Not a Liar … Just a Calculating Politico Hedging His Bets.

GomezTo paraphrase William Jefferson Clinton, ‘it depends on what the meaning of the word “support” is.’

Gabriel Gomez may  indeed not have lied about who he voted for in 2008. However, what he is really lying about is that he’s not a politician. The fact is he is parsing words words exactly like a typical politico that needs a GPS to find his “Political Private Parts.”

Here is Gomez contribution history.

2002 — Mitt Romney ………….$  100
2004 — Kerry Healey…………..$   75
2004 — Bush/Cheney …………$  250
2007 — Obama/ Biden…………$  230
2009 — Alan/Khazei …………..$ 1,000
2012 — Bruce Shuttleworth…..$  250
2012 — Romney/Ryan …………$ 2,500

So let’s pull together the history of Gomez’s comments on the subject.

I
When he appeared on MSNBC Hardball to talk about the anti-Obama “Swift Boat Type” video (in which he appeared), he mentioned his contribution to Obama. He said it was a matter of public record that he’d contributed to Obama. I think he may have challenged people to go look it up.   He said this to dispute that he had participated in the anti-Obama ad for political reasons. The implication clearly was that he supported Obama’s politics, but only opposed Obama for taking credit for getting Bin Laden. He didn’t say whether or not he voted for Obama in 2008, but he sure left it out there to be naturally extrapolated. Again, he was clearly doing this so as to appear objective and give credibility to his participation in the this anti-Obama video.

II
He tells the Boston Republican City Committee that he only donated to Obama at the request of a friend. But he said he voted for McCain. So he down played the contribution. The problem here is that know one followed up and asked: OK how do you explain away your contribution to Uber-Liberal Democrat Senate candidate, Alan Khazei the same year Scott Brown was running on the Republican side ?

III
During the first debate at Stonehill, he was asked who he voted for. He avoided mention of his contribution and said I voted for the Navy guy. Again, none of the panelists were smart enough to follow up asking him by asking about the Khazei contribution in 2009. For that matter he also contributed to Virginia Democrat Bruce Shuttleworth running for Congress in a 2012. Granted Shuttleworth was a fellow Navy veteran;  perhaps they even served together. Nonetheless, we have 3 consecutive contributions to Democrats. Two of them we know are extreme leftists.  So we have pattern here that is worth pressing Mr. Gomez on.

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Let us accept for the sake of argument that Gomez told the truth about contributing to Obama only to appease a friend. After all, our recent MA-GOP Chair used a similar rational to explain his contributions to Chuck Schumer and Deval Patrick. Then I would think that Mr. Gomez, a self-made millionaire, would have sufficient funds offset his contribution and then some by making a contribution to the Navy Guy he claims to have voted for!

Looking at Mr. Gomez’s history of contributions we see some contributions to Republicans early in the last decade. Then all of a sudden we see a most radical shift in the politics of those who chose to give money to. Then all of a sudden we see his biggest contribution on record going to Mitt Romney.

Judging from Mr. Gomez’s own words, we can almost assume that this 2012 contribution to Romney doesn’t represent a political “Metanoia”.  In fact, we read in his letter to Deval Patrick that Mr. Gomez offered to go to Washington as a Senator to fight for certain Obama policies. Not to mention the fact Gomez lavished Deval Patrick with praise.

Hence all this tells me is that despite Mr. Gomez’s insistence that he’s not the typical calculating politician, that is precisely what he is. His contribution to Romney in 2012 was to back up his performance in the anti-Obama video. Further, we have to ask if his participation in that project was not all about self-promotion. It’s pretty obvious that Mr. Gomez had his eye on an eventual run for office as a Republican. His contribution to Romney doesn’t represent his views, so much as it was covering his tracks. His letter to Patrick? Again self-promotion and more proof that he is a typical politico, which he so vehemently denies being. Gomez will say whatever he needs to say to further his political aspirations. What a surprise!

