When the opposition party doesn't oppose, they take away a line of attack from GOP candidates. This was very evident in a wide ranging debate between Korey Welch and Rhonda Nyman on WATD. During the debate, Welch, a Republican, made an issue of Nyman's vote for a bloated out of control budget. Here response? It can't be that bad, all but four Republicans voted for it.
To recap, this budget is the highest budget ever in the history of the Commonwealth. It has millions of dollars of spending for illegal immigrants. It doesn't fix the structural problems with this state. But hey all but four GOPers voted for it, so it must be good.
It is past time for the Republican Party in Massachusetts to offer an alternative vision of governance.