.)
But perhaps the worst news for Charlie this week was the unraveling of the COVID-19 fairy tale, with the collapse of the story lines of both his favorite hack bureaucrat, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and his most beloved foreign country, Red China.
For those of you who’ve forgotten (and Parker certainly hopes you have), he spent most of the last year tying his own faded star to Fauci’s.
They’re simpatico — career bureaucrats, legends in their own minds who never want to hear the other side of the story, any story.
Last year, at the height of the Panic, Fauci and Baker both had bobble-head dolls celebrating their, uh, heroism. A third stalwart of the Panic was likewise honored with his own bobblehead: Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Birds of a feather flock together … in this case at nursing homes.
As for Baker, at his endless press conferences, he often invoked the wisdom of his octogenarian mentor Fauci. Baker seemed to hang on Fauci’s every pronouncement on the Sunday-morning Democrat agitprop chat shows:
“I go back to what Fauci said over the weekend … I’m with Dr. Fauci on that one … Dr. Fauci said something interesting the other day … I view him as probably one of the most credible people on this issue.”
In retrospect, after the release of his emails, on which issues exactly was Fauci credible?
Masks? Asymptomatic spread? Vaccinations? Booster shots? Shutting down schools? How the virus actually originated? He’s been all over the lot on every one of those issues.
In gratitude for Bacon’s perpetual fluffing, Fauci responded with his own slobbering praise for the governor who still maintains the third highest death rate in the U.S.:
“(Massachusetts) has done a really good job. … You’re dealing with a city and a state that has really done a very good job with a governor who understands the situation. … He understands the situation, he understands it both from the public-health standpoint, from the scientific standpoint …”
The 76 dead veterans at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home could not be reached for comment.
As poorly as Parker’s hero-worship of Fauci has aged, even more appalling was his slavish praise for China, which it now appears totally covered up the origins of the virus.
You may recall (and again Charlie hopes you don’t) how in April 2020 he was able to secure a million or so masks (that we now know Fauci was saying privately were worthless) from the communists.
When the masks arrived, on the Patriots’ plane, Baker was close to tears. He lathered obsequious praise on a dictatorship that has herded much of its Muslim Uyghur population into concentration camps.
“This was a collaboration between US and Chinese governments … The minister of foreign affairs in China was extremely helpful … I want to extend my sincerest gratitude to our partners and there were among many Ambassador Huang Ping, Chinese ambassador out of New York … our partners on the ground in China … I always want to thank the People’s Republic of China for going to the lengths they went to …”
Thanks ever so much, China! Does the phrase “useful idiot” come to mind?
One final question:
How did the governor get even six people to donate to his bust-out campaign last month?