GOP is being manipulated

GOP is being manipulated

There are 15 comments on the Nashoba Publishing story from Sep 3, 2010, titled GOP is being manipulated. In it, Nashoba Publishing reports that:

Several months ago Nashoba Publishing reported on an "open forum" given by the Republican Town Committee in Ayer.

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Amy

Bedford, MA

#1 Sep 4, 2010
Hmm, vote for Sam because he has no organization??? Just becuase we should feel bad for him? Great idea!! Then he can get crushed by Niki because he has no staff, no campaign manager, no field directors and no money. Love the way you think.
Ayer votes

Roslindale, MA

#2 Sep 4, 2010
The " Ayer TOWN comittee" the "Shirely Republican TOWN Comittee" one was supost to be an "open forum" the other was supost to be a "fundraiser"! The "Rock the Vote" rally we all know how I feel about that, as I said before we don't need any more sneaky politicians!
Ayer votes

Roslindale, MA

#3 Sep 4, 2010
Sorry Committee

Since: Feb 10

Newtonville, MA

#4 Sep 4, 2010
As someone who collected signatures for Sam and walked in three parades and in fact volunteering for him today, there is organization. If there was no organization, how did Sam Meas get over 4000 certified signatures while Golnik obtained only 2300? Even Weaver and Shapiro collected more then Golnik.

Sam has an office, he has staff. They may not be veterans, but they are motivated and enthusiastic. According to the news article today, Golniks money came from a loan to himself. Sam as of recently also has used his personal funds. Both Golnik and Meas have had trouble raising money, both have equally raised the same amount from other donors.

Renee Aste
Lowell Massachusetts
Renee

Bedford, MA

#5 Sep 4, 2010
Renee,

He got over 4,000 because he had a team of people. 4 great hard workers. They were his Campaign Manager, Media Director and two Field Directors. All four of those people have quit Sam's campaign due to Sam's non-stop negative attacks and lack of character.

Since: Feb 10

Newtonville, MA

#6 Sep 4, 2010
"Renee",

Greg Page was the field director for Sam Meas, but he was called full-time into the National Gaurd in the spring. Two young men (Patrick & Calvin), who I knew as volunteers went over the Golnik campaign for compensation. I have to admit it feels awkward, it was Calvin that took a picture of me and my children with Sam at the Lowell Tea Party.

There are no 'non-stop neative attacks' from Sam. The only negatively is from the press regarding Golnik's total absence of voting and failure to disclose an arrest to his supporters at the beginning of his campaign. Those are not an issue for the candidates, but they are issues for the voters. It seems Golnik's campaign is oblivious how Niki Tsongas' strong base will use it against him, if he does happen to win the primary. It won't be a non-issue for them.

Also there were many many volunteers for Sam, many more then four. I can attest with truth and honesty to that.

On the other hand I've been contacted through facebook with false personas with anti-meas propoganga, ie. Tom Beaver, including one Facebook profile falsely identifying themselves as 'iron mike' from rabid republican.

As for Amy and 'Renee', this is exactly how the GOP is manipulating the public online. They write anonymous and false statements, no one can hold them accountable to their negative attacks against Sam Meas on behalf of the Golnik campaign.

I will hold myself accountable to the words I write, as has Jeffery Wallens.

Renee Aste
Lowell Massachusetts
Renee

Bedford, MA

#7 Sep 4, 2010
Again you are wrong and avoid the facts.

FACT-- from march through July there were ONLY TWO paid staffers for the Meas Campaign, and you call them "volunteers"??

FACT-- He has NO campaign manager!! No campaign can be successful without one!!

FACT-- According to the latest FEC filing Meas is $21,664 in DEBT!!!

FACT-- He has no chance vs Niki Tsongas

Since: Feb 10

Newtonville, MA

#8 Sep 5, 2010
"Renee",

Really? If so true, use your real name and location. I think we are referencing differing people here in terms of staff and volunteers for Sam. I have no idea who was on the pay roll, but I remember it pretty clear from Greg Page telling me that Calvin was unpaid when he started to help out in April.

