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Why are Massachusetts Democratic machine Doughboys so afraid of Marisa DeFranco? (#MA06)

Why are Massachusetts Democratic machine Doughboys so afraid of Marisa DeFranco? (#MA06)

and Doughgirls, too.

If you have not heard of Marisa DeFranco before, you probably think from the title that this post is about what Massachusetts liberals like to refer to as a Right Wing Extremist.

But no, Legal Insurrection readers have known for years that Marisa DeFranco is a true blue collar, real thing liberal from Massachusetts.  I prefer that any day to the sniveling snots.

The Democratic machine hates DeFranco because she was not afraid to call out Elizabeth Warren’s ethnic chicanery in 2012.  So at the party convention they kicked DeFranco off the primary ballot even though she had enough signatures to qualify, in order to clear the path for Warren.

In 2014, the Democratic machine is pretending that DeFranco doesn’t exist.

Even though she was, at the time, the only candidate to submit all the signatures needed in the primary to challenge incumbent Democrat John Tierney, the DCCC left her out of polling to make it seem like Tierney was a lock.  But they left in a male challenger.

The Democrat machine did it again when Nancy Pelosi came to town recently for a tour promoting women in Congress.  They gave Tierney the stage, but would not even acknowledge DeFranco’s presence to the audience.

Now a third dig, this time from The Boston Globe.  In a story about Pelosi’s women’s rights tour, the Globe left someone off the list of challengers to Tierney.  That would be … (drum roll) … Marisa DeFranco.

That led to a Letter to the Editor of The Globe which is succinct and makes the point, Globe, Pelosi overlook one strong woman candidate in Mass. (emphasis added):

RE MEGHAN E. Irons’ article about Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Boston (“Getting on equal footing,” Metro, June 3):

After reading the article I was left very disappointed by the fact that Marisa DeFranco, the Democratic congressional candidate for Massachusetts’ Sixth District, was not mentioned in the article. It was particularly disappointing to me that the article only mentioned the male Democratic candidates because the topic that the article covered was women’s economic and political progress.

I find it unsettling that an article about an event promoting women’s success has neglected to mention a woman candidate who has the support of many voters in the Sixth District. DeFranco is a strong candidate and deserves the same recognition as her male opponents.

Eralba Germenji


Seriously, what are the Massachusetts liberal Doughboys and Doughgirls afraid of?


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Sorry, have little to no sympathy for any liberal. Liberals don’t play fair; they play only to advance the “total government” message.


it sounds like Marisa de Franco is one of those liberals who is in fact honest… It seems to me that Democrats do not like honest people.

No surprise here. The MA Democrat Machine steams ahead, does what it wants with impunity, is supported blindly by the State-Controlled Media, changes the rules on an as-needed basis to favor those in power (recall how they changed the rule that the Governor picks the replacement if a US Senator leaves office or dies in office. When there was a possibility that Kerry would become VP, and Romney was in office, they changed the rule that the seat would be vacant until a special election. Then when Kennedy died in office, and a Democrat was Governor, they changed the rule back so that the Gov *could* appoint the replacement, at least until the special election). No shame. No honor. Warren fits right in.

TugboatPhil | June 12, 2014 at 9:58 pm

Is that a young, Professor Jacobson in the top picture??

DINORightMarie | June 12, 2014 at 10:12 pm

Wow. Warren and the MA Machine must really have a hate-on for this woman.

But she hasn’t quit, hasn’t given in, and sounds like she just might be able to get some votes – maybe even be a spoiler.


Pelosi is all about power. Party discipline is paramount in her value system. That Marissa is a fellow paison means nothing if she doesn’t toe the party line. Her parents were my high school classmates. Dad is a retired MD, Mom is a Nurse. I never had a clue about their political proclivities, but knew them as solid people. Marissa’s shabby treatment by the Dem establishment is disgusting to me.

Juba Doobai! | June 13, 2014 at 2:37 am

Sounds like Marisa De Franco might be a Camille Paglia liberal: speak the truth and damn the torpedoes.

Well, if ever she rethinks her politics, with her persistence, she could do some good on the Light side.

casualobserver | June 13, 2014 at 9:25 am

Can you really see much distinction between the Dems and the GOP when it comes to their respective political machines? DeFranco is to the Dems what any person who is attractive to the Tea Party is to the GOP machine.

If the Dems don’t like her you know she must be a great candidate!!!