If you have a Patch.com site in your community, you may have noticed that diaries about door knocking for Democratic Candidates have started showing up. If the exchange witnessed, a week or so ago, on the Barnstable Patch is indicative of the effort, the institutional corruption in the Democratic Party of Massachusetts is being taught at a young age. Lying about your true self gets instilled and protected by the leaders of the Democratic party.
On July 10, 2012 a paid intern with the Democratic Party, Natalie Boyle, wrote a "DemDoors Diary" for the Barnstable Patch. Talking about her experience of going door to door for corruption Democratic candidates. What is the problem there, you might ask. The problem is the Democratic Party apparatus purported her to be a volunteer for the Democratic Party.
Last weekend, Massachusetts Democrats hit the streets of Barnstable to knock on doors and connect with our neighbors. Natalie Boyle was one of those grassroots volunteers and filed this report:
I know that canvassing can change the outcome in elections. I know that the best way to contact voters is through direct interactions, but it took me a few times canvassing to gain the confidence and enthusiasm to get beyond the goal of gathering data.
The problem is, she isn't a volunteer. She's a paid employee of the Massachusetts Democratic Party. The party used her to show volunteer activity, where there was possibly none. Kevin Franck, the spokesperson for the Massachusetts Democratic Party, was called on it in the comments, and continued to stonewall.
Kevin Franck got into an argument with a commenter M. Sweeney. The commenter merely stated correctly that Ms. Boyle is not a volunteer but a paid employee through the Moakley Intern PRogram of the Democratic Party. Franck has removed most of his comments from the thread save this one:
Massachusetts Democratic Party
11:07 am on Tuesday, July 10, 2012
There's nothing deceptive in this post, M. Sweeney. We all have our own political points of view, but I don't think it's fair to try to deny folks their right to express themselves just because you disagree with them.
Franck continued, in posts that were removed to argue with Sweeney that the person was not a paid employee, but a volunteer. The truth came out and the Patch changed the article.
The intern got a valuable lesson in Massachusetts Democratic politics as part of her internship. It doesn't matter if you tell the whole truth, or cut corners as a member of the Massachusetts Democratic Party. The Party lied about her being a volunteer and continued to stonewall about it until proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that she was a paid employee.
Its an interesting look at the genesis of the institutionalizing of corruption in the Democratic Party, the institutionalizing that has brought you three felonious Speakers of the House and may within a few weeks bring you the fourth indictment.