Anyways from the most recent article in the Lowell, it makes clear that Sam and Jon equally are having trouble raising money and it is only Golnik personal fortune that is keeping the Golnik campaign afloat.

I think it is a shame overall, that NO republican can raise money. Not even Golnik. Overall how strong are republicans in general in the 5th district? At least Sam Meas is getting a lot positive buzz with the national articles written about him and his campaign. It's something to build upon after the election for fund-raising purposes, what does Golnik personally have for fund-raising? You can't win simply 'not being Niki Tsongas', especially with two strikes against you.

Nationwide there are people rooting for Sam to win!

I know myself, with four children and with my husband having a decrease in pay for sometime last year, all I can really give the Sam Meas campaign is my volunteering. I really consider Sam Meas a role model for my children, but my husband and I, like everyone else, simply do not having thousands of dollars sitting around to give to political candidates.

Back in April 24, when it became public through the media that of Golnik's complete lack of voting. There was a good comment in Topix about candidates overall.

http://www.topix.com/forum/us/republican/TU6M...

"This should be a wakeup call to all Republican and Independent candidates for High Office.

If you have anything in the closet, anything that may be considered negative, or anything that can be used against you. TELL IT NOW. Even if you don’t, people will make stuff up.

Once the nomination is won, there will be smear people that will expose all your warts. The SEIU, the Democratic Congressional Committee, the Nikki Tsongas Committee, every whacko Liberal group and most importantly the Boston Globe, will leave no stone unturned to make sure you don’t get elected. They will spend millions.

You will have week after week of Op-Eds from the Boston Globe, to take any possible vote from you.
The Globe has continually left no stone unturned to make sure only Democrats are elected. They smeared Mitt Romney, they even did story after story, about how bad Scott Brown was, and he was Mr. Clean

The Globe did article after article to get John McCain the nomination, They did this to make sure Romney couldn’t win New Hampshire. Once McCain got the nomination he was demonized article after article, op-ed after op-ed. This is how they play the game and its big money to them.

So Republicans, if you really want to win, you better get Mister Clean, because it will be open season on Republicans after the Primaries.
That’s just the way it is in Massachusetts.
Nikki is a goner, unless we nominate a person that has problems.

Not Voting and AIG are just a small part of what they will use on Golnik or whoever."

Renee Aste
Lowell Massachusetts

Since: Feb 10

Newtonville, MA

#9 Sep 5, 2010
Since it is obvious that I have the ear of the Golnik campaign, I think I may point out another thing or two.

I reiterate I think it is a shame the republican candidates can't raise money. As example Tom Weaver, who is a otherwise a great candidate along with Sam Meas, but haven't even raised enough to be concerned with FEC filings.

Golnik's latest flaw isn't as much as the DUI, but how he handled it. It's pretty clear from the police report he admitted to smoking pot and as evident with rolling papers found in his pocket. I understand why he would plea out to the drunk driving to avoid the pot charge, because as in the statement written by his lawyer he would lose his job. I completely understand.

But this is now, I rather have Golnik admit to the pot rather then make the claim that the police 'made it up'. It doesn't bode well with the public that a political candidate basically calling the police liars. That doesn't bode well with those who carry respect to law enforcement.

THIRD STRIKE

The sole argument in this thread by Amy and 'Renee' is that because Golnik has the personal finances to pay for a staff, and that is the only qualification to run for office. For having a personal staff, Golnik couldn't raised significantly more then Sam Meas. There is more to just having money. Ask Martha Coakley. Job Golnik is Niki Tsongas' Martha Coakley. The Golnik campaign apparently is so arrogant that they will win, despite all of the unresolved issues Golnik personally has himself.