Mr. Gomez has a habit of hedging his bets. And that’s how he’s made his millions. He is a hedge fund operator. If he thinks a stock is gonna tank he goes short. If he thinks it’s going to go up, he buys long. Well that’s perfectly legal and fine when we’re talking about the stock market. But this sort of behavior will eventually catch up to you in the world of politics. For Mr. Gomez — eventually is now!

 

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9 thoughts on “Not a Liar … Just a Calculating Politico Hedging His Bets.

  1. Gomez gave a total of $500.oo to Bruce Shuttleworth – two (2) payments of $250.oo – on Feb 7th 2012 and again April 3rd 2012.

    He claims Shuttleworth – who ran as a Progressive Democrat ‘the Progressive Warriro’ – was ‘a foxhole buddy’.

    Problem for us is that there was a good Republican – Patrick Murray – in that race. End result is that liberal democrat Jim Moran was re-elected in the Virginia 8th.

    I’ve had enough fake republicans! This one is trying to be elected on a 2-word platform – ‘Navy SEAL’. After Kennedy, Kerry and Kerrey, – I’ve had enough phoney navy ‘heroes’ too!

    1. haole

      mike,you don’t pull any punches.

      let’s see if this is a o.k. with you !

      this is not sullivan’s first rodeo for the senate.
      back in the early part of the bush administration,
      mike sullivan had explored a run for the senate.

      of course he could not file the paper work with the federal election commission in a timely manner.of course you are hoping that he will be better second go around.

      i will save you the trouble of searching the fec.
      rfai failure to file mid year report 2002.

      if he can’t file paper work in a timely manner with the federal election commission,how can he be counted on to file bills in a timely manner ?

    2. haole

      forgot to include this little donation from sullivans campaign treasurer.

      paul moore steve grossman 500$ 2012.
      paul moore karyn polito 500$ 2010.

      too funny !

      1. John DiMascio

        Get you facts straight Haole — AKA P.B. who works for the Quincy Fire Department….

        The Paul Moore who gave to Steve Grossman and works Duane Morris LLP is not the same person that is managing Sullivan’s campaign.

        Look at the picture on Duane Morris website and compare it to Sullivan’s campaign manager’s next time. Learn to do some research. You’ve got plenty of time on your 72 hours off. Actually you have plenty of time while your sitting around the fire station collecting overtime!

  2. To Haole…

    I’m not at all sure what your point is…are you supporting one of the RiNOs – or one of the Dumocrats?

    Kerry was in the Senate for 28 years – and did NOTHING! Fat Teddy murdered his pregnant mistress – ‘nough said!

    Markey has been on our payroll for 40 [count them – FORTY] years – and done NOTHING.

    Lynch is a nice guy to have a beer with, but he is a UNION HACK all the way. Markey and Lynch will BOTH support Obama all-the-way!

    So if you have a POINT – make it – or quit wasting our time.

    1. haole

      my point mike was if you are going to judge gomez,a fellow veteran with such contempt.

      you must be o.k.with one of his opponents lack of following campaign laws.

      1. M.A.J.

        Wow, that’s really such a crime. Maybe Sullivan got few parking tickets Haole. They’re not so easy to fix when you’re not a municipal employee.

  3. John DiMascio

    @Mike, Mr. Haole supports whoever the MA-GOP puppet masters tell him to support. In this race he supports Mr. Gomez.

  4. @ Haole…

    I can only go with the fact that I KNOW – and my gut. Nothing about Mister Gomez rings any of my ‘fellow veteran’ bells.

    In fact, he rings ALL my John Kerry / Bob Kerrey bells – a complete phony. Still unexplained is why he got out – and why he didn’t find a Navy Reserve unit to serve with…

    I asked him that question specifically – after his stump speech where he said ‘I wanted to serve’ over and over again…

    His answer – rather curt – ‘I completed my obligation!’ So which is it,…did / does he want to SERVE,…or did he have an OBLIGATION…?

    My gut didn’t like his attitude or his answers. That may not be scientific, but my gut has saved many lives in its time, and I’m going with it.

    Sullivan by contrast is EASY to read!

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