Renee Aste
Lowell Massachusetts
oooppps

Netherlands

#10 Sep 5, 2010
you 9 people caught supporting the unsupportable

http://sammeasisunelectable.blogspot.com/
Groton Voter

Brookline, NH

#11 Sep 5, 2010
Boy what a silly letter. Golnik, Meas, Weaver and Shapiro were all there and were complimentary of each other for energizing the Massachusetts Republican party. Sheila Harrington accepted an invitation (which could have helped her chances if she actually showed up) and then blew the event off because her pals at Nashoba Publications told her they were not going to give it any press coverage and Ms. Harrington is very uncomfortable in an un-scripted venue.
Volunteer

Westford, MA

#13 Sep 6, 2010
Renee Aste wrote:
Since it is obvious that I have the ear of the Golnik campaign, I think I may point out another thing or two.
I reiterate I think it is a shame the republican candidates can't raise money. As example Tom Weaver, who is a otherwise a great candidate along with Sam Meas, but haven't even raised enough to be concerned with FEC filings.
Golnik's latest flaw isn't as much as the DUI, but how he handled it. It's pretty clear from the police report he admitted to smoking pot and as evident with rolling papers found in his pocket. I understand why he would plea out to the drunk driving to avoid the pot charge, because as in the statement written by his lawyer he would lose his job. I completely understand.
But this is now, I rather have Golnik admit to the pot rather then make the claim that the police 'made it up'. It doesn't bode well with the public that a political candidate basically calling the police liars. That doesn't bode well with those who carry respect to law enforcement.
THIRD STRIKE
The sole argument in this thread by Amy and 'Renee' is that because Golnik has the personal finances to pay for a staff, and that is the only qualification to run for office. For having a personal staff, Golnik couldn't raised significantly more then Sam Meas. There is more to just having money. Ask Martha Coakley. Job Golnik is Niki Tsongas' Martha Coakley. The Golnik campaign apparently is so arrogant that they will win, despite all of the unresolved issues Golnik personally has himself.
Renee Aste
Lowell Massachusetts
It's pretty clear that they hear you, Renee. They're just not listening. As a democrat friend of mine said the other day, "Oh, just let the Republicans rip each other apart". Jon's hired guns are shooting themselves and the Party in the foot.
Mike Farquhar

Tempe, AZ

#15 Sep 9, 2010
Here is what they hear from kool-aid drinking Rene

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Sam Meas is getting caught in the lie that is his life story. It will be coming to a paper near you.

Jeffrey Wallens is a nasty little Groton resident and also a voting Democrat in almost every state wide primary...Guess who's sign he has in his front yard...hint it ain't anyone of the republican congressional candidates, and god forbid when someone makes statements boardering on criminal allegations, this paepr would "fact check"

http://sammeasisunelectable.blogspot.com/
Shirley RTC Chairman

Jacksonville, FL

#16 Sep 13, 2010
All candidates had equal time to answer each question at the open forum which can be viewed at www.shirleyrtc.org Also each candidate had 2 signs on display at the entrance to the Cigar and Scotch Social. In addition the Sam Meas held a standout at the entrance to the Devens Grill. No one candidate was favored over the other. All had equal billing and a great time. JEFFREY WALLENS needs to stop drinking kool-aid and take his medication.
Ayer votes

Charlestown, MA

#17 Sep 13, 2010
Shirley RTC Chairman wrote:
All candidates had equal time to answer each question at the open forum which can be viewed at www.shirleyrtc.org Also each candidate had 2 signs on display at the entrance to the Cigar and Scotch Social. In addition the Sam Meas held a standout at the entrance to the Devens Grill. No one candidate was favored over the other. All had equal billing and a great time. JEFFREY WALLENS needs to stop drinking kool-aid and take his medication.
this artical is about the AYER forum, it was run by Beverly Schultz BIG sullivan fan and she was the moderator. A vote for sullivan will get us another egotistic politician.

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